E-books: Social Sciences

  • Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas: Governance, Management and Policy book cover

    Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas

    Governance, Management and Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Steve Brown

    Cultural and spiritual bonds with ‘nature’ are among the strongest motivators for nature conservation; yet they are seldom taken into account in the governance and management of protected and conserved areas. The starting point of this book is that to be sustainable, effective, and equitable,…

    eBook – 2018-08-15

  • Accidental Ethnography: An Inquiry into Family Secrecy book cover

    Accidental Ethnography

    An Inquiry into Family Secrecy, 1st Edition

    By Christopher N. Poulos

    Each family has its secrets, ones that shape family communication and relationships in a way generally unknown to the outsider and often the family itself. Autoethnographers, students of these relationships, confront many silences in their attempts to understand these social worlds. Now issued as…

    eBook – 2018-08-15
    Routledge Education Classic Edition

  • Why People Stay: Helping Your Employees Feel Seen, Safe, and Valued book cover

    Why People Stay

    Helping Your Employees Feel Seen, Safe, and Valued, 1st Edition

    By Angela N. Spranger

    Why People Stay is the result of a doctoral study that revealed participants’ sense of commitment (to the organization, to the team, to the mission, or to something else). This was in spite of numerous experiences of antisocial workplace behavior, or AWB, reported by each participant. The incidents…

    eBook – 2018-08-06

  • Reducing Interpersonal Violence: A Psychological Perspective book cover

    Reducing Interpersonal Violence

    A Psychological Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Clive Hollin

    There are many types of interpersonal violence that can lead to short- and long-term physical and psychological effects on those involved. Reducing Interpersonal Violence reflects on the World Health Organization’s stance that interpersonal violence is a public health problem and considers what…

    eBook – 2018-08-06

  • A Networked Self and Birth, Life, Death book cover

    A Networked Self and Birth, Life, Death

    1st Edition

    Edited by Zizi Papacharissi

    We are born, live, and die with technologies. This book is about the role technology plays in sustaining narratives of living, dying, and coming to be. Contributing authors examine how technologies connect, disrupt, or help us reorganize ways of parenting and nurturing life. They further consider…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    A Networked Self

  • Illness: The Cry of the Flesh book cover


    The Cry of the Flesh, 3rd Edition

    By Havi Carel

    What is illness? Is it a physiological dysfunction, a social label, or a way of experiencing the world? How do the physical, social, and emotional worlds of a person change when they become ill? Can there be well-being within illness? In this remarkable and thought-provoking book, Havi Carel…

    eBook – 2018-08-06

  • Qualitative Research as Stepwise-Deductive Induction book cover

    Qualitative Research as Stepwise-Deductive Induction

    1st Edition

    By Aksel Tjora

    This book provides thorough guidance on various forms of data generation and analysis, presenting a model for the research process in which detailed data analysis and generalization through the development of concepts are central. Based on an inductive principle, which begins with raw data and…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning book cover

    Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sara de Jong, Rosalba Icaza, Olivia U. Rutazibwa

    Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning is a resource for teachers and learners seeking to participate in the creation of radical and liberating spaces in the academy and beyond. This edited volume is inspired by, and applies, decolonial and feminist thought – two fields with…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Teaching with Gender

  • Howard S. Becker: Sociology and Music in the Chicago School book cover

    Howard S. Becker

    Sociology and Music in the Chicago School, 1st Edition

    By Jean Peneff

    Who is Howard S. Becker? This book traces his career, examining his work and contributions to the field of sociology. Themes covered include Becker’s theoretical conceptualizations, approaches, teaching style, and positioning in the intellectual milieu. Translated from French by sociologist Robert…

    eBook – 2018-08-06

  • Left Universalism, Africacentric Essays book cover

    Left Universalism, Africacentric Essays

    1st Edition

    By Ato Sekyi-Otu

     Left Universalism, Africacentric Essays presents a defense of universalism as the foundation of moral and political arguments and commitments. Consisting of five intertwined essays, the book claims that centering such arguments and commitments on a particular place, in this instance the…

    eBook – 2018-08-06

  • Political and Military Sociology: The European Refugee Crisis book cover

    Political and Military Sociology

    The European Refugee Crisis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karthika Sasikumar, Danijela Dudley

    This special edition of Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review encompasses a full range of coverage on the European refugee crisis. Contributions include a focus on the characteristics and motivations of modern-day migrants, an analysis of the inconsistent standards displayed by the…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Political and Military Sociology Series

  • Art Therapy for Social Justice: Radical Intersections book cover

    Art Therapy for Social Justice

    Radical Intersections, 1st Edition

    Edited by Savneet K. Talwar

    Art Therapy for Social Justice seeks to open a conversation about the cultural turn in art therapy to explore the critical intersection of social change and social justice. By moving the practice of art therapy beyond standard individualized treatment models, the authors promote scholarship and…

    eBook – 2018-07-27

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