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  1. The Regulation of Internet Pornography

    Issues and Challenges

    By Abhilash Nair

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law

    The regulation of pornography has always been a contentious issue, and has sparked wide ranging debates in relation to its regulation and control. However, the use of the internet to distribute and access pornography has magnified this debate due to the global nature of the internet and the variety...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals)

    Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

    By Ken Dowden

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins – slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades. Death and the Maiden, first published in 1989, contextualises this mythology in terms of geography, history and culture, and...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. International Aid

    By Paul Mosley

    Series: Global Institutions

    The book provides an up-to-date overview of the politics by which aid flows are determined and of their impact on development, from the level of the global economy down to the individual household. There is a particular focus on the promise of the Millennium Development Goals to ‘make poverty...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Extraterritoriality and International Human Rights Law

    The Spatial Reach of African Human Rights Treaties

    By Takele Soboka Bulto

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The overall structure of international human rights law has generally been understood as a regime that is designed in such a way as to protect individuals and groups against abusive domestic state power. The initial stages of the development of international human rights law focused on limiting the...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The History of Sexuality

    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    The history of sexuality has progressed from its earlier marginal status to a central place in historiography. Not only are its foci of research intriguing, but the field has initiated important theoretical advances for the discipline as a whole, especially through the work of Michel Foucault. ...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Production and Consumption of Music in the Digital Age

    Edited by Brian J. Hracs, Michael Seman, Tarek Virani

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    Songs remain the same, but how and where they are made, shared and experienced is changing. The roles and practices of record labels, independent musicians and music professionals are evolving and a new interconnected sonic ecosystem of cities, scenes, venues, festivals, record shops, and online...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Sociology, Health and Health Care

    An Essay in Dialectical Critical Realism

    By Graham Scambler

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    It is now accepted that many of the determinants of health and health care are social. This volume offers a philosophical and theoretical frame within which the nature and extent of this might be optimally examined. The analysis is rooted in Roy Bhaskar’s basic and dialectical critical realism,...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Children's Wellbeing in the Media Age

    Multidisciplinary Perspectives from the Harvard-Australia Symposium

    Edited by Elizabeth Handsley, Colin MacDougall, Michael Rich

    Children, from infancy through adolescence, now spend more time consuming media content than they do in school, with parents or engaging in any activity other than sleep. Parents, educators, and policy-makers are concerned, confused and overwhelmed, since the media we use and how we use them...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Federation Press

  9. Gender and Media

    Representing, Producing, Consuming

    By Tonny Krijnen, Sofie Van Bauwel

    Series: Communication and Society

    Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the City empowering or not? Why are recent television shows like Desperate Housewives post-feminist television? Gender and Media...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Public Indecency in England 1857-1960

    'A Serious and Growing Evil’

    By David J. Cox, Kim Stevenson, Candida Harris, Judith Rowbotham

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    Throughout the nineteenth century and twentieth century, various attempts were made to define and control problematic behaviour in public by legal and legislative means through the use of a somewhat nebulous concept of ‘indecency’. Remarkably however, public indecency remains a much...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge