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  1. Onofrio Romano

    Author Interview with Onofrio Romano

    Onofrio Romano is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Bari, and the author of The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis: Challenging the Phantom of Liberty. Find out how this approach to the evolution of social and political thought differs to other perspectives in the field, and what direction or focus this may take in the next few years. Read the interview here >>>

  2. Digital Sociology

    By Deborah Lupton

    We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the production and dissemination of knowledge. People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with others are now monitored in detail by digital technologies. We are increasingly becoming digital data subjects, whether we like it or not, and whether we choose this or not...

    Click here to watch an interview with Deborah Lupton about Digital Sociology and read more >>>

  3. Beads, Bodies, and Trash

    Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras
    By David Redmon

    Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will increase students’ capacity to think critically about and question everyday objects that circulate around the globe... Read more...

  4. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry
    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz

    (Sub)Urban Sexscapes brings together a collection of theoretically-informed and empirically rich case studies from internationally renowned and emerging scholars highlighting the contemporary and historical geographies and regulation of the commercial sex industry. Contributions in this edited volume examine the spatial and regulatory contours of the sex industry from a range of disciplinary perspectives... Read more...

  5. Renewable Energies

    By Matthias Gross, Rüdiger Mautz

    This concise book focuses on sociological attempts at better framing contemporary theories of energy transformations and to deliver an accessible overview on the relationships between different types of renewable energy sources and their practical usages in modern societies. A strong focus is laid upon new forms of environmental governance and unavoidable knowledge gaps triggered by attempts to transform contemporary energy systems to renewable ones... Read more...

  6. (left to right) Catherine Doherty, Wendy Patton and Paul Shield

    Author Interview: Family Mobility

    Catherine Doherty, Wendy Patton and Paul Shield recently answered a few questions for us about their new book, Family Mobility: Reconciling Career Opportunities and Educational Strategy.

    Find out how the three authors came together to write a book on this topic, what surprised them when conducting the research for the book, and challenged their initial understanding of family mobility, and the opportununities for further research on this subject area. Click here for the full interview >>>

  7. FREE CONTENT from the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies

    To coincide with the release of Rio de Janeiro: Urban Life through the Eyes of the City, by Beatriz Jaguaribe, we’d also like to offer you the opportunity to read a couple of related articles from the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Click on the links below for FREE ACCESS to the following articles:

    Favelas and the esthetics of realism: Representations in film and literature

    Beyond Reality: Notes on the Representations of the Self in Santo Forte and Estamira


     

  8. Rio de Janeiro

    Urban Life through the Eyes of the City
    By Beatriz Jaguaribe

    "Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from lived experience, iconographic materials, and narratives, it provides innovative and compelling connections between theoretical questions and urban vignettes..." Read more...

  9. Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

    Edited by Sokratis Koniordos and Alexandros Kyrtsis

    The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching impact...
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  10. Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

    Edited by Carole Joffe and Jennifer Reich

    A collection of essays, framed with original introductions, Reproduction and Society helps students to think critically about reproduction as a social phenomenon. Divided into six rich and varied sections, this book offers students and instructors a broad overview of the social meanings of reproduction and offers opportunities to explore...
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