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  • The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays on the Social History of the German Middle Class from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Century

    Edited by David Blackbourn, Richard Evans

    First published in 1991, this collection of original studies by British, German and American historians examines the whole range of modern German bourgeoisie groups, including professional, mercantile, industrial and financial bourgeoisie, and the bourgeois family. Drawing on original research, the…

    Paperback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Communism and Development (Routledge Revivals)

    By Robert Bideleux

    First published in 1985, this book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of the diverse Communist development strategies that shaped the twentieth century. Robert Bideleux emphasises the appalling human and economic costs of the most widely adopted ‘Stalinist’ strategies of forced industrialisation…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Gambling, Work and Leisure (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study Across Three Areas

    By David Downes, D. M. Davies, M. E. David, P. Stone

    Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling has become a major…

    Paperback – 2015-01-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Reconstructing Sustainability Science

    Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

    By Thaddeus R. Miller

    The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that…

    Paperback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Critical Realism and Housing Research

    By Julie Lawson

    Since the nineteenth century various housing solutions have evolved, such as sprawling Australian home ownership and compact Dutch social rental housing. This phenomenon cannot be adequately explained with simple descriptions of key events, politics and housing outcomes. Critical Realism and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • Nature's Saviours

    Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age

    By Graham Huggan

    Today's celebrity conservationists, many of whom made their reputations through television and other visual media, play a major role in drawing public attention to an increasingly threatened world. This book, one of the first to address this contribution, focuses on five key figures: the English…

    Paperback – 2013-08-13
    Routledge

  • Democracy Building and Civil Society in Post-Soviet Armenia

    By Armine Ishkanian

    This volume considers the challenges of democracy building in post-Soviet Armenia, and the role of civil society in that process. It argues that, contrary to the expectations of Western aid donors, who promoted civil society on the assumption that democratization would follow from the…

    Paperback – 2012-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • The Transnational Studies Reader

    Intersections and Innovations

    Edited by Peggy Levitt, Sanjeev Khagram

    In recent years, 'transnationalism' has become a key analytical concept across the social sciences. While theoretical approaches to the study of global social phenomena have traditionally focused on the nation-state as the central defining framework, transnational studies views social experience as…

    Paperback – 2007-11-27
    Routledge

  • Theories, Models and Concepts in Ancient History

    By Neville Morley

    Morley's book offers the first accessible guide for students to show how theories, models and concepts have been applied to ancient history. Showing readers how they can use theory to interpret historical evidence for themselves, as well as to evaluate the work of others, the book includes a survey…

    Paperback – 2004-05-20
    Routledge
    Approaching the Ancient World

  • Jacques Lacan and Feminist Epistemology

    By Kirsten Campbell

    This book outlines a compelling new agenda for feminist theories of identity and social relations. Using Lacanian psychoanalysis with feminist epistemology, the author sets out a groundbreaking psychoanalytic social theory. Campbell's work offers answers to the important contemporary question of…

    Paperback – 2004-05-13
    Routledge
    Transformations

  • The Age of Chance

    Gambling in Western Culture

    By Gerda Reith

    This fascinating and extensive study, enlivened by interviews with British and American gamblers, will be enthralling reading not just for those interested in the cultural and social implications of gambling - researchers in sociology, cultural studies and the history of ideas - but for anyone…

    Paperback – 2002-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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