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Routledge Major Works

Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

By exploring this page you will be able to browse the vast array of series available from Major Works, learn more about the dizzying amount of literature we have on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub disciplines.

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Recent News & Updates

  1. A New Major Work - Forensic Psychology

    Build your library collection with Forensic Psychology, edited by Jennifer M. Brown. As serious academic and practical thinking in and around forensic psychology continues to develop, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Concepts in Psychology series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. Recommend Forensic Psychology to your librarian today.

  2. A New Major Work - Multicultural Education

    Build your library collection with Multicultural Education, edited by David Gillborn. As academic thinking about multicultural education continues to develop, this new 4-volume Major Work in the Routledge Major Themes in Education series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the field’s vast literature. The editor has drawn on the most important and influential research to create a one-stop ‘mini library’ which describes and analyses the nature, scope, and principal issues of global multicultural education today.

  3. A New Major Work - Gender and Psychology

    Build your library collection with Gender and Psychology, edited by Vivien Burr. Are women and men basically different kinds of people? Are they ‘programmed’ with different natural skills and abilities, things that we might call ‘masculinity’ and femininity’? This new 4-volume Major Work in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Psychology series addresses these and other urgent questions by bringing together the best foundational and cutting-edge scholarship on gender and psychology.

  4. New Major Work Collection -  Urban Landscape

    Urban Landscape reflects the role that landscapes have played in the ongoing evolution of cities, from industrial to service based economies. Making readily available in one place materials which are difficult for scholars, researchers, and students across the globe to locate and use, this treasure trove of information includes global scholarship, supplemented with a comprehensive introduction by the editor which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context.

    Why not recommend to your Libarian today!

    For a full list of Major Work Collections in the Critical Concepts in Built Environment Series click here

  5. Out this month - Philosophy of Sport

    This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge includes a new introduction by the editors and fully indexed, this ‘mini-library’ of the very best and most influential writings on the philosophy of sport is destined to be valued by researchers and students as an essential work of reference. Read more ....

    Why not recommend to your Librarian today!

    To view all the Major Work collection in the Critical Concepts of Sports Studies Series click here.
     

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    New: Critical Education – a 4-volume Major Work

    Challenging and complex questions around inequality and power have persisted within modern systems of education since their inception. In the last four or five decades, the vibrant field of critical education has developed and grown in response to such issues. Critical Education, a new 4-volume Major Work in the Routledge Major Themes in Education series, meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to map and make sense of critical approaches to education.

  7. Alfred Hitchcock Major Work

    New Release: Alfred Hitchcock (4-Volume Major Work)

    New from Routledge in the Critical Evaluations of Leading Film-makers series, this is a four-volume collection of the best and most influential critical evaluations of Alfred Hitchcock. Compiled by Neil Badmington, Alfred Hitchcock is an essential reference work - available now to recommend to your librarian. Read on to find out why this collection is destined to be valued as a vital research resource.

  8. NEW Routledge Reference Catalog now available online

    In 2014 our reference publication schedule continues to flourish through a variety of publishing programmes including Routledge Major Works, Routledge Library Editions, and Handbooks & Companions and Europa series.

    In Architecture, Buildings & Construction and Landscape this year we see introduction of three new Major Work series.They collate the most influential scholarship, with collections edited by experts in the field.

    Why not recommend to your Librarian today 

    Interested? Then click on the link to view the catalog

  9. New Major Work Series - Critical Concepts in Construction

    Routledge Major Works proudly introduce a new series  - Critical Concepts in Construction . Detailing the evolution and the future of the construction industry, this series from Routledge Major Works deals with important issues that impact construction. From technology to management, the roles within construction are far reaching, resulting in a broad scope of study and research. The series collates the most influential scholarship, with collections edited by experts in the field.

    The first book, Construction Technology has just published and Construction Management wil be out in September. Just click on the links to find out more.

    Why not recommend these collections to your Library today

  10. Theoretical Logic in Sociology

    We are proud to introduce Theoretical Logic in Sociology, a four volume Major Work collection, originally published in the 1980s and out of print for some years, represents a major attempt to redirect the course of contemporary sociological thought. Jeffrey Alexander analyses the most general and fundamental elements of sociological thinking about action and order and their ramifications for empirical study.

    Why not recommend it to your Library today

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