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Series Editor: Anthony Elliott, University of South Australia

Designed to complement the successful Key Sociologists, this series covers the main concepts, issues, debates, and controversies in sociology and the social sciences. The series provides concise and accessible overviews on central topics as well as new departures in social science, such as community, power, work, sexuality, inequality, mobilities, class and the family. Books in the series develop strongly original perspectives, as critical engagements rather than literature surveys, offering lively and original treatments of their subject matter. The books will be useful to students and teachers of sociology, political science, economics, psychology, philosophy, and geography.

The Series Editor is especially interested in commissioning titles in the following areas but is open to proposals covering other new areas of development in the social sciences and sociology:

  • Gender
  • Mobilities
  • Ageing
  • Sustainability
  • Climate Change
  • Inequality
  • Intersectionality
  • Post-Humanism

To discuss a proposal, please contact the commissioning editor Rebecca Brennan ([email protected]

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Exceptionalism

Exceptionalism

1st Edition

By Lars Jensen, Kristín Loftsdóttir
September 28, 2021

This volume crucially provides an analytical and comparative approach, investigating the meaning and uses of the concept of exceptionalism, while demonstrating the ways in which it manifests itself in different historical and geographical settings. Exceptionalism offers comparative case studies ...

Childhood Second edition

Childhood: Second edition

2nd Edition

By Chris Jenks
February 27, 2015

In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the...

Postcolonial Europe

Postcolonial Europe

1st Edition

By Lars Jensen
February 28, 2020

This book presents an overview of the direct and indirect ways in which Europe continues to be influenced by its entrenched postcolonial condition. Exploring the notion of postcolonial Europe as it characterises a Europe caught at a number of crossroads, it considers the distinctly European ...

Refugia Radical Solutions to Mass Displacement

Refugia: Radical Solutions to Mass Displacement

1st Edition

By Robin Cohen, Nicholas Van Hear
December 09, 2019

This is an unusual book. Combining social science fiction, utopianism, pragmatism, sober analysis and innovative social theory, the authors address one of the biggest dilemmas of our age – how to solve the problems arising from mass displacement. As early versions of the solution proposed by Robin ...

Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income

1st Edition

By Brian McDonough, Jessie Bustillos Morales
December 02, 2019

Universal basic income is a controversial policy which is causing a stir amongst academics, politicians, journalists and policy-makers all over the world. The idea of receiving ‘money for nothing’, with no strings attached, has for a long time appeared a crazy or radical proposal. But today, this ...

Secularization

Secularization

1st Edition

By Charles Turner
October 22, 2019

‘Secularization’ sounds simple, a decline in the power of religion. Yet, the history of the term is controversial and multi-faceted; it has been useful to both religious believers and non-believers and has been deployed by scholars to make sense of a variety of aspects of cultural and social change...

The Stranger

The Stranger

1st Edition

By Shaun Best
June 17, 2019

This book explores the concept of the stranger as a ‘modern’ social form, identifying the differing conceptions of strangerhood presented in the literature since the publication of Georg Simmel’s influential essay ‘The Stranger’, questioning the assumptions around what it means to be regarded as ‘...

Welfare Conditionality

Welfare Conditionality

1st Edition

By Beth Watts, Suzanne Fitzpatrick
May 10, 2018

Welfare conditionality has become an idea of global significance in recent years. A ‘hot topic’ in North America, Australia, and across Europe, it has been linked to austerity politics, and the rise of foodbanks and destitution. In the Global South, where publicly funded welfare protection systems ...

Community 3rd edition

Community: 3rd edition

3rd Edition

By Gerard Delanty
March 23, 2018

The increasing atomization of modern society has been accompanied by an enduring nostalgia for the idea of community as a source of security and belonging in an increasingly insecure world. Far from disappearing, community has been revived by transnationalism and by new kinds of individualism. ...

Sustainability

Sustainability

1st Edition

By Thomas Pfister, Martin Schweighofer, André Reichel
February 12, 2018

Sustainability as a reference frame for dealing with the interconnection of environmental, economic and social issues on a global scale is not only characterized by complex problems and long-term strategies but also by differences and disagreements with regard to its meanings and how they should be...

Populism An Introduction

Populism: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Manuel Anselmi
August 28, 2017

Populism: An Introduction is the first introduction to the theme of populism. It will introduce the principal theories, definitions, models and contemporary debates. A number of global case studies will be used to illustrate the concept: • Russian populism; • Latin American populism; • Italian ...

Patriarchy

Patriarchy

1st Edition

By Pavla Miller
June 14, 2017

Patriarchy, particularly as embedded in the Old and New Testaments, and Roman legal precepts, has been a powerful organising concept with which social order has been understood, maintained, enforced, contested, adjudicated and dreamt about for over two millennia of western history. This brief book ...

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