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  1. A Crisis of Waste?

    Understanding the Rubbish Society

    By Martin O'Brien

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book takes a measured look at the 'crisis of waste' in modern society and it does so historically, sociologically and critically. It tells stories about past and present ‘crises’ of waste and puts them in their appropriate social and industrial contexts. From Charles Dickens to Don...

    Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Chinese Entertainment

    Edited by Kwok-Bun Chan

    Scholarly studies of Chinese culture, history and society, both within and outside of China, generally pay little attention to leisure, entertainment and amusement, though it has long been known that this aspect of life gives a deep understanding of the psyche and soul, and the hopes and fears, of...

    Published December 4th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Okubo Diary (Routledge Revivals)

    Portrait of a Japanese Valley

    By Brian Moeran

    First published in 1985, this Routledge Revival is a lively and colourful account of life in the Japanese countryside, as seen through the eyes of an anthropologist who did fieldwork there for four years. Part journal, part ethnographic observation, part social and moral commentary, this very...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Sport, Violence and Society

    By Kevin Young

    Is violence an intrinsic component of contemporary sport? How does violence within sport reflect upon the attitudes of wider society? In this landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers the first comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Importance of Suffering

    The Value and Meaning of Emotional Discontent

    By James Davies

    In this book James Davies considers emotional suffering as part and parcel of what it means to live and develop as a human being, rather than as a mental health problem requiring only psychiatric, antidepressant or cognitive treatment. This book therefore offers a new perspective on emotional...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Migration and New Media

    Transnational Families and Polymedia

    By Mirca Madianou, Daniel Miller

    How do parents and children care for each other when they are separated because of migration? The way in which transnational families maintain long-distance relationships has been revolutionised by the emergence of new media such as email, instant messaging, social networking sites, webcam and...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Destruction and Conservation of Cultural Property

    Edited by R Layton, P Stone, J Thomas

    Series: One World Archaeology

    In 1991 the mosque at Ayodhya in India was demolished by Hindu fundamentalists who claim that it stood on the birthplace of a legendary Hindu hero. During recent conflicts in former Yugoslavia, ethnic groups destroyed mosques and churches to eliminate evidence of long-term settlement by other...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

    Written by leading scholars in the field, this comprehensive and readable resource gives anthropology students a unique guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline. The fully revised and expanded second edition reflects major changes in anthropology in the past decade....

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Student's Guide to Social Neuroscience

    By Jamie Ward

    Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award 2013! Social neuroscience is an expanding field which, by investigating the neural mechanisms that inform our behavior, explains our ability to recognize, understand, and interact with others. Concepts such as trust, revenge, empathy,...

    Published October 13th 2011 by Psychology Press

  10. Home and Family in Japan

    Continuity and Transformation

    Edited by Richard Ronald, Allison Alexy

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    In the Japanese language the word ‘ie’ denotes both the materiality of homes and family relations within. The traditional family and family house - often portrayed in ideal terms as key foundations of Japanese culture and society - have been subject to significant changes in recent years. This book...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge