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Articles in the General Interest category

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Recent General Interest Articles

  1. 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:

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Professor Dubrow

    Where there is democracy,  there is ....... political inequality?

    Democracy and equality are foundations of modern societies. The news media has long been both a reflection and a shaper of modern societies; in their pages we would expect that they present the news about democracy and equality and, in doing so, help shape national conversations about these issues.  But do they?

    An exclusive article written for Routledge by Professor Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow looks at the coverage of Democracy and Equality in UK, USA and Canadian Newspapers, 1988 - 2013.

    Joshua's new edited collection Political Inequality in an Age of Democracy: Cross-national Perspectives is out now.  Click here to read more about this book.

    Download the article in full here

  5. 18th ISA World Congress of Sociology Conference, Japan

    Join Routledge at the 18th ISA World Congress of Sociology Conference in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, from 13th - 19th July 2014. Visit our stand to browse our latest books and receive 20% off all titles on display and free shipping on all orders! For a selection of titles on display, click here.

    Learn more about this year's conference here.


  6. 2014 World Cup with Ellis Cashmore

    Keep up to date with our author blog from Ellis Cashmore, with this month's posts concentating on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. From Luis Suarez, to whether the World Cup could be fixed, and whether taxpayers should pay for football clubs? Read more...

    For the latest titles from Ellis Cashmore, click here.

  7. ESA book award winner

    We are very proud to announce that Sacred Ecology (3rd Edition) has recently been announced as the winner of the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) 2014 Sustainability Science Award. Congratulations to the book's author, Fikret Berkes.

    Learn more about this award winning book here.

  8. Interview with Kathryn Dean, author of Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking

    Read our recent interview with Kathryn Dean, author of Capitalism, Citizenship and the Arts of Thinking, and find out what attracted her to this topic as an area of study, the challenges she faced when writing the book, and what took her by surprise when researching the book. Read the full interview here...

  9. Interview with Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks, authors of Asexualities

    Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks have answered a few questions for us about their new book, Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. Read the full interview here to find out more about the common misconceptions with regards to asexuality in popular culture and learn more about the studies that have been carried out in this area.

  10. Interview with Malcolm Barnard – author of ‘Fashion Theory’

    Malcom Barnard, senior lecturer in Visual Culture at Loughborough University, and author of Fashion Theory: An Introduction, has recently answered a few questions for us about his new book. Learn more about the "Dreamcatcher" bra and safari suit, and discover what makes this textbook engaging for students. Read the full interview here >>>

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