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  1. 2014 Ruth Benedict Honorable Mention Book Prize Winner

    We are very proud to announce that Elisabeth L. Engebretsen is this year’s winner for the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) Ruth Benedict Honorable Mention Book Prize, for her book, Queer Women in Urban China: An Ethnography.

  2. Medical Sociology

    We are pleased to bring you a collection of new titles in the field of medical and health sociology. We hope you find something of interest to you!

    If this is your area of interest take a look at the following series:

    We are also thrilled to announce that the Joanna Latimer's book The Gene, the Clinic, and the Family, has won the BSA Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2014.

    Check out our relevant journals:

  3. NEW - Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    'At last, a dazzling and comprehensive collection that sets a new benchmark in East Asian studies. The international experts in this smart volume explore a range of significant topics, from sexual minorities to sexual politics, placing sexuality studies front and center on the Asian studies bookshelf. Pioneering, thought-provoking, and deeply knowledgeable.' – Laura Miller, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA

    Order your copy now and take advantage of the pre-publication offer of £125 (RRP £140. Valid until 2nd December 2014)

  4. OUT SOON! - Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

    "A highly welcome addition to the already cluttered world of handbooks, companions and encyclopedias devoted to sociology. This handbook is unique in shifting away from entries written largely by, and of primary interest to, Americans. It accords European sociologies and sociologists their rightful place at the center of what is now a global discipline. However, it also makes it clear that no single part of the world can encompass the field’s great and growing richness and diversity." - George Ritzer, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland
     

    Order your copy now and take advantage of the pre-publication offer of £125 (RRP £140. Valid until 11th December 2014)

  5. Bourdieu’s Theory of Social Fields

    Concepts and Applications
    Edited by Mathieu Hilgers and Eric Mangez

    Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of its methodology and relevance in different subject areas in the social sciences and humanities... Read more...

  6. Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender

    Edited by Shirley A. Jackson

    This book chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology, gender studies, anthropology, political science, social policy, history, and public health. As a result, the interdisciplinary nature of race, gender, and class and its ability to reach a large audience has been part of its appeal... Read more...

  7. Transforming Scholarship

    Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World, 2nd Edition
    By Michele Tracy Berger and Cheryl L Radeloff

    This book will support students to think critically about what they know, how to demonstrate what they know, and how to prepare for life both personally and professionally after the degree. Transforming Scholarship is a practical guide for students interested in women’s and gender studies that targets advanced undergraduates... Read more...

  8. Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction

    By Stuart Isaacs, David Blundell, Anne Foley, Norman Ginsburg, Brian McDonough, Dan Silverstone and Tara Young

    Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction is the first textbook on contemporary social issues to contextualise social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science. Drawing on the research and teaching experience of academics in these areas, this much-needed textbook brings together a comprehensive range of expertise... Read more...

  9. Contemporary Surveillance - Watch an Interview with Professor David Lyon

    Professor David Lyon, Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre and Queen's Research Chair in Surveillance Studies at Queen's University, Canada speaks on Contemporary Surveillance.

    We ask David about technology, ethical questions and his views on the Snowden affair.

  10. Social and Environmental Change - watch a brief video interview with Professor Stewart Lockie

    Professor Stewart Lockie, of The Cairns Institute at James Cook University and editor of the Environmental Sociology journal speaks on the topic of social and environmental change.

    We ask Stewart about society's understanding of social and environment change, what challenges there are for governing bodies dealing with social–ecological change and if he could make one policy change what would that be?

     

    Stewart Lockie is the co-editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change.
     

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