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  • Reading Marx in the Information Age

    A Media and Communication Studies Perspective on Capital, Volume 1

    By Christian Fuchs

    This book is a comprehensive guide to Marx’s most important and groundbreaking work. Renowned Marxist scholar Christian Fuchs provides a thorough, chapter-by-chapter introduction to Capital Volume 1 that assists undergraduate and postgraduate readers in making sense of Marx in the information age,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge

  • Action Research for Democracy

    New Ideas and Perspectives from Scandinavia

    Edited by Ewa Gunnarsson, Hans Peter Hansen, Birger Steen Nielsen, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah

    Contemporary society encounters profound economical, socio-ecological and political crises challenging the democratic foundation of our societies. This book addresses the potentials and challenges for Action Research supporting democratic alternatives. It offers a broad spectrum of examples from…

    Hardback – 2015-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Social Cohesion and Social Change in Europe

    Edited by Gerard Boucher, Yunas Samad

    Social cohesion has had different meanings for people depending on their background, their interests, where they live in the world, and at what time they lived. In the social sciences, social cohesion is a term used to explain the social and cultural consequences of structural changes related to…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge

  • Privatisation, Education and Social Justice

    Edited by Geoffrey Walford

    Privatisation in and of education is a process that takes many different forms, and is deeply controversial. While the shift in who pays is certainly an important dimension of privatisation, there have also been changes in the management, provision, and delivery of schooling. In most of the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02 
    Routledge

  • Embodying Gender and Age in Speculative Fiction

    A Biopsychosocial Approach

    By Derek J. Thiess

    Following scholarship on gender in science fiction, this book explores the limits of considering age as a social construction, positing that an acknowledgement of aged bodies necessarily changes the way we read both age and science fiction. The volume employs contemporary clinical psychology, the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-01 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Informal Sector Innovations

    Insights from the Global South

    Edited by Mammo Muchie, Saradindu Bhaduri, Angathevar Baskaran, Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh

    It is well documented that the space of informal economic activity is rising across the globe. This rise has been particularly significant in the least developed and developing countries, especially after the onset of neo-liberal policies and withdrawal of welfare state. There has also been a shift…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Pragmatic Children’s Nursing

    A Theory for Children and their Childhoods

    By Duncan Randall

    Pragmatic Children’s Nursing is the first attempt to create a paediatric nursing theory which argues for the importance of giving children living with illness access to a childhood which is, as far as possible, equal to that of their peers. Set in the historical context of the development of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Nursing

  • Detection and Prevention of Identity-Based Bullying

    Social Justice Perspectives

    By Britney G Brinkman

    Bullying in schools has become the focus of a growing body of literature; however, much of that work diminishes the role of social context, social identities, and prejudices despite extensive research evidence suggesting that many victims of bullying are targeted because of an aspect of their…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26 
    Psychology Press
    Researching Social Psychology

  • Food Wars

    The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets, 2nd Edition

    By Tim Lang, Michael Heasman

    In the ten years since publication of the first edition of Food Wars much has happened in the world of food policy. This new edition brings these developments fully up to date within the original analytical framework of competing paradigms or worldviews shaping the direction and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-26 
    Routledge

  • Aging in World History

    By David G. Troyansky

    In Aging in World History, David G. Troyansky presents the first global history of aging. At a time when demographic aging has become a source of worldwide concern, and more people are reaching an advanced age than ever before, the history of old age helps us understand how we arrived at the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-25 
    Routledge
    Themes in World History

  • Security and Hospitality in Literature and Culture

    Modern and Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Jeffrey Clapp, Emily Ridge

    With contributions from an international array of scholars, this volume opens a dialogue between discourses of security and hospitality in modern and contemporary literature and culture. Essays span domestic spaces and detention camps, the experience of migration and the phenomena of tourism,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • China's Social Development and Policy

    Into the next stage?

    Edited by Litao Zhao

    In China, social development has fallen far behind economic development. This book looks at why this is the case, and poses the question of whether the conditions, structures and institutions that have locked China into unbalanced development are changing to pave the way for the next stage of…

    Paperback – 2015-10-21 
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

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