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  1. From Globalization to World Society

    Neo-Institutional and Systems-Theoretical Perspectives

    Edited by Boris Holzer, Fatima Kastner, Tobias Werron

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the 1970s, various sociological approaches have tried to understand and conceptualize "the global," yet few of them have systematically addressed the full spectrum of social relationships. Prominent exponents of the global approach - such as world systems analysis - instead have focused on...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Social Networks and Music Worlds

    Edited by Nick Crossley, Siobhan McAndrew, Paul Widdop

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds, introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by...

    Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields

    Concepts and Applications

    Edited by Mathieu Hilgers, Eric Mangez

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Migrant Professionals in the City

    Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities

    Edited by Lars Meier

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The migration of professionals is widely seen as a paradigmatic representation and a driver of globalization. The global elite of highly qualified migrants—managers and scientists, for example—are partly defined by their lives’ mobility. But their everyday lives are based and take place in specific...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Global Management, Local Resistances

    Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

    Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global management and local resistances in all major world regions during the last years. It seeks...

    Published August 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Punk Rock and the Politics of Place

    Building a Better Tomorrow

    By Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Political Inequality in an Age of Democracy

    Cross-national Perspectives

    Edited by Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The world has witnessed the creation of new democracies and the maturing of old ones. Yet, everywhere there is democracy, there is also political inequality. Voices of everyday folk struggle to be heard; often, they keep silent. Governments respond mostly to the influential and the already...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Transformative Capacity of New Technologies

    A Theory of Sociotechnical Change

    By Ulrich Dolata

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Scientific concepts on the co-evolution of technology and society, as well as recent sociotechnical system approaches, focus on the general interrelations between technology, socioeconomic structures, and institutions. Their aim is to study and explain processes and modes of technological change....

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Socioeconomic Outcomes of the Global Financial Crisis

    Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

    Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book originates from a comparative research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on socioeconomic outcomes of the global financial crisis in all major world regions during...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context

    Edited by Andrew E. Scharlach, Kazumi Hoshino

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context examines two emerging trends facing countries throughout the world: population aging and population diversity. It makes a unique contribution to our understanding of these timely issues by examining their implications for healthy aging, a topic of increasing...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge