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Sociology

  • Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theoryby Mark Graham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory offers a wide ranging fusion of queer theory with anthropological theory, shifting away from the discussion of gender categories and identities that have often constituted a central concern of queer theory and instead exploring the queer elements of contexts in which they are not normally apparent. Engaging... more...

  • The Social Life of Moneyby Nigel Dodd

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Questions about the nature of money have gained a new urgency in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Even as many people have less of it, there are more forms and systems of money, from local currencies and social lending to mobile money and Bitcoin. Yet our understanding of what money is?and what it might be?hasn?t kept pace. In The Social... more...

  • The Australian Country Girlby Catherine Driscoll

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In Australia, 'country girl' names a field of experiences and life-stories by girls and women who have grown up outside of the demographically dominant urban centres. It also names a set of ideas about Australia that is surprisingly consistent across the long twentieth century despite also working as an index of changing times. This book offers... more...

  • The Ethnopoetics of Space and Transformationby Stuart C. Aitken

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Aitken examines key life-changing events to look at the interconnections between space, politics, change and emotions. Analysing the intricate spatial complexities of these events, he explores the emotions that undergird the ways change takes place, and the perplexing spatial politics that almost always accompany transformations. Aitken positions young... more...

  • When Care Work Goes Globalby Mary Romero; Valerie Preston; Wenona Giles

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    We know that migration systems link the women who migrate and the households and organizations that employ domestic and care workers, but how do these migration systems work, and more importantly, what are their impacts on the sending as well as the receiving societies? How do sending and receiving societies regulate women’s migration for care... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geographyby Paul C. Adams; Jim Craine; Jason Dittmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. By indicating the sub-discipline’s evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary... more...

  • Masculinities in the Criminological Fieldby Ingrid Lander; Signe Ravn; Nina Jon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This volume both problematizes and renders visible conceptions and norms regarding male behaviour and masculinities, showing how these affect the criminological field through providing a theoretically sound and clear gender perspective to this field of research. With sections based around the following three themes: negotiations of masculinity in institutional... more...

  • The Fight for Ethical Fashionby Philip Balsiger

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Drawing on insights from qualitative fieldwork using a wide range of empirical sources, Philip Balsiger traces the emergence of the Clean Clothes Campaign back to the rise of ‘consumer campaigns’ and shows how tactics were adapted to market contexts in order to have retailers adopt and monitor codes of conduct. By comparing the interactions... more...

  • Roma in Europeby Ioana Bunescu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This path-breaking book explains the processes through which the heterogeneous population of Roma in Europe constitutes itself into a transnational collective identity through the practices and discourses of everyday life, as well as through those of identity politics. It illustrates how the collective identity formation of the Roma in Europe is constituted... more...

  • Charisma and Patronageby Andrew D. McCulloch

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    A detailed and richly illustrated analysis of charisma and the political and cultural conditions in which charismatic figures arise, this work of historical sociology critically engages with Max Weber’s ambiguous concept of charisma to examine the charismatic careers of a number of figures, including Joan of Arc, Hitler, Nelson Mandela and Jesus.... more...