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  • Public Professions & Professionalism

    A Routledge Research Handbook

    Edited by Mirko Noordegraaf, Justin Waring

    Although there are a growing number of books on professions and professionalism, they are either thematically specialized, or limited to specific sectors. In this book, prominent international scholars explore and debate the critical themes and changing nature of public professionalism, and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 

  • The Sociology of Central Asian Youth

    Choice, Constraint, Risk

    By Mohd. Aslam Bhat

    At the onset of the twenty-first century, ‘youth studies’ emerged as a distinct field of inquisition. Discourses and debates in the field have since become more sophisticated, and the spectrum of analysis has likewise broadened. However, it is striking to note how little reference is made to young…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Islamic Social Finance

    Entrepreneurship, Cooperation and the Sharing Economy

    Edited by Valentino Cattelan

    The most recent dynamics of world capitalism show radical changes in the socio-economics of property management, credit provision and entrepreneurship. If on the one side the emergence of the sharing economy is fostering innovative models of collaborative agency, networking and venture business, on…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Islamic Business and Finance Series

  • Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession

    Youth and Inequality in a European Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Sarah Irwin, Ann Nilsen

    Long running trends towards increasing inequality between the rich and poor across Europe have been exacerbated by the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath. As employment opportunities for young people diminish and as the welfare state is pulled back, pathways to adulthood change and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28 
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • The Great Transformation

    History for a Techno-Human Future

    By Judith Bessant

    While AI, robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the ‘great transformation’ uses history and evolutionary theory to highlight…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Simulated Client (1996)

    A Method for Studying Professionals Working with Clients

    By Fran Wasoff, R. Emerson Dobash

    Published in 1996, this book presents an innovative method for studying the work of professionals with clients that was applied to an evaluation study of legislation and of lawyers working with clients seeking a divorce. With the simulated client methods, the researcher plays the role of simulated…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 

  • Routledge Revivals: Work and the Enterprise Culture (1991)

    Edited by Malcolm Cross, Geoff Payne

    Work and Enterprise Culture examines the world of work in the light of the major changes that have occurred over the last decade. In particular, the book focuses on what is understood by the term the ‘enterprise culture’ and considers what impact, if any, this concept has on traditional work…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

  • Social Mobility for the 21st Century

    Everyone a winner?

    Edited by Steph Lawler, Geoff Payne

    Social Mobility for the 21st Century addresses experiences of social mobility, and the detailed processes through which entrenched, intergenerationally transmitted privilege are reproduced. Contributions include (but are not limited to) family relationships, students’ encounters with higher…

    Hardback – 2018-01-18 
    Sociological Futures

  • Cultural Policy, Work and Identity

    The Creation, Renewal and Negotiation of Professional Subjectivities

    Edited by Jonathan Paquette

    How have cultural policies created new occupations and shaped professions? This book explores an often unacknowledged dimension of cultural policy analysis: the professional identity of cultural agents. It analyses the relationship between cultural policy, identity and professionalism and draws…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 

  • The Liminal Worker

    An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece

    By Manos Spyridakis

    The Liminal Worker examines the experience of work, employment, employment insecurity and precariousness in a context of high unemployment and welfare state crisis in modern Greece. A theoretically-informed, anthropological exploration of the notion of work in contemporary western society and its…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Urban Anthropology

  • Policing the Sex Industry

    Protection, Paternalism and Politics

    Edited by Teela Sanders, Mary Laing

    The exponential growth of sexual commerce, migration and movement of people into the sex industry, as well as localised concerns about transactional sex, are key areas of interest across the urban west. Given the complex regulatory frameworks under-which the sex industry manifests, the role of the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale

  • Education and Social Mobility

    Edited by Phillip Brown, Diane Reay, Carol Vincent

    The study of education and social mobility has been a key area of sociological research since the 1950s. The importance of this research derives from the systematic analysis of functionalist theories of industrialism. Functionalist theories assume that the complementary demands of efficiency and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 

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