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Just a few of the areas we publish in include Social Theory, Research Methods, Gender Studies, Health Studies, Political Sociology, Social Class, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the Family, Disability Studies, The Body and Urban Sociology.

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Textbooks

  1. Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies, 2nd Edition
    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas, this book explores these questions and the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies... Read more...

  2. The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections
    By Lisa Jean Moore and Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing tools for social and cultural analysis... Read more...

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New Titles

  1. The ‘Irish’ Family

    Edited by Linda Connolly

    When situated in the wider European context, ‘the Irish family’ has undergone a process of profound transformation and rapid change in very recent decades. Recent data cites a significant increase in one parent households and a high non-marital birth rate for instance alongside the emergence of cohabitation, divorce, same sex families and reconstituted families... Read more...

  2. Surveillance in Europe

    Edited by David Wright and Reinhard Kreissl

    Surveillance in Europe is an accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies in Europe. Written by experts in the field, including leading scholars, the Companion’s clear and up to date style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities... Read more...

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Research & Reference

  1. Essential Reading by CHOICE - The Rise of Critical Animal Studies

    "Indispensable for anyone concerned with how badly humans treat each other, other animals, and the environment. Summing Up: Essential" - P. Beirne, University of Southern Maine for CHOICE

    To read more about The Rise of Critical Animal Studies click here
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  2. NEW - Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    "The editor and contributors to this handbook have effected an unlikely triumph -- turning a vague journalistic, official and corporate description ('diversity') into a serious social scientific concept". - Robin Cohen, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford

    To read more about the Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies click here.

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General Interest

  1. Interview with Marian Adolf and Nico Stehr, authors of Knowledge

    Marian Adolf and Nico Stehr, have answered a few questions for us about their book, Knowledge, which published earlier this year. Find out what makes this book ideal for students, and which academic courses will benefit through the use of this book.

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  2. Interview with Paul Maginn, co-editor of (Sub)Urban Sexscapes

    As an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, find out how Paul Maginn came to co-edit a book on this ‘controversial’ subject area with Christine Steinmetz, and what he hopes readers will take away from their eagerly awaited new book, (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry.

    Read the full interview here >>>

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