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.
Mobilising Place Management
Classifying Fashion, Fashioning Class: Making Sense of Women's Practices, Perceptions and Tastes
Globalisation, Tourism and Simulacra: A Baudrillardian Study of Tourist Space in Thailand
The Class Structure of Capitalist Societies: Volume 1: A Space of Bounded Variety
Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development: On Atmospheres, Affects, and Environments
People, Care and Work in the Home
Claus Lassen, Lea Holst Laursen
November 01, 2020
Mobilizing Place Management makes an important contribution to the mobilities field by arguing for the need to rethink place management. It takes a point of departure in the mobilities turn and relational place thinking while exploring the relationship between place and mobility. In a world of...
Yoric Irving-Clarke, Kelly Henderson
November 01, 2020
Housing and Domestic Abuse provides an analysis of how housing policy has been historically utilised in responding to domestic abuse. The authors trace the history of policy from the feminist roots of the refuge movement, to the use of ‘anti-social behaviour’ legislation to address abuse, and the...
October 20, 2020
Drawing together theoretical ideas from across the social sciences, Classifying Fashion, Fashioning Class examines how the fashion-class association has developed and using the experiences of middle-and-working class British women to demonstrates how this relationship operates today. Though...
October 19, 2020
This book chronicles the evolution of women’s participation in the labour force in Ireland over the last five decades. This was largely spearheaded by married women and mothers, leading to many related social issues including childcare, flexible working, the sharing of domestic work and work-life...
Lawrence H. Williams
September 14, 2020
Departing from the sociological dual process model that divides thoughts into automatic and unconscious, or deliberate and conscious occurrences, this book draws on empirical cases to demonstrate the existence of ‘automatic deliberation’. Through research into the ways in which people address...
August 10, 2020
This book draws on the thought of Baudrillard to explore the effects of globalisation and tourism in a Thai context. Arguing that tourism does not necessarily erode local culture but that local culture can in fact be recreated through globalisation and tourism, the author employs studies of the...
J. Patrick Williams, Kaylan C. Schwarz
August 04, 2020
As identity and authenticity discourses increasingly saturate everyday life, so too have these concepts spread across the humanities and social sciences literatures. Many scholars may be interested in identity and authenticity but lack knowledge of paradigmatic or disciplinary approaches to these...
Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, Nick Chown, Anna Stenning
July 23, 2020
Building on work in feminist studies, queer studies and critical race theory, this volume challenges the universality of propositions about human nature, by questioning the boundaries between predominant neurotypes and ‘others’, including dyslexics, autistics and ADHDers. This is the first work...
July 22, 2020
This first volume of The Class Structure of Capitalist Societies offers a bold and wide-ranging assessment of the shape and effects of class systems across a diverse range of capitalist nations. Plumbing a trove of data and deploying cutting-edge techniques, it carefully maps the distribution of...
June 30, 2020
Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms...
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...
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...