Routledge Revivals: 10 Year Anniversary

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Routledge Revivals

Alan Jarvis, Publishing Director

‘‘I first got the idea for the revivals and reissues programme attending conferences and noticing that many papers were citing Routledge books that were no longer in print. This was an exciting time in academic book publishing because printing technology meant that the books we were publishing need never go out of print, and the arrival of ebooks meant that they were being disseminated digitally for the first time. This was great for the new books, but we clearly had a great backlist of titles which were still relevant and whose existence in print had been brought to a premature end, and which had never been available electronically. The revivals programme was designed to put that right.

Since then things have given further impetus to the project, for example having the books listed on Amazon and Google Scholar mean they are as discoverable as any other title. 

We have reissued nearly 12,000 titles and there are many more to come!"

Alyson Claffey, Editor

The Revivals programme represents a chance to archive and digitise past texts so that they are always available for current and future scholars to reference

Economic Development and the Role of Women : An Interdisciplinary Approach

By Ruth Taplin


1. How does it feel for "Economic Development and the Role of Women" to be re-issued?

It was excellent news to know one of my earliest books has been re-issued. This was one of my first attempts on a sustained basis to show how essential an interdisciplinary analysis is to understanding the role of women on both the macro and micro economic level, through the combination modes theory that I had developed after years of research at the London School of Economics for my PHD thesis.

2. It is 30 years this year since the book was first published. Do you feel this area of study has a wider or different appeal today, and why?

It seems to me that the pursuit of interdisciplinary analysis in literature has grown substantially, especially since the advent of nanotechnology - which by its very nature has to be interdisciplinary as it draws on medicine, engineering, physics, economics, biology and many other disciplines. The interdisciplinary approach continues to be required for multi-level analyses which cannot be addressed by uni-dimensional econometric approaches. The interdisciplinary approach is flourishing in regions of the world that are moving forward academically and in practitioner fields such as law, business and economics, for example, in South Africa, Namibia, Southern Africa in general and Poland.

3. What are the main developments in research in this subject area and how does your book relate to these recent developments?

The study of women's role in economic development globally has increased substantially. My book was one of the early attempts to analyse the economic role of women at the level of the global economy, state and household level, with a number of apposite case studies from my research abroad in various countries with very differing political economies. The combination modes theory continues to be relevant as a theoretical tool to continue such analysis as the theory is timeless, even if the conditions of women in the case studies has changed with a growing global economy.

4. What first attracted you to this topic as an area of study?

As long as I can remember I found statistical research lacking the tools of analysis to explain wider phenomenon such as cross-disciplinary subjects and in depth multi-level understanding of the global economy or intellectual property. Intellectual property, innovation and Corporate Governance are core areas of mine. Without an interdisciplinary approach based on empirical evidence, it seemed impossible to understand questions related to these areas. This is especially so as I was chosen in the UK to be a leader in the field of Japanese Studies, which in itself required historical, cultural, linguistic , legal and economic knowledge, especially when applied to intellectual property or the role of women in economic development.

It was also the case that while writing this book I was asked to become Editor of the English based Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics by a colleague at Exeter University, which I did for over 20 years. For the last 8 years I have founded and edited with founder members of the old journal, the Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics and Business Law (www.ijebl.co.uk). Therefore, I have had a lifelong connection to interdisciplinary studies both theoretically and empirically, which was first shown in book form in this Routledge Revival re-issue.

5. What do you think of the Routledge Revivals programme. Is it important to keep published work available?

In my estimation Routledge Revivals is an outstanding programme undertaken by few other publishers. Since my school days I always admired Routledge books and I hoped that one day I would be a Routledge Author (I am now a featured author of Routledge) as the authors published by Routledge often had a unique, pioneering and rigorous approach to facilitating understanding of the world around us. Routledge Revivals understands that while some books are very popular at a certain time there is an immense wealth of books, often in particular fields, that have and continue to make an invaluable contribution to the understanding of our world and are vital to this process. The books must not be forgotten but relished again and again by subsequent generations of readers

Espionage and Secrecy: The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom

By Rosamund Thomas, Ph.D.


