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New and Published Books

  1. 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 December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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 November 29th 2014 by Routledge India

  5. 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 November 27th 2014 by Routledge India

  6. Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. IBSS: Sociology: 2013 Vol.63

    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

    Edited by Compiled by the British Library of Political and Economic Science

    First published in 1952, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (anthropology, economics, political science and sociology) is well established as a major bibliographic reference for students, researchers & librarians....

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Legacy of Hate: A Short History of Ethnic, Religious and Racial Prejudice in America

    A Short History of Ethnic, Religious and Racial Prejudice in America

    By Philip Perlmutter

    For all its foundation on the principles of religious freedom and human equality, American history contains numerous examples of bigotry and persecution of minorities. Now, author Philip Perlmutter lays out the history of prejudice in America in a brief, compact, and readable volume. Perlmutter...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Social Equity and Public Administration: Origins, Developments, and Applications

    Origins, Developments, and Applications

    By H George Frederickson

    This book is designed to be the definitive statement on social equity theory and practice in public administration. Social equity is often referred to as the "third pillar" in PA, after efficiency and economy. It concerns itself with the fairness of the organization, its management, and its...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Guns of August 2008

    Russia's War in Georgia

    By Svante E. Cornell, S. Frederick Starr

    In the summer of 2008, a conflict that appeared to have begun in the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia rapidly escalated to become the most significant crisis in European security in a decade. The implications of the Russian-Georgian war will be understood differently depending on one's...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge