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  • Boredom Studies Reader

    Frameworks and Perspectives

    Edited by Michael E. Gardiner, Julian Jason Haladyn

    Boredom Studies is an increasingly rich and vital area of contemporary research that examines the experience of boredom as an importan – even quintessential – condition of modern life. This anthology of newly commissioned essays focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Body Image

    Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children, 3rd Edition

    By Sarah Grogan

    Body Image provides a comprehensive summary of research on body image in men, women, and children drawing together research findings from the fields of psychology, sociology, clothing, and gender studies. This third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the significant…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28 
    Routledge

  • Grassroots Innovation Movements

    By Adrian Smith, Mariano Fressoli, Dinesh Abrol, Elisa Arond, Adrian Ely

    Innovation is increasingly invoked by policy elites and business leaders as vital for tackling global challenges like sustainable development. Often overlooked, however, is the fact that networks of community groups, activists, and researchers have been innovating grassroots solutions for social…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19 
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia

    Wheels of change

    Edited by Arve Hansen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen

    Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia explores the nexus between automobility and development in a pan-Asian comparative perspective. The book seeks to integrate the policies, production forms, consumption preferences and symbolism implicated in emerging Asian automobilities. Using empirically…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Transport, Environment and Development

  • Technologies of Consumer Labor

    A History of Self-Service

    By Michael Palm

    This book documents and examines the history of technology used by consumers to serve oneself. The telephone’s development as a self-service technology functions as the narrative spine, beginning with the advent of rotary dialing eliminating most operator services and transforming every local…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Motherhoods, Markets and Consumption

    The Making of Mothers in Contemporary Western Cultures

    Edited by Stephanie O'Donohoe, Margaret Hogg, Pauline Maclaran, Lydia Martens, Lorna Stevens

    It takes more than a baby to make a mother, and mothers make more than babies. Bringing together a range of international studies, Motherhoods, Markets and Consumption examines how marketing and consumer culture constructs particular images of what mothers are, what they should care about and how…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • Public Service Efficiency

    Reframing the Debate

    By Rhys Andrews, Tom Entwistle

    The current economic and political climate places ever greater pressure on public organizations to deliver services in a cost-efficient way. Focused on the costs of service delivery, governments across the world have introduced a series of business like practices – from performance management to…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

  • Interpretation in Social Life, Social Science, and Marketing

    By John O'Shaughnessy

    'Interpretation' is used as an umbrella for bringing together a wide range of concepts and developments in the philosophy of social science that provide the foundation for clear thinking about social phenomena. In his new book, John O’Shaughnessy familiarises the reader with the nature of…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • The Psychopolitics of Food

    Culinary rites of passage in the neoliberal age

    By Mihalis Mentinis

    The Psychopolitics of Food probes into the contemporary ‘foodscape’, examining culinary practices and food habits and in particular the ways in which they conflate with neoliberal political economy. It suggests that generic alimentary and culinary practices constitute technologies of the self and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Consumer Economics

    Issues and Behaviors, 3rd Edition

    By Elizabeth B. Goldsmith

    From identity theft to product recalls, from what we once thought of as unshakeable institutions to increasing concerns about sustainability, consumer issues are an integral part of modern life. This fully updated third edition of Consumer Economics offers students an accessible and thorough guide…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20
    Routledge

  • The End of Equality

    By Carlo Bordoni

    The economic crisis has brought social differences to the fore, reinventing the old question of inequality as democracy’s missed opportunity. Many have attempted to find a rational explanation of the problem, tracing it back to poor economic policy and reckless liberalisation of finance, or the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-07
    Routledge

  • Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainability

    Beyond behaviour change

    Edited by Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller

    In an era of dramatic environmental change, social change is desperately needed to curb burgeoning consumption. Many calls to action have focused on individual behaviour or technological innovation, with relative silence from the social sciences on other modes and methods of intervening in social…

    Paperback – 2016-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

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