E-books: Social Sciences

  • Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century book cover

    Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jake Poller

    The twentieth century saw an unprecedented spike in the study of altered states of consciousness. New ASCs, such as those associated with LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, were cultivated and studied, while older ASCs were given new classifications: out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences,…

    eBook – 2019-03-12 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • New Donors on the Postcolonial Crossroads: Eastern Europe and Western Aid book cover

    New Donors on the Postcolonial Crossroads

    Eastern Europe and Western Aid, 1st Edition

    By Tomáš Profant

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Eastern European countries were said to be playing catch up with the West, and in the field of development cooperation, they were classified as 'new donors.' This book aims to problematize this distinction between old and new development donors, applying an…

    eBook – 2019-02-21
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape book cover

    The Paranormal and Popular Culture

    A Postmodern Religious Landscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Darryl Caterine, John W. Morehead

    Interest in preternatural and supernatural themes has revitalized the Gothic tale, renewed explorations of psychic powers and given rise to a host of social and religious movements based upon claims of the fantastical. And yet, in spite of this widespread enthusiasm, the academic world has been…

    eBook – 2019-02-18
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Lay and Expert Contributions to Japanese Criminal Justice book cover

    Lay and Expert Contributions to Japanese Criminal Justice

    1st Edition

    By Erik Herber

    This book examines the little or not previously researched roles and contributions of non-legal professionals in Japanese criminal justice against the background of recent social and legal changes that either gave birth to or affected the roles played by these "outsiders". On the basis of a wealth…

    eBook – 2019-02-18

  • Teaching Writing to Children in Indigenous Languages: Instructional Practices from Global Contexts book cover

    Teaching Writing to Children in Indigenous Languages

    Instructional Practices from Global Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ari Sherris, Joy Kreeft Peyton

    This volume brings together studies of instructional writing practices and the products of those practices from diverse Indigenous languages and cultures. By analyzing a rich diversity of contexts—Finland, Ghana, Hawaii, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, and more—through biliteracy, complexity, and genre…

    eBook – 2019-02-18
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Denial and Deprivation: Indian Muslims after the Sachar Committee and Rangnath Mishra Commission Reports book cover

    Denial and Deprivation

    Indian Muslims after the Sachar Committee and Rangnath Mishra Commission Reports, 1st Edition

    By Abdur Rahman

    The volume attempts to gauge and analyse the level of denial and deprivation faced by Indian Muslims by evaluating their status after a gap of several years of Sachar Committee (2006) and Rangnath Mishra Commission (2007) Reports. It presents and discusses the current conditions with respect to…

    eBook – 2019-02-18

  • Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia: Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok book cover

    Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia

    Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok, 1st Edition

    By Terence Chun Tat Shum

    This book looks in detail at the journeys to asylum in Asia which are largely neglected in the media and academic analyses, despite Asia becoming the most essential region for asylum, receiving refugees from both within and outside of the continent.  Treating asylum-seeking journeys as a…

    eBook – 2019-02-14
    Routledge Series on Asian Migration

  • Gendered Injustice: Uncovering the Lived Experience of Detained Girls book cover

    Gendered Injustice

    Uncovering the Lived Experience of Detained Girls, 1st Edition

    By Anastasia Tosouni

    Without strong proof, policy advocates along with some scholars have causally linked declines in juvenile offending and incarceration with evidence-based and rehabilitation-oriented policy reform. Such studies have called for a shift back to rehabilitative ideals augmented by innovative strategies…

    eBook – 2019-02-14
    Routledge Critical Studies in Crime, Diversity and Criminal Justice

  • Erving Goffman: From the Perspective of the New Sociology of Knowledge book cover

    Erving Goffman

    From the Perspective of the New Sociology of Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Jürgen Raab

    While Erving Goffman’s books are among the most widely read sociological works, covering issues including the presentation of the self, total institutions, interaction order to frame analysis, they are in fact guided by a single theme: the analysis of the form of interaction in social situations…

    eBook – 2019-02-14
    Knowledge, Communication and Society

  • Psychiatric Genetics: From Hereditary Madness to Big Biology book cover

    Psychiatric Genetics

    From Hereditary Madness to Big Biology, 1st Edition

    By Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Andrew Bartlett, Jamie Lewis

    Psychiatric genetics has become ‘Big Biology’. This may come as a surprising development to those familiar with its controversial history. From eugenic origins and contentious twin studies to a global network of laboratories employing high-throughput genetic and genomic technologies, biological…

    eBook – 2019-02-13
    Genetics and Society

  • Impure and Worldly Geography: Pierre Gourou and Tropicality book cover

    Impure and Worldly Geography

    Pierre Gourou and Tropicality, 1st Edition

    By Gavin Bowd, Daniel Clayton

    Tropicality is a centuries-old Western discourse that treats otherness and the exotic in binary – ‘us’ and ‘them’ – terms. It has long been implicated in empire and its anxieties over difference. However, little attention has been paid to its twentieth-century genealogy. This book explores this…

    eBook – 2019-02-13
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • Memory in Transatlantic Relations: From the Cold War to the Global War on Terror book cover

    Memory in Transatlantic Relations

    From the Cold War to the Global War on Terror, 1st Edition

    By Kryštof Kozák, György Tóth, Paul Bauer, Allison Wanger

    This volume focuses on the uses of collective memory in transatlantic relations between the United States, and Western and Central European nations in the period from the Cold War to the present day. Sitting at the intersection of international relations, history, memory studies and various "area"…

    eBook – 2019-02-13
    Memory Studies: Global Constellations

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