Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

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

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

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  • The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

    The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture is the first comprehensive volume to explore the intersections between gender, sexuality, and the creation, consumption, and interpretation of popular culture in the Américas. The chapters seek to enrich our understanding of the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-06
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    Routledge Companions to Gender

  • Philosophy of Population Health

    Philosophy for a New Public Health Era, 1st Edition

    By Sean A Valles

    Population health has recently grown from a series of loosely connected critiques of twentieth-century public health and medicine into a theoretical framework with a corresponding field of research—population health science. Its approach is to promote the public’s health through improving everyday…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
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    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • Girls, Aggression, and Intersectionality

    Transforming the Discourse of "Mean Girls" in the United States, 1st Edition

    Edited by Krista Mcqueeney, Alicia A. Girgenti-Malone

    From media images of "mean girls" to the disproportionate punishment of Black, Latina and/or queer girls in schools and the justice system, female aggression has become a public concern. Scholars, educators, policymakers and parents are scrambling to respond to the perceived upsurge in girls’…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30
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    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Same-Sex Marriage and Social Media

    How Online Networks Accelerated the Marriage Equality Movement, 1st Edition

    By Rhonda Gibson

    According to polls, from the early noughties to now, public support for same-sex marriage has increased dramatically. Same-Sex Marriage and Social Media asks how such a rate of attitude change came about and, more specifically, what role social media played. Digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter…

    Hardback – 2018-01-26
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  • South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2018

    26th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    Published annually, this 26th edition brings together a unique combination of the latest data on, and detailed analysis of, a vast region. Scrupulously updated by Europa’s experienced editors, the volume also includes contributions from regional specialists. General Survey Essays written by…

    Hardback – 2017-10-18
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    South America, Central America and the Caribbean

  • International Who's Who of Women 2018

    11th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    The most influential and distinguished women throughout the world are brought together in this unique single-volume publication. Listing more than 7,500 entries from a variety of backgrounds, this new ninth edition reflects the significant role of women in modern society. A one-stop research tool…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
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    International Who's Who of Women

  • The African Metropolis

    Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Bisola Falola

    On a planet where urbanization is rapidly expanding, nowhere is the growth more pronounced than in cities of the global South, and in particular, Africa. African metropolises are harbingers of the urban challenges that lie ahead as societies grapple with the fractured social, economic, and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
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    Global Africa

  • Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom

    Critical Practices for Embracing Diversity in Education, 2nd Edition

    By Susan Baglieri

    Disability Studies and the Inclusive Classroom is a core textbook that integrates knowledge and practice from the fields of disability studies and special education. The second edition has been fully revised and updated throughout to include stronger connections between race, class, sexual…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03
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  • Muslim Youth in the Diaspora

    Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture, 1st Edition

    By Pam Nilan

    In a world where the term Islam is ever-increasingly an inaccurate and insensitive synonym for terrorism, it is unsurprising that many Muslim youth in the West struggle for a viable sense of identity. This book takes up the hotly-debated issue of Muslim youth identity in western countries from the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
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    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • Michel Foucault

    1st Edition

    By Mariana Valverde

    This book explores the theoretical contribution of Michel Foucault to the fields of criminology, law, justice and penology. It surveys both the ways in which the work of Foucault has been applied in criminology, but also how his work can be used to understand and explain contemporary issues and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
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    Routledge Key Thinkers in Criminology

  • Global Africans

    Race, Ethnicity and Shifting Identities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Cacee Hoyer

    "Black," "African," "African descendant" and "of African heritage," are just some of the ways Africans and Africans in the diaspora (both old and new) describe themselves. This volume examines concepts of race, ethnicity, and identity as they are ascribed to people of colour around the world,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06
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    Routledge African Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael L. Silk, David L. Andrews, Holly Thorpe

    Physical cultural studies (PCS) is a dynamic and rapidly developing field of study. This handbook offers the first definitive account of the state of the art in PCS, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. It examines the boundaries, preoccupations, theories and politics of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02
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    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Human Rights

    A Primer, 2nd Edition

    By Judith Blau, Louis Edgar Esparza

    Human Rights: A Primer breaks new ground in clarifying for undergraduates the international significance of human rights. This new edition highlights current and recent developments, using themes familiar to undergraduates. For example, Americans are increasingly aware of the growing disparities in…

