E-books: Sociology & Social Policy

  • Crime and Society book cover

    Crime and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Donna Youngs

    Much of a society’s resources are devoted to dealing with, or preparing for the possibility of, crime. The dominance of concerns about crime also hint at the broader implications that offending has for many different facets of society. They suggest that rather than being an outlawed subset of…

    eBook – 2019-07-29 
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Olympic Aspirations: Realised and Unrealised book cover

    Olympic Aspirations

    Realised and Unrealised, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    Olympic Aspirations: Realised and Unrealised surveys more than a century of the Olympic Movement’s promotion of Olympic ideals internationally. The idea for Olympic Aspirations emerged at the world-renowned annual Beijing Academic Forum just months after the city hosted the impressive 2008 Beijing…

    eBook – 2019-02-28 
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • Queering Norway book cover

    Queering Norway

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pal Bjorby, Anka Ryall

    The articles in this collection indicate the still powerful role of queer theory in questioning the political, social, cultural, institutional hegemony of heterosexuality in culture and society at large as well as in academic research institutions. Written from the perspective of the northern…

    eBook – 2019-02-28 

  • Law, Technology and Society: Reimagining the Regulatory Environment book cover

    Law, Technology and Society

    Reimagining the Regulatory Environment, 1st Edition

    By Roger Brownsword

    This book considers the implications of the regulatory burden being borne increasingly by technological management rather than by rules of law. If crime is controlled, if human health and safety are secured, if the environment is protected, not by rules but by measures of technological…

    eBook – 2019-02-18
    Law, Science and Society

  • Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia: Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok book cover

    Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia

    Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok, 1st Edition

    By Terence Chun Tat Shum

    This book looks in detail at the journeys to asylum in Asia which are largely neglected in the media and academic analyses, despite Asia becoming the most essential region for asylum, receiving refugees from both within and outside of the continent.  Treating asylum-seeking journeys as a…

    eBook – 2019-02-14
    Routledge Series on Asian Migration

  • Gendered Injustice: Uncovering the Lived Experience of Detained Girls book cover

    Gendered Injustice

    Uncovering the Lived Experience of Detained Girls, 1st Edition

    By Anastasia Tosouni

    Without strong proof, policy advocates along with some scholars have causally linked declines in juvenile offending and incarceration with evidence-based and rehabilitation-oriented policy reform. Such studies have called for a shift back to rehabilitative ideals augmented by innovative strategies…

    eBook – 2019-02-14
    Routledge Critical Studies in Crime, Diversity and Criminal Justice

  • Erving Goffman: From the Perspective of the New Sociology of Knowledge book cover

    Erving Goffman

    From the Perspective of the New Sociology of Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Jürgen Raab

    While Erving Goffman’s books are among the most widely read sociological works, covering issues including the presentation of the self, total institutions, interaction order to frame analysis, they are in fact guided by a single theme: the analysis of the form of interaction in social situations…

    eBook – 2019-02-14
    Knowledge, Communication and Society

  • Psychiatric Genetics: From Hereditary Madness to Big Biology book cover

    Psychiatric Genetics

    From Hereditary Madness to Big Biology, 1st Edition

    By Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Andrew Bartlett, Jamie Lewis

    Psychiatric genetics has become ‘Big Biology’. This may come as a surprising development to those familiar with its controversial history. From eugenic origins and contentious twin studies to a global network of laboratories employing high-throughput genetic and genomic technologies, biological…

    eBook – 2019-02-13
    Genetics and Society

  • Impure and Worldly Geography: Pierre Gourou and Tropicality book cover

    Impure and Worldly Geography

    Pierre Gourou and Tropicality, 1st Edition

    By Gavin Bowd, Daniel Clayton

    Tropicality is a centuries-old Western discourse that treats otherness and the exotic in binary – ‘us’ and ‘them’ – terms. It has long been implicated in empire and its anxieties over difference. However, little attention has been paid to its twentieth-century genealogy. This book explores this…

    eBook – 2019-02-13
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • Memory in Transatlantic Relations: From the Cold War to the Global War on Terror book cover

    Memory in Transatlantic Relations

    From the Cold War to the Global War on Terror, 1st Edition

    By Kryštof Kozák, György Tóth, Paul Bauer, Allison Wanger

    This volume focuses on the uses of collective memory in transatlantic relations between the United States, and Western and Central European nations in the period from the Cold War to the present day. Sitting at the intersection of international relations, history, memory studies and various "area"…

    eBook – 2019-02-13
    Memory Studies: Global Constellations

  • Decentring European Governance book cover

    Decentring European Governance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Bevir, Ryan Phillips

    Conforming neither to the hierarchical and bureaucratic organization of the European nation-state nor the anarchical structure of international organizations, the European Union (EU) and its predecessors provide an exemplary site for developing a decentred approach to the study of governance. The…

    eBook – 2019-02-13
    Routledge Studies on Government and the European Union

  • ISIS: Ideology, Symbolics, and Counter Narratives book cover


    Ideology, Symbolics, and Counter Narratives, 1st Edition

    By Masood Ashraf Raja

    Relying on a thorough understanding of the role of ideology, discourse, and framing, this volume discusses ISIS as an Islamist ideological organization, and examines its philosophical scaffolding within the material conditions produced by neoliberal capital. As Raja asserts, it is this nexus of…

    eBook – 2019-02-13
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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