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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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61-70 of 142 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. The Marketing of War in the Age of Neo-Militarism

    Edited by Kostas Gouliamos, Christos Kassimeris

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The post-9/11 era and the overall impact of international terrorism have generated much debate regarding the role of military apparatus in modern society. This book assesses the inherent meaning of the militarization from a critical, interdisciplinary perspective. Against the background of...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Online Gaming in Context

    The social and cultural significance of online games

    Edited by Garry Crawford, Victoria K Gosling, Ben Light

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    There is little question of the social, cultural and economic importance of video games in the world today, with gaming now rivalling the movie and music sectors as a major leisure industry and pastime. The significance of video games within our everyday lives has certainly been increased and...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Cities of Culture

    A Global Perspective

    By Deborah Stevenson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Irish Insanity

    1800–2000

    Edited by Damien Brennan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The national public asylum system in Ireland was established during the early nineteenth century and continued to operate up to the close of the twentieth century. These asylums / mental hospitals were a significant physical and social feature of Irish communities. They were used intensively and...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Emotion and Social Structures

    The Affective Foundations of Social Order

    By Christian von Scheve

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The past decades have seen significant advances in the sociological understanding of human emotion. Sociology has shown how culture and society shape our emotions and how emotions contribute to micro- and macro-social processes. At the same time, the behavioral sciences have made progress in...

    Published July 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Undocumented Workers' Transitions

    Legal Status, Migration, and Work in Europe

    By Sonia McKay, Eugenia Markova, Anna Paraskevopoulou

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores how immigration laws, while aimed at discouraging undocumented migration, actually sustain it. It documents the circumstances that have caused previously documented migrants to become undocumented and explores the impact of their changing status on their families and on their own...

    Published June 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Children in Crisis

    Ethnographic Studies in International Contexts

    Edited by Manata Hashemi, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This volume brings together ethnographers conducting research on children living in crisis situations in both developing and developed regions, taking a cross-cultural approach that spans different cities in the global North and South to provide insight and analyses into the lifeworlds of their...

    Published June 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Digital Divide

    The Internet and Social Inequality in International Perspective

    Edited by Massimo Ragnedda, Glenn W. Muschert

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of inequality and the stratification of the digital sphere. Grounded in classical sociological theories of inequality, as well as empirical evidence, this book defines ‘the digital divide’ as the unequal access and utility of internet...

    Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Longings and Limits of Global Citizenship Education

    The Moral Pedagogy of Schooling in a Cosmopolitan Age

    By Jeffrey S. Dill

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    As the world seemingly gets smaller and smaller, schools around the globe are focusing their attention on expanding the consciousness and competencies of their students to prepare them for the conditions of globalization. Global citizenship education is rapidly growing in popularity because it...

    Published June 4th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Racism, Governance, and Public Policy

    Beyond Human Rights

    By Katy Sian, Ian Law, S. Sayyid

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book presents a new framing of policy debates on the question of racism through a discursive critique of contemporary issues and contexts, drawing on a program of new European research carried out between 2010 and 2013, with a central focus on the UK. This includes analysis of the discursive...

    Published June 3rd 2013 by Routledge