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  • Routledge Revivals: Key Variables in Social Investigation (1986)

    Edited by Robert Burgess

    Key Variables in Social Investigation encourages sociologists and other social scientists to think about the conceptual and empirical problems of using and evaluating key variables in social research. The book contains reviews of ten major variables: age; gender; race and ethnicity; health and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: British Sociological Association

  • Contested Markets, Contested Cities

    Gentrification and Urban Justice in Retail Spaces

    Edited by Sara González

    During the past decade many markets have been rediscovered as tourist attractions, food meccas and even regeneration flagships. These transformations are pushing markets to a gentrification frontier clashing with markets’ traditional role as public meeting places that support, economically and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity

    Edited by Afe Adogame, Nick J. Watson, Andrew Parker

    While the relationship between sport and religion is deeply rooted in history, it continues to play a profound role in shaping modern-day societies. This edited collection provides an inter-disciplinary exploration of this relationship from a global perspective, making a major contribution to the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Entertainment Tourism

    By Jian Ming Luo, Chi Fung Lam

    Entertainment tourism has recently become more popular. Entertainment attractions encourage tourists to travel around the world to have fun and are an important part of many gaming destinations. This book explores the tourist experience in entertainment destinations. It introduces and outlines the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus in Tourism

  • Fitness, Technology and Society

    Amusing Ourselves to Life

    By Brad Millington

    The fitness industry is experiencing a new boom characterized by the proliferation of interactive and customizable technology, from exercise-themed video games to smartphone apps to wearable fitness trackers. This new technology presents the possibility of boundless self-tracking, generating highly…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination

    Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Atmosphere, the elusive ambiance of a place, enables or hinders its mobility in global consumption contexts. Atmosphere connects to social imaginaries, utopian representational frames producing the culture of a city or country. But who resolves atmospheric contradictions in a place’s social and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Understanding Society through Popular Music

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Joseph A. Kotarba

    Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Music courses, this book uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and bring life to…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06
    Routledge

  • Consumer Sexualities

    Women and Sex Shopping

    By Rachel Wood

    Consumer Sexualities explores women’s experiences of shopping in ‘sex shops’ and using sexual commodities in their everyday lives. This enlightening volume shows how women take up sexual consumer ‘technologies of the self’ to work upon and understand themselves as confident and active sexual agents…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Sexualities in Society

  • Social, Cultural and Economic Impacts of Wine in New Zealand.

    Edited by Peter J. Howland

    New Zealand’s wine came to the world’s attention in the late 1980’s with its production of some of the best quality sauvignon blancs. Since then the industry has grown significantly and has increasingly gained an international reputation as a producer of quality, boutique wines.This volume provides…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink

  • Affect, Space and Animals

    Edited by Jopi Nyman, Nora Schuurman

    In recent years, animals have entered the focus of the social and cultural sciences, resulting in the emergence of the new field of human–animal studies. This book investigates the relationships between humans and animals, paying particular attention to the role of affect, space, and animal…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • 'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Second Homes and Leisure

    New perspectives on a forgotten relationship

    Edited by Trudie Walters, Tara Duncan

    Second homes (variously summer houses, shacks, baches, cottages, dacha) are a popular cultural phenomenon in many countries and an emerging trend in others. They are inextricably linked to tourism, recreation and leisure, and yet the fundamental relationship between second homes and leisure often…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

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