1.How does it feel for “Espionage and Secrecy” to be re-issued after nearly 30 years?

“Espionage and Secrecy” took me 5 years full-time incisive research in the 1980s when I was a Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and in the Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge.The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the UK have not been revised extensively during the nearly 30 years since this book was first published by Routledge in 1991, so this legislation remains the current UK criminal law covering offences notably of espionage (section 1) and unauthorised disclosures of official information (section 2) and other offences intended to protect against, and to punish offenders of, such crimes.

My book “Espionage and Secrecy” concentrates principally on the UK espionage provisions (section 1), and still today there is little or no serious analysis available of this section from other sources. My original Routledge book “Espionage and Secrecy”of 1991 sold out, so it is important to have this revival edition, especially when espionage cases are still occurring in the UK.

2. Do you feel this area of study has a wider or different appeal today, and why?

The threat of espionage did not end in the 1990s with the collapse of Soviet Communism, as the MI5 official website points out. Espionage against UK interests is potentially very damaging and still continues today. Espionage involves obtaining information that is not normally publicly available, and human agents or technical means (for example, computer hacking) may be used to obtain such information for the benefit of a foreign power to the detriment of the United Kingdom.

So, this area of study continues to have a wide appeal today for the protection of the interests of the UK.

3. What are the main developments in research in this subject area and how does my book relate to these recent developments?

The main recent developments in this subject area of espionage and secrecy are in practice rather than research – that is, practical cases of espionage that have arisen, some still under investigation. For example, in September 2017, the Metropolitan Police announced the arrest in London of a UK Government contractor suspected of having committed an offence under section 1 of the UK Official Secrets Act, 1911 (the espionage section). Reporting restrictions are now said to be in force. And, in June 2018, a former Rolls Royce engineer (Bryn Jones) was arrested under the UK Official Secrets Act for allegedly plotting to steal secrets relating to Britain`s new F-35 stealth fighter jet for the benefit of China .Although the F-35 combat jet is manufactured by US Lockheed Martin, Rolls-Royce provides certain equipment for the jet.

Britain is not alone facing threats of espionage. My book “Espionage and Secrecy” refers to members of the US Walker family spy ring, who, in the 1980s, included John Walker, Jr, who was found guilty of espionage crimes for the Soviet Union. Recent developments in US espionage cases involve a former CIA case officer convicted in June 2018 of betraying his country to spy on behalf of China.

4. What do you want your audience to take away from your book?

I want my audience to take away from my book a sound knowledge and understanding of the UK Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989, especially how espionage cases are treated under the UK criminal law. To achieve this understanding my book analyses in detail key phrases in this criminal law, especially the espionage section 1 which previous publications have not examined. My book also illustrates, with photographs, a number of persons found guilty in the UK of espionage, from which the damage to UK national security is clearly evident – for example, Geoffrey Prime, formerly employed at GCHQ, pleaded guilty at his trial in 1982 to spying for the Russians; and Michael Bettaney, then an MI5 officer, convicted in 1984 of espionage, and acts preparatory to espionage, under the UK Official Secrets Acts.

5. What first attracted you to this topic as an area of study?

I was attracted firstly to the issue of information law in general, including privacy and authorised access to Government information, such as freedom of information legislation, and I published in these areas. However, it became clear to me that people having access to UK security information and passing it to a foreign power for the latter`s benefit – that is espionage – could seriously undermine the interests of the State. Yet, there was a dearth of published works explaining section 1 (the espionage provision) of the UK Official Secrets Act. Thus, I moved my area of research from information law in general to the UK Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989, in particular focusing on explaining the espionage provisions and illustrating them with case examples.

The Law Commission (England and Wales) published a consultation paper in February 2017 on possible reforms of the UK Official Secrets Acts setting out its suggestions. However, with the Brexit legislative agenda, it is unlikely that reforms will be imminent, if at all at this stage.

6. What do you think of the Routledge Revivals programme?Is it important to keep published work available?

Certain books take several years of research before their original publication. Especially if book contents remain current, but a book is no longer in print, as in the case of my book “Espionage and Secrecy”, the Routledge Revivals programme is an excellent way of re-introducing knowledge to a new audience. It is important to keep published works available for readers to purchase, who may have missed a published work the first time around and it has gone out-of-print.

