Paperbacks Direct: Social Sciences

  • Routledge Revivals: Localities (1989): The Changing Face of Urban Britain book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Localities (1989)

    The Changing Face of Urban Britain

    Edited by Philip Cooke

    First published in 1989, this book examines seven different localities, ranging from the outer suburbs of large northern cities to small freestanding town, which were prospering in the 1980s or struggling against the negative employment effects of restructuring. Within the theoretical frame of ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge

  • Political Pressures on Educational and Social Research: International perspectives book cover

    Political Pressures on Educational and Social Research

    International perspectives

    Edited by Karen Trimmer

     Political Pressures on Educational and Social Research draws upon a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to consider the problems that can arise when research findings diverge from political directions for policy. Chapters explore the impacts this can have on the researchers,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge

  • Modernising School Governance: Corporate planning and expert handling in state education book cover

    Modernising School Governance

    Corporate planning and expert handling in state education

    By Andrew Wilkins

    Modernising School Governance examines the impact of recent market-based reforms on the role of governors in the English state education system. A focus of the book concerns how government and non-government demands for ‘strong governance’ have been translated to mean improved performance…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge

  • Psychology and Gender Dysphoria: Feminist and Transgender Perspectives book cover

    Psychology and Gender Dysphoria

    Feminist and Transgender Perspectives

    By Jemma Tosh

    Psychiatry and psychology have a long and highly debated history in relation to gender. In particular, they have attracted criticism for policing the boundaries of ‘normal’ gender expression through gender identity diagnoses, such as transvestism, transsexualism, gender identity disorder and gender…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood: New perspectives in Childhood Studies book cover

    Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood

    New perspectives in Childhood Studies

    Edited by Florian Esser, Meike S. Baader, Tanja Betz, Beatrice Hungerland

    By regarding children as actors and conducting empirical research on children’s agency, Childhood Studies have gained significant influence on a wide range of different academic disciplines. This has made agency one of the key concepts of Childhood Studies, with articles on the subject featured in…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi: The democratic dividend book cover

    Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi

    The democratic dividend

    Edited by Dan Banik, Blessings Chinsinga

    Malawi is among the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has witnessed significant improvements in relation to meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It exhibits some of the main challenges facing African democracies while they attempt to consolidate the benefits of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

  • Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism book cover

    Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism

    By Frank Adloff

    This book focuses on the contribution of Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) to social theory and a theory of cooperation. It shows that Mauss’s essay "The Gift" (1925) can be seen as a classic of a pragmatist, interactionist and anti-utilitarian sociology. It critiques the dichotomy of self-interest and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

  • Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change: Intersections of race, class and gender book cover

    Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change

    Intersections of race, class and gender

    Edited by Phoebe Godfrey, Denise Torres

    Sociological literature tends to view the social categories of race, class and gender as distinct and has avoided discussing how multiple intersections inform and contribute to experiences of injustice and inequity. This limited focus is clearly inadequate. Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

  • Drama and Social Justice: Theory, research and practice in international contexts book cover

    Drama and Social Justice

    Theory, research and practice in international contexts

    Edited by Kelly Freebody, Michael Finneran

    "This text offers a cohesive framework for exploring social justice through drama and drama from a social justice perspective. Research based examples of practice from a range of international contexts link theory and practice. Connecting chapters raise key critical questions in an engaging…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge

  • Education, Identity and Women Religious, 1800-1950: Convents, classrooms and colleges book cover

    Education, Identity and Women Religious, 1800-1950

    Convents, classrooms and colleges

    Edited by Deirdre Raftery, Elizabeth M. Smyth

    This book brings together the work of eleven leading international scholars to map the contribution of teaching Sisters, who provided schooling to hundreds of thousands of children, globally, from 1800 to 1950. The volume represents research that draws on several theoretical approaches and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge

  • Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film book cover

    Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film

    By Xuelin Zhou

    This book explores the vigorous film cultures of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong from the perspective of youth culture. The book relates this important topic to the wider social, cultural, and institutional context, and discusses the relationship between the films and the changes that today…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste: Between Heaven and Earth book cover

    Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste

    Between Heaven and Earth

    Edited by Sara Niner

    This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the position of women in Timor-Leste, 15 years after the country secured its independence. It considers the role of women in Timor-Leste’s history, explores their role in the present day economy and politics, and discusses their contribution to culture…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

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