E-books: Social Sciences

  • Crime and Society book cover

    Crime and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Donna Youngs

    Much of a society’s resources are devoted to dealing with, or preparing for the possibility of, crime. The dominance of concerns about crime also hint at the broader implications that offending has for many different facets of society. They suggest that rather than being an outlawed subset of…

    eBook – 2019-07-29 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Olympic Aspirations: Realised and Unrealised book cover

    Olympic Aspirations

    Realised and Unrealised, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    Olympic Aspirations: Realised and Unrealised surveys more than a century of the Olympic Movement’s promotion of Olympic ideals internationally. The idea for Olympic Aspirations emerged at the world-renowned annual Beijing Academic Forum just months after the city hosted the impressive 2008 Beijing…

    eBook – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • Queering Norway book cover

    Queering Norway

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pal Bjorby, Anka Ryall

    The articles in this collection indicate the still powerful role of queer theory in questioning the political, social, cultural, institutional hegemony of heterosexuality in culture and society at large as well as in academic research institutions. Written from the perspective of the northern…

    eBook – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health: Lessons from Brazil book cover

    Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health

    Lessons from Brazil, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Goulart

    Subjectivity and Critical Mental Health: Lessons from Brazil presents and discusses subjectivity as a key concept to challenge the individualized and reified perspective that psychology and mental health studies have traditionally sustained. Situated against the maintenance of hierarchical,…

    eBook – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • New Donors on the Postcolonial Crossroads: Eastern Europe and Western Aid book cover

    New Donors on the Postcolonial Crossroads

    Eastern Europe and Western Aid, 1st Edition

    By Tomáš Profant

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Eastern European countries were said to be playing catch up with the West, and in the field of development cooperation, they were classified as 'new donors.' This book aims to problematize this distinction between old and new development donors, applying an…

    eBook – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Cheats at Work: An Anthropology of Workplace Crime book cover

    Cheats at Work

    An Anthropology of Workplace Crime, 1st Edition

    By Gerald Mars

    Originally published in 1982 Cheats at Work looks at occupations from an anthropological point of view, using a similar format to analysis of cultures in the study of anthropology. The author uses an extensive set of quotations drawn from over a hundred informants at all social levels. The…

    eBook – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century book cover

    Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jake Poller

    The twentieth century saw an unprecedented spike in the study of altered states of consciousness. New ASCs, such as those associated with LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, were cultivated and studied, while older ASCs were given new classifications: out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences,…

    eBook – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape book cover

    The Paranormal and Popular Culture

    A Postmodern Religious Landscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Darryl Caterine, John W. Morehead

    Interest in preternatural and supernatural themes has revitalized the Gothic tale, renewed explorations of psychic powers and given rise to a host of social and religious movements based upon claims of the fantastical. And yet, in spite of this widespread enthusiasm, the academic world has been…

    eBook – 2019-02-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Race and Human Diversity: A Biocultural Approach book cover

    Race and Human Diversity

    A Biocultural Approach, 2nd Edition

    By Robert L. Anemone

    Race and Human Diversity is an introduction to the study of human diversity in both its biological and cultural dimensions. Robert L. Anemone examines the biological basis of human difference and how humans have biologically and culturally adapted to life in different environments. The book…

    eBook – 2019-02-18
    Routledge

  • Sociology of Religion: A Reader book cover

    Sociology of Religion

    A Reader, 3rd Edition

    Edited by William A. Mirola, Michael O. Emerson, Susanne C Monahan

    Sociology of Religion is a collection that seeks to explore the relationship between the structure and culture of religion and various elements of social life in the United States. This reader is an ideal standalone course text and can also serve as supplement to the text written by the same author…

    eBook – 2019-02-18
    Routledge

  • Lay and Expert Contributions to Japanese Criminal Justice book cover

    Lay and Expert Contributions to Japanese Criminal Justice

    1st Edition

    By Erik Herber

    This book examines the little or not previously researched roles and contributions of non-legal professionals in Japanese criminal justice against the background of recent social and legal changes that either gave birth to or affected the roles played by these "outsiders". On the basis of a wealth…

    eBook – 2019-02-18
    Routledge

  • Law, Technology and Society: Reimagining the Regulatory Environment book cover

    Law, Technology and Society

    Reimagining the Regulatory Environment, 1st Edition

    By Roger Brownsword

    This book considers the implications of the regulatory burden being borne increasingly by technological management rather than by rules of law. If crime is controlled, if human health and safety are secured, if the environment is protected, not by rules but by measures of technological…

    eBook – 2019-02-18
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

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