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  1. Social Sustainability

    A Multilevel Approach to Social Inclusion

    Edited by Veronica Dujon, Jesse Dillard, Eileen M. Brennan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How can we raise the standard of living of the world’s poor and maintain high levels of social health and well-being in the developed world, while simultaneously reducing the environmental damage wrought by human activity? The social dimension of sustainability is becoming recognized as a necessary...

    Published April 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Changing Gay Male Identities

    By Andrew J. Cooper

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    As the world changes, so sexual identities are changing. In a context of globalisation, mass communication and technological advances, individuals find themselves able to make lifestyle choices in new and different ways. In this increasingly confusing world, sociologists have argued that identities...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Globalization and Transformations of Local Socioeconomic Practices

    Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This innovative volume provides a comprehensive overview of the transformation of socio-economic practices in the global economy. The contributors offer analytical and comparative insights at the world level, with regard to the current socio-economic practices as well as an assessment of the...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Institutionalization of Social Welfare

    A Study of Medicalizing Management

    By Mikael Holmqvist

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Today most countries rely on formally organized welfare programs - in some cases to the extent that they are labeled "welfare states". These programs, which have been constructed over the last decades, make up a larger national and international system of good intentions. Overall, it appears...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Perspectives on Genetic Discrimination

    By Thomas Lemke

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Over the past 15 years, a series of empirical studies in different countries have shown that our increasing genetic knowledge leads to new forms of exclusion, disadvantaging and stigmatization. The spectrum of this "genetic discrimination" ranges from disadvantages at work, via problems with...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Sustainable Practices

    Social Theory and Climate Change

    Edited by Elizabeth Shove, Nicola Spurling

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Climate change is widely agreed to be one the greatest challenges facing society today. Mitigating and adapting to it is certain to require new ways of living. Thus far efforts to promote less resource-intensive habits and routines have centred on typically limited understandings of individual...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Consuming Families

    Buying, Making, Producing Family Life in the 21st Century

    By Jo Lindsay, JaneMaree Maher

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores contemporary families as sites of consumption, examining the changing contexts of family life, where new forms of family are altering how family life is practised and produced, and addressing key social issues – childhood obesity, alchohol and drug addiction, social...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Immigrant Adaptation in Multi-Ethnic Societies

    Canada, Taiwan, and the United States

    Edited by Eric Fong, Lan-Hung Nora Chiang, Nancy Denton

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    As a result of international immigration, ethnic diversity has increased rapidly in many countries, not only in major cities, but also in smaller cities. This trend is not limited to the traditional immigrant receiving countries, such as the United States and Canada, but occurs also in many other...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Heritage in the Digital Era

    Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    What happens to traditional conceptions of heritage in the era of fluid media spaces? ‘Heritage’ usually involves intergenerational transmission of ideas, customs, ancestral lands, and artefacts, and so serves to reproduce national communities over time. However, media industries have the power to...

    Published February 21st 2013 by Routledge