Sociology Textbooks New and Key Titles

A complete listing of all the textbooks published by Routledge in the field of Sociology.

Welcome to the Sociology Textbook Collection

We are proud to present our Sociology texbook collection, which allows you to browse our selection of titles focusing on a wide range of key areas in this important and ever-expanding field.

On the left, you can click through the list of section headings to see the books we have available in these areas. Instructors who are interested in a text, and teaching a relevant class with more than twelve students are invited to request a complimentary exam copy. Just click on the 'Complimentary Exam Copy' button and fill in our simple, pre-set form with the requisite information. If you have questions or problems, please contact Jon.Bale@tandf.co.uk.

In addition to textbooks, we also pubilsh a wide range of reference and research titles in this area. To see the rest of our Sociology books, please visit  www.routledge.com/sociology.

To get you started, here on the front page we've highlighted a few of our most exciting new and forthcoming titles.  Enjoy!

Featured Books

  • Perspectives in Sociology

    6th Edition

    By E.C Cuff, A.J. Dennis, D.W. Francis, W.W. Sharrock

    From its first edition in 1979, Perspectives in Sociology has provided generations of undergraduates with a clear, reassuring introduction to the complications of sociological theory. This revised and updated edition features: a completely rewritten general introduction and conclusion; all-new…

    Paperback – 2015-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Applied Ethics

    A Multicultural Approach, 6th Edition

    Edited by Larry May, Jill B. Delston

    This best-selling text continues to fill an existing gap in the literature taught in applied ethics courses. As a growing number of courses that include the perspectives of diverse cultures are being added to the university curriculum, texts are needed that represent more multicultural and diverse…

    Paperback – 2015-09-06 
    Routledge

  • Gender Inequality in Our Changing World

    A Comparative Approach

    By Lori Kenschaft, Roger Clark, Desiree Ciambrone

    Gender Inequality in Our Changing World: A Comparative Approach focuses on the contemporary United States but places it in historical and global context. Written for sociology of gender courses, this textbook identifies conditions that encourage greater or lesser gender inequality, explains how…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11 
    Routledge

  • Sport in a Changing World

    2nd Edition

    By Howard L. Nixon II

    This book shows how the dynamic interplay of a powerful "golden triangle" of sports, media, and business interests with social, cultural, economic, and political forces shapes sport in a changing world. This edition is a condensed and updated version of the first edition, with an emphasis on…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences

    2nd Edition

    By Rachel A. Gordon

    Provides graduate students in the social sciences with the basic skills they need to estimate, interpret, present, and publish basic regression models using contemporary standards. Key features of the book include: •interweaving the teaching of statistical concepts with examples developed for…

    Paperback – 2015-03-16
    Routledge

  • Sociological Perspectives on Sport

    The Games Outside the Games

    Edited by David Karen, Robert E. Washington

    Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games seeks not only to inform students about the sports world but also to offer them analytical skills and the application of theoretical perspectives that deepen their awareness and understanding of social processes linking sports to the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-09
    Routledge
    Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

  • An Invitation to Qualitative Fieldwork

    A Multilogical Approach

    By Jason Orne, Michael Bell

    In an attempt to cope with the profusion of tools and techniques for qualitative methods, texts for students have tended to respond in the following two ways: "how to" or "why to." In contrast, this book takes on both tasks to give students a more complete picture of the field. An Invitation to…

    Paperback – 2015-03-02
    Routledge

  • Psychosocial Studies

    An Introduction

    By Kath Woodward

    There is expanding global interest in the relationship between the psychological and the social. The bringing together of affect, emotion and feeling with social, political and cultural forces offers a creative, innovative and rich set of ways of understanding what Charles Wright Mills called the…

    Paperback – 2015-02-19
    Routledge

  • Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics

    Old Critiques and New Engagements

    Edited by Susan E. Bell, Anne E. Figert

    In recent years medicalization, the process of making something medical, has gained considerable ground and a position in everyday discourse. In this multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors expertly consider how issues around medicalization have developed, ways in which it is…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge

