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  • Unequal Europe

    Social Divisions and Social Cohesion in an Old Continent

    By James Wickham

    This wide-ranging and comparative text reviews the major theoretical and substantive debates on social inequality in Europe. It provides a valuable dual focus on European society and individual societies while placing Europe in its wider global context. Demonstrating the continued importance of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Protest, Property and the Commons

    Performances of Law and Resistance

    By Lucy Finchett-Maddock

    Protest, Property and the Commons focuses on the alternative property narratives of 'social centres', or political squats, and how the spaces and their communities create their own – resistant – form of law. Drawing on critical legal theory, legal pluralism, legal geography, post-structuralism and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Social Justice

  • Misunderstanding the Internet

    2nd Edition

    By James Curran, Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman

    The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more than 3 billion internet users across the globe, some 40 per cent of the world’s population. The internet’s meteoric rise is a phenomenon of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11 
    Communication and Society

  • Ageing, Gender and Sexuality

    Equality in Later Life

    By Sue Westwood

    Ageing, Gender and Sexuality focuses on the experiences of older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals, in order to analyse how ageing, gender and sexuality intersect to produce particular inequalities relating to resources, recognition and representation in later life. The book adopts a…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Researching the Military

    Edited by Helena Carreiras, Celso Castro, Sabina Fréderic

    Researching the Military focuses on the experiences of researchers who study the military around the world. It explores the historical, social, institutional and personal factors that frame research and scrutinize the way knowledge in this area impacts society and policy. More than merely…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Cass Military Studies

  • Social and Cultural Perspectives on Health, Technology and Medicine

    Old Concepts, New Problems

    By Ciara Kierans, Kirsten Bell, Carol Kingdon

    Developments in health, science and technology have long provided fertile analytical ground for social science disciplines. This book focuses on the critical and enduring importance of core concepts in anthropology and sociology for interrogating and keeping pace with developments in the life…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11 

  • Peer Pressure, Peer Prevention

    The Role of Friends in Crime and Conformity

    By Barbara J Costello, Trina Hope

    Criminological research has largely neglected the possibility that positive peer influence is a potentially powerful source of social control. Criminologists have also been unsuccessful in uncovering the actual mechanisms of peer influence, whether toward or away from deviance. The current trend in…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11 

  • Contemporary Society

    An Introduction to Social Science, 14th Edition

    By John A Perry, Erna K Perry

    Students who are not majoring in any of the social sciences, who are more enthralled with computers and robots, or with mathematical mysteries, or with what lies beyond our little planet, still need to know how this beleaguered planet lives. And the social sciences provide a basis for this…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11 

  • Sport and Alcohol

    An ethical perspective

    By Carwyn R. Jones

    There is a clear sense in which sport has played, and continues to play an important role in the normalization and legitimization of routine, excessive and problem drinking; sport and alcohol have become inextricably linked. Alcohol companies provide funding in the form of sponsorship, fans consume…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Women in Sports Coaching

    Edited by Nicole M. LaVoi

    Women in many Westernized countries encounter a wider variety of career opportunities than afforded in previous decades, and the percentage of women leaders in nearly every sector is on the rise. Sport coaching, however, remains a domain where gender equity has declined or stalled, despite…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 

  • The Female Tradition in Physical Education

    'Women First' Revisited

    Edited by David Kirk, Patricia Vertinsky

    The Female Tradition in Physical Education re-examines a key question in the history of modern education: why did the remarkably successful leaders of female physical education, who pioneered the development of the subject in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century England, Canada, Australia…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • The Language Loss of the Indigenous

    Edited by G. N. Devy, Geoffrey V. Davis, K. K. Chakravarty

    This volume traces the theme of the loss of language and culture in numerous post-colonial contexts. It establishes that the aphasia imposed on the indigenous is but a visible symptom of a deeper malaise — the mismatch between the symbiotic relation nurtured by the indigenous with their environment…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge India

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