Sociology: Featured Books

24Featured Books

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Perspectives on Development and the Life Course book cover

    Human Behavior in the Social Environment

    Perspectives on Development and the Life Course, 4th Edition

    By Anissa Taun Rogers

    The fourth edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment takes a life course perspective to give a concise, compact treatment of human behavior. This edition includes the DSM - 5, the 2015 EPAS competencies, and a new chapter that explores the future of social work and some of the emerging…

    Paperback – 2016-03-08
    Routledge
    New Directions in Social Work

  • Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation book cover

    Social Work and Social Welfare

    An Invitation, 4th Edition

    By Marla Berg-Weger

    Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a best-selling text and website for introduction to social work courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in a…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18
    Routledge
    New Directions in Social Work

  • Schooled on Fat: What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity book cover

    Schooled on Fat

    What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity

    By Nicole Taylor

    Obesity has dominated popular media as one of the most pressing issues of the new millennium. In the US, high rates of obesity, and by extension, fat people are often blamed for rising health-care costs and a weakening of national security. What does it mean to be considered fat during a time when…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge
    Innovative Ethnographies

  • Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World book cover

    Raising Mixed Race

    Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World

    By Sharon H Chang

    Research continues to uncover early childhood as a crucial time when we set the stage for who we will become. In the last decade, we have also seen a sudden massive shift in America’s racial makeup with the majority of the current under-5 age population being children of color. Asian and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • The Politics of Childhoods Real and Imagined: Practical Application of Critical Realism and Childhood Studies book cover

    The Politics of Childhoods Real and Imagined

    Practical Application of Critical Realism and Childhood Studies

    By Priscilla Alderson

    The second volume of Priscilla Alderson’s popular and renowned book Childhoods Real and Imagined relates dialectical critical realism to childhood. By demonstrating their relevance and value to each other, Alderson presents a practical introductory guide for applying critical realism to research…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Identity Troubles: An introduction book cover

    Identity Troubles

    An introduction

    By Anthony Elliott

    In our turbulent world of global flows and digital transformations pervasive identity crises and self-reinvention have become increasingly central to everyday life. In this fascinating book, Anthony Elliott shows how global transformations – the new electronic economy, digital worlds,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29
    Routledge

  • Race, Power, and the Obama Legacy book cover

    Race, Power, and the Obama Legacy

    By Pierre Orelus

    This book critically examines Obama’s presidency and legacy, especially in regard to race, inequality, education, and political power. Orelus depicts an “interest convergence factor” that led many White liberals and the corporate media to help Obama get elected in 2008 and 2012. He assesses Obama’s…

    Paperback – 2015-10-09
    Routledge

  • Gender and Climate Change: Impacts, Science, Policy book cover

    Gender and Climate Change

    Impacts, Science, Policy

    By Joane Nagel

    Does gender matter in global climate change? This timely and provocative book takes readers on a guided tour of basic climate science, then holds up a gender lens to find out what has been overlooked in popular discussion, research, and policy debates. We see that, around the world, more women…

    Paperback – 2015-10-06
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

    Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou

    The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies offers a comprehensive and unique study of the multi-disciplinary field of international migration and asylum studies. Utilising contemporary information and analysis, this innovative Handbook provides an in depth examination of legal…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies book cover

    Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies

    Edited by Anna Lisa Tota, Trever Hagen

    The Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies offers students and researchers original contributions that comprise the debates, intersections and future courses of the field. It is divided in six themed sections: 1)Theories and Perspectives, 2) Cultural artefacts, Symbols and Social…

    Hardback – 2015-09-23
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Global Beauty Industry: Colorism, Racism, and the National Body book cover

    The Global Beauty Industry

    Colorism, Racism, and the National Body

    By Meeta Jha

    The Global Beauty Industry is an interdisciplinary text that uses beauty to explore topics of gender, race, class, colorism, nation, bodies, multiculturalism, transnationalism, and intersectionality. Integrating materials from a wide range of cultural and geo-political contexts, it coalesces with…

    Paperback – 2015-09-17
    Routledge
    Framing 21st Century Social Issues

  • Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: Teenagers in an Era of Consumerism, Standardized Tests, and Social Media book cover

    Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids

    Teenagers in an Era of Consumerism, Standardized Tests, and Social Media, 2nd Edition

    By Murray Milner

    In Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: Teenagers in an Era of Consumerism, Standardized Tests, and Social Media, Second Edition, award-winning sociologist Murray Milner tries to understand why teenagers behave the way they do. The first edition drew upon two years of intensive fieldwork in one high…

    Paperback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge

  • Development in Crisis: Threats to human well-being in the Global South and Global North book cover

    Development in Crisis

    Threats to human well-being in the Global South and Global North

    Edited by Rae Lesser Blumberg, Samuel Cohn

    Development in Crisis: Threats to human well-being in the Global South and Global North, is a provocative, engaging and interesting collection of real-world case studies in development and globalization focusing on under-emphasized threats to growth and human welfare worldwide. Created by two of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20
    Routledge

  • Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattari: Towards an affective theory of form book cover

    Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattari

    Towards an affective theory of form

    By Colin Cremin

    Videogames are a unique artistic form, and to analyse and understand them an equally unique language is required. Cremin turns to Deleuze and Guattari’s non-representational philosophy to develop a conceptual toolkit for thinking anew about videogames and our relationship to them. Rather than…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport book cover

    Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

    Edited by Richard Giulianotti

    The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Gender Inequality in Our Changing World: A Comparative Approach book cover

    Gender Inequality in Our Changing World

    A Comparative Approach

    By Lori Kenschaft, Roger Clark, Desiree Ciambrone

    Gender Inequality in Our Changing World: A Comparative Approach focuses on the contemporary United States but places it in historical and global context. Written for sociology of gender courses, this textbook identifies conditions that encourage greater or lesser gender inequality, explains how…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge

  • Young Homeless People and Urban Space: Fixed in Mobility book cover

    Young Homeless People and Urban Space

    Fixed in Mobility

    By Emma Jackson

    This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of…

    Hardback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai book cover

    Global Cities, Local Streets

    Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai

    By Sharon Zukin, Philip Kasinitz, Xiangming Chen

    Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge

  • Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century book cover

    Gender, Sex, and Politics

    In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century

    Edited by Shira Tarrant

    Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century includes twenty-seven chapters organized into five sections: Gender, Sexuality and Social Control; Pornography; Sex and Social Media; Dating, Desire, and the Politics of Hooking Up; and Issues in Sexual Pleasure…

    Paperback – 2015-07-02
    Routledge

  • Understanding Social Movements book cover

    Understanding Social Movements

    By Greg Martin

    This book offers a new and fresh approach to understanding social movements. It provides interdisciplinary perspectives on social and cultural protest and contentious politics. It considers major theories and concepts, which are presented in an accessible and engaging format. Historical and…

    Paperback – 2015-05-14
    Routledge

  • Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism book cover

    Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism

    By Henry A. Giroux

    Giroux probes the depth and range of forces pushing the United States into a new form of authoritarianism, one that connects the Orwellian surveillance state with the forms of ideological control made famous by Aldous Huxley. Addressing how neoliberalism, or the new market fundamentalism, is…

    Paperback – 2015-03-01
    Routledge

  • Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries book cover

    Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries

    By Vivian M. May

    Pursuing Intersectionality, Unsettling Dominant Imaginaries offers a sustained, interdisciplinary exploration of intersectional ideas, histories, and practices that no other text does. Deftly synthesizing much of the existing literatures on intersectionality, one of the most significant theoretical…

    Paperback – 2015-01-21
    Routledge

  • Digital Sociology book cover

    Digital Sociology

    By Deborah Lupton

    We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the production and dissemination of knowledge. People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with…

    Paperback – 2014-11-04
    Routledge

  • Racial Formation in the United States book cover

    Racial Formation in the United States

    3rd Edition

    By Michael Omi, Howard Winant

    Twenty years since the publication of the Second Edition and more than thirty years since the publication of the original book, Racial Formation in the United States now arrives with each chapter radically revised and rewritten by authors Michael Omi and Howard Winant, but the overall purpose and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-01
    Routledge