Ashgate Joins Routledge

We are delighted to welcome Ashgate Publishing and Gower books into the Taylor & Francis Group.

With nearly 50 years of distinguished publishing in the Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, Ashgate complements Routledge’s commitment to support academic research and scholarly publishing.  Ashgate is a leading research publisher in Art History, Music, History, Social Work, Politics, Literary Studies, and many other disciplines.  Routledge is also now home to Ashgate's imprint, Gower Publishing, one of the world’s leading publishers of specialist business and management books and resources.

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Literature

Music

  • The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War

    Edited by James A Davis

    In 1864, Union soldier Charles George described a charge into battle by General Phil Sheridan: Such a picture of earnestness and determination I never saw as he showed as he came in sight of the battle field . . . What a scene for a painter! These words proved prophetic, as Sheridan’s desperate…

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  • Listening in Action

    Teaching Music in the Digital Age

    By Rebecca M Rinsema

    In an age when students come to class with more varied music listening preferences and experiences than ever before, music educators often find themselves at a loss for how to connect with their students. This book provides the beginnings of a solution to this problem by characterizing students'…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
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    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Contemporary Worship Music and Everyday Musical Lives

    By Mark Porter

    Whilst Contemporary Worship Music arose out of a desire to relate the music of the church to the music of everyday life, this function can quickly be called into question by the diversity of musical lives present in contemporary society. Mark Porter examines the relationship between individuals’…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
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    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • Thomas Adès: Asyla

    By Edward Venn

    Thomas Adès (b. 1971) is an established international composer and performer, with both popular and critical acclaim. From being hailed as the ’next Benjamin Britten’ to his success as the youngest composer to feature at the Royal Opera House (with his second opera, The Tempest), Adès has continued…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
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    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Pierre Boulez and the Piano

    A Study in Style and Technique

    By Peter O'Hagan

    Pierre Boulez's first piano pieces date from his youth, prior to his studies in Paris with Messiaen, and his subsequent meteoric rise to international acclaim as the leader of the musical avant garde during the 1950s. His most recent published work is a solo piano piece, Incises, written some sixty…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
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  • Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven

    By Martin Nedbal

    This book explores how the Enlightenment aesthetics of theater as a moral institution influenced cultural politics and operatic developments in Vienna between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Moralistic viewpoints were particularly important in eighteenth-century debates about…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
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    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain

    By Matthew Machin-Autenrieth

    Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain explores the relationship between regional identity politics and flamenco in Andalusia, the southernmost autonomous community of Spain. In recent years, the Andalusian Government has embarked on an ambitious project aimed at developing…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
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    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music, Technology, and Education

    Critical Perspectives

    By Andrew King, Evangelos Himonides

    The use of technology in music and education can no longer be described as a recent development. Music learners actively engage with technology in their music making, regardless of the opportunities afforded to them in formal settings. This volume draws together critical perspectives in three…

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    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Music in The Girl's Own Paper: An Annotated Catalogue, 1880–1910

    By Judith Barger

    Nineteenth-century British periodicals for girls and women offer a wealth of material to understand how girls and women fit into their social and cultural worlds, of which music making was an important part. The Girl's Own Paper, first published in 1880, stands out because of its rich musical…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
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    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque

    By Peter Edwards

    György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (1974-77, revised 1996) has firmly consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, which has familiarised a growing audience with the eclectic score.…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
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    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue

    By Anatoly P Milka

    Edited by Esti Sheinberg

    The enigmatic character of The Art of Fugue became apparent as early as in its first edition, printed more than a year after the composer’s death. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who published both the first and the second editions, raised several unsolved questions regarding this opus. Anatoly P Milka…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18 
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  • Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music

    Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts

    Edited by Mohd Anis Md Nor, Kendra Stepputat

    Performing arts in most parts of Maritime Southeast Asia are seen as an entity, where music and dance, sound and movement, acoustic and tactile elements intermingle and complement each other. Although this fact is widely known and referenced, most scholarly works in the performing arts so far have…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13 
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    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Tonic to the Nation: Making English Music in the Festival of Britain

    By Nathaniel G. Lew

    Long remembered chiefly for its modernist exhibitions on the South Bank in London, the 1951 Festival of Britain also showcased British artistic creativity in all its forms. In Tonic to the Nation, Nathaniel G. Lew tells the story of the English classical music and opera composed and revived for the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08 
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  • Perspectives on the Music of Christopher Fox

    Straight Lines in Broken Times

    Edited by Rose Dodd

    Christopher Fox (1955) has emerged as one of the most fascinating composers of the post-war generation. His spirit of experimentalism pervades an oeuvre in which he has blithely created his own version of a range of contemporary musical practices. In his work many of the major expressions of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06 
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  • Coherence in New Music: Experience, Aesthetics, Analysis

    By Mark Hutchinson

    What does it mean to talk about musical coherence at the end of a century characterised by fragmentation and discontinuity? How can the diverse influences which stand behind the works of many late twentieth-century composers be reconciled with the singular immediacy of the experiences that they can…

    Hardback – 2016-07-01 
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  • Karlheinz Stockhausen: Zeitmaße

    By Jerome Kohl

    Zeitmaße is one of a group of four acknowledged masterpieces composed between 1955-57 that together established Karlheinz Stockhausen as the leading figure in the European avant-garde. Of the four works, it is the only one that has not been thoroughly analysed from the composer's sketches, and for…

    Pack - Book & CD – 2016-06-28 
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    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Musicians and their Audiences

    By Ioannis Tsioulakis, Elina Hytönen-Ng

    How do musicians play and talk to audiences? Why do audiences listen and what happens when they talk back? How do new (and old) technologies affect this interplay? This book presents a long overdue examination of the turbulent relationship between musicians and audiences. Key contributions of this…

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  • Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality

    Interdisciplinary Approaches

    Edited by Florian Heesch, Niall Scott

    Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality brings together a collection of original, interdisciplinary, critical essays exploring the negotiated place of gender and sexuality in heavy metal music and its culture. Scholars debate the current state of play concerning masculinities, femininities, queerness,…

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    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Contemporary Music and Spirituality

    Edited by Robert Sholl, Sander Van Maas

    The flourishing of religious or spiritually-inspired music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries remains largely unexplored. The engagement and tensions between modernism and tradition, and institutionalized religion and spirituality are inherent issues for many composers who have…

    Hardback – 2016-06-27 
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  • Creative Teaching for Creative Learning in Higher Music Education

    Edited by Elizabeth Haddon, Pamela Burnard

    This edited volume explores how selected researchers, students and academics name and frame creative teaching and learning as constructed through the rationalities, practices, relationships, events, objects and systems that are brought to educational sites and developed by learning communities. The…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16 
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    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300–1918

    Edited by Kirsten Gibson, Ian Biddle

    Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918 presents a range of historical case studies on the sounding worlds of the European past. The chapters in this volume explore ways of thinking about sound historically, and seek to understand how people have understood and…

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  • The Tangible in Music

    The Tactile Learning of a Musical Instrument

    By Marko Aho

    In the age of digital music it seems striking that so many of us still want to produce music concretely with our bodies, through the movement of our limbs, lungs and fingers, in contact with those materials and objects which are capable of producing sounds. The huge sales figures of musical…

    Hardback – 2016-06-09 
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    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China

    By Wai-Chung Ho

    Wai-Chung Ho is a Professor in the Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University and is recognized as the leading expert in music education in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Ho has addressed a broad array of themes in the sociology of music and music education in frequent contributions to…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01 
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    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Music's Immanent Future

    The Deleuzian Turn in Music Studies

    Edited by Sally Macarthur, Judy Lochhead, Jennifer Shaw

    The conversations generated by the chapters in Music's Immanent Future grapple with some of music's paradoxes: that music of the Western art canon is viewed as timeless and universal while other kinds of music are seen as transitory and ephemeral; that in order to make sense of music we need…

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Politics

  • Media in Process

    Transformation and Democratic Transition

    Edited by Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel

    The post-communist development of media systems has been uneven in the countries of the region. Television and newspapers, combined with the emergence of social media have had great influence on the political debate in various countries. Ownership of the media has been a factor in many instances.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06 
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    Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series

  • The Good Drone

    By Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert

    While the military use of drones has been the subject of much scrutiny, the use of drones for humanitarian purposes has so far received little attention. As the starting point for this study, it is argued that the prospect of using drones for humanitarian and other life-saving activities has…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
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    Emerging Technologies, Ethics and International Affairs

  • Rethinking Hobbes and Kant

    The Role and Consequences of Assumption in Political Theory

    By Chia-Yu Chou

    Rethinking Hobbes and Kant argues that predominant approaches to the theoretical relationship between Hobbes and Kant have reached conclusions that were pre-digested in assumptions about the ‘isms’ which these two writers are propounding. Chou shows how these assumptions have inhibited commentators…

    Hardback – 2016-08-12 
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    Rethinking Political and International Theory

  • Global Media and Public Diplomacy in Sino-Western Relations

    Edited by Jia Gao, Catherine Ingram, Pookong Kee

    Many researchers and China observers would agree that understanding how China pursues global communication is critical for assessing its growing soft power. While soft power as a concept has, in many ways, become almost inextricably linked with the PRC's (People's Republic of China) international…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09 
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    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • The State of Palestine

    A Critical Analysis

    By Philip Leech

    The Palestinian national movement reached a dead end and came close to disintegration at the beginning of the present century. This critical analysis of internal Palestinian politics in the West Bank traces the re-emergence of the Palestinian Authority's established elite in the aftermath of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08 
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  • The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics

    By Sergei Prozorov, Simona Rentea

    The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the social sciences. Inaugurated by Michel Foucault’s genealogical research on the governance of sexuality, crime and mental illness in modern Europe, the research on biopolitics has developed into a broader interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08 
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  • The European Neighbourhood Policy in a Comparative Perspective

    Models, Challenges, Lessons

    By Sieglinde Gstohl

    The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) has evolved into one of the European Union's major foreign policy instruments and received considerable attention. However, other EU neighbourhood policies, and their relevance for the ENP, also require examination. The Arab uprisings, civil wars in Libya and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
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  • Torn Between East and West

    Europe's Border States

    By Iulian Chifu, Simona Tutuianu

    This book is a very timely account of the legal, economic and political consequences for border states caught in the current tug-of-war between the West and Russia. The Ukraine crisis of 2014 focused policy-makers’ attention on a geographical area full of dangers that had gone relatively unnoticed…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
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  • The European Union Decoded

    Challenges Beneath the Surface

    By Maria Lorca-Susino

    The European Union (EU) and the Eurozone became the economic integration example to follow for years. However, the worldwide economic crisis that unfolded in 2007 put the whole economic integration process in question, the European project in jeopardy and the euro under pressure, with serious…

    Hardback – 2016-07-22 
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    The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

  • The Swedish Presence in Afghanistan

    Security and Defence Transformation

    By Arita Holmberg, Jan Hallenberg

    This book delivers on two analytical levels. First, it is a broad study of Sweden as an international actor, an actor that at least for a brief period tried to play a different international role than that to which it was accustomed. Second, the book problematizes the role of international military…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21 
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    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • Entangled Heritages

    Postcolonial Perspectives on the Uses of the Past in Latin America

    By Olaf Kaltmeier, Mario Rufer

    Relying on the concept of a shared history, this book argues that we can speak of a shared heritage that is common in terms of the basic grammar of heritage and articulated histories, but divided alongside the basic difference between colonizers and colonized. This problematic is also evident in…

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    InterAmerican Research: Contact, Communication, Conflict

  • Nation, Ethnicity and the Conflict in Afghanistan

    By Raghav Sharma

    Ethnic and tribal loyalties in Afghanistan provided the lethal cocktail for the violent conflict that engulfed the country following the collapse of the Soviet backed government in 1992. The ensuing fighting between mujahideen groups paved the way for the tectonic social and political shifts, which…

    Hardback – 2016-07-15 
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  • Negotiating Social Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Semiperipheral Entanglements

    By Stef Jansen, Čarna Brković, Vanja Čelebičić

    Exploring recent configurations of social relations in post-socialist, post-war, post-Yugoslav Bosnia and Herzegovina this collection of ethnographic research turns an analytical lens on questions of sociality. Contributions based on long-term, in-depth research projects explore how people in…

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    Southeast European Studies

  • Nation Building in Kurdistan

    Memory, Genocide and Human Rights

    By Mohammed Ihsan

    The Kurdish people and the Kurdish Regional Government faced huge challenges rebuilding their nation and identity after the atrocities and human rights abuses committed by Saddam Hussein and his regime. In 2005 a new Iraqi constitution recognised as genocide the persecution of Faylee Kurds, the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07 
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  • Moving Beyond Capitalism

    Edited by Cliff DuRand

    The book speaks to the widespread quest for concrete alternative ways forward 'beyond capitalism' in the face of the prevailing corporatocracy and a capitalist system in crisis. It examines a number of institutions and practices now being built in the nooks and crannies of present societies and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
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    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty

    A view from Europe

    By João Carlos Espada

    Joao Carlos Espada's provocative survey of a group of key Anglo-American and European political thinkers argues that there is a distinctive, Anglo-American tradition of liberty that is one of the core pillars of the Free World. Giving a broad overview of the tradition through summaries of the…

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  • The European Union and the Use of Military Force

    Uncovering the myths

    By Tommi Koivula

    Koivula examines the discursive space related to the use of military force by the European Union (EU). By examining the EU's relationship to its use of military force during the course of its history and by demonstrating that the contemporary discursive space of the EU military dimension is…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13 
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  • Civil Society Regionalization in Southern Africa

    The Cases of Trade and HIV/AIDS

    By Andréas Godsäter

    This book investigates civil society regionalization in Southern Africa. The point of departure is the study of 'new regionalism', which refers to the wave of regional integration globally since the 1980s. However, whilst the current regionalism studies undoubtedly contributes to a deeper…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31 
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    The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series

  • Negotiating Civil–Military Space

    Redefining Roles in an Unpredictable World

    By Marcia Byrom Hartwell

    This book begins discussion at a point where many civil–military conversations end. Hartwell identifies underlying dynamics, key issues, and challenges that civilian and military organizations encounter when negotiating their roles in real and virtual volatile environments. These include managing…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25
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  • Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism

    Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie

    By Kaarina Aitamurto

    Rodnoverie was one of the first new religious movements to emerge following the collapse of the Soviet Union, its development providing an important lens through which to view changes in post-Soviet religious and political life. Rodnovers view social and political issues as inseparably linked to…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20
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    Studies in Contemporary Russia

  • The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods

    Edited by Alison J. Williams, Neil Jenkings, Rachel Woodward, Matthew F. Rech

    This new handbook is about the practices of conducting research on military issues. As an edited collection, it brings together an extensive group of authors from a range of disciplinary perspectives whose chapters engage with the conceptual, practical and political questions raised when doing…

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  • Mobile and Entangled America(s)

    Edited by Maryemma Graham, Wilfried Raussert

    A superb combination of focused case studies and high level conceptual thinking, this volume is an important monument in the ongoing development of Inter-American studies The articles gathered here closely examine a wide variety of cultural phenomena implicated in the 'entanglements' which have…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06
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    InterAmerican Research: Contact, Communication, Conflict

  • India-US Relations in the Age of Uncertainty

    An uneasy courtship

    By B. M. Jain

    In the initial phase of the Obama administration, India’s ruling class and strategic community formed a perception that the spirit of strategic partnership between the two countries might be diluted on account of China looming large in the priorities of this administration. Despite…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03
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    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Space

    New Tools and Approaches

    By Rico Isaacs, Abel Polese

    Nation-building as a process is never complete and issues related to identity, nation, state and regime-building are recurrent in the post-Soviet region. This comparative, inter-disciplinary volume explores how nation-building tools emerged and evolved over the last twenty years. Featuring in-depth…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25
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    Post-Soviet Politics

Religion

  • 'Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective

    New and Minority Religions

    Edited by Eugene V. Gallagher

    'Cult Wars' in Historical Perspective  provides a broad characterization of the shifting religious contours over the past several decades. Offering an assessment of several important topics in the study of new religions, this book explores developments in well-known groups such as the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21 
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    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Renewing Spiritual Perception with Jonathan Edwards

