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New Textbooks from Routledge Sociology

Visual Sociology is one of our most exciting new textbooks, but we've got a lot more!  Take a look at some of our key Sociology textbooks, covering topics like celebrity society, the appropriateness of punishment, mobility in modern life, and an introduction to the burgeoning field of Chinese Sociology.

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  1. Visual Sociology

    By Douglas Harper

    Visual sociology has been part of the sociological vocabulary since the 1970s, but until now there has not been a comprehensive text that introduces this area. Written by one of the founding fathers in the field, Visual Sociology explores how the world that is seen, photographed, drawn, or...

    Published July 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Surviving Dictatorship

    A Work of Visual Sociology

    By Jacqueline Adams

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochet’s Chile. It focuses on...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Visual Research Methods in the Social Sciences

    Awakening Visions

    By Stephen Spencer

    Visual Research Methods is a guide for students, researchers and teachers in the social sciences who wish to explore and actively use a visual dimension in their research. This book offers an integrated approach to doing visual research, showing the potential for building convincing case studies...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Celebrity Society

    By Robert van Krieken

    On television, in magazines and books, on the internet and in films, celebrities of all sorts seem to monopolize our attention. Celebrity Society brings new dimensions to our understanding of celebrity, capturing the way in which the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with the emergence of...

    Published May 27th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Punishment

    By Thom Brooks

    Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? Which theory of punishment is most compelling? Is the death penalty ever justified? These questions and many others are addressed in this highly engaging guide. Punishment is a critical...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Sociology of Terrorism

    People, Places and Processes

    By Stephen Vertigans

    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 24th 2011 by Routledge

  7. An Introduction to Chinese Sociology

    By Xiaogang Wu

    This book starts with a description of the development of Chinese sociology since its re-establishment in 1979, and links it to the broad historical contexts of China's economic transitions. It then moves on to provide an introduction to Chinese sociological thinking, including the main...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Mobile Lives

    By Anthony Elliott, John Urry

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    How should we understand the personal and social impacts of complex mobility systems? Can lifestyles based around intensive travel, transport and tourism be maintained in the 21st century? What possibility post-carbon lifestyles? In this provocative study of "life on the move", Anthony Elliott and...

    Published May 13th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Race and Ethnicity: The Basics

    By Peter Kivisto, Paul R. Croll

    Series: The Basics

    Race and ethnicity have shaped the social, cultural and political character of much of the world, and remain an important influence on contemporary life in the 21st Century. Race and Ethnicity: The Basics is an accessible introduction to these potent forces. Topics covered include: The forms and...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture

    Edited by Rosemarie Buikema, Iris van der Tuin

    Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies. The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies...

    Published May 17th 2009 by Routledge

  11. Mobile Methods

    Edited by Monika Büscher, John Urry, Katian Witchger

    In the twenty-first century, more than ever, everything and everybody seems to be on the move. Global flows of people, goods, food, money, information, services and media images are forming an intensely mobile background to everyday life. Social scientists, too, are on the move, seeking new...

    Published August 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  12. Theories of Political Protest and Social Movements

    A Multidisciplinary Introduction, Critique, and Synthesis

    By Karl-Dieter Opp

    Political protest and social movements are ubiquitous phenomena. This book focuses on the current theoretical approaches that aim at explaining them: the theory of collective action, the resource mobilization perspective, political opportunity structure theory, the identity approach, the framing...

    Published April 6th 2009 by Routledge