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  • Ecologies of Engaged Scholarship

    Stories from Activist Academics

    Edited by Miguel A. Guajardo, Francisco J. Guajardo, Leslie Ann Locke

    Story and auto-ethnography are study methods based on decolonizing and liberating research perspectives. Stories, auto-ethnographies, and other qualitative methodologies enable the researcher/educator to be both a research instrument and an object in their study. Stories allow for the examination…

    Hardback – 2017-09-12 
    Routledge

  • Turning the Tide on Poverty

    Edited by Lionel J. Beaulieu, Alice Diebel

    This book highlights the experiences of 14 high poverty communities in the rural South that accepted the invitation to be part of the Turning the Tide on Poverty (Tide) initiative. While history would suggest that impoverished places have limited capacity to make good things happen, Tide…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Innovative Community Change Practices

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Sam Cordes

    The national recession forced many communities to examine new and innovative ways to promote local economic development, resulting in long-term community changes. New techniques and approaches were used to identify available opportunities and programs which could take advantage of development…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Innovative Community Responses to Disaster

    Edited by Brent D. Hales, Norman Walzer, James R. Calvin

    Increasingly, community leaders around the world face major natural and economic disasters that require them to find ways to rebuild both physical infrastructure and the local economy. Doing this effectively requires an understanding of how various parts of the community are interconnected, as well…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge
    Community Development – Current Issues Series

  • Community Development and Democratic Practice

    Edited by Paul Lachapelle, Michael Rios

    This book is the outcome of a multi-year process of participatory meetings, individual and collective writings, and insightful criticisms sponsored by the Kettering Foundation regarding the intersection of community development and democratic practice. The collective outcome from these processes is…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Community and the Material Basis of Citizenship

    The Unfinished Story of American Democracy

    Edited by Rodolfo Rosales

    Community and the Material Basis of Citizenship addresses community as the site of participation, production, and rights of citizens and brings to bear a profound critique of a collective process that has historically excluded working class communities and communities of color from any real…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Marriage, Love, Caste and Kinship Support

    Lived Experiences of the Urban Poor in India

    By Shalini Grover

    This book makes use of interesting case studies and photographs to describe everyday life in a squatter settlement in Delhi. The book helps to understand the marital experiences of these people most of whom belong to the Scheduled Caste and live in one identified geographical space. The author…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Communities and Green Lifestyles

    Consumption and Environmentalism

    By Tendai Chitewere

    Sustainable communities raise questions about the compatibility of capitalism and environmentalism and how we can green our way of life in a capitalist economy that values short-term production and consumption over long-term conservation and simple living. If capitalism and its drive towards…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • Final Journeys

    Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe

    Edited by Alistair Hunter, Eva Soom Ammann

    A recurring theme of the public discourse on immigration in Europe today is that migrants are primarily young people, of working age. Against this short-sighted view, the main contribution of this book is to propose that processes of ageing and death constitute a critical juncture in the settlement…

    Hardback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge

  • The Anthropology of Ritual Tendency

    Sacredness In the High Places

    By Frank Salomon

    This book is designed to interrogate theories in the anthropology of religion through a consideration of the ritual practices and belief systems of the Andean community of Rapaz. The book demonstrates how detailed ethnographic research of a specific religious tradition can illuminate multiple,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15 
    Routledge

  • Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Emotions and Human Mobility

    Ethnographies of Movement

    Edited by Maruška Svašek

    This book provides insights into the emotional dimensions of human mobility. Drawing on findings and theoretical discussions in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, linguistics, migration studies, human geography and political science, the authors offer interdisciplinary…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

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