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New and Published Books

  1. Friendship

    A History

    By Barbara Caine

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Family Mobility

    Reconciling Career Opportunities and Educational Strategy

    By Catherine Doherty, Wendy Patton, Paul Shield

    Series: Changing Mobilities

    Family mobility decisions reveal much about how the public and private realms of social life interact and change. This sociological study explores how contemporary families reconcile individual members’ career and education projects within the family unit over time and space, and unpacks the...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender

    Edited by Shirley A. Jackson

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology,...

    Published June 22nd 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. Negotiating Privilege and Identity in Educational Contexts

    By Adam Howard, Brianne Wheeler, Aimee Polimeno

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Recent efforts emphasize the roles that privilege and elite education play in shaping affluent youths’ identities. Despite various backgrounds, the common qualities shared among the eight adolescents showcased in this book lead them to form particular understandings of self, others, and the world...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Material Culture and Social Institutions of the Simpler Peoples (Routledge Revivals)

    An Essay in Correlation

    By L. T. Hobhouse, G. C. Wheeler, M Ginsberg

    Originally published in 1915, this pioneer study has long occupied an important place in the literature of sociology. An exercise in the statistical correlation of the economic and social institutions of the working classes of the early twentieth century, the book is an important link between...

    Published May 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Immigrant Women in Athens

    Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City

    By Rebecca Kennedy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    Many of the women whose names are known to history from Classical Athens were metics or immigrants, linked in the literature with assumptions of being ‘sexually exploitable.’ Despite recent scholarship on women in Athens beyond notions of the ‘citizen wife’ and the ‘common prostitute,’ the...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Comedy and Distinction

    The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour

    By Sam Friedman

    Series: CRESC

    Comedy is currently enjoying unprecedented growth within the British culture industries. Defying the recent economic downturn, it has exploded into a booming billion-pound industry both on TV and on the live circuit. Despite this, academia has either ignored comedy or focused solely on analysing...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Class, Gender, and the American Family Farm in the 20th Century

    By Elizabeth A. Ramey

    Series: New Political Economy

    Integrating a focus on gender with Marx’s surplus-based notion of class, this book offers a one-of-a-kind analysis of family farms in the United States. The analysis shows how gender and class struggles developed during important moments in the history of these family farms shaped the trajectory of...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge