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  1. State Formation and Radical Democracy in India

    By Manali Desai

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    State Formation and Radical Democracy in India analyzes one of the most important cases of developmental change in the twentieth century, namely, Kerala in southern India and begs the question of whether insurgency among the marginalized poor can use formal representative democracy to create...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Institutionalization of Social Welfare

    A Study of Medicalizing Management

    By Mikael Holmqvist

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Today most countries rely on formally organized welfare programs - in some cases to the extent that they are labeled "welfare states". These programs, which have been constructed over the last decades, make up a larger national and international system of good intentions. Overall, it appears...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Unequal Prospects

    Is Working Longer the Answer?

    By Tay McNamara, John Williamson

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    In light of the recent financial crisis and changing economic landscape, McNamara and Williamson present and analyze the possibility of working longer. Including a range of potential policies (e.g., further increasing the age of eligibility for full Social Security benefits, allocating...

    Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe

    Edited by Anne Lise Ellingsaeter, An-Magritt Jensen, Merete Lie

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Low fertility in Europe has given rise to the notion of a ‘fertility crisis’. This book shifts the attention from fertility decline to why people do have children, asking what children mean to them. It investigates what role children play in how young adults plan their lives, and why and how young...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Unions and Class Transformation

    The Case of the Broadway Musicians

    By Catherine P. Mulder

    Series: New Political Economy

    How can unions move from a defensive strategy to one of class transformation? Mulder demonstrates how the current union strategies of class blindness lead to weak and often unintended results. Unions, she argues, do not use their collective power for class transformation and union commentators/...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Geographies of Privilege

    Edited by France Winddance Twine, Bradley Gardener

    How are social inequalities experienced, reproduced and challenged in local, global and transnational spaces? What role does the control of space play in distribution of crucial resources and forms of capital (housing, education, pleasure, leisure, social relationships)? The case studies in...

    Published January 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

    The voices of tea practitioners in northern Japan

    By Kaeko Chiba

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book examines the complex relationship between class and gender dynamics among tea ceremony (chado) practitioners in Japan. Focusing on practitioners in a provincial city, Akita, the book surveys the rigid, hierarchical chado system at grass roots level. Making critical use of Bourdieu’s idea...

    Published January 29th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Privilege in the Soviet Union (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study of Elite Life-Styles under Communism

    By Mervyn Matthews

    First published in 1978, this unique work throws much-needed light upon the exact nature of privilege and elite life-styles in the contemporary Soviet Union, under the Communist regime. Dr Matthews' study places these life-styles in a historical perspective, and characterises, in...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Football Supporters and the Commercialisation of Football

    Comparative Responses across Europe

    Edited by Peter Kennedy, David Kennedy

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    As football clubs have become luxury investments, their decisions increasingly mirror those of any other business organisation. Football supporters have been encouraged to express their club loyalty by ‘thinking business’ - acting as consumers and generating money deemed necessary for their clubs...

    Published October 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Writing Beyond Race

    Living Theory and Practice

    By bell hooks

    What are the conditions needed for our nation to bridge cultural and racial divides? By "writing beyond race," noted cultural critic bell hooks models the constructive ways scholars, activists, and readers can challenge and change systems of domination. In the spirit of previous classics like...

    Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge