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  1. The Making of Masculinities (Routledge Revivals)

    The New Men's Studies

    By Harry Brod

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1987, is both simple in conception and ambitious in intention. It aims at legitimating the new interdisciplinary field of men's studies as one of the most significant and challenging intellectual and curricular developments in academia. The fourteen essays included...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Opening the Black Box

    The Work of Watching

    By Gavin J. D. Smith

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are a prominent, if increasingly familiar, feature of urbanism. They symbolize the faith that spatial authorities place in technical interventions for the treatment of social problems. CCTV was principally introduced to sterilize municipalities, to govern...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Identity, 4-vol. set

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    A term of antique provenance, ‘identity’ has developed and cohered into a critical concept in contemporary social and cultural analysis. However, the daunting quantity (and variable quality) of the available research exploring the many, often controversial, issues attendant upon identity—and the...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Youth and Young Adulthood

    Edited by Andy Furlong, Dan Woodman

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    The parameters within which young people live their lives have changed radically. In particular, rapid and dizzying changes to education systems and labour markets around the world have dramatically increased the complexity of the so-called ‘youth phase’. While ‘youth’ and ‘young adulthood’ have...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Advances in Biographical Methods

    Creative Applications

    Edited by Maggie O’Neill, Brian Roberts, Andrew Sparkes

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a ‘life story’ and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical secondary and archival research and analysis - as well as multi-media, arts based...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Coal-Mining Women in Japan

    Heavy Burdens

    By W. Donald Burton

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in 1930, collieries in Europe and America embraced new technologies and had long since been excluded women from working underground. In Japan, however, mining women witnessed no significant changes in...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Knowledge

    The Philosophical Quest in History

    By Steve Fuller

    The theory of knowledge, or epistemology, is often regarded as a dry topic that bears little relation to actual knowledge practices. Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History addresses this perception by showing the roots, developments and prospects of modern epistemology from its beginnings in...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Surveillance in Europe

    Edited by David Wright, Reinhard Kreissl

    Surveillance in Europe is an accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies in Europe. Written by experts in the field, including leading scholars, the Companion’s clear and up to date style will appeal to a wide range of...

    Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges

    Edited by David Hassan, Shakya Mitra

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    As the world’s greatest sporting event, the Olympic Games has always commanded intrigue, analysis and comment in equal measure. This book looks to celebrate the significance of the Olympics, their historical impact, controversies that presently surround them and their possible future direction. It...

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Mobilising Modernity

    The Nuclear Moment

    By Ian Welsh

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    During the nuclear heyday of the post-war years advocates of atomic power promised cheap electricity and a prosperous future. From the present, however, this promise seems tarnished by accidents, leaks and a lack of public confidence. Mobilising Modernity traces this journey from confidence in...

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge