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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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Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia

Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia

1st Edition

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Benjamin Arnberg
March 30, 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...

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

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

1st Edition

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Michael Hviid Jacobsen
March 17, 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...

Magical Realist Sociologies of Belonging and Becoming: The Explorer

Magical Realist Sociologies of Belonging and Becoming: The Explorer

1st Edition

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Rodanthi Tzanelli
March 17, 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...

On the Genealogy of Critique: Or How We Have Become Decadently Indignant

On the Genealogy of Critique: Or How We Have Become Decadently Indignant

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Diana Stypinska
February 14, 2020

On the Genealogy of Critique intervenes into both the contemporary academic debates on critique and today’s mainstream criticism by reflecting upon the relationship between criticality and social change in the age of post-politics. What does it mean to be critical? When we are told that...

Later Life: Exploring Aging through Literature

Later Life: Exploring Aging through Literature

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Barbara A. Misztal
February 13, 2020

Later Life views older age as a valuable stage of life and argues for the centrality of self-making to the quality of later life. Aiming to enrich an understanding of ageing as the unfolding process in which people try to negotiate vulnerabilities of their bodies and manage mortality, it explores...

The Field of Water Policy: Power and Scarcity in the American Southwest

The Field of Water Policy: Power and Scarcity in the American Southwest

1st Edition

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Franck Poupeau, Brian F. O'Neill, Joan Cortinas Muñoz, Murielle Coeurdray, Eliza Benites-Gambirazio
December 23, 2019

  Bringing together the analysis of a diverse team of social scientists, this book proposes a new approach to environmental problems. Cutting through the fragmented perspectives on water crises, it seeks to shift the analytic perspectives on water policy by looking at the social logics behind...

Impoverishment and Asylum: Social Policy as Slow Violence

Impoverishment and Asylum: Social Policy as Slow Violence

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Lucy Mayblin
December 20, 2019

Impoverishment and Asylum argues that a shift has taken place in recent decades from construing asylum as primarily a political and/or humanitarian phenomenon, to construing it as primarily an economic phenomenon, and that this shift has had led to the purposeful impoverishment, by the state, of...

Care, Power, Information: For the Love of BluesCollarship in the Age of Digital Culture, Bioeconomy, and (Post-)Trumpism

Care, Power, Information: For the Love of BluesCollarship in the Age of Digital Culture, Bioeconomy, and (Post-)Trumpism

1st Edition

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Alexander I. Stingl
December 19, 2019

This book is a critique and provincialization of Western social science and Global Northern academia, by the author of The Digital Coloniality of Power. It exposes shared colonial and extractive rationalities and histories of research, higher education, digitalization, and bioeconomy while...

Regional Cultures, Economies, and Creativity: Innovating Through Place in Australia and Beyond

Regional Cultures, Economies, and Creativity: Innovating Through Place in Australia and Beyond

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Ariella Van Luyn, Eduardo de la Fuente
December 18, 2019

Drawing on Australian and comparative case studies, this volume reconceptualises non-metropolitan creative economies through the ‘qualities of place’. This book examines the agricultural and gastronomic cultures surrounding ‘native’ foods, coastal sculpture festivals, universities and regional...

Culture, Citizenship and Human Rights (Open Access)

Culture, Citizenship and Human Rights (Open Access)

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rosemarie Buikema, Antoine Buyse, Antonius Robben
December 02, 2019

In Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights the combined analytical efforts of the fields of human rights law, conflict studies, anthropology, history, media studies, gender studies, and critical race and postcolonial studies raise a comprehensive understanding of the discursive and visual mediation...

The Sociology of Central Asian Youth: Choice, Constraint, Risk

The Sociology of Central Asian Youth: Choice, Constraint, Risk

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mohd.Aslam Bhat
November 25, 2019

At the onset of the twenty-first century, ‘youth studies’ emerged as a distinct field of inquisition. Discourses and debates in the field have since become more sophisticated, and the spectrum of analysis has likewise broadened. However, it is striking to note how little reference is made to young...

Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies

Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies

1st Edition

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Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Sandra Rios Oyola
November 25, 2019

Implicit conceptions of time associated with progress and linearity have influenced scholars and practitioners in the fields of transitional justice and peacebuilding, but time and temporality have rarely been systematically considered. Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict...

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