Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

  • Open Borders, Unlocked Cultures

    Romanian Roma Migrants in Western Europe

    Edited by Yaron Matras, Daniele Viktor Leggio

    The book examines some of the dilemmas surrounding Europe’s open borders, migrations, and identities through the prism of the Roma – Europe’s most dispersed and socially marginalised population. The volume challenges some of the myths surrounding the Roma as a ‘problem population’, and places the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
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  • International Migration and Ethnic Relations: Critical Perspectives book cover

    International Migration and Ethnic Relations

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Magnus Dahlstedt, Anders Neergaard

    Each day, in so many aspects of daily life, we are reminded of the significance of migration and ethnicity. This book is a critical contribution to the understanding of the phenomena of migration and ethnicity, from a Swedish vantage point looking outwards towards a European context. It presents…

    Paperback – 2017-08-31 
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  • Composing Processes and Artistic Agency

    Tacit Knowledge in Composing

    By Tasos Zembylas, Martin Niederauer

    This monograph carries out an indepth investigation into compositional processes, shedding new light on the components and conditions that constitute artistic agency. Artistic agency relies on the interlocking of such activities that emerge from various propositional and non-propositional…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14 
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  • Islamic Environmentalism

    Activism in the United States and Great Britain

    By Rosemary Hancock

    Islamic Environmentalism examines Muslim involvement in environmentalism in the United States and Great Britain. The book focuses upon Muslim activists and Islamic organizations that approach environmentalism as a religious duty: offering environmental readings of Islamic scriptures, and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
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  • Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management

    Edited by Kees Boersma, Chiara Fonio

    This edited volume aims at exploring the interplay of theory and research on big data, crisis management and surveillance. In this context, crisis management is considered as an "umbrella term" which covers a number of crisis (i.e. from pandemics to earthquakes) and a number of ways of managing and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-30 
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  • Digital Music Distribution

    The Sociology of Online Music Streams

    By Hendrik Storstein Spilker

    Hardback – 2017-07-30 
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  • New Immigration Destinations

    Migrating to Rural and Peripheral Areas

    By Ruth McAreavey

    Current population movements involve both established and new destinations, often encompassing marginal and rural communities and resulting in a whole new set of issues for these communities. Migration to Rural and Peripheral Destinations examines structural forces and individual strategies and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
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  • Mediating Sexual Citizenship: Neoliberal Subjectivities in Television Culture book cover

    Mediating Sexual Citizenship

    Neoliberal Subjectivities in Television Culture

    By Anita Brady, Kellie Burns, Cristyn Davies

    Mediating Sexual Citizenship considers how the neoliberal imperatives of adaptation, improvement and transformation that inform the shifting artistic and industrial landscape of television, are increasingly indexed to performed disruptions of the norms of sexuality and gender. Drawing on examples…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
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  • The Social Organization of Disease

    Emotions and Civic Action

    By Jochen Kleres

    Empirically, this book is a case-study analysis of dissolution processes in German AIDS organizations. Indeed, why is it that civic organizers start out with a commitment to a cause but end up dissolving their organization? This question is exactly what Kleres seeks to tackle within The Social…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
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  • Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders: Memories of State Violence in Dersim book cover

    Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders

    Memories of State Violence in Dersim

    By Ozlem Goner

    This book examines the ways in which states and nations are constructed and legitimated through defining and managing outsiders. Focusing on Turkey and the municipality of Dersim – a region that has historically combined different outsider identities, including Armenian, Kurdish, and Alevi…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14 
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  • New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine: 2000–2014 book cover

    New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine

    2000–2014

    By Christine Emeran

    Individuals in the post-Communist Ukraine dealt with a political climate of stalled reforms and corruption, leading to a mass distrust of many political institutions. This had a demobilizing effect on a citizen’s sense of capacity to effect social change. Therefore, the emergence of any individual…

    Hardback – 2017-06-05 
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  • Cities of Culture: A Global Perspective book cover

    Cities of Culture

    A Global Perspective

    By Deborah Stevenson

    Culture now has a prominent place on the urban policy and re-profiling agendas of cities around the world. City-based cultural planning emphasising creativity in all its guises has emerged as a significant local policy initiative, while the notion of the ‘creative city’ has become an urban imaging…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31 
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  • The Sociology of Postmarxism book cover

