E-books: Social Sciences

  • Crime and Society book cover

    Crime and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Donna Youngs

    Much of a society’s resources are devoted to dealing with, or preparing for the possibility of, crime. The dominance of concerns about crime also hint at the broader implications that offending has for many different facets of society. They suggest that rather than being an outlawed subset of…

    eBook – 2019-07-29 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • On the Emic Gesture: Difference and Ethnography in Roy Wagner book cover

    On the Emic Gesture

    Difference and Ethnography in Roy Wagner, 1st Edition

    By Iracema H. Dulley

    Roy Wagner’s work deals with two fundamental issues in anthropology: how to describe difference, and where to place it in anthropological discourse. His discussion and displacement of anthropological concepts such as ‘group’ and ‘culture’ in the 1970s and 1980s have arguably encouraged a…

    eBook – 2019-03-15
    Routledge
    Theorizing Ethnography

  • Singapore’s Multiculturalism: Evolving Diversity book cover

    Singapore’s Multiculturalism

    Evolving Diversity, 1st Edition

    By Chan Heng Chee, Sharon Siddique

    Since independence in 1965, Singapore has developed its own unique approach to managing the diversity of Race, Religion, Culture, Language, Nationality, and Age among its citizens. This approach is a consequence of many factors, including its very distinct ethnic makeup compared with its neighbours…

    eBook – 2019-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Mexican American Women, Dress and Gender: Pachucas, Chicanas, Cholas book cover

    Mexican American Women, Dress and Gender

    Pachucas, Chicanas, Cholas, 1st Edition

    By Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo

    Mexican American women have endured several layers of discrimination deriving from a strong patriarchal tradition and a difficult socioeconomic and cultural situation within the US ethnic and class organization. However, there have been groups of women who have defied their fates at different times…

    eBook – 2019-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Class Formation, Social Inequality and the Nagas in North-East India book cover

    Class Formation, Social Inequality and the Nagas in North-East India

    1st Edition

    By Andreas Küchle

    This book examines the question of class formation and social inequality within tribal groups in North-East India. Focussing on the Nagas, it analyses and challenges common perceptions about them as a class-less society with a uniform culture. It looks at the previously neglected themes of class…

    eBook – 2019-03-15
    Routledge India

  • Contentious Politics and the Welfare State: Squatting in Sweden book cover

    Contentious Politics and the Welfare State

    Squatting in Sweden, 1st Edition

    By Dominika V. Polanska

    This book outlines the history of squatting in Sweden and analyzes the conditions under which squatting has intensified and declined in the country between 1968 and 2017. With close attention to the relationship between civil society and the state in the Swedish context, and the manner in which…

    eBook – 2019-03-14
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

  • Envisioning America and the American Self: Republican and Democratic Party Platforms, 1840-2016 book cover

    Envisioning America and the American Self

    Republican and Democratic Party Platforms, 1840-2016, 1st Edition

    By Scott Appelrouth

    This book explores the Democratic and Republican Party platforms from 1840 to 2016. As the only official, institutionally sanctioned document espousing the parties’ views on the state of the nation, the platforms present to the party faithful a diagnosis of what ails the country and the promise of…

    eBook – 2019-03-14
    Routledge

  • Biculturalism at New Zealand’s National Museum: An Ethnography of Te Papa book cover

    Biculturalism at New Zealand’s National Museum

    An Ethnography of Te Papa, 1st Edition

    By Tanja Schubert-McArthur

    The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has been celebrated as an international leader for its bicultural concept and partnership with Māori in all aspects of the museum, but how does this relationship with the indigenous partner work in practice? Biculturalism at New Zealand’s National Museum…

    eBook – 2019-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Interpreting Objects in the Hybrid Museum: Convergence, Collections and Cultural Policy book cover

    Interpreting Objects in the Hybrid Museum

    Convergence, Collections and Cultural Policy, 1st Edition

    By Helena Robinson

    Interpreting Objects in the Hybrid Museum examines the recent trend for converged collecting institutions and uses its investigation as a catalyst for critical reflection by all stakeholders on the risks, as well as advantages, of integration for cultural engagement. Drawing on three case…

    eBook – 2019-03-14
    Routledge
    Museums in Focus

  • Hubris and Progress: A Future Born of Presumption book cover

    Hubris and Progress

    A Future Born of Presumption, 1st Edition

    By Carlo Bordoni

    This book explores the ancient question of why man seeks to go beyond his limits. A presumptuous tendency known by the ancient Greeks as hubris and believed to be punished by the gods, it developed from a need for our survival to a habit, as humanity has subdued animals, dominated nature, increased…

    eBook – 2019-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Routledge Handbook on Native American Justice Issues book cover

    Routledge Handbook on Native American Justice Issues

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laurence Armand French

    Native Americans are disproportionately represented as offenders in the U.S. criminal justice system. Routledge Handbook on Native American Justice Issues is an authoritative volume that provides an overview of the state of American Indigenous populations and their contact with justice concerns and…

    eBook – 2019-03-14
    Routledge

  • Muslim Women's Rights: Contesting Liberal-Secular Sensibilities in Canada book cover

    Muslim Women's Rights

    Contesting Liberal-Secular Sensibilities in Canada, 1st Edition

    By Tabassum Fahim Ruby

    In the post-9/11 environment, the figure of the Muslim woman is at the forefront of global politics. Her representation is often articulated within a rights discourse owing much to liberal-secular sensibilities—notions of freedom, equality, rational thinking, individualism, and modernization.…

    eBook – 2019-03-13
    Routledge
    Global Gender

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