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  • Institutional Failures

    Duke Lacrosse, Universities, the News Media, and the Legal System, 1st Edition

    Edited by Howard M. Wasserman

    The authors of this new collection argue that the many features of the now-infamous Duke University men’s lacrosse controversy are best understood in the context of the three major socio-legal institutions in which the drama played out. The legal system, Duke University, and the news media all…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge

  • Consumer Product Guarantees

    1st Edition

    By Christian Twigg-Flesner

    This book presents a detailed analysis of the function of consumer product guarantees and the related legal issues. It applies research findings from the fields of consumer complaining behaviour, marketing science and economics to the legal context. Its central argument is that guarantees could be…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge

  • Analysing Practical and Professional Texts

    A Naturalistic Approach, 1st Edition

    By Rod Watson

    Analysing Practical and Professional Texts focuses on texts as constituents of human usage, showing how written documents and other 'texts' are integral to social organization. It reveals social organization itself to be not only textually-mediated in nature, but also textually-constituted, showing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

  • Louis H. Sullivan and a 19th-Century Poetics of Naturalized Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Lauren S. Weingarden

    For most of the twentieth century, modernist viewers dismissed the architectural ornament of Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) and the majority of his theoretical writings as emotional outbursts of an outmoded romanticism. In this study, Lauren Weingarden reveals Sullivan's eloquent articulation of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge

  • The Export of Legal Education

    Its Promise and Impact in Transition Countries, 1st Edition

    By D. Wes Rist

    Edited by Ronald A. Brand

    This collection is the multifaceted result of an effort to learn from those who have been educated in an American law school and who then returned to their home countries to apply the lessons of that experience in nations experiencing social, economic, governmental, and legal transition. Written by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge

  • Exercising Human Rights

    Gender, Agency and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Robin Redhead

    Exercising Human Rights investigates why human rights are not universally empowering and why this damages people attempting to exercise rights. It takes a new approach in looking at humans as the subject of human rights rather than the object and exposes the gendered and ethnocentric aspects of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Regional Governance in Post‐NAFTA North America

    Building without Architecture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Bow, Greg Anderson

    Twenty years after NAFTA, the consensus seems to be that the regional project in North America is dead. The trade agreement was never followed up by new institutions that might cement a more ambitious regional community. The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), launched with some fanfare in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in North American Politics

  • Food Fears

    From Industrial to Sustainable Food Systems, 1st Edition

    By Alison Blay-Palmer

    The industrial food system of the West is increasingly perceived as problematic. The physical, social and intellectual distance between consumers and their food stems from a food system that privileges quantity and efficiency over quality, with an underlying assumption that food is a commodity,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics

    1st Edition

    By Shirley Anne Tate

    Previous work discussing Black beauty has tended to concentrate on Black women's search for white beauty as a consequence of racialization. Without denying either the continuation of such aesthetics or their enduring power, this book uncovers the cracks in this hegemonic Black beauty. Drawing on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Blackfoot Religion and the Consequences of Cultural Commoditization

    1st Edition

    By Kenneth Hayes Lokensgard

    This book explores the exchange of Blackfoot "medicine bundles" within contemporary Blackfoot culture and between the Blackfoot Peoples and Euro-Americans. These ceremonial bundles, which are circulated as gifts in their native context, are robbed of their statuses as living beings or persons,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Secularisation in the Christian World

    1st Edition

    By Michael Snape

    Edited by Callum G. Brown

    The power of modernity to secularise has been a foundational idea of the western world. Both social science and church history understood that the Christian religion from 1750 was deeply vulnerable to industrial urbanisation and the Enlightenment. But as evidence mounts that countries of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • From the Ground Up

    Community Gardens in New York City and the Politics of Spatial Transformation, 1st Edition

    By Efrat Eizenberg

    Little-known, and hidden between skyscrapers and wide avenues, some 650 community gardens dot New York City. Set within one of the densest and most expensive real estate markets, these gardens are attended by some of the least advantaged residents of the city. Urban residents use these spaces for…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

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