Articles in the New Titles category
Articles in the New Titles category
By David de Vaus
David de Vaus' classic text Surveys in Social Research provides clear advice on how to plan, conduct and analyze social surveys. It emphasises the links between theory and research, the logic and interpretation of statistics and the practices of social research... Read more...
Edited by Stewart Lockie, David A. Sonnenfeld and Dana R. Fisher
This book reviews the major ways in which social scientists are conceptualizing more integrated perspectives on society and nature, from the global to local levels. The chapters in this volume, by international experts from a variety of disciplines, explore the challenges, contradictions and consequences of social–ecological change... Read more...
By Jennifer Rutherford
Zombies explores the recent transformation of zombie from cult genre to a figure that pervades western culture. Rutherford examines the zombie as a powerful metaphor for a constellation of social forces that define contemporary reality... Read more...
In the spirit of Halloween, have a sneaky peak at extracts from the book, published in Australian newspaper, The Age.
Economic Life and Urban Change
By Michael Keith, Scott Lash, Jakob Arnoldi and Tyler Rooker
This book analyses China as a 'risk culture', examining among others Chinese firms and political ties, property development, migrant urbanisms and share trading rooms. It scrutinises the ever-present shadow of the risk-averse (yet uncertainty-creating) state. China Constructing Capitalism is a must-read for social scientists, policy makers and investors... Read more...
An inherent tension exists in the history of psychoanalysis and its applications between the concepts of freedom and security. In Managed Lives, this tension is explored from the point of view of therapeutic experience. Set against the background of Freud’s contested legacy, the book examines ways of managing oneself under psychiatric supervision, in the analytic encounter and in the emotional and moral contexts of everyday life.
Edited by Celia Lury and Nina Wakeford
Social and cultural research has changed dramatically in the last few years in response to changing conceptions of the empirical, an intensification of interest in interdisciplinary work, and the growing need to communicate with diverse users and audiences. Methods texts, however, have not kept pace with these changes.
This volume provides a set of new approaches for the investigation of the contemporary world. Building on the increasing importance of methodologies that cut across disciplines, more than twenty expert authors explain the utility of 'devices' for social and cultural research...Read more...
By John Coveney
In Food, a new book part of the Shortcuts Series, John Coveney examines ‘food as…’ humanness, identity, politics, industry, regulation, the environment and justice. He explores how food helps us understand what it means to be human. Through food, we construct our social identities, our families and communities, but this book also highlights the tensions between the industrialisation of food, the environment, and the fair (or otherwise) worldwide distribution of food. It considers how the food industries, on which most of us have to rely, have also had direct effects on our bodies – whether through diet and longevity, or the development of illness and diseases...Read more...
Identity and Cultural Diversity examines immigration and its effect on diversity from a social psychological perspective. The author Maykel Verkuyten considers how people give meaning to the fact that they belong to ethnic, racial, religious and national groups, and the implications this can have for social cohesion. Essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of social and cultural psychology and other social sciences.
Edited by Gerard Delanty and Stephen P. Turner
NEW IN PAPERBACK - The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory addresses a range of issues that have recently emerged from the disciplines of social and political theory, focusing on key themes as opposed to schools of thought or major theorists. It is divided into three sections which address:
The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies is a distinguished collection of experts examine the interdisciplinary field of international crime and justice. Their contributions are divided into thematic sections, including:
theory, culture, and society - industries of crime and justice: systems of policing, law, corrections and punishment - the criminal enterprise - global technologies - media, crime, and culture - green criminology - political violence - public health criminology - the political economy of crime and justice.
All the chapters include full pedagogy and instructional resources for easy referencing or classroom use.