Welcome to the Sociology Catalogue 2012
We are extremely excited by the range of sociology products we have published to date and this year is no exception. Our sociology list continues to grow rapidly while reflecting the diversity of sociological approaches across the globe.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out about the full range of titles in any area of sociology, or indeed if you would like to submit a book proposal. I am always happy to have an informal chat about your idea or project.
Gerhard Boomgaarden, Senior Publisher
Sport generates some of the most intense feelings and levels of commitment. It is big business globally, but also the source of the most powerful personal identifications and individual and collective pleasures. Sporting events are routine and embodied, whether in the gym, on the field or at the...
Published June 26th 2012 by Routledge
Applied Statistics for the Social and Health Sciences provides graduate students in the social and health sciences with the basic skills that they need to estimate, interpret, present, and publish statistical models using contemporary standards. The book targets the social and health science...
Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge
The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society, 3rd Edition
Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the...
Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge
Surveillance is a central organizing practice. Gathering personal data and processing them in searchable databases drives administrative efficiency but also raises questions about security, governance, civil liberties and privacy. Surveillance is both globalized in cooperative schemes, such as...
Published March 26th 2012 by Routledge
Freedom is commonly recognized as the struggle for basic liberties, societies based upon open dialogue, human rights and democracy. The idea of freedom is central to western ideas of modernity, but this engaging, accessible book argues that if we look back at the history of the idea of freedom,...
Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge
New Connections to Classical and Contemporary Perspectives
This social theory text combines the structure of a print reader with the flexibility of an interactive website. The reader includes original texts from classical and contemporary theorists as well as short synopses of key ideas and brief biographies of each theorist. The website will contain a...
Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge
This new edition of Karen O’Reilly’s popular Ethnographic Methods provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the technical, practical and philosophical issues that arise when employing traditional and innovative research methods in relation to human agents. Using a wide range of...
Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge
Redefining Foodways in a Changing World
The field of food studies has been growing rapidly over the last thirty years and has exploded since the turn of the millennium. Scholars from an array of disciplines have trained fresh theoretical and methodological approaches onto new dimensions of the human relationship to food. This anthology...
Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge
Sociology, Work and Organisation builds on the five popular and successful editions of Sociology, Work and Industry. The new text is outstanding in how effectively it explains the value of using the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, organisations,...
Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge
In mapping out the field of human rights for those studying and researching within both humanities and social science disciplines, the Handbook of Human Rights not only provides a solid foundation for the reader who wants to learn the basic parameters of the field, but also promotes new thinking...
Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge
People, Places and Processes
This is the first terrorism textbook based on sociological research. It adopts an innovative framework that draws together historical and modern, local and global, and social processes for a range of individuals, groups and societies. Individual behaviour and dispositions are embedded within these...
Published August 23rd 2011 by Routledge
Words, Freud once wrote, are magic. Nowhere have words been more magical than in the writing of sexuality. Through words and concepts we learn what is good or bad, pleasurable or painful, significant and insignificant. The terms we use about sexuality do not simply describe something out there....
Published May 1st 2011 by Routledge