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  • New Life Courses, Social Risks and Social Policy in East Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Raymond K. H. Chan, Jens Zinn, Lih-Rong Wang

    Social policy in modern industrialised societies is increasingly challenged by new social risks. These include insecure employment resulting from ever more volatile labour markets, new family and gender relationships resulting from the growing participation of women in the labour market, and the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • Technologies of Consumer Labor

    A History of Self-Service, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

  • Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

    1st Edition

    By Genaro Castro-Vázquez

    This book presents an ethnographic investigation of intimate and reproductive behaviour in current Japanese society, grounded in the viewpoints of a group of Japanese mothers. It adopts a new approach in studying the decreasing fertility rates which are contributing to the ageing population in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge

  • Can Class Still Unite?

    The Differentiated Work Force, Class Solidarity and Trade Unions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Guy Van Gyes, Hans De Witte, Patrick Pasture

    This title was first published in 2001. This detailed study of European trade unions also addresses academic concerns about the continuing relevance of the class concept as an analytical tool. As a social movement, the trade union has always used the class principal to unite and defend workers, and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Elizabeth Gaskell

    1st Edition

    By Angus Easson

    First published in 1979, this book looks at every aspect of the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell, including her lesser known novels and writings — especially those concerning life in the industrial north of Victorian England. It shows how her work springs from a culture and society which pervades…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Elizabeth Gaskell

    1st Edition

    By John McVeagh

    First published in 1970, this study demonstrates both the range and essential unity of the works of Mrs. Gaskell. The author analyses the novels of social criticism, the biography of Charlotte Brontë and the novels of country life as distinct expressions of her genius, commenting on recurrent…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Uncovering Social Life

    Critical Perspectives from Sociology, 1st Edition

    By Chris Shilling, Philip A. Mellor

    In an era when rapid social change, the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of political populism and the threat posed by radical religious movements makes it appear that ‘all that is solid melts into air’, the classical sociological problem of how peaceable societies can be created…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07
    Routledge

  • The Crisis Management Cycle

    1st Edition

    By Christer Pursiainen

    The Crisis Management Cycle is the first holistic, multidisciplinary introduction to the dynamic field of crisis management theory and practice. By drawing together the different theories and concepts of crisis management literature and practice, this book develops a theoretical framework of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06
    Routledge

  • The Company Citizen

    Good for Business, Planet, Nation and Community, 1st Edition

    By Tom Levitt

    Business doing good is doing good business; this book learns from the era where governments ruled the world, pre-globalisation, and where business looked after itself, where issues like climate change, resource depletion and even poverty and hunger were not thought to be the responsibility of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-29
    Routledge

  • Work in a Metro

    Intense, Flexible, Insecure, 1st Edition

    By Anuradha Kalhan

    This volume is about why ‘work’ changed to become more precarious around the turn of the century. This happened not just in the developed world but also inside sectors that were demarcated as organized and modern within developing countries like India. In these sectors, unlike the greater part of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge

  • Young Consumer Behaviour

    A Research Companion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ayantunji Gbadamosi

    Although one perspective depicts young consumers as vulnerable and passive in the marketplace system, our knowledge of this consumer group will be inadequate if limited to this contention. Their roles and relevance in family consumption activities are becoming increasingly profound. Available…

    Paperback – 2017-11-23
    Routledge

  • Tackling Social Exclusion in Europe

    The Contribution of the Social Economy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roger Spear, Jacques Defourny, Jean-Louis Laville

    This title was first published in 2001. This book is the result of an international study by leading economists and sociologists from across Europe and North America. The response of the new social economy (primarily voluntary and co-operative sectors) to social exclusion and employability in the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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