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  • The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930

    By Cesare Silla

    This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organisation of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that…

    Hardback – 2018-05-02 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Sea Log

    Malabar to New York

    By May Joseph

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • States of Intoxication

    The Impact of State Formation Processes on Drinking Culture

    By John O'Brien

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • Civilized Rebels

    An Inside Story of the West’s Retreat from Global Power

    By Dennis Smith

    Civilized Rebels compares in depth four very well-known literary and political figures, all of whom opposed arrogant regimes and became prisoners. Through comparative biographies of Oscar Wilde, Jean Améry, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi, it explores the long-term process of the retreat of the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Global Connections

  • Eunuchs and Castrati

    Disability and Normativity in Early Modern Europe

    By Katherine Crawford

    This is an important interdisciplinary contribution arguing that the castration of male humans in the early modern period was not only a brutal practice, but also became a template for bigotry and discrimination against gender-transgressive disabled bodies. Through a series of interlocking…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10 
    Routledge

  • International Humanitarian Law and Justice:

    Historical and Sociological Perspectives

    Edited by Mats Deland, Mark Klamberg, Pål Wrange

    In the last decade, there has been a turn to history in international humanitarian law and its accompanying fields. In parallel historians have deepened their interest in the place of norms of history, the establishment and development of international institutions. This book brings together…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge

  • Race and the Origins of American Neoliberalism

    By Randolph Hohle

    Why did the United States forsake its support for public works projects, public schools, public spaces, and high corporate taxes for the neoliberal project that uses the state to benefit businesses at the expense of citizens? The short answer to this question is race. This book argues that the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Black Boston

    African American Life and Culture in Urban America, 1750-1860

    By George A. Levesque

    Between the Revolution and the Civil War, non-slave black Americans existed in the no-man’s land between slavery and freedom. The two generations defined by these two titanic struggles for national survival saw black Bostonians struggle to make real the quintessential values of individual freedom…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

  • Professions and Power (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Terence J. Johnson

    First published in 1972, this book rejects as inadequate the ‘trait’ and ‘functionalist’ theories of the professions and instead presents an alternative framework to analyse the contemporaneous occupational change in industrial societies. The author describes how occupational specialisation creates…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Normality and Disability

    Intersections among Norms, Law, and Culture

    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Linda Steele, Jessica Robyn Cadwallader

    Hotly contested, normality remains a powerful, complex category in contemporary law and culture. What is little realized are the ways in which disability underpins and shapes the operation of norms and the power dynamics of normalization. This pioneering collection explores the place of law in…

    Hardback – 2018-01-17 
    Routledge

  • When Rape was Legal

    The Untold History of Sexual Violence during Slavery

    By Rachel Feinstein

    When Rape was Legal is the first book to solely focus on the widespread rape perpetrated against enslaved black women by white men in the United States. The routine practice of sexual violence against enslaved black women by white men, the motivations for this rape, and the legal context that…

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • The Victorian Novelist

    Social Problems and Change

    Edited by Kate Flint

    First published in 1987. Many Victorian novels that considered social problems made extensive use of contemporary source material for their descriptions. This book aims to provide a greater acquaintance with this non-literary material — illustrating and exemplifying issues that the authors treated…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

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