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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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Opening the Black Box: The Work of Watching

Opening the Black Box: The Work of Watching

1st Edition

Gavin J. D. Smith
June 01, 2016

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are a prominent, if increasingly familiar, feature of urbanism. They symbolize the faith that spatial authorities place in technical interventions for the treatment of social problems. CCTV was principally introduced to sterilize municipalities, to govern...

The Decent Society: Planning for Social Quality

The Decent Society: Planning for Social Quality

1st Edition

Pamela Abbott, Claire Wallace, Roger Sapsford
May 04, 2016

The search for ‘the Decent Society’ – a fit place in which to live – has informed policy at both governmental and international level. This book analyses its nature and devises a consistent way of measuring the concept world-wide on the basis of a coherent theory of agency within social structure....

The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity: National Contexts, Global Issues

The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity: National Contexts, Global Issues

1st Edition

Andrew Dawson
April 15, 2016

The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity engages with one of the most characteristic features of modern society. An increasingly prominent and potentially contentious phenomenon, religious diversity is intimately associated with contemporary issues such as migration, human rights, social...

Thanatourism and Cinematic Representations of Risk: Screening the End of Tourism

Thanatourism and Cinematic Representations of Risk: Screening the End of Tourism

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
April 15, 2016

In today’s world, the need to eliminate natural and human-made disasters has been at the forefront of national and international socio-political agendas. The management of risks such as terrorism, labour strikes, protests and environmental degradation has become pivotal for countries that depend on...

Cool Nations: Media and the Social Imaginary of the Branded Country

Cool Nations: Media and the Social Imaginary of the Branded Country

1st Edition

Katja Valaskivi
April 06, 2016

Nation branding is the most recent feature of imagined nation-making in the history of nations. Facing global competition, national decision-makers aim to distinguish their countries from others by means of branding. Quite a few nations have considered the term ‘cool’ suitable for describing some...

The Reflexive Initiative: On the Grounds and Prospects of Analytic Theorizing

The Reflexive Initiative: On the Grounds and Prospects of Analytic Theorizing

1st Edition

Stanley Raffel, Barry Sandywell
April 05, 2016

The Reflexive Initiative is an authoritative intervention in the practice and tradition of reflexive social theory. It demonstrates the importance of the reflexive imperative, not only in the investigation of everyday life but across a wide range of human sciences and philosophical perspectives....

Social Movements in Violently Divided Societies: Constructing Conflict and Peacebuilding

Social Movements in Violently Divided Societies: Constructing Conflict and Peacebuilding

1st Edition

John Nagle
March 17, 2016

Violently divided societies present major challenges to institutions seeking to establish peace in places characterised by ethnic conflict and high levels of social segregation. Yet such societies also contain groups that refuse to be confined within separate forms of ethnic community and instead...

Immigrant Adaptation in Multi-Ethnic Societies: Canada, Taiwan, and the United States

Immigrant Adaptation in Multi-Ethnic Societies: Canada, Taiwan, and the United States

1st Edition

Eric Fong, Lan-Hung Nora Chiang, Nancy Denton
March 03, 2016

As a result of international immigration, ethnic diversity has increased rapidly in many countries, not only in major cities, but also in smaller cities. This trend is not limited to the traditional immigrant receiving countries, such as the United States and Canada, but occurs also in many other...

Dynamics of National Identity: Media and Societal Factors of What We Are

Dynamics of National Identity: Media and Societal Factors of What We Are

1st Edition

Jürgen Grimm, Leonie Huddy, Peter Schmidt, Josef Seethaler
February 15, 2016

Globalization, immigration and economic crisis challenge the conceptions of nations, trans-national institutions and post-ethnic societies which are central topics in social sciences' discourses. This book examines in an interdisciplinary and international comparative way structures of national...

Understanding Southern Social Movements

Understanding Southern Social Movements

1st Edition

Simin Fadaee
February 15, 2016

Southern social movements have played an important role in shaping world history and politics. Nevertheless, scholarly literature on movements of the global South remains limited and restricted to testing the social movement theory which was developed in the North. This Northern-centric approach...

Pragmatic Humanism: On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge

Pragmatic Humanism: On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge

1st Edition

Marcus Morgan
February 04, 2016

Is sociology best understood as simply chipping away at our ignorance about society, or does it have broader roles and responsibilities? If so, to what—or perhaps to whom—are these responsibilities? Installing humanity as its epistemological and normative start and endpoint, this book shows how...

Values, Economic Crisis and Democracy

Values, Economic Crisis and Democracy

1st Edition

Mălina Voicu, Ingvill C. Mochmann, Hermann Dülmer
February 01, 2016

For the past decade European countries have undergone a severe economic crisis, with severe consequences both for individuals and for governments. Unemployment and rising poverty have compelled individuals to reconsider their own priorities and goals, while governments have been forced to rethink...

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