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  • Ageing, Diversity and Equality: Social Justice Perspectives (Open Access)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sue Westwood

    Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Young People, Social Media and Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria Goodyear, Kathleen Armour

    The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license The pervasiveness of social media in young people’s lives is widely acknowledged, yet…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Law and Time

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sian Beynon-Jones, Emily Grabham

    Research on law's relationship with time has flourished over the past decade. This edited collection aims to put law and time scholarship into wider context, advancing conversations on time and temporalities between socio-legal scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers and historians.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01
    Social Justice

  • Doing Excellent Social Research with Documents

    Practical Examples and Guidance for Qualitative Researchers, 1st Edition

    By Aimee Grant

    In today’s society we increasingly create and consume written content and images. This includes a range of sources, from social media posts to records held within organisations, and everything in between, including news articles, blogs, shopping lists and official government documents. Critically…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30

  • Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Sahra Gibbon, Barbara Prainsack, Stephen Hilgartner, Janelle Lamoreaux

    The Handbook provides an essential resource at the interface of Genomics, Health and Society, and forms a crucial research tool for both new students and established scholars across biomedicine and social sciences. Building from and extending the first Routledge Handbook of Genetics and Society,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-09
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Competition and Cooperation in Social and Political Sciences

    Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Social and Political Sciences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Isbandi Rukminto Adi, Rochman Achwan

    The book contains essays on current issues in Social and Political Sciences, such as the issues of governance and social order; social development and community development; global challenges and inequality; civil society and social movement; IT-based community and social transformation; poverty…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05

  • Against Meritocracy (Open Access)

    Culture, power and myths of mobility, 1st Edition

    By Jo Littler

    Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ‘talent’ to combine with ‘effort’ in order to ‘rise to the top’. This idea is one of the most prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15

  • Open Borders, Unlocked Cultures

    Romanian Roma Migrants in Western Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yaron Matras, Daniele Viktor Leggio

    The book examines some of the dilemmas surrounding Europe’s open borders, migrations, and identities through the prism of the Roma – Europe’s most dispersed and socially marginalised population. The volume challenges some of the myths surrounding the Roma as a ‘problem population’, and places the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship (Open Access)

    An Ethnography of Academia, 1st Edition

    By Maria do Mar Pereira

    Feminist scholarship is sometimes dismissed as not quite ‘proper’ knowledge – it’s too political or subjective, many argue. But what are the boundaries of ‘proper’ knowledge? Who defines them, and how are they changing? How do feminists negotiate them? And how does this boundary-work affect women’s…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13

  • Glocal Pharma (Open Access)

    International Brands and the Imagination of Local Masculinity, 1st Edition

    By Ericka Johnson, Ebba Sjögren, Cecilia Åsberg

    The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. An exploration of how global pharmaceutical products are localized - of what happens when they become ‘glocal’ -…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27
    Global Connections

  • Mobility and Locative Media

    Mobile Communication in Hybrid Spaces, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adriana de Souza e Silva, Mimi Sheller

    Mobilities has become an important framework to understand and analyze contemporary social, spatial, economic and political practices. Especially as mobile media become seamlessly integrated into transportation networks, navigating urban spaces, and connecting with social networks while on the move…

    Hardback – 2014-07-18
    Changing Mobilities

  • Breast Cancer Gene Research and Medical Practices

    Transnational Perspectives in the Time of BRCA, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sahra Gibbon, Galen Joseph, Jessica Mozersky, Andrea zur Nieden, Sonja Palfner

    The discovery of the two inherited susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the mid-1990s created the possibility of predictive genetic testing and led to the establishment of specific medical programmes for those at high risk of developing breast cancer in the UK, US and Europe. In the intervening…

    Hardback – 2014-03-18
    Genetics and Society

  • Negotiating Bioethics (Open Access)

    The Governance of UNESCO’s Bioethics Programme, 1st Edition

    By Adèle Langlois

    A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access at It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. The sequencing of the entire human genome has opened up unprecedented possibilities for healthcare, but…

    Hardback – 2013-08-06
    Genetics and Society

  • Fallgirls (Open Access)

    Gender and the Framing of Torture at Abu Ghraib, 1st Edition

    By Ryan Ashley Caldwell

    Fallgirls provides an analysis of the abuses that took place at Abu Ghraib in terms of social theory, gender and power, based on first-hand participant-observations of the courts-martials of Lynndie England and Sabrina Harman. This book examines the trials themselves, including interactions with…

    Hardback – 2012-02-28
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Queer Methods and Methodologies (Open Access)

    Intersecting Queer Theories and Social Science Research, 1st Edition

    By Catherine J. Nash

    Edited by Kath Browne

    Queer Methods and Methodologies provides the first systematic consideration of the implications of a queer perspective in the pursuit of social scientific research. This volume grapples with key contemporary questions regarding the methodological implications for social science research undertaken…

    Hardback – 2010-08-28

  • Transgender Identities (Open Access)

    Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sally Hines, Tam Sanger

    In recent years transgender has emerged as a subject of increasing social and cultural interest. This volume offers vivid accounts of the diversity of living transgender in today's world. The first section, "Emerging Identities," maps the ways in which social, cultural, legal and medical…

    Hardback – 2010-03-26
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society