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Routledge Major Works and Revivals AMJ Online Catalogue

April - June 2012

So what is a Major Work, a RLE or a Revival?

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Routledge Major Works

What is a Routledge Major Work?

A major work is a multivolume collection with a focus on a particular concept, theme, or individual.

How big is a Major Works Set?

Normally ranging from 4-6 Volumes, each collection gathers material into one easy-to-use ‘mini library’, prefaced with a substantial editorial introduction.

Which subject areas do Major Works cover?

We commission books across Social Sciences and Humanities subjects. Our series range from the History of Feminism, to Critical Concepts in Philosophy, to Critical Perspectives on Business and Management plus many more.

Key Selling Points of a Major Work

  • Each collection is edited by a leading scholar in the field
  • With each collection users can gain access to pre published material that is inaccessible, not widely available or is scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books.

What's the difference between an RLE and a facsimile Major Work?

A Major Work gathers together material from various sources: chapters from books and manuscripts. RLE's are re-issued as complete books.

Visit our Major Works page which we regularly update with current news, features, reviews and pre-publication offers.


  1. Business and Gender

    Edited by Alison M. Konrad

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    Serious thinking on business and gender has blossomed over the past few decades. What began as a tentative examination of the ways women and men might differ has evolved into a complex and vibrant field of international research and study. Edited by a leading scholar in the field, this new...

    Published April 20th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Making of Olympic Cities

    Edited by John R. Gold, Margaret M. Gold

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    In the first forty or so years following its revival at the end of the nineteenth century, the burdens placed on cities hosting a modern Olympic Games were relatively modest. However, as the Games have grown in size and stature, morphing from a small-scale summer festival into an intensively...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Gender and Crime

    Edited by Sandra Walklate

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    In the late 1950s, Barbara Wootton memorably remarked that if men behaved like women the criminal courts would be idle and the prisons empty. Wootton was among the first to ask fundamental and challenging questions of criminology; about its structure as a discipline and its explanatory potential...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Music Education

    Edited by Keith Swanwick

    Series: Major Themes in Education

    Music education is a well-established and flourishing area of research and study. It is also a complex and contested area in which there is a considerable variety of published work, ranging from the justificatory to the critical, and from advice on pedagogical practice to provocative alternative...

    Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge