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  • Grassroots Innovation Movements

    By Adrian Smith, Juan 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 – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • 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

  • White Weddings

    Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture, 3rd Edition

    By Chrys Ingraham

    This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining…

    Paperback – 2016-07-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-06-28 
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • 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 – 2016-06-27 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-06-22 
    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 – 2016-05-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • The Practice of the Meal

    Food, Families and the Market Place

    Edited by Benedetta Cappellini, David Marshall, Elizabeth Parsons

    Reflecting a growing interest in consumption practices, and particularly relating to food, this cross disciplinary volume brings together diverse perspectives on our (often taken for granted) domestic mealtimes. By unpacking the meal as a set of practices - acquisition, appropriation,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • Markets, Places, Cities

    By Kirsten Seale

    Using a transnational analytical framework, this book provides a comprehensive overview of formal and informal markets and place in globalised cities. It examines how urban markets are situated within social, cultural and media discourses, and within material and symbolic economies. The book…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Discourse and Social Media

    Edited by Gwen Bouvier

    Discourse and Social Media is a unique and timely collection that breaks ground on how discourse scholars, coming from a range of disciplinary perspectives, can critically analyse different social media, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and News. The book fills a gap in the market for a…

    Hardback – 2016-03-22
    Routledge

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