    Contemporary Philosophy and the Theological Psychology of Transforming Grace

    By Ray S. Yeo

    Jonathan Edwards’ theologically sophisticated psychology of grace remains one of the deepest and most fertile theological psychologies in the Protestant tradition. The heart of his account lies in his foundational doctrine of spiritual perception where he locates the psychological core of the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-29 
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    Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology

  • Visioning New and Minority Religions

    Projecting the Future

    Edited by Eugene V. Gallagher

    Rather than being ephemeral fads, new religious movements (NRMs) have always been and will always be with us. So will the study of them. Offering an assesment of the state-of-the-field of the study of NRMs, Visioning New and Minority Religions begins by considering the analytical tools for the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
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    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Visioning New and Minority Religions

    Projecting the Future

    Edited by Eugene V. Gallagher

    Rather than being ephemeral fads, new religious movements (NRMs) have always been and will always be with us. So will the study of them. Offering an assesment of the state-of-the-field of the study of NRMs,Visioning New and Minority Religions begins by considering the analytical tools for the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28 
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    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Christian Churches in European Integration

    By Sergei A. Mudrov

    All too often religion is largely ignored as a driver of identity formation in the European context, whereas in reality Christian Churches are central players in European identity formation at the national and continental level. Christian Churches in European Integration challenges this tendency,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23 
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  • Sports Chaplaincy

    Trends, Issues and Debates

    Edited by Andrew Parker, Nick J. Watson, John B. White

    This ground-breaking book provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of sports chaplaincy in a global context. Written in an accessible style, yet based on academic evidence and theory, the contributors include those leading major national chaplaincy organisations located in the UK,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20 
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  • Biblical Portraits of Exile

    A philosophical reading

    By Abi Doukhan

    Exile constitutes one of the most central experiences in the Bible, notably in the book of Genesis. The question has rarely been asked however as to why exile plays such an important role in the lives of Biblical characters. Biblical Portraits of Exile proposes a philosophical reading largely…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20 
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  • Sports Chaplaincy

    Trends, Issues and Debates

    Edited by Andrew Parker, Nick J. Watson, John B. White

    This ground-breaking book provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of sports chaplaincy in a global context. Written in an accessible style, yet based on academic evidence and theory, the contributors include those leading major national chaplaincy organisations located in the UK,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20 
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  • The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work

    From Tabernacle to Eucharist

    By Jeremy Kidwell

    An important reconceptualisation is taking place in the way people express creativity, work together, and engage in labour; particularly, suggests Kidwell, a surprising resurgence in recent years of manual and craft work. Noting the wide array of outlets that now market hand-made goods and the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-17 
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  • The Holy Spirit and the Church

    Ecumenical Reflections with a Pastoral Perspective

    Edited by Thomas Hughson

    Advancing strong, scholarly discussion on the Holy Spirit and the church in the context of the ecumenical movement, six theologians in five different churches offer new theological and pastoral insights into the work of the Holy Spirit in the churches of Christianity, in ecumenism, and in witness.…

    Hardback – 2016-06-14 
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    Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • Christianity and Controversies over Homosexuality in Contemporary Africa

    Edited by Ezra Chitando, Adriaan van Klinken

    Issues of homosexuality are the subject of public and political controversy in many African societies today. Frequently, these controversies receive widespread attention both locally and globally, such as with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. In the international media, these cases tend to be…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31 
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    Religion in Modern Africa

  • God in a Single Vision

    Integrating Philosophy and Theology

    By David Brown, Christopher R. Brewer, Robert MacSwain

    In the ancient conversation between Western philosophy and Christian theology, powerful contemporary voices are arguing for monologue rather than dialogue. Instead of these two disciplines learning from and mutually informing each other, both philosophers and theologians are increasingly…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31 
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  • God in a Single Vision

    Integrating Philosophy and Theology

    By David Brown, Christopher R. Brewer, Robert MacSwain

    In the ancient conversation between Western philosophy and Christian theology, powerful contemporary voices are arguing for monologue rather than dialogue. Instead of these two disciplines learning from and mutually informing each other, both philosophers and theologians are increasingly…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 
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  • Theology and the Experience of Disability

