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  1. Understanding European Movements

    New Social Movements, Global Justice Struggles, Anti-Austerity Protest

    Edited by Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Laurence Cox

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    European social movements have been central to European history, politics, society and culture, and have had a global reach and impact. Yet they have rarely been taken on their own terms in the English-language literature, considered rather as counterpoints to the US experience. This has been...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Religion and Social Problems

    Edited by Titus Hjelm

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Although students and scholars of social problems have often acknowledged the role of religion, no thorough examinations of the relation between the two have emerged. This volume fills this gap by providing a definitive work on the role of religion in assessing, constructing, and solving social...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. National Policy-Making

    Domestication of Global Trends

    Edited by Pertti Alasuutari, Ali Qadir

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Notions of social change are often divided into local versus international. But what actually happens at the national level—where policies are ultimately made and implemented—when policy-making is interdependent worldwide? How do policy-makers take into account the prior choices of other countries?...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory

    From Individualization to Globalization in Japan Today

    Edited by Anthony Elliott, Masataka Katagiri, Atsushi Sawai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory breaks new ground in providing a detailed, systematic appraisal of the major traditions of social theory prominent in Japan today – from theories of identity and individualization to globalization studies. The volume introduces readers...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology

    Putting the “Institution” Back in Institutional Analysis

    By Seth Abrutyn

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    There may not be a concept so central to sociology, yet so vaguely defined in its contemporary usages, than institution. In Revisiting Institutionalism in Sociology, Abrutyn takes an in-depth look at what institutions are by returning to some of the insights of classical theorists like Max Weber...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Social Capital and Its Institutional Contingency

    A Study of the United States, China and Taiwan

    Edited by Nan Lin, Yang-chih Fu, Chih-jou Jay Chen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This volume is a collection of original studies based on one of the first research programs on comparative analysis of social capital. Data are drawn from national representative samples of the United States, China and Taiwan. The three societies selected for study allow the examination of how...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge