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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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Social Isolation in Modern Society

Social Isolation in Modern Society

1st Edition

By 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

By Warren D. TenHouten
December 11, 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

By David C Kraemer
December 09, 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, ...

Emotions and Social Movements

Emotions and Social Movements

1st Edition

By Helena Flam, Debra King
October 22, 2008

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 ...

Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society

Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society

1st Edition

Edited By Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Dirk Hofäcker
October 22, 2008

Globalization has been strongly shaping and transforming both national economies and individual careers in recent decades. These profound changes have had significant consequences for individual careers of men and women both during and after their employment career. This impressive new ...

Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City

Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Constructing Risk and Safety in Technological Practice

Constructing Risk and Safety in Technological Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Boel Berner, Jane Summerton
December 27, 2002

Modern technological systems entail risks and uncertainties of hitherto unknown dimensions. This book discusses the construction of risk and safety within a variety of empirical contexts where technologies and their risk are debated and handled by individuals, groups or organizations. With ...

Europeanisation, National Identities and Migration Changes in Boundary Constructions between Western and Eastern Europe

Europeanisation, National Identities and Migration: Changes in Boundary Constructions between Western and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Willfried Spohn, Anna Triandafyllidou
December 30, 2002

This book provides theoretical and empirical discussion of migration, identity and Europeanisation. With contributions from leading international scholars, it provides both an overview of theoretical perspectives and a comprehensive set of case studies, covering both Eastern and Western Europe. ...

Immigrants and National Identity in Europe

Immigrants and National Identity in Europe

1st Edition

By Anna Triandafyllidou
October 12, 2001

The author reviews main theories of nationalism and criticises their lack of elaboration on the role of 'Others' in nation formation. Drawing upon anthropological, sociological and social psychological perspectives, she develops a dynamic, relational perspective for the study of national theory....

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