Sociological Futures

Series Editors:

Sociological Futures aims to be a flagship series for new and innovative theories, methods and approaches to sociological issues and debates and ‘the social’ in the 21st century. This series of monographs and edited collections was inspired by the vibrant wealth of British Sociological Association (BSA) symposia on a wide variety of sociological themes. Edited by a team of experienced sociological researchers, and supported by the BSA, it covers a wide range of topics related to sociology and sociological research and will feature contemporary work that is theoretically and methodologically innovative, has local or global reach, as well as work that engages or reengages with classic debates in sociology bringing new perspectives to important and relevant topics.

The BSA is the professional association for sociologists and sociological research in the United Kingdom, with an extensive network of members, study groups and forums, and a dynamic programme of events. The Association engages with topics ranging from auto/biography to youth, climate change to violence against women, alcohol to sport, and Bourdieu to Weber. This book series represents the finest fruits of sociological enquiry, for a global audience, and offers a publication outlet for sociologists at all career and publishing stages, from well-established to emerging sociologists, BSA or non-BSA members, from all parts of the world.

  • Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice book cover

    Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice

    By Tracey Skillington

    A key challenge for the world community today is to decide whether this moment in the history of the Anthropocene will be one that tolerates deepening inequalities, resource destruction, widespread suffering and the erosion of the rule of law or, alternatively, will seize opportunities still…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
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    Sociological Futures

  • Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home: Critical Perspectives book cover

    Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Vicki Harman, Benedetta Cappellini, Charlotte Fairclough

    Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home provides new critical approaches to feeding children as a social practice influenced by a variety of institutions, norms, values and moral accountability. This collection will seek to provide an interrogation of contemporary parenting culture across…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures

  • Social Mobility for the 21st Century: Everyone a winner? book cover

    Social Mobility for the 21st Century

    Everyone a winner?

    Edited by Steph Lawler, Geoff Payne

    Social Mobility for the 21st Century addresses experiences of social mobility, and the detailed processes through which entrenched, intergenerationally transmitted privilege are reproduced. Contributions include (but are not limited to) family relationships, students’ encounters with higher…

    Hardback – 2018-01-18 
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    Sociological Futures

  • Higher Education and Social Inequalities: University Admissions, Experiences, and Outcomes book cover

    Higher Education and Social Inequalities

    University Admissions, Experiences, and Outcomes

    Edited by Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram, Michael R.M. Ward

    A university education has long been seen as the gateway to upward social mobility for individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and as a way of reproducing social advantage for the better off. With the number of young people from the very highest socio-economic groups entering university…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures

  • Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, Membership and Belonging book cover

    Within and Beyond Citizenship

    Borders, Membership and Belonging

    Edited by Roberto G. Gonzales, Nando Sigona

    Within and Beyond Citizenship brings together cutting-edge research in sociology and social anthropology on the relationship between immigration status, rights and belonging in contemporary societies of immigration. It offers new insights into the ways in which political membership is experienced,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures

  • Bourdieu: The Next Generation: The Development of Bourdieu's Intellectual Heritage in Contemporary UK Sociology book cover

    Bourdieu: The Next Generation

    The Development of Bourdieu's Intellectual Heritage in Contemporary UK Sociology

    Edited by Jenny Thatcher, Nicola Ingram, Ciaran Burke, Jessie Abrahams

    This book will give unique insight into how a new generation of Bourdieusian researchers apply Bourdieu to contemporary issues. It will provide a discussion of the working mechanisms of thinking through and/or with Bourdieu when analysing data. In each chapter, individual authors discuss and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18
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    Sociological Futures

  • Drinking Dilemmas: Space, culture and identity book cover

    Drinking Dilemmas

    Space, culture and identity

    Edited by Thomas Thurnell-Read

    Drinking and drunkenness have become a focal point for political and media debates to contest notions of responsibility, discipline and risk; yet, at the same time, academic studies have highlighted the positive aspects of drinking in relation to sociability, belonging and identity. These issues…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures

  • An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology?: Trends and Challenges in Social Research book cover

    An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology?

    Trends and Challenges in Social Research

    Edited by Linda McKie, Louise Ryan

    Research data are everywhere. In our everyday interactions, through social media, credit cards and even public transport, we generate and use data. The challenge for sociologists is how to collect, analyse and make best use of these vast arrays of information. The chapters in this book address…

    Hardback – 2015-12-17
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures