E-books: Social Sciences

  • Media Studies: The Basics book cover

    Media Studies: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Julian McDougall, Claire Pollard

    Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Media Studies: The Basics is the ideal guide to the changing landscape of media and Media Studies. There have been seismic shifts in what constitutes (the) media in recent years with technological advances ushering in whole new categories of…

    eBook – 2019-10-14
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Glorious Causes: The Irrationality of Capitalism, War and Politics book cover

    Glorious Causes

    The Irrationality of Capitalism, War and Politics, 1st Edition

    By Yale R. Magrass, Charles Derber

    Drawing on historical cases of the American South before and after the Civil War, Europe – especially Germany – between the world wars, and the United States in Vietnam and its aftermath, this book takes a historical approach to explain the problems of capitalism and democratic leadership in…

    eBook – 2019-10-11
    Routledge
    Universalizing Resistance

  • Poverty book cover

    Poverty

    1st Edition

    By Bent Greve

    Poverty has dire consequences on the ability to fulfil one’s aspirations for life. Poverty has strong implications for social cohesion and societies’ abilities to function in harmonious ways. This book presents the readers with the core concepts, latest development and knowledge about policies that…

    eBook – 2019-10-11
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Environmental Criminology: Evolution, Theory, and Practice book cover

    Environmental Criminology

    Evolution, Theory, and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Martin A. Andresen

    The field of environmental criminology is a staple theoretical framework in contemporary criminological theory. This fully revised and expanded edition of the world’s first comprehensive and sole-authored textbook on this influential school of criminological thought covers a wide range of topics,…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge

  • Queer Theologies: The Basics book cover

    Queer Theologies: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Chris Greenough

    Queer Theologies: The Basics is a concise and illuminating introduction to the study of this controversial and discursive subject area. This book provides an accessible exploration into the major themes within queer studies, queer theologies, and themes of gender and sexuality in Christianity.…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The Privatization of Care: The Case of Nursing Homes book cover

    The Privatization of Care

    The Case of Nursing Homes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong

    Nursing homes are where some of the most vulnerable live and work. In too many homes, the conditions of work make it difficult to make care as good as it can be. For the last eight years an international team from Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, the US and Canada have been searching for promising…

    eBook – 2019-09-25
    Routledge
    Aging and Society

  • Automated Media book cover

    Automated Media

    1st Edition

    By Mark Andrejevic

    In this era of pervasive automation, Mark Andrejevic provides an original framework for tracing the logical trajectory of automated media and their social, political, and cultural consequences.  This book explores the cascading logic of automation, which develops from the information collection…

    eBook – 2019-09-24
    Routledge

  • Globalizing Cities: A Brief Introduction book cover

    Globalizing Cities

    A Brief Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Mark Abrahamson

    Globalization has been built upon, and maintained by, major urban centers. As the interconnections among these cities grow, more cities become involved as important global nodes, and globalization has an extremely strong influence upon the forms and functions of cities everywhere. This new textbook…

    eBook – 2019-09-20
    Routledge

  • Gringo Injustice: Insider Perspectives on Police, Gangs, and Law book cover

    Gringo Injustice

    Insider Perspectives on Police, Gangs, and Law, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alfredo Mirandé

    The recent mass shooting of 22 innocent people in El Paso by a lone White gunman looking to "Kill Mexicans" is not new. It is part of a long, bloody history of anti-Latina/o violence in the United States. Gringo Injustice brings this history to life, shedding critical light on the complex…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge

  • Urbanization And Urban Policies In Pacific Asia book cover

    Urbanization And Urban Policies In Pacific Asia

    1st Edition

    By Roland J Fuchs

    This book is the outcome of the Conference on Population Growth, Urbanization, and Urban Policies in the Asia-Pacific Region, held in Honolulu during 8-12 April 1985. It provides wide attention among development planners, urban managers, and scholars in the field of urban and development planning.…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge

  • What Happened To Fairbanks?: The Effects Of The Trans-alaska Oil Pipeline On The Community Of Fairbanks, Alaska book cover

    What Happened To Fairbanks?

    The Effects Of The Trans-alaska Oil Pipeline On The Community Of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1st Edition

    By Mim Dixon

    This book describes what Fairbanks was like during trans-Alaska oil pipeline construction and how the community responded to the project, and assesses the unplanned negative effects that, in many cases, outweighed the positive ones.…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge

  • Women's Work And Women's Lives: The Continuing Struggle Worldwide book cover

    Women's Work And Women's Lives

    The Continuing Struggle Worldwide, 1st Edition

    By Hilda Kahne

    This book is a provocative analysis of the nature of the relation between women and paid work in both modernizing and industrial countries. It explores the variables that shape the relationship: demographic factors, the social and cultural context, and the direction of economic development.…

    eBook – 2019-09-18
    Routledge

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