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New and Published Books

  1. Culture, Development and Petroleum

    An Ethnography of the High North

    By Jan-Oddvar Sornes, Larry Browning, Jan Terje Henriksen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

    The discovery, just forty years ago, of vast oil and gas reserves in the Southwestern part of Norway, and more recently in the Arctic High North region, created an economic titan and posed a vast array of challenges for both the Norwegian government and the residents of this area. How to extract...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Tourism and Geographies of Inequality

    The New Global Slumming Phenomenon

    Edited by Fabian Frenzel, Ko Koens

    Slum tourism is a controversial pastime rising in popularity on a global scale. Known as ‘slumming’, it has been practised since Victorian times. In recent years, slum tourism occurs in more and more cities of the Global South. Township tourism across South Africa, favela tourism in Rio...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Caste in Contemporary India

    By Surinder S. Jodhka

    Caste is a contested terrain in India’s society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. Presenting rich empirical findings across north India, it presents an original perspective on the reasons for the persistence of caste in India today....

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  4. Anthropology and Anthropologists

    The British School in the Twentieth Century, 4th Edition

    By Adam Kuper

    Anthropology and Anthropologists provides an entertaining and provocative account of British social anthropology from the foundations of the discipline, through the glory years of the mid-twentieth century and on to the transformation in recent decades. The book shocked the anthropological...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Underbelly of the Indian Boom

    Edited by Stuart Corbridge, Alpa Shah

    As India emerges as a major economic power, producing dollar billionaires rising at the rate of 17 per year, more than 800 million Indians eke out a living on less than two dollars a day. This book takes the reader to the underbelly of the Indian boom, an India that is not shining but is struggling...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Negotiating Well-being in Central Asia

    Edited by David W. Montgomery

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Much scholarship of any region focuses on the perceived problems that hold back a population. Central Asia is no exception, as it is a region with political, economic, and environmental problems that seem to keep Central Asians from a "better" future. Alongside all the struggles of life, however,...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of European Sociology

    Edited by Sokratis Koniordos, Alexandros Kyrtsis

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Interdisciplinarity

    Reconfigurations of the Social and Natural Sciences

    Edited by Andrew Barry, Georgina Born

    Series: CRESC

    The idea that research should become more interdisciplinary has become commonplace. According to influential commentators, the unprecedented complexity of problems such as climate change or the social implications of biomedicine demand interdisciplinary efforts integrating both the social and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Vietnam’s Socialist Servants

    Domesticity, Class, Gender, and Identity

    By Minh T. N. Nguyen

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly changing country. This book analyzes the ways in which the practices and discourses of...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Colonialism and Resistance

    Society and State in Manipur

    Edited by Arambam Noni, Kangujam Sanatomba

    Series: Transition in Northeastern India

    This book provides a new approach to the study of colonialism and politics of resistance in Northeast India, especially in Manipur, critiquing dominant historiography. It offers significant insights into the phenomena of colonialism and its multiple effects on economy, polity, culture, and faith...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge India