Sociology: Social Class

  • Racism in the Neoliberal Era: A Meta History of Elite White Power book cover

    Racism in the Neoliberal Era

    A Meta History of Elite White Power

    By Randolph Hohle

    Racism in the Neoliberal Era explains how simple racial binaries like black/white are no longer sufficient to explain the persistence of racism, capitalism, and elite white power. The neoliberal era features the largest black middle class in US history and extreme racial marginalization. Hohle…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • Elite Discourse: The rhetorics of status, privilege and power book cover

    Elite Discourse

    The rhetorics of status, privilege and power

    Edited by Crispin Thurlow, Adam Jaworski

    Elite Discourse examines how language and communication – or just discourse – defines, mediates and legitimizes class privilege. It does so from the perspective of those people and places who often stand to gain most from inequality. Collectively, chapters consider language and communication that…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Neoliberalism and Education: Rearticulating Social Justice and Inclusion book cover

    Neoliberalism and Education

    Rearticulating Social Justice and Inclusion

    Edited by Kalwant Bhopal, Farzana Shain

    Neoliberalism and Education: Rearticulating Social Justice and Inclusion offers a critical reflection on the establishment of neoliberalism as the new global orthodoxy in the field of education, and considers what this means for social justice and inclusion. It brings together writers from a number…

    Paperback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

  • South Africa's Emergent Middle Class book cover

    South Africa's Emergent Middle Class

    Edited by Grace Khunou

    This book is drawn from diverse studies that grapple with Black Middle Class experiences in contemporary and historical South Africa. The chapters present research from diverse disciplines, and tackle issues related to being black and middle class, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches…

    Paperback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge

  • Education and Social Mobility book cover

    Education and Social Mobility

    Edited by Phillip Brown, Diane Reay, Carol Vincent

    The study of education and social mobility has been a key area of sociological research since the 1950s. The importance of this research derives from the systematic analysis of functionalist theories of industrialism. Functionalist theories assume that the complementary demands of efficiency and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge

  • Cultures of Defiance and Resistance: Social Movements in 21st Century America book cover

    Cultures of Defiance and Resistance

    Social Movements in 21st Century America

    By Scott McNall

    Cultures of Defiance and Resistance recognizes we are at a turning point in American society. Nixon’s southern strategy bred a politics of resentment in which races, classes, and cultures were turned against one another by economic and political elites. These deep fissures in the country were in…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Women Behind Bars: Issues in Prison Life from Orange Is the New Black book cover

    Women Behind Bars

    Issues in Prison Life from Orange Is the New Black

    Edited by Shirley A. Jackson, Laurie Gordy

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • China's Housing Middle Class: Changing Urban Life in Gated Communities book cover

    China's Housing Middle Class

    Changing Urban Life in Gated Communities

    By Beibei Tang

    Home ownership plays a significant role in locating the middle class in most western societies, associated with market, consumerism, democracy and “people like us”, the significant features of the middle class for any society. In China, private home ownership was not the norm from 1949, when the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Childhood, Literature, and Science: Fragile Subjects book cover

    Childhood, Literature, and Science

    Fragile Subjects

    Edited by Jutta Ahlbeck, Päivi Lappalainen, Kati Launis, Kirsi Tuohela

    How do we understand, imagine and remember childhood? In what ways do cultural representations and scientific discourses meet in their ways of portraying children? Childhood, Literature and Science aims to answer these questions by tracing how images of childhood(s) and children in western…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Global Entangled Inequalities: Conceptual Debates and Evidence from Latin America book cover

    Global Entangled Inequalities

    Conceptual Debates and Evidence from Latin America

    Edited by Elizabeth Jelin, Renata C. Motta, Sérgio Costa

    This book presents studies from across Latin America to take up the challenge of exploring the plurality of social inequalities from a global perspective. Accordingly, it identifies the structural forces of social inequalities on a world scale as they shape asymmetries observed in a wide array of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge
    Entangled Inequalities: Exploring Global Asymmetries

  • Neoliberalism and Terror: Critical Engagements book cover

    Neoliberalism and Terror

    Critical Engagements

    Edited by Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Christopher Baker-Beall, Lee Jarvis

    Terrorism and neoliberalism are connected in multiple, complex, and often camouflaged ways. This book offers a critical exploration of some of the intersections between the two, drawing on a wide range of case studies from the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, and the European Union.…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Privatisation, Education and Social Justice book cover

    Privatisation, Education and Social Justice

    Edited by Geoffrey Walford

    Privatisation in and of education is a process that takes many different forms, and is deeply controversial. While the shift in who pays is certainly an important dimension of privatisation, there have also been changes in the management, provision, and delivery of schooling. In most of the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

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