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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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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...

American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

1st Edition

Lawrence Karson
June 30, 2017

When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous to do so. Yet since the founding of the American Republic, numerous otherwise...

Mediating Sexual Citizenship: Neoliberal Subjectivities in Television Culture

Mediating Sexual Citizenship: Neoliberal Subjectivities in Television Culture

1st Edition

Anita Brady, Kellie Burns, Cristyn Davies
June 27, 2017

Mediating Sexual Citizenship considers how the neoliberal imperatives of adaptation, improvement and transformation that inform the shifting artistic and industrial landscape of television are increasingly indexed to performed disruptions in the norms of sexuality and gender. Drawing on examples...

International Migration and Ethnic Relations: Critical Perspectives

International Migration and Ethnic Relations: Critical Perspectives

1st Edition

Magnus Dahlstedt, Anders Neergaard
June 07, 2017

Each day, in so many aspects of daily life, we are reminded of the significance of migration and ethnicity. This book is a critical contribution to the understanding of the phenomena of migration and ethnicity, from a Swedish vantage point looking outwards towards a European context. It presents...

Social Class and Transnational Human Capital: How Middle and Upper Class Parents Prepare Their Children for Globalization

Social Class and Transnational Human Capital: How Middle and Upper Class Parents Prepare Their Children for Globalization

1st Edition

Jürgen Gerhards, Hans Silke, Sören Carlson
June 01, 2017

Due to globalization processes, foreign language skills, knowledge about other countries and intercultural competences have increasingly become important for societies and people’s social positions. Previous research on social inequality, however, has dominantly focused on the reproduction of class...

Emotion and Social Structures: The Affective Foundations of Social Order

Emotion and Social Structures: The Affective Foundations of Social Order

1st Edition

Christian von Scheve
May 25, 2017

The past decades have seen significant advances in the sociological understanding of human emotion. Sociology has shown how culture and society shape our emotions and how emotions contribute to micro- and macro-social processes. At the same time, the behavioral sciences have made progress in...

Human Rights, Islam and the Failure of Cosmopolitanism

Human Rights, Islam and the Failure of Cosmopolitanism

1st Edition

June Edmunds
May 18, 2017

Cosmopolitanism, as an intellectual and political project, has failed. The portrayal of human rights, especially European, as evidence of cosmopolitanism in practice is misguided. Cosmopolitan theorists point to the rise of claims-making to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) among Europe’s...

Cities of Culture: A Global Perspective

Cities of Culture: A Global Perspective

1st Edition

Deborah Stevenson
May 18, 2017

Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging...

The Sociology of Postmarxism

The Sociology of Postmarxism

1st Edition

Richard Howson
May 15, 2017

Postmarxism is often depicted as a point of intersection for a set of inter-disciplinary theories that are in themselves complex and dense. Bringing the postmarxist theory of Ernesto Laclau into the field of political sociology through a close reading and analysis of postmarxism and its...

Transnational Social Policy: Social Welfare in a World on the Move

Transnational Social Policy: Social Welfare in a World on the Move

1st Edition

Luann Good Gingrich, Stefan Köngeter
May 10, 2017

Transnational Social Policy highlights the changing face of social policy and social work against the background of accelerating transnationalization of economies, labour markets, education, social services, and care. The contributions of this book provide unique case examples on the interplay of...

(Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry

(Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry

1st Edition

Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz
April 28, 2017

(Sub)Urban Sexscapes brings together a collection of theoretically-informed and empirically rich case studies from internationally renowned and emerging scholars highlighting the contemporary and historical geographies and regulation of the commercial sex industry. Contributions in this edited...

Twentieth Century Population Thinking: A Critical Reader of Primary Sources

Twentieth Century Population Thinking: A Critical Reader of Primary Sources

1st Edition

The Population Knowledge Network
April 28, 2017

This reader on the history of demography and historical perspectives on "population" in the twentieth century features a unique collection of primary sources from around the globe, written by scholars, politicians, journalists, and activists. Many of the sources are available in English for the...

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