  • Gender Circuits

    Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Shapiro

    The new edition of Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies…

    Paperback – 2015-02-01
    Routledge
    Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

  • Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries

    By Vivian M. May

    Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries offers a sustained, interdisciplinary exploration of intersectional ideas, histories, and practices that no other text does. Deftly synthesizing much of the existing literatures on intersectionality, one of the most significant theoretical…

    Paperback – 2015-01-20
    Routledge

  • Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies

    Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing

    By Christie Launius, Holly Hassel

    Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing is a textbook designed primarily for introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies courses with the intent of providing both a skills- and concept-based foundation in the field. The text is driven by a single key…

    Paperback – 2015-01-01
    Routledge

  • Foodies

    Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape, 2nd Edition

    By Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The…

    Paperback – 2014-12-11
    Routledge
    Cultural Spaces

  • Celebrity Culture and the American Dream

    Stardom and Social Mobility, 2nd Edition

    By Karen Sternheimer

    Celebrity Culture and the American Dream, Second Edition considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today, retaining the first edition’s examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present and expanding to include…

    Paperback – 2014-12-11
    Routledge

  • The American Dream and the Power of Wealth

    Choosing Schools and Inheriting Inequality in the Land of Opportunity, 2nd Edition

    By Heather Beth Johnson

    Despite the overwhelming evidence against them, many people still believe they can overcome the economic and racial constraints placed upon them at birth. In the first edition, Heather Beth Johnson explored this belief in the American Dream with over 200 in-depth interviews with black and white…

    Paperback – 2014-12-08
    Routledge

  • Pop Culture Panics

    How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency

    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 – 2014-12-01
    Routledge

  • Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?

    Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these…

    Paperback – 2014-12-01
    Routledge
    Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

  • Welfare and the Welfare State

    Present and Future

    By Bent Greve

    The welfare state plays a key role in people’s everyday lives in developed societies. At the same time, the welfare state is contested and there are constant discussions on how and to what degree the state should intervene, influence and have an impact on the development of society. Recent years…

    Paperback – 2014-08-17
    Routledge

  • False Justice

    Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent, Revised Edition

    By Jim Petro, Nancy Petro

    Compelling and engagingly written, this book by former Attorney General of Ohio Jim Petro and his wife, writer Nancy Petro, takes the reader inside actual cases, summarizes extensive research on the causes and consequences of wrongful conviction, and exposes eight common myths that inspire false…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16
    Routledge

  • Racial Formation in the United States

    3rd Edition

    By Michael Omi, Howard Winant

    Twenty years since the publication of the Second Edition and more than thirty years since the publication of the original book, Racial Formation in the United States now arrives with each chapter radically revised and rewritten by authors Michael Omi and Howard Winant, but the overall purpose and…

    Paperback – 2014-06-30
    Routledge

  • Housing Policy in the United States

    3rd Edition

    By Alex F. Schwartz

    The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but…

    Paperback – 2014-06-30
    Routledge

  • Social Sciences

    The Big Issues, 3rd Edition

    By Kath Woodward

    The social sciences are about people and the relationships between individuals and the social and material world we live in. They are about the social structures which shape – and are shaped by – social forces such as ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality and age and the bodies we inhabit. How are…

    Paperback – 2014-04-27
    Routledge

  • Environmental Sociology

    3rd Edition

    By John Hannigan

    The third edition of John Hannigan’s classic undergraduate text has been fully updated and revised to highlight contemporary trends and controversies within global environmental sociology. Environmental Sociology offers a distinctive, balanced treatment of environmental issues, reconciling Hannigan…

    Paperback – 2014-03-25
    Routledge

  • Theories of the Information Society

    4th Edition

    By Frank Webster

    Information is regarded as a distinguishing feature of our world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now part of a global information economy. Pervasive media, expanding information occupations and the development of the internet convince many that living in an…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
    Routledge
    International Library of Sociology