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Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

Series Editor: Valerie Jenness, Jodi Obrien, Doug Hartmann

This innovative series is for all readers interested in books that provide frameworks for making sense of the complexities of contemporary social life. Each of the books in this series uses a sociological lens to provide current critical and analytical perspectives on significant social issues, patterns and trends. The series consists of books that integrate the best ideas in sociological thought with an aim toward public education and engagement. These books are designed for use in the classroom as well as for scholars and socially curious general readers.

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1-10 of 23 results in Contemporary Sociological Perspectives
  1. Sociological Perspectives on Sport

    The Games Outside the Games

    Edited by David Karen, Robert E. Washington

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games seeks not only to inform students about the sports world but also to offer them analytical skills and the application of theoretical perspectives that deepen their awareness and understanding of social processes linking sports to the...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gender Circuits

    Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Shapiro

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    The new edition of Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies...

    Published February 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Migration, Incorporation, and Change in an Interconnected World

    By Syed Ali, Doug Hartmann

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Written in engaging and approachable prose, Migration, Incorporation, and Change in an Interconnected World covers the bulk of material a student needs to get a good sense of the empirical and theoretical trends in the field of migration studies, while being short enough that professors can easily...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?

    Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Transforming Scholarship

    Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World, 2nd Edition

    By Michele Tracy Berger, Cheryl L Radeloff

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Transforming Scholarship is a user-friendly work of practical guidance and inspiration for supporting a student's interest in a Women's Studies degree. Berger and Radeloff use empirical evidence to help students with the major barriers they face when exploring Women's Studies: the negative response...

    Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Social Statistics

    Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results, 2nd Edition

    By Thomas J. Linneman

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Many fundamentally important decisions about our social life are a function of how well we understand and analyze DATA. This sounds so obvious but it is so misunderstood. Social statisticians struggle with this problem in their teaching constantly. This book and its approach is the ally and support...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Deviance

    Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

    By Tammy L. Anderson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology] First, in 12 separate sections, she...

    Published January 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Religion in Today’s World

    Global Issues, Sociological Perspectives

    By Melissa M. Wilcox

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Religion is a major force in contemporary society. It is also one of the least understood social and political influences on individuals and communities. In this innovative collection of original essays and classic readings, experts explore the significance of contemporary religiosity: as a source...

    Published December 6th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Surviving Dictatorship

    A Work of Visual Sociology

    By Jacqueline Adams

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochet’s Chile. It focuses on...

    Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Social Worlds of Imagination
    By Chandra Mukerji
    To Be Published January 2nd 2016

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