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  1. From Corporate to Social Media

    Critical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility in Media and Communication Industries

    By Marisol Sandoval

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology

    By Tuukka Kaidesoja

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This important book provides detailed critiques of the method of transcendental argumentation and the transcendental realist account of the concept of causal power that are among the core tenets of the bhaskarian version of critical realism. Kaidesoja also assesses the notions of human agency,...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Critical Realist Activity Theory

    An engagement with critical realism and cultural-historical activity theory

    By Iskra Nunez

    Series: New Studies in Critical Realism and Education (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Critical Realist Activity Theory provides an exciting new contribution to the New Studies in Critical Realism and Education series by showing how the nature of learning is tantamount to the critical realist notion of the dialectic. The science of learning is too important to leave solely to the...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing

    an uneasy relationship

    By Jin Xue

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship critically discusses the possibilities of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth. The author refutes the belief in combining perpetual economic growth with long-term environmental sustainability based on the premise...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Integrating Knowledge Through Interdisciplinary Research

    Problems of Theory and Practice

    By Dominic Holland

    Series: Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism)

    In this important new text, Holland seeks to explain, by means of social scientific and philosophical inquiry, the difficulties that researchers often experience when attempting to integrate knowledge from different academic disciplines, either individually or as part of a team of subject...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Sikkim Human Development Report 2014

    Expanding Opportunities, Promoting Sustainability

    By Sikkim Human Development Report Cell, Government of Sikkim

    This report brings together the findings of a decade-long field survey conducted in the Indian state of Sikkim. It outlines the interventions made by the state government in human development, biodiversity, gender equity, justice and other parameters. It also outlines Sikkim’s efforts in achieving...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge India

  7. Intersectionality and Criminology

    Disrupting and revolutionizing studies of crime

    By Hillary Potter

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    The use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a necessary part of any analysis....

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Real Negro

    The Question of Authenticity in Twentieth-Century African American Literature

    By Shelly Eversley

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In this book, Shelly Eversley historicizes the demand for racial authenticity - what Zora Neale Hurston called 'the real Negro' - in twentieth-century American literature. Eversley argues that the modern emergence of the interest in 'the real Negro' transforms the question of what race an author...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Caribbean Sovereignty, Development and Democracy in an Age of Globalization

    Edited by Linden Lewis

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Many of the nations of the Caribbean that have become independent states have maintained as a central, organizing, nationalist principle the importance in the beliefs of the ideals of sovereignty, democracy, and development. Yet in recent years, political instability, the relative size of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge