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.

  • Racial Cities

    Governance and the Spatial Segregation of Roma in Urban Europe

    By Giovanni Picker

    Racial Cities examines the current spatial segregation of Roma in urban Europe, discussing its causes and reasons. By focusing on ethnically/racially homogeneous or quasi-homogeneous portions of the urban space, it fills an important gap in the Urban Studies scholarship on segregation. Moreover, it…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • The Precarious Generation

    How Policy Makers Generate Disadvantage Among Young People and What Can Be Done About it

    By Judith Bessant, Rob Watts, Rys Farthing

    Many young people born since the early 1980s face unprecedented social and economic disadvantage. While they spend more time in education, even university graduates now find it difficult to access full-time work, find affordable decent housing or enjoy the economic security needed to start families…

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  • Class in the New Millennium

    Structure, Homologies and Experience in Contemporary Britain

    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…

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  • 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 – 2017-01-25 
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  • Alienation, Adaptation 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 – 2016-12-28 
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  • Humanist Realism for Sociologists

    By Terrence 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 – 2016-12-20 
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  • 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 – 2016-12-16 
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  • 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 – 2016-11-30 
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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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 – 2016-11-18 
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  • 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 – 2016-11-18 
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  • Multigenerational Family Living

    Evidence and Policy Implications from Australia

    By Edgar Liu, Hazel Easthope

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

    Hardback – 2016-11-09 
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  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
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  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
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  • 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 – 2016-10-19 
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
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  • Austere Histories in European Societies

    Social Exclusion and the Contest of Colonial Memories

    Edited by Stefan Jonsson, Julia Willen

    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 – 2016-10-19 
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  • 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 – 2016-10-19 
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  • Praxeological Political Analysis

    Edited by Michael Jonas, Beate Littig

    With the interest in practice theory and praxeology on the rise, praxeology can be considered an emerging new methodological as well as theoretical paradigm which successfully overcomes epistemological dichotomies of conventional approaches. The articles in this volume serve as starting points for…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
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  • Algorithmic Cultures

    Essays on Meaning, Performance and New Technologies

    Edited by Robert Seyfert, Jonathan Roberge

    This book provides in-depth and wide-ranging analyses of the emergence, and subsequent ubiquity, of algorithms in diverse realms of social life. The plurality of Algorithmic Cultures emphasizes: 1) algorithms’ increasing importance in the formation of new epistemic and organizational paradigms; and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
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  • Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America

    Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality

    Edited by Ruud Koopmans, Bram Lancee, Merlin Schaeffer

    Concerns about immigration and the rising visibility of minorities have triggered a lively scholarly debate on the consequences of ethnic diversity for trust, cooperation, and other aspects of social cohesion. In this accessibly written volume, leading scholars explore where, when, and why ethnic…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
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  • State Looteries

    Historical Continuity, Rearticulations of Racism, and American Taxation

    By Kasey Henricks, David G. Embrick

    Fifty years ago, familiar images of the lottery would have been strange, as no state lottery existed then. Few researchers have uncovered the obscure role lotteries play in the changing composition of American taxation. Even less is known about what role race plays in this process. More than simply…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
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  • Challenging Identities

    European Horizons

    Edited by Peter Madsen

    Identity is a keyword in a number of academic fields as well as in public debate and in politics. During the last decades, references to identity have proliferated, yet there is no simple definition available that corresponds to the use of the notion in all contexts. The significance of the notion…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
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  • Muslim Americans

    Debating the notions of American and un-American

    By Nahid Afrose Kabir

    With Islamophobia on the rise in the US rise 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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-24
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  • Confronting the Challenges of Urbanization in China

    Insights from Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Zai Liang, Steven F. Messner, Youqin Huang, Cheng Chen

    Since the late 1970s, China has experienced an unprecedented pace of urbanization. In 1978, only 17.8% of the population resided in urban areas, but by 2013 the level of urbanization had reached 53.8%. During the same period, China also enjoyed spectacular economic growth. China had become the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-19
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17
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  • Family, Culture, and Self in the Development of Eating Disorders

    By Susan Haworth-Hoeppner

    This book takes a unique approach to the examination of the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa (and bulimia). White, middle-class, heterosexual women share their insights into the emergence of their illnesses through detailed interviews that consider perceptions of the role of family, the influence…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
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  • Origins of Inequality in Human Societies

    By Bernd Baldus

    Since the beginning of social life human societies have faced the problem how to distribute the results of collaborative activities among the participants. The solutions they found ranged from egalitarian to unequal but caused more dissension and conflict than just about any other social structure…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
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  • Gender Roles in Ireland

    Three Decades of Attitude Change

    By Margret Fine-Davis

    Gender Roles in Ireland: three decades of attitude change documents changing attitudes toward the role of women in Ireland from 1975 to 2005, a key period of social change in this society. The book presents replicated measures from four separate surveys carried out over three decades. These cover a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • Popular Music and Retro Culture in the Digital Era

