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Recent General Interest Articles

  1. Interview with Marian Adolf and Nico Stehr, authors of Knowledge

    Marian Adolf and Nico Stehr, have answered a few questions for us about their book, Knowledge, which published earlier this year. Find out what makes this book ideal for students, and which academic courses will benefit through the use of this book.

    Read the interview here >>>

  2. Paul Maginn

    Interview with Paul Maginn, co-editor of (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    As an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, find out how Paul Maginn came to co-edit a book on this ‘controversial’ subject area with Christine Steinmetz, and what he hopes readers will take away from their eagerly awaited new book, (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry.

    Read the full interview here >>>

  3. 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 >>>

  4. 2014 Sociology Bestsellers

    We are proud to present our Top 10 Bestselling titles for 2014 from Routledge Sociology.

    Learn more about any of these bestsellers by just clicking on the titles below, where you can read the full blurb, view the table of contents, read reviews, and view inside with FREE ACCESS to the first 30 pages!

  5. (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 >>>

  6. 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


     

  7. 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:

  8. 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.

  9. 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.
     

  10. 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

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