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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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Migrant Professionals in the City: Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities

Migrant Professionals in the City: Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities

1st Edition

Lars Meier
December 20, 2016

The migration of professionals is widely seen as a paradigmatic representation and a driver of globalization. The global elite of highly qualified migrants—managers and scientists, for example—are partly defined by their lives’ mobility. But their everyday lives are based and take place in specific...

Punk Rock and the Politics of Place: Building a Better Tomorrow

Punk Rock and the Politics of Place: Building a Better Tomorrow

1st Edition

Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl
December 20, 2016

This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the...

Atoms, Bytes and Genes: Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

Atoms, Bytes and Genes: Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

1st Edition

Martin W. Bauer
December 20, 2016

"Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised...

Alienation and Affect

Alienation and Affect

1st Edition

Warren D. TenHouten
December 12, 2016

Alienation has objective, social-structural determinants, yet is experienced subjectively as a psychological state involving both emotion and cognition. Part I considers conceptualizations of alienation and affect in historical context, emphasizing Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Simmel, and Weber. Part II...

Deconstructing Flexicurity and Developing Alternative Approaches: Towards New Concepts and Approaches for Employment and Social Policy

Deconstructing Flexicurity and Developing Alternative Approaches: Towards New Concepts and Approaches for Employment and Social Policy

1st Edition

Maarten Keune, Amparo Serrano
December 08, 2016

In recent years, the concept of flexicurity has come to occupy a central place in political and academic debates regarding employment and social policy. It fosters a view in which the need for continuously increasing flexibility is the basic assumption, and the understanding of security...

From Globalization to World Society: Neo-Institutional and Systems-Theoretical Perspectives

From Globalization to World Society: Neo-Institutional and Systems-Theoretical Perspectives

1st Edition

Boris Holzer, Fatima Kastner, Tobias Werron
December 08, 2016

Since the 1970s, various sociological approaches have tried to understand and conceptualize "the global," yet few of them have systematically addressed the full spectrum of social relationships. Prominent exponents of the global approach - such as world systems analysis - instead have focused on...

Online Hate and Harmful Content: Cross-National Perspectives

Online Hate and Harmful Content: Cross-National Perspectives

1st Edition

Teo Keipi, Matti Näsi, Atte Oksanen, Pekka Räsänen
December 02, 2016

Over the past few decades, various types of hate material have caused increasing concern. Today, the scope of hate is wider than ever, as easy and often-anonymous access to an enormous amount of online content has opened the Internet up to both use and abuse. By providing possibilities for...

Habermas and Social Research: Between Theory and Method

Habermas and Social Research: Between Theory and Method

1st Edition

Mark Murphy
November 14, 2016

One of the greatest contributors to the field of Sociology, Jürgen Habermas has had a wide-ranging and significant impact on understandings of social change and social conflict. He has inspired researchers in a range of disciplines with his multidimensional social theory, however an overview of his...

Interpersonal Violence: Differences and Connections

Interpersonal Violence: Differences and Connections

1st Edition

Marita Husso, Tuija Virkki, Marianne Notko, Helena Hirvonen, Jari Eilola
November 14, 2016

From early modernity to today, society has encountered various forms of interpersonal violence. Through exploration of particular areas within Europe and Russia to Africa, America and Asia, this collection presents both differences and connections among various forms of interpersonal violence in...

Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia

Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia

1st Edition

Edgar Liu, Hazel Easthope
November 07, 2016

Multigenerational living – where more than one generation of related adults cohabit in the same dwelling – is recognized as a common arrangement amongst many Asian, Middle Eastern and Southern European cultures, but this arrangement is becoming increasingly familiar in many Western...

Bourdieusian Prospects

Bourdieusian Prospects

1st Edition

Lisa Adkins, Caragh Brosnan, Steven Threadgold
October 24, 2016

Bourdieusian Prospects considers the ongoing relevance of Bourdieu's social theory for contemporary social science. Breaking with the tendency to reflect on Bourdieu's legacies, it brings established and emergent scholars together to debate the futures of a specifically Bourdieusian sociology....

Austere Histories in European Societies: Social Exclusion and the Contest of Colonial Memories

Austere Histories in European Societies: Social Exclusion and the Contest of Colonial Memories

1st Edition

Stefan Jonsson, Julia Willén
October 18, 2016

In recent years European states have turned toward more austere political regimes, entailing budget cuts, deregulation of labour markets, restrictions of welfare systems, securitization of borders and new regimes of migration and citizenship. In the wake of such changes, new forms of social...

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