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Major Works: Forthcoming Sociology & Social Policy

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 37 forthcoming major works in the subject of Sociology & Social Policy — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

Forthcoming Books

  1. Mobilities

    Edited by Ole B. Jensen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Built Environment

    The world is on the move. This is a widespread understanding by many inhabitants of contemporary society across the Globe. But what does it actually mean? During over one decade the ‘mobilities turn’ within the social sciences have provided a new set of insights into the repercussions of mobilities...

    To Be Published June 5th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Alienation

    By Richard Schacht

    Series: Psychology Library Editions: Social Psychology

    First published in 1970, original blurb: ‘Alienation’ is the catchword of our time. It has been applied to everything from the new politics to the anti-heroes of today’s films. But what does it mean to say that someone is alienated? Is alienation a state of mind, or a relationship? If modern man is...

    To Be Published June 10th 2015 by Psychology Press

  3. Radicalization

    Edited by Peter R. Neumann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies

    ‘Radicalization’ has become one of the great buzzwords of our time. A Google search for the concept produces more than 1,500,000 hits—less than ‘terrorism’ but equal to ‘political violence’ and ‘extremism’. This may seem surprising, given that the term entered the academic vocabulary just ten years...

    To Be Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The History of Sexuality

    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    The history of sexuality has progressed from its earlier marginal status to a central place in historiography. Not only are its foci of research intriguing, but the field has initiated important theoretical advances for the discipline as a whole, especially through the work of Michel Foucault. ...

    To Be Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Healthy Cities

    Edited by Jason Corburn

    Series: Critical Concepts in Built Environment

    While the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the 19th century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the 20th century. In the 21st century, planning and public health are reconnecting to address the new...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology

    RLE Social and Cultural Anthropology brings together a collection of key titles from a range of historic imprints. From Anthropology and Nursing to Everyday Life, from The Gift Economy to Two-Dimensional Man, they form an essential reference source from a selection of acclaimed international...

    To Be Published July 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Women Making Meaning

    New Feminist Directions in Communication

    Edited by Lana F. Rakow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

    Originally published in 1992. This book captures the dynamic confluence of feminist and communication scholarship by setting out some of the provocative questions that mark this intersection. Several of the essays in the book are theoretical in nature, and consider the changing complexion of the...

    To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Reception and Response

    Hearer Creativity and the Analysis of Spoken and Written Texts

    Edited by Graham McGregor, R. S. White

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

    Originally published in 1990. Each of the 12 chapters in this book build upon an approach to the analysis of spoken and written texts that is centred upon the recipient rather than the producer, for the abilities of listeners and readers deserve much attention. This book should be of interest to...

    To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Communication Crisis at Kent State

    A Case Study

    By Phillip K. Tompkins, Elaine Vanden Bout Anderson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

    Originally published in 1971. On May 4th, 1970, shots fired by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University were heard around the world. People were either outraged by the killings or outraged at the students. Instant experts rendered the judgment that it was all a problem of communication....

    To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge