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  • State Failure Around the World

    Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal

    By Laurie A. Gould, Stephen Matthew Pate

    Failed and fragile governments often govern through the criminalization of otherwise inconsequential or tolerated acts. On the flipside, these weak states often use murder, kidnapping, and other violent or oppressive actions to maintain order and keep power. This volume provides an analysis of the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-22 
    CRC Press

  • Pragmatic Humanism

    On the Nature and Value of Sociological Knowledge

    By Marcus Morgan

    Is sociology best understood as simply chipping away at our ignorance about society, or does it have broader roles and responsibilities? If so, to what—or perhaps to whom—are these responsibilities? Installing humanity as its epistemological and normative start and endpoint, this book shows how…

    Hardback – 2016-01-22 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Business of Being Made

    The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and culture

    Edited by Katie Gentile

    The Business of Being Made is the first book to critically analyze assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) from a transdisciplinary perspective integrating psychoanalytic and cultural theories. It is a ground-breaking collection exploring ARTs through diverse methods including interview research,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21 
    Genders and Sexualities: Mind and Culture

  • Attraction Explained

    The science of how we form relationships

    By Viren Swami

    How much does appearance matter in the formation of romantic relationships? Do nice guys always finish last? Does playing hard-to-get ever work? What really makes for a good chat-up line? When it comes to relationships, there’s no shortage of advice from self-help ‘experts’, pick-up…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21 

  • Populism and Power

    Farmers’ Movement in Western India — 1980--2014

    By D. N. Dhanagare

    This book traces the entire trajectory of the farmers’ movement in Western India, especially Maharashtra, from the 1980s to the present day. It reveals the fundamental contradictions between populism as an ideology and as political power within the democratic state structure. The volume highlights…

    Hardback – 2016-01-21 
    Routledge India

  • Communities of Women in Assam

    Being, Doing and Thinking Together

    Edited by Nandana Dutta

    This book uses communities of women as a framework for reading women’s experience, rights and aspirations in Assam and Northeast India. It examines the diversity in ideologies across women’s communities in these regions. This volume highlights multifaceted aspects of women’s groups and their…

    Hardback – 2016-01-21 
    Routledge India

  • Therapeutic Correctional Relationships

    Theory, research and practice

    By Sarah Lewis

    The relationship between offender and criminal justice practitioner has shifted throughout rehabilitative history, whether situated within psychological interventions, prison or probation. This relationship has evolved and adapted over time, but interpersonal processes remain central to offender…

    Hardback – 2016-01-20 
    International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

  • Agricultural Markets Instability

    Revisiting the Recent Food Crises

    Edited by Alberto Garrido, Bernhard Brümmer, Robert M'Barek, Miranda Meuwissen, Cristian Morales-Opazo

    Since the financial and food price crises of 2007, market instability has been a topic of major concern to agricultural economists and policy professionals. This volume provides an overview of the key issues surrounding food prices volatility, focusing primarily on drivers, long-term…

    Hardback – 2016-01-18 
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Karl Marx

    By Loria Achille

    Achille Loria was a well-known Italian political economist and this translation of his work presents his views and discussions on famous socialist Karl Marx, bringing his work to an English audience. Originally published in 1917, the translators have included a detailed foreword which attempts to…

    Hardback – 2016-01-18 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Endangered Languages

    By Shobhana Chelliah

    In the last 30 years, a universal recognition that almost 40% of the world’s 7000 languages are in danger of extinction has spurned a new field of interdisciplinary study of under-resourced and under-privileged languages. This textbook speaks to the inceasing interest in endangered languages as an…

    Paperback – 2016-01-15 
    Routledge Foundations in Linguistic Anthropology

  • Privatised Motherhood

    Confession and Anxiety in Neoliberal Times

    By Ruth Cain

    The privatisation of relationships of care and dependency is increasing; the new social media is facilitating a "confessional" society and our press is keen to interrogate every dimension of our relationships. The combined cultural effect of these elements has created a paradoxical gap within which…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture

    Confronting Complexities and Challenges of Male Identity

    By Thomas Keith

    Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture offers readers a comprehensive overview of masculinity studies that includes both theory and applied accounts of masculinities. Keith investigates decades of intersectional and longitudinal research along with a multitude of examples from popular…

    Paperback – 2016-01-15 

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