    By Jean Hogarty

    This book explores the trend of retro and nostalgia within contemporary popular music culture. Using empirical evidence obtained from a case study of fans’ engagement with older music, the book argues that retro culture is the result of an inseparable mix of cultural and technological changes,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02
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  • Alevis in Europe

    Voices of Migration, Culture and Identity

    Edited by Tozun Issa

    The Alevis are a significant minority in Turkey, and now also in the countries of Western Europe. Over the past century, many of them have migrated from rural enclaves on the Anatolian plateau to the great cities of Istanbul and Ankara, and from there to the countries of the European Union. This…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29
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  • Social Policy and Planning for the 21st Century

    In Search of the Next Great Social Transformation

    By Donald G. Reid

    The greatest problems facing humanity today are climate change, poverty, and the increasing separation between the rich and poor. The aim of this book is to examine the social constructions that have led to these breakdowns, and provide potential solutions that are based on a fundamental change in…

    Hardback – 2016-07-27
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  • São Paulo in the Twenty-First Century

    Spaces, Heterogeneities, Inequalities

    Edited by Eduardo Cesar Leao Marques

    This book analyzes in detail the main social, economic and special transformation of the city of São Paulo. In the last 30 years, São Paulo has become a more heterogeneous and less unequal city. Contrary to some expectations, the recent economic transformations did not produce social polarization,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23
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  • Opening the Black Box

    The Work of Watching

    By Gavin J. D. Smith

    Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are a prominent, if increasingly familiar, feature of urbanism. They symbolize the faith that spatial authorities place in technical interventions for the treatment of social problems. CCTV was principally introduced to sterilize municipalities, to govern…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
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  • The Decent Society

    Planning for Social Quality

    By Pamela Abbott, Claire Wallace, Roger Sapsford

    The search for ‘the Decent Society’ – a fit place in which to live – has informed policy at both governmental and international level. This book analyses its nature and devises a consistent way of measuring the concept world-wide on the basis of a coherent theory of agency within social structure.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04
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  • 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,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29
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  • The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity

    National Contexts, Global Issues

    Edited by Andrew Dawson

    The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity engages with one of the most characteristic features of modern society. An increasingly prominent and potentially contentious phenomenon, religious diversity is intimately associated with contemporary issues such as migration, human rights, social…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
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  • Thanatourism and Cinematic Representations of Risk

    Screening the End of Tourism

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    In today’s world, the need to eliminate natural and human-made disasters has been at the forefront of national and international socio-political agendas. The management of risks such as terrorism, labour strikes, protests and environmental degradation has become pivotal for countries that depend on…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
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  • Cool Nations

    Media and the Social Imaginary of the Branded Country

    By Katja Valaskivi

    Nation branding is the most recent feature of imagined nation-making in the history of nations. Facing global competition, national decision-makers aim to distinguish their countries from others by means of branding. Quite a few nations have considered the term ‘cool’ suitable for describing some…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06
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  • The Reflexive Initiative

    On the Grounds and Prospects of Analytic Theorizing

    Edited by Stanley Raffel, Barry Sandywell

    The Reflexive Initiative is an authoritative intervention in the practice and tradition of reflexive social theory. It demonstrates the importance of the reflexive imperative, not only in the investigation of everyday life but across a wide range of human sciences and philosophical perspectives.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
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  • Social Movements in Violently Divided Societies

    Constructing Conflict and Peacebuilding

    By John Nagle

    Violently divided societies present major challenges to institutions seeking to establish peace in places characterised by ethnic conflict and high levels of social segregation. Yet such societies also contain groups that refuse to be confined within separate forms of ethnic community and instead…

    Hardback – 2016-03-17
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  • Immigrant Adaptation in Multi-Ethnic Societies

    Canada, Taiwan, and the United States

    Edited by Eric Fong, Lan-Hung Nora Chiang, Nancy Denton

    As a result of international immigration, ethnic diversity has increased rapidly in many countries, not only in major cities, but also in smaller cities. This trend is not limited to the traditional immigrant receiving countries, such as the United States and Canada, but occurs also in many other…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03
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  • Dynamics of National Identity

    Media and Societal Factors of What We Are

    Edited by Jurgen Grimm, Leonie Huddy, Peter Schmidt, Josef Seethaler

    Globalization, immigration and economic crisis challenge the conceptions of nations, trans-national institutions and post-ethnic societies which are central topics in social sciences' discourses. This book examines in an interdisciplinary and international comparative way structures of national…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15
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  • Understanding Southern Social Movements

    Edited by Simin Fadaee

    Southern social movements have played an important role in shaping world history and politics. Nevertheless, scholarly literature on movements of the global South remains limited and restricted to testing the social movement theory which was developed in the North. This Northern-centric approach…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15
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  • Pragmatic Humanism

    On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge

    By Marcus Morgan

    Is sociology best understood as simply chipping away at our ignorance about society, or does it have broader roles and responsibilities? If so, to what—or perhaps to whom—are these responsibilities? Installing humanity as its epistemological and normative start and endpoint, this book shows how…

    Hardback – 2016-02-04
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