    The Sociology of Postmarxism

    By Richard Howson

    Postmarxism is often depicted as a point of intersection for a set of inter-disciplinary theories that are in themselves complex and dense. Bringing the postmarxist theory of Ernesto Laclau into the field of political sociology through a close reading and analysis of postmarxism and its…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
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  • Human Rights, Islam and the Failure of Cosmopolitanism book cover

    Human Rights, Islam and the Failure of Cosmopolitanism

    By June Edmunds

    Cosmopolitanism, as an intellectual and political project, has failed. The portrayal of human rights, especially European, as evidence of cosmopolitanism in practice is misguided. Cosmopolitan theorists point to the rise of claims-making to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) among Europe’s…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
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  • Meta-Regulation in Practice: Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality book cover

    Meta-Regulation in Practice

    Beyond Normative Views of Morality and Rationality

    By F.C. Simon

    Meta-regulation presents itself as a progressive policy approach that can manage complexity and conflicting objectives better than traditional command and control regulation. It does this by ‘harnessing’ markets and enlisting a broad range of stakeholders to reach a more inclusive view of the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22 
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  • Transnational Social Policy

    Social Welfare in a World on the Move

    Edited by Luann Good Gingrich, Stefan Köngeter

    Transnational Social Policy highlights the changing face of social policy and social work against the background of accelerating transnationalisation of economies, labour markets, education, social services and care. The contributions of this book provide unique case examples on the interplay of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
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  • The Precarious Generation: A Political Economy of Young People book cover

    The Precarious Generation

    A Political Economy of Young People

    By Judith Bessant, Rys Farthing, Rob Watts

    This book draws on a wealth of evidence including young people’s own stories, to document how they are now faring in increasingly unequal societies like America, Britain, Australia, France and Spain. It points to systematic generational inequality as those born since 1980 become the first…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
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  • Changing Gay Male Identities book cover

    Changing Gay Male Identities

    By Andrew J. Cooper

    As the world changes, so sexual identities are changing. In a context of globalisation, mass communication and technological advances, individuals find themselves able to make lifestyle choices in new and different ways. In this increasingly confusing world, sociologists have argued that identities…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
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  • (Sub)Urban Sexscapes: Geographies and Regulation of the Sex Industry book cover

    (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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
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  • Twentieth Century Population Thinking: A Critical Reader of Primary Sources book cover

    Twentieth Century Population Thinking

    A Critical Reader of Primary Sources

    Edited by The Population Knowledge Network

    This reader on the history of demography and historical perspectives on "population" in the twentieth century features a unique collection of primary sources from around the globe, written by scholars, politicians, journalists, and activists. Many of the sources are available in English for the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
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  • Love and Society: Special Social Forms and the Master Emotion book cover

    Love and Society

    Special Social Forms and the Master Emotion

    By Swen Seebach

    Why does love matter? Love and Society discusses the meaning and importance of love for contemporary society. Love is not only an emotion that occurs in our intimate relationships; it is a special emotion that allows us to relate to each other in a lasting fashion, to create out of our individual…

    Hardback – 2017-04-21 
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  • Social Class and Transnational Human Capital: How Middle and Upper Class Parents Prepare Their Children for Globalization book cover

    Social Class and Transnational Human Capital

    How Middle and Upper Class Parents Prepare Their Children for Globalization

    By Jürgen Gerhards, Silke Hans, Sören Carlson

    Due to globalization processes, foreign language skills, knowledge about other countries and intercultural competences have increasingly become important for societies and people’s social positions. Previous research on social inequality, however, has dominantly focused on the reproduction of class…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20 
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  • Homeownership, Renting and Society: Historical and Comparative Perspectives book cover

    Homeownership, Renting and Society

    Historical and Comparative Perspectives

    By Sebastian Kohl

    On the eve of the financial crisis, the USA was inhabited by almost 70 percent homeowning households, in comparison to about 45 percent in Germany. Homeownership, Renting and Society presents new evidence showing that this homeownership gap already existed between American and German cities around…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07 
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  • Class in the New Millennium: The Structure, Homologies and Experience of the British Social Space book cover

    Class in the New Millennium

    The Structure, Homologies and Experience of the British Social Space

    By Will Atkinson

    Class in the New Millennium paints a fresh and comprehensive picture of social class in Britain today. Anchored in a broad repertoire of methods and pursuing a distinctive theoretical agenda, it not only painstakingly maps the structure, transformation and effects of the UK’s key fault lines but…

    Hardback – 2017-03-06 
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  • Racial Cities: Governance and the Segregation of Romani People in Urban Europe book cover

