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  • Mobilising Design

    Edited by Justin Spinney, Suzanne Reimer, Philip Pinch

    This book brings together research working at the boundary between design knowledges and mobilities, offering a novel collection for both theorists and practitioners. Drawing upon detailed case studies, it demonstrates the diverse roles of design in shaping mobility at different spaces and scales:…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • The Amusement Park

    History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure

    Edited by Jason Wood

    Cyclone, Revolution, Corkscrew; Luna Park, Pleasure Beach, Dreamland – names and places instantly familiar to rollercoaster and amusement park enthusiasts. But what first gave rise to the concept and nomenclature of the amusement park; how did amusement parks develop in Britain and elsewhere, and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City

    By Klaus Philipsen

    Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City is an exploration into the reinvention, self-reflection, and boosterism of US legacy cities, taking Baltimore as the case study model to reveal the larger narrative. Author Klaus Philipsen investigates the modern urban condition and the systemic…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects

    By Majd Musa

    Gulf capital flows to Amman, Jordan, in the early twenty-first century and the investment of this capital in large-sale urban developments have significantly transformed the city’s built environment. Therefore, to understand urban transformation in Amman during this period it is important to…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Katherine V. Gough, Thilde Langevang

    Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17 
    Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series

  • European Social Problems

    Edited by Stuart Isaacs

    European Social Problems is the first book to examine social problems in Europe from the perspective of the social sciences. Key issues around health, crime, poverty, immigration, ethnicity, gender and education are addressed. An examination of the role of the institutions of the E.U. in solving…

    Paperback – 2016-12-31 

  • Participatory Research in More-than-Human Worlds

    Edited by Michelle Bastian, Owain Jones, Niamh Moore, Emma Roe

    Michelle Bastian is a Chancellor’s Fellow in the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Owain Jones is Professor of Environmental Humanities, School of Humanities and Cultural Industries, University of Bath Spa, UK. Niamh Moore is a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-29 
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • The Quality of the Urban Environment

    Essays on "New Resources" in an Urban Age

    Edited by Harvey S. Perloff

    The quality of the environment in which people live, work, and play influences to no small degree the quality of life itself. The environment can be satisfying and attractive and provide scope for individual development or it can be poisonous, irritating and stunting. The papers in this volume,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-27 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Humanist Realism for Sociologists

    By Terrence Leahy

    Recent critiques treat humanism as a mistaken value framework. Indeed, the concept of human nature is in fact essential for sociology, but is often being denied at the same time as it appears without acknowledgement. While classic authors can show us how to connect an ethics with a concept of human…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Nexus of Practices

    Connections, constellations and practitioners

    Edited by Allison Hui, Theodore R Schatzki, Elizabeth Shove

    The Nexus of Practices: connections, constellations, practitioners brings leading theorists of practice together to provide a fresh set of theoretical impulses for the surge of practice-focused studies currently sweeping across the social disciplines. The book addresses key issues facing practice…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 

  • Carceral Mobilities

    Interrogating movement in incarceration

    Edited by Jennifer Turner, Kimberley Peters

    Mobilities research is now centre stage in the social sciences with wide-ranging work that considers the politics underscoring the movements of people and objects, critically examining a world that is ever on the move. At first glance, the words ‘carceral’ and ‘mobilities’ seem to sit uneasily…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • The Institutionalisation of Disaster Risk Reduction

    South Africa and Neoliberal Governmentality

    By Gideon van Riet

    The past three decades have seen a global shift in disaster management from an event driven response to a ‘could-be’ risk management approach. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has become entrenched as a dominant paradigm within the field of disaster management. More than a decade after adopting DRR…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

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