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New and Published Books

  1. Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain

    Transplantation, Development and Adaptation

    By David N Kay

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This book analyses the transplantation, development and adaptation of the two largest Tibetan and Zen Buddhist organizations currently active on the British religious landscape: the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The key contributions of recent...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Global Citizenship and the Legacy of Empire

    Marketing Development

    By April Biccum

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    This book investigates the parallels between mainstream development discourse and colonial discourse as theorized in the work of Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said. Aiming to repoliticize post-colonial theory by applying its understandings to contemporary political discourses, author April...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Impacts of Automotive Plant Closure

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Edited by Andrew Beer, Holli Evans

    Series: Regions and Cities

    Economic restructuring has been a notable feature of so-called mature industrial economies such as the UK and Australia in the last two decades, with deregulation, privatisation, technological change and globalisation combining to reshape such economies. Some industries have grown, while others...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Iconography of Independence

    'Freedoms at Midnight'

    Edited by Robert Holland, Susan Williams, Terry Barringer

    This book explores the phenomenon of Independence Days. These rituals had complex meanings both in the territories concerned and in Britain as the imperial metropole, where they were extensively reported in the press. The text is concerned with the political management, associated rhetoric and...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Britishness, Popular Music, and National Identity

    The Making of Modern Britain

    By Irene Morra

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book offers a major exploration of the social and cultural importance of popular music to contemporary celebrations of Britishness. Rather than providing a history of popular music or an itemization of indigenous musical qualities, it exposes the influential cultural and nationalist rhetoric...

    Published October 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Future of Local Economic Development

    Edited by Ines Newman

    This book looks at the future role of local economic development. Once New Labour came to power in 1997, they sought a third way between the new right agenda of Thatcherism with its attempts to reduce the role of the local state and foster a free market and the left’s attempts to take more...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. British Ways of Counter-insurgency

    A Historical Perspective

    Edited by Matthew Hughes

    This edited collection examines the British ‘way’ in counter-insurgency. It brings together and consolidates new scholarship on the counter-insurgency associated with the end of empire, foregrounding a dark and violent history of British imperial rule, one that stretched back to the nineteenth...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Democracy and Violence

    Global Debates and Local Challenges

    Edited by John Schwarzmantel, Hendrik Jan Kraetzschmar

    Illustrated most dramatically by the events of 9/11 and the subsequent ‘war on terror’, violence represents a challenge to democratic politics and to the establishment of liberal-democratic regimes. Liberal-democracies have themselves not hesitated to use violence and restrict civil liberties as a...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  9. ‘Manufactured’ Masculinity

    Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

    By J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    'Manufactured' Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the elements of the 'manufacture' of masculinity in the period world-famous 'public' school...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Refugees and Cultural Transfer to Britain

    Edited by Stefan Manz, Panikos Panayi

    This book is the first to focus specifically upon the relationship between refugees and intercultural transfer over an extensive period of time. Since circa 1830, a series of groups have made their way to Britain, beginning with exiles from the failed European revolutions of the mid-nineteenth...

    Published February 7th 2013 by Routledge