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Global Internet Governance

Global Internet Governance

1st Edition

Laura DeNardis
August 01, 2018

The editor of this new Routledge title argues that our economic and social lives are now utterly dependent upon the successful coordination of the Internet. Moreover, as the Internet expands from its current form to an ‘Internet of things’, she suggests that its stability and security will soon be...

Islam and Society

Islam and Society

1st Edition

Thijl Sunier
November 29, 2017

This new 4 volume collection will bring together the key literature on Islam and Society. In four broad themes the collection will cover Islam and power; minorities and pluralism; everyday life, ethics and community building; subjectivation, discipline and piety. Fully indexed and including a newly...

Islam and Popular Culture

Islam and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Anna Piela
July 10, 2017

This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood here on inclusive,...

Islam and Modernity

Islam and Modernity

1st Edition

Nasar Meer
February 20, 2017

The relationship between Islam and modernity has generated and rich but complex literature. While competing accounts sometimes appear incommensurable, there is at least some convergence on the view that Islam and modernity reflect an unsettled encounter. For some this is self-evident because the...

Muslim Diasporas in the West

Muslim Diasporas in the West

1st Edition

Tahir Abbas
December 07, 2016

This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim Diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islamophobia and radicalisation. This four-volume collected works is the state of the art on the research and...

Sleep

Sleep

1st Edition

Eric L. Hsu
September 27, 2016

Once operating in relative obscurity, the sociological study of sleep has in recent years become a flourishing area of scholarly research generating unique insights into the ways in which sleep is socially negotiated, influenced, and organized. Now, this new title from Routledge’s Critical...

Islam and the Media

Islam and the Media

1st Edition

Anna Piela
April 01, 2016

This collection aims to illustrate the variety of different Islamic mediated expressions, both in Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts. The study of the myriad of ways in which Islam is mediated in today’s world is important, because the media (both traditional, i.e print and broadcast, and...

The Public Communication of Science, 4-vol. set

The Public Communication of Science, 4-vol. set

1st Edition

Massimiano Bucchi, Brian Trench
December 17, 2015

This is a new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Sociology series. Compiled by the editorial team behind the acclaimed International Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (Routledge, 2008), this four-volume ‘mini library’ provides an easy-to-use, one-stop collection of...

Identity, 4-vol. set

Identity, 4-vol. set

1st Edition

Anthony Elliott
October 09, 2014

A term of antique provenance, ‘identity’ has developed and cohered into a critical concept in contemporary social and cultural analysis. However, the daunting quantity (and variable quality) of the available research exploring the many, often controversial, issues attendant upon identity—and the...

Youth and Young Adulthood

Youth and Young Adulthood

1st Edition

Andy Furlong, Dan Woodman
October 09, 2014

The parameters within which young people live their lives have changed radically. In particular, rapid and dizzying changes to education systems and labour markets around the world have dramatically increased the complexity of the so-called ‘youth phase’. While ‘youth’ and ‘young adulthood’ have...

Sects, Cults and New Religions

Sects, Cults and New Religions

1st Edition

Carole M. Cusack, Danielle Kirby
October 31, 2013

New Religious Movements (NRMs) came into being as a distinct subfield of academic study in the 1970s in response to the explosion of non-traditional religions that took place in the waning years of the Sixties counterculture. (The designation ‘New Religion’ is a direct translation of a Japanese...

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism

1st Edition

Gerd Baumann, Steven Vertovec
December 01, 2010

Edited by two leading scholars in the field, this new title in Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Sociology, is a four-volume collection of canonical and cutting-edge research. Serious work on multiculturalism flourishes as never before, and this ‘mini library’ meets the need for...

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