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Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

The Critical Concepts in Social Sciences series encompasses a wide area of study and consequently the series includes titles on a number of popular subject areas, including human geography, leisure, tourism and economics. Risk is a new publication within this series and a suitable apt title for the times we live in. Examining potential hazards, such as hurricanes, earthquakes and oil spills, the collection looks to uncover how we may better understand Risk Analysis.

The social sciences is a large area of study that is growing in interest and research output. Collections in this series look to collate the best of the available scholarship and are edited and introduced by leading academics in the field.

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  1. Tourism

    Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Edited by Stephen Williams

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Examining exactly what social scientists mean by the term tourism, and what it means to be a tourist, this collection charts the sociological changes that have occurred in tourism, as well as the shift from the upper-class ‘grand tours’ of the late nineteenth-century to the mass tourism of the...

    Published October 23rd 2003 by Routledge

  2. The City

    Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Edited by Michael Pacione

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    This anthology synthesises a wealth of published research to provide students of the city with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key concepts and themes in contemporary urban studies.This collection comprises over 130 seminal readings accompanied by embedded references to guide...

    Published October 25th 2001 by Routledge

  3. Consumption

    Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Edited by Daniel Miller

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    These volumes comprise the most extensive guide to past and current research on the topic of consumption ever created. Ranging from the classic discussions of a century and more ago to the latest evidence for the diversity of consumption as it is actually practiced, this set is an essential...

    Published June 14th 2001 by Routledge

  4. Game Theory

    Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Edited by Yanis Varoufakis

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Game theory is rapidly becoming one of the cornerstones of the social sciences. The articles gathered here chart the intellectual history of game theory from its place in the Enlightenment tradition, through the explosion of literature in the late 1970s, to issues of current and emerging debates....

    Published March 29th 2001 by Routledge

  5. Development

    Edited by Stuart Corbridge

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    In this fascinating six volume set, Stuart Corbridge brings together more than one hundred articles dealing with the discipline of development in all its diversity. Key topics include the transformation of peasant economies, argibusiness, rural-urban relations, markets, industrialization, workers,...

    Published December 9th 1999 by Routledge

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