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Routledge Advances in Sociology


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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.

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The Search for Home among Forced Migrants and Refugees People on the Move

The Search for Home among Forced Migrants and Refugees: People on the Move

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Edited By Maria Sophia Aguirre, Antonio Argandoña
November 08, 2024

This book explores the role of “home” in the lives of displaced people, including voluntary and forced migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, and temporary workers. For displaced people, home is something lost, longed for, and sometimes found anew. It is a community of ...

Visibilities and Invisibilities of Race and Racism Toward a New Global Dialogue

Visibilities and Invisibilities of Race and Racism: Toward a New Global Dialogue

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Edited By Yasuko Takezawa, Faye V. Harrison, Akio Tanabe
October 31, 2024

Takezawa, Harrison, Tanabe and their contributors present a multi-sited, transnational, and intercultural perspective on racism, shifting its emphasis away from the conventional North Atlantic interpretive frameworks to better understand its fundamental nature. Racism is not a uniquely ...

The Class Structure of Capitalist Societies, Volume 4 Singular Experiences of Family, Work and Leisure

The Class Structure of Capitalist Societies, Volume 4: Singular Experiences of Family, Work and Leisure

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By Will Atkinson
October 21, 2024

This fourth volume of The Class Structure of Capitalist Societies finishes the series by exploring how class infuses people’s past and present efforts to juggle family, work and leisure. Previous volumes in the series have examined the shape, history and cultural expressions of class structures in ...

BrAsian Family Practices and Reflexivity Behind the Boxing Ropes

BrAsian Family Practices and Reflexivity: Behind the Boxing Ropes

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By Izram Chaudry
September 24, 2024

Contesting stereotypical and deterministic accounts of British South Asian Muslims (BrAsians), which have largely contributed towards the perpetuation of Islamophobia, this book analyses how the influence of parents, extended family, and community support and constrain the lives of a younger ...

Linking Ages A Dialogue between Childhood and Ageing Research

Linking Ages: A Dialogue between Childhood and Ageing Research

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Edited By Anna Wanka, Tabea Freutel-Funke, Sabine Andresen, Frank Oswald
August 08, 2024

When we ponder about whether it is time to finish a degree, start a family, or retire, we often draw on age to make an assessment: When are we too young, or too old, to do something – and what age is the right one? Age, thereby, is a central social category for Western societies: more than gender, ...

The Pragmatics of Governmental Discourse Resilience, Sustainability and Wellbeing

The Pragmatics of Governmental Discourse: Resilience, Sustainability and Wellbeing

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By Ayan-Yue Gupta
August 02, 2024

This book presents a novel methodological framework for analysing governmental discourse. It involves combining pragmatist perspectives on language with computational sociolinguistics and large language models (LLMs). The first half discusses traditional critical approaches to investigating ...

A Sociological Perspective on Blood Plasma Donation During the Pandemic Convalescent Gifts and Liminality

A Sociological Perspective on Blood Plasma Donation During the Pandemic: Convalescent Gifts and Liminality

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By Jae-Mahn Shim, Seung-Hyun Baek
July 31, 2024

Shim and Baek examine the evolving existential meanings of gift-making by interviewing donors of convalescent blood plasma during the Covid-19 pandemic. The book reveals what plasma donation means for their efforts to reassemble their lives from being liminal moments to livable experiences, through...

What is the Sociology of Philosophy? Studies of Swedish and Scandinavian Philosophy

What is the Sociology of Philosophy?: Studies of Swedish and Scandinavian Philosophy

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By Carl-Göran Heidegren, Henrik Lundberg
July 29, 2024

This book introduces the sociology of philosophy as a research field, asking what can be gained by looking at the discipline of philosophy from a sociological perspective and how to go about doing it, as presented through three case studies of 20th-century Swedish and Scandinavian philosophy. After...

A Sociological Approach to Commodification The Case of Transforming the Post-Socialist Society in Poland

A Sociological Approach to Commodification: The Case of Transforming the Post-Socialist Society in Poland

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By Marek Ziółkowski, Rafał Drozdowski, Mariusz Baranowski
June 25, 2024

This book analyses the processes of commodification and decommodification which have wrought changes in Polish society since 1945. Examining the case of Poland, this book also explores comparisons to other countries in the Eastern European region. It is the first book to capture long-term social ...

Magic, Science and Society

Magic, Science and Society

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By Alex Dennis
June 14, 2024

Magic, Science and Society investigates the way the ‘rationality debate’ has developed over the last century, from E.E. Evans-Pritchard’s study of Azande magic, through Peter Winch’s argument that there can be no such thing as a social science, across the arguments about the proper status of ...

Radical Ecology in the Face of the Anthropocene Extinction A New and Urgent Philosophy for Complexity in the Social Sciences

Radical Ecology in the Face of the Anthropocene Extinction: A New and Urgent Philosophy for Complexity in the Social Sciences

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By John A. Smith, Anna Wilson
June 14, 2024

This book has two interlocking ambitions. The first is to steer what we purposefully call the idioms of critical philosophy towards a more ecologically informed paradigm. The second is to recognise that what has rightly come to be called The Anthropocene extinction is not and cannot be treated as ...

Death and the Afterlife Multidisciplinary Perspectives from a Global City

Death and the Afterlife: Multidisciplinary Perspectives from a Global City

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Edited By Kit Ying Lye, Terence Heng
June 12, 2024

What insights can we gain from the rituals, actions, and interactions around death and the afterlife? This edited collection offers a multidisciplinary perspective on how individuals and collectives “do” death and interact with the dead. Through case studies of Singaporean Chinese religion ...

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