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Voices Down Under

    Edited by Andrew Picard, Myk Habets

    The Christian gospel compels humanity to embrace deeper ways of being human together that will overcome false divisions and exclusions in search of flourishing and graced communities. Presenting both short narratives emerging out of theological reflection on experience and analytical essays arising…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20
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  • The Intelligent Design Debate and the Temptation of Scientism

    By Erkki Vesa Rope Kojonen

    The controversy over Intelligent Design (ID) has now continued for over two decades, with no signs of ending. For its defenders, ID is revolutionary new science, and its opposition is merely ideological. For its critics, ID is both bad science and bad theology. But the polemical nature of the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11
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    Ashgate Science and Religion Series

  • Art and the Church: A Fractious Embrace

    Ecclesiastical Encounters with Contemporary Art

    By Jonathan Koestlé-Cate

    A vibrant critical exchange between contemporary art and Christianity is being increasingly prompted by an expanding programme of art installations and commissions for ecclesiastical spaces. Rather than 'religious art' reflecting Christian ideology, current practices frequently initiate projects…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03
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  • Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa

    Edited by Adriaan van Klinken, Ezra Chitando

    Issues of same-sex relationships and gay and lesbian rights are the subject of public and political controversy in many African societies today. Frequently, these controversies receive widespread attention both locally and globally, such as with the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. In the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28
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    Religion in Modern Africa

  • Religion and Non-Religion among Australian Aboriginal Peoples

    Edited by James L. Cox, Adam Possamai

    Offering a significant contribution to the emerging field of 'Non-Religion Studies', Religion and Non-Religion among Australian Aboriginal Peoples draws on Australian 2011 Census statistics to ask whether the Indigenous Australian population, like the wider Australian society, is becoming…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25
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    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Eucharist Shaping and Hebert’s Liturgy and Society

    Church, Mission and Personhood

    By Andrew Bishop

    The contemporary Church of England is wrestling with issues around the relationship between its worship and mission and relating both to wider society. Much of this hinges on an understanding of the nature of the Church. Gabriel Hebert's seminal book Liturgy and Society (1935) took as its subtitle,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
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    Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

  • Natural Theology Reconfigured

    Confucian Axiology and American Pragmatism

    By Zhiqiu Xu

    Classic natural theology in its logical, rational, Aristotelian presentation has encountered an impasse. Since the Enlightenment, nature has ceased to be a vital topic in theological discussions until a recent revival of interest stemming from ecological and feminist concerns. Provocatively…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
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  • Divine Power and Evil

    A Reply to Process Theodicy

    By Kenneth K. Pak

    Evil perplexes us all and threatens to undermine the meaningfulness of our existence. How can we reconcile the reality of evil with the notion of a God who is perfectly good and powerful? Process theodicy, whose foremost proponent is David Griffin, suggests one answer: because every being possesses…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04
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    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • (Un)Believing in Modern Society

    Religion, Spirituality, and Religious-Secular Competition

    By Jörg Stolz, Judith Könemann, Mallory Schneuwly Purdie, Thomas Englberger, Michael Krüggeler

    This landmark study in the sociology of religion sheds new light on the question of what has happened to religion and spirituality since the 1960s in modern societies. Exposing several analytical weaknesses of today's sociology of religion, (Un)Believing in Modern Society presents a new theory of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
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  • Literature and Theology as a Grammar of Assent

    By David Jasper

    Examining the roots of the relationship between literature and theology, this book offers the first serious attempt to probe the deep theological purposes of the study of literature. Through an exploration of themes of evil, forgiveness, sacrament and what it means to be human, David Jasper draws…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18
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  • Virtue Ecclesiology

    An Exploration in The Good Church

    By John Fitzmaurice

    Critiquing a paradigm of growth within the church, this book contends that the church’s growth ethic should be replaced by one based on virtue. Drawing on the work of Sennett, Fromm, and Hauerwas, John Fitzmaurice argues that an approach taking growth to be the overriding task of the church is…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18
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    Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology

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  • The Silences of Science

    Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science

    Edited by Felicity Mellor, Stephen Webster

    Over the last half century scholars from a range of disciplines have attempted to theorise silence. Naively we tend to think of silence negatively, as a lack, an emptiness. Yet silence studies shows that silence is more than mere absence. All speech incorporates silence, not only in the gaps…

