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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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61-70 of 145 results in Routledge Advances in Sociology
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Emotion and Social Structures

    The Affective Foundations of Social Order

    By Christian von Scheve

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The past decades have seen significant advances in the sociological understanding of human emotion. Sociology has shown how culture and society shape our emotions and how emotions contribute to micro- and macro-social processes. At the same time, the behavioral sciences have made progress in...

    Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Undocumented Workers' Transitions

    Legal Status, Migration, and Work in Europe

    By Sonia McKay, Eugenia Markova, Anna Paraskevopoulou

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores how immigration laws, while aimed at discouraging undocumented migration, actually sustain it. It documents the circumstances that have caused previously documented migrants to become undocumented and explores the impact of their changing status on their families and on their own...

    Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Children in Crisis

    Ethnographic Studies in International Contexts

    Edited by Manata Hashemi, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This volume brings together ethnographers conducting research on children living in crisis situations in both developing and developed regions, taking a cross-cultural approach that spans different cities in the global North and South to provide insight and analyses into the lifeworlds of their...

    Published June 9th 2013 by Routledge