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  • Slow Tourism, Food and Cities: Pace and the Search for the ‘Good Life’ book cover

    Slow Tourism, Food and Cities

    Pace and the Search for the ‘Good Life’

    Edited by Michael Clancy

    Slow Food began in the late 1980s as a response to the spread of fast food establishmentsand as a larger statement against globalization and the perceived deterioration of modern life. Since then, slow practices have permeated into other areas, including cities and territories and travel and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge Advances in Tourism

  • Women, Horseracing and Gender: Becoming 'One of the Lads' book cover

    Women, Horseracing and Gender

    Becoming 'One of the Lads'

    By Deborah Butler

    How do the class and gender inequalities found in horse-racing affect the working practices of women within the industry? Drawing on the work of Bourdieu and his concepts of field, capital and habitus, this book shows the inequalities that fracture the racing field, both historically and currently,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory book cover

    Schools and Styles of Anthropological Theory

    Edited by Matei Candea

    From the inception of the discipline in the 19th century, great ideas have always inspired and guided anthropologists when conducting their research amongst people all over the world. Such great ideas are born from the social and political contexts of their creators, and the challenge for scholars…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 

  • Addictive Consumption: Capitalism, Modernity and Excess book cover

    Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book Gerda Reith introduces the key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption, considering the work of Foucault, Bataille and Bourdieu, amongst others. Through this she addresses the role of consumption in the creation of individual identity and in the formation of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-31 

  • Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies

    Edited by Denise Segura, Francisco Lomelí, Elyette Benjamin-Labarthe

    The Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies is a unique interdisciplinary resource for students, libraries, and researchers interested in the largest and most rapidly growing racial-ethnic community in the United States and elsewhere which can either be identified as Chicano, Latino, Hispanic, or…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Participatory Surveillance: Sharing our Life Online book cover

    Participatory Surveillance

    Sharing our Life Online

    By Anders Albrechtslund

    Pursuing current new trajectories in surveillance studies, this book explores, analyses and develops the concept of ’participatory surveillance’, challenging dominant approaches that emphasise organisations, power relations and notions of ’Big Brother’ in order to focus instead on the activities of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 

  • Sport and Contested Identities: Contemporary Issues and Debates book cover

    Sport and Contested Identities

    Contemporary Issues and Debates

    Edited by David Hassan, Ciaran Acton

    Identity is one of the most theorised and contested of all sociological concepts and sport is fertile ground for an examination of its complexities. This book offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date exploration of the sport-identity nexus, drawing examples from a variety of sporting contexts and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • A World Laid Waste?: Responding to the Social, Cultural and Political Consequences of Globalisation book cover

    A World Laid Waste?

    Responding to the Social, Cultural and Political Consequences of Globalisation

    Edited by Francis Dodsworth, Antonia Walford

    Globalisation and neo-liberalism have seen the rise of new international powers, increasingly interlinked economies and mass urbanisation. The internet, mobile communications and mass migration have transformed lives around the planet. For some, this has been positive and liberating, but it has…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 

  • Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl: How do I look? book cover

    Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl

    How do I look?

    By Alison J. Carr

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Sexualities in Society

  • The Emotional Market: Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity book cover

    The Emotional Market

    Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity

    Edited by Eva Illouz

    Capitalism has made rationality into a pervasive feature of human action and yet, far from heralding a loss of emotionality, capitalist culture has been accompanied with an unprecedented intensification of emotional life. This raises a puzzle:  how could we have become increasingly rationalized and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 

  • The Quantified Self in Precarity: Work, Technology and What Counts book cover

    The Quantified Self in Precarity

    Work, Technology and What Counts

    By Phoebe V. Moore

    Humans are accustomed to being tool bearers, but what happens when machines become tool bearers, calculating human labour via the use of big data and people analytics by managements? The Quantified Self in Precarity highlights how, whether it be in insecure ‘gig’ work or office work, such…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Loss and Genocide in the Archives book cover

    Loss and Genocide in the Archives

    By Martine Hawkes

    Current official responses to genocide are largely situated within archives of various descriptions - museums, courts, libraries, memoirs and memorials. Through particular readings of the archive, Martine Hawkes examines genocide as it is understood, represented, and responded to. She asks what is…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30 

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