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New and Published Books

  1. Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences

    Edited by Ford Lumban Gaol

    The human aspect plays an important role in the social sciences. The behavior of people has become a vital area of focus in the social sciences as well. Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences contains papers that were originally presented at the 3rd International Congress on...

    To Be Published March 3rd 2015 by CRC Press

  2. 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 February 15th 2015 by Routledge India

  3. Rethinking Disability in India

    By Anita Ghai

    Moving away from clinical, medical or therapeutic perspectives on disability, this book explores disability in India as a social, cultural and political phenomenon, arguing that this ‘difference’ should be accepted as a part of social diversity. It further interrogates the multiple issues of...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge India

  4. Tocqueville's Virus

    Utopia and Dystopia in Western Social and Political Thought

    By Mark Featherstone

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the 1850s the social and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville spoke of ‘a virus of a new and unknown kind’ to explain the inexplicable failure of the French Revolution. This book uses Tocqueville’s idea of the virus to explore the fatal relationship between the concepts of utopia and...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Dalit Capital

    State, Markets and Civil Society in Urban India

    By Aseem Prakash

    Dalit Capital explores the relation between caste and Indian capitalism. It explores the ways in which caste and social discrimination reinvent themselves under the guise of modern capitalism. It demonstrates how ‘inclusion’ holds Dalits at a disadvantage, perpetrated by the state, markets and the...

    Published February 4th 2015 by Routledge India

  6. 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 February 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 19th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Northeastern India and Its Neighbours

    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 12th 2014 by Routledge India

  10. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge India