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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. Generation, Discourse, and Social Change

    By Karen R. Foster

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Just what is a generation? And why, if at all, does it matter? This book asks what generation means to ordinary people, arguing that generation is real and it matters, but not in the ways that we think. Generations are not groups of people who can be categorized and attributed with static,...

    Published January 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Eastern European Immigrant Families

    By Mihaela Robila

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Immigration from Eastern Europe to the United States has grown significantly in the last few decades. While Asian and Latin American immigrations have been central to the discourse of migration to the US, the rapid growth of Eastern European immigrants has received insufficient attention. Robila...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Life Course Perspectives on Military Service

    Edited by Janet M. Wilmoth, Andrew S. London

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited volume provides a comprehensive and critical review of what we know about military service and the life course, what we don’t know, and what we need to do to better understand the role of military service in shaping people's lives. It demonstrates that the military, like colleges and...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Capitalist Personality

    Face-to-Face Sociality and Economic Change in the Post-Communist World

    By Christopher S. Swader

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Modern capitalism favors values that undermine our face-to-face bonds with friends and family members. Focusing on the post-communist world, and comparing it to more "developed" societies, this book reveals the mixed effects of capitalist culture on interpersonal relationships. While most observers...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Sociology of the Visual Sphere

    Edited by Regev Nathansohn, Dennis Zuev

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This collection of original articles deals with two intertwined general questions: what is the visual sphere, and what are the means by which we can study it sociologically? These questions serve as the logic for dividing the book into two sections, the first ("Visualizing the Social, Sociologizing...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Culture of Enterprise in Neoliberalism

    Specters of Entrepreneurship

    By Tomas Marttila

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book provides an empirical study of the increasing importance of the concept of the entrepreneur in the context of the neoliberal cultural paradigm. Using the theoretical framework of the post-structural discourse theory and methods of qualitative discourse analysis, the book describes the...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context

    Edited by Frane Adam, Hans Westlund

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Innovation - the process of obtaining, understanding, applying, transforming, managing and transferring knowledge - is a result of human collaboration, but it has become an increasingly complex process, with a growing number of interacting parties involved. Lack of innovation is not necessarily...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Speaking for Animals

    Animal Autobiographical Writing

    Edited by Margo DeMello

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    For thousands of years, in the myths and folktales of people around the world, animals have spoken in human tongues. Western and non-Western literary and folkloric traditions are filled with both speaking animals, some of whom even narrate or write their own autobiographies. Animals speak, famously...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Global Justice Activism and Policy Reform in Europe

    Understanding When Change Happens

    Edited by Peter Utting, Mario Pianta, Anne Ellersiek

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Civil society activism around issues of global justice has proliferated in Europe during the past two decades. Has such contestation and advocacy made a difference? This book examines whether and how the organizations, networks and campaigns involved have attained their policy objectives in the...

    Published October 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Club Cultures

    Boundaries, Identities and Otherness

    By Silvia Rief

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores contemporary club and dance cultures as a manifestation of aesthetic and prosthetic forms of life. Rief addresses the questions of how practices of clubbing help cultivate particular forms of reflexivity and modes of experience, and how these shape new devices for reconfiguring...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge