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Sociological Futures


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Sociological Futures aims to be a flagship series for new and innovative theories, methods and approaches to sociological issues and debates and ‘the social’ in the 21st century. This series of monographs and edited collections was inspired by the vibrant wealth of British Sociological Association (BSA) symposia on a wide variety of sociological themes. Edited by a team of experienced sociological researchers, and supported by the BSA, it covers a wide range of topics related to sociology and sociological research. It will feature contemporary work that is theoretically and methodologically innovative, has local or global reach, as well as work that engages or re-engages with classic debates in sociology bringing new perspectives to important and relevant topics.

The BSA is the professional association for sociologists and sociological research in the United Kingdom, with an extensive network of members, study groups and forums, and a dynamic programme of events. The Association engages with topics ranging from auto/biography to youth, climate change to violence against women, alcohol to sport, race to migration, and Bourdieu to Weber. This book series represents the finest fruits of sociological enquiry, for a global audience, and offers a publication outlet for sociologists at all career and publishing stages, from well-established to emerging sociologists, BSA or non-BSA members, from all parts of the world.

To submit a proposal, please contact: publications@britsoc.org.uk  

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Social Mobility for the 21st Century: Everyone a winner?

Social Mobility for the 21st Century: Everyone a winner?

Forthcoming

Steph Lawler, Geoff Payne
January 18, 2018

Social Mobility for the 21st Century addresses experiences of social mobility, and the detailed processes through which entrenched, intergenerationally transmitted privilege are reproduced. Contributions will include (but are not limited to) family relationships, students’ encounters with higher...

Higher Education and Social Inequalities: University Admissions, Experiences, and Outcomes

Higher Education and Social Inequalities: University Admissions, Experiences, and Outcomes

Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram, Michael R.M. Ward
July 31, 2017

A university education has long been seen as the gateway to upward social mobility for individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and as a way of reproducing social advantage for the better off. With the number of young people from the very highest socio-economic groups entering university...

Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, Membership and Belonging

Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, Membership and Belonging

Roberto G. Gonzales, Nando Sigona
July 10, 2017

Within and Beyond Citizenship brings together cutting-edge research in sociology and social anthropology on the relationship between immigration status, rights and belonging in contemporary societies of immigration. It offers new insights into the ways in which political membership is experienced,...

Bourdieu: The Next Generation: The Development of Bourdieu's Intellectual Heritage in Contemporary UK Sociology

Bourdieu: The Next Generation: The Development of Bourdieu's Intellectual Heritage in Contemporary UK Sociology

Jenny Thatcher, Nicola Ingram, Ciaran Burke, Jessie Abrahams
December 18, 2015

This book will give unique insight into how a new generation of Bourdieusian researchers apply Bourdieu to contemporary issues. It will provide a discussion of the working mechanisms of thinking through and/or with Bourdieu when analysing data. In each chapter, individual authors discuss and...

Drinking Dilemmas: Space, culture and identity

Drinking Dilemmas: Space, culture and identity

Thomas Thurnell-Read
December 18, 2015

Drinking and drunkenness have become a focal point for political and media debates to contest notions of responsibility, discipline and risk; yet, at the same time, academic studies have highlighted the positive aspects of drinking in relation to sociability, belonging and identity. These issues...

An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology?: Trends and Challenges in Social Research

An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology?: Trends and Challenges in Social Research

Linda McKie, Louise Ryan
December 17, 2015

Research data are everywhere. In our everyday interactions, through social media, credit cards and even public transport, we generate and use data. The challenge for sociologists is how to collect, analyse and make best use of these vast arrays of information. The chapters in this book address...

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