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.

  • Loneliness: A Social Problem book cover

    Loneliness

    A Social Problem

    By Keming Yang

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
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  • Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies book cover

    Islamophobia in Muslim Majority Societies

    Edited by Enes Bayraklı, Farid Hafez

    In the last decade Islamophobia in Western societies, where Muslims constitute the minority, has been studied extensively. However, Islamophobia is not restricted to the geography of the West, but rather constitutes a global phenomenon. It affects Muslim societies just as much, due to various…

    Hardback – 2018-12-21 
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  • Neo-Materialism: From Bio Power to Social Movements book cover

    Neo-Materialism

    From Bio Power to Social Movements

    By Graeme Chesters, Ian Welsh

    This book describes the emergence of a new materialist orientation in social theory, driven by acknowledgement of the centrality and irreducibility of difference as a key concept in both the social and natural sciences and the problems this poses for scientific enquiry, political decision-making…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
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  • DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes book cover

    DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

    Edited by Andy Bennett, Paula Guerra

    This volume examines the global influence and impact of DIY cultural practice as this informs the production, performance and consumption of underground music in different parts of the world. The book brings together a series of original studies of DIY musical activities in Europe, North and South…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27 
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  • Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development: On Atmospheres, Affects and Environments book cover

    Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development

    On Atmospheres, Affects and Environments

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    It is said that movies have encroached upon social realities creating tourism enclaves based on distortions of history and heritage, or simulations that disregard both. What localities and nation-states value are discarded, suppressed or modified beyond recognition in neoliberal markets; thus…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27 
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  • The World Multiple: The Quotidian Politics of Knowing and Generating Entangled Worlds book cover

    The World Multiple

    The Quotidian Politics of Knowing and Generating Entangled Worlds

    Edited by Kei'ichi Omura, Grant Otsuki, Shiho Satsuka, Atsuro Morita

    The World Multiple, as a collection, is an ambitious ethnographic experiment in understanding how the world is experienced and generated in multiple ways through people’s everyday practices. Against the dominant assumption that the world is a single universal reality that can only be known by…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06 
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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…

    Paperback – 2018-10-12 
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  • Populism and the Crisis of Democracy: Volume 1: Concepts and Theory book cover

    Populism and the Crisis of Democracy

    Volume 1: Concepts and Theory

    Edited by Gregor Fitzi, Juergen Mackert, Bryan S. Turner

    There is no threat to Western democracies today comparable to the rise of right-wing populism. While it has played an increasing role at least since the 1990s, only the social consequences of the global financial crises in 2008 have given it its break that led to UK’s ‘Brexit’ and the election…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09 
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  • Ageing, Diversity and Equality - Open Access: Social Justice Perspectives book cover

    Ageing, Diversity and Equality - Open Access

    Social Justice Perspectives

    Edited by Sue Westwood

    Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms…

    Hardback – 2018-09-28 
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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,…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
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  • Christianity and Sociological Theory: Reclaiming the Promise book cover

    Christianity and Sociological Theory

    Reclaiming the Promise

    By Joseph A. Scimecca

    This book offers a history of sociological theory from a Christian perspective, tracing the origins of sociology from the beginnings of Western science as introduced by the Scholastics of the twelfth century, which, when combined with their emphasis on rationality, led to the Enlightenment "science…

    Paperback – 2018-09-07
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  • The Challenge of Modernity: Simmel’s Sociological Theory book cover

    The Challenge of Modernity

    Simmel’s Sociological Theory

    By Gregor Fitzi

    The complete collected works of Georg Simmel are now available. Yet, the standing of Simmel’s sociological theory is still a subject of controversy. Is Simmel only a brilliant impressionist, a flâneur in the territories of modernity? Providing an illuminating and coherent presentation of Simmel’s…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31
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  • Performing Fantasy and Reality in Contemporary Culture book cover

    Performing Fantasy and Reality in Contemporary Culture

    By Anastasia Seregina

    We frequently engage with that which we consciously perceive not to be real, yet fantasy, despite its pervasive presence and strong role in everyday life through its connection to identities, communities, desires, and meanings, has yet to be properly defined and researched. This book examines…

    Hardback – 2018-08-16
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  • The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse: Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making. book cover

    The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse

    Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making.

