E-books: Social Sciences

  • Refracting through Technologies: Bodies, Medical Technologies and Norms book cover

    Refracting through Technologies

    Bodies, Medical Technologies and Norms, 1st Edition

    By Ericka Johnson

    This book explores the ‘material-discursive entanglement’ of how we both make the world with our words and how the materiality of the world forces us to put words on it. Beginning with the conundrum of how the things that make up our world are both shaped by and shape the ways in which we talk…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Money: A Theory of Modern Society book cover

    Money

    A Theory of Modern Society, 1st Edition

    By Nico Stehr, Dustin Voss

    Since the publication of Georg Simmel’s Philosophy of Money more than a century ago, social science has primarily considered money a medium of exchange. This new book treats money as a more inclusive social concept that has profoundly influenced the emergence of modern society. Money is also a…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge

  • Marriage, Domestic Life and Social Change: Writings for Jacqueline Burgoyne, 1944-88 book cover

    Marriage, Domestic Life and Social Change

    Writings for Jacqueline Burgoyne, 1944-88, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Clark

    Marriage, Domestic Life and Social Change brings together leading writers on marriage and the family in a tribute to the life and work of Jacqueline Burgoyne, a major figure in family studies.…

    eBook – 2019-10-07
    Routledge

  • Secularization book cover

    Secularization

    1st Edition

    By Charles Turner

    ‘Secularization’ sounds simple, a decline in the power of religion. Yet, the history of the term is controversial and multi-faceted; it has been useful to both religious believers and non-believers and has been deployed by scholars to make sense of a variety of aspects of cultural and social change…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Changing Urban Trends: Cultures of Decency and Well-being from the Premodern to the Postmodern book cover

    Changing Urban Trends

    Cultures of Decency and Well-being from the Premodern to the Postmodern, 1st Edition

    By Siegrun Fox Freyss

    The local public sector is deeply steeped in history. Studying the historic patterns of urban settlements helps us to understand the development of local priorities: zoning to separate residential areas by class and race, establishing police and fire departments to protect lives and property,…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves book cover

    Africana Womanism

    Reclaiming Ourselves, 5th Edition

    By Clenora Hudson-Weems

    First published in 1993, this is a new edition of the classic text in which Clenora Hudson-Weems sets out a paradigm for women of African descent. Examining the status, struggles and experiences of the Africana woman forced into exile in Europe, Latin America, the United States or at Home in Africa…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India book cover

    Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India

    2nd Edition

    By Lakhwinder Singh, Kesar Singh Bhangoo, Rakesh Sharma

    This volume provides a comprehensive and detailed socio-economic overview of agrarian distress in India which has manifested in the suicides of farmers and agricultural labourers. Using empirical research and field data from rural India, especially Punjab, this book examines the underlying causes…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge India

  • Strengths-Based Approaches to Crime and Substance Use: From Drugs and Crime to Desistance and Recovery book cover

    Strengths-Based Approaches to Crime and Substance Use

    From Drugs and Crime to Desistance and Recovery, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Best, Charlotte Colman

    Although there is a strong and growing literature in the two areas of desistance and addiction recovery, they have developed along parallel pathways with little systematic assessment of the empirical evidence about the co-occurrence of the relationship or how one area can learn from the other. This…

    eBook – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff book cover

    Welcoming LGBT Residents

    A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff, 1st Edition

    By Tim R. Johnston

    Welcoming LGBT Residents is the first comprehensive guide to working with LGBT older adults in senior living settings. The LGBT older adult population represents one of the fastest-growing subpopulations within our aging society. Despite the increasing demand for LGBT-affirming services there is…

    eBook – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • Relativism book cover

    Relativism

    1st Edition

    By Maria Baghramian, Annalisa Coliva

    Relativism, an ancient philosophical doctrine, is once again a topic of heated debate. In this book, Maria Baghramian and Annalisa Coliva present the recent arguments for and against various forms of relativism. The first two chapters introduce the conceptual and historical contours of relativism…

    eBook – 2019-09-30
    Routledge
    New Problems of Philosophy

  • A Historical Sociology of Disability: Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity book cover

    A Historical Sociology of Disability

    Human Validity and Invalidity from Antiquity to Early Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Bill Hughes

    Covering the period from Antiquity to Early Modernity, A Historical Sociology of Disability argues that disabled people have been treated in Western society as good to mistreat and – with the rise of Christianity – good to be good to. It examines the place and role of disabled people in the moral…

    eBook – 2019-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

  • Rethinking LGBTQIA Students and Collegiate Contexts: Identity, Policies, and Campus Climate book cover

    Rethinking LGBTQIA Students and Collegiate Contexts

    Identity, Policies, and Campus Climate, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher, Devika Dibya Choudhuri, Jason L. Taylor

    Rethinking LGBTQIA Students and Collegiate Contexts situates and problematizes identity interaction, campus life, student experiences, and the effectiveness of services, programs, and policies affecting LGBTQIA college students at both two- and four-year institutions. This volume draws from…

    eBook – 2019-09-20
    Routledge

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