    Hardback – 2016-09-14 
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  • Gendered Bodies and Leisure

    The Practice and Performance of American Belly Dance

    By Rachel Kraus

    With its roots in Middle Eastern and North African dance, belly dance is a popular leisure activity in the West with women (and some men) of all ages and body types pursing the activity for diverse reasons. Drawing on empirical research, fieldwork, and interviews with participants, this book…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
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    Interactionist Currents

  • Neoliberal Bodies and the Gendered Fat Body

    By Hannele Harjunen

    In recent decades the rise of the so-called "global obesity epidemic" has led to fatness and fat bodies being debated incessantly in popular, professional, and academic arenas. Fatness and fat bodies are shamed and demonized, and the public monitoring, surveillance and outright policing by the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08 
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    Routledge Research in Gender and Society
    Gender, Bodies and Transformation

  • The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions

    An integrated approach

    By Ugo Dessì

    The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach explores how Japanese religions respond to the relativizing effects of globalization, thereby repositioning themselves as global players. Organized around concrete case studies focusing on the engagement of Japanese Buddhism,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04 
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    Global Connections

  • Translation and Travelling Theory

    Feminist Theory and Praxis in China

    By Dongchao Min

    Research has shown that feminist theory has flowed far more easily from North to South and from West to East, whist travel in other directions has proved almost non-existent. While the hegemony of US feminist theory has been challenged in Europe, for example, there remain many ’invisible’…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
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    The Feminist Imagination - Europe and Beyond

  • Evolution, Human Behaviour and Morality

    The Legacy of Westermarck

    Edited by Olli Lagerspetz, Jan Antfolk, Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist

    This book highlights the recent re-emergence of Edward Westermarck's work in modern approaches to morality and altruism, examining his importance as one of the founding fathers of anthropology and as a moral relativist, who identified our moral feelings with biologically-evolved retributive…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
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    Philosophy and Method in the Social Sciences

  • War Memory and Commemoration

    By Brad West

    In a period characterised by an unprecedented cultural engagement with the past, individuals, groups and nations are debating and experimenting with commemoration in order to find culturally relevant ways of remembering warfare, genocide and terrorism. This book examines such remembrances and the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-26 
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    Memory Studies: Global Constellations

  • Post-9/11 Heartland Horror

    Rural horror films in an era of urban terrorism

    By Victoria McCollum

    This book explores the resurgence of rural horror following the events of 9/11, as a number of filmmakers, inspired by the films of the 1970s, moved away from the characteristic industrial and urban settings of apocalyptic horror, to return to American heartland horror. Examining the revival of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11 
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    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Liquid Criminology

    Doing imaginative criminological research

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Sandra Walklate

    This book explores the ways in which criminological methods can be imaginatively deployed and developed in a world increasingly characterized by the blurred nature of social reality. Whilst recognizing the importance of positivist approaches and research techniques, it advocates a commitment to…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11 
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  • The Archive Project

    Archival Research in the Social Sciences

    By Niamh Moore, Andrea Salter, Liz Stanley, Maria Tamboukou

    Recent scholarship on archive research has raised questions concerning the character and impact of 'the archive' on how the traces of the past are researched, the use and analysis of different kinds of archived data, methodological approaches to the practicalities involved, and what kind of theory…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08 
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  • The Socio-Political Practice of Human Rights

    Between the Universal and the Particular

    By Kiran Kaur Grewal

    This book examines discourses of rights and practices of resistance in post-conflict societies, exploring the interaction between the international human rights framework and different actors seeking political and social change. Presenting detailed new case studies from Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
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    Global Connections

  • Performing Political Opposition in Russia

    The Case of the Youth Group Oborona

    By Laura Lyytikäinen

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Moscow and St. Petersburg among the political opposition’s youth group Oborona (Defence), this ground-breaking work brings forward a multifaceted and colourful image of the life of political opposition activists in a restricted political environment. Existing…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23 
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    The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

  • Culture, Ethnicity and Migration After Communism

    The Pontic Greeks

    By Anton Popov

    This book addresses the issue of emerging transnationalism in the conditions of post-socialism through focussing on migrants’ identity as a social construction resulting from their experience of the 'transnational circuit of culture' as well as from post-Soviet shifts in political and economic…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23 
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  • Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Popular Fantasy

