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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 155 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. The Challenges of Being a Rural Gay Man

    Coping with Stigma

    By Deborah Bray Preston, Anthony R. D'Augelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Gay men often face struggles in the conservative world of rural life, due to the pervasive social stigmas associated with homosexuality and the lack of anonymity in a small-town setting. In this book, Preston and D’Augelli present the results of in-depth interviews and surveys with rural gay men,...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cultural Capital, Identity, and Social Mobility

    The Life Course of Working-Class University Graduates

    By Mick Matthys

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This qualitative study explores the meaning of working-class origin in the life and career of university graduates. Social transition from a working-class background to a middle-class milieu results in loyalty conflicts and communication barriers. The lack of social and cultural capital and the...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Capitalism

    A Companion to Marx’s Economy Critique

    By Johan Fornäs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the most complete, accurate and accessible presentation of Karl Marx’s theory of capitalism to date, Johan Fornäs presents a guide for anyone who wants to understand how today’s crisis-ridden society has emerged and is able to sustain and intensify its own deep inner contradictions. Capitalism...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies

    Edited by Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    “It is simply too much” is a common complaint of the modern age. This book looks at how people and institutions deal with overflow - of information, consumption or choices. The essays explore the ways in which notions of overflow – framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Rise of Critical Animal Studies

    From the Margins to the Centre

    Edited by Nik Taylor, Richard Twine

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    As the scholarly and interdisciplinary study of human/animal relations becomes crucial to the urgent questions of our time, notably in relation to environmental crisis, this collection explores the inner tensions within the relatively new and broad field of animal studies. This provides a platform...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Vision and Society

    Towards a Sociology and Anthropology from Art

    By John Clammer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Vision and Society is an attempt to show that it is possible to go beyond a sociology of art to the more ambitious possibility of a sociology from art. This book develops a theory of the relationship of the visual and the social and illustrates these with comparative examples from around the world....

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Companion to Life Course Studies

    The Social and Historical Context of the British Birth Cohort Studies

    Edited by Michael E.J. Wadsworth, John Bynner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the end of the Second World War, society has been characterised by rapid and extensive political, economic, scientific, and technological change. Opportunities for education, employment, human relations, and good health, have all been greatly affected by those changes, as have all aspects of...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge