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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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Homeownership, Renting and Society: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

Homeownership, Renting and Society: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

1st Edition

Sebastian Kohl
April 07, 2017

On the eve of the financial crisis, the USA was inhabited by almost 70 percent homeowning households, in comparison to about 45 percent in Germany. Homeownership, Renting and Society presents new evidence showing that this homeownership gap already existed between American and German cities around...

Class in the New Millennium: The Structure, Homologies and Experience of the British Social Space

Class in the New Millennium: The Structure, Homologies and Experience of the British Social Space

1st Edition

Will Atkinson
February 27, 2017

Class in the New Millennium paints a fresh and comprehensive picture of social class in Britain today. Anchored in a broad repertoire of methods and pursuing a distinctive theoretical agenda, it not only painstakingly maps the structure, transformation and effects of the UK’s key fault lines but...

The Geography of Nostalgia: Global and Local Perspectives on Modernity and Loss

The Geography of Nostalgia: Global and Local Perspectives on Modernity and Loss

1st Edition

Alastair Bonnett
February 27, 2017

We are familiar with the importance of 'progress' and 'change'. But what about loss? Across the world, from Beijing to Birmingham, people are talking about loss: about the loss that occurs when populations try to make new lives in new lands as well as the loss of traditions, languages and...

Work-Family Dynamics: Competing Logics of Regulation, Economy and Morals

Work-Family Dynamics: Competing Logics of Regulation, Economy and Morals

1st Edition

Berit Brandth, Sigtona Halrynjo, Elin Kvande
February 09, 2017

Work-life integration is an increasingly hot topic in the media, social research, governments and in people’s everyday lives. This volume offers a new type of lens for understanding work-family reconciliation by studying how work-family dynamics are shaped, squeezed and developed between consistent...

Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

1st Edition

John Michael Roberts
February 07, 2017

Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking...

Global Management, Local Resistances: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

Global Management, Local Resistances: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

1st Edition

Ulrike Schuerkens
January 30, 2017

This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global management and local resistances in all major world regions during the last years. It seeks...

Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

1st Edition

Reyhan Atasü-Topcuoğlu
January 27, 2017

Human trafficking has become one of the most spoken-of problems of our day, and fighting it has grown into a multi-million-dollar project sector. This book is about how we all come to name various exploitative migratory experiences "human trafficking" and how we build a consensus on how to counter...

Values and Identities in Europe: Evidence from the European Social Survey

Values and Identities in Europe: Evidence from the European Social Survey

1st Edition

Michael J. Breen
January 19, 2017

Contrary to what is suggested in media and popular discourses, Europe is neither a monolithic entity nor simply a collection of nation states. It is, rather, a union of millions of individuals who differ from one another in a variety of ways while also sharing many characteristics associated with...

Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification

Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification

1st Edition

Thomas Allmer
January 09, 2017

Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are enormously popular: they are continuously ranked among the most frequently accessed websites worldwide. However there are as yet few studies which combine critical theoretical and empirical research in the context of digital and...

Humanist Realism for Sociologists

Humanist Realism for Sociologists

1st Edition

Terry Leahy
December 21, 2016

Recent critiques treat humanism as a mistaken value framework. Indeed, the concept of human nature is in fact essential for sociology, but is often being denied at the same time as it appears without acknowledgement. While classic authors can show us how to connect an ethics with a concept of human...

Migrant Professionals in the City: Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities

Migrant Professionals in the City: Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities

1st Edition

Lars Meier
December 20, 2016

The migration of professionals is widely seen as a paradigmatic representation and a driver of globalization. The global elite of highly qualified migrants—managers and scientists, for example—are partly defined by their lives’ mobility. But their everyday lives are based and take place in specific...

Punk Rock and the Politics of Place: Building a Better Tomorrow

Punk Rock and the Politics of Place: Building a Better Tomorrow

1st Edition

Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl
December 20, 2016

This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the...

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