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VSA05-005 The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture
  Chan Sin-wai/ 9781138211155/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture offers an in-depth discussion of cultural aspects of China from the ancient period to the pre-modern era, lasting over 5,000 years, comprised of 7,000 word pieces by more than 20 world-leading academics and experts. Addressing areas such as China studies, cultural studies, cultural management, and more specific areas – such as religion, opera, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, material culture, performing arts, and visual arts – this encyclopedia covers all major aspects of traditional Chinese culture. The volume is intended to be a detailed reference for graduate students on a variety of courses, and also for undergraduate students on survey courses to Chinese culture.
   
VSA05-005 Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development
  Tanja Bastia/ 9781138244450/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development provides an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting survey of the fields of migration and development, bringing together over 60 expert contributors from around the world to chart current and future trends in research on this topic. The links between migration and development can be traced back to the post-war period, if not further, yet it is only in the last 20 years that the 'migration–development nexus' has risen to prominence for academics and policymakers. Starting by mapping the different theoretical approaches to migration and development, this book goes on to present cutting edge research in poverty and inequality, displacement, climate change, health, family, social policy, interventions, and the key challenges surrounding migration and development. While much of the migration literature continues to be dominated by US and British perspectives, this volume includes original contributions from most regions of the world to offer alternative non-Anglophone perspectives. Given the increasing importance of migration in both international development and current affairs, the Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development will be of interest both to policymakers and to students and researchers of geography, development studies, political science, sociology, demography, and development economics.
   
VSA05-005 Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms
  John Solomos/ 9781138485990/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover The study of contemporary forms of racism has expanded greatly over the past four decades. Although it has been a focus for scholarship and research for the past three centuries, it is perhaps over this more recent period that we have seen important transformations in the analytical frames and methods to explore the changing patterns of contemporary racisms. The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms brings together thirty-four original chapters from international experts that address key features of contemporary racisms. The Handbook has a truly global orientation and covers contemporary racisms in both the western and non-western geopolitical environments. In terms of structure, the volume is organized into ten interlinked parts that include Theories and Histories, Contemporary Racisms in Global Perspective, Racism and the State, Racist Movements and Ideologies, Anti-Racisms, Racism and Nationalism, Intersections of Race and Gender, Racism, Culture and Religion, Methods of Studying Contemporary Racisms, and the End of Racism. These parts contain chapters that draw on original theoretical and empirical research to address the evolution and changing forms of contemporary racism. The Handbook is framed by a General Introduction and by short introductions to each part that provide an overview of key themes and concerns. Written in a clear and direct style, and from a conceptual, multidisciplinary and international perspective, the Handbook will provide students, scholars and practitioners with an overview of the most pressing issues of Racisms in our time.
   
VSA05-005 Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society.
  Kevin Latham/ 9780415830584/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary Chinese social and cultural issues in the twenty-first century. Bringing together experts in their respective fields, this cutting-edge survey of the significant phenomena and directions in China today covers a range of issues including the following: •State, privatisation and civil society •Family and education •Urban and rural life •Gender, and sexuality and reproduction •Popular culture and the media •Religion and ethnicity Forming an accessible and fascinating insight into Chinese culture and society, this handbook will be invaluable to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, area studies, history, politics and cultural and media studies.
   
VSA05-004 Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies
  Anthony Elliott/ 9781138649064/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover In this comprehensive, accessible handbook, acclaimed social theorist Anthony Elliott brings together internationally distinguished and emergent scholars in the social sciences and humanities to review the major theoretical traditions, trends and trajectories in the hugely popular field of identity studies. The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies set new standards for reference works when first published, such was the far-reaching sweep of topics discussed – including identity studies reconfigured by feminism, post-structuralism and postmodernism, individualization theories, media and cultural studies, race and ethnicity, consumerism, environmentalism, post-colonialism, globalization and many more. This second edition of the handbook contains new contributions, including an updated general introduction from Anthony Elliott on the fast-changing conditions and contours of identity transformations in the global age. There are also new chapters on the emergence of posthuman identities - with specific focus on the global consequences of biotechnology, biomedicine, robotics and artificial intelligence for the analysis of identity - and on identity mobilities. The handbook's clear and accessible format will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience, as well as researchers and teachers, in the social sciences and humanities.
   
VSA05-004 The Routledge Companion to Actor-Network Theory
  Anders Blok/ 9781138084728/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover This companion explores ANT as an intellectual practice, tracking its movements and engagements with a wide range of other academic and activist projects. Showcasing the work of a diverse set of ‘second generation’ ANT scholars from around the world, it highlights the exciting depth and breadth of contemporary ANT and its future possibilities. The companion has 38 chapters, each answering a key question about ANT and its capacities. Early chapters explore ANT as an intellectual practice and highlight ANT’s dialogues with other fields and key theorists. Others open critical, provocative discussions of its limitations. Later sections explore how ANT has been developed in a range of social scientific fields and how it has been used to explore a wide range of scales and sites. Chapters in the final section discuss ANT’s involvement in ‘real world’ endeavours such as disability and environmental activism, and even running a Chilean hospital. Each chapter contains an overview of relevant work and introduces original examples and ideas from the authors’ recent research. The chapters orient readers in rich, complex fields and can be read in any order or combination. Throughout the volume, authors mobilise ANT to explore and account for a range of exciting case studies: from wheelchair activism to parliamentary decision-making; from racial profiling to energy consumption monitoring; from queer sex to Korean cities. A comprehensive introduction by the editors explores the significance of ANT more broadly and provides an overview of the volume. The Routledge Companion to Actor-Network Theory will be an inspiring and lively companion to academics and advanced undergraduates and postgraduates from across many disciplines across the social sciences, including Sociology, Geography, Politics and Urban Studies, Environmental Studies and STS, and anyone wishing to engage with ANT, to understand what it has already been used to do and to imagine what it might do in the future.
   
VSA05-004 Routledge International Handbook of Human Trafficking
  Rochelle L. Dalla/ 9781138244269/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover According to the UNODC (2015), human trafficking (HT) is the fastest growing means by which people are enslaved, the fastest growing international crime, and one of the largest sources of income for organized criminal networks. It profoundly impacts the physical and mental health of victims, their families, and entire communities and is recognized as a crime against humanity. Despite burgeoning interest, education, research, and advocacy efforts, a pinnacle handbook devoted to human trafficking and modern-day slavery – with global focus and multidisciplinary scope – does not currently exist.The Routledge International Handbook of Human Trafficking was created to fill this resource gap. Divided into four sections, the Handbook offers the reader a comprehensive and fresh approach via: (a) in-depth analyses and opportunities for application (through case studies, critical thinking questions, and supplemental learning materials); (b) multidisciplinary linkages, with disciplinary overlap across each of the four sections acknowledged and highlighted; and (c) content experts representing multiple segments of society (academia, government, foundation, law enforcement, and practice) and global vantage points (Australia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States). Written by expert scholars, service providers, policy analysts, and healthcare professionals, this Handbook is an invaluable resource for those already working in the field, as well as for students in any discipline who want to learn (or learn more) about HT and modern-day slavery.
   
VA05-552 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom
  Robert Andrew Dunn/ 9781799833239/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Leisure time today is driven by fandom. Once viewed as a social pariah, the fan and associated fandom as a whole has transformed into a popularized social construct researchers are still attempting to understand. Popular culture in the modern era is defined and dominated by the fan, and the basis of fandom has established its own identity across several platforms of media. As some forms of fandom have remained constant, including sports and cinema, other structures of fandom are emerging as the mass following of video games and cosplay are becoming increasingly prominent. Fandom has been established as an important facet in today’s society, and necessary research is required for understanding how fandom is shaping society as a whole. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media Fandom is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research that reviews some of the most exigent facets of today’s fandom and highlights understudied cultures of fandom as well as emerging intricacies of established fandom. While promoting topics such as esports, influencer culture, and marketing trends, this publication explores both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as the methods of social science and critical perspectives. This book is ideally designed for marketers, media strategists, brand managers, consumer behavior analysts, researchers, academics, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Branding •Consumer Behavior •Digital Media •eSports •Influencer Culture •Marketing Trends •Mobile Gaming •Online Community •Social Identity •Sports Media
   
VA05-551 African Studies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781799830191/ Price:US$ 595.00
 
Book Cover Global interest in African studies has been rapidly growing as researchers realize the importance of understanding the impact African communities can have on the economy, development, education, and more. As the use, acceptance, and popularity of African knowledge increases, it is crucial to explore how this community-based knowledge provides deeper insights, understanding, and influence on such things as decision making and problem solving. African Studies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the politics, culture, language, history, socio-economic development, methodologies, and contemporary experiences of African peoples from around the world. Highlighting a range of topics such as indigenous knowledge, developing countries, and public administration, this publication is an ideal reference source for sociologists, policymakers, anthropologists, government officials, economists, instructors, researchers, academicians, and graduate-level students in a variety of fields. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Cultural Engagement •Developing Countries •E-Government •Governance Processes •Indigenous Knowledge •Political Climate •Poverty Reduction •Public Administration •Sustainable Development •Urban Planning
   
VA05-550 Handbook of Research on the Impact of Culture in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
  Essien Essien/ 9781799825746/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover The contemporary conflict scenarios are beyond the reach of standardized approaches to conflict resolution. Given the curious datum that culture is implicated in nearly every conflict in the world, culture can also be an important aspect of efforts to transform destructive conflicts into more constructive social processes. Yet, what culture is and how culture matters in conflict scenarios is contested and regrettably unexplored. The Handbook of Research on the Impact of Culture in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding is a critical publication that examines cultural differences in conflict resolution based on various aspects of culture such as morals, traditions, and laws. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as criminal justice, politics, and technological development, this book is essential for educators, social scientists, sociologists, political leaders, government officials, academicians, conflict resolution practitioners, world peace organizations, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Anti-Social Behavior •Criminal Justice •Education •Gender •Healthcare •Industrialization •Politics •Religion •Social Interaction •Technological Development
   
VA05-549 Handbook of Research on Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families in Rural Poverty
  H. Carol Greene/ 9781799827870/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover Rural poverty encompasses a distinctive deprivation in quality of life related to a lack of educational support and resources as well as unique issues related to geographical, cultural, community, and social isolation. While there have been many studies and accommodations made for the impoverished in urban environments, those impoverished in rural settings have been largely overlooked and passed over by current policy. The Handbook of Research on Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families in Rural Poverty is an essential scholarly publication that creates awareness and promotes action for the advocacy of children and families in rural poverty and recommends interdisciplinary approaches to support the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of children and families in poverty. Featuring a wide range of topics such as mental health, foster care, and public policy, this book is ideal for academicians, counselors, social workers, mental health professionals, early childhood specialists, school psychologists, administrators, policymakers, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Chronic Poverty •Cultural Traditions •Foster Care •Geography •Leadership •Mental Health •Politics •Public Policy •Social Capital •Social Work •University-School Partnerships
   
VA05-548 Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region
  Gainiya Tazhina/ 9781799825517/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover In today’s modernized world, implementing technology into the infrastructures of communities has become a common custom. The idea of digital economy has proven to be an efficient, dynamic, and highly adaptable mode of performance, and regions across the globe have begun applying these digital approaches to their populated foundation. One region of the world that has recently begun using modern technologies is Eurasia. As they continue their technological transition from “theory” to “practice,” significant research is needed on the emergence of sustainability in these countries. Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the implementation of digital initiatives within Eurasian countries and their social and economic principles. While highlighting topics such as educational technologies, mobile applications, and sustainable business, this publication explores the cultural aspects and social interaction of digital applications within this region of the world. This book is ideally designed for economists, IT professionals, educators, researchers, social scientists, policymakers, academicians, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Circular Economy •Digitalization •Educational Leadership •Educational Technologies •Emerging Markets •Mobile Applications •Multilingual Lessons •Project Management •Student Production •Sustainable Business
   
VA05-547 The SAGE Handbook of Global Sexualities, 2-Vols/Set.
  Zowie Davy/ 9781526424129/ Price:£ 240.00
 
Book Cover This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and ‘new’ sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality) PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation
   
VA05-546 Migration Policies in Asia, 5-Vols/Set.
  Yoshikazu Shiobara/ 9789353286224/ Price:£ 875.00
 
Book Cover This title aims to be the main reference work on the topic of migration policies in Asia. It integrates studies on the migration policies of a large number of Asian countries, published in major academic journals all over the world, to facilitate the further development of this new area of study. The editors aim to balance the composition of chapters in each volume in terms of the variety of regions, countries, topics and academic disciplines for balanced coverage of migration across Asia. This is an interdisciplinary collaborative project with Japan Association for Migration Policy Studies (JAMPS). While the contributions are from not just Asia but across the world, the content avoids Euro-centric perspectives and focus on the points of view of Asian scholars when covering the history and contemporary situation of migration policies in Asia. Several countries from the East, South-East and South Asian regions are covered. The Set is organized into the following parts: Part 1: History, Theory, and Empirical Research Part 2: Policies on Migrant Workers and International Students Part 3: Irregular Migration, Forced Migration, and Statelessness Part 4: Social Integration and Family Migration
   
VA05-544 Fostering Collaborations Between African American Communities and Educational Institutions
  Patrice Wynette Jones/ 9781799811817/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Historically, African American communities were marked by a strong sense of community, promoted by limited resources and racial segregation. However, with integration, African American populations grew less concentrated in the same areas, and this population of people began to rely less on each other. In an effort to attain equality, which still at times feels elusive and challenged, the sense of community and impact of education once prevalent among African Americans has suffered. Fostering Collaborations Between African American Communities and Educational Institutions is a pivotal reference source that explores pre-segregation experiences of community and education, as well as the changes among HBCUs and public education in predominately African American and poor areas. The book sheds light on the relationship between racial and educational disparities and reveals the impact of community and cultural co-dependence in moving African Americans toward a more socially equitable place within American culture. Covering topics such as the achievement gap, community relationships, and teacher education, this publication is ideally designed for educators, higher education faculty, HBCUs, researchers, policymakers, non-profit organizers, historians, sociologists, academicians, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Achievement Gap •Black Christian Education •Community Relationships •Education •Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) •Inclusivity and Collaboration •Integration •Poverty •Racial Disparity •Racism •Segregation •Socioeconomic Achievement Disparity •Teach
   
VA05-543 Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research
  Mette Lise Baran/ 9781799810254/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Research that has been presented primarily by quantitative research can benefit from the voice of the participants and the added value of the different perspective that qualitative research can provide. The purpose of mixed methods research is to draw from the positive aspects of both research paradigms to better answer the research question. This type of research is often used in schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations as they strive to address and resolve questions that will impact their organizations. Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research is an academic research publication that examines more traditional and common research methods and how they can be complimented through qualitative counterparts. The content within this publication covers an array of topics such as entrepreneurship, social media, and marginalization. It is essential for researchers, academicians, non-profit professionals, business professionals, and higher education faculty, and specifically targets master or doctoral students committed to writing their theses, dissertations, or scholarly articles, who may not have had the benefit of working on a traditional research team. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Bias •Data Collection •Entrepreneurship •Ethics •LGBTQ+ •Marginalization •Military •Qualitative Research •Social Media •Social Sciences
   
VA05-541 Adapting Human Thinking and Moral Reasoning in Contemporary Society
  Hiroshi Yama/ 9781799818113/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Studies on human thinking have focused on how humans solve a problem and have discussed how human thinking can be rational. A juxtaposition between psychology and sociology allows for a unique perspective of the influence on human thought and morality on society. Adapting Human Thinking and Moral Reasoning in Contemporary Society is an in-depth critical resource that provides comprehensive research on thinking and morality and its influence on societal norms as well as how people adapt themselves to the novel circumstances and phenomena that characterize the contemporary world, including low birthrate, the reduction of violence, and globalization. Furthermore, cultural differences are considered with research targeted towards problems specific to a culture. Featuring a wide range of topics such as logic education, cognition, and knowledge management systems, this book is ideal for academicians, sociologists, researchers, social scientists, psychologists, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Argumentative Theory •Cognition •Contemporary Civilization •Diversity •Evolutionary Psychology •Intellectual Capital •Knowledge Management Systems •Logic Education •Moral Reasoning •Morality •Pathology
   
VA05-540 Recent Social, Environmental, and Cultural Issues in East Asian Societies
  Mika Markus Mervio/ 9781799818076/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover East Asian societies continue to react to developments occurring in the Western part of the world as well as influence development elsewhere due to the global reach of East Asian economies and the increased political weight of East Asian societies. These systems have distinctive features often connected with local social and cultural traditions. However, these traditions are constantly being reinterpreted, and the changing meanings attached to them must be taken into account. Recent Social, Environmental, and Cultural Issues in East Asian Societies is an essential research book that explores various social, environmental, and cultural issues challenging modern East Asian cultures and their implications on society. Featuring a wide range of topics such as local identity, social risk, and government policy, this book is ideal for researchers, policymakers, sociologists, managers, anthropologists, politicians, diplomats, academicians, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Aesthetics •Childcare •Environmental Change •Government Policy •Health Finance Reform •Identity •Local Identity •Politics •Public Policy •Sanitation Development •Social Risk
   
VA05-538 Indigenous Studies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781799804239/ Price:US$ 595.00
 
Book Cover Global interest in indigenous studies has been rapidly growing as researchers realize the importance of understanding the impact indigenous communities can have on the economy, development, education, and more. As the use, acceptance, and popularity of indigenous knowledge increases, it is crucial to explore how this community-based knowledge provides deeper insights, understanding, and influence on such things as decision making and problem solving. Indigenous Studies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the politics, culture, language, history, socio-economic development, methodologies, and contemporary experiences of indigenous peoples from around the world, as well as how contemporary issues impact these indigenous communities on a local, national, and global scale. Highlighting a range of topics such as local narratives, intergenerational cultural transfer, and ethnicity and identity, this publication is an ideal reference source for sociologists, policymakers, anthropologists, instructors, researchers, academicians, and graduate-level students in a variety of fields. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Cultural Resource Management •Ethnicity and Identity •Indigenous Knowledge System •Indigenous Languages •Indigenous Populations •Intergenerational Cultural Transfer •Local Narratives •Tribal Policy, Politics, and Administration
   
VA05-537 Multidisciplinary Issues Surrounding African Diasporas
  Uche T. Onyebadi/ 9781522550792/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Members of diasporic populations often have a unique, dual persona consisting of one’s migrant role as a permanent or transient member of a new country and one’s role as a citizen of one’s home country. Like all diaspora, the African diaspora is further composed of sub-groups of people of a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, such that there is a need for studies that properly encompass and address the African diaspora across a multitude of fields and pedagogies, including architecture, education, and business. Multidisciplinary Issues Surrounding African Diasporas is a pivotal reference source that explores the philosophical and epistemological issues regarding the African diaspora identity and navigates these individuals’ opportunities for professional and academic growth. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics such as higher education, cultural engagement, and xenophobia, this publication is ideally designed for sociologists, anthropologists, humanities scholars, political scientists, cultural studies academicians, university board members, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Community Immersion •Cultural Engagement •Gender and Diversity •Higher Education •Life Course Perspectives •National Movements •Responsibility Management •Social Networking •Workforce Ethics •Xenophobia
   
VA05-536 Globalization and Its Impact on Violence Against Vulnerable Groups
  Milica S. Boskovic/ 9781522596271/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Violence is most common when there is a power disparity between two groups of people, and those with less power are far more likely to become the victim in a violent situation. Environment has as much influence on whether or not violence will occur as the person or people involved, and this relationship has drawn the attention of researchers worldwide. Globalization and Its Impact on Violence Against Vulnerable Groups is an essential source that provides research that delves deeply into occurrences of violence and the environmental and personal influences that lead to violence in order to better understand and prevent it from happening. Featuring a wide range of topics such as e-blackmail, human displacement, and psychology, this book is ideal for criminologists, law enforcement, psychologists, therapists, academicians, sociologists, anthropologists, government officials, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Climate Change •E-Blackmail •Gender Violence •Globalization •Human Displacement •Illegal Migration •Internet Violence •Psychology •Refugee Women •Syrian Youth •Youth Conflicts
   
VA05-534 The SAGE Handbook of International Migration
  Christine Inglis/ 9781412961752/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of International Migration provides an authoritative and informed analysis of key issues in international migration, including its crucial significance far beyond the more traditional questions of immigrant settlement and incorporation in particular countries. Bringing together chapters contributed by an international cast of leading voices in the field, the Handbook is arranged around four key thematic parts: •Part 1: Disciplinary Perspectives on Migration •Part 2: Historical and Contemporary Flows of Migrants •Part 3: Theory, Policy and the Factors Affecting Incorporation Part 4: National and Global Policy Challenges in Migration The last three decades have seen the rapid increase and diversification in the types of international migration, and this Handbook has been created to meet the need among academics and researchers across the social sciences, policy makers and commentators for a definitive publication which provides a range of perspectives and insights into key themes and debates in the field.
   
VA05-533 The SAGE Handbook of Media and Migration
  Kevin Smets/ 9781526447210/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Media and Migration offers a comprehensive overview of media and migration through new research, as well as a review of present scholarship in this expanding and promising field. It explores key interdisciplinary concepts and methodologies, and how these are challenged by new realities and the links between contemporary migration patterns and its use of mediated processes. Although primarily grounded in media and communication studies, the Handbook builds on research in the fields of sociology, anthropology, political science, urban studies, science and technology studies, human rights, development studies, and gender and sexuality studies, to bring to the forefront key theories, concepts and methodological approaches to the study of the movement of people. In seven parts, the Handbook dissects important areas of cross-disciplinary and generational discourse for graduate students, early career researcher, migration management practitioners, and academics in the fields of media and migration studies, international development, communication studies, and the wider social science discipline. Part One: Keywords and Legacies Part Two: Methodologies Part Three: Communities Part Four: Representations Part Five: Borders and Rights Part Six: Spatialities Part Seven: Conflicts
   
SA05-491 Introduction to Phenomenology: Focus on Methodology
  Cheryl Tatano Beck/ 9781544319551/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-491 Qualitative Research: Bridging the Conceptual, Theoretical, and Methodological
  Sharon M. Ravitch/ 9781544333816/ Price:£ 65.00
 
   
SA05-491 Mixing Methods in Social Research: Qualitative, Quantitative and Combined Methods
  Ralph Hall/ 9781446282021/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-491 Mapping Security in the Pacific: A Focus on Context, Gender and Organisational Culture
  Sara N. Amin/ 9780367143923/ Price:£ 120.00
 
   
SA05-491 Economic Sociology: An Introduction
  Jeffrey K. Hass/ 9781138217652/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-491 Digital Social Research
  Giuseppe A. Veltri/ 9781509529315/ Price:US$ 24.95
 
   
SA05-491 What is Cultural Sociology?
  Lyn Spillman/ 9781509522811/ Price:US$ 19.95
 
   
SA05-491 Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive
  Morag C. Treanor/ 9781447334682/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Child poverty is rising across affluent Western societies; how it is measured is vital to how governments act to prevent, alleviate or eliminate it. While the roots of childhood poverty are fiercely debated and contested, they are all too often misrepresented in policy and media discourses. Seeking to redress this problem, Treanor places children’s experiences, needs and concerns at the centre of this critical examination of the contemporary policies and political discourses surrounding poverty in childhood. She examines a broad range of structural, institutional and ideological factors common across developed nations, and their impacts, to interrogate how poverty in childhood is conceptualised and operationalised in policy and to forge a radical pathway for an alternative future.
   
SA05-490 Ending Homelessness?: The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland
  Mike Allen/ 9781447347170/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Homelessness is on the increase in most European states and remains at stubbornly high levels across developed nations. This is despite increased policy attention, economic provision and the implementation of strategies that have promised to stop homelessness in its tracks, rather than simply manage the crisis. Providing an in-depth exploration of the experiences of Ireland, Denmark and Finland in their various initiatives designed to end homelessness, this book presents an authoritative comparative account of policies and strategies that have worked, along with an exposition of those that have not. Making an invaluable and timely contribution to the current debate, it provides essential policy lessons for the multiple jurisdictions seeking to successfully bring homelessness to an end.
   
SA05-490 Imagining Regulation Differently: Co-creating for Engagement
  Morag McDermont/ 9781447348023/ Price:£ 27.99
 
There is an urgent need to rethink relationships between systems of government and those who are ‘governed’. This book explores ways of rethinking those relationships by bringing communities normally excluded from decision-making to centre stage to experiment with new methods of regulating for engagement. Using original, co-produced research, it innovatively shows how we can better use a ‘bottom-up’ approach to design regulatory regimes that recognise the capabilities of communities at the margins and powerfully support the knowledge, passions and creativity of citizens. The authors provide essential guidance for all those working on co-produced research to make impactful change.
   
SA05-490 Theory Construction and Model-Building Skills: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists
  James Jaccard/ 9781462542437/ Price:US$ 55.00
 
Book Cover This accessible, hands-on text has now been revised and updated, with expanded coverage of topics including how theory may emerge from exploratory data analysis. The book prepares graduate students, new researchers, and even seasoned investigators to develop their own theories and build on existing ones. Concrete strategies are provided to help readers generate ideas, define constructs, and think through relationships and processes that link constructs. Compelling examples from multiple disciplines illustrate the use of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods orientations to theory construction. The text also offers practical advice for writing effectively about theories in papers and grant applications. Readers learn by doing via application and concept exercises, demonstration boxes, and practical guidelines. The extensive companion website includes (www.theory-construction.com) PowerPoint slides of all of the book’s figures, primers on advanced topics, video demonstrations, supplemental exercises, and other resources.
   
SA05-490 Chinese Society in the Xi Jinping Era
  Zhao Litao/ 9789813279780/ Price:US$ 78.00
 
   
SA05-490 Qualitative Analysis: Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences
  Margaretha Jarvinen/ 9781526465252/ Price:£ 28.99
 
   
SA05-490 Japan's New Ruralities: Coping with Decline in the Periphery
  Wolfram Manzenreiter/ 9780367354183/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-490 Illustrated Handbook of Globalisation and Development
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984635402/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover Globalization is the process of increased interconnectedness among countries. The prosperous economic development that is typically gained because of the increased interconnectedness among countries usually results in a better standard of living, and an overall improved quality of life. This handbook attempts to explain what role globalization has played and its overall impact on economic development.
   
SA05-490 3GE Collection on Social Science: Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984635631/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Democratic leadership is a style of leadership found in human resources theory and participative management. In this book, you will learn what democratic leadership and some of its advantages and disadvantages. It provides ideas and tools to help foster social change.
   
SA05-490 3GE Collection on Social Science: Social Inequality Across the Generations
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984635648/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Social inequality is the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society that have the effect of limiting or harming a group's social status, social class, and social circle. Social inequality results from a society organized by hierarchies of class, race, and gender that broker access to resources and rights in ways that make their distribution unequal. This collection presents insights from multiple disciplines to illuminate the complex ways that socioeconomic status, race, and gender shape the nearly every aspect of lives across the generations.
   
SA05-490 3GE Collection on Social Science: Social Theory and Social Movements
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984635655/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover The guiding purpose of sociological theory is to name these thoughts and movements so that they can be shared with a wider audience. The purpose of sociological theory is to give scientists and scholars a way to think and write about human behavior that is categorizable and smaller in scope than talking about society as a whole. Sociological theory often overlaps with major movements in politics or philosophy. Overall, this book attempts to understand social order and what creates social change.
   
SA05-490 3GE Collection on Social Science: Understanding Social Problems
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984635662/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Social problems are the general factors that affect and damage society. Whether social problems emerge as issues of social justice or social order, they are usually associated with the idea that ?something must be done'. Social problems represent conditions that should not be allowed to continue because they are perceived to be problems for society, requiring society to react to them and find remedies. Gives a balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems.
   
SA05-490 3GE Collection on Social Science: Violence and Society
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636096/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This book will focus on violence in our society by critically evaluating theory, research public policy, action and representation related to the causes and control of violence. This book examines the root causes and consequences of violent behavior exhibited by individuals in our society.
   
SA05-490 3GE Collection on Social Science: Drugs and Society
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636102/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Provides a comprehensive examination of the past and present roles of drugs in society with a focus on theory, research, policy, and practice. This book will look at issues surrounding drug use and its relationship to crime, medicalization in our society, and various movements aimed at drugs.
   
SA05-490 Race and Social Change
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636195/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover The study of social change within and between societies is a central concern in classical and contemporary sociology. Demonstrates ability to critically analyse sociological theories and concepts of comparative social change. Essential for everyone who has a passion to learn, to converse and connect with each other, and for the personal and systemic leadership required for social change for the betterment of self, others and society.
   
SA05-490 Curren Issues: Defining Sexual Consent
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636430/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. There are many ways to give consent, and some of those are discussed in this book. Going out with someone or being in a relationship can make you feel many different things - happiness, nervousness, excitement and love. Sometimes it can also be confusing, especially when it comes to intimacy and sex. By highlighting the underlying preconceptions and prejudices in the language of courtrooms today, this important book paves the way towards a fairer judicial system for the future.
   
SA05-490 Curren Issues: Gun Control
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636447/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover In recent years, political discourse about gun control has become increasingly volatile and this book illuminates the various reasons why. Discusses the history of guns and gun control, and relevant laws and legal cases. Will stimulate and clarify readers' thinking on the key issues surrounding guns especially on the debate over gun control.
   
SA05-490 Curren Issues: Transgender Rights
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636478/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Transgender people come from all walks of life. Transgender rights are not just limited to bathroom bills, though the controversial issue has dominated news headlines for the past few years. Covers the growing acceptance of the transgender community throughout the years, the discrimination transgender men and women face each day, and how governments are making changes to fix the issues.
   
SA05-490 Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636492/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This book provides novel outlooks on the history of exploitation in Africa by examining postcolonial misrule as a product of colonial exploitation. This book offers new perspectives on the history of exploitation in Africa by examining postcolonial misrule as a product of colonial exploitation.
   
SA05-490 Colonial and Postcolonial Asia
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636508/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Colonialism is alien or foreign political rule or control imposed on a people. Colonialism can take many forms: it can be political, legal, economic, cultural and social. This book provides the study of substantive and conceptual issues that bear comparison with postcolonial analyses with the rest of the postcolonial world.
   
SA05-490 Colonial and Postcolonial Middle East
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636515/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Before tracing the rise of British prominence in the Middle East after 1798, it is important to note the historical antecedents of Britain's involvement in the region as well as the political and economic condition of the Ottoman Empire and Iran on the eve of Britain's ascendance. It covers a wide and significant range of political, social, and cultural issues in the Middle East during that period. This book will assess Post-Colonialism's ideals as applied to international phenomena and the conduct of statecraft.
   
SA05-490 Focus on Asia: Poverty
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636522/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Poverty is a multifaceted concept, which may include social, economic, and political elements. This book focuses on the major policy challenges facing developing Asia and how the region sustains rapid economic growth to reduce multidimensional poverty through socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable measures.
   
SA05-490 Focus on Asia: Rising Income Inequality
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636539/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Rising income inequality is a key challenge for policy makers in developing Asia. Income inequality is one of the most profound social, economic, and political challenges of our time. Presents a new and challenging analysis of economic inequality, focusing primarily on economic inequality in highly developed countries.
   
SA05-490 Focus on Asia: Ethnic and Religious Conflicts
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636553/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Subnational conflicts are the most deadly, widespread, and enduring violent conflicts in Asia. In South and Southeast Asia, active conflicts affect regions that are roughly the size of Indonesia and inhabited by more than 130 million people. Providing the systematic, empirical study of the role that religion plays in ethnic violence, this book focuses on religious and ethnic conflict in a complex part of the world.
   
SA05-490 Focus on Asia: Disaster Management
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636560/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Exploring methods for preparing organizations for disasters, this book discusses not only tried and true tactics, but also areas often overlooked during the reactive and post-disaster phases. This book aims to serve as a guide for the teachers and students of the knowledge and skills in managing the human aspect of the disasters.
   
SA05-490 Communication, Culture and Society
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636751/ Price:US$ 85.00
 
Book Cover As an examination of cultural institutions, ideologies, artifacts, and productions, work in cultural studies and communication is concerned with the integral relationship of cultural practices to relationships of power. This book presents an examination of cultural institutions, ideologies, artifacts, and productions, work in cultural studies and communication is concerned with the integral relationship of cultural practices to relationships of power.
   
SA05-490 General Sociology (Book with DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984636843/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover An introduction to the organizing themes and ideas, empirical concerns, and analytical approaches of the discipline of sociology. Focuses on both classical and contemporary views of modern society, on the nature of community, and on inequality, with special attention to class, race, and gender. Discusses as well the institutionalized areas of society, including the family, the economy, and the polity.
   
SA05-489 Experimental Evaluation Design for Program Improvement
  Laura R. Peck/ 9781506390055/ Price:£ 25.99
 
   
SA05-489 Sharing Mobilities: Questioning Our Right to the City in the Collaborative Economy
  Davide Arcidiacono/ 9780367192426/ Price:£ 45.00
 
   
SA05-489 Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-industrial City
  Keith Kintrea/ 9781447349778/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover Thirty years after Glasgow turned towards regeneration, indicators of its built environment, its health, economic performance and its quality of life remain below UK averages. This interdisciplinary study examines the ongoing transformation of Glasgow as it has transitioned from a de-industrial to a post-industrial city during the 21st Century. Looking at diverse issues of urban policy, regeneration, and economic and social change, it considers the evolving lived experiences of Glaswegians. Contributors explore the necessary actions required to secure the gains of regeneration and create an economically competitive, socially just and sustainable city, establishing a theory that moves beyond post-industrialism that serves as a model for similar cities globally.
   
SA05-488 Birth and Death: Experience, Ethics, Politics
  Kath Woodward/ 9780815380689/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-488 Complexities of Researching with Young People
  Paulina Billett/ 9781138388611/ Price:£ 120.00
 
   
SA05-488 Qualitative Secondary Analysis
  Kahryn Hughes/ 9781526445254/ Price:£ 28.99
 
   
SA05-488 Supervising to Inspire Doctoral Researchers
  Pam Denicolo/ 9781526465023/ Price:£ 25.99
 
   
SA05-488 Navigating Research Funding with Confidence
  Carol Spencely/ 9781526465078/ Price:£ 25.99
 
   
SA05-488 Writing Ethnographically
  Paul Atkinson/ 9781526463425/ Price:£ 28.99
 
   
SA05-488 Delivering Inspiring Doctoral Assessment
  Pam Denicolo/ 9781526465009/ Price:£ 25.99
 
   
SA05-488 Inspiring Collaboration and Engagement
  Julie Reeves/ 9781526464507/ Price:£ 25.99
 
   
SA05-488 Mindful Ethnography: Mind, Heart and Activity for Transformative Social Research
  Marjorie Elaine Faulstich Orellana/ 9781138361027/ Price:£ 120.00
 
   
SA05-488 Pathologies of Patriarchy: Death, Suffering, Care, and Coping in the Gendered Gaps of HIV/AIDS Interventions in Nigeria
  Eloho Ese Basikoro/ 9781786607706/ Price:US$ 135.00
 
   
SA05-488 A Sense of Inequality
  Wendy Bottero/ 9781783487875/ Price:US$ 39.95
 
   
SA05-488 Reading Autoethnography: Reflections on Justice and Love
  James M. Salvo/ 9781138744424/ Price:£ 35.99
 
   
SA05-488 Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences (Book with DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984625212/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover Focusing on the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, and history, this edition examines how social science came to model itself on natural science and liberal politics. The edition is revised and updated with the latest information and new chapters are added. This updated edition offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
   
SA05-488 Disciplines and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences (Book with DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984625229/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover Introduces a variety of social science methodologies applicable to a range of social and political science disciplines. The edition is revised and updated with the latest information and new chapters are added. This updated edition offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
   
SA05-488 The Contemporary World (Book with DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984625304/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This book brings together global perspectives on polity, economy and international strategy. Details the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. The edition is revised and updated with the latest information and new chapters are added. This updated edition offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
   
SA05-488 Science, Technology and Society (Book with DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984625342/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This book explores the dynamic relationship between science, technology and society, examining how it has contributed to economic growth and national well-being. This edition is thoroughly updated with new chapters and the latest coverage of the topics. Subject matter has been fully revised in such a way that makes the concepts clear and understandable to readers.
   
SA05-488 Principles of Ethical Behavior (Book with DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984625359/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This updated edition provides tools from the study of ethics, scientific management practices, and behavioral psychology to ensure that ethical behavior is the foundation for workplace practices. Subject matter has been fully revised in such a way that makes the concepts clear and understandable to readers. Fully updated throughout, some new chapters covering current topics are also added in this revised edition.
   
SA05-488 Democracy, Diaspora, Territory: Europe and Cross-Border Politics
  Olga Oleinikova/ 9780367279158/ Price:£ 115.00
 
   
SA05-488 Arts-Based Educational Research and Qualitative Inquiry: Walking the Path
  Thalia M. Mulvihill/ 9781138309494/ Price:£ 35.99
 
   
SA05-488 Ethnic Subjectivity in Intergenerational Memory Narratives: Politics of the Untold
  Monika Fodor/ 9781138489837/ Price:£ 110.00
 
   
SA05-487 Gender and Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  Linda Alhidary/ 9781682506257/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Gender-based violence involves power imbalances where, most often, men are the perpetrators and women the victims. During this book, we will explore in detail the causes and contributing factors of gender-based violence, various effects of gender-based violence on victims and their families, perpetrators and the society as a whole, as well as examine a variety of possible social responses to the phenomenon. This book will serve as an essential reading for anyone interested in gender studies, women’s studies, social work, sociology, and law and health studies.
   
SA05-487 Human Rights for Development
  A.K. Ranciere/ 9781682506264/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Human rights are what hold together human society in relation to governments or “right bearers”. It is of paramount importance to clarify the roles and limits of civil society in the protection of human rights. Human rights also guarantee people the means necessary to satisfy their basic needs, such as food, housing, and education, so they can take full advantage of all opportunities. Providing a unique and insightful examination into the underexplored issues, this book emphasizes the critical evaluation of contemporary human rights law and practices.
   
SA05-487 Disaster Readiness and Risk Reduction (Book with DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781984625137/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover Deals with the topic of disaster risk reduction. This book provides an overview of the subject and looks at the role of governments, academics and corporate sectors in community based disaster risk reduction. Fully updated throughout, some new chapters covering current topics are also added in this third edition. This updated edition offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic background.
   
SA05-487 Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles
  Michael Quinn Patton/ 9781462541942/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
Book Cover As a transdisciplinary profession, evaluation has much to offer to global change interventions that work toward a sustainable future across national boundaries, sectors, and issues. This book introduces Blue Marble evaluation, which provides a framework for developing, adapting, and evaluating major systems change initiatives involving complex networks of stakeholders. Michael Quinn Patton demonstrates how the four overarching principles and 12 operating principles of this innovative approach allow evaluators, planners, and implementers to home in on sustainability and equity issues in an intervention. Compelling case examples, bulleted review lists, charts, and 80 original exhibits and graphics connect the global and local, the human and ecological. Rooted in utilization-focused, developmental, and principles-focused evaluation, Blue Marble evaluation is designed to tackle problems outside the reach of traditional evaluation practice.
   
SA05-487 Becoming a Behavioral Science Researcher: A Guide to Producing Research That Matters
  Rex B. Kline/ 9781462538799/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
Book Cover Acclaimed for helping novice behavioral scientists hit the ground running as producers of meaningful research, this text now has been extensively revised with 55% new material, including current guidance on open science; transparency; replication; and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods reporting standards. The book provides the conceptual knowledge and practical skills needed to bridge the gap between introductory research design and analysis courses and execution of an independent study. In a candid, conversational style, Rex B. Kline guides the reader to choose appropriate research designs and analysis options; avoid common fallacies in interpreting the outcomes of statistical tests; make informed measurement choices; screen data for problems that could yield inaccurate results; and craft effective theses, journal articles, and presentations. Revised pedagogical features include engaging examples from published studies and student theses, as well as end-of-chapter exercises with answers.
   
SA05-487 Big Data and Social Science
  Sudha Menon/ 9781774072691/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Big Data and Social Science discusses about how big data and social science can be employed in a system. This book comprises topics and explanations about types of big data, different big data systems and type of datasets that are considered big data. This book also sheds light on social science in aspect of big data, the web and data as well as computational social science. Readers are also given insights about topics such as necessities of computational social sciences, necessary skills for computational social science and the importance of computational social science. Discussions about text analysis in the world of big data and information visualization are also laid down in a simple manner.
   
SA05-487 Social Science and Policy Challenges
  Sudha Menon/ 9781774072707/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Social Science and Policy Challenges provides a global perspective on the social science and gives an idea about the formulation of policies based on analyses in social science. The book explains the policy making process and the economic policies related to social science. The readers are informed about the role of politics in the making of policy and explained the ways in which a society develops through the process of policy development. Also discussed in the book is the role of environment and society in policy making, the use of technology in the process and the challenges that arise while formulating the policies, so that the readers are fully updates about the process of policy making.
   
SA05-487 Social Sustainability
  Sudha Menon/ 9781774072714/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Social Sustainability provides the readers with a global perspective on the social science and the subject of sustainability. It associates the social change with that of sustainability and discusses the various socio-ecological systems and the related sustainability. Also discussed in the book is the cultural ecosystem and its relationship with social science, the effect of social science on modern cities, the sustainability challenges with regard to social science, the subject of urban regeneration and social sustainability and the future of sustainability in the developing societies. These aspects provide a deep insight on the sustainability of the societies and its various elements.
   
SA05-487 Digital Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development
  Akansha Singh/ 9781774072851/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Digital Technologies for Agricultural and Rural Development explains the readers what digital technologies mean and the importance they hold. It also explains them the meaning of agricultural development and takes them through the process of knowledge sharing and creation. Also discusses in the book are the ways in which the information systems are helping in the development of the rural areas, the various changes in technology in the agricultural sector, the of technology with respect to climate change and the future insight on the use of technology in the agricultural sector.
   
SA05-487 Gender Discrimination
  Chester Alexis C. Buama/ 9781774073315/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Gender Discrimination makes the readers aware about the various ways in which the society is suffering from gender discrimination and the manners in which the gender discrimination affects the people that are associated with it. It provides the various aspects on the gender discrimination and tells the readers how to deal with such situations and the ways to tackle these situation with legality. This book also discusses about the global overview on the gender discrimination, gender discrimination at work place, discrimination in terms of gender taken as a CSR, the various impacts of gender discrimination and the legal support for this kind of discrimination.
   
SA05-487 Violence and Society
  Anne Wade/ 9781774073339/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Violence And Society is a book that provides the readers with a deep look into the relation between the occurrence of violence and the effect it has on the society, as it causes various other problems and gives rise to other issues that may pop up in the various parts of the society. This book also discusses about the various states of violence, the occurrence of violence in the families, political violence, violence taking place in democracies, the role of video games in developing a violent nature and the relation of terrorism to violence.
   
SA05-486 Material Methods: Researching and Thinking with Things
  Sophie Woodward/ 9781473969407/ Price:£ 27.99
 
   
SA05-485 The Data Visualization Sketchbook
  Stephanie D. H. Evergreen/ 9781544351001/ Price:£ 19.99
 
   
SA05-485 Capitalisms and Gay Identities
  Stephen Valocchi/ 9781138489899/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-485 Wellness in Whiteness: Biomedicalisation and the Promotion of Whiteness and Youth among Women
  Amina Mire/ 9780815377443/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-484 The Construction of European Identity among Ethnic Minorities
  Natalia Waechter/ 9781138364646/ Price:£ 120.00
 
   
SA05-484 Talking Collective Action: A Sequential Analysis of Strategic Planning in Anti-Nuclear Groups
  Ole Puetz/ 9780367144517/ Price:£ 120.00
 
   
SA05-484 A Politics of Disgust: Selfhood, World-Making and Ethics
  Eleonora Joensuu/ 9780367192266/ Price:£ 120.00
 
   
Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive
  Morag C. Treanor/ 9781447334668/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Child poverty is rising across affluent western societies and how it is measured is vital to how governments act to prevent, alleviate or eliminate it. While the roots of childhood poverty are fiercely debated and contested, they are all too often misrepresented in policy and media discourses. Seeking to redress this, Treanor places children’s experiences, needs and concerns at the centre of this critical examination of the contemporary policies and political discourses surrounding poverty in childhood. She examines a broad range of structural, institutional and ideological factors common across developed nations, and their impacts, to interrogate how poverty in childhood is conceptualised and operationalised in policy and forge a radical pathway for an alternative future.
   
Communities, Archives and New Collaborative Practices
  Simon Popple/ 9781447341895/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Creating Community-Led and Self-Build Homes: A Guide to Collaborative Practice in the UK
  Martin Field/ 9781447344391/ Price:US$ 9.99
 
Book Cover In Creating community-led and self-build homes, Martin Field explores the ways in which people and communities across the UK have been striving to create the homes and neighbourhood communities they want. Giving context to contemporary practices in the UK, the book examines ‘self-build housing’ and ‘community-led housing’, discussing the commonalities and distinctions between these in practice, and what could be learned from other initiatives across Europe. Looking at both individual methods and ‘models’ of local practice, including cohousing, co-operatives, community land trusts, empty homes and other ‘intentional communities’, the book examines what has constrained such initiatives to date and how future policies and practice might be shaped.
   
Theory Construction and Model-Building Skills: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists
  James Jaccard/ 9781462542444/ Price:US$ 110.00
 
This accessible, hands-on text has now been revised and updated, with expanded coverage of topics including how theory may emerge from exploratory data analysis. The book prepares graduate students, new researchers, and even seasoned investigators to develop their own theories and build on existing ones. Concrete strategies are provided to help readers generate ideas, define constructs, and think through relationships and processes that link constructs. Compelling examples from multiple disciplines illustrate the use of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods orientations to theory construction. The text also offers practical advice for writing effectively about theories in papers and grant applications. Readers learn by doing via application and concept exercises, demonstration boxes, and practical guidelines. The extensive companion website includes (www.theory-construction.com) PowerPoint slides of all of the book’s figures, primers on advanced topics, video demonstrations, supplemental exercises, and other resources.
   
Poverty in Italy: Features and Drivers in a European Perspective
  Chiara Saraceno/ 9781447352211/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Three experienced Italian sociologists explore the structural and cultural dimensions of poverty in their country. Comparing Italy’s regime with other European countries, they consider the interplay of conditions in the labour market, the family and welfare arrangements as causes of poverty. This in-depth analysis explores how forced familialism, unbalanced gender arrangements, territorial cleavages and sluggish growth have rendered Italy vulnerable to financial crisis. As old risks of poverty have worsened, new risks have emerged and children, the working poor and migrants have become the ‘new poor’. Combining theoretical and empirical tools, this is a topical fresh take on the understanding of poverty in Italy that is even more crucial considering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
   
Agenda For Social Justice: Solutions For 2020
  Glenn Muschert/ 9781447354284/ Price:£
 
The Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2020 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), it offers recommendations for action by elected officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues for social justice, including a discussion of the role of key issues of sustainability and technology in the development and timbre of future social problems. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology and the study of social problems.
   
Culture and Values at the Heart of Policy Making: An Insider's Guide
  Stephen Muers/ 9781447356158/ Price:£ 21.99
 
Why do so many government policies fail to achieve their objectives? Why are our political leaders not held to account for policy failures? Stephen Muers draws on his years of experience as a senior government policy maker, as well as global research with examples ranging from the collapse of the Soviet Union to Cold-War Germany, the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, to expose the crucial impact culture and values have on policy success and political accountability.
   
The Other America: White Working Class Perspectives on Race, Identity and Change
  Harris Beider/ 9781447337065/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Widely stereotyped as anti-immigrant, against civil-rights or supporters of Trump and the right, can the white working class of America really be reduced to a singular group with similar views? Based on extensive interviews across five cities at a crucial point in US history, this significant book showcases what the white working class think about many of the defining issues of the age - from race, identity and change to the crucial on-the-ground debates occurring at the time of the 2016 US election.
   
The Good Glow: Charity and the Symbolic Power of Doing Good
  Jon Dean/ 9781447344902/ Price:£ 24.99
 
This book analyses the reality of how charity operates in the social world; how the personal benefits of giving and volunteering are vital for getting charitable acts to happen; how the altruism associated with gifts isn't always what it seems; how charity misbehaviour or bad management gets overlooked; and how charity symbols are weaponised against those who don't participate. Drawing on original data and a novel application of the sociology of Bourdieu, this book examines a wide range of examples from culture, politics and society to provide an entertaining critique of how contemporary charity works.
   
The Poverty of Nations: A Relational Perspective
  Paul Spicker/ 9781447343332/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Poverty is much more than a lack of resources. It involves a complex set of social relationships, such as economic disadvantage, insecurity or a lack of rights. These relational elements tell us what poverty is – what it consists of, what poor people are experiencing, and what problems need to be addressed. This book examines poverty in the context of the economy, society and the political community, considering how states can respond to issues of inequality, exclusion and powerlessness. Drawing on examples of social policy in both rich and poor countries, this is an accessible contribution to the debate about the nature of poverty and responses to it.
   
Creative Research Methods A Practical Guide
  Helen Kara/ 9781447356745/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Written in an accessible, practical and jargon-free style, with reflective questions, boxed text and a companion website to guide student learning, it offers numerous examples of creative methods in practice from around the world. This new edition includes a wealth of new material, with five extra chapters and over 200 new references. Spanning the gulf between academia and practice, this useful book will inform and inspire researchers by showing readers why, when, and how to use creative methods in their research.
   
Pioneering Social Research
  Paul Thompson/ 9781447333524/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Presenting the landmark Pioneers life stories project, this one-of-a-kind book documents how modern social research in the UK was shaped. It sheds new light on the lives, methods and motivations of men and women who helped develop a new world of research methodology, pioneered feminist research, and first confronted the issues of race and ethnicity. It combines the fascinating history of the generations who built outstanding and influential social research with providing a major resource for current research and – especially for methods – for future teaching.
   
The Short Guide to Sociology
  Mark Doidge/ 9781447352402/ Price:£ 14.99
 
This illuminating book offers a fresh and contemporary guide to the field of sociology. By demonstrating the versatility of the sociological imagination, the authors reveal the ways in which thinking sociologically can help us to understand the personal, social and structural changes going on in the world around us. Using real world case studies, the book addresses key sociological themes such as: · global social transformations · social divisions and inequalities · social theory and its practical applications · the personal and the political Providing a set of concepts, tools and perspectives for analysing our social world, the book equips the reader with an understanding of how to start thinking sociologically. With helpful features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key definitions and recommended readings, it is an invaluable resource for students taking an introductory sociology course or those studying sociology at further or higher education level.
   
Religion and Belief Literacy: Reconnecting a Chain of Learning
  Adam Dinham/ 9781447344650/ Price:£ 26.99
 
This book presents a crisis of religion and belief literacy to which education at every level is challenged to respond. As understanding different religions, beliefs and religious influences becomes increasingly important, it fills a gap for a resource, which brings together and links different dimensions of the debate around religious literacy, from theoretical approaches to teaching and policy.
   
Ethnicity, Race and Inequality in the UK: State of the Nation
  Claire Alexander/ 9781447351252/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. 50 years after the establishment of the Runnymede Trust and the Race Relations Act of 1968 which sought to end discrimination in public life, this accessible book provides commentary by some of the UK’s foremost scholars of race and ethnicity on data relating to a wide range of sectors of society, including employment, health, education, criminal justice, housing and representation in the arts and media. It explores what progress has been made, identifies those areas where inequalities remain stubbornly resistant to change, and asks how our thinking around race and ethnicity has changed in an era of Islamophobia, Brexit and an increasingly diverse population.
   
Support Workers and the Health Professions in International Perspective: The Invisible Providers of Health Care
  Mike Saks/ 9781447352105/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Health care support workers (HSWs) play a fundamental role in international health care systems, and yet they remain largely invisible. Despite this, the number of HSWs is growing fast as modern governments strive to combat illness in a world of finite resources. This original collection analyses the global experience of HSWs in the UK, Japan, Australia, Brazil and Canada. Leading academics examine issues including the interface of HSWs with the health professions, regulatory practice risks, employment challenges and the dilemmas of an ageing population. Crucial future policy recommendations are also made for a world becoming increasingly dependent on HSWs.
   
Social Divisions: Inequality and Diversity in Britain
  Geoff Payne/ 9781447355120/ Price:£ 29.99
 
Revised, restructured and updated to reflect the latest data and debates, this new edition of the widely used, classic textbook offers students an accessible account of the major social divisions that structure social life. Written by internationally known sociologists and experts,
   
Using Evidence to End Homelessness
  Ligia Teixeira/ 9781447352860/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Available open access under CC-BY-NC license. Homelessness is unequivocally devastating. In the UK, people affected by homelessness are ten times more likely to die than their peers in the general population, yet we still miss important opportunities to adequately address the issue. The Centre for Homelessness Impact brings together this urgent book gathering the insights and experiences of leaders in government, academia and the third sector to present new evidence-based strategies to end homelessness. Demonstrating why and how a new movement is needed that embraces data and evidence as integral to ending homelessness effectively, this book provides crucial methods to underpin future policy, practice and funding decisions.
   
VSA05-004 Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies
  Steven J. Gold/ 9781138208827/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover This revised and expanded second edition of Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies provides a comprehensive basis for understanding the complexity and patterns of international migration. Despite increased efforts to limit its size and consequences, migration has wide-ranging impacts upon social, environmental, economic, political and cultural life in countries of origin and settlement. Such transformations impact not only those who are migrating, but those who are left behind, as well as those who live in the areas where migrants settle. Featuring forty-six essays written by leading international and multidisciplinary scholars, this new edition showcases evolving research and theorizing around refugees and forced migrants, new migration paths through Central Asia and the Middle East, the condition of statelessness and South to South migration. New chapters also address immigrant labor and entrepreneurship, skilled migration, ethnic succession, contract labor and informal economies. Uniquely among texts in the subject area, the Handbook provides a six-chapter compendium of methodologies for studying international migration and its impacts. Written in a clear and direct style, this Handbook offers a contemporary integrated resource for students and scholars from the perspectives of social science, humanities, journalism and other disciplines.
   
VSA05-004 The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning
  Mark Scott/ 9781138104051/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover Looking across different international experiences – from Europe, North America and Australasia to the transition and emerging economies, including BRIC and former communist states – it aims to develop new conceptual propositions and theoretical insights, supported by detailed case studies and reviews of available data. The Companion gives coverage to emerging topics in the field and seeks to position rural planning in the broader context of global challenges: climate change, the loss of biodiversity, food and energy security, and low carbon futures. It also looks at old, established questions in new ways: at social and spatial justice, place shaping, economic development, and environmental and landscape management. Planning in the twenty-first century must grapple not only with the challenges presented by cities and urban concentration, but also grasp the opportunities – and understand the risks – arising from rural change and restructuring. Rural areas are diverse and dynamic. This Companion attempts to capture and analyse at least some of this diversity, fostering a dialogue on likely and possible rural futures between a global community of rural planning researchers. Primarily intended for scholars and graduate students across a range of disciplines, such as planning, rural geography, rural sociology, agricultural studies, development studies, environmental studies and countryside management, this book will prove to be an invaluable and up-to-date resource.
   
VSA05-004 Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia
  Cecilia Leong-Salobir/ 9781138669918/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover Throwing new light on how colonisation and globalization have affected the food practices of different communities in Asia, the Routledge Handbook of Food in Asia explores the changes and variations in the region’s dishes, meals and ways of eating. By demonstrating the different methodologies and theoretical approaches employed by scholars, the contributions discuss everyday food practices in Asian cultures and provide a fascinating coverage of less common phenomenon, such as the practice of wood eating and the evolution of pufferfish eating in Japan. In doing so, the handbook not only covers a wide geographical area, including Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, India, China, South Korea and Malaysia, but also examines the Asian diasporic communities in Canada, the United States and Australia through five key themes: •Food, Identity and Diasporic Communities •Food Rites and Rituals •Food and the Media •Food and Health •Food and State Matters. Interdisciplinary in nature, this handbook is a useful reference guide for students and scholars of anthropology, sociology and world history, in addition to food history, cultural studies and Asian studies in general.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research
  Susan Dewey/ 9780815354123/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research unites 57 contributions from researchers, sex workers, activists, and practitoners who live and work in 28 countries throughtout the world. Focusing tightly on the contemporary state of sex industry research through eight carefully selected themes, this volume sets and a clear agenda for future research, activism, and policymaking. Approaching the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective on an expanding field frequently divided by political and idological conflicts, the handbook clearly establishes the parameters of the field while also showcasing the most vibrant contemporary empirical and theoretical work. Unprecedented in its global scope, the Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research will appeal to students, researchers, and plolicy makers intersted in fields such as sociology of gender and sexuality; crime, justice, and the sex industry; sociology of work and professions; and sexual politics.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology
  Laura Grindstaff/ 9781138288621/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover The thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides an unparalleled overview of sociological and related scholarship on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With 70 essays written by scholars from around the world, the book brings diverse approaches into dialogue, charting new pathways for understanding culture in our global era. Short, accessible chapters by contributing authors address classic questions, emergent issues, and new scholarship on topics ranging from cultural and social theory to politics and the state, social stratification, identity, community, aesthetics, and social and cultural movements. In addition, contributors explore developments central to the constitution and reproduction of culture, such as power, technology, and the organization of work. This handbook is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in a wide range of subfields within sociology, as well as cultural studies, media and communication, and postcolonial theory.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies
  Robin Cohen/ 9781138631137/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover The word ‘diaspora’ has leapt from its previously confined use – mainly concerned with the dispersion of Jews, Greeks, Armenians and Africans away from their natal homelands – to cover the cases of many other ethnic groups, nationalities and religions. But this ‘horizontal’ scattering of the word to cover the mobility of many groups to many destinations, has been paralleled also by ‘vertical’ leaps, with the word diaspora being deployed to cover more and more phenomena and serve more and more objectives of different actors. With sections on ‘debating the concept’, ‘complexity’, ‘home and home-making’, ‘connections’ and ‘critiques’, the Routledge Handbook of Diaspora Studies is likely to remain an authoritative reference for some time. Each contribution includes a targeted list of references for further reading. The editors have carefully blended established scholars of diaspora with younger scholars looking at how diasporas are constructed ‘from below’. The adoption of a variety of conceptual perspectives allows for generalization, contrasts and comparisons between cases. In this exciting and authoritative collection over 40 scholars from many countries have explored the evolving use of the concept of diaspora, its possibilities as well as its limitations. This Handbook will be indispensable for students undertaking essays, debates and dissertations in the field.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies
  Francisco A. Lomeli/ 9781138847873/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies is a unique interdisciplinary resource for students, libraries, and researchers interested in the largest and most rapidly growing racial-ethnic community in the United States and elsewhere which can either be identified as Chicano, Latino, Hispanic, or Mexican-American. Structured around seven comprehensive themes, the volume is for students of American studies, the Social Sciences, and the Humanities. The volume is organized around seven critical domains in Chicana/o Studies: •Chicana/o History and Social Movements •Borderlands, Global Migrations, Employment, and Citizenship •Cultural Production in Global and Local Settings •Chicana/o Identities •Schooling, Language, and Literacy •Violence, Resistance, and Empowerment •International Perspectives The Handbook will stress the importance of the historical origins of the Chicana/o Studies field. Starting from myth of origins, Aztlan, alleged cradle of the Chicana/o people lately substantiated by the findings of archaeology and anthropology, over Spanish/Indigenous relations until the present time. Essays will explore cultural and linguistic hybridism and showcase artistic practices (visual arts, music, and dance) through popular (folklore) or high culture achievements (museums, installations) highlighting the growth of a critical perspective grounded on key theoretical formulations including borderlands theories, intersectionalities, critical race theory, and cultural analysis.
   
VSA05 The Routledge Handbook of Henri Lefebvre, The City and Urban Society
  Michael E. Leary-Owhin/ 9781138290051/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Henri Lefebvre,The City and Urban Society is the first edited book to focus on Lefebvre's urban theories and ideas from a global perspective, making use of recent theoretical and empirical developments, with contributions from eminent as well as emergent global scholars. The book provides international comparison of Lefebvrian research and theoretical conjecture and aims; to engage with and critique Lefebvre's ideas in the context of contemporary urban, social and environmental upheavals; to use Lefebvre's spatial triad as a research tool as well as a point of departure for the adoption of ideas such as differential space; to reassess Lefebvre's ideas in relation to nature and global environmental sustainability; and to highlight how a Lefebvrian approach might assist in mobilising resistance to the excesses of globalised neoliberal urbanism. The volume draws inspiration from Lefebvre's key texts (The Production of Space; Critique of Everyday Life; and The Urban Revolution) and includes a comprehensive introduction and concluding chapter by the editors. The conclusions highlight implications in relation to increasing spatial inequalities; increasing diversity of needs including those of migrants; more authoritarian approaches; and asymmetries of access to urban space. Above all, the book illustrates the continuing relevance of Levebvre's ideas for contemporary urban issues and shows – via global case studies – how resistance to spatial domination by powerful interests might be achieved. 
   
VSA05 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements
  Cristina Flesher Fominaya/ 9781138494930/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover European social movements have become increasingly visible in recent years, generating intense public debates. From anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements to right-wing nationalist movements, these movements expose core conflicts around European democracy, identity, politics and society. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of the analysis of European social movements, helping to orient scholars and students navigating a rapidly evolving field while developing a new agenda for research in the area. The book is divided into eight sections: Visions of Europe; Contemporary models of democracy; Historical evolution of major European movements; Feminism and sexualities; Movement diffusion within and beyond Europe; Anti-austerity movements; Technopolitical and media movements; and Movements, parties and movement-parties. Key theories and empirical trajectories of core movements, their central issues, debates and impacts are covered, with a focus on how these have influenced and been influenced by their European context. Democracy, and how social movements understand it, renew it, or undermine it, forms a core thread that runs through the book. Written in a clear and direct style, the Handbook provides a key resource for students and scholars hoping to understand the key debates and innovations unfolding in the heart of European social movements and how these affect broader debates on such areas as democracy, human rights, the right to the city, feminism, neoliberalism, nationalism, migration and European values, identity and politics. Extensive references and sources will direct readers to areas of further study.
   
VSA05 Routledge International Handbook of Poverty
  Bent Greve/ 9780367178666/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover The first of the UN Millennium Goals was to reduce extreme poverty and in 2014 it was halved compared to 1990, and now the goal is to eradicate poverty and hunger by 2030. The reduction in poverty is, to a high degree, the consequence of the rapid economic development in a few countries, especially China, but in many countries around the globe poverty is still at a high level and is influencing societies’ overall development. It is against this background that this Handbook provides an up-to-date analysis and overview of the topic from a large variety of theoretical and methodological angles. Organised into four parts, the Handbook provides knowledge on what poverty is, how it has developed, and what type of policies might be able to succeed in reducing poverty. Part I investigates conceptual issues and relates concepts to people’s relative position in society and the understanding of justice. Part II shows how poverty has developed. It combines existing empirical knowledge with regional/national understandings of the issue of poverty. Part III analyses policies and interventions with the aim of reducing or alleviating poverty within a national as well as global context. It includes a variety of countries and examples. Finally, Part IV tells us what can be done about poverty; what instruments are available to end poverty as we know it today. This volume will be an invaluable reference book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, development studies, international relations and politics.
   
VSA05 The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy
  Victoria Durrer/ 9780367244163/ Price:£ 39.99
 
Book Cover Cultural policy intersects with political, economic, and socio-cultural dynamics at all levels of society, placing high and often contradictory expectations on the capabilities and capacities of the media, the fine, performing, and folk arts, and cultural heritage. These expectations are articulated, mobilised and contested at – and across – a global scale. As a result, the study of cultural policy has firmly established itself as a field that cuts across a range of academic disciplines, including sociology, cultural and media studies, economics, anthropology, area studies, languages, geography, and law. This Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy sets out to broaden the field’s consideration to recognise the necessity for international and global perspectives. The book explores how cultural policy has become a global phenomenon. It brings together a diverse range of researchers whose work reveals how cultural policy expresses and realises common global concerns, dominant narratives, and geopolitical economic and social inequalities. The sections of the book address cultural policy’s relation to core academic disciplines and core questions, of regulations, rights, development, practice, and global issues. With a cross-section of country-by-country case studies, this comprehensive volume is a map for academics and students seeking to become more globally orientated cultural policy scholars.
   
VSA05 Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender
  Shirley A. Jackson/ 9780367335755/ Price:£ 39.99
 
Book Cover The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology, gender studies, anthropology, political science, social policy, history, and public health. As a result, the interdisciplinary nature of race, gender, and class and its ability to reach a large audience has been part of its appeal. The Handbook provides clear and informative essays by experts from a variety of disciplines, addressing the diverse and broad-based impact of race, gender, and class studies. The Handbookis aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for a basic history, overview of key themes, and future directions for the study of the intersection of race, class, and gender. Scholars new to the area will also find the Handbook’s approach useful. The areas covered and the accompanying references will provide readers with extensive opportunities to engage in future research in the area.
   
VSA05 Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies
  Mark Shucksmith/ 9780367335847/ Price:£ 39.99
 
Book Cover Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: •Demographic change. •Economic transformations. •Food systems and land. •Environment and resources. •Changing configurations of gender and rural society. •Social and economic equality. •Social dynamics and institutional capacity. •Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.
   
VSA05 The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory
  Michael Gunder/ 9780367331955/ Price:£ 39.99
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory presents key contemporary themes in planning theory through the views of some of the most innovative thinkers in planning. They introduce and explore their own specialized areas of planning theory, to conceptualize their contemporary positions and to speculate how these positions are likely to evolve and change as new challenges emerge. In a changing and often unpredictable globalized world, planning theory is core to understanding how planning and its practices both function and evolve. As illustrated in this book, planning and its many roles have changed profoundly over the recent decades; so have the theories, both critical and explanatory, about its practices, values and knowledges. In the context of these changes, and to contribute to the development of planning research, this handbook identifies and introduces the cutting edge, and the new emerging trajectories, of contemporary planning theory. The aim is to provide the reader with key insights into not just contemporary planning thought, but potential future directions of both planning theory and planning as a whole. This book is written for an international readership, and includes planning theories that address, or have emerged from, both the global North and parts of the world beyond.
   
VSA05 Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art
  Jeffrey Ian Ross/ 9780367335977/ Price:£ 39.99
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art integrates and reviews current scholarship in the field of graffiti and street art. Thirty-seven original contributions are organized around four sections: •History, Types, and Writers/Artists of Graffiti and Street Art; •Theoretical Explanations of Graffiti and Street Art/Causes of Graffiti and Street Art; •Regional/Municipal Variations/Differences of Graffiti and Street Art; and, •Effects of Graffiti and Street Art. Chapters are written by experts from different countries throughout the world and their expertise spans the fields of American Studies, Art Theory, Criminology, Criminal justice, Ethnography, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Visual Communication. The Handbook will be of interest to researchers, instructors, advanced students, libraries, and art gallery and museum curators.  This book is also accessible to practitioners and policy makers in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, art history, museum studies, tourism studies, and urban studies as well as members of the news media. The Handbook  includes 70 images, a glossary, a chronology, and the electronic edition will be widely hyperlinked.
   
VSA05 Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking
  Ryszard Piotrowicz/ 9780367335694/ Price:£ 39.99
 
Book Cover Trafficking in human beings (THB) has been described as modern slavery. It is a serious criminal activity that has significant ramifications for the human rights of the victims. It poses major challenges to the state, society and individual victims. THB is not a static given but a constantly changing concept depending on societal changes and opinions, economic situations and legal developments. THB occurs both transnationally and within countries. The complexity of THB is such that it requires a wide range of expertise fully to address the phenomenon. Edited by a team of leading international academics, the Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking will provide an interdisciplinary introduction to THB. It is aimed at academics, students, research universities and non-governmental organisations, as well as policy makers. It will review THB through the lens of law, anthropology, social and political science and will address statistical, data protection issues and showcase the most effective research methods, analyse the various actors and stakeholders and the different types of exploitation of trafficked persons. It will critically highlight and analyse the most pressing current challenges posed by THB.
   
VSA05 Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies
  Adam Burgess/ 9780367335922/ Price:£ 39.99
 
Book Cover It is over 40 years since we began to reflect upon risk in a more social than technological and economic fashion, firstly making sense of the gap between expert and public assessment of risks, such as to our health and environment. With fixed certainties of the past eroded and the technological leaps of ‘big data’, ours is truly an age of risk, uncertainty and probability - from Google’s algorithms to the daily management of personal lifestyle risks. Academic reflection and research has kept pace with these dizzying developments but remains an intellectually fragmented field, shaped by professional imperatives and disciplinary boundaries, from risk analysis to regulation and social research. This is the first attempt to draw together and define risk studies, through a definitive collection written by the leading scholars in the field. It will be an indispensable resource for the many scholars, students and professionals engaging with risk but lacking a resource to draw it all together.
   
VSA05 Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society
  Daniel Lee Kleinman/ 9780367335939/ Price:£ 39.99
 
Book Cover Over the last decade or so, the field of science and technology studies (STS) has become an intellectually dynamic interdisciplinary arena. Concepts, methods, and theoretical perspectives are being drawn both from long-established and relatively young disciplines. From its origins in philosophical and political debates about the creation and use of scientific knowledge, STS has become a wide and deep space for the consideration of the place of science and technology in the world, past and present. The Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society seeks to capture the dynamism and breadth of the field by presenting work that pushes the reader to think about science and technology and their intersections with social life in new ways. The interdisciplinary contributions by international experts in this handbook are organized around six topic areas: •embodiment •consuming technoscience •digitization •environments •science as work •rules and standards This volume highlights a range of theoretical and empirical approaches to some of the persistent – and new – questions in the field. It will be useful for students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities, including in science and technology studies, history, geography, critical race studies, sociology, communications, women’s and gender studies, anthropology, and political science.
   
VSA05 Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood
  Andy Furlong/ 9780367335991/ Price:£ 39.99
 
Book Cover The second and completely revised edition of the Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood draws on the work of leading academics from four continents in order to introduce up-to-date perspectives on a wide range of issues that affect and shape youth and young adulthood. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of a dynamic field of study that offers unique insights on social change in advanced societies. It is aimed at researchers, policy-makers and advanced students on a global level. The Handbook introduces the main theoretical perspectives used within youth studies and sets out future research agendas. Each of the ten sections covers an important area of research – from education and the labour market to youth cultures, health and crime – discussing change and continuity in the lives of young people, introducing readers to some of the most important work in the field, while highlighting the underlying perspectives that have been used to understand the complexity of modern youth and young adulthood.
   
VA05-532 African American Suburbanization and the Consequential Loss of Identity
  Patricia H. Hoffman-Miller/ 9781522578352/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover African Americans migrated from southern regions of the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa during the early 20th century, settling in large urban communities in the Midwestern, Northern, and Western regions of the United States. During the early 21st century, African Americans continued their post-industrialized transition from their initial urban locations to suburban and exurban locations, with class, income, and education being the predominant factors in determining locations of choice. However, the result of this 21st century exodus gave rise to an increased sense of isolation, loss of identify, and the gradual erosion of political power unique to urban communities in the late 20th century. African American Suburbanization and the Consequential Loss of Identity is a critical scholarly resource that examines the experiences of African Americans and the development of African American identities. It represents an important opportunity for an examination of the implications of this 21st century exodus, giving voice to all aspects of African American-lived experiences in suburban communities. Featuring a wide range of topics such as higher education, criminal justice, and social media, this book is ideal for professionals, educators, social scientists, political leaders, law enforcement, students, and researchers. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •African American Identity •Criminal Justice •Female Educators •Fraternities and Sororities •Higher Education •Isolation •K-12 Education •Male College Students •Media Communication •Social Structures •Suburbanization •Tourism
   
VA05-531 Examining the Social and Economic Impacts of Conflict-Induced Migration
  Esther Akumbo Nyam/ 9781522576150/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Worldwide conflict continues to force the migration of citizens seeking safety, shelter, and stability. This conflict-induced migration has social and economic impacts not only on the individuals and families that are forced to flee but also on the communities and environment. Examining the Social and Economic Impacts of Conflict-Induced Migration is an essential reference source that examines the theoretical and practical basis of induced migration in regions under conflict and the impact of sociology and economy on this type of relocation and how it can be managed for global sustainable peace. Featuring research on topics such as conflict theory, media agenda, and state economics, this book is ideally designed for sociologists, economists, policymakers, government functionaries, peace keepers, non-governmental organizations, academicians, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Conflict Theory •Digital Communication •Geographical Imperatives •Information Dissemination •Media Agenda •Public Health •Social Mobilization •Socio-Political Stabilization •Socio-Religious Inducement •State Economics
   
VA05-530 Autoethnography and Heuristic Inquiry for Doctoral-Level Researchers: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Robin Throne/ 9781522593652/ Price:US$ 135.00
 
Book Cover Many resources exist to help new doctoral investigators to understand and engage with the tenets and philosophies that underpin doctoral-level research to allow for a sample of self-as-subject research. Every day, new forms of researcher-participant data collection and analysis protocols and contributions to the respective discipline in the use of these methods are designed by doctoral researchers and other scholars for heuristic inquiry and autoethnography. Autoethnography and Heuristic Inquiry for Doctoral-Level Researchers: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential research publication that explores the conventions of autoethnography or heuristic research within the specific context of doctoral-level research. In contrast to similar resources, this book presents various and unique systematic methods and procedures used within current research for data collection, analysis, interpretation and representations of data, and study contributions to illustrate the varied nuances and many choices doctoral-level researchers have when their research design is founded on the principles and tenets of autoethnography or heuristic inquiry. Thus, this book is ideal for doctoral research supervisors, doctoral students, independent researchers, and academicians. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Autoethnography •Data Collection •Data Representation •Heuristic •Introspection •Positionality •Research •Self-as-Subject •Social Consciousness •Societal Implications
   
VA05-529 Handbook of Research on Transdisciplinary Knowledge Generation
  Victor X. Wang/ 9781522595311/ Price:US$ 285.00
 
Book Cover Traditional methods of viewing the world through the scientific method or instrumental knowledge do not adequately serve the needs of theory, research, and practice within an increasingly complex world. Through transdisciplinary theory, the focus is on a new form of learning and problem solving involving cooperation among different parts of society to meet the complex challenges of society. The Handbook of Research on Transdisciplinary Knowledge Generation is a critical scholarly resource that examines mutual learning across disciplinary lines as a strategy by which to understand the world and apply practical knowledge. Featuring a wide array of topics such as linguistic diversity, medical education, and social constructivism, this book is essential for educational professionals, researchers, students, administrators, and academicians. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Healthcare •Higher Education •Learning Analytics •Linguistic Diversity •Management Strategy •Medical Education •Social Constructivism •Social Work •STEM •Workforce Development
   
VA05-528 Knowledge Management Techniques for Risk Management in IT Projects: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Muhammad Noman Riaz/ 9781522583899/ Price:US$ 135.00
 
Book Cover There are many risks associated with IT projects that have the potential to threaten the success of the project at any stage of its development life cycle. By seeking commonalities between knowledge management and risk management, a way by which they can be integrated together to reduce these risks can be determined. Knowledge Management Techniques for Risk Management in IT Projects: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research that examines the tools and techniques of knowledge management and integrates them with risk management techniques for better analysis of risks that can occur in different stages of IT projects. While highlighting topics including benchmark monitoring, integration management, and knowledge banks, this book is ideally designed for project managers, risk consultants, managers, industry professionals, researchers, and academicians. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Benchmark Monitoring •Classification Techniques •Database Utilization •Forming Communities of Practice •Integration Management •Knowledge Banks •Linkage Arrangements •Management Tools •Research Methodology •Risk Verification
   
VA05-527 Sexual Violence and Effective Redress for Victims in Post-Conflict Situations: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Jean de Dieu Sikulibo/ 9781522581949/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover All too often in situations of armed conflicts, rape and other acts of sexual violence are used as military tactics. The use of sexual violence as a strategy of war is distinctively destructive and not only leaves victims with significant psychological scars but also tears apart the fabric of families and affected communities. Sexual Violence and Effective Redress for Victims in Post-Conflict Situations: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research that analyzes these crimes and their implications for the needs of victims in post-conflict justice processes and how these needs can be effectively addressed in order to support the affected community. To conduct this analysis, it explores the distinct aspects of these crimes to understand the nature and extent of the social challenges and damage facing the victim, and examines the challenges and limitations of international criminal justice in dealing with a wide range of victim needs. While highlighting topics including judicial accountability, victims’ rights, and criminal justice, this book is ideally designed for psychologists, therapists, government officials, academicians, policymakers, and researchers. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Accountability Mechanisms •Criminal Justice •Criminal Proceedings •Judicial Accountability •Jurisprudence •Sexual Violence •Transitional Justice •Victims’ Needs •Victims’ Rights •Witnesses
   
VA05-526 Handbook of Research on Indigenous Knowledge and Bi-Culturalism in a Global Context
  Shahul Hameed/ 9781522560616/ Price:US$ 265.00
 
Book Cover Society is continually moving towards global interaction, and nations often contain citizens of numerous cultures and backgrounds. Bi-culturalism incorporates a higher degree of social inclusion in an effort to bring about social justice and change, and it may prove to be an alternative to the existing dogma of mainstream Europe-based hegemonic bodies of knowledge. The Handbook of Research on Indigenous Knowledge and Bi-Culturalism in a Global Context is a collection of innovative studies on the nature of indigenous bodies’ knowledge that incorporates the sacred or spiritual influence across various countries following World War II, while exploring the difficulties faced as society immerses itself in bi-culturalism. While highlighting topics including bi-cultural teaching, Africology, and education empowerment, this book is ideally designed for academicians, urban planners, sociologists, anthropologists, researchers, and professionals seeking current research on validating the growth of indigenous thinking and ideas. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Africology •Bicultural Teaching •Career Counseling •Education Empowerment •Gender Analysis •Intergenerational Trauma •Leadership Theory •Nutrition and Dietetics •Organizational Culture •Social Change •Social Services
   
VA05-525 Social Research Methodology and New Techniques in Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing
  M. Rezaul Islam/ 9781522578970/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover The importance of scientific investigation and research is becoming more pronounced in today’s society, with many organizations relying on this research to make informed decisions. As such, research methodology courses have been integrated into undergraduate and master’s programs at most academic institutions where students are being challenged to conduct and write research. Social Research Methodology and New Techniques in Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the main concepts of research writing, including the guidelines of research methodology and proposal designing. While highlighting topics such as mixed method research, research objectives, and project proposals, this publication provides examples of eight PhD proposals and the frameworks used in organizing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method research. This book is ideally designed for graduate-level students, academicians, researchers, educators, scholars, education administrators, and policymakers seeking current research on the key steps and techniques used in organizing social research proposals. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Global Institutions •Mixed Method Research •Practice Research •Project Proposals •Qualitative and Quantitative Research •Research Design •Research Guidelines •Research Methodology •Research Objective •Research Proposals •Scientific Investigation
   
VA05-524 Marketing Peace for Social Transformation and Global Prosperity
  Alexandru-Mircea Nedelea/ 9781522574644/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover War and conflict continually plague many nations around the world and have led to mass causalities, a shortage of resources, and political turmoil. To eradicate this ongoing issue, individuals, companies, and governments need to establish a fundamental change in the distribution of the world’s assets, resources, and ideals. Marketing Peace for Social Transformation and Global Prosperity is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the development of programs and campaigns destined to impose and sustain ideas that lead to conflict resolution. Through analyzing and proposing various peace marketing campaigns, it showcases how individuals and corporations can employ various tactics to enhance and achieve political, social, and individual peace and promote the sustainability of resources and education. Highlighting topics such as civic engagement, conflict management, and symbolism, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, business leaders, professionals, theorists, researchers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Civic Engagement •Communication Design •Conflict Management •Global Leadership •Nonprofit Organizations •Peace Development •Political Factors •Social Cohesion •Social Media Impact •Traditional Peace Practices
   
VA05-523 Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods Across Disciplines
  Victor C.X. Wang/ 9781522577300/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover There is no singular ‘best’ method of research. The differing nature of various research endeavors warrant multiple ways of generating knowledge, sharing knowledge, and more importantly, avoiding errors. More recently, the dichotomy between quantitative and qualitative approaches has begun to dissolve as the integrated approach of mixed methods gains popularity. Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods Across Disciplines is a collection of innovative findings on the methods and applications of research in scholarly publishing, ranging from the analyzation of mixed methods and qualitative/quantitative research, to Dewey’s scientific method and more. Highlighting a range of topics including higher education, digital divide, and model development, this publication applies a cross-disciplinary viewpoint that will appeal to researchers, graduate students, academicians, librarians, scholars, and industry-leading experts around the globe seeking an understanding of the limitations and strengths in research techniques. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Book Proposals •Digital Divide •Education Research •Factor Analysis •Higher Education •Model Development •Qualitative Research •Quantitative and Qualitative Data Gathering •Scale Development •Student Researchers •Survey Research
   
VA05-522 Handbook of Research on Rural Sociology and Community Mobilization for Sustainable Growth
  Qaiser Rafique Yasser/ 9781522571582/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Rural areas are a key sector in every nation’s economy due to a sizeable majority of the population living therein, as well as their impact on global agriculture and food security. Rural development transcends the availability of infrastructure, technology, and industrialization to also encompass the enviro-cultural and psycho-social needs of its inhabitants. The necessity for greater and deliberate efforts targeting all aspects of development of these rural areas is required to sustain growth. The Handbook of Research on Rural Sociology and Community Mobilization for Sustainable Growth is an essential reference source investigating how global trends, state policies, and grassroots movements affect contemporary rural areas in both developed and developing countries. Featuring research on topics such as gender and rural development, micro-financing, and water resource management, this book is ideally designed for government officials, policy makers, professionals, researchers, and students seeking coverage on the sustainable development of rural areas. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Gender and Rural Development •Land Policy and Administration •Land Resources Management •Micro-Financing •Organic Food Production •Private Sector Development •Rural Education •Sanitation and Hygiene •Sustainable development •Water Resources Management
   
VA05-521 Ethics in Research Practice and Innovation
  Antonio Sandu/ 9781522563105/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover A particularly important component of any research project is its ethical dimensions which can refer to varied categories of practice – from the protection of human subjects involved in medical and social research to the publication of results research. More recently, with the estimation of the possible consequences of the implementation of technology, it is important for today’s researchers to address the standards of scientific practice and avoid unethical behavior. Ethics in Research Practice and Innovation is an essential reference source that discusses current and historical aspects of ethical values in scientific research and technologies, as well as emerging perspectives of conducting ethical research in a variety of fields. Featuring research on topics such as clinical trials, human subjects, and informed consent, this book is ideally designed for practitioners, medical professionals, nurses, researchers, scientists, scholars, academicians, policy makers, and students seeking coverage on the ethical risks and limitations of research practice. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Clinical Trials •Ethics of Risk •Family Research •Human Subjects •Informed Consent •Misconduct •Organizational Criminology •Psychiatry •Research Integrity •Risk-Benefit Evaluation •Shared Responsibility
   
VA05-519 Social Issues Surrounding Harassment and Assault: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522570363/ Price:US$ 495.00
 
Book Cover Violent behavior is an unavoidable aspect of human nature, and as such, it has become deeply integrated into modern society. Examining violence through a critical, academic, and social perspective can lead to a better understanding of its foundations and implications. Social Issues Surrounding Harassment and Assault: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice explores the social and cultural influences of harassment and assault on human life and activity. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as child abuse and neglect, support services, and sexual harassment, this book is an ideal reference source for clinicians, sociologists, practitioners, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in all aspects of social issues related to harassment and assault. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Child Abuse and Neglect •Cultural and Social Norms •Family Violence •Sexual Harassment •Social Effects of Abuse •Social Exclusion •Support Services •Workplace Safety
   
VA05-518 Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures
  Devi Akella/ 9781522561088/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Teenage pregnancy is a public health concern that is growing more prevalent in both developed and developing countries. Understanding the problems of teenage motherhood and suggesting relevant preventive strategies and interventions can help break the cycle of poverty, poor education, and risky behaviors that can lead to health and child welfare issues. Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures is an essential reference source that discusses the causes and factors responsible for early motherhood, as well as the mental and psychological outlooks of teen mothers. Featuring research on topics such as minority populations, family dynamics, and sex education, this book is ideally designed for healthcare students, medical professionals, practitioners, nurses, and counselors seeking coverage on the issues, reasons, and outcomes of teenage pregnancy, as well as preventive strategies to combat teenage motherhood. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Developing Countries •Family Dynamics •Health Services •Human Rights •Minority Populations •Prevention Strategies •Sex Education •Social Media •Sociocultural Diversity •Stigmatization
   
VA05-517 Scholarly Content and Its Evolution by Scientometric Indicators: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Zahid Ashraf Wani/ 9781522559450/ Price:US$ 135.00
 
Book Cover The twenty-first century brought unique developments in science and technology. Research surged as individuals sought to uncover hidden knowledge, leading to the introduction of research evaluation to ensure precise and fair research output and dissemination. Scholarly Content and Its Evolution by Scientometric Indicators: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the application of research evaluation, specifically through the lens of scientometrics. While highlighting topics such as bibliometrics and the h-index, this publication explores a full range of research indicators available for the evaluation and assessment of scientific literature. This book is ideally designed for scholars, professors, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on metric science. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Bibliometrics •Cognitive Structures •Communication •Economics •Empirical Pedagogy •Experimental Pedagogy •Indicators •Literature •Quantitative Evaluation
   
VA05-516 Post-Holocaust Studies in a Modern Context
  Nitza Davidovitch/ 9781522562580/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover In the modern age, post-Holocaust studies should embrace the variety of media and cultural channels available to enable the comprehension of the current population. When implementing these channels, individuals have to take into account a holistic approach to ensure all aspects of this area are integrated to ensure an inclusive understanding of the Holocaust. Post-Holocaust Studies in a Modern Context is a critical scholarly resource that explores the impact of post-Holocaust issues on current social issues across the globe such as the Western approach to immigration and the shaping and reshaping of national ethos across the globe. Featuring a wide range of topics such as millennials, cultural heritage, artistry, educational programs, and historical experience, this book is a vital resource for students, professors, researchers, and readers of popular social science interested in the fate of the Jewish people and the sociological forces that influence the post-WWII era. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Art and Music •Cultural Heritage •Educational Programs •Historical Experience •Holocaust Denial •Holocaust Inversion •Migration of Polish Jews
   
VA05-515 Practice and Progress in Social Design and Sustainability
  Kin Wai Michael Siu/ 9781522541837/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Designers provide creative solutions for user problems and identify the needs of users in a given environment. However, it is often difficult to understand the social design of a product or service. Practice and Progress in Social Design and Sustainability is a critical scholarly resource that provides groundbreaking research on social contributions to design. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as rural sustainability, ecological farmhouse designs, and community public spaces, this book is geared towards architects, designers, program planners, entrepreneurs, and engineers seeking information about design for resolving social issues. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Community Public Spaces •Ecological Farmhouse Designs •Inclusiveness in Design •Play Spaces for Children •Rural Sustainability •Social Design Through Collaboration •Sustainable Value Creation
   
VA05-248-2 The SAGE Handbook of Current Developments in Grounded Theory
  Antony Bryant/ 9781473970953/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover Building on the success of the bestselling The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory (2007), this title provides a much-needed and up-to-date overview, integrating some revised and updated chapters with new ones exploring recent developments in grounded theory and research methods in general. The highly-acclaimed editors have once again brought together a team of leading academics from a wide range of disciplines, perspectives and countries. This is a method-defining resource for advanced students and researchers across the social sciences. Part One: The Grounded Theory Method: 50 Years On Part Two: Theories and Theorizing in Grounded Theory Part Three: Grounded Theory in Practice Part Four: Reflections on Using and Teaching Grounded Theory Part Five: GTM and Qualitative Research Practice Part Six: GT Researchers and Methods in Local and Global Worlds
   
SA05-491 Superstition: A Very Short Introduction
  Stuart Vyse/ 9780198819257/ Price:£ 8.99
 
   
SA05-491 Digital Health: Sociological Perspectives
  Flis Henwood/ 9781119652717/ Price:US$ 34.95
 
   
SA05-488 Urban Ethnography
  Richard E. Ocejo/ 9781787690349/ Price:£ 75.00
 
   
SA05-488 Futuring Human Mobility
  Hans Georg Nader/ 9783958296350/ Price:£ 20.00
 
   
SA05-487 Families in Motion
  Lesley Murray/ 9781787694163/ Price:£ 70.00
 
   
SA05-487 Social Innovation: How Societies Find the Power to Change
  Geoff Mulgan/ 9781447353799/ Price:£ 14.99
 
Book Cover The 21st century has brought a cornucopia of new knowledge and technologies. But there has been little progress in our ability to solve social problems across the globe. Geoff Mulgan is a pioneer in the global field of social innovation. Building on his experience advising international governments, businesses and foundations, he explains how it provides answers to today’s global social, economic and sustainability issues. He argues for matching R&D in technology and science with a socially focused R&D and harnessing creative imagination on a larger scale than ever before. Weaving together history, ideas, policy and practice, he shows how social innovation is now coming of age, offering a comprehensive view of what can be done to solve the global social challenges we face.
   
SA05-486 Quasi-Experimentation: A Guide to Design and Analysis
  Charles S. Reichardt/ 9781462540204/ Price:US$ 50.00
 
Book Cover Featuring engaging examples from diverse disciplines, this book explains how to use modern approaches to quasi-experimentation to derive credible estimates of treatment effects under the demanding constraints of field settings. Foremost expert Charles S. Reichardt provides an in-depth examination of the design and statistical analysis of pretest–posttest, nonequivalent groups, regression discontinuity, and interrupted time-series designs. He details their relative strengths and weaknesses and offers practical advice about their use. Comparing quasi-experiments to randomized experiments, Reichardt discusses when and why the former might be a better choice than the latter in the face of the contingencies that are likely to arise in practice. Modern methods for elaborating a research design to remove bias from estimates of treatment effects are described, as are tactics for dealing with missing data and noncompliance with treatment assignment. Throughout, mathematical equations are translated into words to enhance accessibility. Adding to its discussion of prototypical quasi-experiments, the book also provides a complete typology of quasi-experimental design options to help the reader craft the best research design to fit the circumstances of a given study.
   
SA05-486 Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice
  Louise Corti/ 9781526460264/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-485 Changemakers: The Industrious Future of The Digital Economy
  Adam Arvidsson/ 9781509538904/ Price:US$ 22.95
 
   
SA05-485 Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era
  Elisabetta Ruspini/ 9781447336402/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover This edited collection provides interdisciplinary, global, and multi-religious perspectives on the relationship between women’s identities, religion, and social change in the contemporary world. The book discusses the experiences and positions of women, and particular groups of women, to understand patterns of religiosity and religious change. It also addresses the current and future challenges posed by women’s changes to religion in different parts of the world and among different religious traditions and practices. The contributors address a diverse range of themes and issues including the attitudes of different religions to gender equality; how women construct their identity through religious activity; whether women have opportunity to influence religious doctrine; and the impact of migration on the religious lives of both women and men.
   
SA05-485 Social Life: Contemporary Sociological Theory
  Matthias Benzer/ 9781473907843/ Price:£ 26.99
 
   
SA05-484 Childhood Experiences of Separation and Divorce: Reflections From Young Adults
  Sue Kay-Flowers/ 9781447338666/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Using innovative, participatory research methods, this book offers new insights into the issues surrounding parental separation or divorce from the unique perspective, and retrospectives, of young adults. As they look back on their childhood, their views provide valuable insights into how children experience and accommodate their parents’ separation. Drawing on the qualitative research findings, Kay-Flowers develops a new framework to provide a useful analytical tool for academics and practitioners working with children and families to make sense of young people’s experiences and puts forward suggestions for improving support for children in the future.
   
SA05-484 Global Youth Migration and Gendered Modalities
  Glenda Tibe Bonifacio/ 9781447340195/ Price:£ 85.00
 
Book Cover Youth migration is a global phenomenon, and it is gendered. This collection presents original studies on gender and youth migration from the 19th century onwards, from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. An international group of contributors explore the imperial histories of youth migration, their identities and sexualities, the impact of education, policies and practices, and the roles, contribution and challenges of young migrants in certain industries and services, as well as in communities. These cross-disciplinary themes include cases from Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Hungary, Italy, Philippines, Senegal, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
   
SA05-484 The End of Aspiration?: Social Mobility and Our Children's Fading Prospects
  Duncan Exley/ 9781447348320/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Why is it getting harder to secure a job that matches our qualifications, buy a home of our own and achieve financial stability? Underprivileged people have always faced barriers, but people from middle-income families are increasingly more likely to slide down the social scale than climb up. Duncan Exley, former Director of the Equality Trust, draws on expert research and real life experiences – including from an actor, a politician, a billionaire entrepreneur and a surgeon – to issue a wake-up call to break through segregated opportunity. He offers a manifesto to reboot our prospects and benefit all.
   
SA05-484 Heritage as Community Research: Legacies of Co-Production
  Helen Graham/ 9781447345299/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover Heritage as Community Research explores the nature of contemporary heritage research involving university and community partners. Putting forward a new view of heritage as a process of research and involvement with the past, undertaken with or by the communities for whom it is relevant, the book uses a diverse range of case studies, with many chapters co-written between academics and community partners. Through this extensive work, the Editors show that the process of research itself can be an empowering force by which communities stake a claim in the places they live.
   
SA05-484 Embodied Research Methods
  Torkild Thanem/ 9781473904415/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-484 Understanding Race and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice
  Sangeeta Chattoo/ 9781447339663/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover In the last few years, national and international politics have been characterised by the erasure of ‘race’ and ethnicity within public policy and discourse. Events such as the escalation in ‘race’ hate crime associated with the EU Referendum in the UK, the rise of the far right across European polities, or Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall across Mexico, contradict the political rhetoric of the ‘arrival’ of a ‘post-race’ era.
   
SA05-484 Women, Peace and Welfare: A Suppressed History of Social Reform, 1880-1920
  Ann Oakley/ 9781447332626/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Book Cover Between 1880 and 1920 many women researched the conditions of social and economic life in Western countries. They were driven by a vision of a society based on welfare and altruism, rather than warfare and competition. Ann Oakley, a leading sociologist, undertook extensive research to uncover this previously hidden cast of forgotten characters. She uses the women’s stories to bring together the histories of social reform, social science, welfare and pacifism. Her fascinating account reveals how their efforts, connected through thriving transnational networks, lie behind many features of modern welfare states and reminds us of their powerful vision of a more humane way of living – a vision that remains relevant today.
   
SA05-484 Creating Winning Grant Proposals: A Step-by-Step Guide
  Anne L. Rothstein/ 9781462539086/ Price:US$ 35.00
 
Book Cover Providing clear-cut steps for producing each section of a competitive grant proposal, this hands-on book is filled with examples from actual RFPs and proposals, practical tools, and writing tips. Prominent educator and successful proposal writer Anne L. Rothstein shares a systematic process created over decades of experience in the field. She details how to: achieve group consensus around a project; identify likely funding sources; establish need; develop objectives; assemble a Master Project Table and other needed tables, figures, and charts; create an effective logic model; prepare an evaluation; put together a budget; tailor the proposal to meet the requirements of funders; and avoid common errors.
   
SA05-484 Urban Food Sharing: Rules, Tools and Networks
  Anna R. Davies/ 9781447349822/ Price:£ 45.00
 
Book Cover Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book explores the history and current practice of food sharing. Illustrated by rich case studies from around the world, the book uses new empirical data to set an agenda for research and action. The book will be an important resource for researchers, policy makers and sharing innovators to explore the impacts and sustainability potential of such sharing for cities.
   
SA05-484 Dimensions of Impact in the Social Sciences: The Case of Social Policy, Sociology and Political Science Research
  Tina Haux/ 9781447324089/ Price:£ 40.00
 
Book Cover Impact has become a central part of the assessment criteria for academic worth. It has been adopted by many research funding bodies, and it is firmly embedded in the British Research Excellence Framework. However, a clear definition of impact remains elusive and guidance on how exactly to achieve it is often superficial. This concise, informative book analyses impact across the social sciences. It draws on the analysis of the most highly ranked British impact case studies from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, as well as fifteen interviews with senior academics, providing a longitudinal and critical framing of impact. The author concludes with valuable recommendations of how and when scholars can achieve impact.
   
SA05-484 Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation
  Jeff Evans/ 9781447348221/ Price:£ 29.99
 
Book Cover Statistical data and evidence-based claims are increasingly central to our everyday lives. Critically examining ‘Big Data’, this book charts the recent explosion in sources of data, including those precipitated by global developments and technological change. It sets out changes and controversies related to data harvesting and construction, dissemination and data analytics by a range of private and governmental social organisations in multiple settings. Analysing the power of data to shape political debate, the presentation of ideas to us by the media, and issues surrounding data ownership and access, the authors suggest how data can be used to uncover injustices and to advance social progress.
   
SA05-484 Dualisation of Part-Time Work: The Development of Labour Market Insiders and Outsiders
  Heidi Nicolaisen/ 9781447348603/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover This book brings together leading international authors from a number of fields to provide an up to date understanding of part-time work at national, sector, industry and workplace levels. The contributors critically examine part-time employment in different institutional settings across Europe, the USA, Australia and Korea. This analysis serves as a prism to investigate wider trends, particularly in female employment, including the continued increase in part-time work and processes that are increasingly creating dualization and inequality between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ jobs.
   
SA05-484 The Sociology of Debt
  Mark Featherstone/ 9781447339526/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Over the course of the last ten years the issue of debt has become a serious problem that threatens to destroy the global socio-economic system and ruin the everyday lives of millions of people. This collection brings together a range of perspectives of key thinkers on debt to provide a sociological analysis focused upon the social, political, economic, and cultural meanings of indebtedness. The contributors to the book consider both the lived experience of debt and the more abstract processes of financialisation taking place globally. Showing how debt functions on the level of both macro- and microeconomics, the book also provides a more holistic perspective, with accounts that span sociological, cultural, and economic forms of analysis.
   
