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New International Handbooks for Sociology

We've recently published several new International Handbooks covering sociological topics.  A must-have for any library, these Handbooks offer original essays by leading international experts, giving a thorough and compelling look at their chosen topics by examining everything from fundamental basics to cutting-edge theory. 

You can see the list of Sociology Handbooks below, or click here for the full series page to see handbooks in other fields.

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  1. Handbook of Human Rights

    Edited by Thomas Cushman

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    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 8th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies

    Edited by Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic,...

    Published July 21st 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

    Edited by Bent Greve

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    ‘The welfare state’ in all its many forms has had a profound role in many countries around the world since at least the Second World War. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State explores the classical issues around the welfare state, but also investigates its key concepts, along with how these...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to...

    Published June 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory

    Edited by Gerard Delanty, Stephen P. Turner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The triangular relationship between the social, the political and the cultural has opened up social and political theory to new challenges. The social can no longer be reduced to the category of society, and the political extends beyond the traditional concerns of the nature of the state and...

    Published March 20th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Handbook of Cultural Sociology

    Edited by John R. Hall, Laura Grindstaff, Ming-cheng Lo

    The Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary scholarship in sociology and related disciplines focused on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With sixty-five essays written by scholars from around the world, the book...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies

    Edited by Kirstie Ball, Kevin Haggerty, David Lyon

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    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

  8. Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

    Edited by Bryan S Turner

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies

    Edited by Gerard Delanty

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Over the past two decades there has been great interest in cosmopolitanism across the human and social sciences. Where, earlier, it had largely been a term associated with moral and political philosophy, cosmopolitanism has now become a widely-used term in the social sciences. It is now integral to...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies

    Edited by Steven J. Gold, Stephanie J. Nawyn

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The current era is marked by an unparalleled level of human migration, the consequence of both recent and long-term political, economic, cultural, social, demographic and technological developments. Despite increased efforts to limit its size and consequences, migration has wide-ranging impacts...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change

    Edited by Stewart Lockie, David A. Sonnenfeld, Dana R. Fisher

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Today, the risks associated with global environmental change and the dangers of extreme climatic and geological events remind us of humanity’s dependence on favourable environmental conditions. Our relationships with the landscapes and ecologies that we are a part of, the plants and animals that we...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design

    Edited by Jesper Simonsen, Toni Robertson

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Participatory design is about the direct involvement of people in the co-design of the technologies they use. Its central concern is how collaborative design processes can be driven by the participation of the people affected by the technology designed. Embracing a diverse collection of principles...

    Published August 5th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis

    Edited by Salvatore Babones, Christopher Chase-Dunn

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    World-systems analysis has developed rapidly over the past thirty years. Today's students and junior scholars come to world-systems analysis as a well-established approach spanning all of the social sciences. The best world-systems scholarship, however, is spread across multiple methodologies and...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  14. Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood

    New Perspectives and Agendas

    Edited by Andy Furlong

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The parameters within which young people live their lives have changed radically. Changes in education and the labour market have led to an increased complexity of the youth phase and to an overall protraction in dependency and transitions. Written by leading academics from several countries, this...

    Published August 26th 2009 by Routledge

  15. The Routledge Handbook of Emotions and Mass Media

    Edited by Katrin Doveling, Christian von Scheve, Elly A. Konijn

    The impact of mass media on individuals and society is to a great extent based on human emotions. Emotions, in turn, are essential in understanding how media messages are processed as well as media’s impact on individual and social behavior and public social life. Adopting an interdisciplinary...

    Published September 27th 2010 by Routledge

  16. Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

    Edited by Ken Albala

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  17. The Handbook of Genetics & Society

    Mapping the New Genomic Era

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, Margaret Lock

    Series: Genetics and Society

    An authoritative Handbook which offers a discussion of the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. The Handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics,...

    Published July 6th 2009 by Routledge

  18. Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies

    Edited by Garry Marvin, Susan McHugh

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies presents a collection of original essays from artists and scholars who have established themselves internationally on the basis of specific and significant new contributions to human-animal studies. It offers a broad interpretive account of...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  19. Routledge International Handbook of Internet Gambling

    Edited by Robert J. Williams, Robert T. Wood, Jonathan Parke

    Internet gambling is a rapidly growing phenomenon, which has profound social, psychological, economic, political, and policy implications. Until recently, Internet gambling has been understudied by the research community, but now a growing body of literature is emerging, on all aspects of Internet...

    Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge