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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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41-50 of 135 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. Media Bias in Reporting Social Research?

    The Case of Reviewing Ethnic Inequalities in Education

    By Martyn Hammersley

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In recent years, the importance of disseminating the findings of social research has been given increased emphasis. The most effective way in which this can be done is via the mass media. However, there are frequent complaints that media coverage of social and educational research is very limited...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Hybrid Media Culture

    Sensing Place in a World of Flows

    Edited by Simon Lindgren

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The distinction between online and offline realities is becoming more and more difficult to sustain. As computer-mediated communication evolves and as interaction becomes more and more dependent on the Internet, social, cultural, and political aspects begin to get caught and entangled in the web of...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Centers and Peripheries in Knowledge Production

    By Leandro Rodriguez Medina

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the circulation of knowledge within globalization, focusing on the differences between centers and peripheries of knowledge production in the social sciences. It explores not only how knowledge is appropriated in peripheral fields but also how foreign ideas shape those...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere

    Edited by Gerard Delanty, Liana Giorgi, Monica Sassatelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere provides the first major social scientific study of these festivals in the wake of their explosion in popularity over the past decade. It explores the cultural significance of contemporary arts festivals from their location within the cultural public sphere,...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Migrant Marginality

    A Transnational Perspective

    Edited by Philip Kretsedemas, Jorge Capetillo-Ponce, Glenn Jacobs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This edited book uses migrant marginality to problematize several different aspects of global migration. It examines how many different societies have defined their national identities, cultural values and terms of political membership through (and in opposition to) constructions of migrants and...

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Understanding Aging and Diversity

    Theories and Concepts

    By Patricia Kolb

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world will affect our lives and the life of each person we know. The changes will result in...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Marketing of War in the Age of Neo-Militarism

    Edited by Kostas Gouliamos, Christos Kassimeris

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The post-9/11 era and the overall impact of international terrorism have generated much debate regarding the role of military apparatus in modern society. This book assesses the inherent meaning of the militarization from a critical, interdisciplinary perspective. Against the background of...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Online Gaming in Context

    The social and cultural significance of online games

    Edited by Garry Crawford, Victoria K Gosling, Ben Light

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    There is little question of the social, cultural and economic importance of video games in the world today, with gaming now rivalling the movie and music sectors as a major leisure industry and pastime. The significance of video games within our everyday lives has certainly been increased and...

    Published July 28th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Cities of Culture

    A Global Perspective

    By Deborah Stevenson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging...

    Published July 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Irish Insanity

    1800–2000

    Edited by Damien Brennan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The national public asylum system in Ireland was established during the early nineteenth century and continued to operate up to the close of the twentieth century. These asylums / mental hospitals were a significant physical and social feature of Irish communities. They were used intensively and...

    Published July 16th 2013 by Routledge