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New and Published Books

  1. Social Problems in the UK

    An Introduction

    By Stuart Isaacs, David Blundell, Anne Foley, Norman Ginsburg, Brian McDonough, Dan Silverstone, Tara Young

    Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction is the first textbook on contemporary social issues to contextualise social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science. Drawing on the research and teaching experience of academics in these areas,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. From Globalization to World Society

    Neo-Institutional and Systems-Theoretical Perspectives

    Edited by Boris Holzer, Fatima Kastner, Tobias Werron

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the 1970s, various sociological approaches have tried to understand and conceptualize "the global," yet few of them have systematically addressed the full spectrum of social relationships. Prominent exponents of the global approach - such as world systems analysis - instead have focused on...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Physiology of Industry (Routledge Revivals)

    By J. A. Hobson, A. F. Mummery

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Physiology of Industry is a remarkable work which set out to challenge the current theory surrounding the economics of labour, supply and demand. First published in 1889, Hobson’s first book outlines some of the key areas of his theory of underconsumption. The precise contribution of Mummery,...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Writings on Distribution and Welfare (Routledge Revivals)

    By J. A. Hobson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The articles in this volume, originally published in a variety of journals between 1890 and 1937, deal with the themes of the distribution of income and welfare. Highlighting the contribution which Hobson made to welfare economics and the way in which he distanced himself from his more orthodox...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Welfare and the Welfare State

    Present and Future

    By Bent Greve

    The welfare state plays a key role in people’s everyday lives in developed societies. At the same time, the welfare state is contested and there are constant discussions on how and to what degree the state should intervene, influence and have an impact on the development of society. Recent years...

    Published August 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Autobiographies of Transformation

    Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Mike Keen, Janusz Mucha

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Autobiographies of Transformation is a completely unique history of sociology in Central and Eastern Europe in the post-Communist era. Through the autobiographies of ten key sociological witnesses from the region, the sociological imagination is turned upon itself, resulting in a...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. In Praise of Sociology

    By Professor Gordon Marshall, Gordon Marshall

    In this lively and entertaining book, Gordon Marshall explores ten classic studies of British society to demonstrate the valuable qualities of British sociology, and its importance for understanding contemporary society. In each case he provides a precis of the research undertaken, assuming no...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Handbook of Contemporary European Social Theory

    Edited by Gerard Delanty

    This innovative publication maps out the broad and interdisciplinary field of contemporary European social theory. It covers sociological theory, the wider theoretical traditions in the social sciences including cultural and political theory, anthropological theory, social philosophy and social...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Travel Connections

    Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World

    By Jennie Germann Molz

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Living in a world that is increasingly ‘on the move’ means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of ‘...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Qualitative Networks

    Mixed methods in sociological research

    By Elisa Bellotti

    Series: Social Research Today

    How do we interact with people in our everyday life? Who are the people we are connected to? What are the consequences of overlapping social circles and how people deal with the potential emerging conflicts? What are the structural and cultural mechanisms that regulate social worlds? Network...

    Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge