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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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Becoming Anorexic A sociological study

Becoming Anorexic: A sociological study

1st Edition

Muriel Darmon
August 14, 2018

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 ...

New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine 2000–2014

New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine: 2000–2014

1st Edition

Christine Emeran
August 14, 2018

Individuals in the post-Communist Ukraine dealt with a political climate of stalled reforms and corruption, leading to a mass distrust of many political institutions. This had a demobilizing effect on a citizen’s sense of capacity to effect social change. Therefore, the emergence of any individual ...

The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making.

The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse: Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making.

1st Edition

Reiner Keller, Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Wolf J Schünemann
August 14, 2018

The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) has reoriented research into social forms, structuration and processes of meaning construction and reality formation; doing so by linking social constructivist and pragmatist approaches with post-structuralist thinking in order to study ...

The Third Digital Divide A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities

The Third Digital Divide: A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities

1st Edition

Massimo Ragnedda
August 14, 2018

Drawing on the thought of Max Weber, in particular his theory of stratification, this book engages with the question of whether the digital divide simply extends traditional forms of inequality, or whether it also includes new forms of social exclusion, or perhaps manifests counter-trends that ...

National Policy-Making Domestication of Global Trends

National Policy-Making: Domestication of Global Trends

1st Edition

Pertti Alasuutari, Ali Qadir
August 10, 2018

Notions of social change are often divided into local versus international. But what actually happens at the national level—where policies are ultimately made and implemented—when policy-making is interdependent worldwide? How do policy-makers take into account the prior choices of other countries?...

Heritage in the Digital Era Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause

Heritage in the Digital Era: Cinematic Tourism and the Activist Cause

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
August 09, 2018

What happens to traditional conceptions of heritage in the era of fluid media spaces? ‘Heritage’ usually involves intergenerational transmission of ideas, customs, ancestral lands, and artefacts, and so serves to reproduce national communities over time. However, media industries have the power to ...

The Philosophy of Homelessness Barely Being

The Philosophy of Homelessness: Barely Being

1st Edition

Paul Moran, Frances Atherton
August 03, 2018

The Philosophy of Homelessness is borne out of a five-year ethnographic research project involving being with a group of chronically homeless people in Chester. A small city located in the northwest of the UK, Chester is economically supported by its heritage and the tourism that this attracts...

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia Concepts, Practice and Rights

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia: Concepts, Practice and Rights

1st Edition

Sue Westwood, Elizabeth Price
July 30, 2018

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,...

Mobility, Modernity and the Slum The Real and Virtual Journeys of 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Mobility, Modernity and the Slum: The Real and Virtual Journeys of 'Slumdog Millionaire'

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
July 30, 2018

Only virtuous humans are supposed to move in time to meet their happy destiny or karma. The tale of Jamal in Slumdog Millionaire is such a case of serendipitous mobility towards riches and love – a ‘journey’ in which good heroes and urban communities respecting solidarity are successfully ...

Science, Technology and the Ageing Society

Science, Technology and the Ageing Society

1st Edition

Tiago Moreira
July 30, 2018

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 ...

Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events: Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

1st Edition

Rodanthi Tzanelli
July 30, 2018

In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the ...

Muslim Americans Debating the notions of American and un-American

Muslim Americans: Debating the notions of American and un-American

1st Edition

Nahid Afrose Kabir
July 26, 2018

With Islamophobia on the rise in the US 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 extensive ...

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