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New and Published Books

  1. Poverty Reduction of the Disabled

    Livelihood of persons with disabilities in the Philippines

    Edited by Soya Mori, Celia M Reyes, Tatsufumi Yamagata

    A third of poor people are disabled in the developing world. How much do we know about their livelihood with hard data? Are they entirely powerless and dependent on family members? How do they earn income? These questions have become more important than ever, now that persons with disabilities (...

    Published July 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sport and Social Exclusion in Global Society

    By Ramón Spaaij, Jonathan Magee, Ruth Jeanes

    Social exclusion is one of the most pressing challenges in post-industrial societies, encompassing economic, social, cultural and political dimensions. This important new book critically examines the relationship between sport and social exclusion, from global and cross-cultural perspectives. The...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. India in the Contemporary World

    Polity, Economy and International Relations

    Edited by Jakub Zajączkowski, Jivanta Schottli, Manish Thapa

    This book brings together Indian and European perspectives on India’s polity, economy and international strategy. It explores internal, regional and global determinants shaping India’s status, position and goals in the early 21st century. Through an array of methodological and theoretical...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge India

  4. Social Movements

    Transformative Shifts and Turning Points

    Edited by Savyasaachi, Ravi Kumar

    Series: Social Movements and Transformative Dissent

    This volume attempts to show the emerging contours of ‘transformative action’ in social movements across South Asia. It argues that these contours have been shaped by contestations over questions of equity, justice and well-being on the one hand, and the nature and scope of new and classical social...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge India

  5. Constructing Indian Christianities

    Conversion, Culture, and Caste

    Edited by Chad M. Bauman, Richard Fox Young

    This volume offers insights into the current ‘public-square’ debates on Indian Christianity. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork as well as rigorous analyses, it discusses the myriad histories of Christianity in India, its everyday practice and contestations and the process of its indigenisation. It...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge India

  6. Gender, Identity and Violence

    Female Deselection in India

    By Rainuka Dagar

    The missing girls in India are not a new phenomenon. The British passed an Act to check female infanticide more than 100 years ago. Since 1960, India’s birth sex ratios have progressively declined from 994 to 910, implicating life-affecting gender violence. Backed by extensive field research, data...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge India

  7. 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 May 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  8. Interrogating Inclusive Growth

    Poverty and Inequality in India

    By K. P. Kannan

    The high growth performance of the Indian economy since the launch of economic reforms in the early 1990s has been much lauded. But how much of this growth has made its way to the poor? In a radical assessment of ‘inclusive growth’, this book probes the impact of neo-liberal policies on employment...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  9. A Theory of Ecological Justice

    By Brian Baxter

    Series: Environmental Politics

    In A Theory of Ecological Justice, Baxter argues for ecological justice - that is, for treating species besides homo sapiens as having a claim in justice to a share of the Earth's resources. It explores the nature of justice claims as applied to organisms of various degrees of complexity and...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Human Capacity for Transformational Change

    Harnessing the collective mind

    By Valerie A. Brown, John A. Harris

    Pressures for transformational change have become a regular feature of most fields of human endeavour. Master-thinkers and visionaries alike have reframed existing divisions as connecting relationships, bringing together as dynamic systems the supposed opposites of parts and wholes, stability and...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge