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Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Understanding European Movements

    New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest

    Edited by Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    European social movements have been central to European history, politics, society and culture, and have had a global reach and impact. Yet they have rarely been taken on their own terms in the English-language literature, considered rather as counterpoints to the US experience. This has been...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Religion and Social Problems

    Edited by Titus Hjelm

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Although students and scholars of social problems have often acknowledged the role of religion, no thorough examinations of the relation between the two have emerged. This volume fills this gap by providing a definitive work on the role of religion in assessing, constructing, and solving social...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. National Policy-Making

    Domestication of Global Trends

    Edited by Pertti Alasuutari, Ali Qadir

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Notions of social change are often divided into local versus international. But what actually happens at the national level—where policies are ultimately made and implemented—when policy-making is interdependent worldwide? How do policy-makers take into account the prior choices of other countries?...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory

    From Individualization to Globalization in Japan Today

    Edited by Anthony Elliott, Masataka Katagiri, Atsushi Sawai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory breaks new ground in providing a detailed, systematic appraisal of the major traditions of social theory prominent in Japan today – from theories of identity and individualization to globalization studies. The volume introduces readers...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology

    Putting the “Institution” Back in Institutional Analysis

    By Seth Abrutyn

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    There may not be a concept so central to sociology, yet so vaguely defined in its contemporary usages, than institution. In Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology, Abrutyn takes an in-depth look at what institutions are by returning to some of the insights of classical theorists like Max Weber...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Tocqueville's Virus: Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought
    By Mark Featherstone
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  2. Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia
    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  3. Atoms, Bytes and Genes: Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses
    By Martin W. Bauer
    To Be Published November 3rd 2014
  4. Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking
    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuo─člu
    To Be Published November 6th 2014
  5. Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America: Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality
    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer
    To Be Published November 17th 2014
  6. Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics
    By John Michael Roberts
    To Be Published November 24th 2014
  7. Reproductive Tourism in the United States: Creating Family in the Mother Country
    By Lauren Jade Martin
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  8. Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities: Beyond the Usual Distinctions
    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino
    To Be Published December 21st 2014
  9. The Re-Use of Urban Ruins: Atmospheric Inquiries of the City
    By Hanna Katharina Göbel
    To Be Published December 22nd 2014
  10. Researching the Powerful: Public Sociology in Action
    Edited by David Miller, Lucy Brown, William Dinan, Ludek Stavinoha
    To Be Published January 14th 2015

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