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  • Working-Class Images of Society

    Edited by Martin Bulmer

    First published in 1975. How do men come to perceive and evaluate a world in which marked inequalities of class and status exist? This book considers the nature of class images and their underlying work and community structures. Beginning with the argument that the perception of society varies…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Urban Cosmopolitics

    Agencements, assemblies, atmospheres

    Edited by Anders Blok, Ignacio Farías

    Invoking the notion of ‘cosmopolitics’ from Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, this volume shows how and why cities constitute privileged sites for studying the search for and composition of common worlds of cohabitation. A cosmopolitical approach to the city focuses on the multiple assemblages of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-13 
    Questioning Cities

  • Subversive Property

    Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging

    By Sarah Keenan

    This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity, and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Moreover, Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities for property may be unveiled by thinking about property in terms of space and…

    Paperback – 2016-01-01 
    Social Justice

  • Gender, Drugs and Street Life

    An Ethnography of a British Housing Estate

    By Kate O'Brien

    Gender, drugs and street life explores the way girls and boys of white British origin access and participate in legal and illegal drugs, within the context of supply at the local level. It explores the relationship of children and young people to the local drug market from a gendered…

    Hardback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • The Rustication of Urban Youth in China

    A Social Experiment

    Edited by Peter J. Seybolt

    In the 1960s and 70s, the government of China conducted a rather unusual social experiment called ‘Up to the mountains and down to the village’ which sent urban youths to the countryside in an attempt to reverse the flow of the rural population migrating to towns and cities as was generally…

    Hardback – 2015-12-25 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Drinking Dilemmas

    Space, Culture and Identity

    Edited by Thomas Thurnell-Read

    Drinking and drunkenness have become a focal point for political and media debates to contest notions of responsibility, discipline and risk; yet, at the same time, academic studies have highlighted the positive aspects of drinking in relation to sociability, belonging and identity. These issues…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Sociological Futures

  • Everyday Globalization

    A Spatial Semiotics of Immigrant Neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Paris

    By Timothy Shortell

    This volume challenges the dominant views of globalization in the social sciences, arguing that those who focus on global flows of capital, commodities, and information have told only part of the story. Bringing together micro-level theories of culture and interactionism from sociology with the…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Policing the Olympics

    London 2012

    By Richard Giulianotti, Gary Armstrong, Iain Lindsay, Gavin Hales, Dick Hobbs

    The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event, with a global array of athletic talent, attracting an audience of millions in live tickets sales, billions of cumulative television viewers, and a final bill of up to US$35 billion for the hosts to…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 

  • Addiction, Modernity, and the City

    A Users’ Guide to Urban Space

    By Christopher B.R. Smith

    Examining the interdependent nature of substance, space, and subjectivity, this book constitutes an interdisciplinary analysis of the intoxication indigenous to what has been termed "our narcotic modernity." The first section – Drug/Culture – demonstrates how the body of the addict and the social…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Global Garbage

    Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment

    Edited by Christoph Lindner, Miriam Meissner

    Global Garbage examines the ways in which garbage, in its diverse forms, is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices. The book explores the increasingly complex…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11 
    Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism

  • Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art

    Edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross

    The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art integrates and reviews current scholarship in the field of graffiti and street art. Thirty-seven original contributions are organized around four sections: History, Types, and Writers/Artists of Graffiti and Street Art; Theoretical…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Youth, Class and Education in Urban India

    The year that can break or make you

    By David Sancho

    Urban India is undergoing a rapid transformation, which also encompasses the educational sector. Since 1991, this important new market in private English-medium schools, along with an explosion of private coaching centres, has transformed the lives of children and their families, as the attainment…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

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