Sociology: Sociology of Work & Industry

  • Queer Business: Queering Organization Sexualities book cover

    Queer Business

    Queering Organization Sexualities

    By Nick Rumens

    In this modern day and age, it is surprising that managerialist perspectives, practices and ideas are colonising the study of sexualities in organisation. A timely intervention into the contemporary vitality of queer theories, Queer Business is an innovative book length exploration of how queer…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities

  • The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts book cover

    The Quantified Self in Precarity

    Work, Technology and What Counts

    By Phoebe V. Moore

    Humans are accustomed to being tool bearers, but what happens when machines become tool bearers, calculating human labour via the use of big data and people analytics by managements? The Quantified Self in Precarity highlights how, whether it be in insecure ‘gig’ work or office work, such…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South: The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil book cover

    Counterfeit Itineraries in the Global South

    The human consequences of piracy in China and Brazil

    By Rosana Pinheiro-Machado

    At the end of the 1970s, Chinese merchandise moved to Brazil via Paraguay, forming an on-the-margins-of-the-law trade chain involving the production, distribution, and consumption of cheap goods. Economic changes in the 21st century, including the enforcement of intellectual property rights and the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Higher Education and Social Inequalities: University Admissions, Experiences and Outcomes book cover

    Higher Education and Social Inequalities

    University Admissions, Experiences and Outcomes

    Edited by Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram, Michael R.M. Ward

    A university education has long been seen as the gateway to upward social mobility for individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and as a way of reproducing social advantage for the better off. With the number of young people from the very highest socio-economic groups entering university…

    Hardback – 2017-08-21 
    Sociological Futures

  • Gender, Subjectivity and Cultural Work: Classical Music Profession book cover

    Gender, Subjectivity and Cultural Work

    Classical Music Profession

    By Christina Scharff

    What is it like to work as a classical musician today? How can we explain ongoing gender, racial, and class inequalities in the classical music profession? What happens when musicians become entrepreneurial and think of themselves as a product that needs to be sold and marketed? Gender,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Young Migrant Identities: Creativity and Masculinity book cover

    Young Migrant Identities

    Creativity and Masculinity

    By Sherene Idriss

    In this day and age, much has been discussed as to what it means "to be an Arab". However, this enlightening volume seeks instead to invite us deeper into young Arab-Australian men’s lives as we explore their vocational aspirations and working experiences within highly racialised and hierarchical…

    Hardback – 2017-08-17 
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • Valuing People in Construction book cover

    Valuing People in Construction

    Edited by Fidelis Emuze, John Smallwood

    Valuing People in Construction provides contemporary perspectives on the ‘glue’ that binds the construction process together; people. The book addresses people issues in the construction industry where behavioural outcomes impact upon business and project performance. The main proposition of the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Spon Research

  • Effective Interventions for Unemployed Young People in Europe: Social Innovation or Paradigm Shift? book cover

    Effective Interventions for Unemployed Young People in Europe

    Social Innovation or Paradigm Shift?

    Edited by Tomas Sirovatka, Henk Spies

    Young people in Europe have been disproportionally affected by unemployment as a result of the economic crisis and a large number of the most disadvantaged are migrant youth, or those of a different ethnic origin, living in deprived city neighbourhoods. This book examines the need for more…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge Academic
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Ethnic Stratification and Economic Inequality around the World: The End of Exploitation and Exclusion? book cover

    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.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08 

  • Inequality in Economics and Sociology: New Perspectives book cover

    Inequality in Economics and Sociology

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Gilberto Antonelli, Boike Rehbein

    Inequality remains one of the most intensely discussed topics on a global level. As well as figuring prominently in economics, it is possibly the most central topic of sociology. Despite this, there has been no book until now that unites approaches from economics and sociology. Organised…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge Studies in Development Economics

  • Finance at Work book cover

    Finance at Work

    Edited by Valérie Boussard

    In the collective psyche, a financier is a capitalist. In managerial capitalism, the notion of the ‘manager’ emerged, and the role of the manager was distinct from the role of the ‘owner’. Financial capitalism is similarly underpinned by financiers who are not the holders of the financial assets…

    Hardback – 2017-07-18 
    Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

  • The Social Organization of Disease: Emotions and Civic Action book cover

    The Social Organization of Disease

    Emotions and Civic Action

    By Jochen Kleres

    Empirically, this book is a case-study analysis of dissolution processes in German AIDS organizations. Indeed, why is it that civic organizers start out with a commitment to a cause but end up dissolving their organization? This question is exactly what Kleres seeks to tackle within The Social…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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