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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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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...

The Sociology of Central Asian Youth: Choice, Constraint, Risk

The Sociology of Central Asian Youth: Choice, Constraint, Risk

1st Edition

Mohd.Aslam Bhat
April 19, 2018

At the onset of the twenty-first century, ‘youth studies’ emerged as a distinct field of inquisition. Discourses and debates in the field have since become more sophisticated, and the spectrum of analysis has likewise broadened. However, it is striking to note how little reference is made to young...

The Great Transformation: History for a Techno-Human Future

The Great Transformation: History for a Techno-Human Future

1st Edition

Judith Bessant
April 17, 2018

While artificial intelligence (AI), robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture, and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the ‘great transformation’ uses history and...

Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies

Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies

1st Edition

Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Sandra Rios Oyola
March 19, 2018

Implicit conceptions of time associated with progress and linearity have influenced scholars and practitioners in the fields of transitional justice and peacebuilding, but time and temporality have rarely been systematically considered. Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict...

Video Games as Culture: Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society

Video Games as Culture: Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society

1st Edition

Daniel Muriel, Garry Crawford
March 14, 2018

Video games are becoming culturally dominant. But what does their popularity say about our contemporary society? This book explores video game culture, but in doing so, utilizes video games as a lens through which to understand contemporary social life. Video games are becoming an increasingly...

Human Sciences and Human Interests: Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences

Human Sciences and Human Interests: Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences

1st Edition

Mikael Klintman
March 09, 2018

Within the disciplines of social, economic, and evolutionary science, a proud ignorance can often be found of the other areas’ approaches. This text provides a novel intellectual basis for breaking this trend. Certainly, Human Sciences and Human Interests aspires to open a broad debate about what...

The Live Art of Sociology

The Live Art of Sociology

1st Edition

Cath Lambert
January 25, 2018

The Live Art of Sociology attends to the importance of ‘the live’ in contemporary social and political life. Taking existing work in live sociology as a starting point, this book considers some of its aspirations through unique empirical investigations. Queer and feminist theory and methods are...

Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements: History's Schools

Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements: History's Schools

1st Edition

Aziz Choudry, Salim Vally
December 14, 2017

How do educators and activists in today’s struggles for change use historical materials from earlier periods of organizing for political education? How do they create and engage with independent and often informal archives and debates? How do they ultimately connect this historical knowledge with...

Social Generativity: A Relational Paradigm for Social Change

Social Generativity: A Relational Paradigm for Social Change

1st Edition

Mauro Magatti
December 14, 2017

The 2008 economic crisis called into question the sustainability of the individualistic consumer society. However, for better or for worse, this long-term crisis represents an opportunity for the creation of a new model of growth to reform capitalism, structurally as well as culturally. As a...

New Directions in Elite Studies

New Directions in Elite Studies

1st Edition

Olav Korsnes, Johan Heilbron, Johs. Hjellbrekke, Felix Bühlmann, Mike Savage
December 12, 2017

Since the financial crisis, the issue of the ‘one percent’ has become the centre of intense public debate, unavoidable even for members of the elite themselves. Moreover, inquiring into elites has taken centre-stage once again in both journalistic investigations and academic research. New...

Childhood, Literature and Science: Fragile Subjects

Childhood, Literature and Science: Fragile Subjects

1st Edition

Jutta Ahlbeck, Päivi Lappalainen, Kati Launis, Kirsi Tuohela
November 16, 2017

How do we understand, imagine and remember childhood? In what ways do cultural representations and scientific discourses meet in their ways of portraying children? Childhood, Literature and Science aims to answer these questions by tracing how images of childhood(s) and children in Western...

New Immigration Destinations: Migrating to Rural and Peripheral Areas

New Immigration Destinations: Migrating to Rural and Peripheral Areas

1st Edition

Ruth McAreavey
November 02, 2017

Current population movements involve both established and new destinations, often encompassing marginal and rural communities and resulting in a whole new set of issues for these communities. New Immigration Destinations examines structural forces along with individual strategies and...

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