E-books: Culture & Development

  • Refugia: Radical Solutions to Mass Displacement book cover

    Refugia

    Radical Solutions to Mass Displacement, 1st Edition

    By Robin Cohen, Nicholas Van Hear

    This is an unusual book. Combining social science fiction, utopianism, pragmatism, sober analysis and innovative social theory, the authors address one of the biggest dilemmas of our age – how to solve the problems arising from mass displacement. As early versions of the solution proposed by Robin…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response book cover

    Secular and Religious Dynamics in Humanitarian Response

    1st Edition

    By Olivia J. Wilkinson

    This book investigates the ways in which the humanitarian system is secular and understands religious beliefs and practices when responding to disasters. The book teases out the reasons why humanitarians are reluctant to engage with what are seen as "messy" cultural dynamics within the…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • The Everyday Life of the Poor in Cameroon: The Role of Social Networks in Meeting Needs book cover

    The Everyday Life of the Poor in Cameroon

    The Role of Social Networks in Meeting Needs, 1st Edition

    By Nathanael Ojong

    This book provides a detailed account of the lives of the poor, particularly their use of social networks to meet everyday needs.Based on fieldwork in Cameroon, the book provides a distinctive approach that draws on social network theory and insights from economic anthropology to shed light on how…

    eBook – 2019-11-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • The Sarvodaya Movement: Holistic Development and Risk Governance in Sri Lanka book cover

    The Sarvodaya Movement

    Holistic Development and Risk Governance in Sri Lanka, 1st Edition

    By Praveena Rajkobal

    This book provides an important case study of how local cultures, religions and spiritualities can enhance development activities, and provide helpful frameworks for contemporary societies facing the pressures of neo-liberalism. It specifically traces how the influential Sri Lankan Sarvodaya…

    eBook – 2019-11-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Knowledges Born in the Struggle: Constructing the Epistemologies of the Global South book cover

    Knowledges Born in the Struggle

    Constructing the Epistemologies of the Global South, 1st Edition

    Edited by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Maria Paula Meneses

    In a world overwhelmingly unjust and seemingly deprived of alternatives, this book claims that the alternatives can be found among us. These alternatives are, however, discredited or made invisible by the dominant ways of knowing. Rather than alternatives, therefore, we need an alternative way of…

    eBook – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    Epistemologies of the South

  • Resources, Social and Cultural Sustainabilities in the Arctic book cover

    Resources, Social and Cultural Sustainabilities in the Arctic

    1st Edition

    Edited by Monica Tennberg, Hanna Lempinen, Susanna Pirnes

    This book focuses on the understudied social and cultural dimensions of sustainability in the Arctic. More specifically, it explores these thematics through paying attention to resources in different definitions and forms and the ways in which they entangle in the realities and expectations of…

    eBook – 2019-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Polar Regions

  • Media, Nationalism and Globalization: The Telangana Movement and Indian Politics book cover

    Media, Nationalism and Globalization

    The Telangana Movement and Indian Politics, 1st Edition

    By Sumanth Inukonda

    This book explores the meanings of nationalism in a post-globalization, postcolonial context. It provides an in-depth understanding of the relationship between marginalized groups, media and politics by a focused study of the Telangana movement in India.   Events like the Arab Spring, unrest in…

    eBook – 2019-09-23
    Routledge India

  • The Cultural Turn in International Aid: Impacts and Challenges for Heritage and the Creative Industries book cover

    The Cultural Turn in International Aid

    Impacts and Challenges for Heritage and the Creative Industries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sophia Labadi

    The Cultural Turn in International Aid is one of the first volumes to analyse a wide and comprehensive range of issues related to culture and international aid in a critical and constructive manner. Assessing why international aid is provided for cultural projects, rather than for other causes, the…

    eBook – 2019-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

  • Tearfund and the Quest for Faith-Based Development book cover

    Tearfund and the Quest for Faith-Based Development

    1st Edition

    By Dena Freeman

    This book gives an in-depth analysis of the role of faith in the work of Tearfund, a leading evangelical relief and development NGO that works in over 50 countries worldwide. The study traces the changing ways that faith has shaped and influenced Tearfund’s work over the organisation’s 50-year…

    eBook – 2019-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Participatory Arts in International Development book cover

    Participatory Arts in International Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Cooke, Inés Soria-Donlan

    This book explores the practical delivery of participatory arts projects in international development. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of academics, international development professionals and arts practitioners, the book engages honestly with the competing challenges faced by the…

    eBook – 2019-08-13
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Negotiating Religion and Development: Identity Construction and Contention in Bolivia book cover

    Negotiating Religion and Development

    Identity Construction and Contention in Bolivia, 1st Edition

    By Arnhild Leer-Helgesen

    This book argues that relationships between religion and development in faith-based development work are constructed through repeated processes of negotiation. Rather than being a neat and tidy relationship, faith-based development work is complex and multifaceted: an ongoing series of negotiations…

    eBook – 2019-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • The Heart of Community Engagement: Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe book cover

    The Heart of Community Engagement

    Practitioner Stories from Across the Globe, 1st Edition

    By Patricia A. Wilson

    Drawing on first-hand accounts of action research in the Americas, Africa, and Asia, The Heart of Community Engagement illustrates the transformative learning journeys of exemplary catalysts for community-based change. Practitioners’ stories of community engagement for social justice in the Global…

    eBook – 2019-06-06
    Routledge
    Community Development Research and Practice Series

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