    Hardback – 2016-07-01
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  • Immigration, Assimilation, and the Cultural Construction of American National Identity

    1st Edition

    By Shannon Latkin Anderson

    Over the course of the 20th century, there have been three primary narratives of American national identity: the melting pot, Anglo-Protestantism, and cultural pluralism/multi-culturalism. This book offers a social and historical perspective on what shaped each of these imaginings, when each came…

    Hardback – 2015-12-22
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    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Schooled on Fat

    What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity, 1st Edition

    By Nicole Taylor

    Winner of the Reader Views Literary Award, Societal Issues and the Reviewers Choice Best Non-fiction Book of the Year, Specialty Awards, Schooled on Fat explores how body image, social status, fat stigma and teasing, food consumption behaviors, and exercise practices intersect in the daily lives of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-12
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    Innovative Ethnographies

  • Gender and Climate Change

    Impacts, Science, Policy, 1st Edition

    By Joane Nagel

    Does gender matter in global climate change? This timely and provocative book takes readers on a guided tour of basic climate science, then holds up a gender lens to find out what has been overlooked in popular discussion, research, and policy debates. We see that, around the world, more women…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
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  • Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laurie Hanquinet, Mike Savage

    The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential analysis of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-23
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    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Ageing in Contexts of Migration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ute Karl, Sandra Torres

    Population ageing and the globalisation of international migration are challenging the research agendas of social scientists around the world, and posing numerous challenges for policy makers and practitioners whose goal is to formulate and design high-quality and user-friendly policies and…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Indigenous Studies

    Native North America in (Trans)Motion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Birgit Däwes, Karsten Fitz, Sabine N. Meyer

    In recent years, the interdisciplinary fields of Native North American and Indigenous Studies have reflected, at times even foreshadowed and initiated, many of the influential theoretical discussions in the humanities after the "transnational turn." Global trends of identity politics,…

    Hardback – 2015-05-01
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    Routledge Research in Transnational Indigenous Perspectives

  • Knowing New Biotechnologies

    Social Aspects of Technological Convergence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthias Wienroth, Eugénia Rodrigues

    The areas of personal genomics and citizen science draw on – and bring together – different cultures of producing and managing knowledge and meaning. They also cross local and global boundaries, are subjects and objects of transformation and mobility of research practices, evaluation and…

    Hardback – 2015-03-05
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    Genetics and Society

  • Radical Philosophy

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Chad Kautzer

    In this concise introduction, Chad Kautzer demonstrates the shared emancipatory goals and methods of several radical philosophies, from Marxism and feminism to critical race and queer theory. Radical Philosophy examines the relations of theory and practice, knowledge and power, as well as the…

    Hardback – 2015-01-30
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  • Race, Space, and Exclusion

    Segregation and Beyond in Metropolitan America, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Adelman, Christopher Mele

    This collection of original essays takes a new look at race in urban spaces by highlighting the intersection of the physical separation of minority groups and the social processes of their marginalization. Race, Space, and Exclusion provides a dynamic and productive dialogue among scholars of…

    Paperback – 2014-12-06
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    The Metropolis and Modern Life

  • Reproductive Tourism in the United States

    Creating Family in the Mother Country, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Jade Martin

    This book examines the United States as a destination for international consumers of assisted fertility services, including egg donation, surrogacy, and sex selection. Based on interviews conducted with fertility industry insiders who market their services to an international clientele in three of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-06
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities

    Beyond the Usual Distinctions, 1st Edition

    By Robert Shanafelt, Nathan W. Pino

    Multiple killings by serial or spree killers and the mass violence seen in war crimes and other atrocities have typically been understood as discrete category types, which can foster the view that there are fundamentally different kinds of human beings, including "deviants" who are born evil and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-06
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Off the Grid

    Re-Assembling Domestic Life, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Vannini, Jonathan Taggart

    Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas…

    Paperback – 2014-11-14
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    Innovative Ethnographies

  • Punk Rock and the Politics of Place

    Building a Better Tomorrow, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the…

    Hardback – 2014-07-25
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Global Suburbs

    Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro, 1st Edition

    By Lawrence Herzog

    Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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    Cultural Spaces

  • Fashion Theory

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Malcolm Barnard

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models’ eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-26
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  • Applying Ibn Khaldūn

