• Social Movements: The Key Concepts book cover

    Social Movements: The Key Concepts

    1st Edition

    By Graeme Chesters, Ian Welsh

    Social Movements: The Key Concepts provides an insightful, contemporary introduction to some of the frequently encountered terms and groups that are central to the study of collective action and social and political activism. Following an A-Z format, the entries defined and discussed are drawn from…

    Paperback – 2010-09-29
    Routledge Key Guides

  • The Power of Urban Ethnic Places: Cultural Heritage and Community Life book cover

    The Power of Urban Ethnic Places

    Cultural Heritage and Community Life, 1st Edition

    By Jan Lin

    The Power of Ethnic Places discusses the growing visibility of ethnic heritage places in U.S. society. The book examines a spectrum of case studies of Chinese, Latino and African American communities in the U.S., disagreeing with any perceptions that the rise of ethnic enclaves and heritage places…

    Paperback – 2010-09-28
    The Metropolis and Modern Life

  • Neo-Bohemia: Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City book cover


    Art and Commerce in the Postindustrial City, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Lloyd

    Neo-Bohemia brings the study of bohemian culture down to the street level, while maintaining a commitment to understanding broader historical and economic urban contexts. Simultaneously readable and academic, this book anticipates key urban trends at the dawn of the twenty-first century,…

    Paperback – 2010-05-07

  • The Gentrification Debates: A Reader book cover

    The Gentrification Debates

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    By Japonica Brown-Saracino

    Uniquely well suited for teaching, this innovative text-reader strengthens students’ critical thinking skills, sparks classroom discussion, and also provides a comprehensive and accessible understanding of gentrification.…

    Paperback – 2010-03-09
    The Metropolis and Modern Life

  • Racism and Ethnicity: Global Debates, Dilemmas, Directions book cover

    Racism and Ethnicity

    Global Debates, Dilemmas, Directions, 1st Edition

    By Ian Law

    Racism and Ethnicity: Global Debates, Dilemmas, Directions examines in detail the theories, histories and principal debates of race, racism and ethnicity within a global context.  The text offers critical evaluation of the work of major figures from Du Bois to Goldberg, and presents new…

    Paperback – 2009-12-04

  • IBSS: Sociology: 2008 Vol.58: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences book cover

    IBSS: Sociology: 2008 Vol.58

    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Compiled by the British Library of Political and Economic Science

    First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2009-11-05
    IBSS Sociology

  • Disrupted Cities: When Infrastructure Fails book cover

    Disrupted Cities

    When Infrastructure Fails, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Graham

    Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, Disrupted Cities exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in…

    Paperback – 2009-09-25

  • Lifers: Seeking Redemption in Prison book cover


    Seeking Redemption in Prison, 1st Edition

    By John Irwin

    John Irwin writes about prisons from an unusual academic perspective. Before receiving a Ph.D. in sociology, he served five years in a California state penitentiary for armed robbery. This is his sixth book on imprisonment – an ethnography of prisoners who have served more than twenty…

    Paperback – 2009-06-23
    Criminology and Justice Studies

  • Theories of Political Protest and Social Movements: A Multidisciplinary Introduction, Critique, and Synthesis book cover

    Theories of Political Protest and Social Movements

    A Multidisciplinary Introduction, Critique, and Synthesis, 1st Edition

    By Karl-Dieter Opp

    Political protest and social movements are ubiquitous phenomena. This book focuses on the current theoretical approaches that aim at explaining them: the theory of collective action, the resource mobilization perspective, political opportunity structure theory, the identity approach, the framing…

    Paperback – 2009-04-06

  • Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice book cover

    Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Heather D. Gautney, Neil Smith, Omar Dahbour, Ashley Dawson

    Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Social Justice draws on the fields of geography, political theory, and cultural studies to analyze experiments with novel forms of democracy, highlighting the critical issue of the changing nature of the state and citizenship in the contemporary…

    Paperback – 2009-03-06

  • Understanding Post-Communist Transformation: A Bottom Up Approach book cover

    Understanding Post-Communist Transformation

    A Bottom Up Approach, 1st Edition

    By Richard Rose

    The fall of the Berlin Wall launched the transformation of government, economy and society across half of Europe and the former Soviet Union. This text deals with the process of change in former Communist bloc countries, ten of which have become new European Union (EU) democracies while Russia and…

    Paperback – 2008-12-15

  • Interracial Families: Current Concepts and Controversies book cover

    Interracial Families

    Current Concepts and Controversies, 1st Edition

    By George Alan Yancey, Richard Lewis, Jr.

    A unique book offering both a research overview and practical advice for its readers, this text allows students to gain a solid understanding of the research that has been generated on several important issues surrounding multiracial families, including intimate relations, family dynamics…

    Paperback – 2008-11-26

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