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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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Helicopter Parenting and Boomerang Children: How Parents Support and Relate to Their Student and Co-Resident Graduate Children

Helicopter Parenting and Boomerang Children: How Parents Support and Relate to Their Student and Co-Resident Graduate Children

1st Edition

Anne West, Jane Lewis
October 10, 2017

Drawing an unfavourable contrast between the position of students and graduates with that of their baby boomer parents has become a staple for media comment. Indeed, student indebtedness and difficulties in finding graduate jobs and housing typically contrasts markedly with their parents’...

Senses in Cities: Experiences of Urban Settings

Senses in Cities: Experiences of Urban Settings

1st Edition

Kelvin E.Y. Low, Devorah Kalekin-Fishman
October 06, 2017

Urban landscapes are usually thought of first and foremost as engineered formations designed for functionality. It is quite clear, however, that cities and towns are sites of social structure, scenes of diversity, and hotbeds of transgressions. They are also sources of satisfying social...

Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination: Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination: Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
October 05, 2017

Atmosphere, the elusive ambiance of a place, enables or hinders its mobility in global consumption contexts. Atmosphere connects to social imaginaries, utopian representational frames producing the culture of a city or country. But who resolves atmospheric contradictions in a place’s social and...

Theorizing Digital Divides

Theorizing Digital Divides

1st Edition

Massimo Ragnedda, Glenn W. Muschert
October 02, 2017

Although discussion of the digital divide is a relatively new phenomenon, social inequality is a deeply entrenched part of our current social world and is now reproduced in the digital sphere. Such inequalities have been described in multiple traditions of social thought and theoretical approaches....

The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts

The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts

1st Edition

Phoebe V. Moore
September 21, 2017

Humans are accustomed to being tool bearers, but what happens when machines become tool bearers, calculating human labour via the use of big data and people analytics by metrics? The Quantified Self in Precarity highlights how, whether it be in insecure ‘gig’ work or office work, such...

Shared Experiences of Mass Shootings: A Comparative Perspective on the Aftermath

Shared Experiences of Mass Shootings: A Comparative Perspective on the Aftermath

1st Edition

Johanna Nurmi
September 19, 2017

Mass violence and terrorism are a salient phenomenon in the late modern society, showing no sign of decline. Proactive results from the long, ongoing debate of how to address these issues are therefore increasingly necessary – not just in the context of prevention, but also in the context of the...

Digital Music Distribution: The Sociology of Online Music Streams

Digital Music Distribution: The Sociology of Online Music Streams

1st Edition

Hendrik Storstein Spilker
September 05, 2017

The digital music revolution and the rise of piracy cultures has transformed the music world as we knew it. Digital Music Distribution aims to go beyond the polarized and reductive perception of ‘piracy wars’ to offer a broader and richer understanding of the paradoxes inherent in new forms of...

Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China: Global Crisis, Innovation and Urban Mobility

Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China: Global Crisis, Innovation and Urban Mobility

1st Edition

David Tyfield
August 31, 2017

What can we do in this period of historic, global turbulence? Mainstream narratives have no plausible account of how to stop exacerbating the multiple, overlapping challenges; much less begin to address them meaningfully. The only thing everyone agrees is innovation will be needed. But what is...

Composing Processes and Artistic Agency: Tacit Knowledge in Composing

Composing Processes and Artistic Agency: Tacit Knowledge in Composing

1st Edition

Tasos Zembylas, Martin Niederauer
July 31, 2017

This monograph carries out an in-depth investigation into compositional processes, shedding new light on the components and conditions that constitute artistic agency. Artistic agency relies on the interlocking of such activities that emerge from various propositional and...

Islamic Environmentalism: Activism in the United States and Great Britain

Islamic Environmentalism: Activism in the United States and Great Britain

1st Edition

Rosemary Hancock
July 27, 2017

Islamic Environmentalism examines Muslim involvement in environmentalism in the United States and Great Britain. The book focuses upon Muslim activists and Islamic organizations that approach environmentalism as a religious duty: offering environmental readings of Islamic scriptures, and...

Open Borders, Unlocked Cultures: Romanian Roma Migrants in Western Europe

Open Borders, Unlocked Cultures: Romanian Roma Migrants in Western Europe

1st Edition

Yaron Matras, Daniele Viktor Leggio
July 27, 2017

The book examines some of the dilemmas surrounding Europe’s open borders, migrations, and identities through the prism of the Roma – Europe’s most dispersed and socially marginalised population. The volume challenges some of the myths surrounding the Roma as a ‘problem population’, and places the...

The Social Organization of Disease: Emotions and Civic Action

The Social Organization of Disease: Emotions and Civic Action

1st Edition

Jochen Kleres
July 10, 2017

Empirically, this book is a case-study analysis of dissolution processes in German AIDS organizations. Indeed, why is it that civic organizers start out with a commitment to a cause but end up dissolving their organization? This question is exactly what Kleres seeks to tackle within The Social...

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