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New and Published Books

  1. The Multiplex in India

    A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure

    By Adrian Athique, Douglas Hill

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    During the decade of its existence in India, the multiplex cinema has been very much a sign of the times – both a symptom and a symbol of new social values. Indicative of a consistent push to create a ‘globalised’ consuming middle class and a new urban environment, multiplex theatres have thus...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society

    By Yuehping Yen

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Natural Burial

    Landscape, Practice and Experience

    By Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey, Mark Powell

    This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new...

    Published July 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Transnational Feminism and Global Advocacy in South Asia

    Edited by Gita Rajan, Jigna Desai

    Transnational feminism has been critical to feminist theorizing in the global North over the last few decades. Perhaps due to its broad terminology, transnational feminism can become vague and dislocated, losing its ability to name specific critiques of and responses to empire, race, and...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Language of Global Development

    A Misleading Geography

    By Marcin Wojciech Solarz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading. Taking an intellectual history approach, this book examines the most commonly used spatial terms...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Philosophy of Social Science

    A Contemporary Introduction

    By Mark Risjord

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

    The Philosophy of Social Science: A Contemporary Introduction examines the perennial questions of philosophy by engaging with the empirical study of society. The book offers a comprehensive overview of debates in the field, with special attention to questions arising from new research programs in...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Cultural Policy in East Asia

    Contemporary Issues and Trends

    Edited by Lorraine Lim

    This book provides an introduction to the contemporary issues that are occurring in cultural policy in East Asia today. Interest in East Asia has grown considerably in recent years due not only to the emergence of economic super-powers such as China but also to the cultural impact the region is...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. International Aid and the Making of a Better World

    Reflexive Practice

    By Rosalind Eyben

    Series: Rethinking Development

    How can international aid professionals manage to deal with the daily dilemmas of working for the wellbeing of people in countries other than their own? A scholar-activist and lifelong development practitioner seeks to answer that question in a book that provides a vivid and accessible insight into...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Celebrity Advocacy and International Development

    By Dan Brockington

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Celebrity advocacy is a curious phenomenon. It occupies a significant proportion of the public domain, but does so without engaging particularly well with much of the public. Yet this may not matter very much. Many people at the core of advocacy, and in political and business elites, simply do not...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Indonesia-Malaysia Relations

    Cultural Heritage, Politics and Labour Migration

    By Marshall Clark, Juliet Pietsch

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Drawing on social media, cinema, cultural heritage and public opinion polls, this book examines Indonesia and Malaysia from a comparative postcolonial perspective. The Indonesia–Malaysia relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in Southeast Asia, especially because...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge