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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 November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainability

    Beyond behaviour change

    Edited by Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainability

    In an era of dramatic environmental change, social change is desperately needed to curb burgeoning consumption. Many calls to action have focused on individual behaviour or technological innovation, with relative silence from the social sciences on other modes and methods of intervening in social...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections

    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction'

    Edited by Philippe Coulangeon, Julien Duval

    Series: CRESC

    This edited collection explores the genesis of Bourdieu's classical book Distinction and its international career in contemporary Social Sciences. It includes contributions from contemporary sociologists from diverse countries who question the theoretical legacy of this book in various fields and...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Qualitative Analysis in the Making

    Edited by Daniella Kuzmanovic, Andreas Bandak

    Series: Routledge Advances in Research Methods

    How do scholars transform qualitative data into analysis? What does making analysis imply? What happens in the space in-between data and finalized analysis is notoriously difficult to talk about. In other parts of the research process, scholars and students are aided by method books that describe...

    Published November 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Observing Healthcare

    Edited by Morten Knudsen, Werner Vogd

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law,...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Networks of Institutions

    Institutional Emergence, Social Structure and National Systems of Policies

    By Shuanping Dai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    The questions such as, ‘why the focuses of national policies vary significantly across countries, although their sources of policies are to a great extent identical’; ‘why national development experiences mostly cannot be transplanted successfully among countries’; ‘why some ineffective...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Trickster and the System

    Identity and agency in contemporary society

    By Helena Bassil-Morozow

    For centuries, the trickster has been used in various narratives, including mythological, literary and cinematic, to convey the idea of agency, rebellion and, often turbulent, progress. In The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society, Helena Bassil-Morozow shows how the...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge