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  1. Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

    The voices of tea practitioners in northern Japan

    By Kaeko Chiba

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book examines the complex relationship between class and gender dynamics among tea ceremony (chado) practitioners in Japan. Focusing on practitioners in a provincial city, Akita, the book surveys the rigid, hierarchical chado system at grass roots level. Making critical use of Bourdieu’s idea...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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 December 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Privilege in the Soviet Union (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study of Elite Life-Styles under Communism

    By Mervyn Matthews

    First published in 1978, this unique work throws much-needed light upon the exact nature of privilege and elite life-styles in the contemporary Soviet Union, under the Communist regime. Dr Matthews' study places these life-styles in a historical perspective, and characterises, in...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Football Supporters and the Commercialisation of Football

    Comparative Responses across Europe

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    As football clubs have become luxury investments, their decisions increasingly mirror those of any other business organisation. Football supporters have been encouraged to express their club loyalty by ‘thinking business’ - acting as consumers and generating money deemed necessary for their clubs...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Writing Beyond Race

    Living Theory and Practice

    By bell hooks

    What are the conditions needed for our nation to bridge cultural and racial divides? By "writing beyond race," noted cultural critic bell hooks models the constructive ways scholars, activists, and readers can challenge and change systems of domination. In the spirit of previous classics like...

    Published October 24th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Culture, Class, and Critical Theory

    Between Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School

    By David Gartman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Culture, Class, and Critical Theory develops a theory of culture that explains how ideas create and legitimate class inequalities in modern society. This theory is developed through a critique and comparison of the powerful ideas on culture offered by Pierre Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Globalization and Transformations of Social Inequality

    Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social inequality is a worldwide phenomenon. Globalization has exacerbated and alleviated inequality over the past twenty-five years. This volume offers analytical and comparative insights from current case studies of social inequality in more than ten countries within all the major regions of the...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Social Class and Crime

    A Biosocial Approach

    By Anthony Walsh

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    Social class has been at the forefront of sociological theories of crime from their inception. It is explicitly central to some theories such as anomie/strain and conflict, and nips aggressively at the periphery of others such as social control theory. Yet none of these theories engage in a...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The American Surfer

    Radical Culture and Capitalism

    By Kristin Lawler

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The image of surfing is everywhere in American popular culture – films, novels, television shows, magazines, newspaper articles, music, and especially advertisements. In this book, Kristin Lawler examines the surfer, one of the most significant and enduring archetypes in American popular culture,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 August 16th 2012 by Routledge