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Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 2001, is comprised of original books published in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The set draws together original research by leading academics based on study groups and conference papers, in the areas of youth, race, the sociology of work, gender, social research, urban studies, class, deviance and social control, law, development, and health. Each volume provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. This set will be of particular interest to students and academics in the field of sociology, health and social care, gender studies and criminology respectively.

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Imagining Cities

Imagining Cities

1st Edition

Sallie Westwood, John M Williams
May 09, 2018

First published in 1997, Imagining Cities gives students access to the most exciting recent work on the city from within sociology, cultural studies and cultural geography. Contributions are grouped around four major themes: The theoretical imagination Ethnic diversity and the politics of...

Key Variables in Social Investigation

Key Variables in Social Investigation

1st Edition

Robert Burgess
May 09, 2018

Key Variables in Social Investigation encourages sociologists and other social scientists to think about the conceptual and empirical problems of using and evaluating key variables in social research. The book contains reviews of ten major variables: age; gender; race and ethnicity; health and...

Transforming Cities: Contested Governance and New Spatial Divisions

Transforming Cities: Contested Governance and New Spatial Divisions

1st Edition

Nick Jewson, Susanne Macgregor
May 09, 2018

Transforming Cities examines the profound changes that have characterised cities of the advanced capitalist societies in the final decades of the twentieth century. It analyses ways in which relationships of contest, conflict and co-operation are realised in and through the social and spatial forms...

Work and the Enterprise Culture

Work and the Enterprise Culture

1st Edition

Malcolm Cross, Geoff Payne
May 09, 2018

Work and Enterprise Culture examines the world of work in the light of the major changes that have occurred over the last decade. In particular, the book focuses on what is understood by the term the ‘enterprise culture’ and considers what impact, if any, this concept has on traditional work...

Social Change and Political Transformation

Social Change and Political Transformation

1st Edition

Chris Rootes, Howard Davis
May 09, 2018

Social Change in Political Transformation is thorough examination of political transformation the book features contributors from western and eastern Europe, giving their views on how European society and institutions are changing. The themes of social change, new movements and the development of...

Locating Health: Sociological and Historical Explorations

Locating Health: Sociological and Historical Explorations

1st Edition

Stephen Platt, Hilary Thomas, Sue Scott, Gareth Williams
May 09, 2018

Originally presented as papers in the 1991 British Sociological Association Conference on Health and Society, Locating Health represents a valuable addition to the ‘health inequalities’ debate by extending our gaze beyond the traditional locations to include place, consumption and lifestyle. It...

Private Risks and Public Dangers

Private Risks and Public Dangers

1st Edition

Stephen Platt, Hilary Thomas, Sue Scott, Gareth Williams
May 09, 2018

Private Risk and Public Dangers is comprised of a collection of chapters which were originally papers presented in the 1991 British Sociological Association Conference on Health and Society, and they address a range of private risks and public dangers. Issues covered vary from the response to HIV...

New Directions in the Sociology of Health

New Directions in the Sociology of Health

1st Edition

Pamela Abbott, Geoff Payne
May 09, 2018

New Directions in the Sociology of Health links a number of contemporary issues to a broader sociological framework. It discusses health policy and programmes aimed at public concerns like AIDS, drug use, tranquilizer dependency and alcohol abuse. The work of a para-medical and lay workers – not...

Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion

Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion

1st Edition

Phillip J Brown, Rosemary Crompton
May 09, 2018

Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion provides a timely reminder of persisting inequalities of class, race and gender as a consequence of the changes which have engulfed Europe in less than a decade. The contributors consider key debates including democracy, social justice and...

Comparability in Social Research

Comparability in Social Research

1st Edition

Margaret Stacey
May 09, 2018

Originally published in 1969, Comparability in Social Research is a collection of essays from the British Sociological Association and Social Science Research Council. The essays are the result of a working group from the British Sociological Association, and a response to the need for the...

Rethinking Social Inequality

Rethinking Social Inequality

1st Edition

David Robbins, Lesley Caldwell, Graham Day, Karen Jones, Hilary Rose
May 09, 2018

Originally published in 1982, Rethinking Social Inequality is a collection of essays looking at the breadth of contemporary work in social inequality. The book focuses on inequality as a central project of sociological enquiry, and is unified by the overarching rejection of a distributional notion...

Diversity and Decomposition in the Labour Market

Diversity and Decomposition in the Labour Market

1st Edition

David Robbins, Lesley Caldwell, Graham Day, Karen Jones, Hilary Rose
May 09, 2018

Originally published in 1982 Diversity and Decomposition in the Labour Market, is an edited collection addressing the contemporary sociology of the labour market. The collection focuses on the categorisation of the diverse dualities that might be thought to characterise certain labour markets. The...

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