The People of Taihang: An Anthology of Family Histories

By Sidney Leonard Greenblatt


1. "The People of Taihang" was first published in 1972 and has been selected to be re-issued as part of the Routledge Revivals programme, how does it feel for it to be re-issued some 40 years later?

I am excited the book is coming out again! I thought the book was worth translating almost four decades ago and believe that what it tells us about the values of Chinese society in the 1960s is still important.

2. As the book was first published in 1972, do you feel it will have a wider/different appeal now?

If anything, it should have a wider appeal now than in 1972. The book helps one understand the appeal of the Chinese Communist Party to the masses in the 1960s and the forms of behaviour that won their approval and support.

3. Can you tell us a bit about how this book came about and why you chose to publish this anthology?

As the editor of Chinese Sociology and Anthropology (M.E. Sharpe), I was reading articles written mainly during the 1950s and 1960s in the People’s Republic of China and selecting for translation those I thought would be of particular interest to scholars in the West. Reading a wide range of articles, I noticed the importance of role modelling. At the time, I was also reading the work of the historian David Nivison who pointed out the roots of Chinese Communist role-modelling in Neo-Confucian thought. I was especially attracted to the portrayal of the exemplary actions of PLA soldiers and villagers in "The People of Taihang". In this history of the PLA soldiers in the Taihang region, the author relates the kindness of the villagers in providing food, medical care, and comfort and the soldiers responding to their peasant hosts as if they were members of their own families. At the time, I thought it was important that scholars in the West understand how Chinese writers were portraying this period.

4. Do you feel this area of study is still important for students of Asian Studies and Anthropology, and if so why?

It is important because it helps one understand the history of relationships between different groups and classes in Chinese society and sheds light on Chinese society today.

6. Can you tell us an unusual fact about yourself and/or this book?

My first academic position was in the Department of Sociology at Drew University. I left Drew in the early 1980s to become a Consultant to various institutions and businesses who wanted closer ties with China. For a number of years, I acted as translator and interpreter for educational institutions, private firms, travel agencies, medical associations, and the National Committee on US-China Relations frequently traveling to China and hosting delegations from the PRC in the USA. This career ended in 1989 when I joined Syracuse University’s Office of International Services. After my retirement in 2007, I taught in Syracuse University’s program in Asian and Asian American Studies until my second retirement in 2010. Since then, I have continued to be associated with international students in English conversation classes at Syracuse University and now spend some of the winter months living in India.

7. Who do you think would be interested in reading this book and why?

This book will be of interest to students of Chinese history, politics, and society. It is especially relevant for anyone researching the People’s Liberation Army, the early days of the People’s Republic of China, and the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party. On the one hand, the book can be read as a history of the years before the PRC came into power, and on the other, as a propaganda piece of the new government. It will also appeal to students and scholars studying the persistence of Confucian ideals in Chinese society.

8. Are there any stories or family histories that stay in your mind from the book?

The stories that I recall most vividly are about the relationships between PLA soldiers and the women in the villages they occupied. In "The People of Taihang", the soldiers treated the women with great respect, always addressing them in kinship terms. However, in the mid-1950s Chinese women’s magazine carried articles by women complaining that their husbands -- PLA soldiers who had lived in rural areas -- married second wives from the areas to which they were posted. This leaves one wondering whether the exemplary behaviour in "The People of Taihang" was an accurate portrayal.

9. Are you working on any publishing or research projects at the moment? If so, can you tell us a little about them?

In my retirement, my interest has shifted to mentoring young people. I have a long-standing interest in migration and now that I live in India every year for a few months am able to expand my understanding of forced and voluntary migration.

10. The book was designed to bring an insight into rural life to a new generation of Chinese youths, do you feel that this work would still be insightful for the Chinese youth generation now?

I think so because Chinese youth today are also in motion: crossing rural and urban boundaries in search of education and jobs. With the transition to new areas come problems of adjustment to unfamiliar dialects, institutions, and social and work roles. "The People of Taihang "is an engaging portrayal of an earlier generation that negotiated new surroundings by extending the norms and values of kinship to strangers.

