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See below for a selection of the latest books from Sociology category. Presented with a red border are the Sociology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sociology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Paying for Sex in a Digital Age US and UK Perspectives

Paying for Sex in a Digital Age US and UK Perspectives

Providing one of the first comprehensive, cross cultural examinations of the dynamic market for sexual services, this book presents an evidence-based look at the multiple factors related to purchasing patterns and demand among clients who have used the internet. The data is drawn from two large surveys of sex workers' clients in the US and UK. The book presents descriptive baseline data on client engagement with online platforms, demographics and patterns of frequency in different markets, information on smaller niche markets and client reactions to exploitation, safety and changes in the law. The book makes clear that the situational as well as individual factors affect the willingness and ability to purchase sexual services. The view that emerges shatters the stereotypes and generalizations on which much policy is based, and demonstrates the complexities surrounding who pays for sex and the contours of sexual consumption in consumer culture.

Paying for Sex in a Digital Age US and UK Perspectives

Paying for Sex in a Digital Age US and UK Perspectives

Providing one of the first comprehensive, cross cultural examinations of the dynamic market for sexual services, this book presents an evidence-based look at the multiple factors related to purchasing patterns and demand among clients who have used the internet. The data is drawn from two large surveys of sex workers' clients in the US and UK. The book presents descriptive baseline data on client engagement with online platforms, demographics and patterns of frequency in different markets, information on smaller niche markets and client reactions to exploitation, safety and changes in the law. The book makes clear that the situational as well as individual factors affect the willingness and ability to purchase sexual services. The view that emerges shatters the stereotypes and generalizations on which much policy is based, and demonstrates the complexities surrounding who pays for sex and the contours of sexual consumption in consumer culture.

Generational Encounters with Higher Education The Academic-Student Relationship and the University Experience

Generational Encounters with Higher Education The Academic-Student Relationship and the University Experience

Author: Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant, Anwesa Chatterjee Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2020

Employing a generational analysis, this book offers an original approach to the study of Higher Education and documents the changing nature of the relationship between academics and students. Examining wider issues of culture and socialization, from tuition fees and student mental health to social mobility and employment, this is a timely contribution to current debates about the University.

Postcolonial Europe

Postcolonial Europe

Author: Lars Jensen Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2020

This book presents an overview of the direct and indirect ways in which Europe continues to be influenced by its entrenched postcolonial condition. Exploring the notion of postcolonial Europe as it characterizes a Europe caught at a number of crossroads, it considers the distinctly European features of a range of global crises by which Europe is beset, relating to migration, nationalism, internationalism, climate change and inequality. Linking these to the legacy of European hegemony during the era of high imperialism and the inability to come to terms with the region's increasingly provincialized status, the reversal of migrant flows following the implosion of European empires, and the dismantling of welfare societies initially made possible by the accumulation of wealth during colonialism, the author examines the gradual disintegration of the idea of the European collectivity and the erosion of the idea that Europe is a dispenser of privileged status. A wide-ranging study of Europe's crisis in its postcolonial era, this volume will appeal to scholars of critical sociology, political geography, cultural studies, anthropology, political science and history with interests in colonialism and postcolonialism.

Postcolonial Europe

Postcolonial Europe

Author: Lars Jensen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2020

This book presents an overview of the direct and indirect ways in which Europe continues to be influenced by its entrenched postcolonial condition. Exploring the notion of postcolonial Europe as it characterizes a Europe caught at a number of crossroads, it considers the distinctly European features of a range of global crises by which Europe is beset, relating to migration, nationalism, internationalism, climate change and inequality. Linking these to the legacy of European hegemony during the era of high imperialism and the inability to come to terms with the region's increasingly provincialized status, the reversal of migrant flows following the implosion of European empires, and the dismantling of welfare societies initially made possible by the accumulation of wealth during colonialism, the author examines the gradual disintegration of the idea of the European collectivity and the erosion of the idea that Europe is a dispenser of privileged status. A wide-ranging study of Europe's crisis in its postcolonial era, this volume will appeal to scholars of critical sociology, political geography, cultural studies, anthropology, political science and history with interests in colonialism and postcolonialism.

Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies An Intersectional Examination of LGBTQ Stigma

Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies An Intersectional Examination of LGBTQ Stigma

Author: Meredith G. F. (The University of Oklahoma, USA) Worthen Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2020

Though there have been great advances for LGBTQ people in recent years, stigma, intolerance, and prejudice remain. Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies: An Intersectional Examination of LGBTQ Stigma offers an in-depth exploration of LGBTQ negativity through its ground-breaking use of Norm-Centered Stigma Theory, the first ever theory about stigma that is both testable and well-positioned in existing stigma scholarship. Based on research with more than 3,000 respondents, hetero-cis-normativity and intersectionality are highlighted as fundamental in understanding separate but interconnected discussions about LGBTQ individuals' experiences with discrimination, harassment, and violence. With chapters dedicated to lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men, trans women, trans men, non-binary/genderqueer people, queer women, and queer men, Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies brings together empirically-driven findings that work toward dismantling straight lies in an innovative and impactful manner. Through Its novel and critical approach, Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies is the ideal resource for those who want to learn about LGBTQ stigma more broadly and for those who seek a nuanced, theory-driven, and intersectional examination of how LGBTQ prejudices and prejudicial experiences differ by gender identity, sexual identity, race/ethnicity, and class.

Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies An Intersectional Examination of LGBTQ Stigma

Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies An Intersectional Examination of LGBTQ Stigma

Author: Meredith G. F. (The University of Oklahoma, USA) Worthen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2020

Though there have been great advances for LGBTQ people in recent years, stigma, intolerance, and prejudice remain. Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies: An Intersectional Examination of LGBTQ Stigma offers an in-depth exploration of LGBTQ negativity through its ground-breaking use of Norm-Centered Stigma Theory, the first ever theory about stigma that is both testable and well-positioned in existing stigma scholarship. Based on research with more than 3,000 respondents, hetero-cis-normativity and intersectionality are highlighted as fundamental in understanding separate but interconnected discussions about LGBTQ individuals' experiences with discrimination, harassment, and violence. With chapters dedicated to lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men, trans women, trans men, non-binary/genderqueer people, queer women, and queer men, Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies brings together empirically-driven findings that work toward dismantling straight lies in an innovative and impactful manner. Through Its novel and critical approach, Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies is the ideal resource for those who want to learn about LGBTQ stigma more broadly and for those who seek a nuanced, theory-driven, and intersectional examination of how LGBTQ prejudices and prejudicial experiences differ by gender identity, sexual identity, race/ethnicity, and class.

Brazilian Mobilities

Brazilian Mobilities

Brazilian Mobilities presents an overview of the diversity of Mobility studies developed in Brazil, it builds a picture of a strong Latin-American perspective emerging in the field of mobilities research, which provides unique insight into the complex dynamics of mobilities in the emerging countries from the Global South. Addressing such different areas as Tourism, Urbanisation, Media Studies, Social Inequalities, Marketing and Mega-events, Transport and Technology, among others, the contributors use the New Mobilities Paradigm- NMP (Sheller & Urry, 2006) as a starting point to reflect about the social changes experienced in the country and they also engage with newer literature on mobilities, including work done by Brazilian and Latin-American authors depending on the subject of each individual chapter. Illustrating to scholars the uniqueness and complexity of the Brazilian social-political and economic context, the book was organized in order to be a representative sample of the studies carried in Brazil, as well as to contribute to other academic investigations on (im)mobilities and different social realities in emerging countries.

Sociology in France after 1945

Sociology in France after 1945

Author: Cherry Schrecker, Philippe Masson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2020

Tracing the evolution of French sociology from the early twentieth century to the present day, this insightful book brings to the fore the renowned origins but relatively slow development of the discipline in France. Divided into four chronological sections it focuses on the social changes and institutional transformations that have impacted on the history of sociology in France as it relates to both higher education and research. In doing so, it draws attention to three major features of French sociology: the imbalance between theory and method caused by its philosophical roots, the difficulty of locating it in relation to other disciplines, and the close links between sociology and political thought and action.

More-than-Human Sociology A New Sociological Imagination

More-than-Human Sociology A New Sociological Imagination

Author: O. Pyyhtinen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2020

More-than-Human Sociology is a call for a bolder, more creative sociology. Olli Pyyhtinen argues that to make sociology responsive to life in the 21st century we need a new sociological imagination, one that addresses connectivity, understands the world in which we live as both a human and non-human world, and is sensitive to the multiple scales on which things exist. A fresh and innovative take on the promise of sociology, this book will appeal to scholars and students both within sociology and the social sciences more broadly.

Knowledge Discovery in the Social Sciences A Data Mining Approach

Knowledge Discovery in the Social Sciences A Data Mining Approach

Author: Prof. Xiaoling Shu Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2020

Knowledge Discovery in the Social Sciences helps readers find valid, meaningful, and useful information. It is written for researchers and data analysts as well as students who have no prior experience in statistics or computer science. Suitable for a variety of classes-including upper-division courses for undergraduates, introductory courses for graduate students, and courses in data management and advanced statistical methods-the book guides readers in the application of data mining techniques and illustrates the significance of newly discovered knowledge. Readers will learn to: * appreciate the role of data mining in scientific research * develop an understanding of fundamental concepts of data mining and knowledge discovery * use software to carry out data mining tasks * select and assess appropriate models to ensure findings are valid and meaningful * develop basic skills in data preparation, data mining, model selection, and validation * apply concepts with end-of-chapter exercises and review summaries

Knowledge Discovery in the Social Sciences A Data Mining Approach

Knowledge Discovery in the Social Sciences A Data Mining Approach

Author: Prof. Xiaoling Shu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2020

Knowledge Discovery in the Social Sciences helps readers find valid, meaningful, and useful information. It is written for researchers and data analysts as well as students who have no prior experience in statistics or computer science. Suitable for a variety of classes-including upper-division courses for undergraduates, introductory courses for graduate students, and courses in data management and advanced statistical methods-the book guides readers in the application of data mining techniques and illustrates the significance of newly discovered knowledge. Readers will learn to: * appreciate the role of data mining in scientific research * develop an understanding of fundamental concepts of data mining and knowledge discovery * use software to carry out data mining tasks * select and assess appropriate models to ensure findings are valid and meaningful * develop basic skills in data preparation, data mining, model selection, and validation * apply concepts with end-of-chapter exercises and review summaries