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New and Published Books

  1. Small Town China

    Rural Labour and Social Inclusion

    By Beatriz Carrillo Garcia

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    While much has been written about rural migrant workers’ experiences in the big cities, population movements into China’s vast network of towns and small cities has been largely neglected. This book presents a detailed case study of rural migrant workers experiences in a small town in a north China...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Lived Economies of Default

    Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect

    By Joe Deville

    Series: CRESC

    Consumer credit borrowing – using credit cards, store cards and personal loans – is an important and routine part of many of our lives. But what happens when these everyday forms of borrowing go ‘bad’, when people start to default on their loans and when they cannot, or will not, repay? It is this...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Politics of Culture in Iran

    By Nematollah Fazeli

    This first full-length study of the history of Iranian anthropology charts the formation and development of anthropology in Iran in the twentieth century. The text examines how and why anthropology and culture became part of wider socio-political discourses in Iran, and how they were appropriated,...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Industry and Work in Contemporary Capitalism

    Global Models, Local Lives?

    Edited by Victoria Goddard, Susana Narotzky

    Series: CRESC

    Throughout history and in every geographical location, the rise and fall of industry, which impact the fate of large populations, are tied to the development and cultural entanglement of particular models that are articulated with political power. Models are understood as knowledge devices –...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    By Hill Gates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Citizenship, Civil Society and Development

    Interconnections in a Global World

    Edited by Tiina Kontinen, Henri Onodera

    The book investigates the intersection of citizenship, civil society, and development in today’s global world. The multi-disciplinary collection considers the notion of citizenship in connection with the neoliberal development agendas, participation, security discourses and legal environments. The...

    Published December 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Politics of Hiding, Invisibility, and Silence

    Between Absence and Presence

    Edited by Rhys Dafydd Jones, James Robinson, Jennifer Turner

    What is absence? What is presence? How are these two phenomena related? Is absence merely not being present? This book examines these and other questions relating to the role of absence and presence in everyday politics. Absence and presence are used as political tools in global events and everyday...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Asset-Building Policies and Innovations in Asia

    Edited by Michael Sherraden, Li Zou, Ben Hok-bun Ku, Suo Deng, Sibin Wang

    Series: Routledge Research on Social Work, Social Policy and Social Development in Greater China

    Asia has long been a testing ground for efforts to augment financial and social security by developing assets that may support individuals and households and contribute to long-term social development. Rapid growth in the number and breadth of asset-based social policies has prompted Asian scholars...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Governance

    Actors and Articulations in Africa and Beyond

    Edited by Lucy Koechlin, Till Förster

    Series: Conceptualising Comparative Politics

    How do government arrangements emerge? When and how does individual agency turn into collective agency? How do sensory experiences of violence, instability, etc affect the configuration of governance arrangements? When, why, and how are governance arrangements institutionalized? This book seeks to...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Authority, Experience and the Life of Power

    Edited by Claire Blencowe, Julian Brigstocke, Leila Dawney

    Taking up the challenge of understanding power in its complexity, this volume returns to and revitalises the concept of ‘authority’. It provides a powerful analysis of the ways that relationships of trust, attachment, governance and inequality become possible when subjectivities and bodies are...

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge