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Just a few of the areas we publish in include Social Theory, Research Methods, Gender Studies, Health Studies, Political Sociology, Social Class, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the Family, Disability Studies, The Body and Urban Sociology.

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Textbooks

  1. Introduction to Gender

    Social Science Perspectives, 2nd Edition
    By Jennifer Marchbank and Gayle Letherby

    Thoroughly updated in this second edition, Introduction to Gender offers an interdisciplinary approach to the main themes and debates in gender studies. This comprehensive and contemporary text explores the idea of gender from the perspectives of history, sociology, social policy, anthropology... Read more...

  2. Welfare and the Welfare State

    Present and Future
    By Bent Greve

    The welfare state plays a key role in people’s everyday lives in developed societies. At the same time, the welfare state is contested and there are constant discussions on how and to what degree the state should intervene, influence and have an impact on the development of society... Read more...

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New Titles

  1. Body Studies: The Basics

    By Niall Richardson and Adam Locks

    Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological body, cutting across disciplines to cover topics which include... Read more...

  2. Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies

    Edited by Engin F. Isin and Peter Nyers

    Citizenship studies is at a crucial moment of globalizing as a field. What used to be mainly a European, North American, and Australian field has now expanded to major contributions featuring scholarship from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies takes into account this globalizing moment. At the same time, it considers how the global perspective exposes the strains and discords in the concept of ‘citizenship’ as it is understood today... Read more...

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Research & Reference

  1. NEW - Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class and Gender

    The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective.

    Click here for more information about the book or to recommend to your library

  2. Sport and Body Politics in Japan

    By Wolfram Manzenreiter

    This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Click here to read more.

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General Interest

  1. Social and Environmental Change - watch a brief video interview with Professor Stewart Lockie

    Professor Stewart Lockie, of The Cairns Institute at James Cook University and editor of the Environmental Sociology journal speaks on the topic of social and environmental change.

    We ask Stewart about society's understanding of social and environment change, what challenges there are for governing bodies dealing with social–ecological change and if he could make one policy change what would that be?

     

    Stewart Lockie is the co-editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change.
     

  2. Contemporary Surveillance - Watch an Interview with Professor David Lyon

    Professor David Lyon, Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre and Queen's Research Chair in Surveillance Studies at Queen's University, Canada speaks on Contemporary Surveillance.

    We ask David about technology, ethical questions and his views on the Snowden affair.

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