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  • Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World

    Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication

    Edited by Antonia C. Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin, Helen Moewaka Barnes

    Social media has helped boost the culture of intoxication, a central aspect of young people’s social lives in many Western countries. Initial research suggests that these technologies enable highly-nuanced, targeted marketing and innovations – creating new virtual spaces that alter the dynamics and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08 
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking

    Edited by Ryszard Piotrowicz, Conny Rijken, Baerbel Heide Uhl

    Trafficking in human beings (THB) has been described as ‘modern slavery’. It is a serious criminal activity that has significant ramifications for the human rights of the victims. It poses major challenges to the State, society and individual victims. THB is not a static given but a constantly…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Values and Identities in Europe

    Evidence from the European Social Survey

    Edited by Michael J. Breen

    Contrary to what is suggested in media and popular discourses, Europe is neither a monolithic entity, nor simply a collection of nation states. It is, rather, a union of millions of individuals who differ from one another in a variety of ways, while also sharing many characteristics associated with…

    Hardback – 2017-01-25 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Sample Size Planning

    Power, Accuracy, and Learning from Data

    By Ken Kelley

    Paperback – 2017-01-12 

  • Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship

    An Ethnography of Academia

    By Maria do Mar Pereira

    Feminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite ‘proper’ knowledge – it’s too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of ‘proper’ knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women’s…

    Hardback – 2017-01-09 

  • Multilevel Analysis

    Techniques and Applications, Third Edition

    By Joop J. Hox, Mirjam Moerbeek, Rens van de Schoot

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    Quantitative Methodology Series

  • Qualitative Research in Digital Environments

    A Research Toolkit

    By Alessandro Caliandro, Alessandro Gandini

    This book offers a toolkit of methods and technologies to undertake qualitative research on digital spaces. This "Digital Ethnography" is unlike commonly used traditional methodological strategies, which are "retrofitted" to digital spaces. Instead, this book offers researchers a set of "digitally…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 

  • The Nexus of Practices

    Connections, constellations and practitioners

    Edited by Allison Hui, Theodore R Schatzki, Elizabeth Shove

    The Nexus of Practices: connections, constellations, practitioners brings leading theorists of practice together to provide a fresh set of theoretical impulses for the surge of practice-focused studies currently sweeping across the social disciplines. The book addresses key issues facing practice…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 

  • Methods for Social Theory

    Analytical tools for theorizing and writing

    By Jan Ch. Karlsson, Ann Bergman

    This book constitutes a practical guide to the important skills of both theorizing and writing in social scientific scholarship, focusing on the importance of identifying relations between concepts that are useful for explaining social entities and of producing a text that convincingly advances the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09 

  • Applied Multivariate Statistical Concepts

    By Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn

    More comprehensive than other texts, this new book covers the classic and cutting edge multivariate techniques used in today’s research. Ideal for courses on multivariate statistics/analysis/design, advanced statistics or quantitative techniques taught in psychology, education, sociology, and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25 

  • Anthropology and Cryptozoology

    Exploring Encounters with Mysterious Creatures

    Edited by Samantha Hurn

    Cryptozoology is best understood as the study of animals which, in the eyes of Western science, are extinct, unclassified or unrecognised. In consequence, and in part because of its selective methods and lack of epistemological rigour, cryptozoology is often dismissed as a pseudo-science. However,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Multispecies Encounters

  • Habermas and Social Research

    Between Theory and Method

    Edited by Mark Murphy

    One of the greatest contributors to the field of Sociology, Jürgen Habermas has had a wide-ranging and significant impact on understandings of social change and social conflict. He has inspired researchers in a range of disciplines with his multidimensional social theory, however an overview of his…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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