E-books: Social Sciences

  • Grahame Clark: An Intellectual Biography Of An Archaeologist book cover

    Grahame Clark

    An Intellectual Biography Of An Archaeologist, 1st Edition

    By Brian Fagan

    The British archaeologist Grahame Clark was a seminal figure in European and world archaeology for more than half of the twentieth century, but, at the same time, one whose reputation has been outshone by other, more visible luminaries. His works were never aimed at a wide general public, nor did…

    eBook – 2018-07-03
    Routledge

  • Cultural Theory book cover

    Cultural Theory

    1st Edition

    By Michael Thompson

    Why do people want what they want? Why does one person see the world as a place to control, while another feels controlled by the world? A useful theory of culture, the authors contend, should start with these questions, and the answers, given different historical conditions, should apply equally…

    eBook – 2018-06-27
    Routledge

  • Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors book cover

    Down from the Trees

    Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors, 1st Edition

    By Ralph D. Hermansen

    Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors covers the evolution of man from tree-dwelling ape to Homo sapiens as he is today. Using easy-to-read language, the author takes complex, jargon-filled material and extracts the essence of the topic and coveys it in…

    eBook – 2018-06-26
    Apple Academic Press

  • Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods: Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairns, and Other Mysterious Things book cover

    Émile Durkheim and the Birth of the Gods

    Clans, Incest, Totems, Phratries, Hordes, Mana, Taboos, Corroborees, Sodalities, Menstrual Blood, Apes, Churingas, Cairns, and Other Mysterious Things, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Maryanski

    The Birth of the Gods is dedicated to Durkheim's effort to understand the basis of social integration. Unlike most social scientists, then and now, Durkheim concluded that humans are naturally more individualistic than collectivistic, that the primal social unit for humans is the macro-level unit (…

    eBook – 2018-06-18
    Routledge

  • Love Letters: Saving Romance in the Digital Age book cover

    Love Letters

    Saving Romance in the Digital Age, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Janning

    In today’s world of Tinder and texting, do we write and save love letters anymore? Are we more likely to save a screenshot of a text exchange or a box of paper letters from a lover? How might these different ways to store a love letter make us feel? Sociologist Michelle Janning’s Love Letters:…

    eBook – 2018-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • The New Peasantries: Rural Development in Times of Globalization book cover

    The New Peasantries

    Rural Development in Times of Globalization, 2nd Edition

    By Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

    When first published in 2008, The New Peasantries revolutionized our ways of thinking of what constitutes the peasantry and repeasantization. It showed how a new era of empire and globalization was creating new forms of peasantry. This new edition is thoroughly revised, with a reorganization of…

    eBook – 2018-06-13
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Environmental Health and Housing: Issues for Public Health book cover

    Environmental Health and Housing

    Issues for Public Health, 2nd Edition

    By Jill Stewart, Zena Lynch

    The second edition of Environmental Health and Housing has been completely updated to cover the contemporary issues in public health that have emerged in recent years. With a theory and practice approach to public health, this edition focuses more on population health, health protection and…

    eBook – 2018-06-13
    Routledge

  • Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice book cover

    Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

    3rd Edition

    By Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Sandra Walklate

    This book examines the relationship between gender and crime and explores both the gendered nature of crime alongside the gendered nature of criminal victimisation. Covering theory, policy and practice, this new edition has been fully revised to reflect the wider changes, development and influence…

    eBook – 2018-06-12
    Routledge

  • The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value book cover

    The Baseball Glove

    History, Material, Meaning, and Value, 1st Edition

    By David Jenemann

    The baseball glove is a ubiquitous item, a crucial piece of equipment in the game of baseball, and it offers the opportunity to examine the production of material culture and social practice at numerous levels. Where and how is a glove made, and how does its manufacture square with the narratives…

    eBook – 2018-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • Sustainable Consumption: Key Issues book cover

    Sustainable Consumption

    Key Issues, 1st Edition

    By Lucie Middlemiss

    Sustainable Consumption: Key Issues provides a concise introduction to the field of sustainable consumption, outlining the contribution of the key disciplines in this multi-disciplinary area, and detailing the way in which both the problem and the potential for solutions are understood. Divided…

    eBook – 2018-06-04
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

  • Social Problems: An Advocate Group Approach book cover

    Social Problems

    An Advocate Group Approach, 1st Edition

    By Sara Towe Horsfall

    This book represents a truly innovative and empowering approach to social problems. Instead of focusing solely on a seemingly tireless list of major problems, Sara Towe Horsfall considers how select key issues can be solved and pays particular attention to the advocate groups already on the front…

    eBook – 2018-05-30
    Routledge

  • Civil Liability in Criminal Justice book cover

    Civil Liability in Criminal Justice

    7th Edition

    By Darrell L. Ross

    The increasing litigation against criminal justice practitioners in the United States poses a significant problem for law enforcement and other personnel. Law enforcement and corrections professionals need to have a working knowledge of both criminal law and the civil law process to ensure that…

    eBook – 2018-05-24
    Routledge

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