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

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  • 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

  • The Great Transformation

    History for a Techno-Human Future, 1st Edition

    By Judith Bessant

    While artificial intelligence (AI), robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture, and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the ‘great transformation’ uses history and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-17
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Cultures of Defiance and Resistance

    Social Movements in 21st-Century America, 1st Edition

    By Scott G. McNall

    How does one achieve a sense of freedom and meaning in a confusing, over-bureaucratized, and unequal world? Scott McNall offers the compelling case that we do so by taking a stand to protect our identities and values, and by taking further steps to create a sense of community with like-minded…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31
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  • 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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  • The Precarious Generation

    A Political Economy of Young People, 1st Edition

    By Judith Bessant, Rys Farthing, Rob Watts

    This book draws on a wealth of evidence including young people’s own stories, to document how they are now faring in increasingly unequal societies like America, Britain, Australia, France and Spain. It points to systematic generational inequality as those born since 1980 become the first…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Culture, Philanthropy and the Poor in Late-Victorian London

    1st Edition

    By Geoffrey A. C. Ginn

    2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title ******************************** The Late-Victorian cultural mission to London’s slums was a peculiar effort towards social reform that today is largely forgotten or misunderstood. The philanthropy of middle and upper-class social workers saw hundreds of art…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27
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    Perspectives in Economic and Social History

  • 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
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    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • 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

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • 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

  • Disability Policy in China

    Child and family experiences, 1st Edition

    By Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen R. Fisher

    Without access to a public social welfare system in parts of China, some families face invidious decisions about the lives of their children with disabilities. In other places, children with disabilities can now expect to participate in their families and communities with the same aspirations as…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
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    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Rural Sociologists at Work

    Candid Accounts of Theory, Method, and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johannes Hans Bakker

    This collection of original chapters, written by prominent social scientists, elucidates the theory and practice of contemporary rural sociology. The book applies lessons from the careers of sociologists and their field research endeavors, covering a wide range of topics: agricultural production,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20
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  • 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

  • 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
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  • 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

  • Asian Americans on Campus

    Racialized Space and White Power, 1st Edition

    By Rosalind S. Chou, Kristen Lee, Simon Ho

    While there are books on racism in universities, few examine the unique position of Asian American undergraduates. This new book captures the voices and experiences of Asian Americans navigating the currents of race, gender, and sexuality as factors in how youth construct relationships and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10
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  • 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

  • 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
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  • Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping…

    Hardback – 2014-11-26
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    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Sociology Re-Wired

  • 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

  • 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
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    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
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  • The Rise of Critical Animal Studies

    From the Margins to the Centre, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nik Taylor, Richard Twine

    As the scholarly and interdisciplinary study of human/animal relations becomes crucial to the urgent questions of our time, notably in relation to environmental crisis, this collection explores the inner tensions within the relatively new and broad field of animal studies. This provides a platform…

    Hardback – 2014-03-28
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • 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

  • 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
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    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • 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

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