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Textbooks

  1. Digital Sociology

    By Deborah Lupton

    We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the production and dissemination of knowledge. People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with others are now monitored in detail by digital technologies. We are increasingly becoming digital data subjects, whether we like it or not, and whether we choose this or not...

    Click here to watch an interview with Deborah Lupton about Digital Sociology and read more >>>

  2. Beads, Bodies, and Trash

    Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras
    By David Redmon

    Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will increase students’ capacity to think critically about and question everyday objects that circulate around the globe... Read more...

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New Titles

  1. (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry
    Edited by Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz

    (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 volume examine the spatial and regulatory contours of the sex industry from a range of disciplinary perspectives... Read more...

  2. Renewable Energies

    By Matthias Gross, Rüdiger Mautz

    This concise book focuses on sociological attempts at better framing contemporary theories of energy transformations and to deliver an accessible overview on the relationships between different types of renewable energy sources and their practical usages in modern societies. A strong focus is laid upon new forms of environmental governance and unavoidable knowledge gaps triggered by attempts to transform contemporary energy systems to renewable ones... Read more...

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Research & Reference

  1. 2014 Ruth Benedict Honorable Mention Book Prize Winner

    We are very proud to announce that Elisabeth L. Engebretsen is this year’s winner for the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) Ruth Benedict Honorable Mention Book Prize, for her book, Queer Women in Urban China: An Ethnography.

    To celebrate, we are offering FREE ACCESS to the whole book until 19th October 2014. Just click on the View Inside this Book icon to start reading!

  2. NEW - Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    'At last, a dazzling and comprehensive collection that sets a new benchmark in East Asian studies. The international experts in this smart volume explore a range of significant topics, from sexual minorities to sexual politics, placing sexuality studies front and center on the Asian studies bookshelf. Pioneering, thought-provoking, and deeply knowledgeable.' – Laura Miller, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA

    Order your copy now and take advantage of the pre-publication offer of £125 (RRP £140. Valid until 2nd December 2014)

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General Interest

  1. Author Interview with Onofrio Romano

    Onofrio Romano is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Bari, and the author of The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis: Challenging the Phantom of Liberty. Find out how this approach to the evolution of social and political thought differs to other perspectives in the field, and what direction or focus this may take in the next few years. Read the interview here >>>

  2. Author Interview: Family Mobility

    Catherine Doherty, Wendy Patton and Paul Shield recently answered a few questions for us about their new book, Family Mobility: Reconciling Career Opportunities and Educational Strategy.

    Find out how the three authors came together to write a book on this topic, what surprised them when conducting the research for the book, and challenged their initial understanding of family mobility, and the opportununities for further research on this subject area. Click here for the full interview >>>

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