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Routledge Advances in Sociology

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  1. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry

    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    (Sub)Urban Sexscapes brings together a collection of theoretically-informed and empirically rich case studies from internationally renowned and emerging scholars highlighting the contemporary and historical geographies and regulation of the commercial sex industry. Contributions in this edited...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Opening the Black Box

    The Work of Watching

    By Gavin J. D. Smith

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are a prominent, if increasingly familiar, feature of urbanism. They symbolize the faith that spatial authorities place in technical interventions for the treatment of social problems. CCTV was principally introduced to sterilize municipalities, to govern...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Advances in Biographical Methods

    Creative Applications

    Edited by Maggie O’Neill, Brian Roberts, Andrew Sparkes

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a ‘life story’ and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical secondary and archival research and analysis - as well as multi-media, arts based...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry

    Edited by Sarah Pink, Dylan Tutt, Andrew Dainty

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The construction industry as a workplace is commonly seen as problematic for a number of reasons, including its worrying health and safety record, the instability of its workforce, and the poorly regulated nature of the sector. It is surprising therefore, that the sector and its working practices...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Youth, Arts, and Education

    Reassembling Subjectivity through Affect

    By Anna Hickey-Moody

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How are the arts important in young people’s lives? Youth, Arts and Education offers a groundbreaking theory of arts education. Anna Hickey-Moody explores how the arts are ways of belonging, resisting, being governed and being heard. Through examples from the United Kingdom and Australia, Anna...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sustainable Practices

    Social Theory and Climate Change

    Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Nicola Spurling

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Climate change is widely agreed to be one the greatest challenges facing society today. Mitigating and adapting to it is certain to require new ways of living. Thus far efforts to promote less resource-intensive habits and routines have centred on typically limited understandings of individual...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Migration in the 21st Century

    Political Economy and Ethnography

    Edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber, Winnie Lem

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited collection focuses on global migration in its inter-regional, international and transnational variants, and argues that contemporary migration scholarship is significantly advanced both within anthropology and beyond it when ethnography is theoretically engaged to grapple with the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Gender Roles in Ireland

    Three Decades of Attitude Change

    By Margret Fine-Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Gender Roles in Ireland: three decades of attitude change documents changing attitudes toward the role of women in Ireland from 1975 to 2005, a key period of social change in this society. The book presents replicated measures from four separate surveys carried out over three decades. These cover a...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. From Globalization to World Society

    Neo-Institutional and Systems-Theoretical Perspectives

    Edited by Boris Holzer, Fatima Kastner, Tobias Werron

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the 1970s, various sociological approaches have tried to understand and conceptualize "the global," yet few of them have systematically addressed the full spectrum of social relationships. Prominent exponents of the global approach - such as world systems analysis - instead have focused on...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Migrant Professionals in the City

    Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities

    Edited by Lars Meier

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The migration of professionals is widely seen as a paradigmatic representation and a driver of globalization. The global elite of highly qualified migrants—managers and scientists, for example—are partly defined by their lives’ mobility. But their everyday lives are based and take place in specific...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge