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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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1-10 of 142 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America

    Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality

    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Concerns about immigration and the rising visibility of minorities have triggered a lively scholarly debate on the consequences of ethnic diversity for trust, cooperation, and other aspects of social cohesion. In this accessibly written volume, leading scholars explore where, when, and why ethnic...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuo─člu

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Human trafficking has become one of the most spoken-of problems of our day, and fighting it has grown into a multi-million-dollar project sector. This book is about how we all come to name various exploitative migratory experiences "human trafficking" and how we build a consensus on how to counter...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry

    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    (Sub)Urban Sexscapes brings together a collection of theoretically-informed and empirically rich case studies from internationally renowned and emerging scholars highlighting the contemporary and historical geographies and regulation of the commercial sex industry. Contributions in this edited...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Opening the Black Box

    The Work of Watching

    By Gavin J. D. Smith

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are a prominent, if increasingly familiar, feature of urbanism. They symbolize the faith that spatial authorities place in technical interventions for the treatment of social problems. CCTV was principally introduced to sterilize municipalities, to govern...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Advances in Biographical Methods

    Creative Applications

    Edited by Maggie O’Neill, Brian Roberts, Andrew Sparkes

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a ‘life story’ and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical secondary and archival research and analysis - as well as multi-media, arts based...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry

    Edited by Sarah Pink, Dylan Tutt, Andrew Dainty

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The construction industry as a workplace is commonly seen as problematic for a number of reasons, including its worrying health and safety record, the instability of its workforce, and the poorly regulated nature of the sector. It is surprising therefore, that the sector and its working practices...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Youth, Arts, and Education

    Reassembling Subjectivity through Affect

    By Anna Hickey-Moody

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How are the arts important in young people’s lives? Youth, Arts and Education offers a groundbreaking theory of arts education. Anna Hickey-Moody explores how the arts are ways of belonging, resisting, being governed and being heard. Through examples from the United Kingdom and Australia, Anna...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sustainable Practices

    Social Theory and Climate Change

    Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Nicola Spurling

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Climate change is widely agreed to be one the greatest challenges facing society today. Mitigating and adapting to it is certain to require new ways of living. Thus far efforts to promote less resource-intensive habits and routines have centred on typically limited understandings of individual...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge