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  1. Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social

    Edited by Celia Lury and Nina Wakeford

    Social and cultural research has changed dramatically in the last few years in response to changing conceptions of the empirical, an intensification of interest in interdisciplinary work, and the growing need to communicate with diverse users and audiences. Methods texts, however, have not kept pace with these changes.

    This volume provides a set of new approaches for the investigation of the contemporary world. Building on the increasing importance of methodologies that cut across disciplines, more than twenty expert authors explain the utility of 'devices' for social and cultural research...Read more...


  2. Food

    By John Coveney

    In Food, a new book part of the Shortcuts Series, John Coveney examines ‘food as…’ humanness, identity, politics, industry, regulation, the environment and justice. He explores how food helps us understand what it means to be human. Through food, we construct our social identities, our families and communities, but this book also highlights the tensions between the industrialisation of food, the environment, and the fair (or otherwise) worldwide distribution of food. It considers how the food industries, on which most of us have to rely, have also had direct effects on our bodies – whether through diet and longevity, or the development of illness and diseases...Read more...

  3. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences

    The State of the Art
    By David Byrne and Gillian Callaghan

    For the past two decades, ‘complexity’ has informed a range of work across the social sciences. There are diverse schools of complexity thinking, and authors have used these ideas in a multiplicity of ways, from health inequalities to the organization of large scale firms. Some understand complexity as emergence from the rule-based interactions of simple agents and explore it through agent-based modeling. Others argue against such ‘restricted complexity’ and for the development of case-based narratives deploying a much wider set of approaches and techniques. Major social theorists have been reinterpreted through a complexity lens and the whole methodological program of the social sciences has been recast in complexity terms...Read more...

  4. Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World

    By Anne Fausto-Sterling

    Sex/Gender
    presents a relatively new way to think about how biological difference can be produced over time in response to different environmental and social experiences.

    This book gives a clearly written explanation of the biological and cultural underpinnings of gender. Anne Fausto-Sterling provides an introduction to the biochemistry, neurobiology, and social construction of gender with expertise and humor in a style accessible to a wide variety of readers. In addition to the basics, Sex/Gender ponders the moral, ethical, social and political side to this inescapable subject. Read more...

  5. Earthscan from Routledge September Highlights

    With so many great titles publishing this month it has been impossible to give them all the justice they deserve in our September newsletter, so to be sure you don't miss out you can find them all here.

  6. Homa Katouzian

    “The limits to our knowledge are revealed by the extent of our ignorance” - Homa Katouzian

    In the light of prolific author Homa Katouzian recently being awarded a SINA award for his contribution to humanities, this month we want to celebrate our cutting-edge Iranian Studies series, edited by Dr Katouzian himself. Since 1967 the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS) has been a leading learned society for the advancement of new approaches in the study of Iranian society, history, culture, and literature. The ISIS Iranian Studies series provides a venue for the publication of original and innovative scholarly works in all areas of Iranian and Persianate Studies. To find out more, why not take a look at the series?

  7. Celebrate World Water Week with Routledge

    With World Water Week underway, we have put together a selection of our bestselling and upcoming titles relevant to the themes being discussed.

  8. Improved functionality on Taylor & Francis eBooks: access our content more quickly!

    In response to customer feedback, we have introduced improved functionality to our eBooks platform, found at www.tandfebooks.com, markedly increasing the speed and ease-of-access to eBook content. Find out how this new functionality will greatly enhance your experience of Routledge eBooks. Learn more here.

  9. Congratulations to Professor Andy Young

    Professor Andy Young has won the British Psychological Society Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge for 2013.

  10. The Coach’s Mind Manual

    The Coach’s Mind Manual combines the latest findings from neuroscience, psychology, and mindfulness research to provide an accessible framework to help coaches and leadership development specialists improve their awareness of the mind, enhancing their coaching practice. Syed Azmatullah explains how such knowledge can be used to guide clients on a journey of self-discovery, facilitating transformational changes and enriching their performance and personal lives.

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