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Framing 21st Century Social Issues


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The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today’s social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html

For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.

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Body Problems: Running and Living Long in a Fast-Food Society

Body Problems: Running and Living Long in a Fast-Food Society

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

Ben Agger
July 25, 2019

Body Problems addresses the relationship between the body and society in a fast-food culture. Agger focuses on issues of food, exercise, work, dieting and eating disorders, fashion, bariatric and cosmetic surgery, and health. He addresses a growing, fundamental dilemma that we have ample access to...

Social Problems: A Human Rights Perspective

Social Problems: A Human Rights Perspective

2nd Edition

Eric Bonds
February 01, 2019

Trans* Lives in the United States: Challenges of Transition and Beyond

Trans* Lives in the United States: Challenges of Transition and Beyond

1st Edition

Andrew Cutler Seeber
October 02, 2017

Being and becoming trans* is a complex and varied experience whether an individual is living openly as trans* or not. Few published studies in either the academic or popular press illuminate the challenges of living as a trans* person after medical and social transition are complete. Trans* Lives...

Entrepreneurs and the Search for the American Dream

Entrepreneurs and the Search for the American Dream

1st Edition

Zulema Valdez
December 03, 2015

The book's central focus explores several "myths" associated with American entrepreneurship: the idea that small business owners are "job creators"; that entrepreneurs are the "backbone" or "engine" of the economy; that entrepreneurship provides a path of economic mobility for immigrants, ethnic...

The Global Beauty Industry: Colorism, Racism, and the National Body

The Global Beauty Industry: Colorism, Racism, and the National Body

1st Edition

Meeta Jha
September 17, 2015

The Global Beauty Industry is an interdisciplinary text that uses beauty to explore topics of gender, race, class, colorism, nation, bodies, multiculturalism, transnationalism, and intersectionality. Integrating materials from a wide range of cultural and geo-political contexts, it coalesces with...

Hate Crime: A Global Perspective

Hate Crime: A Global Perspective

1st Edition

Paul Iganski, Jack Levin
April 09, 2015

This short, accessible text takes on the global and pervasive phenomenon of hate crimes and hypothesizes potential fixes. Iganski and Levin detail evidence of hate violence in the 21st century, particularly religious hatred, ethnic, racial and xenophobic hatred, violence on the basis of sexual...

Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market

Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market

2nd Edition

France Winddance Twine
April 01, 2015

Through case studies, Outsourcing the Womb, Second Edition provides a critical analysis and global tour of the international surrogacy landscape in Egypt, India, China, Japan, Israel, Ukraine, the European Union and the United States. By providing a comparative analysis of countries that have very...

Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Age

Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Age

2nd Edition

Ben Agger
February 10, 2015

People ‘overshare’ when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online...

The Enduring Color Line in U.S. Athletics

The Enduring Color Line in U.S. Athletics

1st Edition

Krystal Beamon, Chris M. Messer
November 14, 2013

Sports are an integral part of American society. Millions of dollars are spent every year on professional, collegiate, and youth athletics, and participation in and viewing of these sports both alter and reflect how one perceives the world. Beamon and Messer deftly explore sports as a social...

Identity Problems in the Facebook Era

Identity Problems in the Facebook Era

1st Edition

Daniel Trottier
November 08, 2013

How have new social media altered how individuals present themselves? What dilemmas have they introduced? In the age of Facebook, Twitter and other forms of instant communication, individuals are losing (or relinquishing) control over their personal information! Trottier provides a trenchant...

The Pains of Mass Imprisonment

The Pains of Mass Imprisonment

1st Edition

Benjamin Fleury-Steiner, Jamie G Longazel
October 10, 2013

This concise and engaging book presents a critical perspective on the correctional system and the process of incarceration in the United States. Fleury-Steiner and Longazel emphasize the magnitude of mass imprisonment in the United States, especially of people of color, not by objective statistics...

From Trafficking to Terror: Constructing a Global Social Problem

From Trafficking to Terror: Constructing a Global Social Problem

1st Edition

Pardis Mahdavi
October 07, 2013

A panic surrounds human trafficking and terrorism. The socially constructed 'war on terror’ and ‘war on trafficking’ are linked through discourses that not only combine the two, but help promote an anti-Muslim sentiment. Using ethnographic data and stories, From Trafficking to Terror presents the...

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