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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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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...

Mobility, Modernity and the Slum: The Real and Virtual Journeys of 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Mobility, Modernity and the Slum: The Real and Virtual Journeys of 'Slumdog Millionaire'

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
July 30, 2018

Only virtuous humans are supposed to move in time to meet their happy destiny or karma. The tale of Jamal in Slumdog Millionaire is such a case of serendipitous mobility towards riches and love – a ‘journey’ in which good heroes and urban communities respecting solidarity are successfully...

Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events: Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events: Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
July 30, 2018

In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the...

Practicing Art/Science: Experiments in an Emerging Field

Practicing Art/Science: Experiments in an Emerging Field

1st Edition

Philippe Sormani, Guelfo Carbone, Priska Gisler
July 26, 2018

Over the last two decades, multiple initiatives of transdisciplinary collaboration across art, science, and technology have seen the light of day. Why, by whom, and under what circumstances are such initiatives promoted? What does their experimental character look like - and what can be learned,...

Muslim Americans: Debating the notions of American and un-American

Muslim Americans: Debating the notions of American and un-American

1st Edition

Nahid Afrose Kabir
July 26, 2018

With Islamophobia on the rise in the US since 9/11, Muslims remain the most misunderstood people in American society. Taking as its point of departure the question of the compatibility of Islam and democracy, this book examines Muslims’ sense of belonging in American society. Based on extensive...

Occupying London: Post-Crash Resistance and the Limits of Possibility

Occupying London: Post-Crash Resistance and the Limits of Possibility

1st Edition

Samuel Burgum
June 28, 2018

Just because there has been a crisis does not necessarily mean there is going to be a change. And yet why, exactly, did nothing change in the face of global resistances and movements which followed the financial meltdown of 2007/8? Based on ethnographic research with the Occupy movement in London –...

Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

1st Edition

Joy White
June 28, 2018

Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of...

Indigenous Knowledge Production: Navigating Humanity within a Western World

Indigenous Knowledge Production: Navigating Humanity within a Western World

1st Edition

Marcus Woolombi Waters
May 23, 2018

Despite many scholars noting the interdisciplinary approach of Aboriginal knowledge production as a methodology within a broad range of subjects – including quantum mathematics, biodiversity, sociology and the humanities - the academic study of Indigenous knowledge and people is struggling to...

The Precarious Generation: A Political Economy of Young People

The Precarious Generation: A Political Economy of Young People

1st Edition

Judith Bessant, Rys Farthing, Rob Watts
May 09, 2018

This book draws on a wealth of evidence including young people’s own stories, to document how they are now faring in increasingly unequal societies like America, Britain, Australia, France and Spain. It points to systematic generational inequality as those born since 1980 become the first...

The Dark Side of Podemos?: Carl Schmitt and Contemporary Progressive Populism

The Dark Side of Podemos?: Carl Schmitt and Contemporary Progressive Populism

1st Edition

Josh Booth, Patrick Baert
May 01, 2018

In 2014 a new progressive party, Podemos, emerged on the Spanish political scene. Within just over two years it had become the country’s third-biggest party, winning a slew of seats in parliament and regularly making headline news. While some see Podemos as the saviour of Spanish democracy, others...

Sharing Lives: Adult Children and Parents

Sharing Lives: Adult Children and Parents

1st Edition

Marc Szydlik
April 25, 2018

Sharing Lives explores the most important human relationships which last for the longest period of our lives: those between adult children and their parents. Offering a new reference point for studies on the sociology of family, the book focuses on the reasons and results of lifelong...

God, Politics, Economy: Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion

God, Politics, Economy: Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion

1st Edition

Bulent Diken
April 25, 2018

The book intervenes into the contemporary debate on religion, politics, and economy, focusing on the field of formation which emerges as these seemingly autonomous spheres encounter one another. Empirically, it concentrates on examples from literature, theatre, and cinema as well as a case study...

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