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  • 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

  • Contemporary Wine Studies

    Dancing with Bacchus

    By Gareth Morgan, Richard Tresidder

     The purchase and consumption of wine, whether in hospitality environments or domestic settings, has huge anthropological significance underpinned by a discourse of wine appreciation. It can be seen as a multi-sensory and symbolically status-rich activity framed by historical, social, cultural…

    Paperback – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Drinking Water: A Socio-economic Analysis of Historical and Societal Variation

    By Mark Harvey

    In this fascinating and challenging work, the author analyses the way water for drinking is produced, distributed, owned, acquired, and consumed in contrasting ways in different settings. From the taken-for-granted, all-purpose water, flowing out of taps in advanced economies to extreme…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
    Routledge

  • Assembling Consumption

    Researching actors, networks and markets

    Edited by Robin Canniford, Domen Bajde

    Assembling Consumption marks a definitive step in the institutionalisation of qualitative business research. By gathering leading scholars and educators who study markets, marketing and consumption through the lenses of philosophy, sociology and anthropology, this book clarifies and applies the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29 
    Routledge

  • Consuming Families

    Buying, Making, Producing Family Life in the 21st Century

    By Jo Lindsay, JaneMaree Maher

    This book explores contemporary families as sites of consumption, examining the changing contexts of family life, where new forms of family are altering how family life is practised and produced, and addressing key social issues – childhood obesity, alchohol and drug addiction, social…

    Paperback – 2015-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Community Governance and Citizen-Driven Initiatives in Climate Change Mitigation

    Edited by Jens Hoff, Quentin Gausset

    One of the most heartening developments in climate change mitigation in recent years has been the increasing attention paid to the principle of ‘thinking globally and acting locally’. The failure of the international community to reach significant global agreements on the reduction of greenhouse…

    Hardback – 2015-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • Georges Bataille

    The Sacred and Society

    By William Pawlett

    In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille’s central ideas – the sacred, community and eroticism – are explored in detail. Bataille’s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism is…

    Hardback – 2015-08-18 
    Routledge
    Key Sociologists

  • Conversations on Consumption

    Edited by Jonathan E. Schroeder

    Consumption studies has grown tremendously in the past decade. Researchers in sociology, geography, anthropology, history, marketing, management, organization and even art history have embraced consumption as a key institution of our era, and are eager for ideas and insights. Conversations on…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13 
    Routledge

  • Halal Matters

    Islam, Politics and Markets in Global Perspective

    Edited by Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, Johan Fischer, John Lever

    In today’s globalized world, halal (meaning ‘permissible’ or ‘lawful’) is about more than food. Politics, power and ethics all play a role in the halal industry in setting new standards for production, trade, consumption and regulation. The question of how modern halal markets are constituted is…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge

  • Global Cities, Local Streets

    Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai

    By Sharon Zukin, Philip Kasinitz, Xiangming Chen

    Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, a cutting-edge text/ethnography, reports on the rapidly expanding field of global, urban studies through a unique pairing of six teams of urban researchers from around the world. The authors present shopping streets…

    Paperback – 2015-07-13
    Routledge

  • Objects and Materials

    A Routledge Companion

    Edited by Penny Harvey, Eleanor Conlin Casella, Gillian Evans, Hannah Knox, Christine McLean, Elizabeth B. Silva, Nicholas Thoburn, Kath Woodward

    There is broad acceptance across the Humanities and Social Sciences that our deliberations on the social need to take place through attention to practice, to object-mediated relations, to non-human agency and to the affective dimensions of human sociality. This Companion focuses on the objects and…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the…

    Hardback – 2015-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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