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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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The Social Structures of Global Academia

The Social Structures of Global Academia

1st Edition

Fabian Cannizzo, Nick Osbaldiston
April 25, 2019

Higher education and research are now at the centre of economic and social policy in advanced information societies. Global networks of researchers, finance, students and policymakers invoke collaborative sociological perspectives. What it means to be an academic and to work in a technologically...

The Human Rights City: New York, San Francisco, Barcelona

The Human Rights City: New York, San Francisco, Barcelona

1st Edition

Michele Grigolo
April 17, 2019

We are used to thinking of human rights as a matter for state governments to deal with. Much less investigated is the question of what cities do with them, even though urban communities and municipalities have been discussing human rights for quite some time. In this volume, Grigolo borrows...

Horizontal Europeanisation: The Transnationalisation of Daily Life and Social Fields in Europe

Horizontal Europeanisation: The Transnationalisation of Daily Life and Social Fields in Europe

1st Edition

Martin Heidenreich
April 09, 2019

European integration has transformed the social life of European citizens. Daily life and work no longer take place primarily in a local and national context, but increasingly in a European and transnational frame – a process of ‘horizontal Europeanisation’ which, while increasing the life chances...

Comparative Sociology of Examinations

Comparative Sociology of Examinations

1st Edition

Fumiya Onaka
March 21, 2019

Contemporary societies are constructed, constricted, and constrained by various series of examinations. Governments of both Western and non-Western countries tend to conduct detailed, multi-layered and continuous systems of tests or examinations. International tests, such as PISA and TIMSS, have...

Queer Community: Identities, Intimacies, and Ideology

Queer Community: Identities, Intimacies, and Ideology

1st Edition

Neal Carnes
March 11, 2019

The context for this work is defined by a second wave of social and political activity contextualized by queer. For example, three, self-identified black, queer women started the Black Lives Matter movement. For a new generation, the first-wave reclamation of queer speaks to their position in a...

Loneliness: A Social Problem

Loneliness: A Social Problem

1st Edition

Keming Yang
February 27, 2019

In recent years its medical implications have brought loneliness to the centre of attention of mass media, government agents, and the general public. However, as this volume demonstrates, loneliness is not merely a psychological, individual, or health issue. In multiple ways, it is a serious social...

ISIS: Ideology, Symbolics, and Counter Narratives

ISIS: Ideology, Symbolics, and Counter Narratives

1st Edition

Masood Ashraf Raja
February 05, 2019

Relying on a thorough understanding of the role of ideology, discourse, and framing, this volume discusses ISIS as an Islamist ideological organization, and examines its philosophical scaffolding within the material conditions produced by neoliberal capital. As Raja asserts, it is this nexus of...

Gypsy Feminism: Intersectional Politics, Alliances, Gender and Queer Activism

Gypsy Feminism: Intersectional Politics, Alliances, Gender and Queer Activism

1st Edition

Laura Corradi
February 05, 2019

Clumsy stereotypes of the Romani and Travellers communities abound, not only culturally in programmes such as Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, but also amongst educators, social workers, administrators and the medical profession. Gypsy cultures are invariably presented as ruled by tradition and machismo....

Meta-Regulation in Practice: Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality

Meta-Regulation in Practice: Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality

1st Edition

F.C. Simon
February 04, 2019

Meta-regulation presents itself as a progressive policy approach that can manage complexity and conflicting objectives better than traditional command and control regulation. It does this by ‘harnessing’ markets and enlisting a broad range of stakeholders to reach a more inclusive view of the...

Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions

Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions

1st Edition

Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, Ulla Ekström von Essen
January 29, 2019

Societal views on animals are rapidly changing and have become more diversified: can we use them for our own pleasure, and how should we understand animal agency? These questions, asked both in theoretical discourses and different practices, are also relevant for our understanding of horses and the...

Ethnographic Inquiry and Lived Experience: An Epistemological Critique

Ethnographic Inquiry and Lived Experience: An Epistemological Critique

1st Edition

Wing-Chung Ho
January 08, 2019

Ho addresses two fundamental theoretical questions about how best to practice ethnographic inquiries to obtain qualitative, experience-near, and shareable accounts of human living. The first question is regarding the epistemology of ethnography. Ho posits that writing is epistemologically...

Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders: Memories of State Violence in Dersim

Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders: Memories of State Violence in Dersim

1st Edition

Ozlem Goner
January 08, 2019

This book examines the ways in which states and nations are constructed and legitimated through defining and managing outsiders. Focusing on Turkey and the municipality of Dersim – a region that has historically combined different outsider identities, including Armenian, Kurdish, and Alevi...

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