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Routledge Advances in Sociology


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This series examines the cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology, covering the latest theories and issues from around the world.

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Globalisation, Tourism and Simulacra: A Baudrillardian Study of Tourist Space in Thailand

Globalisation, Tourism and Simulacra: A Baudrillardian Study of Tourist Space in Thailand

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Kunphatu Sakwit
August 31, 2020

This book draws on the thought of Baudrillard to explore the effects of globalisation and tourism in a Thai context. Arguing that tourism does not necessarily erode local culture but that local culture can in fact be recreated through globalisation and tourism, the author employs studies of the...

Studies on the Social Construction of Identity and Authenticity

Studies on the Social Construction of Identity and Authenticity

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J. Patrick Williams, Kaylan C. Schwarz
August 04, 2020

As identity and authenticity discourses increasingly saturate everyday life, so too have these concepts spread across the humanities and social sciences literatures. Many scholars may be interested in identity and authenticity, but lack knowledge of paradigmatic or disciplinary approaches to these...

Neurodiversity Studies: A New Critical Paradigm

Neurodiversity Studies: A New Critical Paradigm

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Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, Nick Chown, Anna Stenning
July 23, 2020

Building on work in feminist studies, queer studies and critical race theory, this volume challenges the universality of propositions about human nature, by questioning the boundaries between predominant neurotypes and ‘others’, including dyslexics, autistics and ADHDers. This is the first work...

The Class Structure of Capitalist Societies: Volume 1: A Space of Bounded Variety

The Class Structure of Capitalist Societies: Volume 1: A Space of Bounded Variety

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Will Atkinson
July 09, 2020

This first volume of The Class Structure of Capitalist Societies offers a bold and wide-ranging assessment of the shape and effects of class systems across a diverse range of capitalist nations. Plumbing a trove of data and deploying cutting-edge techniques, it carefully maps the distribution of...

People, Care and Work in the Home

People, Care and Work in the Home

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Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Antonio Argandoña
June 09, 2020

Introducing novel theoretical, empirical and practical investigations with case studies from UK, Europe, South America and South East Asia, the book offers a novel global outlook on how contemporary homes are facing genuine challenges from operational, economic, spatial, social and wellbeing...

Europe in Love: Binational Couples and Cosmopolitan Society

Europe in Love: Binational Couples and Cosmopolitan Society

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Juan Díez Medrano
June 03, 2020

Inter-marriage both reflects and brings social change. This book draws on a unique survey to randomly selected samples of national and European binational couples to demonstrate that the latter are core cells of a future European society. Unrestricted freedom of movement has enabled a rise in the...

The Global Citizenship Nexus: Critical Studies

The Global Citizenship Nexus: Critical Studies

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Debra D Chapman, Tania Ruiz-Chapman, Peter Eglin
May 07, 2020

In the spirit of Ivan Illich’s 1968 speech ‘To hell with good intentions’, the book takes aim at a ubiquitous form of contemporary ideology, namely the concept of global citizenship. Its characteristic discourse can be found inhabiting a nexus of four complexes of ‘ruling’ institutions, namely...

Composing Processes and Artistic Agency: Tacit Knowledge in Composing

Composing Processes and Artistic Agency: Tacit Knowledge in Composing

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Tasos Zembylas, Martin Niederauer
April 30, 2020

This monograph carries out an in-depth investigation into compositional processes, shedding new light on the components and conditions that constitute artistic agency. Artistic agency relies on the interlocking of such activities that emerge from various propositional and...

Children in Social Movements: Rethinking Agency, Mobilization and Rights

Children in Social Movements: Rethinking Agency, Mobilization and Rights

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Diane M. Rodgers
March 18, 2020

Children’s participation in social movements is presented through a theoretical typology consisting of strategic participants, participants by default and active participants. This range of participation accounts for the social location of children historically and internationally, calling for...

Magical Realist Sociologies of Belonging and Becoming: The Explorer

Magical Realist Sociologies of Belonging and Becoming: The Explorer

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Rodanthi Tzanelli
March 06, 2020

At the bottom of the sea, freedivers find that the world bestows humans with the magic of bodily and mental freedom, binding them in small communities of play, affect and respect for nature. On land, rational human interests dissolve this magic into prescriptive formulas of belonging to a...

Nostalgia Now: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Past in the Present

Nostalgia Now: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Past in the Present

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Michael Hviid Jacobsen
February 28, 2020

This volume explores the nature of nostalgia as an important emotion in contemporary society and social theory. Situated between the ‘sociology of emotions’ and ‘nostalgia studies’, it considers the reasons for which nostalgia appears to be becoming an increasingly significant and debated emotion...

Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia

Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia

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Benjamin Arnberg
February 26, 2020

Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia is a visceral and provocative account of the lives of ten queer college men living in the Deep South. The book serves many goals. It is an emancipatory research document told in the raucous, fiery voices of these queer men whose narratives are...

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