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Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Sociology. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. The Metaphysics of Technology

    By David Skrbina

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then that certain thinkers first joined the ideas of technê and logos into a single worldview... Read more...

  2. Essential Reading by CHOICE - The Rise of Critical Animal Studies

    "Indispensable for anyone concerned with how badly humans treat each other, other animals, and the environment. Summing Up: Essential" - P. Beirne, University of Southern Maine for CHOICE

    To read more about The Rise of Critical Animal Studies click here
    To view inside the book click here

    Why not recommend to your Librarian today!

  3. NEW - Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    "The editor and contributors to this handbook have effected an unlikely triumph -- turning a vague journalistic, official and corporate description ('diversity') into a serious social scientific concept". - Robin Cohen, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford

    To read more about the Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies click here.

  4. 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.

    To celebrate, we are offering FREE ACCESS to the whole book until 19th October 2014. Just click on the View Inside this Book icon to start reading!

  5. 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)

  6. NEW - 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)

  7. Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Click here to read more.

  8. Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

    2nd Edition
    Edited by Massimiano Bucchi and Brian Trench

    Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. Over the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of professional practice and in terms of research and reflection... Read more...

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

    Order your copy now and take advantage of the pre-publication offer of £125 (RRP £140. Valid until 23rd October 2014)

    The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective.

    To recommend to your librarian or to order a copy visit our website

  10. Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    We are proud to introduce Theoretical Logic in Sociology, a four volume Major Work collection, originally published in the 1980s and out of print for some years, represents a major attempt to redirect the course of contemporary sociological thought. Jeffrey Alexander analyses the most general and fundamental elements of sociological thinking about action and order and their ramifications for empirical study.

    Why not recommend it to your Library today

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