Routledge Revivals 18th Century Literature Bundle

Routledge Revivals 18th Century Literature Bundle

1st Edition

by Various

This bundle of 16 volumes brings together a number of prominent works examining and exploring areas of eighteenth century literature. The collection includes volumes on Jane Austen, Jonathan Swift, William Wordsworth and William Blake, as well as a critical look at key issues during this time, including literary thought, political ideology and societal convention and the role of women during this period.

The collection focuses on both key novels and poetry of the eighteenth century, and looks at smaller areas of the period, such as the introduction of environmentalism in Romantic literature and the place of women in eighteenth century society.

Hardback – 2018-11-27 
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Routledge Revivals 17th Century Literature Bundle

Routledge Revivals 17th Century Literature Bundle

1st Edition

by Various

This bundle of 23 titles brings together a number of prominent works examining and exploring areas of seventeenth century literature. The collection includes volumes on William Shakespeare, John Milton, John Donne and Andrew Marvell, as well as a critical look at key issues during this time, including literary thought, political ideology and societal convention and the role of women during this period.

This comprehensive collection provides an essential and comprehensive look at literature during the Seventeenth century, and will be a useful and fascinating collection for any students studying the Early Modern period.

Hardback – 2018-10-30
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Psychology Revivals

Psychology Revivals is a new initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Encompassing a vast range from across the Behavioural Sciences, Psychology Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with Routledge and Psychology Press, restoring to print books by some of the most influential scholars of the last 120 years.

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    New Directions in Social Theory, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Elliott

    Originally published in 2003, Critical Visions develops a wide-ranging analysis of key issues and debates in contemporary social theory. Drawing social theory, cultural studies, and psychoanalysis together in a bold configuration, the book challenges the widespread view that social theory seems to…

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    Routledge Revivals: Anthony Elliott: Early Works in Social Theory

  • Psychoanalysis at its Limits

    Navigating the Postmodern Turn, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Elliott, Charles Spezzano

    Has psychoanalysis become postmodern? How are the various schools of psychoanalysis being altered by postmodernism? What role does psychoanalysis have to play in the cultural debate in postmodern times? Originally published in 2000, Psychoanalysis at its Limits offers a stimulating account of the…

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  • Social Theory and Psychoanalysis in Transition

    Self and Society from Freud to Kristeva, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Elliott

    Originally published in 1999 Social Theory and Psychoanalysis in Transition is a benchmark critique of Freudian theory in which a dialogue between the Frankfurt School, the Lacanian tradition and post-Lacanian developments in critical and feminist theory is developed. Considering afresh the…

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  • Learning and Visual Communication

    1st Edition

    By David Sless

    Originally published in 1981, Learning and Visual Communication is about how to use visual communication in education. It offers visual forms of communication. In order to do this it draws on recent research - at the time of publication - in psychology, philosophy, semiotics, cultural…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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  • Social Work

    An Outline for the Intending Student, 1st Edition

    By Noel Timms

    Originally published in 1970, Social Work is an introduction for students and others who are thinking of taking up social work, or who want to know what social work is. The book begins by outlining the development of social work in the United Kingdom. It describes the methods social workers use,…

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    Routledge Revivals: Noel Timms

  • Recording in Social Work

    1st Edition

    By Noel Timms

    Originally published in 1972 Recording in Social Work looks at how recording has always been claimed as one of the necessary activities of social workers, whatever form of social work they undertake. The book deals systematically with recording, and the theory and practice recording takes, as well…

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    Routledge Revivals: Noel Timms

  • Perspectives in Social Work

    1st Edition

    By Noel Timms, Rita Timms

    Perspectives in Social Work was originally published in 1977 and provides a text for social workers in training to use. The book argues for a more philosophical approach to both understanding and doing social work and seeks to establish simple and basic elements in social work, asking questions…

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  • The Receiving End

    1st Edition

    Edited by Noel Timms

    Originally published in 1973, The Receiving End looks at the British welfare services for deprived children. The book is comprised of essays from individuals that have been on the receiving end of the social help agencies, such as adoption societies, fostering agencies and children’s homes. Each…

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  • Language of Social Casework

    1st Edition

    By Noel Timms

    Originally published in 1968, Language of Social Casework considers the way in which social workers commonly neglect language. It is suggested that part of this neglect is due to the ways in which social workers and their critics envisage the activity of social work. The traditional criticisms of…

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  • Philosophy in Social Work

    1st Edition

    Edited by Noel Timms, David Watson

    Originally published in 1978, Philosophy in Social Work is a collection of papers that invites reflective consideration of the philosophical issues arising out of social work. The work stemmed from a series of meetings at the University of Glasgow, designed to encourage philosophers to look at…

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    Routledge Revivals: Noel Timms

  • Social Work Values

    An Enquiry, 1st Edition

    By Noel Timms

    Originally published in 1983 Social Work Values is a sustained enquiry about the present situation of social work. It describes the treatment of social work values in the social work literature and in research, and pursues three distinct avenues towards an improvement on the present…

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  • Psychiatric Social Work in Great Britain

    1939-1962, 1st Edition

    By Noel Timms

    Originally published in 1964 Psychiatric Social Work looks at psychiatric social work as an established form of professional social work in Great Britain, as well as the mental health policy introduced at the time of the book’s publication. The book looks at how social workers in the 1960s were…

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  • Routledge Revivals: Peacebuilding and National Ownership in Timor-Leste (2013)

    1st Edition

    By Sukehiro Hasegawa

    Originally published in 2013, Peacebuilding and National Ownership in Timor-Leste is an insightful, analytical presentation of developments that took place in Timor-Leste from July 2002 to September 2006. It reflects an intimate knowledge of events during this period and provides a detailed focus…

    Hardback – 2018-07-27
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  • Post-Marxist Marxism

    Questioning the Answer, 1st Edition

    By John Baldacchino

    Originally published in 1996, Post-Marxist Marxism is a discussion of realism in a Post-Marxist context. The book argues that this discussion must take two simultaneous routes: recognizing deconstruction as the tool of enquiry to disentangle the insufficiency of contemporary answers in political…

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  • Easels of Utopia

    Art's Fact Returned, 1st Edition

    By John Baldacchino

    Originally published in 1998, Easels of Utopia presents a discussion of art's duration and contingency within the avant garde's aesthetic parameters, which throughout this century have constructed, influenced, and informed our definitions of modernity. In this context the book reads Umberto…

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  • Order from Confusion Sprung

    Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature from Swift to Cowper, 1st Edition

    By Claude Rawson

    Originally published in 1985, Order From Confusion Sprung brings together some of Claude Rawson's more important essays and articles on eighteenth-century subjects, most belong to the last decade or so, but a few earlier pieces have also been included. Swift, Pope and Fielding are extensively…

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  • Dictionary of Social Welfare

    1st Edition

    By Noel W Timms, Rita Timms

    First published in 1982, this dictionary offers a practical aid to students of social work and of social policy in their conversation about social welfare. It explains the meaning or range of meanings of common terms and explains their applications in welfare, legislation, policy and use by welfare…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
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  • The Drama of Love and Death

    A Study of Human Evolution and Transfiguration, 1st Edition

    By Edward Carpenter

    Love and Death are two major facets of the whole of human existence and in The Drama of Love and Death, Carpenter attempts to analyse the interplay of love and death in everyday life. Originally published in 1912, this study focuses on how love and death are perceived and treated in the history of…

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    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • England's Ideal and Other Papers on Social Subjects

    1st Edition

    By Edward Carpenter

    Originally published in 1887, Edward Carpenter’s England’s Ideal and other Papers on Social Subjects is a collection of his essays in the field of Social Science with a focus on English society at the time of writing. His writing was so influential that there was a near constant demand in the late…

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  • Towards Industrial Freedom

    1st Edition

    By Edward Carpenter

    Originally published in 1917 in the midst of World War I, Carpenter argues that industry in pre-war Britain was simply exploitation of labour for private gain and attempts to look toward a future with more socialist values. The papers in this study explore the negative aspects of industrial life…

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