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Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 2001, is comprised of original books published in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The set draws together original research by leading academics based on study groups and conference papers, in the areas of youth, race, the sociology of work, gender, social research, urban studies, class, deviance and social control, law, development, and health. Each volume provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. This set will be of particular interest to students and academics in the field of sociology, health and social care, gender studies and criminology respectively.

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Comparability in Social Research

Comparability in Social Research

1st Edition

Edited By Margaret Stacey
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1969, Comparability in Social Research is a collection of essays from the British Sociological Association and Social Science Research Council. The essays are the result of a working group from the British Sociological Association, and a response to the need for the ...

Deviance and Social Control

Deviance and Social Control

1st Edition

Edited By Mary McIntosh, Paul Rock
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1974, Deviance and Social Control represents a collection of original papers first heard at the annual meeting of the British Sociological Association in 1971. They reveal how the American approach to deviance has been taken up by British sociologists, and revised and ...

Diversity and Decomposition in the Labour Market

Diversity and Decomposition in the Labour Market

1st Edition

Edited By David Robbins, Lesley Caldwell, Graham Day, Karen Jones, HILARY ROSE
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1982 Diversity and Decomposition in the Labour Market, is an edited collection addressing the contemporary sociology of the labour market. The collection focuses on the categorisation of the diverse dualities that might be thought to characterise certain labour markets. The ...

Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion

Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion

1st Edition

Edited By Phillip J Brown, Rosemary Crompton
May 28, 2020

Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion provides a timely reminder of persisting inequalities of class, race and gender as a consequence of the changes which have engulfed Europe in less than a decade. The contributors consider key debates including democracy, social justice and ...

Health Care and Health Knowledge

Health Care and Health Knowledge

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Dingwall, Christian Heath, Margaret Reid, Margaret Stacey
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1977, Health Care and Health Knowledge presents some of the best new work being done in the field of medical sociology. Developments in the field have been prompted by both intellectual and social stimuli, and this book addresses the issue of medicine as an element in the ...

Health and the Division of Labour

Health and the Division of Labour

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Dingwall, Christian Heath, Margaret Reid, Margaret Stacey
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1978, Health and the Division of Labour examines problems and tensions experienced in health work. The papers analyse inter- and intra-occupational rivalry and consider the impact of new forms of managerial rationality upon the traditional divisions of tasks and prestige in ...

Imagining Cities

Imagining Cities

1st Edition

Edited By Sallie Westwood, John M Williams
May 28, 2020

First published in 1997, Imagining Cities gives students access to the most exciting recent work on the city from within sociology, cultural studies and cultural geography. Contributions are grouped around four major themes: The theoretical imagination Ethnic diversity and the politics of ...

Key Variables in Social Investigation

Key Variables in Social Investigation

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Burgess
May 28, 2020

Key Variables in Social Investigation encourages sociologists and other social scientists to think about the conceptual and empirical problems of using and evaluating key variables in social research. The book contains reviews of ten major variables: age; gender; race and ethnicity; health and ...

Knowledge, Education, and Cultural Change Papers in the Sociology of Education

Knowledge, Education, and Cultural Change: Papers in the Sociology of Education

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Brown
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1973 Knowledge, Education and Cultural Change surveys the present state of the field of the sociology of education. The book addresses the claim that much of the research in the sociology of education should be extended to issues of wider theoretical significance, the book ...

Law, State and Society

Law, State and Society

1st Edition

Edited By Bob Fryer, Alan J. Hunt, Doreen McBarnet, Bert Moorhouse
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1981 Law, State and Society confronts many of the most important issues within the developing field of law and society. The essays cover the key political debates and the subject of the sociology of law through two key debates, the first tackling the wider theoretical and ...

Locating Health Sociological and Historical Explorations

Locating Health: Sociological and Historical Explorations

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Platt, Hilary Thomas, Sue Scott, Gareth Williams
May 28, 2020

Originally presented as papers in the 1991 British Sociological Association Conference on Health and Society, Locating Health represents a valuable addition to the ‘health inequalities’ debate by extending our gaze beyond the traditional locations to include place, consumption and lifestyle. It ...

New Directions in the Sociology of Higher Education

New Directions in the Sociology of Higher Education

1st Edition

Edited By Pamela Abbott, Geoff Payne
May 28, 2020

New Directions in the Sociology of Health links a number of contemporary issues to a broader sociological framework. It discusses health policy and programmes aimed at public concerns like AIDS, drug use, tranquilizer dependency and alcohol abuse. The work of a para-medical and lay workers – not ...

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