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  1. From Perverts to Fab Five

    The Media's Changing Depiction of Gay Men and Lesbians

    By Rodger Streitmatter

    From "Perverts" to "Fab Five" tracks the dramatic change in how the American media have depicted gay people over the last half-century. Each chapter illuminates a particular media product that served as a milestone on the media's journey from demonizing homosexuals some fifty years ago to...

    Published November 17th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Radio

    Edited by Andrew Crisell

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Over the last sixty years or so academic interest in the mass media has burgeoned. It is not, perhaps, surprising that this interest at first focused principally on the visual media of film and television, where it has remained intensive. Nevertheless, serious thinking about radio soon followed....

    Published November 12th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Sport, Technology and the Body

    The Nature of Performance

    By Tara Magdalinski

    What is the nature of athletic performance? This book offers an answer to this fascinating question by considering the relationship between sport, technology and the body. Specifically, it examines cultural resistance to the enhancement of athletes and explores the ways in which performance...

    Published October 27th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Jewish Eating and Identity Through the Ages

    By David C Kraemer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book explores the history of Jewish eating and Jewish identity, from the Bible to the present. The lessons of this book rest squarely on the much-quoted insight: 'you are what you eat.' But this book goes beyond that simple truism to recognise that you are not only what you eat, but also how,...

    Published October 27th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Addressing Offending Behaviour

    Context, Practice and Value

    Edited by Simon Green, Elizabeth Lancaster, Simon Feasey

    Offending behaviour is one of the most talked about issues in contemporary society. What can be done to stop people reoffending? What can be done to help people escape their criminal lifestyles? This book aims to review and analyse the different ways in which these questions are addressed in...

    Published October 23rd 2008 by Willan

  6. Reluctant Gangsters

    The Changing Face of Youth Crime

    By John Pitts

    This book provides an account of the emergence, nature and impact of armed youth gangs in an East London Borough over the last decade. It describes the challenges these armed young men and women pose to their communities, those charged with preventing crime and those struggling to vouchsafe '...

    Published September 18th 2008 by Willan

  7. Playing on the Periphery

    Sport, Identity and Memory

    By Tara Brabazon

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Part of the Sport in the Global Society series, this innovative and creative text explores collective history, memory, and sport culture, tracking the passage of sports away from England. The author investigates why ‘elite’ English sports – such as rugby and cricket – became national sports in New...

    Published September 14th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Hoop Dreams on Wheels

    Disability and the Competitive Wheelchair Athlete

    By Ronald Berger

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Hoop Dreams on Wheels is a life-history study of wheelchair athletes associated with a premier collegiate wheelchair basketball program. The book, which grapples with the intersection of biography and history in society, situates the study in broader context with background on the history and...

    Published September 11th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

    By Gail Landsman

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives...

    Published August 19th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Freedom of Expression

    A critical and comparative analysis

    By Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich

    Series: UT Austin Studies in Foreign and Transnational Law

    This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the issues surrounding freedom of expression, looking at the current legal position in a number of European countries as well as engaging with the wider debates on the topic amongst sociologists, political scientists and economists. In the book...

    Published August 14th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish