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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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Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development On Atmospheres, Affects, and Environments

Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development: On Atmospheres, Affects, and Environments

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
June 30, 2020

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 ...

Europe in Love Binational Couples and Cosmopolitan Society

Europe in Love: Binational Couples and Cosmopolitan Society

1st Edition

Juan Díez Medrano
May 27, 2020

Inter-marriage both reflects and brings social change. This book draws on a unique survey of randomly selected samples of national and European binational couples to demonstrate that the latter are core cells of a future European society. Unrestricted freedom of movement has enabled a rise in...

People, Care and Work in the Home

People, Care and Work in the Home

1st Edition

Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Antonio Argandoña
June 02, 2020

Introducing novel theoretical, empirical and practical investigations with case studies from UK, Europe, South America and South East Asia, the book offers a novel global outlook on how contemporary homes are facing genuine challenges from operational, economic, spatial, social and wellbeing ...

The Global Citizenship Nexus Critical Studies

The Global Citizenship Nexus: Critical Studies

1st Edition

Debra D Chapman, Tania Ruiz-Chapman, Peter Eglin
April 30, 2020

In the spirit of Ivan Illich’s 1968 speech ‘To hell with good intentions’, the book takes aim at a ubiquitous form of contemporary ideology, namely the concept of global citizenship. Its characteristic discourse can be found inhabiting a nexus of four complexes of ‘ruling’ institutions, namely ...

Children in Social Movements Rethinking Agency, Mobilization and Rights

Children in Social Movements: Rethinking Agency, Mobilization and Rights

1st Edition

Diane M. Rodgers
March 18, 2020

Children’s participation in social movements is presented through a theoretical typology consisting of strategic participants, participants by default and active participants. This range of participation accounts for the social location of children historically and internationally, calling for ...

Magical Realist Sociologies of Belonging and Becoming The Explorer

Magical Realist Sociologies of Belonging and Becoming: The Explorer

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
March 06, 2020

At the bottom of the sea, freedivers find that the world bestows humans with the magic of bodily and mental freedom, binding them in small communities of play, affect and respect for nature. On land, rational human interests dissolve this magic into prescriptive formulas of belonging to a ...

Nostalgia Now Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Past in the Present

Nostalgia Now: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on the Past in the Present

1st Edition

Michael Hviid Jacobsen
February 28, 2020

This volume explores the nature of nostalgia as an important emotion in contemporary society and social theory. Situated between the ‘sociology of emotions’ and ‘nostalgia studies’, it considers the reasons for which nostalgia appears to be becoming an increasingly significant and debated emotion ...

Queer Campus Climate An Ethnographic Fantasia

Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia

1st Edition

Benjamin Arnberg
February 26, 2020

Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia is a visceral and provocative account of the lives of ten queer college men living in the Deep South. The book serves many goals. It is an emancipatory research document told in the raucous, fiery voices of these queer men whose narratives are ...

Later Life Exploring Ageing through Literature

Later Life: Exploring Ageing through Literature

1st Edition

Barbara A. Misztal
February 21, 2020

Later Life views older age as a valuable stage of life and argues for the centrality of self-making to the quality of later life. Aiming to enrich an understanding of ageing as the unfolding process in which people try to negotiate vulnerabilities of their bodies and manage mortality, it explores ...

On the Genealogy of Critique Or How We Have Become Decadently Indignant

On the Genealogy of Critique: Or How We Have Become Decadently Indignant

1st Edition

Diana Stypinska
January 23, 2020

On the Genealogy of Critique intervenes into both contemporary academic debates on critique, and today’s mainstream criticism, by reflecting upon the relationship between criticality and social change in the age of post-politics. What does it mean to be critical? When we are told that civilisation ...

Indigenous Knowledge Production Navigating Humanity within a Western World

Indigenous Knowledge Production: Navigating Humanity within a Western World

1st Edition

Marcus Woolombi Waters
January 14, 2020

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 ...

Intergenerational Family Relations An Evolutionary Social Science Approach

Intergenerational Family Relations: An Evolutionary Social Science Approach

1st Edition

Antti O. Tanskanen, Mirkka Danielsbacka
January 14, 2020

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 ...

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