    Racial Cities

    Governance and the Segregation of Romani People in Urban Europe

    By Giovanni Picker

    Going beyond race-blind approaches to spatial segregation in Europe, Racial Cities argues that race is the logic through which stigmatized and segregated "Gypsy urban areas" have emerged and persisted after World War II. Building on nearly a decade of ethnographic and historical research in Romania…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
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  • The Third Digital Divide: A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities book cover

    The Third Digital Divide

    A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities

    By Massimo Ragnedda

    Drawing on the thought of Max Weber, in particular his theory of stratification, this book engages with the question of whether the digital divide simply extends traditional forms of inequality, or whether it also includes new forms of social exclusion, or perhaps manifests counter-trends that…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02 
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  • The Geography of Nostalgia: Global and Local Perspectives on Modernity and Loss book cover

    The Geography of Nostalgia

    Global and Local Perspectives on Modernity and Loss

    By Alastair Bonnett

    We are familiar with the importance of 'progress' and 'change'. But what about loss? Across the world, from Beijing to Birmingham, people are talking about loss: about the loss that occurs when populations try to make new lives in new lands as well as the loss of traditions, languages and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
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  • Work–Family Dynamics: Competing Logics of Regulation, Economy and Morals book cover

    Work–Family Dynamics

    Competing Logics of Regulation, Economy and Morals

    Edited by Berit Brandth, Sigtona Halrynjo, Elin Kvande

    Work-life integration is an increasingly hot topic in the media, social research, governments and in people’s everyday lives. This volume offers a new type of lens for understanding work-family reconciliation by studying how work-family dynamics are shaped, squeezed and developed between consistent…

    Hardback – 2017-02-09
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  • On the Frontlines of the Welfare State: How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems book cover

    On the Frontlines of the Welfare State

    How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems

    By Barry Goetz

    Although public safety agencies protect our well-being, they also shape social problems and community inequities. Public safety protections promote what T.H. Marshall called "social rights" of equitable citizenship. Frontlines of Welfare State shows how public safety agencies function as welfare…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08
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  • Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics book cover

    Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
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  • Global Management, Local Resistances: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies book cover

    Global Management, Local Resistances

    Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies

    Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens

    This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global management and local resistances in all major world regions during the last years. It seeks…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30
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  • Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking book cover

    Ideology and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

    By Reyhan Atasü-Topcuoğlu

    Human trafficking has become one of the most spoken-of problems of our day, and fighting it has grown into a multi-million-dollar project sector. This book is about how we all come to name various exploitative migratory experiences "human trafficking" and how we build a consensus on how to counter…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
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  • Values and Identities in Europe: Evidence from the European Social Survey book cover

    Values and Identities in Europe

    Evidence from the European Social Survey

    Edited by Michael J. Breen

    Contrary to what is suggested in media and popular discourses, Europe is neither a monolithic entity nor simply a collection of nation states. It is, rather, a union of millions of individuals who differ from one another in a variety of ways while also sharing many characteristics associated with…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
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  • Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification book cover

    Critical Theory and Social Media

    Between Emancipation and Commodification

    By Thomas Allmer

    Social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are enormously popular: they are continuously ranked among the most frequently accessed websites worldwide. However there are as yet few studies which combine critical theoretical and empirical research in the context of digital and…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09
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  • Humanist Realism for Sociologists book cover

    Humanist Realism for Sociologists

    By Terry Leahy

    Recent critiques treat humanism as a mistaken value framework. Indeed, the concept of human nature is in fact essential for sociology, but is often being denied at the same time as it appears without acknowledgement. While classic authors can show us how to connect an ethics with a concept of human…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21
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  • Migrant Professionals in the City: Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities book cover

    Migrant Professionals in the City

    Local Encounters, Identities and Inequalities

    Edited by Lars Meier

    The migration of professionals is widely seen as a paradigmatic representation and a driver of globalization. The global elite of highly qualified migrants—managers and scientists, for example—are partly defined by their lives’ mobility. But their everyday lives are based and take place in specific…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
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  • Punk Rock and the Politics of Place: Building a Better Tomorrow book cover

    Punk Rock and the Politics of Place

    Building a Better Tomorrow

    By Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
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  • Atoms, Bytes and Genes: Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses book cover

    Atoms, Bytes and Genes

    Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses

    By Martin W. Bauer

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
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  • Science, Technology and the Ageing Society book cover

    Science, Technology and the Ageing Society

    By Tiago Moreira

    Ageing is widely recognised as one of the social and economic challenges in the contemporary, globalised world, for which scientific, technological and medical solutions are continuously sought. This book proposes that science and technology also played a crucial role in the creation and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
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  • Alienation and Affect book cover

    Alienation and Affect

    By Warren D. TenHouten

    Alienation has objective, social-structural determinants, yet is experienced subjectively as a psychological state involving both emotion and cognition. Part I considers conceptualizations of alienation and affect in historical context, emphasizing Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Simmel, and Weber. Part II…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
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  • Deconstructing Flexicurity and Developing Alternative Approaches: Towards New Concepts and Approaches for Employment and Social Policy book cover

    Deconstructing Flexicurity and Developing Alternative Approaches

    Towards New Concepts and Approaches for Employment and Social Policy

    Edited by Maarten Keune, Amparo Serrano

    In recent years, the concept of flexicurity has come to occupy a central place in political and academic debates regarding employment and social policy. It fosters a view in which the need for continuously increasing flexibility is the basic assumption, and the understanding of security…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08
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  • From Globalization to World Society: Neo-Institutional and Systems-Theoretical Perspectives book cover

    From Globalization to World Society

    Neo-Institutional and Systems-Theoretical Perspectives

    Edited by Boris Holzer, Fatima Kastner, Tobias Werron

    Since the 1970s, various sociological approaches have tried to understand and conceptualize "the global," yet few of them have systematically addressed the full spectrum of social relationships. Prominent exponents of the global approach - such as world systems analysis - instead have focused on…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08
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  • Online Hate and Harmful Content: Cross-National Perspectives book cover

    Online Hate and Harmful Content

    Cross-National Perspectives

    By Teo Keipi, Matti Näsi, Atte Oksanen, Pekka Räsänen

    Over the past few decades, various types of hate material have caused increasing concern. Today, the scope of hate is wider than ever, as easy and often-anonymous access to an enormous amount of online content has opened the Internet up to both use and abuse. By providing possibilities for…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
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  • Habermas and Social Research: Between Theory and Method book cover

    Habermas and Social Research

    Between Theory and Method

    Edited by Mark Murphy

    One of the greatest contributors to the field of Sociology, Jürgen Habermas has had a wide-ranging and significant impact on understandings of social change and social conflict. He has inspired researchers in a range of disciplines with his multidimensional social theory, however an overview of his…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14
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  • Interpersonal Violence: Differences and Connections book cover

    Interpersonal Violence

    Differences and Connections

    Edited by Marita Husso, Tuija Virkki, Marianne Notko, Helena Hirvonen, Jari Eilola

    From early modernity to today, society has encountered various forms of interpersonal violence. Through exploration of particular areas within Europe and Russia to Africa, America and Asia, this collection presents both differences and connections among various forms of interpersonal violence in…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14
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  • Multigenerational Family Living: Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia book cover

    Multigenerational Family Living

    Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia

    Edited by Edgar Liu, Hazel Easthope

    Multigenerational living – where more than one generation of related adults cohabit in the same dwelling – is recognized as a common arrangement amongst many Asian, Middle Eastern and Southern European cultures, but this arrangement is becoming increasingly familiar in many Western…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07
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  • Bourdieusian Prospects book cover

    Bourdieusian Prospects

    Edited by Lisa Adkins, Caragh Brosnan, Steven Threadgold

    Bourdieusian Prospects considers the ongoing relevance of Bourdieu's social theory for contemporary social science. Breaking with the tendency to reflect on Bourdieu's legacies, it brings established and emergent scholars together to debate the futures of a specifically Bourdieusian sociology.…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24
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  • Sociology of Crisis: Visualising Urban Austerity book cover

    Sociology of Crisis

    Visualising Urban Austerity

    By Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    The global financial crisis has demonstrated the impact and implications of late capitalism and its bedfellow, globalisation. In the European context, crisis is seen as a threat to the stability of the region, rather than a local or national concern. Post-2008, crisis is social and political,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
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  • Austere Histories in European Societies: Social Exclusion and the Contest of Colonial Memories book cover

    Austere Histories in European Societies

    Social Exclusion and the Contest of Colonial Memories

    Edited by Stefan Jonsson, Julia Willén

    In recent years European states have turned toward more austere political regimes, entailing budget cuts, deregulation of labour markets, restrictions of welfare systems, securitization of borders and new regimes of migration and citizenship. In the wake of such changes, new forms of social…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
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  • Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise book cover

    Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

    By Joy White

    Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
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