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  1. Crisis System

    A critical realist and environmental critique of contemporary economics

    Edited by Roy Bhaskar, Karl Georg Høyer, Petter Naess

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Informed by critical realist ontology, this proposed book will throw light on the nature and causes of three different, but strongly interconnected crises currently ravaging contemporary societies worldwide: an economic crisis, an ecological crisis, and a normative (or moral and...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Street Food

    Culture, Economy, Health and Governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cássia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Beads, Bodies, and Trash

    Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras

    By David Redmon

    Series: Innovative Ethnographies

    Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories in the tax-free economic zone of rural Fuzhou, China. Beads, Bodies, and Trash will...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

    Edited by Jean-Frédéric Morin, Amandine Orsini

    Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

    By Michael R Greenberg

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Transparency and Surveillance as Sociotechnical Accountability

    A House of Mirrors

    Edited by Deborah G. Johnson, Priscilla M. Regan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Surveillance and transparency are both significant and increasingly pervasive activities in neoliberal societies. Surveillance is taken up as a means to achieving security and efficiency; transparency is seen as a mechanism for ensuring compliance or promoting informed consumerism and informed...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Possibility of Naturalism

    A philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences, 4th Edition

    By Roy Bhaskar

    Since its original publication in 1979, The Possibility of Naturalism has been one of the most influential works in contemporary philosophy of science and social science. It is one of the cornerstones of the critical realist position, which is now widely seen as offering perhaps the only viable...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Strong and Hard Women

    An ethnography of female bodybuilding

    By Tanya Bunsell

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Females with large muscles evoke strong reactions from men and women, often involving disgust, discomfort, anger and threat. The controversial nature of female bodybuilding has caused a significant rupture on feminist ground. Whilst proponents claim that female bodybuilding is a way of empowering...

    Published July 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sports Events, Society and Culture

    Edited by Katherine Dashper, Thomas Fletcher, Nicola McCullough

    Series: Routledge Advances in Event Research Series

    This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed...

    Published July 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Internet as Second Action Space

    By Aharon Kellerman

    One of the most significant and important advancements in information and communication technology over the past 20 years is the introduction and expansion of the Internet. Now almost universally available, the Internet brings us email, global voice and video communications, research repositories,...

    Published July 11th 2014 by Routledge