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  1. Deconstructing Flexicurity and Developing Alternative Approaches

    Towards New Concepts and Approaches for Employment and Social Policy

    Edited by Maarten Keune, Amparo Serrano

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In recent years, the concept of flexicurity has come to occupy a central place in political and academic debates regarding employment and social policy. It fosters a view in which the need for continuously increasing flexibility is the basic assumption, and the understanding of security...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Religious Ritual

    Theoretical approaches and innovations

    Edited by John P. Hoffmann

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Although numerous studies of religious rituals have been conducted by religious studies scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists, it is rare to find a work that brings scholars from different disciplines together to discuss the similarities and differences in their research. This...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Agency without Actors?

    New Approaches to Collective Action

    Edited by Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Birgit Peuker, Michael Schillmeier

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The question of agency is a key issue in social theory and research. The discourse of human agency as an effect of social relations is deeply intertwined with the history of sociological thought. However, in most recent discussions the role of non-humans gains a substantial impact concerning agency...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ulrich Beck

    An Introduction to the Theory of Second Modernity and the Risk Society

    By Mads P. Sørensen, Allan Christiansen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the 1980s, Ulrich Beck has worked extensively on his theories of second modernity and the risk society. In Ulrich Beck, Mads P. Sørensen and Allan Christiansen provide an extensive and thorough introduction to the German sociologist’s collected works. The book covers his sociology of work,...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Call Centers and the Global Division of Labor

    A Political Economy of Post-Industrial Employment and Union Organizing

    By Andrew J.R. Stevens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Call centers have come, in the last three decades, to define the interaction between corporations, governments, and other institutions and their respective customers, citizens, and members. The offshoring and outsourcing of call center employment, part of the larger information technology and...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Academic Capitalism

    Universities in the Global Struggle for Excellence

    By Richard Münch

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book investigates the intensifying struggle for excellence between universities in a globalized academic field. The rise of the entrepreneurial university and academic capitalism are superimposing themselves on the competition of scientists for progress of knowledge and recognition by the...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Meanings of Europe

    Changes and Exchanges of a Contested Concept

    Edited by Claudia Wiesner, Meike Schmidt-Gleim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    What is Europe? What are the contents of the concept of Europe? And what defines European identity? Instead of only asking these classical questions, this volume also explores who asks these questions, and who is addressed with such questions. Who answers the questions, from which standpoints...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Between Islam and the American Dream

    An Immigrant Muslim Community in Post-9/11 America

    By Yuting Wang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Based on a three-year ethnographic study of a steadily growing suburban Muslim immigrant congregation in Midwest America, this book examines the micro-processes through which a group of Muslim immigrants from diverse backgrounds negotiate multiple identities while seeking to become part of American...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Immigrant Life in the US

    Multi-disciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Donna R. Gabaccia, Colin Wayne Leach

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Immigrant Life in the U.S. brings together scholars from across the disciplines to examine diverse examples of immigration to the paradigmatic 'nation of immigrants'. The volume covers a wide range of time periods, ethnic and national groups, and places of immigration. Contemporary Chinese children...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Self-care

    Embodiment, Personal Autonomy and the Shaping of Health Consciousness

    By Christopher Ziguras

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the widespread cultural and political consequences of the proliferation of popular health advice. It provides a key theoretical contribution to the sociological study of health and embodiment by illuminating the processes of social change that have transformed how individuals...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge