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New and Published Books

  1. An Ethnography of Global Environmentalism

    Becoming Friends of the Earth

    By Caroline Gatt

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Based on nine years of research, this is the first book to offer an in-depth ethnographic study of a transnational environmentalist federation and of activists themselves. The book presents an account of the daily life and the ethical strivings of environmental activist members of Friends of the...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Foodies

    Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape, 2nd Edition

    By Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development

    Edited by Patricia M. Greenfield, Rodney R. Cocking

    Series: Psychology Press & Routledge Classic Editions

    Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development was the first volume to analyze minority child development by comparing minority children to children in their ancestral countries, rather than to children in the host culture. It was a ground-breaking volume that not only offered an historical...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Psychology Press

  4. Psychology of Change

    Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities

    Edited by Katherine J. Reynolds, Nyla R. Branscombe

    This volume tackles the critical question of whether people change or whether they remain relatively constant across the lifespan. Much existing literature in psychology has largely endorsed the concept of stability. Indeed, in many people’s minds, the person is understood to be set in stone, as a...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Psychology Press

  5. Ecocultures

    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities

    Edited by Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules Pretty

    The world faces a ‘perfect storm’ of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Archaeology of Bronze Age Iberia

    Argaric Societies

    By Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Sandra Montón Subías, Margarita Sánchez Romero

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    After more than a century of research, an enormous body of scientific literature in the field of El Argar studies has been generated, comprising some 700 bibliographic items. No fully-updated synthesis of the literature is available at the moment; recent works deal only with specific...

    Published December 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sin & Society (Routledge Revivals)

    In the Seventeenth Century

    By John Addy

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study, first published in 1989, examines the social relationships and moral standards within the diocese of Chester throughout the seventeenth century. Using Church Court records as his main body of evidence, John Addy examines over 10 000 cases of moral offences, including fornication,...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Origins of Human Behaviour

    Edited by Robert Foley

    Series: One World Archaeology

    This volume explores the diverse ways in which the evolution of human behaviour can be investigated, and confronts the most challenging aspects of the subject....

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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 25th 2014 by Routledge