E-books: Reference & Information Science

  • The Architecture of the Illusive Distance book cover

    The Architecture of the Illusive Distance

    1st Edition

    By Amir H. Ameri

    Focusing on three secular institutional building types: libraries, museums, and cinemas, this book explores the intricate interplay between culture and architecture. It explores the cultural imperatives which have seen to the formation of these institutions, the development of their architecture,…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • The Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum: Recycling Concepts, Sites and Memories book cover

    The Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum

    Recycling Concepts, Sites and Memories, 1st Edition

    By Graham Moon, Robin Kearns

    The last 40 years has seen a significant shift from state commitment to asylum-based mental health care to a mixed economy of care in a variety of locations. In the wake of this deinstitutionalisation, attention to date has focussed on users and providers of care. The consequences for the idea and…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Geographies of Health Series

  • Sacred Mobilities: Journeys of Belief and Belonging book cover

    Sacred Mobilities

    Journeys of Belief and Belonging, 1st Edition

    By Avril Maddrell, Alan Terry

    This collection draws on the Mobilities approach to look afresh at notions of the sacred where they intersect with people, objects and other things on the move. Consideration of a wide range of spiritual meanings and practices also sheds light on the motivations and experiences associated with…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • Research Methods and Global Online Communities: A Case Study book cover

    Research Methods and Global Online Communities

    A Case Study, 1st Edition

    By Alexia Maddox

    This book brings into focus the technologically augmented nature of global online communities, advancing research methods that reveal the imprint of emergent social forms and characterise digital frontiers of social engagement. Drawing on insights from across the social sciences, it presents a case…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • Building a World Heritage City: Sanaa, Yemen book cover

    Building a World Heritage City

    Sanaa, Yemen, 1st Edition

    By Michele Lamprakos

    "Society of Architectural Historians Spiro Kostof Book Award, Honorable Mention, 2018" The conservation of old Sanaa is a major cultural heritage initiative that began in the 1980's under the auspices of UNESCO; it continues today, led by local agencies and actors. In contrast to other parts of the…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms: Towards a Safer Legal Framework book cover

    Consumer Protection and Online Auction Platforms

    Towards a Safer Legal Framework, 1st Edition

    By Christine Riefa

    Online auctions have undergone many transformations and continue to attract millions of customers worldwide. However these popular platforms remain understudied by legal scholars and misunderstood by legislators. This book explores the legal classification of online auction sites across a range of…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Markets and the Law

  • Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage book cover

    Bosnia and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

    1st Edition

    By Helen Walasek, contributions by Richard Carlton, Amra Hadžimuhamedović, Valery Perry, Tina Wik

    The massive intentional destruction of cultural heritage during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War targeting a historically diverse identity provoked global condemnation and became a seminal marker in the discourse on cultural heritage. It prompted an urgent reassessment of how cultural property could be…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Video Art Historicized: Traditions and Negotiations book cover

    Video Art Historicized

    Traditions and Negotiations, 1st Edition

    By Malin Hedlin Hayden

    Video art emerged as an art form that from the 1960s and onwards challenged the concept of art - hence, art historical practices. From the perspective of artists, critics, and scholars engaged with this new medium, art was seen as too limiting a notion. Important issues were to re-think art as a…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • The Knowledge Business: The Commodification of Urban and Housing Research book cover

    The Knowledge Business

    The Commodification of Urban and Housing Research, 1st Edition

    By Rob Imrie

    Edited by Chris Allen

    This book provides a critique of the knowledge business, and describes and evaluates its different manifestations in, and impacts on, the university sector. Its focus is the social sciences and, in particular, housing and urban studies. Drawing on a wide range of experiences, both in the UK and…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • Performing Digital: Multiple Perspectives on a Living Archive book cover

    Performing Digital

    Multiple Perspectives on a Living Archive, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Carlin, Laurene Vaughan

    Digital technologies have transformed archives in every area of their form and function, and as technologies mature so does their capacity to change our understanding and experience of material and performative cultural production. There has been an exponential explosion in the production and…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology book cover

    The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology

    1st Edition

    By Leslie Haddon

    Edited by Eugène Loos

    What shapes the role of Information and Communication Technologies in our everyday life? Despite the speed with which information and communication technologies such as the PC, mobile telephone and internet have found their way into society, there remains a good deal of debate surrounding their…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • Managing Cultural Heritage: An International Research Perspective book cover

    Managing Cultural Heritage

    An International Research Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Luca Zan, Sara Bonini Baraldi, Maria Lusiani, Daniel Shoup, Paolo Ferri, Federica Onofri

    Heritage as a field of research and collective action has emerged only in the last 40 years, spurred by the 1972 Unesco World Heritage Convention. Conservation was the touchstone discipline of the field, but the highly interdisciplinary nature of heritage has brought in a wide diversity of…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

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