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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Interpreting Human Rights

    Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Rhiannon Morgan, Bryan Turner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In recent decades, human rights have come to occupy an apparently unshakable position as a key and pervasive feature of contemporary global public culture. At the same time, human rights have become a central focus of research in the social sciences, embracing distinctive analytical and empirical...

    Published March 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Sex Research and Sex Therapy

    A Sociological Analysis of Masters and Johnson

    By Ross Morrow

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Gynaecologist William Howell Masters and psychologist Virginia Eshelman Johnson pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s. This book examines their influential scientific sex...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Changing Relationships

    Edited by Malcolm Brynin, John Ermisch

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Some relationships are within the family -- such as between parents and children, grandparents and children and between siblings -- while others are between friends. In some cases, these distinctions are blurred (Are short-term partners family members? Are family members seen as such when...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Cultural Significance of the Child Star

    By Jane Catherine O'Connor

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The child star is an iconic figure in Western society representing a growing cultural trend which idolises, castigates and fetishises the image of the perfect, innocent and beautiful child. In this book, Jane O’Connor explores the paradoxical status of the child star who is both adored and reviled...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge