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Identity, Agency and Fieldwork Methodologies in Risky Environments

Identity, Agency and Fieldwork Methodologies in Risky Environments

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Monique Marks, Julten Abdelhalim
July 29, 2019

Bringing together a unique set of narratives from social scientists who have been situated in risky environments, this volume discusses the moral and ethical dilemmas of doing fieldwork in environments that are characterised by insecurity. These narratives are situated in the Global South, and the...

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

1st Edition

Robin G. Milne
February 14, 2019

Civic engagement in this book is understood to include attendance at booked National Health Service appointments; compulsory attendance at school; the take-up of a variety of State benefits in cash and kind, such as Pension Credit and free school meals; and attendance at work. This book is the...

The People and the State: Twenty-First Century Protest Movement

The People and the State: Twenty-First Century Protest Movement

1st Edition

Thomas O'Brien
February 14, 2019

Protest has proliferated in the early part of the twenty-first century, forcing change in political systems and challenging established patterns of behaviour. The factors driving these protests range from religion and inequality through to the effectiveness of the state and its role in protecting...

International and Interdisciplinary Insights into Evidence and Policy

International and Interdisciplinary Insights into Evidence and Policy

1st Edition

Linda Hantrais, Ashley Thomas Lenihan, Susanne MacGregor
January 03, 2019

Contributors to this highly original book address the many questions raised by researchers and policymakers about the complex and often uneasy relationship between evidence and policy from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. They explore both the institutions acting as evidence...

Sustaining Natural Resources in a Changing Environment

Sustaining Natural Resources in a Changing Environment

1st Edition

Linda Hantrais, Ruth Kattumuri, Ashley Thomas Lenihan
December 11, 2018

Climate change and environmental degradation have intensified the pressures on crucial resources such as food and water security and air quality. In this collection, academic researchers and practitioners who have lived and worked in countries as geographically and culturally diverse as Brazil,...

The Role of Grandparents in the 21st Century: Global Perspectives on Changing Roles and Consequences

The Role of Grandparents in the 21st Century: Global Perspectives on Changing Roles and Consequences

1st Edition

Ann Buchanan, Anna Rotkirch
November 27, 2018

Across the world, the role of grandparents is changing. This book highlights the changing roles, and the consequences of these changes, for both grandchildren and grandparents, by drawing together leading international authorities on grandparenting and intergenerational relations. The book...

Social Death: Questioning the life-death boundary

Social Death: Questioning the life-death boundary

1st Edition

Jana Králová, Tony Walter
October 18, 2018

Social death occurs when the social existence of a person or group ceases. With an individual, it can occur before or after physical death. Scholars in a wide range of disciplines have applied the concept to very diverse issues – including genocide, slavery, dementia, hospitalisation, and...

Youths in Challenging Situations: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Youths in Challenging Situations: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Charalambos Tsekeris, Lily Stylianoudi
August 21, 2018

This book investigates and explores the complex dynamics of youth in contemporary society, especially in troubled and crisis-ridden contexts. On the one hand, teenagers and young adults experience social suffering, marginalisation, gender and ethnic bias, and an increased risk to be radicalised and...

Crime and Society

Crime and Society

1st Edition

Donna Youngs
July 24, 2018

Much of a society’s resources are devoted to dealing with, or preparing for the possibility of, crime. The dominance of concerns about crime also hint at the broader implications that offending has for many different facets of society. They suggest that rather than being an outlawed subset of...

Political Activism across the Life Course

Political Activism across the Life Course

1st Edition

Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, Christos Varvantakis, Vinnarasan Aruldoss
May 01, 2018

How do people of different ages experience and engage with politics in their everyday lives, and how do these experiences and engagements change over their life course and across different generations? Age, life course and generation have become increasing important experiences for understanding...

Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st Century: New Approaches, New Tools, and Policy Opportunities

Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st Century: New Approaches, New Tools, and Policy Opportunities

1st Edition

Jennifer Jarman, Paul Lambert
October 24, 2017

In a world where the effects of inequality occupy an increasingly prominent place on the public agenda, this book provides up-to-date and thorough analysis from the perspective of a group of researchers at the forefront of social stratification analysis. Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st...

The Olympic Legacy: Social Scientific Explorations

The Olympic Legacy: Social Scientific Explorations

1st Edition

Alan Tomlinson
June 07, 2017

This comprehensive collection provides an overview of social scientific perspectives on Olympic legacy, using specialist analyses and selected cases to illuminate the recurring anthropological, political, and sociological dimensions of the legacy debate. Drawing upon research conducted on the...

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