    The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Syed Farid Alatas

    The writings of Ibn Khaldūn, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khaldūn has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology, or at least a precursor of modern sociology. While he was given this recognition,…

    Hardback – 2014-03-06
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • From Corporate to Social Media

    Critical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility in Media and Communication Industries, 1st Edition

    By Marisol Sandoval

    The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate…

    Hardback – 2014-02-25
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-12-16
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    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Migrants and Race in the US

    Territorial Racism and the Alien/Outside, 1st Edition

    By Philip Kretsedemas

    This book explains how migrants can be viewed as racial others, not just because they are nonwhite, but because they are racially "alien." This way of seeing makes it possible to distinguish migrants from a set of racial categories that are presumed to be indigenous to the nation. In the US, these…

    Hardback – 2013-10-10
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    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Subcultures: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Ross Haenfler

    Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing crews, heavy metal in Europe and straight edge movements in the USA,…

    Paperback – 2013-10-09
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    The Basics

  • Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Kwame Essien

    There is no recent literature that underscores the transition from Pan-Africanism to Diaspora discourse. This book examines the gradual shift and four major transformations in the study of Pan-Africanism. It offers an "academic post-mortem" that seeks to gauge the extent to which…

    Hardback – 2013-10-03
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    Routledge African Studies

  • Zombies

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Rutherford

    Not so long ago zombies rarely shuffled out of B-grade horror movies and cult comic books, but today they are everywhere. Zombies are proliferating, demonstrating an extraordinary capacity to transport fluidly from genre to genre, from the apocalyptic future to the already survived past, and in and…

    Paperback – 2013-09-10
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    Shortcuts

  • Barcoding Nature

    Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss, 1st Edition

    By Claire Waterton, Rebecca Ellis, Brian Wynne

    DNA Barcoding has been promoted since 2003 as a new, fast, digital genomics-based means of identifying natural species based on the idea that a small standard fragment of any organism’s genome (a so-called ‘micro-genome’) can faithfully identify and help to classify every species on the planet. The…

    Hardback – 2013-04-23
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    Genetics and Society

  • Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Biotechnologies

    Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Howlett, David Laycock

    Agri-food bio-technology policy and regulation is transitioning from an early period focused on genetic engineering technologies to ‘next-generation’ rules and regulatory processes linked to challenges originating in a wide variety of new technological processes and applications. Can lessons…

    Hardback – 2012-04-16
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    Genetics and Society

  • China and Globalization

    The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society, 3rd Edition

    By Doug Guthrie

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-05
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  • White Party, White Government

    Race, Class, and U.S. Politics, 1st Edition

    By Joe R. Feagin

    White Party, White Government examines the centuries-old impact of systemic racism on the U.S. political system. The text assesses the development by elite and other whites of a racialized capitalistic system, grounded early in slavery and land theft, and its intertwining with a distinctive…

    Paperback – 2012-02-23
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  • Happiness

    1st Edition

    By Bent Greve

    Although happiness is based upon individuals’ subjective perception of their own situation, understanding the concept of happiness is important for forming policies in modern societies. Taking into account discussions from disciplines across the social sciences, this book explores varying notions…

    Paperback – 2011-11-09
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    Key Ideas

  • Handbook of Human Rights

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Cushman

    In mapping out the field of human rights for those studying and researching within both humanities and social science disciplines, the Handbook of Human Rights not only provides a solid foundation for the reader who wants to learn the basic parameters of the field, but also promotes new thinking…

    Hardback – 2011-09-08
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    Routledge International Handbooks

  • G.H. Mead

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    By G. H. Mead

    Edited by Filipe Carreira da Silva

    This book introduces social scientists to the ideas of George Herbert Mead (1863-1931) - one of the most original yet neglected thinkers of early twentieth century sociology. Mead is an exceptional case amongst sociological classics in that, until now, there has been no comprehensive reader of his…

    Hardback – 2011-05-12
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    Routledge Classics in Sociology

  • A Companion to Life Course Studies

    The Social and Historical Context of the British Birth Cohort Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael E.J. Wadsworth, John Bynner

    Since the end of the Second World War, society has been characterised by rapid and extensive political, economic, scientific, and technological change. Opportunities for education, employment, human relations, and good health, have all been greatly affected by those changes, as have all aspects of…

    Hardback – 2011-03-22
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology