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  1. State Looteries

    Gambling That Taxes Racial Inequality

    By Kasey Henricks, David G. Embrick

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Fifty years ago, familiar images of the lottery would have been strange, as no state lottery existed then. Few researchers have uncovered the obscure role lotteries play in the changing composition of American taxation. Even less is known about what role race plays in this process. More than simply...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Policing the Olympics

    London 2012

    By Richard Giulianotti, Gary Armstrong, Iain Lindsay, Gavin Hales, Dick Hobbs

    The summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world’s biggest single-city cultural event, with a global array of athletic talent, attracting an audience of millions in live tickets sales, billions of cumulative television viewers, and a final bill of up to US$35 billion for the hosts to...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-ecological Change

    Edited by Leigh Price, Heila Lotz-Sistka

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The contemporary social-ecological condition is characterized by powerful changes in the way that we relate to each other and to the environment. The field of environmental education has been engaging with these ideas for some time, but with significant difficulties due to underlying commitments to...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Ageing, Community, and Neoliberal Governance

    By Buck Rosenberg

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    As the social and economic pressures of an ageing population mount - combined with the neo-liberal state’s retreat from its social welfare obligations - industrial societies are shifting the costs of ageing onto individuals themselves. Senior citizens are increasingly required to take personal...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Digitizing Identities

    Edited by Irma van der Ploeg, Jason Pridmore

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    With digitization and automation processes pervading virtually all aspects and domains of society, the routine registration of personal identifiable data is increasing at an exponential rate. This book, combining recent insights gained from several disciplines—including science and technology...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Women in Magazines

    Research, Representation, Production, and Consumption

    Edited by Sue Hawkins, Nicola Phillips, Rachel Ritchie, S. Jay Kleinberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Sport: Race, Ethnicity and Identity

    Building Global Understanding

    Edited by Daryl Adair

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Sport has long been a paradoxical environment with respect to issues of 'race', ethnicity, and identity. For much of the twentieth century, sports around the world were enclaves of difference. Whites and non-whites, for example, were separated on the sports field as they were in many ways off the...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Migration, Work and Citizenship in the New Global Order

    Edited by Ronaldo Munck, Carl Ulrik Schierup, Raúl Delgado Wise

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    Any consideration of global migration in relation to work and citizenship must necessarily be situated in the context of the Great Recession. A whole historical chapter – that of neoliberalism – has now closed and the future can only be deemed uncertain. Migrant workers were key players during this...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Gender, Drugs and Street Life

    An Ethnography of a British Housing Estate

    By Kate O'Brien

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Gender, drugs and street life explores the way girls and boys of white British origin access and participate in legal and illegal drugs, within the context of supply at the local level. It explores the relationship of children and young people to the local drug market from a gendered...

    Published January 30th 2015 by Willan

  10. Multicultural Nationalism

    By Ephraim Nimni

    Can we reconcile multiculturalism and nationalism? Is it possible to reconstitute a form of nationalism which is not based on notions of ethnic superiority or the territorial nation state? This new book examines this crucial contemporary debate, combining normative political theory and empirical...

    Published January 29th 2015 by Routledge