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Major Works: Forthcoming Social & Cultural History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 19 forthcoming major works in the subject of Social & Cultural History — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

Forthcoming Books

  1. Crime in England

    1550-1800

    Edited by J S Cockburn

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    This volume, first published in 1977, brings together eleven studies of crime and the administration of the criminal law in England during the early modern period. They represent a variety of approaches – legal, historical and sociological – to the study of historical crime. The initial essay in...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Reform of Prisoners

    1830-1900

    By Willam James Forsythe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    This study, first published in 1987, focuses on Victorian approaches to the moral reformation of prisoners, and aims to emphasise the ways in which the human value and social inclusion of prisoners were pursued. The author begins by discussing the evangelical view of social problems and human value...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Crime, Protest, Community, and Police in Nineteenth-Century Britain

    By David Jones

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    This study, first published in 1982, is concerned with the nature of crime in nineteenth-century Britain, and explores the response of the community and the police authorities. Each chapter is linked by common themes and questions, and the topics described in detail range from popular forms of...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. A History of English Prison Administration

    By Sean Mcconville

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    This title, first published in 1981, draws from an extensive range of national and local material, and examines how innovations in policy and administration, while solving problems or setting new objectives, frequently created or disclosed fresh difficulties, and brought different types of people...

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Mafia and Clientelism

    Roads to Rome in Post-War Calabria

    By James Walston

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    This book, first published in 1988, is a study of clientelism in the south of Italy, its relationship with the mafia and its importance in the context of national politics. The book explains the existence of clientelism in modern societies and its relation to the distribution of public resources....

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Massacre of the Innocents

    Infanticide in Great Britain 1800-1939

    By Lionel Rose

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Crime and Punishment

    Before contraception was generally available, and when abortion was fraught with danger, infanticide was a common solution to the problem of unwanted children. Massacre of the Innocents, first published in 1986, shows the causes and consequences of the high tide of infanticide in Victorian Britain....

    To Be Published September 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World

    By Joseph Bristow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

    Originally published in 1991. Focusing on ‘boys' own’ literature, this book examines the reasons why such a distinct type of combative masculinity developed during the heyday of the British Empire. This book reveals the motives that produced this obsessive focus on boyhood. In Victorian Britain...

    To Be Published September 17th 2015 by Routledge

  8. From Brown to Bunter

    The Life and Death of the School Story

    By P. W. Musgrave

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

    Originally published in 1985. This is a fascinating account of the life cycle of a minor literary genre, the boys’ school story. It discusses early nineteenth-century precursors of the school story – didactic works with such revealing titles as The Parents’ Assistant – and goes on to examine in...

    To Be Published September 17th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Anglo-American Ballad

    A Folklore Casebook

    By Dianne Dugaw

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

    Originally published in 1995. This book’s collection of key essays presents a coherent overview of touchstone statements and issues in the study of Anglo-American popular ballad traditions and suggests ways this panoramic view affords us a look at Euro-American scholarship’s questions, concerns and...

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Fellowship of Song

    Popular Singing Traditions in East Suffolk

    By Ginette Dunn

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

    Originally published in 1980. Song is perhaps the strongest form of traditional culture. Its vigour and energy represent the power of the community from which it springs. This book focuses on traditional singing in two small English villages. It studies in detail an activity which goes to the core...

    To Be Published October 1st 2015 by Routledge

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