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  • From Contract to Status

    The Story of Contract Law and Inequality

    By Danielle Kie Hart

    Our system of contract law depends for its legitimacy on the idea that contract law only concerns private agreements between private parties and nothing else. As such, conventional wisdom holds that contract law is a private law subject, not a public law subject. This book challenges that view. It…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge

  • Legal Education at the Crossroads

    Education and the Legal Profession

    Edited by Avrom Sherr, Richard Moorhead, Hilary Sommerlad

    For several years legal professions across the world have, to varying degrees, been undergoing dramatic changes as a result of a range of forces such as globalization, diversification and changes in regulation. In many jurisdictions the extent of these transformations have led to a process of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-11 
    Routledge

  • Prostitution Research in Context

    Methodology, Representation and Power

    Edited by Marlene Spanger, May-Len Skilbrei

    The starting point for this book is the question of how we research sex for sale and the implications of the choices we make in terms of epistemology and ethics. Which dilemmas and ethical aspects need to be taken into account when producing qualitative data within a highly politicised and…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale

  • Environmental Justice and Farm Labor

    By Rebecca E. Berkey

    Utilizing a model derived from literature on environmental justice (EJ) overlaid with multiple scales of agriculture, Environmental Justice and Farm Labor provides key insights about laborers in agriculture in the United States. It addresses three main topics: (1) justice-related issues…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Philosophy of Leisure

    Foundations of the good life

    By Johan Bouwer, Marco van Leeuwen

    What is leisure? How does leisure relate to leading a good life? This critical and intelligent study interrogates the basic principles of leisure and demonstrates the continuing relevance of these questions for our society today. It not only explores the traditional philosophical concepts at the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media

    Edited by Richard Maxwell

    Labor resides at the center of all media and communication production, from the workers who create the information technologies that form the dynamic core of the global capitalist system and the designers who create media content to the salvage workers who dismantle the industry’s high-tech trash.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Work–Family Dynamics

    Competing Logics of Regulation, Economy and Morals

    Edited by Berit Brandth, Sigtona Halrynjo, Elin Kvande

    Work-life integration is an increasingly hot topic in the media, social research, governments and in people’s everyday lives. This volume offers a new type of lens for understanding work-family reconciliation by studying how work-family dynamics are shaped, squeezed and developed between consistent…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Opting Out and In

    On Women’s Careers and New Lifestyles

    By Ingrid Biese

    Opting Out and In: On women’s careers and new lifestyles introduces a new perspective and definition of opting out that better reflects contemporary issues and lifestyles. The book offers a timely and comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of women leaving high-powered careers, adding to current…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Geography of Innovation

    Public Policy Renewal and Empirical Progress

    Edited by Nadine Massard, Corinne Autant-Bernard

    Within the European context of innovation for growth, public and corporate actors are faced with pressing questions concerning innovation policy and the return on public and private investment in innovation at the regional level. To help them answer these questions, researchers in the field of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-28 
    Routledge
    Regions and Cities

  • Work and Livelihoods

    History, Ethnography and Models in Times of Crisis

    Edited by Susana Narotzky, Victoria Goddard

    This volume presents a global range of ethnographic case studies to explore the ways in which - in the context of the restructuring of industrial work, the ongoing financial crisis, and the surge in unemployment and precarious employment - local and global actors engage with complex social…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Language and Intercultural Communication in the Workplace

    Critical approaches to theory and practice

    Edited by Hans J. Ladegaard, Christopher J. Jenks

    From language classrooms to outdoor markets, the workplace is fundamental to socialisation. It is not only a site of employment where money is made and institutional roles are enacted through various forms of discourse; it is also a location where people engage in social actions and practices. The…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge

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