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  • Unmarried Women in Japan

    The drift into singlehood

    By Akiko Yoshida

    Yoshida addresses the common misconceptions of single, never-married women and aims to uncover the major social and cultural factors contributing to this phenomenon in Japan. Based on interviews with married and never-married women aged 25-46, she argues that the increasing rate of female…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Routledge Revivals: Localities (1989)

    The Changing Face of Urban Britain

    Edited by Philip Cooke

    First published in 1989, this book examines seven different localities, ranging from the outer suburbs of large northern cities to small freestanding town, which were prospering in the 1980s or struggling against the negative employment effects of restructuring. Within the theoretical frame of ‘…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Politics of Urban Change (1979)

    Edited by David Mckay, Andrew Cox

    First published in 1979, this book examines key planning policy areas such as land use planning, land values, housing and slum clearance, urban transport, industrial and regional economic location policies, and policies inner city policies to explain why particular policies have been…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide

    Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents

    Edited by Adenrele Awotona

    We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery to vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Urban Theory

    New critical perspectives

    Edited by Mark Jayne, Kevin Ward

    Urban Theory: New Critical Perspectives provides an introduction to innovative critical contributions to the field of urban studies. Chapters offer easily accessible and digestible reviews, and as a reference text Urban Theory is a comprehensive and integrated primer which covers topics necessary…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Sociology of Crisis

    Visualising Urban Austerity

    By Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    The global financial crisis has demonstrated the impact and implications of late capitalism and its bedfellow, globalisation. In the European context, crisis is seen as a threat to the stability of the region, rather than a local or national concern. Post-2008, crisis is social and political,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Unequal Cities

    The Challenge of Post-Industrial Transition in Times of Austerity

    Edited by Costanzo Ranci, Roberta Cucca

    This seminal edited collection examines the impact of austerity and economic crisis on European cities. Whilst on the one hand the struggle for competitiveness has induced many European cities to invest in economic performance and attractiveness, on the other, national expenditure cuts and dominant…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge

  • Urban Music and Entrepreneurship

    Beats, Rhymes and Young People's Enterprise

    By Joy White

    Youth unemployment in the UK remains around the one million mark, with many young people from impoverished backgrounds becoming and remaining NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). However, the NEET categorisation covertly disguises and obscures the significance of the diverse range of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Feeding Cities

    Improving local food access, security and resilience

    Edited by Christopher Bosso

    There is enormous current interest in urban food systems, with a wide array of policies and initiatives intended to increase food security, decrease ecological impacts and improve public health. This volume is a cross-disciplinary and applied approach to urban food system sustainability,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Infrastructures and Social Complexity

    A Companion

    Edited by Penelope Harvey, Casper Bruun Jensen, Atsuro Morita

    Contemporary forms of infrastructural development herald alternative futures through their incorporation of digital technologies, mobile capital, international politics and the promises and fears of enhanced connectivity. In tandem with increasing concerns about climate change and the anthropocene,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Mobility and Cosmopolitanism

    Complicating the interaction between aspiration and practice

    Edited by Vered Amit, Pauline Gardiner Barber

    In academic descriptions of cosmopolitanism, one particularly important distinction often recurs. Specifically, scholars have been concerned to distinguish between cosmopolitanism as a set of mundane practices and/or competences on the one hand and cosmopolitanism as a cultivated form of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore

    Re-thinking global sexualities

    By Shawna Tang

    Taking lesbians in Singapore as a case study, this book explores the possibility of a modern gay identity in a postcolonial society, that is not dependent on Western queer norms. It looks at the core question of how this identity can be reconciled with local culture and how it relates to global…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

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