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July 2012

The Reference list provides content in the following formats: Annuals, Yearbooks, Periodicals & Almanacs, Biographical Reference, Dictionaries, Directories, Encyclopedias, General Reference, Handbooks, Library & Information Science, Major Works, and Regional Surveys.

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Major Works

What is a Major Work?

Normally ranging from 4-6 volumes, our Major Works collections gather together material from a range of sources - specialist books and journals, as well as pre-published material - to form what are essentially 'mini-libraries', dedicated to a particular topic, theme or person.

The programme covers subjects as diverse as Language Studies, to Politics and Education.

Throughout the year we will be publishing subject-specific catalogues detailing a complete list of titles publishing within a given subject area. Why not take a look at our latest catalogues at the following links:

Feminism & Gender Studies Catalogue

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Catalogue

Law & Criminology Catalogue

Literature & Cultural Studies Catalogue


  1. Critical Security Studies

    Edited by Nick Vaughan-Williams, Columba Peoples

    Series: Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies

    Although prominent—some would argue pre-eminent—within the modern political lexicon, the concept of ‘security’ is complex and contested. While the meaning and reference point of security was once largely taken for granted within International Relations, the past thirty years or so have witnessed...

    Published July 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Documentary Film

    Edited by Ian Aitken

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Documentary film is cinema’s oldest form, dating back to the medium’s invention at the turn of twentieth century. From cinema’s earliest days, important documentary films and film-makers have emerged continuously and, today, interest in documentary film remains substantial, and is rapidly growing....

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  3. John Kenneth Galbraith: The Economic Legacy

    Edited by Stephen Dunn

    One hundred years after his birth, J. K. Galbraith’s The Great Crash 1929 is again on the bestseller lists. And in the current financial and economic tumult, familiar Galbraithian concerns—such as the power and dominance of overweening corporations, national and global poverty, and the careless...

    Published August 21st 2012 by Routledge