E-books: Social Sciences

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology book cover

    The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology

    Edited by Nicholas J. L. Brown, Tim Lomas, Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa

    Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the field of positive psychology has sought to implement a science of human flourishing so that we may lead happier, more fulfilling lives. It has found expression not only in academic papers but also popular books and, increasingly, in government…

    eBook – 2017-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Key Thinkers on the Environment book cover

    Key Thinkers on the Environment

    Edited by Joy A. Palmer Cooper, David E. Cooper

    Key Thinkers on the Environment is a unique guide to environmental thinking through the ages. Joy A. Palmer Cooper and David E. Cooper, themselves distinguished authors on environmental matters, have assembled a team of expert contributors to summarize and analyse the thinking of diverse and…

    eBook – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Research Methods: The Basics: 2nd edition book cover

    Research Methods: The Basics

    2nd edition

    By Nicholas Walliman

    Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. This second edition provides an expanded resource suitable for students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines including the natural sciences,…

    eBook – 2017-09-12
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Eliminating Gender-Based Violence book cover

    Eliminating Gender-Based Violence

    Edited by Ann Taket, Beth R. Crisp

    While promoting access to resources and systems of support for those affected by gender-based violence is absolutely crucial, this new book focuses attention on the important question of how communities can take action to prevent violence and abuse. Using examples of current research and practice,…

    eBook – 2017-09-11
    Routledge

  • Making Families: Moral Tales of Parenting and Step-Parenting book cover

    Making Families

    Moral Tales of Parenting and Step-Parenting

    By Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Rosalind Edwards, Val Gillies

    This book goes to the heart of academic, political and popular debates, as well as professional concerns, about the nature of contemporary family life and parenting. Families are widely discussed in western societies as breaking down or as radically changing, with step-families in particular seen…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge-Cavendish

  • Race, Gender and Sport: The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women book cover

    Race, Gender and Sport

    The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women

    Edited by Aarti Ratna, Samaya F. Samie

    The experiences of ethnic ‘Other’ females have – until recently – been widely overlooked in the study of sport. There continues to be a need to produce critical scholarship about ethnic 'Other' girls and women in sport and physical culture, in order to represent their complex, multifarious and…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

  • Educational Policy Goes to School: Case Studies on the Limitations and Possibilities of Educational Innovation book cover

    Educational Policy Goes to School

    Case Studies on the Limitations and Possibilities of Educational Innovation

    Edited by Gilberto Q. Conchas, Michael Gottfried, Briana M. Hinga, Leticia Oseguera

    Educational policies explicitly implemented in order to reduce educational gaps and promote access and success for disenfranchised youth can backfire—and often have the unintended result of widening those gaps. In this interdisciplinary collection of case studies, contributors examine cases of…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity

  • TransGothic in Literature and Culture book cover

    TransGothic in Literature and Culture

    Edited by Jolene Zigarovich

    This book contributes to an emerging field of study and provides new perspectives on the ways in which Gothic literature, visual media, and other cultural forms explicitly engage gender, sexuality, form, and genre. The collection is a forum in which the ideas of several well-respected critics…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Gay and Lesbian Theologies: Repetitions with Critical Difference book cover

    Gay and Lesbian Theologies

    Repetitions with Critical Difference

    By Elizabeth Stuart

    Gay and lesbian theology has been one of the most distinctive voices to have emerged in Christian theology in the last 30 years. It has placed lesbian and gay experience at the heart of the theological process. Elizabeth Stuart, one of the most prominent theologians in this field, presents the…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge

  • Self-Made Madness: Rethinking Illness and Criminal Responsibility book cover

    Self-Made Madness

    Rethinking Illness and Criminal Responsibility

    By Edward W. Mitchell

    This multi-disciplinary book lies in the general areas of forensic psychiatry/psychology, sociology, jurisprudence, criminal law and criminology. It questions traditional assumptions about illness and mental disorder, and deals with the controversial notion that mental disorders (and possibly…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge

  • Aboriginal Religions in Australia: An Anthology of Recent Writings book cover

    Aboriginal Religions in Australia

    An Anthology of Recent Writings

    By Françoise Dussart, Howard Morphy

    Edited by Max Charlesworth

    Over the last 25 years there has been an explosion of interest in the Aboriginal religions of Australia and this anthology provides a variety of recent writings, by a wide range of scholars. Australian Aboriginal Religions are probably the oldest extant religious systems. Over some 50,000 years…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Law and Religion in Contemporary Society: Communities, Individualism and the State book cover

    Law and Religion in Contemporary Society

    Communities, Individualism and the State

    By Peter W. Edge, Graham Harvey

    The relationship between law and religion has traditionally been analysed according to two basic paradigms. One has focused on the relationship between religious communities and the State (the Church/State paradigm), while the other has concentrated on the relationship between the State and the…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge

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