    Edited by Reiner Keller, Anna-Katharina Hornridge, Wolf J Schünemann

    The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) has reoriented research into social forms, structuration and processes of meaning construction and reality formation; doing so by linking social constructivist and pragmatist approaches with post-structuralist thinking in order to study…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
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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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Becoming Anorexic: A sociological study book cover

    Becoming Anorexic

    A sociological study

    By Muriel Darmon

    Anorexia tends to be studied within health disciplines, such as medicine, psychoanalysis or psychology. When the condition is discussed in relation to society more broadly, focus is commonly restricted to considerations about the demise of the traditional family meal or the all-pervading obsession…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Intergenerational Family Relations: An Evolutionary Social Science Approach book cover

    Intergenerational Family Relations

    An Evolutionary Social Science Approach

    By Antti O. Tanskanen, Mirkka Danielsbacka

    This book offers a synthesis of social science and evolutionary approaches to the study of intergenerational relations, using biological, psychological and sociological factors to develop a single framework for understanding why kin help one another across generations. With attention to both…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08
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  • European Social Integration and the Roma: Questioning Neoliberal Governmentality book cover

    European Social Integration and the Roma

    Questioning Neoliberal Governmentality

    By Cerasela Voiculescu

    In the field of political sociology and European studies, there has long been a discussion on transnational neoliberal development and ethnic groups’ self-governance. Notwithstanding, there has been limited exploration in relation to modes of knowledge production associated with neoliberal…

    Paperback – 2018-08-07
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  • The Philosophy of Homelessness: Barely Being book cover

    The Philosophy of Homelessness

    Barely Being

    By Paul Moran, Frances Atherton

    The Philosophy of Homelessness is borne out of a five-year ethnographic research project involving being with a group of chronically homeless people in Chester. A small city located in the northwest of the UK, Chester is economically supported by its heritage and the tourism that this attracts…

    Hardback – 2018-08-03
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  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia: Concepts, Practice and Rights book cover

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia

    Concepts, Practice and Rights

    Edited by Sue Westwood, Elizabeth Price

    This groundbreaking collection is the first to focus specifically on LGBT* people and dementia. It brings together original chapters from leading academics, practitioners and LGBT* individuals affected by dementia. Multi-disciplinary and international in scope, it includes authors from the UK, USA,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
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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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
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  • Mobility, Modernity and the Slum: The Real and Virtual Journeys of 'Slumdog Millionaire' book cover

    Mobility, Modernity and the Slum

    The Real and Virtual Journeys of 'Slumdog Millionaire'

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Only virtuous humans are supposed to move in time to meet their happy destiny or karma. The tale of Jamal in Slumdog Millionaire is such a case of serendipitous mobility towards riches and love – a ‘journey’ in which good heroes and urban communities respecting solidarity are successfully…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
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  • Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events: Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup book cover

    Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
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  • Practicing Art/Science: Experiments in an Emerging Field book cover

    Practicing Art/Science

    Experiments in an Emerging Field

    Edited by Philippe Sormani, Guelfo Carbone, Priska Gisler

    Over the last two decades, multiple initiatives of transdisciplinary collaboration across art, science, and technology have seen the light of day. Why, by whom, and under what circumstances are such initiatives promoted? What does their experimental character look like - and what can be learned,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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  • Muslim Americans: Debating the notions of American and un-American book cover

    Muslim Americans

    Debating the notions of American and un-American

    By Nahid Afrose Kabir

    With Islamophobia on the rise in the US since 9/11, Muslims remain the most misunderstood people in American society. Taking as its point of departure the question of the compatibility of Islam and democracy, this book examines Muslims’ sense of belonging in American society. Based on extensive…

    Paperback – 2018-07-26
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  • Occupying London: Post-Crash Resistance and the Limits of Possibility book cover

    Occupying London

    Post-Crash Resistance and the Limits of Possibility

    By Samuel Burgum

    Just because there has been a crisis does not necessarily mean there is going to be a change. And yet why, exactly, did nothing change in the face of global resistances and movements which followed the financial meltdown of 2007/8? Based on ethnographic research with the Occupy movement in London –…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28
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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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
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  • Indigenous Knowledge Production: Navigating Humanity within a Western World book cover

    Indigenous Knowledge Production

    Navigating Humanity within a Western World

    By Marcus Woolombi Waters

    Despite many scholars noting the interdisciplinary approach of Aboriginal knowledge production as a methodology within a broad range of subjects – including quantum mathematics, biodiversity, sociology and the humanities - the academic study of Indigenous knowledge and people is struggling to…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
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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…

    Paperback – 2018-05-09
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  • The Dark Side of Podemos?: Carl Schmitt and Contemporary Progressive Populism book cover

    The Dark Side of Podemos?

    Carl Schmitt and Contemporary Progressive Populism

    By Josh Booth, Patrick Baert

    In 2014 a new progressive party, Podemos, emerged on the Spanish political scene. Within just over two years it had become the country’s third-biggest party, winning a slew of seats in parliament and regularly making headline news. While some see Podemos as the saviour of Spanish democracy, others…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01
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  • Sharing Lives: Adult Children and Parents book cover

    Sharing Lives

    Adult Children and Parents

    By Marc Szydlik

    Sharing Lives explores the most important human relationships which last for the longest period of our lives: those between adult children and their parents. Offering a new reference point for studies on the sociology of family, the book focuses on the reasons and results of lifelong…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
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  • God, Politics, Economy: Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion book cover

    God, Politics, Economy

    Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion

    By Bulent Diken

    The book intervenes into the contemporary debate on religion, politics, and economy, focusing on the field of formation which emerges as these seemingly autonomous spheres encounter one another. Empirically, it concentrates on examples from literature, theatre, and cinema as well as a case study…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
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  • The Sociology of Central Asian Youth: Choice, Constraint, Risk book cover

    The Sociology of Central Asian Youth

    Choice, Constraint, Risk

    By Mohd.Aslam Bhat

    At the onset of the twenty-first century, ‘youth studies’ emerged as a distinct field of inquisition. Discourses and debates in the field have since become more sophisticated, and the spectrum of analysis has likewise broadened. However, it is striking to note how little reference is made to young…

    Hardback – 2018-04-19
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  • The Great Transformation: History for a Techno-Human Future book cover

    The Great Transformation

    History for a Techno-Human Future

    By Judith Bessant

    While artificial intelligence (AI), robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture, and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the ‘great transformation’ uses history and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-17
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  • Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies book cover

    Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies

    Edited by Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Sandra Rios Oyola

    Implicit conceptions of time associated with progress and linearity have influenced scholars and practitioners in the fields of transitional justice and peacebuilding, but time and temporality have rarely been systematically considered. Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
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  • Video Games as Culture: Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society book cover

    Video Games as Culture

    Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society

    By Daniel Muriel, Garry Crawford

    Video games are becoming culturally dominant. But what does their popularity say about our contemporary society? This book explores video game culture, but in doing so, utilizes video games as a lens through which to understand contemporary social life. Video games are becoming an increasingly…

    Paperback – 2018-03-14
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  • Human Sciences and Human Interests: Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences book cover

    Human Sciences and Human Interests

    Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences

    By Mikael Klintman

    Within the disciplines of social, economic, and evolutionary science, a proud ignorance can often be found of the other areas’ approaches. This text provides a novel intellectual basis for breaking this trend. Certainly, Human Sciences and Human Interests aspires to open a broad debate about what…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09
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  • The Live Art of Sociology book cover

    The Live Art of Sociology

    By Cath Lambert

    The Live Art of Sociology attends to the importance of ‘the live’ in contemporary social and political life. Taking existing work in live sociology as a starting point, this book considers some of its aspirations through unique empirical investigations. Queer and feminist theory and methods are…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25
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  • Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements: History's Schools book cover

    Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements

    History's Schools

    Edited by Aziz Choudry, Salim Vally

    How do educators and activists in today’s struggles for change use historical materials from earlier periods of organizing for political education? How do they create and engage with independent and often informal archives and debates? How do they ultimately connect this historical knowledge with…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
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  • Social Generativity: A Relational Paradigm for Social Change book cover

    Social Generativity

    A Relational Paradigm for Social Change

    Edited by Mauro Magatti

    The 2008 economic crisis called into question the sustainability of the individualistic consumer society. However, for better or for worse, this long-term crisis represents an opportunity for the creation of a new model of growth to reform capitalism, structurally as well as culturally. As a…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
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  • New Directions in Elite Studies book cover

    New Directions in Elite Studies

    Edited by Olav Korsnes, Johan Heilbron, Johs. Hjellbrekke, Felix Bühlmann, Mike Savage

    Since the financial crisis, the issue of the ‘one percent’ has become the centre of intense public debate, unavoidable even for members of the elite themselves. Moreover, inquiring into elites has taken centre-stage once again in both journalistic investigations and academic research. New…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
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  • Childhood, Literature and Science: Fragile Subjects book cover

    Childhood, Literature and Science

    Fragile Subjects

    Edited by Jutta Ahlbeck, Päivi Lappalainen, Kati Launis, Kirsi Tuohela

    How do we understand, imagine and remember childhood? In what ways do cultural representations and scientific discourses meet in their ways of portraying children? Childhood, Literature and Science aims to answer these questions by tracing how images of childhood(s) and children in Western…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16
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  • New Immigration Destinations: Migrating to Rural and Peripheral Areas book cover

    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. New Immigration Destinations examines structural forces along with individual strategies and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02
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  • Shared Housing, Shared Lives: Everyday Experiences Across the Lifecourse book cover

    Shared Housing, Shared Lives

    Everyday Experiences Across the Lifecourse

    By Sue Heath, Katherine Davies, Gemma Edwards, Rachael Scicluna

    With a growing population, rising housing costs and housing providers struggling to meet demand for affordable accommodation, more and more people in the UK find themselves sharing their living spaces with people from outside of their families at some point in their lives. Focusing on sharers in a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30
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  • Gypsy Feminism: Intersectional Politics, Alliances, Gender and Queer Activism book cover

    Gypsy Feminism

    Intersectional Politics, Alliances, Gender and Queer Activism

    By Laura Corradi

    Clumsy stereotypes of the Romani and Travellers communities abound, not only culturally in programmes such as Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, but also amongst educators, social workers, administrators and the medical profession. Gypsy cultures are invariably presented as ruled by tradition and machismo.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24
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  • Helicopter Parenting and Boomerang Children: How Parents Support and Relate to Their Student and Co-Resident Graduate Children book cover

    Helicopter Parenting and Boomerang Children

    How Parents Support and Relate to Their Student and Co-Resident Graduate Children

    By Anne West, Jane Lewis

    Drawing an unfavourable contrast between the position of students and graduates with that of their baby boomer parents has become a staple for media comment. Indeed, student indebtedness and difficulties in finding graduate jobs and housing typically contrasts markedly with their parents’…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
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  • Senses in Cities: Experiences of Urban Settings book cover

    Senses in Cities

    Experiences of Urban Settings

    Edited by Kelvin E.Y. Low, Devorah Kalekin-Fishman

    Urban landscapes are usually thought of first and foremost as engineered formations designed for functionality. It is quite clear, however, that cities and towns are sites of social structure, scenes of diversity, and hotbeds of transgressions. They are also sources of satisfying social…

    Hardback – 2017-10-06
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  • Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination: Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 book cover

    Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination

    Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Atmosphere, the elusive ambiance of a place, enables or hinders its mobility in global consumption contexts. Atmosphere connects to social imaginaries, utopian representational frames producing the culture of a city or country. But who resolves atmospheric contradictions in a place’s social and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05
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