Social Sciences Products

  • Connecting Taiwan

    Participation – Integration – Impacts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carsten Storm

    Taiwan has often been characterised as an isolated society in its search for sovereignty and security. Its contact with the world in an era of globalization and post-modernity, however, has increasingly led to Taiwanese actors successfully participating in many regional and global fields. In this…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Being Young in Super-Aging Japan

    Formative Events and Cultural Reactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Heinrich, Christian Galan

    Japan is not only the oldest society in the world today, but also the oldest society to have ever existed. This aging trend, however, presents many challenges to contemporary Japan, as it permeates all areas of life, from the economy and welfare to social cohesion and population decline. Nobody is…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Qiaopi Trade and Transnational Networks in the Chinese Diaspora

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gregor Benton, Hong Liu, Huimei Zhang

    Originating in the 1820s and used for 150 years thereafter, qiaopi is the name given in Chinese to letters written home by Chinese emigrants to accompany remittances. Their key function was to preserve family ties. Although such correspondence focused principally on the provision of economic…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Rural-Urban Relationships in the Nineteenth Century

    Uneasy neighbours?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Hammond, Barry Sloan

    The essays in this collection seek to challenge accepted scholarship on the rural-urban divide. Using case studies from the UK, Europe and America, contributors examine complex rural-urban relationships of conflict and cooperation. The volume will be of interest to those researching society and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Property Rights in Land

    Issues in social, economic and global history, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rosa Congost, Jorge Gelman, Rui Santos

    Property Rights in Land widens our understanding of property rights by looking through the lenses of social history and sociology, discussing mainstream theory of new institutional economics and the derived grand narrative of economic development.  As neo-institutional development theory has become…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Great Transformation

    History for a Techno-Human Future, 1st Edition

    By Judith Bessant

    While artificial intelligence (AI), robots, bio-technologies and digital media are transforming work, culture, and social life, there is little understanding of or agreement about the scope and significance of this change. This new interpretation of the ‘great transformation’ uses history and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Scholarly Crimes and Misdemeanors

    Violations of Fairness and Trust in the Academic World, 1st Edition

    By Mark Davis, Bonnie Berry

    This book explores the problem of scientific dishonesty and misconduct – a problem that affects all disciplines, yet whose extent remains largely unknown and for which established standards for reporting, prevention, and punishment are absent. Presenting examples of research misconduct, the authors…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Material Worlds

    Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara J. Heath, Eleanor E. Breen, Lori A. Lee

    Material Worlds examines consumption from an archaeological perspective, broadly exploring the intersection of social relations and objects through the processes of production, distribution, use, reuse, and discard. Interrogating individual objects as well as considering the contexts in which acts…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Migration in the Western Mediterranean

    Space, Mobility and Borders, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laure-Anne Bernes, Hassan Bousetta, Caroline Zickgraf

    The upheavals of the Arab Spring grabbed the world’s immediate attention, and concern quickly grew over their potential aftermath, with the fear that a ‘tidal wave’ of immigrants and refugees would ‘flood’ European territory. The Arab Spring has highlighted the Mediterranean as a migration region,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Truth, Intentionality and Evidence

    Anthropological Approaches to Crime, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yazid Ben Hounet, Deborah Puccio-Den

    This book provides an anthropological exploration of the ways in which crime is perceived and defined, focusing on notions of truth, intentionality, and evidence. The chapters contain rich ethnographic case studies drawn from work in the Middle East, Africa, India, Mexico and Europe. A variety of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Transnationalism, Migration and the Challenge to Europe

    The Enlargement of Meaning, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Robins, Asu Aksoy

    Transnationalism, Migration and the Challenge to Europe: The Enlargement of Meaning puts forward an alternative outline for thinking about migration in a European context. Moving beyond the agenda of identity politics, the book addresses possibilities more related to the experiential and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Young Muslim Change-Makers

    Grassroots Charities Rethinking Modern Societies, 1st Edition

    By William Barylo

    The Muslim charity sector is stronger than ever, attracting thousands of volunteers and millions of pounds in donations. In times of mobile internet and social media, young people have set up small scale charities in urban areas, providing general social services to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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