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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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91-100 of 145 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. Speaking for Animals

    Animal Autobiographical Writing

    Edited by Margo DeMello

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    For thousands of years, in the myths and folktales of people around the world, animals have spoken in human tongues. Western and non-Western literary and folkloric traditions are filled with both speaking animals, some of whom even narrate or write their own autobiographies. Animals speak, famously...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Global Justice Activism and Policy Reform in Europe

    Understanding When Change Happens

    Edited by Peter Utting, Mario Pianta, Anne Ellersiek

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Civil society activism around issues of global justice has proliferated in Europe during the past two decades. Has such contestation and advocacy made a difference? This book examines whether and how the organizations, networks and campaigns involved have attained their policy objectives in the...

    Published October 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Club Cultures

    Boundaries, Identities and Otherness

    By Silvia Rief

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores contemporary club and dance cultures as a manifestation of aesthetic and prosthetic forms of life. Rief addresses the questions of how practices of clubbing help cultivate particular forms of reflexivity and modes of experience, and how these shape new devices for reconfiguring...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Challenging Hegemonic Masculinity

    By Richard Howson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the past twenty years there has been a growing interest in the issues surrounding men and masculinity. Driven primarily by the second-wave feminist critique of the legitimacy or hegemony of masculine practice and culture, the hegemony of men in social spheres such as the family, law, and the...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Love, Heterosexuality and Society

    By Paul Johnson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Heterosexuality is a largely ‘silent’ set of practices and identities – it is assumed to be everywhere and yet often remains unnamed and unexplored. Despite recent changes in the theoretical understanding and representation of sexuality, heterosexuality continues to be socially normative. Forging...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Youth in Contemporary Europe

    Edited by Jeremy Leaman, Martha Wörsching

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the everyday living conditions experienced and also shaped by young people in Europe. Contributors reflect on the current context of economic, social and political change affecting youth in the critical transition from dependence to independence. The volume provides the...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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