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  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic, 1st Edition

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    Nominated for the Foundation of Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2018 In the UK and beyond, Down’s syndrome screening has become a universal programme in prenatal care. But why does screening persist, particularly in light of research that highlights pregnant women’s ambivalent and…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Social Structures of Global Academia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fabian Cannizzo, Nick Osbaldiston

    Higher education and research are now at the centre of economic and social policy in advanced information societies. Global networks of researchers, finance, students and policymakers invoke collaborative sociological perspectives. What it means to be an academic and to work in a technologically…

    Hardback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Aging A-Z

    Concepts Toward Emancipatory Gerontology, 1st Edition

    By Carroll L. Estes, Nicholas B. DiCarlo

    This provocative, intellectually charged treatise serves as a concise introduction to emancipatory gerontology, examining multiple dimensions of persistent and hotly debated topics around aging, the life course, the roles of power, politics and partisanship, culture, economics, and communications.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-24
    Routledge
    Aging and Society

  • Transmedia Work

    Privilege and Precariousness in Digital Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Karin Fast, Andre Jansson

    In Transmedia Work¸ Karin Fast and André Jansson explore several key questions that frame the study of the social and cultural implications of a digital, connected workforce. How might we understand ‘privilege’ and ‘precariousness’ in today’s digitalized work market? What does it mean to be a…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

  • Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work

    Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bob Pease, Anthea Vreugdenhil, Sonya Stanford

    This book argues that the concept of care is a political and a moral concept. As such, it enables us to examine moral and political life through a radically different lens. The editors and contributors to the book argue that care has the potential to interrogate relationships of power and to be a…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Social Work and Research in Advanced Welfare States

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kjeld Hogsbro, Ian F Shaw

    The aim of this book is to exemplify the ways in which social work and research develop in ‘advanced’ welfare states – countries where public spending is relatively high as a proportion of GNP. While such countries have traditionally been associated with Scandinavian countries in particular, and…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Ontological Politics in a Disposable World

    The New Mastery of Nature, 1st Edition

    By Luigi Pellizzoni

    This book explores the intertwining of politics and ontology, shedding light on the ways in which, as our ability to investigate, regulate, appropriate, ’enhance’ and destroy material reality have developed, so new social scientific accounts of nature and our relationship with it have emerged,…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

  • The Reproductive Body at Work

    The South African Bioeconomy of Egg Donation, 1st Edition

    By Verena Namberger

    The transnational industry surrounding assisted reproductive technology and regenerative medicine is based on the unacknowledged labour of gamete providers, surrogates and research subjects, and benefits from low labour costs in ‘enabling’ sectors such as logistics and transport. This finding calls…

    Hardback – 2019-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

  • Home: The Foundations of Belonging

    1st Edition

    By Paul O'Connor

    Questions of home and belonging have never been more topical. Populist politicians in both Europe and America play on anxieties over globalisation by promising to reconstitute the national home, through cutting immigration and ‘taking back control’. Increasing numbers of young people are unable to…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Critical Theories and the Budapest School

    Politics, Culture, Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Rundell, Jonathan Pickle

    Critical Theories and the Budapest School brings together new perspectives on the Budapest School in the context of contemporary developments in critical theory. Engaging with the work of the prominent group of figures associated with Georg Lukács, this book sheds new light on the unique and…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television

    1st Edition

    By Megan Collins

    This book explores the emergence and encouragement of the new narcissus in our society and the ways in which this is portrayed in reality television. Through studies of well-known reality shows, including Toddlers and Tiaras, Hoarders, Sister Wives, Catfish: The TV Show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • English National Identity and Football Fan Culture

    Who Are Ya?, 1st Edition

    By Tom Gibbons

    In recent years, scholars have understood the increasing use of the St George’s Cross by football fans to be evidence of a rise in a specifically ’English’ identity. This has emerged as part of a wider ’national’ response to broader political processes such as devolution and European integration…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15
    Routledge

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