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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity

    The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris

    By Hsiao-yen Peng

    This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"—transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body

    Edited by Jean Williams

    This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial practice and embodied experience. The...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Narratives of Neglect

    By Jacqui Karn

    This book tells the story of the process leading up to the demolition of a small council estate in the north of England and its subsequent regeneration. Based on extensive ethnographic research, it addresses the local governance of security and the ways in which the community engaged with attempts...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan

  5. International Science and Technology Education

    Exploring Culture, Economy and Social Perceptions

    Edited by Ortwin Renn, Nicole C. Karafyllis, Andreas Hohlt, Dorothea Taube

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is crucial for taking advantage of the prospects of new scientific discoveries initiating or promoting technological changes, and managing opportunities and risks associated with innovations. This book explores the emerging...

    Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Dialectics in World Politics

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Community Visioning Programs

    Processes and Outcomes

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Gisele F Hamm

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    Communities have practiced strategic planning for decades using a variety of tools and programs based on the initial Take Charge programs of the early 1990s. These efforts generated a large amount of research regarding their effectiveness, as well as ways to measure long-term outcomes and other...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (Routledge Revivals)

    By Thomas Wiedemann

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over the centuries between the end of the Roman republic and late antiquity. Thomas Wiedemann...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Romans and Blacks (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lloyd A. Thompson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Roman literature seems to provide plenty of instances of contempt towards foreign or black individuals, but it is an untenable assumption that such distaste amounts to a racist attitude, particularly considering how elusive the definitions of ‘race’ and ‘racism’ are. Making extensive use of...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Gender, Mobilities, and Livelihood Transformations

    Comparing Indigenous People in China, India, and Laos

    Edited by Ragnhild Lund, Kyoko Kusakabe, Smita Mishra Panda, Yunxian Wang

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

    In the era of globalization many minority populations are subject to marginalization and expulsion from their traditional habitats due to rapid economic restructuring and changing politico-spatial relations. This book presents an analytical framework for understanding how mobility is an inherent...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Endangerment, Biodiversity and Culture
    Edited by Fernando Vidal, Nélia Dias
    To Be Published July 14th 2015
  2. Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research: Tensions and Positionings
    Edited by Robert E. Rinehart, elke emerald, Rangi Matamua
    To Be Published July 21st 2015
  3. Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology
    By Various
    To Be Published July 21st 2015
  4. Everyday Life
    By Ágnes Heller
    To Be Published July 21st 2015
  5. Renaissance Man
    By Ágnes Heller
    To Be Published July 21st 2015

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