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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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Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies

Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies

1st Edition

Enes Bayraklı, Farid Hafez
December 20, 2018

In the last decade, Islamophobia in Western societies, where Muslims constitute the minority, has been studied extensively. However, Islamophobia is not restricted to the geography of the West, but rather constitutes a global phenomenon. It affects Muslim societies just as much, due to various...

DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

1st Edition

Andy Bennett, Paula Guerra
November 28, 2018

This volume examines the global influence and impact of DIY cultural practice as this informs the production, performance and consumption of underground music in different parts of the world. The book brings together a series of original studies of DIY musical activities in Europe, North and South...

Ageing, Diversity and Equality: Social Justice Perspectives (Open Access)

Ageing, Diversity and Equality: Social Justice Perspectives (Open Access)

1st Edition

Sue Westwood
November 07, 2018

Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms...

Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development: On Atmospheres, Affects, and Environments

Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development: On Atmospheres, Affects, and Environments

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
November 07, 2018

It is said that movies have encroached upon social realities creating tourism enclaves based on distortions of history and heritage, or simulations that disregard both. What localities and nation-states value are discarded, suppressed, or modified beyond recognition in neoliberal markets; thus...

The World Multiple: The Quotidian Politics of Knowing and Generating Entangled Worlds

The World Multiple: The Quotidian Politics of Knowing and Generating Entangled Worlds

1st Edition

Keiichi Omura, Grant Jun Otsuki, Shiho Satsuka, Atsuro Morita
November 06, 2018

The World Multiple, as a collection, is an ambitious ethnographic experiment in understanding how the world is experienced and generated in multiple ways through people’s everyday practices. Against the dominant assumption that the world is a single universal reality that can only be known by...

Populism and the Crisis of Democracy: Volume 1: Concepts and Theory

Populism and the Crisis of Democracy: Volume 1: Concepts and Theory

1st Edition

Gregor Fitzi, Juergen Mackert, Bryan S. Turner
October 30, 2018

There is no threat to Western democracies today comparable to the rise of right-wing populism. While it has played an increasing role at least since the 1990s, only the social consequences of the global financial crises in 2008 have given it its break that led to UK’s ‘Brexit’ and the election...

European Social Integration and the Roma: Questioning Neoliberal Governmentality

European Social Integration and the Roma: Questioning Neoliberal Governmentality

1st Edition

Cerasela Voiculescu
October 16, 2018

In the field of political sociology and European studies, there has long been a discussion on transnational neoliberal development and ethnic groups’ self-governance. Notwithstanding, there has been limited exploration in relation to modes of knowledge production associated with neoliberal...

On the Frontlines of the Welfare State: How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems

On the Frontlines of the Welfare State: How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems

1st Edition

Barry Goetz
September 27, 2018

Although public safety agencies protect our well-being, they also shape social problems and community inequities. Public safety protections promote what T.H. Marshall called "social rights" of equitable citizenship. Frontlines of Welfare State shows how public safety agencies function as welfare...

Sociology of Crisis: Visualising Urban Austerity

Sociology of Crisis: Visualising Urban Austerity

1st Edition

Myrto Tsilimpounidi
September 18, 2018

The global financial crisis has demonstrated the impact and implications of late capitalism and its bedfellow, globalisation. In the European context, crisis is seen as a threat to the stability of the region, rather than a local or national concern. Post-2008, crisis is social and political,...

Christianity and Sociological Theory: Reclaiming the Promise

Christianity and Sociological Theory: Reclaiming the Promise

1st Edition

Joseph A. Scimecca
September 07, 2018

This book offers a history of sociological theory from a Christian perspective, tracing the origins of sociology from the beginnings of Western science as introduced by the Scholastics of the twelfth century, which, when combined with their emphasis on rationality, led to the Enlightenment "science...

The Challenge of Modernity: Simmel’s Sociological Theory

The Challenge of Modernity: Simmel’s Sociological Theory

1st Edition

Gregor Fitzi
August 31, 2018

The complete collected works of Georg Simmel are now available. Yet, the standing of Simmel’s sociological theory is still a subject of controversy. Is Simmel only a brilliant impressionist, a flâneur in the territories of modernity? Providing an illuminating and coherent presentation of Simmel’s...

The Meanings of Europe: Changes and Exchanges of a Contested Concept

The Meanings of Europe: Changes and Exchanges of a Contested Concept

1st Edition

Claudia Wiesner, Meike Schmidt-Gleim
August 23, 2018

What is Europe? What are the contents of the concept of Europe? And what defines European identity? Instead of only asking these classical questions, this volume also explores who asks these questions, and who is addressed with such questions. Who answers the questions, from which standpoints...

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