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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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Performing Fantasy and Reality in Contemporary Culture

Performing Fantasy and Reality in Contemporary Culture

1st Edition

Anastasia Seregina
January 14, 2020

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 ...

The Dark Side of Podemos? Carl Schmitt and Contemporary Progressive Populism

The Dark Side of Podemos?: Carl Schmitt and Contemporary Progressive Populism

1st Edition

Josh Booth, Patrick Baert
January 14, 2020

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 ...

The Sociology of Central Asian Youth Choice, Constraint, Risk

The Sociology of Central Asian Youth: Choice, Constraint, Risk

1st Edition

Mohd.Aslam Bhat
January 14, 2020

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 ...

Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies

Time and Temporality in Transitional and Post-Conflict Societies

1st Edition

Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Sandra Rios Oyola
January 14, 2020

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 ...

Regional Cultures, Economies, and Creativity Innovating Through Place in Australia and Beyond

Regional Cultures, Economies, and Creativity: Innovating Through Place in Australia and Beyond

1st Edition

Ariella Van Luyn, Eduardo de la Fuente
December 11, 2019

Drawing on Australian and comparative case studies, this volume reconceptualises non-metropolitan creative economies through the ‘qualities of place’. This book examines the agricultural and gastronomic cultures surrounding ‘native’ foods, coastal sculpture festivals, universities and regional ...

The Field of Water Policy Power and Scarcity in the American Southwest

The Field of Water Policy: Power and Scarcity in the American Southwest

1st Edition

Franck Poupeau, Brian F. O'Neill, Joan Cortinas Muñoz, Murielle Coeurdray, Eliza Benites-Gambirazio
December 09, 2019

  Bringing together the analysis of a diverse team of social scientists, this book proposes a new approach to environmental problems. Cutting through the fragmented perspectives on water crises, it seeks to shift the analytic perspectives on water policy by looking at the social logics behind ...

Care, Power, Information For the Love of BluesCollarship in the Age of Digital Culture, Bioeconomy, and (Post-)Trumpism

Care, Power, Information: For the Love of BluesCollarship in the Age of Digital Culture, Bioeconomy, and (Post-)Trumpism

1st Edition

Alexander I. Stingl
December 05, 2019

This book is a critique and provincialization of Western social science and Global Northern academia, by the author of The Digital Coloniality of Power. It exposes shared colonial and extractive rationalities and histories of research, higher education, digitalization, and bioeconomy while ...

Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights

Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights

1st Edition

Rosemarie Buikema, Antoine Buyse, Antonius C. G. M. Robben
December 03, 2019

In Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights the combined analytical efforts of the fields of human rights law, conflict studies, anthropology, history, media studies, gender studies, and critical race and postcolonial studies raise a comprehensive understanding of the discursive and visual mediation ...

Impoverishment and Asylum Social Policy as Slow Violence

Impoverishment and Asylum: Social Policy as Slow Violence

1st Edition

Lucy Mayblin
December 02, 2019

Impoverishment and Asylum argues that a shift has taken place in recent decades towards construing asylum as primarily a political and/or humanitarian phenomenon, to construing it as primarily an economic phenomenon, and that this shift has had led to the purposeful impoverishment, by the state, of...

Boundaries of European Social Citizenship EU Citizens’ Transnational Social Security in Regulations, Discourses and Experiences

Boundaries of European Social Citizenship: EU Citizens’ Transnational Social Security in Regulations, Discourses and Experiences

1st Edition

Anna Amelina, Emma Carmel, Ann Runfors, Elisabeth Scheibelhofer
October 15, 2019

This edited collection contributes to studies of intra-EU migration and mobility, welfare, and European social citizenship by focusing on transnational labour movements from new to the old EU member states (Hungary–Austria, Bulgaria–Germany, Poland–UK and Estonia–Sweden). The volume provides a ...

Sociology of Economic Innovation

Sociology of Economic Innovation

1st Edition

Francesco Ramella
September 05, 2019

This book offers a sociological overview of the theories and research on economic innovation. Over the past few decades, the economics of innovation has given rise to a lively flow of studies, and innovation studies continues to develop as an interdisciplinary field of research. Sociology in ...

Alevis in Europe Voices of Migration, Culture and Identity

Alevis in Europe: Voices of Migration, Culture and Identity

1st Edition

Tözün Issa
July 05, 2019

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 ...

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