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  1. Globalization

    A Reader

    Edited by Charles Lemert, Anthony Elliott, Daniel Chaffee, Eric Hsu

    Expected to become a classic in the field and the classroom standard for teachers and their students, this book offers the most comprehensive, engaging selection of classic and contemporary readings on globalization currently available. Here, for the first time in print, is the full historical...

    Published March 29th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Ecological Modernisation Reader

    Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Arthur P.J. Mol, David A Sonnenfeld, Gert Spaargaren

    Environmental reform by governmental, intergovernmental agencies, private firms and industries and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is a worldwide phenomenon. This definitive collection showcases an introduction to Ecological Modernisation Theory; state-of-the-art review essays by key...

    Published July 19th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Theories of Race and Racism

    A Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Les Back, John Solomos

    Series: Routledge Student Readers

    Theories of Race and Racism: A Reader is an important and innovative collection that brings together extracts from the work of scholars, both established and up and coming, who have helped to shape the study of race and racism as an historical and contemporary phenomenon. This second edition...

    Published February 26th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Community Development Reader

    2nd Edition

    By James DeFilippis, Susan Saegert

    The Community Development Reader is the first comprehensive reader in the past thirty years that brings together practice, theory and critique concerning communities as sites of social change. With chapters written by some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, the book presents a...

    Published February 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Crime and Media

    A Reader

    Edited by Chris Greer

    Series: Routledge Student Readers

    This engaging and timely collection gathers together for the first time key and classic readings in the ever-expanding area of crime and media. Comprizing a carefully distilled selection of the most important contributions to the field, Crime and Media: A Reader tackles a wide range of issues...

    Published August 31st 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Creolization Reader

    Studies in Mixed Identities and Cultures

    Edited by Robin Cohen, Paola Toninato

    Series: Routledge Student Readers

    Increasingly, ‘creolization’ is used to analyse ‘cultural complexity’, 'cosmopolitanism’,‘hybridity’, ‘syncretism’ and ‘mixture’, prominent and growing characteristics of the global age. The Creolization Reader captures all these meanings. Attention to the ‘creolizing world’ has enormous potential...

    Published September 7th 2009 by Routledge