E-books: Social Sciences

  • Artificial Intelligence: Evolution, Ethics and Public Policy book cover

    Artificial Intelligence

    Evolution, Ethics and Public Policy, 1st Edition

    By Saswat Sarangi, Pankaj Sharma

    What will the future be? A dystopian landscape controlled by machines or a brave new world full of possibilities? Perhaps the answer lies with Artificial Intelligence (AI)—a phenomenon much beyond technology that has, continues to, and will shape lives in ways we do not understand yet. This book…

    eBook – 2018-10-10
    Routledge India

  • Ethnocentrism: Integrated Perspectives book cover

    Ethnocentrism

    Integrated Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Boris Bizumic

    . Ethnocentrism works to reinvigorate the study of ethnocentrism by reconceptualising ethnocentrism as a social, psychological, and attitudinal construct. Using a broad, multidisciplinary approach to ethnocentrism, the book integrates literature from disciplines such as psychology, political…

    eBook – 2018-10-09
    Routledge

  • The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit: Development, debt and disillusion book cover

    The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit

    Development, debt and disillusion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Milford Bateman, Stephanie Blankenburg, Richard Kozul-Wright

    In the mid-1980s the international development community helped launch what was to quickly become one of the most popular poverty reduction and local economic development policies of all time. Microcredit, the system of disbursing tiny micro-loans to the poor to help them to establish their own…

    eBook – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss book cover

    On Symbolism and Symbolisation

    The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss, 1st Edition

    By Éric Smadja

    In On Symbolism and Symbolisation: The Work of Freud, Durkheim and Mauss, Éric Smadja returns to the end of the 19th century and explores how the concepts of symbolism and symbolisation have been discussed among theorists, and how this discussion has developed and revolutionised the human…

    eBook – 2018-10-09
    Routledge

  • Seeking Justice in an Energy Sacrifice Zone: Standing on Vanishing Land in Coastal Louisiana book cover

    Seeking Justice in an Energy Sacrifice Zone

    Standing on Vanishing Land in Coastal Louisiana, 1st Edition

    By Julie K. Maldonado

    Seeking Justice in an Energy Sacrifice Zone is an ethnography of the lived experience of rapid environmental change in coastal Louisiana, USA. Writing from a political ecology perspective, Maldonado explores the effects of changes to localized climate and ecology on the Isle de Jean Charles, Grand…

    eBook – 2018-10-09
    Routledge

  • Desexualization in American Life book cover

    Desexualization in American Life

    1st Edition

    By Charles Winick

    Originally published as The New People, this classic volume examines the great changes in popular culture that unfolded in the 1960s with major steps toward political, racial, gender, and social empowerment. The popular culture of the time expressed a series of themes that have become, if not more…

    eBook – 2018-10-08
    Routledge

  • Doctors and Rules: A Sociology of Professional Values book cover

    Doctors and Rules

    A Sociology of Professional Values, 2nd Edition

    By Joseph M. Jacob

    Doctors and Rules is a unique and immensely scholarly book. It draws on material which has informed our civilization, including many of the social sciences-history, sociology, and psychology, as well as law. The author accesses the current importance of the Hippocratic tradition within medicine,…

    eBook – 2018-10-08
    Routledge

  • Essays in Our Changing Order book cover

    Essays in Our Changing Order

    1st Edition

    By Thorstein Veblen

    Essays in Our Changing Order is the ninth volume in the collected works of America's pre-eminent social scientist. Each volume has a new opening essay, in this case, a comprehensive review of Veblen's works by Scott Bowman that stands by itself as a premier statement. Using an innovative framework,…

    eBook – 2018-10-08
    Routledge

  • Chasing the City: Models for Extra-Urban Investigations book cover

    Chasing the City

    Models for Extra-Urban Investigations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joshua M Nason, Jeffrey S Nesbit

    Historically, many architects, planners, and urban designers solicit idealistic depictions of a controllable urban environment made from highly regulated geometrical organizations and systematically defined processes. Rather than working as urban "designers" who set out to control and implant…

    eBook – 2018-10-08
    Routledge

  • A Life of Crime: My Career in Forensic Science book cover

    A Life of Crime

    My Career in Forensic Science, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Lucas

    A Life of Crime: My Career in Forensic Science chronicles the career and experiences of world-renowned forensic scientist, Dr. Douglas Lucas.  It is the culmination of his decades-worth of work in the field, developing innovative techniques that have revolutionized several aspects of forensic…

    eBook – 2018-10-08
    CRC Press
    International Forensic Science and Investigation

  • Criminal Defense-Based Forensic Social Work book cover

    Criminal Defense-Based Forensic Social Work

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ashley Ratliff, Maren Willins

    This book draws upon the Colorado Model of Criminal Defense-Based Forensic Social Work – a holistic, client-centered, collaborative approach that uses a trauma-informed care framework – to outline the numerous roles and skills of a forensic social worker. The comprehensive, developmentally informed…

    eBook – 2018-10-04
    Routledge

  • Science and Magic in the Modern World: Psychological Perspectives on Living with the Supernatural book cover

    Science and Magic in the Modern World

    Psychological Perspectives on Living with the Supernatural, 1st Edition

    By Eugene V. Subbotsky

    Science and Magic in the Modern World is a unique text that explores the role of magical thinking in everyday life. It provides an excellent psychological look at the subconscious belief in magic in both popular culture and society, as well as experimental research that considers human…

    eBook – 2018-10-04
    Routledge

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