The Routledge Student Readers are specially designed with the needs of busy lecturers in mind. They will be edited by leading experts and will give students access to key texts - both classical and contemporary - in the major areas of sociology. They will also help them to get the most from their reading by providing more editorial guidance than is usual in readers.
Theories of Race and Racism A Reader
Fashion Theory A Reader
The Body A Reader
The Information Society Reader
Crime and Media A Reader
Emotions A Social Science Reader
The Sociology of Health and Illness A Reader
Social Movements A Reader
Social Research Methods A Reader
Gender A Sociological Reader
By Les Back, John Solomos
May 17, 2022
Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader provides an overview of historical and contemporary debates in this vital and ever-evolving field of scholarship and research. Combining contributions from seminal thinkers, leading scholars and emergent voices, this reader provides a critical reflection on key...
By Malcolm Barnard
August 04, 2020
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Fashion Theory: A Reader brings together and presents a wide range of essays on fashion theory that will engage and inform both the general reader and the specialist student of fashion. From apparently simple and accessible theories concerning what ...
By Mariam Fraser, Monica Greco
January 10, 2005
The body has become an increasingly significant concept in recent years and this Reader offers a stimulating overview of the main topics, perspectives and theories surrounding the issue. This broad consideration of the body presents an engagement with a range of social concerns, from the processes ...
By with Raimo Blom, Erkki Karvonen, Harri Melin, Kaarle Nordenstreng, Ensio Puoskari, Frank Webster, Professor Frank Webster
December 17, 2003
There has been much debate over the idea of 'the information society'. Some thinkers have argued that information is becoming the key ordering principle in society, whereas others suggest that the rise of information has been overstated. Whatever the case, it cannot be denied that '...
By Chris Greer
October 02, 2009
This engaging and timely collection gathers together for the first time key and classic readings in the ever-expanding area of crime and media. Comprizing a carefully distilled selection of the most important contributions to the field, Crime and Media: A Reader tackles a wide range of issues ...
By Monica Greco, Paul Stenner
January 15, 2009
Are emotions becoming more conspicuous in contemporary life? Are the social sciences undergoing an an 'affective turn'? This Reader gathers influential and contemporary work in the study of emotion and affective life from across the range of the social sciences. Drawing on both theoretical and ...
By Michael Bury, Jonathan Gabe
November 12, 2003
A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections: * health beliefs and knowledge* inequalities and patterning of health and illness* professional and patient interaction* chronic...
By Robin Cohen, Paola Toninato
October 15, 2009
Increasingly, ‘creolization’ is used to analyse ‘cultural complexity’, 'cosmopolitanism’,‘hybridity’, ‘syncretism’ and ‘mixture’, prominent and growing characteristics of the global age. The Creolization Reader captures all these meanings. Attention to the ‘creolizing world’ has enormous potential ...
By VINCENZO RUGGIERO, Nicola Montagna
July 29, 2008
This timely Reader plays an important role in the field of social movements. It fills a significant gap by covering a number of connected areas within social studies. Responding to growing demand for interpretation and analysis of re-emerging social conflicts in the developed, as well as the ...
By Clive Seale
December 22, 2003
Bringing together many of the core classic and contemporary works in social and cultural research methods, this book gives students direct access to methodological debates and examples of practical research across the qualitative/quantitative divide. The book is designed to be used both as a ...
By Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott
December 21, 2001
The first gender reader in UK to focus on sociological perspectives, this book offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. Edited by leading authorities, the readings cover both theoretical and empirical work...