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  • Zero Waste

    Reconsidering Waste Management for the Future

    By Atiq Uz Zaman, Tahmina Ahsan

    Paperback – 2019-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Waste Management and Policy

  • FILTERED

    Coffee, the Café & the 21st Century City

    By Emma Felton

    Café culture is flourishing in cities across the world. From London to Seoul, Melbourne to Shanghai and many cities in between, people are flocking to cafés. A recent phenomenon, café culture has made its reappearance only since the end of the twentieth century. What is the appeal of the café for…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Alternative Food Politics

    From the Margins to the Mainstream

    Edited by Michelle Phillipov, Katherine Kirkwood

    Media interest in food has intensified in recent years, leading to a contemporary food landscape where ‘alternative’ food practices are increasingly visible. Environmental concerns, that were once exclusively the concern of activist movements, are now central to primetime television cooking shows,…

    Hardback – 2018-12-19 
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Celebrity Society

    The Struggle for Attention, 2nd Edition

    By Robert van Krieken

    On television and in films, in magazines and books, on the internet and in the realm of politics: celebrities of all sorts seem to dominate our attention. Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention brings new perspectives to our understanding of how the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with…

    Paperback – 2018-12-10 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to the History of Retailing

    Edited by Jon Stobart, Vicki Howard

    Retail history is a rich, cross-disciplinary field that demonstrates the centrality of retailing to many aspects of human experience, from the provisioning of everyday goods to the shaping of urban environments; from earning a living to the construction of identity. Over the last few decades,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting

  • Social Change and the Coming of Post-consumer Society

    Theoretical Advances and Policy Implications

    Edited by Maurie J Cohen, Halina Szejnwald Brown, Philip J Vergragt

    Consumer society is an unquestionably complex social construct. However, after decades of unremitting dominance there are signs emerging that it is starting to falter, both as a coherent and durable system of social organization and as a strategy for societal advancement. Debates concerning how we…

    Paperback – 2018-11-02 
    Routledge

  • American Education and Corporations

    The Free Market Goes to School

    By Deron Boyles

    Originally published in 1998, American Education and Corporations, provides a detailed study of the effects of commercialisation on the public school system. The book provides a powerful indictment of corporate culture and its influence on American public schooling, within a clear theoretical…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

  • Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism

    Edited by Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey

    The protest against meat eating may transpire as one of the most significant movements of our age. In terms of our relations with animals, it is difficult to think of a more urgent moral problem than the fate of billions of animals killed every year for human consumption. This book argues that…

    Paperback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge

  • What is food?

    Researching a topic with many meanings

    Edited by Ulla Gustafsson, Rebecca O'Connell, Alizon Draper, Andrea Tonner

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures

  • Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book, Gerda Reith explores key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption. Drawing on the ideas of Foucault, Marx and Bataille, amongst others, she investigates the ways that understandings of ‘the problems of consumption’ change over time, and asks what these changes…

    Paperback – 2018-09-14 
    Routledge

  • Getting Dressed

    Conformity and Imitation in Clothing and Everyday Life

    By Carrie Yodanis

    Getting Dressed teaches sociology through the everyday decision of what to wear. It is about the rules that shape how we dress and how and why we conform. It is about how and why we imitate others. We may think about clothing as our personal style and identity. But our personal style is not so…

    Paperback – 2018-09-12 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-09-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Transport, Environment and Development

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