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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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Exploring the Networked Worlds of Popular Music Milieux Cultures

Exploring the Networked Worlds of Popular Music: Milieux Cultures

1st Edition

Peter Webb
April 08, 2010

This book provides an `insider’ view of worlds of popular music. It shows the relationship between music, creativity, ideas and localities by looking at cities, independents, genre, globalization and musician’s relationships with each other. Webb examines groups of musicians, audiences and ...

Rave Culture and Religion

Rave Culture and Religion

1st Edition

Graham St John
May 21, 2009

The collection provides insights on developments in post-traditional religiosity (especially 'New Age' and 'Neo-Paganism') through studies of rave's Gnostic narratives of ascensionism and re-enchantment, explorations of the embodied spirituality and millennialist predispositions of dance culture, ...

The Obituary as Collective Memory

The Obituary as Collective Memory

1st Edition

Bridget Fowler
April 29, 2009

The first serious academic study of obituaries, this book focuses on how societies remember. Bridget Fowler makes great use of the theories of Pierre Bordieu, arguing that obituaries are one important component in society's collective memory. This book, the first of its kind, will find a place...

Youth Cultures Scenes, Subcultures and Tribes

Youth Cultures: Scenes, Subcultures and Tribes

1st Edition

Paul Hodkinson, Wolfgang Deicke
April 29, 2009

Youth Cultures offers a comprehensive outline of youth cultural studies in the twenty-first century, with reference to a range of new research case studies. Featuring both well known and emerging scholars from the UK, the US and mainland Europe, the book addresses core theoretical and ...

Weber and the Persistence of Religion Social Theory, Capitalism and the Sublime

Weber and the Persistence of Religion: Social Theory, Capitalism and the Sublime

1st Edition

Joseph W. H. Lough
March 13, 2009

There is an increasing interest in religion and belief and the diverse forms these take in the contemporary world. This timely book provides a unique analysis of these issues through a discussion of the work of Marx and Weber. Taking Max Weber’s interpretations of capitalism and religion as its ...

Agricultural Governance Globalization and the New Politics of Regulation

Agricultural Governance: Globalization and the New Politics of Regulation

1st Edition

Vaughan Higgins, Geoffrey Lawrence
March 06, 2009

Food security and sustainability are arguably the most important issues facing the agri-food sector at the beginning of a new millennium. In an era of globalization, where nation states appear to have a diminishing role in governing these matters, the existing and emerging power relations ...

Social Isolation in Modern Society

Social Isolation in Modern Society

1st Edition

Roelof Hortulanus, Anja Machielse, Ludwien Meeuwesen
March 06, 2009

Social isolation has serious repercussions for people and communities across the globe, yet knowledge about this phenomenon has remained rather limited – until now. The first multidisciplinary study to explore this issue, Social Isolation in Modern Society integrates relevant research traditions ...

A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life

A General Theory of Emotions and Social Life

1st Edition

Warren D. TenHouten
November 04, 2008

Founded upon the psychoevolutionary theories of Darwin, Plutchik and Izard, a general socioevolutionary theory of the emotions - affect-spectrum theory - classifies a wide spectrum of the emotions and analyzes them on the sociological, psychological and neurobiological levels. This neurocognitive ...

Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages

Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages

1st Edition

David C Kraemer
October 28, 2008

This book explores the history of Jewish eating and Jewish identity, from the Bible to the present. The lessons of this book rest squarely on the much-quoted insight: 'you are what you eat.' But this book goes beyond that simple truism to recognise that you are not only what you eat, but also how, ...

Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society The Losers in a Globalizing World

Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society: The Losers in a Globalizing World

1st Edition

Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Erik Klijzing, Melinda Mills, Karin Kurz
October 08, 2008

Examining how youths in fourteen industrialized societies make the transition to adulthood in an era of globalization and rising uncertainty, this collection of essays investigates the impact that institutions working with social groups of youths have upon those youths' abilities to make adult ...

Emotions and Social Movements

Emotions and Social Movements

1st Edition

Helena Flam, Debra King
May 25, 2005

Most research on social movements has ignored the significance of emotions. This edited volume seeks to redress this oversight and introduces new research themes and tools to the field of emotions and social movements. Sociologists and political activists around the world will find this volume to ...

Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City

Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City

1st Edition

Bill Sanders
March 15, 2007

Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City offers an interpretive account of juvenile delinquency within the modern inner city, an environment which is characterized by a long history of social deprivation and high rates of crime. A wide range of topics are explored, such as young people's ...

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