Sociology: Social Policy

  • Children in Foster Care book cover

    Children in Foster Care

    By James Barber, Paul Delfabbro, Robyn Gilbertson

    Researchers, practitioners, journalists and politicians increasingly recognise that foster care throughout the world is in a state of crisis. There are more and more children needing care and, as residential alternatives dry up, more of these children are being assigned to foster families. This…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home: Critical Perspectives book cover

    Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Vicki Harman, Benedetta Cappellini, Charlotte Fairclough

    Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home provides new critical approaches to feeding children as a social practice influenced by a variety of institutions, norms, values and moral accountability. This collection will seek to provide an interrogation of contemporary parenting culture across…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Sociological Futures

  • Food Bank Nations: Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food book cover

    Food Bank Nations

    Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food

    By Graham Riches

    In the world’s most affluent and food secure societies, why is it now publicly acceptable to feed donated surplus food, dependent on corporate food waste, to millions of hungry people? While recognizing the moral imperative to feed hungry people, this book challenges the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Sharing Lives: Adult Children and Parents book cover

    Sharing Lives

    Adult Children and Parents

    By Marc Szydlik

    Sharing Lives explores the most important human relationships which last for the longest period of our lives: those between adult children and their parents. Offering a new reference point for studies on the sociology of family, the book focuses on the reasons and results of lifelong…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Resettlement Policy in Large Development Projects book cover

    Resettlement Policy in Large Development Projects

    Edited by Ryo Fujikura, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Hydropower generation by construction of large dams attracts considerable attention as a feasible renewable energy source to meet the power demand in Asian cities. However, large development projects cause involuntary resettlement. Of the world’s forty to eighty million resettlers, many resettlers…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Law and Society: An Introduction book cover

    Law and Society

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Steven Barkan

    This multidisciplinary text draws on the work of anthropologists, historians, law professors, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists to outline how law is an essential social institution that shapes and is shaped by society. This second edition of Law and Society incorporates the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27 

  • Sport, Education and Social Policy: The state of the social sciences of sport book cover

    Sport, Education and Social Policy

    The state of the social sciences of sport

    Edited by Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Katrin Koenen, Richard Bailey

    This important study brings together world-leading researchers to reflect upon the state of the social scientific study of sport. Addressing three core themes in sport studies – equality, education and policy – the book looks back over the development of sport research in recent decades and offers…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27 
    ICSSPE Perspectives

  • Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession: Youth and Inequality in a European Comparative Perspective book cover

    Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession

    Youth and Inequality in a European Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Sarah Irwin, Ann Nilsen

    Long-running trends towards increasing inequality between the rich and poor across Europe have been exacerbated by the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath. As employment opportunities for young people diminish and as the welfare state is pulled back, pathways to adulthood change and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26 
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • Combatting the Causes of Inequality Affecting Young People Across Europe book cover

    Combatting the Causes of Inequality Affecting Young People Across Europe

    By Mikael Stigendal

    Inequality is one of the most burning issues of our time, affecting young people in particular. What causes inequality? And how can actors at the local level combat the causes, not only the symptoms? By seeking to answer these questions, the book will contribute to this growing and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-26 

  • Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions: Law, Medicine and Society book cover

    Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions

    Law, Medicine and Society

    Edited by Claire Spivakovsky, Kate Seear, Adrian Carter

    Coercive medico-legal interventions are often employed to prevent people deemed to be unable to make competent decisions about their health, such as minors, people with mental illness, disability or problematic alcohol or other drug use, from harming themselves or others. These interventions can…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26 
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Home and Community: Lessons from a Modernist Housing Scheme book cover

    Home and Community

    Lessons from a Modernist Housing Scheme

    By Sandra Costa Santos, Nadia Bertolino, Stephen Hicks, Camilla Lewis, Vanessa May

    Examining the relationships between architecture, home and community in the Claremont Court housing scheme in Edinburgh, Home and Community provides a novel perspective on the enabling potential of architecture and planned communities and the ways in which communal spaces were developed. Based on…

    Hardback – 2018-04-25 

  • Trends in Chinese Education book cover

    Trends in Chinese Education

    Edited by Chen Hongjie, W. James Jacob

    This book considers a wide range of key developments and key areas of debate in China’s education system. Marketization, quality assurance, and issues of inequality and gender are all discussed, as are expansion in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, the impact of globalization, and the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25 
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

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