E-books: Social Sciences

  • Black Resistance in the Americas book cover

    Black Resistance in the Americas

    1st Edition

    Edited by D.A. Dunkley, Stephanie Shonekan

    All across the US in the last few years, there has been a resurgence of Black protest against structural racism and other forms of racial injustice. Black Resistance in the Americas draws attention to this renewed energy and how this theme of resistance intersects with other communities of Black…

    eBook – 2018-11-02
    Routledge

  • Quest for the Unity of Knowledge book cover

    Quest for the Unity of Knowledge

    1st Edition

    By David Lowenthal

    Is unity of knowledge possible? Is it desirable? Two rival visions clash. One seeks a single way of explaining everything known and knowable about ourselves and the universe. The other champions diverse modes of understanding served by disparate kinds of evidence. Contrary views pit science against…

    eBook – 2018-11-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Youth Development in Identity Societies: Paradoxes of Purpose book cover

    Youth Development in Identity Societies

    Paradoxes of Purpose, 1st Edition

    By James E. Cote

    This book explores the causes and consequences of the contradictions in young people’s lives stemming from the affluence–purpose paradox: a lack of purpose-in-life among many of those living in the most affluent societies in human history. This paradox is endemic to identity societies where people…

    eBook – 2018-10-31
    Routledge

  • Forced Migration and Social Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Sociology and Politics book cover

    Forced Migration and Social Trauma

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Sociology and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andreas Hamburger, Camellia Hancheva, Saime Özcürümez, Carmen Scher, Biljana Stankovic, Slavica Tutnjevic

    Forced Migration and Social Trauma addresses the topic of social trauma and migration by bringing together a broad range of interdisciplinary and international contributors, comprising refugee care practitioners, trauma researchers, sociologists and specialists in public policy from all along the…

    eBook – 2018-10-31
    Routledge

  • The Arab Gulf States and the West: Perceptions and Realities – Opportunities and Perils book cover

    The Arab Gulf States and the West

    Perceptions and Realities – Opportunities and Perils, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dania Koleilat Khatib, Marwa Maziad

    This book examines the changing image of the Arab Gulf States in the West. It addresses the question of perception in international relations and how the Arab States of the Gulf have pursued various endeavors to project themselves into Western imagination. The book chapters generate ideas on how…

    eBook – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

  • Mothers Accused and Abused: Addressing Complex Psychological Needs book cover

    Mothers Accused and Abused

    Addressing Complex Psychological Needs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angela Foster

    Mothers Accused and Abused: Addressing Complex Psychological Needs brings together stories about mothers who are accused of harming, and in some cases killing, their children, children who subsequently harm or kill others and the challenges to professionals who work with them. Contributors…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • Process of Aging: Social and Psychological Perspectives book cover

    Process of Aging

    Social and Psychological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By David Popenoe

    Processes of Aging: Social and Psychological Perspectives is based on a monumental series of studies on the psychological and social aspects of aging in relation to mental health. This effort gives scientists from North America and Europe an opportunity to explore the concepts, methodological…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • Creating Smart Cities book cover

    Creating Smart Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Claudio Coletta, Leighton Evans, Liam Heaphy, Rob Kitchin

    In cities around the world, digital technologies are utilized to manage city services and infrastructures, to govern urban life, to solve urban issues and to drive local and regional economies. While "smart city" advocates are keen to promote the benefits of smart urbanism – increased efficiency,…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • The Bioarchaeology of Mummies book cover

    The Bioarchaeology of Mummies

    1st Edition

    By Kenneth C. Nystrom

    The modern manifestation of mummy studies began to take shape in the 1970s and has experienced significant growth during the last several decades, largely due to biomedical interest in soft tissue pathology. Although this points to a vibrant field, there are indications that we need to take stock…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • Just Sex?: The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape book cover

    Just Sex?

    The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape, 2nd Edition

    By Nicola Gavey

    In the award-winning Just Sex? The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape, Nicola Gavey provides an extensive commentary on the existing literature on rape, analysing recent research to examine the psychological and cultural conditions of possibility for contemporary sexual violence. Just Sex? argues that…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Women and Psychology

  • Childhood into Adolescence: Growing up in the 1970s book cover

    Childhood into Adolescence

    Growing up in the 1970s, 1st Edition

    By John Newson, Elizabeth Newson

    Edited by Peter Barnes, Susan Gregory

    This book is about the lives of 11-year-old children growing up in a Midlands city in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Based on interviews with their parents, it describes family life at the time, as well as the experiences, hopes and concerns of the children as they themselves become adolescents. The…

    eBook – 2018-10-25
    Routledge

  • Farming, Food and Nature: Respecting Animals, People and the Environment book cover

    Farming, Food and Nature

    Respecting Animals, People and the Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joyce D'Silva, Carol McKenna

    Livestock production and its use of finite resources is devastating biodiversity and pushing wildlife to the brink of extinction. This powerful book examines the massive global impact caused by intensive livestock production and then explores solutions, ranging from moving to agroecological farming…

    eBook – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

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