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  • American Social Theory

    By Charles Lemert

    Due to the importance of philosophy in the Enlightenment, European social theory has dominated discourses of theory to the present day. Yet, looking deeper, Americans have made important contributions from very different social and cultural perspectives. Drawing from Euro and American traditions…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Guided by the Spirits

    The Meanings of Life, Death, and Youth Suicide in an Ojibwa Community

    By Seth Allard

    Guided by the Spirits is a case study of youth suicide in the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Written by a member of the tribal community, this study focuses on qualitative methods, indigenous experience, and collaborative approaches to explore the social and historical significance…

    Hardback – 2018-01-26 
    Routledge

  • Community Re-Entry

    Uncertain Futures for Women Leaving Prison

    By Alison Pedlar, Susan Arai, Felice Yuen, Darla Fortune

    In their journeys to prison and community re-entry, women leaving prison tend to share overarching challenges connected to lives of poverty, trauma, and abuse. Community Re-entry: Uncertain Futures for Women Leaving Prison provides a rare opportunity to hear directly from women who have spent time…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Corrections

  • Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic

    Edited by Jerome C Branche

    Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic is an interdisciplinary collection of essays of wide historical and geographic scope which engages the legacy of diaspora, colonialism and slavery. The contributors explore the confrontation between Africa’s forced migrants and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

  • Arab-American Aesthetics

    Literature, Material Culture, Film and Theatre

    Edited by Therí A. Pickens

    Arab American Aesthetics enlists a wide range of voices to explore, if not tentatively define, what could constitute Arab American aesthetics in literature, material culture, film, and theatre. This book seeks to unsettle current conversations within Arab American Studies that neglect aesthetics as…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Middle Eastern Diasporas

  • Attachment, Place, and Otherness in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

    New Materialist Representations

    By Jillmarie Murphy

    This interdisciplinary study examines the role interpersonal and place attachment bonds play in crafting a national identity in American literature. Although there have been numerous ecocritical studies of and psychoanalytic approaches to American literature, this study seeks to integrate the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.

    Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital

    By Sabiyha Prince

    This book uses qualitative data to explore the experiences and ideas of African Americans confronting and constructing gentrification in Washington, D.C. It contextualizes Black Washingtonians’ perspectives on belonging and attachment during a marked period of urban restructuring and demographic…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge
    Urban Anthropology

  • Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development

    Volume Three

    Edited by Alan Brine

    Librarians must now work at a different level from that required 20 years ago, but the training available is not always appropriate or accessible to all. The authors of this volume have responded to this significant and continuing change within the profession by offering a much-needed guide to best…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Museums, Heritage and Indigenous Voice

    Decolonizing Engagement

    By Bryony Onciul

    Current discourse on Indigenous engagement in museum studies is often dominated by curatorial and academic perspectives, in which community voice, viewpoints, and reflections on their collaborations can be under-represented. This book provides a unique look at Indigenous perspectives on museum…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • The Myth of Post-Racialism in Television News

    By Libby Lewis

    This book explores the written and unwritten requirements Black journalists face in their efforts to get and keep jobs in television news. Informed by interviews with journalists themselves, Lewis examines how raced Black journalists and their journalism organizations process their circumstances…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • The USA and Canada 2018

    20th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

      Combining impartial analysis with reliable facts and figures, this fully revised and updated 20th edition provides up-to-date commentary on these vast North American nations. General Survey Essays by leading experts analyse topics of regional importance, including: - US-Canadian integration…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07 
    Routledge
    USA and Canada

  • Brands and the City

    Entanglements and Implications for Urban Life

    By Sonia Bookman

    From commercial retail environments to branded urban villages, brands are now a salient feature of contemporary cityscapes and are deeply entwined in people’s everyday lives. Drawing on extensive empirical material and recent theoretical developments in the sociology of brands, this book explores…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

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