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  1. Popular Culture and the State in East and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Nissim Otmazgin, Eyal Ben-Ari

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    This volume examines the relations between popular culture production and export and the state in East and Southeast Asia including the urban centres and middle-classes of Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, and the Philippines. It addresses the shift in...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Why We Take Drugs

    Seeking Excess and Communion in the Modern World

    By Tom Yardley

    In older cultures, the use of intoxicant drugs was integrated into the rhythms of social existence and bounded by rituals and taboos that ensured their dangerous forces were contained and channelled. In modern western societies, by contrast, the state and the institutions of society have washed...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Wine and Identity

    Branding, Heritage, Terroir

    Edited by Matt Harvey, Leanne White, Warwick Frost

    Series: Routledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink

    In an increasingly competitive global market, winemakers are seeking to increase their sales and wine regions to attract tourists. To achieve these aims, there is a trend towards linking wine marketing with identity. Such an approach seeks to distinguish wine products – whether wine or wine...

    Published January 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Academic Capitalism

    Universities in the Global Struggle for Excellence

    By Richard Münch

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book investigates the intensifying struggle for excellence between universities in a globalized academic field. The rise of the entrepreneurial university and academic capitalism are superimposing themselves on the competition of scientists for progress of knowledge and recognition by the...

    Published December 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Meanings of Europe

    Changes and Exchanges of a Contested Concept

    Edited by Claudia Wiesner, Mieke Schmidt-Gleim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    What is Europe? What are the contents of the concept of Europe? And what defines European identity? Instead of only asking these classical questions, this volume also explores who asks these questions, and who is addressed with such questions. Who answers the questions, from which standpoints...

    Published December 26th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Problems of a Sociology of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

    By Max Scheler

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First Published in 1980, Manfred S. Frings’ translation of Problems of a Sociology of Knowledge makes available Max Scheler’s important work in sociological theory to the English-speaking world. The book presents the thinker’s views on man’s condition in the twentieth-century and places it in a...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Growing Up in the North Caucasus

    Society, Family, Religion and Education

    By Irina Molodikova, Alan Watt

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    Investigating changes in upbringing in the North Caucasus, a region notorious for violent conflict, this book explores the lives of the generation born after the dissolution of the USSR who grew up under conditions of turmoil and rapid social change. It avoids the ‘traditional’ presentation of the...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Symbols (Routledge Revivals)

    Public and Private

    By Raymond Firth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book first published in 1971 offers a broad survey of the study of symbolic ideas and behaviour. The study of symbolism is popular nowadays and anthropologists have made substantial contributions to it. Raymond Firth has long been internationally known for his field research in the Solomons...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

  10. New Methods in Social Justice Research for the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Alphia Possamai-Inesedy, Gabrielle Gwyther

    This book provides a source of innovative theories and data for researchers grappling with social justice methodology and research methods in an environment constrained by funding agendas. This book foregrounds and promotes creativity and imagination within a critical frame of reference to...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge