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  1. Gambling, Work and Leisure (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study Across Three Areas

    By David Downes, D. M. Davies, M. E. David, P. Stone

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling has become a major...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Science, Technology, and Social Change (Routledge Revivals)

    By Steven Yearley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this book provides students with a way to increase their understanding of the role of science and technology in society. Steven Yearley draws on and develops ideas from research in the sociology and politics of science to address, in particular: the nature of scientific...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Myth and the Human Sciences

    Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

    By Angus Nicholls

    Series: Theorists of Myth

    This is the first book-length critical analysis in any language of Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Blumenberg can be regarded as the most important German theorist of myth of the second half of the twentieth century, and his Work on Myth (1979) has resonated across disciplines ranging from...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Performing Identities

    Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts

    Edited by G. N. Devy, Geoffrey V. Davis, K. K. Chakravarty

    Performing Identities brings together essays by scholars, artists and activists engaged in understanding and conserving rapidly disappearing local knowledge forms of indigenous communities across continents. It depicts the imaginative transactions evident in the interface of identity and cultural...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge India

  5. Northeast and Her Borders

    Negotiating Security and Development

    By Rakhee Bhattacharya

    Series: Transition in Northeastern India

    This book explores — through extensive fieldwork — the link between development and security, critical to India’s Northeast, within the context of the cross-border space it shares with China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal. For a long-term sustainable solution to serious issues that include...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge India

  6. Seva, Saviour and State

    Caste Politics, Tribal Welfare and Capitalist Development

    By R. Srivatsan

    This volume is a study of seva as a concept that gives the national movement an ethical charge. It maps how the idea of seva provides the foundation for elite politics of hegemony, governmental policy and for the development of a capitalist culture in India. The author also provides new...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge India

  7. Textual Travels

    Theory and Practice of Translation in India

    Edited by Mini Chandran, Suchitra Mathur

    This book presents a comprehensive account of the theory and practice of translation in India in combining both its functional and literary aspects. It explores how the cultural politics of globalization is played out most powerfully in the realm of popular culture, and especially the role of...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge India

  8. Caste in Contemporary India

    By Surinder S. Jodhka

    Caste is a contested terrain in India’s society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. Presenting rich empirical findings across north India, it presents an original perspective on the reasons for the persistence of caste in India today....

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge India

  9. Reconstructing Sustainability Science

    Knowledge and action for a sustainable future

    By Thaddeus R. Miller

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?

    Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge