Sociology: Collections

Browse our Ashgate Sociology Collection

We are delighted to welcome Ashgate to the Taylor and Francis Group and have created this online Sociology collection to highlight the breadth of these newly acquired titles.  Recommend these titles to your librarian today!

With nearly 50 years of distinguished publishing in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, Ashgate compliments Routledge’s commitment to support academic research and scholarly publishing.  Ashgate is a leading research publisher in Art History, Music, History, Social Work, Politics, Literary Studies, and many other disciplines and we are delighted to now offer these titles through the Taylor and Francis Group.

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Featured Titles

  • Imaginaries of Modernity

    Politics, Cultures, Tensions

    By John Rundell

    This book offers a new perspective on the issue of modernity through a series of interconnected essays. Drawing centrally on the works of Castoriadis, Luhmann, Heller and Lefort, and in critical discussion with Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, Adorno, Habermas and Taylor, the author argues that modernity…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Racialised Gang Rape and the Reinforcement of Dominant Order

    Discourses of Gender, Race and Nation

    By Kiran Kaur Grewal

    This path-breaking book provides a comparative analysis of public discourses in France and Australia on a series of highly mediatised racialised gang rapes that occurred during the early to mid-2000s. These rapes led to intense public debate in both countries regarding an apparent ‘gang rape…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Making Home in Diasporic Communities

    Transnational belonging amongst Filipina migrants

    By Diane Sabenacio Nititham

    Making Home in Diasporic Communities demonstrates the global scope of the Filipino diaspora, engaging wider scholarship on globalisation and the ways in which the dynamics of nation-state institutions, labour migration and social relationships intersect for transnational communities. Based on…

    Hardback – 2016-11-11
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Reducing Inequality in Latin America

    The Role of Tax Policy

    By María Fernanda Valdés Valencia

    This book examines the role of tax policy in the incidence of socio-economic inequality. With a focus on Latin American, the author demonstrates that while inequality has decreased remarkably in the last decade – during the very period in which inequality was increasing almost everywhere else in…

    Hardback – 2016-09-12
    Entangled Inequalities: Exploring Global Asymmetries

  • Elementary Forms of Social Relations

    Status, power and reference groups

    By Theodore D. Kemper

    Elementary Forms of Social Relations introduces the reader to social life as a perpetual quest by individuals to gain attention, respect and regard (status) accompanied by an effort to marshal defensive and offensive means (power) to overcome the reluctance of others to grant status. This work is…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Economic Crisis and Mass Protest

    The Pots and Pans Revolution in Iceland

    By Jon Gunnar Bernburg

    Although the triggering effect of economic crises on revolt is a classic sociological topic, crises have until recently mostly triggered large-scale collective action in developing countries. The antigovernment protests that occurred in several European countries in the aftermath of the global…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16
    The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

  • Materialities of Passing

    Explorations in Transformation, Transition and Transience

    Edited by Peter Bjerregaard, Anders Emil Rasmussen, Tim Flohr Sørensen

    ‘Passing’ is a common euphemism for the death of a person, as he or she is said to ‘pass away’ or ‘pass on’. This open-ended saying has at its heart a notion of transformation from one state to another, which in turn grants the possibility of grasping or approximating the passage of time and the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-23
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Immunological Discourse in Political Philosophy

    Immunisation and its Discontents

    By Inge Mutsaers

    Given the propensity of contemporary protection measures such as counterterrorism efforts and fierce protection strategies against viral threats, as well as physical and legal barriers against migration, a number of political philosophers, including Peter Sloterdijk and Roberto Esposito, have…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10
    Theory, Technology and Society

  • Affectivity and Race

    Studies from Nordic Contexts

    By Rikke Andreassen, Kathrine Vitus

    This book presents new empirical studies of social difference in the Nordic welfare states, in order to advance novel theoretical perspectives on the everyday practices and macro-politics of race and gender in multi-ethnic societies. With attention to the specific political and cultural landscapes…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28

  • Radical Challenges to the Family

    From the Sixties to Same-Sex Marriage

    By Ashley Lavelle

    Defending the nuclear family and extolling ’family values’ have long been central features of politics in capitalist societies, in spite of radical left challenges from social, counter-cultural and gay rights movements. This book examines these challenges as they emerged in the 1960s and 1970s,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28

  • Research Methods and Global Online Communities

    A Case Study

    By Alexia Maddox

    This book brings into focus the technologically augmented nature of global online communities, advancing research methods that reveal the imprint of emergent social forms and characterise digital frontiers of social engagement. Drawing on insights from across the social sciences, it presents a case…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28

  • A Moment of Equality for Latin America?

    Challenges for Redistribution

    Edited by Barbara Fritz, Lena Lavinas

    Unlike other regions around the world, several Latin American countries have managed to reduce income inequality over the last decade. Higher growth rates and growing employment, but also innovative wage policies and social programs, have contributed to reducing poverty and narrow income…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Entangled Inequalities: Exploring Global Asymmetries

  • Max Weber's Theory of Modernity

    The Endless Pursuit of Meaning

    By Michael Symonds

    This book illuminates an important dimension of the work of Max Weber. Weber’s theory of meaning and modernity is articulated through an understanding of his account of the way in which the pursuit of meaning in the modern world has been shaped by the loss of Western religion and how such pursuit…

    Hardback – 2015-08-07
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Urban Grassroots Movements in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Kerstin Jacobsson

    What can we learn about collective action across Central and Eastern Europe by focusing on activism within urban spaces? This volume argues that the recent resurgence of urban grassroots mobilisation represents a new phase in the development of post-socialist civil societies and that these civil…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
    Cities and Society

  • Images of Blood in American Cinema

    The Tingler to The Wild Bunch

    By Kjetil Rødje

    Through studying images of blood in film from the mid-1950s to the end of the 1960s, this path-breaking book explores how blood as an (audio)visual cinematic element went from predominately operating as a signifier, providing audiences with information about a film’s plot and characters, to…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28

  • Ethnic Stratification and Economic Inequality around the World

    The End of Exploitation and Exclusion?

    By Max Haller in collaboration, Anja Eder

    The modern world is characterised by pervasive economic inequalities. Strong economic growth in some developing countries has contributed to a degree to a reduction in the levels of inequality between nations, yet inequality within nations remains high and in some cases, continues to increase.…

    Hardback – 2015-05-28

  • A Sociology of the Total Organization

    Atomistic Unity in the French Foreign Legion

    By Mikaela Sundberg

    Examining the organization of everyday life inside the regiments of the French Foreign Legion, this book takes its theoretical point of departure in the notion of the voluntary total organization; that is to say, an institution that constitutes a geographically delimited place of residence and work…

    Hardback – 2015-05-28
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Masculinity in Contemporary Quality Television

    By Michael Mario Albrecht

    Recent years have seen a rise in the popularity and quantity of ’quality’ television programs, many of which featuring complicated versions of masculinity that are informed not only by the women’s movement of the sixties and seventies, but also by several decades of backlash and debate about the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Intercultural Education in the European Context

    Theories, Experiences, Challenges

    By Marco Catarci, Massimiliano Fiorucci

    This book offers a comparative analysis of the intercultural theories and practices developed in the European context. Bringing together work on the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, The Netherlands and Sweden, it examines specific approaches to intercultural education.…

    Hardback – 2015-03-28
    Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations Series

  • Urban Mobilizations and New Media in Contemporary China

    By Lisheng Dong, Hanspeter Kriesi

    Popular protests are on the rise in China. However, since protesters rely on existing channels of participation and on patronage by elite backers, the state has been able to stymie attempts to generalize resistance and no large scale political movements have significantly challenged party rule.…

    Hardback – 2015-03-28
    The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

  • Universities and Innovation Economies

    The Creative Wasteland of Post-Industrial Society

    By Peter Murphy

    Students drop out of universities in large numbers, many graduate to jobs that do not require a degree and a large number learn little at university, whilst graduate salaries have shrunk over time and student loan debt and default have grown. University research achievements have declined while…

    Hardback – 2015-02-11

  • Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies

    Explorations in Science and Technology

    By Dominique Robert, Martin Dufresne

    Developed by Bruno Latour and his collaborators, actor-network theory (ANT) offers crimes studies a worthy intellectual challenge. It requires us to take the performativity turn, consider the role of objects in our analysis and conceptualize all actants (human and non-human) as relational beings.…

    Hardback – 2015-01-02

  • Urban Constellations

    Spaces of Cultural Regeneration in Post-Industrial Britain

    By Zoë Thompson

    This book investigates the iconic architectural cultural spaces of the contemporary cityscape as engines of regeneration. Promising much to their fading locales, these spaces locate culture in the space where production once ruled in order to revitalise post-industrial urban provinces. With close…

    Hardback – 2014-12-28

  • Employers, Agencies and Immigration

    Paying for Care

    By Anna Triandafyllidou, Sabrina Marchetti

    Exploring the performance by immigrants of domestic and care work in European households, this book places the employer centre-stage, examining the role of the employer and his or her agents in securing the balance between work, family and welfare needs, as well as investigating both who the…

    Hardback – 2014-12-28