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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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Practicing Art/Science Experiments in an Emerging Field

Practicing Art/Science: Experiments in an Emerging Field

1st Edition

Philippe Sormani, Guelfo Carbone, Priska Gisler
July 26, 2018

Over the last two decades, multiple initiatives of transdisciplinary collaboration across art, science, and technology have seen the light of day. Why, by whom, and under what circumstances are such initiatives promoted? What does their experimental character look like - and what can be learned, ...

Occupying London Post-Crash Resistance and the Limits of Possibility

Occupying London: Post-Crash Resistance and the Limits of Possibility

1st Edition

Samuel Burgum
June 28, 2018

Just because there has been a crisis does not necessarily mean there is going to be a change. And yet why, exactly, did nothing change in the face of global resistances and movements which followed the financial meltdown of 2007/8? Based on ethnographic research with the Occupy movement in London –...

Urban Music and Entrepreneurship Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

1st Edition

Joy White
June 28, 2018

Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of ...

The Precarious Generation A Political Economy of Young People

The Precarious Generation: A Political Economy of Young People

1st Edition

Judith Bessant, Rys Farthing, Rob Watts
May 09, 2018

This book draws on a wealth of evidence including young people’s own stories, to document how they are now faring in increasingly unequal societies like America, Britain, Australia, France and Spain. It points to systematic generational inequality as those born since 1980 become the first ...

God, Politics, Economy Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion

God, Politics, Economy: Social Theory and the Paradoxes of Religion

1st Edition

Bulent Diken
April 25, 2018

The book intervenes into the contemporary debate on religion, politics, and economy, focusing on the field of formation which emerges as these seemingly autonomous spheres encounter one another. Empirically, it concentrates on examples from literature, theatre, and cinema as well as a case study ...

Sharing Lives Adult Children and Parents

Sharing Lives: Adult Children and Parents

1st Edition

Marc Szydlik
April 25, 2018

Sharing Lives explores the most important human relationships which last for the longest period of our lives: those between adult children and their parents. Offering a new reference point for studies on the sociology of family, the book focuses on the reasons and results of lifelong ...

The Great Transformation History for a Techno-Human Future

The Great Transformation: History for a Techno-Human Future

1st Edition

Judith Bessant
April 17, 2018

While artificial intelligence (AI), robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture, and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the ‘great transformation’ uses history and ...

Video Games as Culture Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society

Video Games as Culture: Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society

1st Edition

Daniel Muriel, Garry Crawford
March 14, 2018

Video games are becoming culturally dominant. But what does their popularity say about our contemporary society? This book explores video game culture, but in doing so, utilizes video games as a lens through which to understand contemporary social life. Video games are becoming an increasingly ...

Human Sciences and Human Interests Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences

Human Sciences and Human Interests: Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences

1st Edition

Mikael Klintman
March 09, 2018

Within the disciplines of social, economic, and evolutionary science, a proud ignorance can often be found of the other areas’ approaches. This text provides a novel intellectual basis for breaking this trend. Certainly, Human Sciences and Human Interests aspires to open a broad debate about what ...

The Live Art of Sociology

The Live Art of Sociology

1st Edition

Cath Lambert
January 25, 2018

The Live Art of Sociology attends to the importance of ‘the live’ in contemporary social and political life. Taking existing work in live sociology as a starting point, this book considers some of its aspirations through unique empirical investigations. Queer and feminist theory and methods are ...

Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements History's Schools

Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements: History's Schools

1st Edition

Aziz Choudry, Salim Vally
December 14, 2017

How do educators and activists in today’s struggles for change use historical materials from earlier periods of organizing for political education? How do they create and engage with independent and often informal archives and debates? How do they ultimately connect this historical knowledge with ...

Social Generativity A Relational Paradigm for Social Change

Social Generativity: A Relational Paradigm for Social Change

1st Edition

Mauro Magatti
December 14, 2017

The 2008 economic crisis called into question the sustainability of the individualistic consumer society. However, for better or for worse, this long-term crisis represents an opportunity for the creation of a new model of growth to reform capitalism, structurally as well as culturally. As a ...

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