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  1. Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement

    By Katrina M. Powell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    In this book, Powell examines the ways that identities are constructed in displacement narratives based on cases of eminent domain, natural disaster, and civil unrest, attending specifically to the rhetorical strategies employed as barriers and boundaries intersect with individual lives. She...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy

    Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events

    Edited by Richard Holt, Dino Ruta

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    What remains of a great sporting spectacle after the last race is run or the final match is played? How can the vast expense of mounting such events be justified? What if there is nothing left behind or what if the legacy is negative, a costly infrastructure which is unused or a debt-ridden host...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Experiment Earth

    Responsible innovation in geoengineering

    By Jack Stilgoe

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Experiments in geoengineering – intentionally manipulating the Earth’s climate to reduce global warming – have become the focus of a vital debate about responsible science and innovation. Drawing on three years of sociological research working with scientists on one of the world’s first major...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Queer Victorian Families

    Curious Relations in Literature

    Edited by Duc Dau, Shale Preston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

    The Victorians elevated the home and heteronormative family life to an almost secular religion. Yet alongside the middle-class domestic ideal were other families, many of which existed in the literature of the time. Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature is chiefly concerned with...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The New Materialism

    Althusser, Badiou, and Žižek

    By Geoff Pfeifer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek have become two of the dominant voices in contemporary philosophy and critical theory. In this book, Geoff Pfeifer offers an in-depth look at their respective views. Using Louis Althusser’s materialism as a starting point—which, as Pfeifer shows, was built partially as...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Art and Protest in Putin's Russia

    By Lena Jonson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    The Pussy Riot protest, and the subsequent heavy handed treatment of the protestors, grabbed the headlines, but this was not an isolated instance of art being noticeably critical of the regime. As this book, based on extensive original research, shows, there has been gradually emerging over recent...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Why Men Buy Sex

    Examining sex worker clients

    By Philip Birch

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    Sex work has been a contentious issue in a variety of ways throughout history – socially, morally, ethically, religiously and politically. Traditionally noted as one of the oldest professions in the world, sex work has commonly been demonised and is often viewed as a social disgrace. While sex work...

    Published February 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. New Black Man

    Tenth Anniversary Edition

    By Mark Anthony Neal

    Ten years ago, Mark Anthony Neal’s New Black Man put forth a revolutionary model of Black masculinity for the twenty-first century—one that moved beyond patriarchy to embrace feminism and combat homophobia. Now, Neal’s book is more vital than ever, urging us to imagine a New Black Man whose...

    Published February 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Imagination and the Imaginary

    By Kathleen Lennon

    The concept of the imaginary is pervasive within contemporary thought, yet can be a baffling and often controversial term. In Imagination and the Imaginary, Kathleen Lennon explores the links between imagination - regarded as the faculty of creating images or forms - and the imaginary, which links...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Regulation of Work and Employment in Global Firms

    Edited by Gregor Murray, Gilles Trudeau

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    Traditionally, industrial relations actors - unions and governments - have dealt with the regulation of work and employment through national mechanisms such as labour laws and collective bargaining. The inadequacy of these mechanisms to cope with the era of globalization has led to a...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge