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  1. Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping discourses and policies of diversity include race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexuality and age... Read more...

  2. Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics
    By John Michael Roberts

    Today we oftentimes hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking behind these positive claims made about digital publics... Read more...

  3. The ‘Irish’ Family

    Edited by Linda Connolly

    When situated in the wider European context, ‘the Irish family’ has undergone a process of profound transformation and rapid change in very recent decades. Recent data cites a significant increase in one parent households and a high non-marital birth rate for instance alongside the emergence of cohabitation, divorce, same sex families and reconstituted families... Read more...

  4. Surveillance in Europe

    Edited by David Wright and Reinhard Kreissl

    Surveillance in Europe is an accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies in Europe. Written by experts in the field, including leading scholars, the Companion’s clear and up to date style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities... Read more...

  5. (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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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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  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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