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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. 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.

  2. Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

    2nd Edition
    Edited by Massimiano Bucchi and Brian Trench

    Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. Over the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of professional practice and in terms of research and reflection... Read more...

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General Interest

  1. Where there is democracy,  there is ....... political inequality?

    Democracy and equality are foundations of modern societies. The news media has long been both a reflection and a shaper of modern societies; in their pages we would expect that they present the news about democracy and equality and, in doing so, help shape national conversations about these issues.  But do they?

    An exclusive article written for Routledge by Professor Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow looks at the coverage of Democracy and Equality in UK, USA and Canadian Newspapers, 1988 - 2013.

    Joshua's new edited collection Political Inequality in an Age of Democracy: Cross-national Perspectives is out now.  Click here to read more about this book.

    Read the article here.

  2. 18th ISA World Congress of Sociology Conference, Japan

    Join Routledge at the 18th ISA World Congress of Sociology Conference in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, from 13th - 19th July 2014. Visit our stand to browse our latest books and receive 20% off all titles on display and free shipping on all orders! For a selection of titles on display, click here.

    Learn more about this year's conference here.

     

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