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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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Between Islam and the American Dream: An Immigrant Muslim Community in Post-9/11 America

Between Islam and the American Dream: An Immigrant Muslim Community in Post-9/11 America

1st Edition

Yuting Wang
August 23, 2018

Based on a three-year ethnographic study of a steadily growing suburban Muslim immigrant congregation in Midwest America, this book examines the micro-processes through which a group of Muslim immigrants from diverse backgrounds negotiate multiple identities while seeking to become part of American...

Performing Fantasy and Reality in Contemporary Culture

Performing Fantasy and Reality in Contemporary Culture

1st Edition

Anastasia Seregina
August 16, 2018

We frequently engage with that which we consciously perceive not to be real, yet fantasy, despite its pervasive presence and strong role in everyday life through its connection to identities, communities, desires, and meanings, has yet to be properly defined and researched. This book examines...

The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse: Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making.

The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse: Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making.

1st Edition

Reiner Keller, Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Wolf J Schünemann
August 14, 2018

The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) has reoriented research into social forms, structuration and processes of meaning construction and reality formation; doing so by linking social constructivist and pragmatist approaches with post-structuralist thinking in order to study...

New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine: 2000–2014

New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine: 2000–2014

1st Edition

Christine Emeran
August 14, 2018

Individuals in the post-Communist Ukraine dealt with a political climate of stalled reforms and corruption, leading to a mass distrust of many political institutions. This had a demobilizing effect on a citizen’s sense of capacity to effect social change. Therefore, the emergence of any individual...

The Third Digital Divide: A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities

The Third Digital Divide: A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities

1st Edition

Massimo Ragnedda
August 14, 2018

Drawing on the thought of Max Weber, in particular his theory of stratification, this book engages with the question of whether the digital divide simply extends traditional forms of inequality, or whether it also includes new forms of social exclusion, or perhaps manifests counter-trends that...

Becoming Anorexic: A sociological study

Becoming Anorexic: A sociological study

1st Edition

Muriel Darmon
August 14, 2018

Anorexia tends to be studied within health disciplines, such as medicine, psychoanalysis or psychology. When the condition is discussed in relation to society more broadly, focus is commonly restricted to considerations about the demise of the traditional family meal or the all-pervading obsession...

National Policy-Making: Domestication of Global Trends

National Policy-Making: Domestication of Global Trends

1st Edition

Pertti Alasuutari, Ali Qadir
August 10, 2018

Notions of social change are often divided into local versus international. But what actually happens at the national level—where policies are ultimately made and implemented—when policy-making is interdependent worldwide? How do policy-makers take into account the prior choices of other countries?...

Heritage in the Digital Era: Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause

Heritage in the Digital Era: Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
August 09, 2018

What happens to traditional conceptions of heritage in the era of fluid media spaces? ‘Heritage’ usually involves intergenerational transmission of ideas, customs, ancestral lands, and artefacts, and so serves to reproduce national communities over time. However, media industries have the power to...

Intergenerational Family Relations: An Evolutionary Social Science Approach

Intergenerational Family Relations: An Evolutionary Social Science Approach

1st Edition

Antti O. Tanskanen, Mirkka Danielsbacka
August 08, 2018

This book offers a synthesis of social science and evolutionary approaches to the study of intergenerational relations, using biological, psychological and sociological factors to develop a single framework for understanding why kin help one another across generations. With attention to both...

The Philosophy of Homelessness: Barely Being

The Philosophy of Homelessness: Barely Being

1st Edition

Paul Moran, Frances Atherton
August 03, 2018

The Philosophy of Homelessness is borne out of a five-year ethnographic research project involving being with a group of chronically homeless people in Chester. A small city located in the northwest of the UK, Chester is economically supported by its heritage and the tourism that this attracts...

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia: Concepts, Practice and Rights

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia: Concepts, Practice and Rights

1st Edition

Sue Westwood, Elizabeth Price
July 30, 2018

This groundbreaking collection is the first to focus specifically on LGBT* people and dementia. It brings together original chapters from leading academics, practitioners and LGBT* individuals affected by dementia. Multi-disciplinary and international in scope, it includes authors from the UK, USA,...

Science, Technology and the Ageing Society

Science, Technology and the Ageing Society

1st Edition

Tiago Moreira
July 30, 2018

Ageing is widely recognised as one of the social and economic challenges in the contemporary, globalised world, for which scientific, technological and medical solutions are continuously sought. This book proposes that science and technology also played a crucial role in the creation and...

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