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New Approaches in Sociology

Studies in Social Inequality, Social Change, and Social Justice

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  1. The Everyday Lives of Sex Workers in the Netherlands

    By Katherine Gregory

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    This ethnographic account details the experiences of migrant and transgendered streetwalkers, and window prostitutes in The Netherlands. Through the in-depth interviews and observations, the author explores the meaning sex-workers give to their work and personal lives....

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. If I Only Had a Brain

    Deconstructing Brain Injury

    By Mark Sherry

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    This book offers a rich, insider's viewpoint of the lived experience of brain injury. Sherry, a survivor of brain injury himself, uses a cross-disciplinary theoretical approach (drawing upon the social and medical models of disability and combining them with lessons from feminism, queer theory,...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Suppression of Dissent

    How the State and Mass Media Squelch USAmerican Social Movements

    By Jules Boykoff

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    Despite longstanding traditions of tolerance, inclusion, and democracy in the United States, dissident citizens and social movements have experienced significant and sustained - although often subtle and difficult-to observe - suppression in this country. Using mechanism-based social-movement...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Gender Trouble Makers

    Education and Empowerment in Nepal

    By Jennifer Rothchild

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    International development efforts aimed at improving girls’ lives and education have been well-intended, somewhat effective, but ultimately short-sighted and incomplete. This is because international development efforts often operate under a reductive understanding of the term 'gender' and how it...

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Rice Plus

    Widows and Economic Survival in Rural Cambodia

    By Susan H. Lee

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Are We Thinking Straight?

    The Politics of Straightness in a Lesbian and Gay Social Movement Organization

    By Daniel K. Cortese

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    This book highlights the strategic deployment of a straight identity by an LGBT organization. Cortese explores the ways in which activists strategically use a "straight" identity as a social movement tool in order to successfully achieve the movement objectives....

    Published June 18th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Praxis and Politics

    Knowledge Production in Social Movements

    By Janet M. Conway

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    Praxis and Politics explores the knowledge arising from activist praxis and its significance for reimagining radical and democratic politics. It is based on five years of direct involvement in the Toronto-based Metro Network for Social Justice and their work in coalition building,...

    Published March 18th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Talking Back to Psychiatry

    The Psychiatric Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

    By Linda J. Morrison

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    Linda Morrison brings the voices and issues of a little-known, complex social movement to the attention of sociologists, mental health professionals, and the general public. The members of this social movement work to gain voice for their own experience, to raise consciousness of injustice and...

    Published October 28th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Between Worlds

    Deaf Women, Work and Intersections of Gender and Ability

    By Cheryl G. Najarian

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    The purpose of this book is to illustrate the struggles of Deaf women as they negotiate their family, educational, and work lives. This study demonstrates how these women resist and overcome the various obstacles that are put before them as well as how they work to negotiate their identities as...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Linking Activism

    Ecology, Social Justice, and Education for Social Change

    By Morgan Gardner

    Series: New Approaches in Sociology

    This book, a unique examination of the activist striving to work for more holistic social change, creates a conceptual framework to give visibility to the complexity of activist practice that spans environmental and social justice concerns....

    Published April 3rd 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Queer Inclusion in the United Methodist Church
    By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    To Be Published December 1st 2015

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