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  • The Third Digital Divide

    A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities

    By Massimo Ragnedda

    Drawing on the thought of Max Weber, in particular his theory of stratification, this book engages with the question of whether the digital divide simply extends traditional forms of inequality, or whether it also includes new forms of social exclusion, or perhaps manifests counter-trends that…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Class in the New Millennium

    Structure, Homologies and Experience in Contemporary Britain

    By Will Atkinson

    Class in the New Millennium paints a fresh and comprehensive picture of social class in Britain today. Anchored in a broad repertoire of methods and pursuing a distinctive theoretical agenda, it not only painstakingly maps the structure, transformation and effects of the UK’s key fault lines but…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • China's Cinema of Class

    Audiences and Narratives

    By Nicole Talmacs

    China’s commercial film industry can be used as a map to understand how class is interwoven into the imaginations that inform and influence social change in Chinese society. Film consumption is important in this process, particularly for young adult urbanites that are China’s primary commercial…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17 
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Japan’s Outcaste Abolition

    The Struggle for National Inclusion and the Making of the Modern State

    By Noah Y. McCormack

    The Tokugawa Shogunate, which governed Japan for two and a half centuries until the mid-1860s, classed people into hierarchically ranked status groups (mibun). The early Tokugawa rulers legally established these status groups through the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, adapting and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Asia's Transformations

  • Colorblind Nation

    The Denial of Race and The Rise of Racial Inequality

    By Charles Gallagher

    Colorblind Nation examines how colorblindness is discussed, debated and deployed in a host of social, political and economic contexts. This book traces how the concept of colorblindness has shifted from an abstract societal goal to a normative belief system that now frames how individuals and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 

  • The Lotos-Eaters

    Aging and Identity in a Yacht Club Community

    By Carol A. B. Warren

    As the baby boom generation ages, there are few ethnographies that capture the dynamics of aging. This new book is based on years of participant observation in "the Sands," a beautiful ocean community of well-off individuals and couples seeking the easy life. Yet the community members contend with…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30

  • Routledge Revivals: Charles Booth's London (1969)

    A Portrait of the Poor at the Turn of the Century, Drawn from His "Life and Labour of the People in London"

    Edited by Albert Fried, Richard M. Elman

    First published in 1969, this book presents a one-volume anthology of Charles Booth’s Life and Labour of the People in London, the classic early study of the poor in the urban environment. The original text consists of a vast compendium of descriptions of families, homes, streets, conditions of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30

  • Exploring White Privilege

    By Robert P. Amico

    Exploring white privilege is an enterprise few of us who identify as white have attempted. White privilege is a foreign territory to us, although an unpleasantly familiar territory to people of color. At first the exploration can seem threatening, frightening and uncomfortable because, like any…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • Social Formation in Dhaka, 1985–2005

    A Longitudinal Study of Society in a Third World Megacity

    By Kamal Siddiqui, Jamshed Ahmed, Kaniz Siddique, Sayeedul Huq, Abul Hossain, Shah Nazimud-Doula, Nahid Rezawana

    By the middle of the twenty-first century, more than fifty per cent of the world's population will live in an urban environment. Most of this new urban growth will take place in Asia and Africa, yet most governments in these two continents seem woefully unprepared for the challenges they will face…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Rethinking Class in Russia

    Edited by Suvi Salmenniemi

    Social differentiation, poverty and the emergence of the newly rich occasioned by the collapse of the Soviet Union have seldom been analysed from a class perspective. Rethinking Class in Russia addresses this absence by exploring the manner in which class positions are constructed and negotiated in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Globalization and Technocapitalism

    The Political Economy of Corporate Power and Technological Domination

    By Luis Suarez-Villa

    Globalization and Technocapitalism considers the global reach of a new capitalist era, exploring the nature of 'technocapitalism' as grounded in new forms of accumulation, commodification, and corporate organization. As technological creativity, corporate research, and talent flows become more…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

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