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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. Globalization and Transformations of Social Inequality

    Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social inequality is a worldwide phenomenon. Globalization has exacerbated and alleviated inequality over the past twenty-five years. This volume offers analytical and comparative insights from current case studies of social inequality in more than ten countries within all the major regions of the...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity

    By Eduardo de la Fuente

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the first decade of the twentieth-century, many composers rejected the principles of tonality and regular beat. This signaled a dramatic challenge to the rationalist and linear conceptions of music that had existed in the West since the Renaissance. The ‘break with tonality’, Neo-Classicism,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The American Surfer

    Radical Culture and Capitalism

    By Kristin Lawler

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The image of surfing is everywhere in American popular culture – films, novels, television shows, magazines, newspaper articles, music, and especially advertisements. In this book, Kristin Lawler examines the surfer, one of the most significant and enduring archetypes in American popular culture,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Sociology, Religion and Grace

    By Arpad Szakolczai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Grace is a central concept of theology, while the term also has a wide range of meanings in many fields. For the first time in book format, the sociology of grace (or enchantment) is comprehensively explained in detail, with fascinating results. The author’s writings on this topic take...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Legislating Creativity

    The Intersections of Art and Politics

    By Dustin Kidd

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Formal and Informal Work

    The Hidden Work Regime in Europe

    Edited by Birgit Pfau-Effinger, Lluis Flaquer, Per H. Jensen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Informal work – family care, voluntary work, and undeclared or unregulated work – is a critical form of labor in today’s economy, yet remains underanalyzed and examined. This volume develops a comprehensive conceptual framework of informal work and analyses systematically the relationship of formal...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Bourdieu's Politics

    Problems and Possiblities

    By Jeremy F. Lane

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the last decade of his career, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu became involved in a series of high-profile political interventions, defending the cause of striking students and workers, speaking out in the name of illegal immigrants, the homeless and the unemployed, challenging the...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. After the Bell

    Family Background, Public Policy and Educational Success

    Edited by Karen Albright, Dalton Conley

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the publication of the Coleman report in the US many decades ago, it has been widely accepted that the evidence that schools are marginal in the grand scheme of academic achievement is conclusive. Despite this, educational policy across the world remains focused almost exclusively on...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies

    By Christian Fuchs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies lays down foundations for the analysis of media, information, and information technology in 21st century information society, as well as introducing the theoretical and empirical tools necessary for the critical study of media and...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages

    By David C. Kraemer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores the history of Jewish eating and Jewish identity, from the Bible to the present. The lessons of this book rest squarely on the much-quoted insight: 'you are what you eat.' But this book goes beyond that simple truism to recognise that you are not only what you eat, but also how,...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Tocqueville's Virus: Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought
    By Mark Featherstone
    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  2. Language, Identity and Conflict: A Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia
    By Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  3. Atoms, Bytes and Genes: Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses
    By Martin W. Bauer
    To Be Published November 4th 2014
  4. Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking
    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuo─člu
    To Be Published November 7th 2014
  5. Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America: Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality
    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer
    To Be Published November 18th 2014
  6. Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics
    By John Michael Roberts
    To Be Published November 25th 2014
  7. Reproductive Tourism in the United States: Creating Family in the Mother Country
    By Lauren Jade Martin
    To Be Published December 18th 2014
  8. Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities: Beyond the Usual Distinctions
    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino
    To Be Published December 22nd 2014
  9. The Re-Use of Urban Ruins: Atmospheric Inquiries of the City
    By Hanna Katharina Göbel
    To Be Published December 23rd 2014
  10. Researching the Powerful: Public Sociology in Action
    Edited by David Miller, Lucy Brown, William Dinan, Ludek Stavinoha
    To Be Published January 15th 2015

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