Sociology Textbooks

New and Key Titles 2014-'15

Welcome to the Sociology Textbook Catalog

We are proud to present our Sociology texbook catalog, which allows you to browse our selection of titles focusing on a wide range of key areas in this important and ever-expanding field.

On the left, you can click through the list of section headings to see the books we have available in these areas. Instructors who are interested in a text, and teaching a relevant class with more than twelve students are invited to request a complimentary exam copy. Just click on the 'Complimentary Exam Copy' button and fill in our simple, pre-set form with the requisite information. If you have questions or problems, please contact Jon.Bale@tandf.co.uk.

In addition to textbooks, we also pubilsh a wide range of reference and research titles in this area. To see the rest of our Sociology books, please visit www.routledge.com/sociology.

To get you started, here on the front page we've highlighted a few of our most exciting new and forthcoming titles.  Enjoy!

  1. Psychosocial Studies

    An Introduction

    By Kath Woodward

    There is expanding global interest in the relationship between the psychological and the social. The bringing together of affect, emotion and feeling with social, political and cultural forces offers a creative, innovative and rich set of ways of understanding what Charles Wright Mills called the...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Sociological Perspectives on Sport

    The Games Outside the Games

    Edited by David Karen, Robert E. Washington

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games seeks not only to inform students about the sports world but also to offer them analytical skills and the application of theoretical perspectives that deepen their awareness and understanding of social processes linking sports to the...

    To Be Published February 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences

    2nd Edition

    By Rachel A. Gordon

    Provides graduate students in the social sciences with the basic skills they need to estimate, interpret, present, and publish basic regression models using contemporary standards. Key features of the book include: •interweaving the teaching of statistical concepts with examples developed for...

    To Be Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. An Invitation to Qualitative Fieldwork

    A Multilogical Approach

    By Jason Orne, Michael Bell

    In an attempt to cope with the profusion of tools and techniques for qualitative methods, texts for students have tended to respond in the following two ways: "how to" or "why to." In contrast, this book takes on both tasks to give students a more complete picture of the field. An Invitation to...

    To Be Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics

    Old Critiques and New Engagements

    Edited by Susan E. Bell, Anne E. Figert

    In recent years medicalization, the process of making something medical, has gained considerable ground and a position in everyday discourse. In this multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors expertly consider how issues around medicalization have developed, ways in which it is...

    To Be Published February 17th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Gender Circuits

    Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Shapiro

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    The new edition of Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies...

    To Be Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries

    By Vivian M. May

    Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries offers a sustained, interdisciplinary exploration of intersectional ideas, histories, and practices that no other text does. Deftly synthesizing much of the existing literatures on intersectionality, one of the most significant theoretical...

    To Be Published January 20th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies

    Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing

    By Christie Launius, Holly Hassel

    Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing is a textbook designed primarily for introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies courses with the intent of providing both a skills- and concept-based foundation in the field. The text is driven by a single key...

    To Be Published January 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The American Dream and the Power of Wealth

    Choosing Schools and Inheriting Inequality in the Land of Opportunity, 2nd Edition

    By Heather Beth Johnson

    Despite the overwhelming evidence against them, many people still believe they can overcome the economic and racial constraints placed upon them at birth. In the first edition, Heather Beth Johnson explored this belief in the American Dream with over 200 in-depth interviews with black and white...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Foodies

    Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape, 2nd Edition

    By Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  11. Celebrity Culture and the American Dream

    Stardom and Social Mobility, 2nd Edition

    By Karen Sternheimer

    Celebrity Culture and the American Dream, Second Edition considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today, retaining the first edition’s examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present and expanding to include...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  12. Pop Culture Panics

    How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency

    By Karen Sternheimer

    Moral panics reveal much about a society’s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  13. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?

    Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  14. 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

  15. False Justice

    Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent, Revised Edition

    By Jim Petro, Nancy Petro

    Compelling and engagingly written, this book by former Attorney General of Ohio Jim Petro and his wife, writer Nancy Petro, takes the reader inside actual cases, summarizes extensive research on the causes and consequences of wrongful conviction, and exposes eight common myths that inspire false...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  16. Housing Policy in the United States

    3rd Edition

    By Alex F. Schwartz

    The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but...

    Published July 1st 2014 by Routledge

  17. Racial Formation in the United States

    3rd Edition

    By Michael Omi, Howard Winant

    Twenty years since the publication of the Second Edition and more than thirty years since the publication of the original book, Racial Formation in the United States now arrives with each chapter radically revised and rewritten by authors Michael Omi and Howard Winant, but the overall purpose and...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  18. Social Sciences

    The Big Issues, 3rd Edition

    By Kath Woodward

    The social sciences are about people and the relationships between individuals and the social and material world we live in. They are about the social structures which shape – and are shaped by – social forces such as ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality and age and the bodies we inhabit. How are...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  19. Environmental Sociology

    3rd Edition

    By John Hannigan

    The third edition of John Hannigan’s classic undergraduate text has been fully updated and revised to highlight contemporary trends and controversies within global environmental sociology. Environmental Sociology offers a distinctive, balanced treatment of environmental issues, reconciling Hannigan...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  20. Theories of the Information Society

    4th Edition

    By Frank Webster

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Information is regarded as a distinguishing feature of our world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now part of a global information economy. Pervasive media, expanding information occupations and the development of the internet convince many that living in an...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  21. Social Statistics

    Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results, 2nd Edition

    By Thomas J. Linneman

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Many fundamentally important decisions about our social life are a function of how well we understand and analyze DATA. This sounds so obvious but it is so misunderstood. Social statisticians struggle with this problem in their teaching constantly. This book and its approach is the ally and support...

    Published February 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  22. Introduction to Contemporary Social Theory

    By Anthony Elliott, Charles Lemert

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott and Charles Lemert examine the major theoretical traditions from the Frankfurt School to globalization and beyond. When first published, the book’s wide range set new standards for introductory...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  23. Contemporary Social Theory

    An introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony Elliott

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory textbooks, such was the far-reaching sweep of social theorists discussed – including...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  24. Understanding Deviance

    Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

    By Tammy L. Anderson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology] First, in 12 separate sections, she...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  25. Social Policy for Effective Practice

    A Strengths Approach, 3rd Edition

    By Rosemary Chapin

    Series: New Directions in Social Work

    For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master’s level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  26. Racist America

    Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations, 3rd Edition

    By Joe R. Feagin

    This third edition of Joe R. Feagin’s Racist America is significantly revised and updated, with an eye toward racism issues arising regularly in our contemporary era. This edition incorporates more than two hundred recent research studies and reports on U.S. racial issues that update and enhance...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  27. Individual and Society

    Sociological Social Psychology

    By Lizabeth Crawford, Katherine Novak

    Unlike other texts for undergraduate sociological social psychology courses, this text presents the three distinct traditions (or "faces") in sociological social psychology (symbolic interactionism, social structure and personality, and group processes and structures) and emphasizes the different...

    Published December 26th 2013 by Routledge

  28. Health Care Policy and Practice

    A Biopsychosocial Perspective, 4th Edition

    By Cynthia Moniz, Stephen Gorin

    In Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopsychosocial Perspective, Moniz and Gorin have updated their text to incorporate health care reform. The authors have also restructured the book to guide students through the development of the American health care system: what it is, what the policies are,...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  29. Body Studies

    An Introduction

    By Margo DeMello

    In recent years, body studies has expanded rapidly, becoming an increasingly popular field of study within anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This groundbreaking textbook takes the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combines them into one single, easily accessible text for...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge