Highly Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press

A full list of titles reviewed as "Highly Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.

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The full list of Routledge Sociology titles reviewed as Highly Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Peasants Negotiating a Global Policy Space

    La Vía Campesina in the Committee on World Food Security, 1st Edition

    By Ingeborg Gaarde

    Being the public voice of over 180 member organisations across nearly 90 countries, La Vía Campesina, the global peasant movement, has planted itself firmly on the international scene. This book explores the internationalisation of the movement, with a specific focus on the engagement of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Dancing in Damascus

    Creativity, Resilience, and the Syrian Revolution, 1st Edition

    By miriam cooke

    On March 17, 2011, many Syrians rose up against the authoritarian Asad regime that had ruled them with an iron fist for forty years. Initial successes were quickly quashed, and the revolution seemed to devolve into a civil war pitting the government against its citizens and extremist mercenaries.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge

  • Social Theory, Sport, Leisure

    1st Edition

    By Ken Roberts

    Ken Roberts’ Social Theory, Sport and Leisure offers a clear, compact primer in social theory for students needing to engage with the application of sociological perspectives to the study of sport and leisure. Written in a straightforward style and assuming no prior knowledge, the book offers a…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge

  • Understanding Southern Social Movements

    1st Edition

    Edited by Simin Fadaee

    Southern social movements have played an important role in shaping world history and politics. Nevertheless, scholarly literature on movements of the global South remains limited and restricted to testing the social movement theory which was developed in the North. This Northern-centric approach…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids

    Teenagers in an Era of Consumerism, Standardized Tests, and Social Media, 2nd Edition

    By Murray Milner

    In Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: Teenagers in an Era of Consumerism, Standardized Tests, and Social Media, Second Edition, award-winning sociologist Murray Milner tries to understand why teenagers behave the way they do. The first edition drew upon two years of intensive fieldwork in one high…

    Paperback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge

  • Pop Culture Panics

    How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency, 1st Edition

    By Karen Sternheimer

    Moral panics reveal much about a society’s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02
    Routledge

  • Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely…

    Paperback – 2014-11-12
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Visualization in the Age of Computerization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Annamaria Carusi, Aud Sissel Hoel, Timothy Webmoor, Steve Woolgar

    Digitalization and computerization are now pervasive in science. This has deep consequences for our understanding of scientific knowledge and of the scientific process, and challenges longstanding assumptions and traditional frameworks of thinking of scientific knowledge. Digital media and…

    Hardback – 2014-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Rio de Janeiro

    Urban Life through the Eyes of the City, 1st Edition

    By Beatriz Jaguaribe

    "Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from…

    Hardback – 2014-09-02
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Transforming Scholarship

    Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World, 2nd Edition

    By Michele Tracy Berger, Cheryl L Radeloff

    Transforming Scholarship is a user-friendly work of practical guidance and inspiration for supporting a student's interest in a Women's Studies degree. Berger and Radeloff use empirical evidence to help students with the major barriers they face when exploring Women's Studies: the negative response…

    Paperback – 2014-08-05
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

    Second edition, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Massimiano Bucchi, Brian Trench

    Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. Over the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of…

    Hardback – 2014-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Consuming Race

    1st Edition

    By Ben Pitcher

    From the rise of Nordic noir to a taste for street food, from practices of natural gardening to the aesthetics of children's TV, contemporary culture is saturated with racial meanings. By consuming race we make sense of other groups and cultures, communicate our own identities, express our needs…

    Paperback – 2014-04-07
    Routledge

  • Between Islam and the American Dream

    An Immigrant Muslim Community in Post-9/11 America, 1st Edition

    By Yuting Wang

    Based on a three-year ethnographic study of a steadily growing suburban Muslim immigrant congregation in Midwest America, this book examines the micro-processes through which a group of Muslim immigrants from diverse backgrounds negotiate multiple identities while seeking to become part of American…

    Hardback – 2013-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Elite Mobilities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Birtchnell, Javier Caletrío

    Small in number but great in influence, mobile elites have shaped the contours of global capitalism. Today these elites continue to flourish globally but in a changing landscape. The current economic crisis—and rising concerns about the moral legitimacy of extreme wealth—coincides with stern…

    Hardback – 2013-08-29
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • The Crimes of the Economy

    A Criminological Analysis of Economic Thought, 1st Edition

    By Vincenzo Ruggiero

    Economists have often paid visits to the field of criminology, examining the rational logic of offending. When economists examine criminal activity, they imply that offenders should be treated like any other social actor making rational choices. In The Crimes of the Economy, Vincenzo Ruggiero turns…

    Hardback – 2013-08-08
    Routledge
    Organizational Crime

  • Travel Connections

    Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World, 1st Edition

    By Jennie Germann Molz

    Living in a world that is increasingly ‘on the move’ means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of ‘…

    Hardback – 2012-03-27
    Routledge
    International Library of Sociology

  • The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture

    A Sociology of the Senses, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Vannini, Dennis Waskul, Simon Gottschalk

    The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture is the definitive guide to the sociological and anthropological study of the senses. Vannini, Waskul, and Gottschalk provide a comprehensive map of the social and cultural significance of the senses that is woven in a thorough analytical review of classical,…

    Hardback – 2011-08-08
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Video Gamers

    1st Edition

    By Garry Crawford

    Video gaming is economically, educationally, culturally, socially and theoretically important, and has, in a relatively short period of time, firmly cemented its place within contemporary life. It is fair to say, however, that the majority of research to date has focused most specifically on either…

    Paperback – 2011-08-02
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to…

    Hardback – 2011-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Moral Panic and the Politics of Anxiety

    1st Edition

    Edited by SEAN HIER

    Moral Panic and the Politics of Anxiety is a collection of original essays written by some of the world’s leading social scientists. It seeks to provide unique insight into the importance of moral panic as a routine feature of everyday life, whilst also developing an integrated framework for moral…

    Paperback – 2011-06-14
    Routledge