    Beyond boy wizards and kick-ass chicks

    By Jude Roberts, Esther MacCallum-Stewart

    This book explores the ways in which contemporary writers, artists, directors, producers and fans use the opportunities offered by popular fantasy to exceed or challenge norms of gender and sexuality, focusing on a range of media, including television episodes and series, films, video games and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20 
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    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Food and the Risk Society

    The Power of Risk Perception

    By Charlotte Fabiansson, Stefan Fabiansson

    This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the current scientific knowledge concerning risks associated with food preparation, processing and consumption, with particular attention to the gap between scientific research and public perception. Examining the effects of food on the body from…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16 
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  • The Ritual of May Day in Western Europe

    Past, Present and Future

    By Abby Peterson, Herbert Reiter

    Eric Hobsbawm claimed that the international May Day, which dates back to a proclamation in 1889 by the Second International, 'is perhaps the most ambitious of labour rituals'. The first international May Day demonstrations in 1890 were widely celebrated across Europe and became the one day each…

    Hardback – 2016-06-10 
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    The Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest, and Culture

  • Eurocentrism at the Margins

    Encounters, Critics and Going Beyond

    By Lutfi Sunar

    Eurocentrism remains a prevailing feature of Western-dominated social scientific perspectives, tending to ignore alternative views originating outside the West and thus maintaining a form of scholarly hegemony. As such, there is an urgent need to reconsider Eurocentrism in social science, to ask…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20
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    Global Connections

  • Social Mobilization, Global Capitalism and Struggles over Food

    A Comparative Study of Social Movements

    By Renata Motta

    This book explores the transformation of Brazil and Argentina into two of the world’s largest producers of genetically modified (GM) crops. Systematically comparing their stories in order to explain their paths, differences, ruptures and changes, the author reveals that the emergence of the two…

    Hardback – 2016-05-13
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    Entangled Inequalities: Exploring Global Asymmetries

  • British Marxism and Cultural Studies

    Essays on a living tradition

    Edited by Philip Bounds, David Berry

    A comprehensive exploration of the profound influence of Marxist ideas on the development of Cultural Studies in Britain, this volume covers a century of Marxist writing, balancing synoptic accounts of the various schools of Marxist thought with detailed analyses of the most important writers.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11
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  • Humanitarian Rackets and their Moral Hazards

    The Case of the Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

    By Rayyar Marron

    The humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon has become one of the most populist causes in the world, yet the causes of the crisis have been misrepresented, whilst on-going humanitarian assistance could arguably be said to amplify problems that exist in the camps. Shedding…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
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  • From the Arab Other to the Israeli Self

    Palestinian Culture in the Making of Israeli National Identity

    By Yonatan Mendel, Ronald Ranta

    This book examines the role played by Arab-Palestinian culture and people in the construction and reproduction of Israeli national identity and culture, showing that it is impossible to understand modern Israeli national identity and culture without taking into account its crucial encounter and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07
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    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Diagnostic Cultures

    A Cultural Approach to the Pathologization of Modern Life

    By Svend Brinkmann

    Some studies estimate that each year, around a quarter of the population of Western countries will suffer from at least one mental disorder. Should this be interpreted as evidence for the progress of psychiatry, a discipline that is now able to identify and treat mental illnesses that have always…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06
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    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories

    Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence

    Edited by Ayşe Gül Altınay, Andrea Pető

    The twentieth century has been a century of wars, genocides and violent political conflict; a century of militarization and massive destruction. It has simultaneously been a century of feminist creativity and struggle worldwide, witnessing fundamental changes in the conceptions and everyday…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04
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    The Feminist Imagination - Europe and Beyond

  • Immunological Discourse in Political Philosophy

    Immunisation and its Discontents

    By Inge Mutsaers

    Given the propensity of contemporary protection measures such as counterterrorism efforts and fierce protection strategies against viral threats, as well as physical and legal barriers against migration, a number of political philosophers, including Peter Sloterdijk and Roberto Esposito, have…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10
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    Theory, Technology and Society