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  • The Cultivation of Conformity

    Towards a General Theory of Internal Secularisation, 1st Edition

    By Pink Dandelion

    This book explores the inter-relationship between religious groups and wider society and examines the way religious groups change in relation to societal norms, potentially to the point of undergoing processes of ‘internal secularisation’ within secular and secularist cultures. Received…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13
    Routledge

  • The Unmasking Style in Social Theory

    1st Edition

    By Peter Baehr

    This book examines the nature of unmasking in social theory, in revolutionary movements and in popular culture. Unmasking is not the same as scientific refutation or principled disagreement. When people unmask, they claim to rip off a disguise, revealing the true beneath the feigned. The author…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Markets

    Perspectives from Economic and Social Theory, 1st Edition

    By William A. Jackson

    Defining markets has never been an easy task. Despite their importance for economic theory and practice, they are hard to pin down as a concept and economists have tended to adopt simplified axiomatic models or rely on piecemeal case studies. This book argues that an extended range of theory,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Economics as Social Theory

  • Routledge Revivals: Ethnomethodological Studies of Work (1986)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Harold Garfinkel

    First published in 1986, this collection of essays brings together ethnomethodological studies from key academics of the discipline, including the renowned scholar Harold Garfinkel who established and developed the field. In addition to four case studies, the volume begins and ends with two essays…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

  • The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

    1st Edition

    By Alan Blum

    The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct.…

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

  • Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World

    Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication, 1st Edition

    Edited by Antonia 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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • 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

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