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  • Made Only in India

    Goods with geographical indications

    By Anu Kapur

    What makes Darjeeling tea, Pashmina shawl, Monsooned Malabar Arabica coffee and Chanderi saree special? Why is it that some goods derive their uniqueness through their inherent linkage to a place? In a pioneering study, this book explores this intriguing question in the Indian context across 199…

    Hardback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge India

  • The Social Organization of Disease

    Emotions and Civic Action

    By Jochen Kleres

    Hardback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Social Structure

    By Henry A. Mess

    Originally published in 1942, during the Second World War and a time of great social and economic upheaval, Henry A. Mess endeavours to give a succinct account of the main elements in social structure and of their interrelations. He offers discussions on such broad topics as human nature, the role…

    Hardback – 2015-12-25 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ambiguities of Activism

    Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

    By Ingrid M. Hoofd

    This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Education and Empowerment in India

    Policies and Practices

    Edited by Avinash Kumar Singh

    This book explores the critical linkages between education and empowerment of women, marginalized groups and other disadvantaged sections of society. It: Provides an overview of educational policies and practices from India’s independence to the present day, and tracks relevant changes and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-22 
    Routledge India

  • Children's Literature and Culture of the First World War

    Edited by Lissa Paul, Rosemary R. Johnston, Emma Short

    Because all wars in the twenty-first century are potentially global wars, the centenary of the first global war is the occasion for reflection. This volume offers an unprecedented account of the lives, stories, letters, games, schools, institutions (such as the Boy Scouts and YMCA), and toys of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Education and Social Mobility

    Edited by Phillip Brown, Diane Reay, Carol Vincent

    The study of education and social mobility has been a key area of sociological research since the 1950s. The importance of this research derives from the systematic analysis of functionalist theories of industrialism. Functionalist theories assume that the complementary demands of efficiency and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-17 

  • State Looteries

    Gambling That Taxes Racial Inequality

    By Kasey Henricks, David G. Embrick

    Fifty years ago, familiar images of the lottery would have been strange, as no state lottery existed then. Few researchers have uncovered the obscure role lotteries play in the changing composition of American taxation. Even less is known about what role race plays in this process. More than simply…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Ageing, Community, and Neoliberal Governance

    By Buck Rosenberg

    As the social and economic pressures of an ageing population mount - combined with the neo-liberal state’s retreat from its social welfare obligations - industrial societies are shifting the costs of ageing onto individuals themselves. Senior citizens are increasingly required to take personal…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

    By Gitte Marianne Hansen

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Bureaucracy, Integration and Suspicion in the Welfare State

    By Mark Graham

    This book draws on classic anthropological concerns--including person models, classification, gifts and reciprocity, and culture concepts--to explore the logic of integration policies, official concepts of culture, multiculturalism, multicultural educational strategies in schools, and debates…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • On the Frontlines of the Welfare State

    How the Fire Service and Police Shape Social Problems

    By Barry Goetz

    This book assesses the broader goals of public safety agencies as welfare state agencies. Based in empirical case studies, the volume takes the vantage point of an organizational and political sociology approach, focusing on the interplay among organizational structures, procedures and sub-cultural…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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