SA05-484 What's Wrong with Work?
  Lynne Pettinger/ 9781447340089/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Why does work matter? As changes occur in how work is organised across the globe, What’s wrong with work shows that how workers are treated has wide implications beyond the lives of workers themselves. Recognising gender, race, class and global differences, the book looks at three kinds of increasingly important work – green work, IT work and the ‘gig’ economy - within the context of the neoliberal society, the promises of technologisation and anticipated environmental catastrophe. It considers the ways formal work is often dependent on informal work, especially domestic work and care work. Accessible and engaging, it concludes by considering political and ethical questions in what might make work better, arguing that there is a collective responsibility to address bad work.
   
SA05-484 EU Migrant Workers, Brexit and Precarity: Polish Women's Perspectives from Inside the UK
  Eva A. Duda-Mikulin/ 9781447351627/ Price:£ 45.00
 
Book Cover This book presents a female Polish perspective, using findings from research carried out with migrants interviewed before and after the Brexit vote – voices of real people who made their home in the UK. It looks at how migrants view Brexit and what it means for them, how their experiences compare pre- and post-Brexit vote, and their future plans, as well as considering the wider implications of the migrant experience in relation to precarity and the British paid labour market.
   
SA05-484 Critical Dialogues: Thinking Together in Turbulent Times
  John Clarke/ 9781447350989/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover In this engaging and original book, John Clarke is in conversation with twelve leading scholars about the dynamics of thinking critically in the social sciences. The conversations range across many fields and explore the problems and possibilities of doing critical intellectual work in ways that are responsive to changing conditions. By emphasizing the many voices in play, in conversation with, as well as against, others, Clarke challenges the individualising myth of the heroic intellectual. He underlines the value of thinking critically, collaboratively and dialogically. The book also provides access to a sound archive of the original conversations.
   
SA05-484 Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data
  Stephanie D. H. Evergreen/ 9781544350882/ Price:£ 45.99
 
   
SA05-484 Practical Mapping for Applied Research and Program Evaluation
  Bernadette Wright/ 9781544323343/ Price:£ 37.99
 
   
SA05-484 Hubris and Progress: A Future Born of Presumption
  Carlo Bordoni/ 9781138364622/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-482 Conducting Personal Network Research: A Practical Guide
  Christopher McCarty/ 9781462538386/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Book Cover Written at an introductory level, and featuring engaging case examples, this book reviews the theory and practice of personal and egocentric network research. This approach offers powerful tools for capturing the impact of overlapping, changing social relationships and contexts on individuals' attitudes and behavior. The authors provide solid guidance on the formulation of research questions; research design; data collection, including decisions about survey modes and sampling frames; the measurement of network composition and structure, including the use of name generators; and statistical modeling, from basic regression techniques to more advanced multilevel and dynamic models. Ethical issues in personal network research are addressed. User-friendly features include boxes on major published studies, end-of-chapter suggestions for further reading, and an appendix describing the main software programs used in the field.
   
SA05-481 Spark.
  Patricia Leavy/ 9781462538157/ Price:US$ 14.95
 
Book Cover Professor Peyton Wilde has an enviable life teaching sociology at an idyllic liberal arts college—yet she is troubled by a sense of fading inspiration. One day an invitation arrives. Peyton has been selected to attend a luxurious all-expense-paid seminar in Iceland, where participants, billed as some of the greatest thinkers in the world, will be charged with answering one perplexing question. Meeting her diverse teammates—two neuroscientists, a philosopher, a dance teacher, a collage artist, and a farmer—Peyton wonders what she could ever have to contribute. The ensuing journey of discovery will transform the characters' work, their biases, and themselves. This suspenseful novel shows that the answers you seek can be found in the most unlikely places. It can be read for pleasure, is a great choice for book clubs, and can be used as unique and inspiring reading in qualitative research and other courses in education, sociology, social work, psychology, and communication.
   
SA05-481 Handbook of Arts-Based Research.
  Patricia Leavy/ 9781462540389/ Price:US$ 50.00
 
   
SA05-480 Meeting Development Goals in Small Urban Centers
  Sudha Menon/ 9781773614724/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Global urbanisation has prompted a focus on megacities that overlooks the needs and vulnerabilities of smaller settlements. This book examines the urban growth trends and patterns of various rapidly growing metropolitan regions from the perspective of geography. This book will be of great interest to students, teachers, and researchers in development studies, and highly relevant to anyone with an interest in urban studies, geography, political economy, sociology, and African studies.
   
SA05-480 Research Methodology in Arts, Science and Humanities
  Surbhi Jain/ 9781773613543/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Research Methodology in Arts, Science and Humanities examines various aspects of research methodologies required in the field of arts, science and humanities. The book is divided into three different parts where the first part is dedicated towards the research methodologies used in the field of arts, following with the methodologies used in the field of science and humanities as part II and Part III respectively. Provides the reader with the insights into the three different field and the methodologies required to know more about the three.
   
SA05-480 Social Organization & Community
  Adila Kokab/ 9781773613468/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Social Organization & Community examines various aspects of social organization and community with an extensive information related o the history of organizations. It includes basic theories related to social organization and community with few models required to have a well-structured community amongst the people. Provide the reader with the insights into the development of various social organizations for community in different religions.
   
SA05-480 Sociology: World Edition
  / 9781680949155/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
Book Cover Intended for scholars and students of sociology, social science methodology, business, economics, and social researchers. This wide-ranging edition provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective.
   
SA05-480 Focus on Asia: Health
  / 9781680948486/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This edition provides a comprehensive look at how policy leads to better health in Asia. Explores how disease patterns and health problems in Asia and the Pacific, and collective responses to them, have been shaped over time by cultural, economic, social, demographic, environmental and political factors.
   
SA05-480 Racial Inequality
  / 9781680949582/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This book makes clear that color blind racism is as insidious now as ever and looks at the policy of affirmative action as it has evolved in various parts of the world. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century.
   
SA05-480 Current Issues: Umemployment
  / 9781984623119/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Unemployment is currently the major economic concern; this book examines the effectiveness of current policies in the battle against unemployment. High unemployment is widely regarded as the most important challenge facing European policymakers today; this book provides a thorough analysis of the theoretical and empirical aspects of the economics of unemployment in developed countries.
   
SA05-480 Population, Resources and Conflicts
  / 9781984623140/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This book reflects on the causes of resource-based conflicts and competition, and presents solutions for safely and sustainably providing resources with a focus on material flow management. Assesses different approaches to and conceptualizations of resource fairness and justice and applies them to the analysis of resource conflicts.
   
SA05-480 Decision Making and Problem Solving in Daily Life
  / 9781984624796/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This edition will help you to learn key techniques and models to confidently make the right decisions. Addresses the need for a new range of problem solving and decision making strategies for dealing with the problems of the modern life.
   
SA05-480 Philosophical Perspectives on the Individual and Society
  / 9781984624802/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This book demonstrates the value of approaching education from a sociological and philosophical perspective. Examines the controversial social issue of the welfare state, and offers philosophical thoughts on the limits and liabilities of government and society.
   
SA05-480 Consumers, Environment and Sustainable Consumption
  / 9781984624826/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover An understanding of the patterns and driving forces of consumption will lead to strategies to improve resource efficiency. This book offers a fresh look at sustainable consumption, exploring how grassroots community action can spread ideas in society.
   
SA05-480 Introduction to Social Justice
  / 9781984624840/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover Social justice assigns rights and duties in the institutions of society, which enables people to receive the basic benefits and burdens of cooperation. This book takes a new approach to teaching students to think and learn about issues of race and diversity.
   
SA05-480 Environment and Society
  / 9781984624871/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This book presents a systematic survey of concepts and issues central to the environment in society. Covering the key issues in this important field, this book will change the way students think about the relationship between the environment and society today.
   
SA05-480 Asia & the World
  / 9781984624918/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover Offers a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to Asia. Addresses the historic power struggles that have shaped the region and the prognosis for success in overcoming a turbulent past and an uncertain, divided present.
   
SA05-480 Food and Culture
  / 9781984624956/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover Provides current information on the health, culture, food, and nutrition habits of the most common ethnic and racial groups living. Presents an engaging, entertaining, and informative exploration of the interactions among history, culture, and food.
   
SA05-480 Historical Foundations of the Modern World
  / 9781984624970/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover This insightful and wide-ranging book traces the genesis of international intellectual thought, connecting international and global history with intellectual history. The book expands our understanding of the increasingly significant role religion plays in the ongoing construction of the modern world.
   
SA05-480 Life and Career Skills
  / 9781984624994/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. Offers information and advice on how to survive and thrive in the workplace, including interview dos and don'ts and tips on communicating with coworkers.
   
SA05-480 Biotechnology and Society
  / 9781984625007/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover A guide to understanding biotechnology, providing definitions of words and terms associated with the science, reviewing the history of the field, featuring profiles of important people in biotechnology. The book presents a clear, authoritative picture of the relationship between biotechnology and society today, and how our conceptions and misconceptions of it could shape future developments.
   
SA05-480 Focus on Asia: Art, Technology and Languages
  / 9781680947892/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover This book examines art, technology, and language in Asia to show students the richness and diversity of culture across the region. This Handbook addresses the historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, artistic and economic dimensions of the region’s new media.
   
SA05-480 Becoming Transcultural
  / 9781984624833/ Price:US$ 90.00
 
Book Cover The book addresses the intercultural exchanges as well as the cultural trans-formation that takes place in urban spaces. Grounded in both theory and practice, with implications for both, this book is about children’s perspectives on the borders that society erects, and their actual, symbolic, ideational and metaphorical movement across those borders.
   
SA05-480 Understanding Equal Rights
  / 9781984622914/ Price:US$ 100.00
 
Book Cover Traces the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, explains why it failed to pass, and assesses its chances for future passage. Examines existing theories of international law and offers a compelling alternative Marxist view, including women in the workforce and issues that they face—sexual harassment, equal pay, and maternity leave.
   
SA05-479 Advancement of Technologies in Research
  Vikas Mishra/ 9781773615288/ Price:US$ 170.00
 
Book Cover This book examines the applicability and usefulness of new technologies, as well as the pitfalls of these methods in research practices, serving as a practical guide for designing and conducting research projects. Experience is provided in the design of research studies, in the analysis and interpretation of data, and in report presentation. The book presents contributions made by researchers from the entire world, serving as a valuable tool for scientists, researchers, graduate students and professionals.
   
SA05-479 Evolutionary Systems and Society
  K C Aiden/ 9781682505823/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Evolutionary computation research frequently relies on the analysis of the time, and knows solutions or measures of the quality of solutions found as metrics for comparing different selection schemes, representations, and operators. This book explores how the diversity of species within communities affects adaptive evolution to a changing environment. This book presents insight into future research directions to provide a mechanistic understanding and predictive capability for community and ecosystem responses to environmental change.
   
SA05-479 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Social Systems Approach
  Anne Anderson/ 9781682505816/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover This book explores the impact of relationship contexts, social cognition, emotion, and human development. The book proposes that the validity and usefulness of psychological science will be enhanced by better integration of relationship contexts into theories and research. Exploring the conceptual foundations of the understanding human behavior and the social environment knowledge, this book will be of an ideal reference tool for students and practitioners.
   
SA05-479 Snobbery: The Practices of Distinction
  David Morgan/ 9781447340348/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Snobbery is a more serious matter than some may think: the arguments around Brexit and Trump show that accusations of snobbery have become part of political discourse and public sentiment, building social divisions and reflecting deeper issues of class inequality. Social class is not simply about wealth, health and life-chances but also about everyday social experience, such as being included or excluded. As social inequality grows, snobbery is becoming ever more pertinent. This book takes a fresh and engaging look at this key issue, drawing on literature, popular culture and autobiography as well as sociology and history. David Morgan explores the complex history and different varieties of snobbery as well as its all-pervasive character to reveal why, despite claims about the openness of our society, it is still a matter of public concern.
   
SA05-479 Being an Evaluator: Your Practical Guide to Evaluation.
  Donna R. Podems/ 9781462537808/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Book Cover Demystifying the evaluation journey, this is the first evaluation mentoring book that addresses the choices, roles, and challenges that evaluators must navigate in the real world. Experienced evaluator and trainer Donna R. Podems covers both conceptual and technical aspects of practice in a friendly, conversational style. She focuses not just on how to do evaluations but how to think like an evaluator, fostering reflective, ethical, and culturally sensitive practice. Extensive case examples illustrate the process of conceptualizing and implementing an evaluation—clarifying interventions, identifying beneficiaries, gathering data, discussing results, valuing, and developing recommendations. The differences (and connections) between research, evaluation, and monitoring are explored. Handy icons identify instructive features including self-study exercises, group activities, clarifying questions, facilitation and negotiation techniques, insider tips, advice, and resources.
   
SA05-479 Methodologies for Practice Research: Approaches for Professional Doctorates
  Carol Costley/ 9781473991606/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-479 Quantitative Social Science Data with R: An Introduction
  Brian J. Fogarty/ 9781526411501/ Price:£ 32.99
 
   
SA05-479 Funding, Power and Community Development
  Niamh McCrea/ 9781447336174/ Price:£ 29.99
 
Book Cover This edited collection critically explores the funding arrangements governing contemporary community development and how they shape its theory and practice. International contributions from activists, practitioners and academics consider the evolution of funding in community development and how changes in policy and practice can be understood in relation to the politics of neoliberalism and contemporary efforts to build global democracy from the ‘bottom up’. Thematically, the collection explores matters such as popular democracy, the shifting contours of the state-market relationship, prospects for democratising the state, the prospects for community autonomy, the effects of managerialism and hybrid modes of funding such as social finance. The collection is thus uniquely positioned to stimulate critical debate on both policy and practice within the broad field of community development.
   
SA05-478 Grandparenting Practices around the World: Reshaping Family
  Virpi Timonen/ 9781447340645/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover The book contains analyses of topics that have so far received relatively little attention, such as transnational grandparenting and gender differences in grandparenting practices. It is the only collection that brings together theory-driven research on grandparenting from a wide variety of cultural and welfare state contexts - including chapters on Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia - drawing broad lines of debate rather than focusing at a country level. Building on the success of ‘Contemporary grandparenting’, edited by Virpi Timonen and Sarah Arber, this book further deepens our understanding of how social structures continue to shape grandparenting across a wide range of cultural and economic contexts. The book is essential reading and reference for researchers, students and policy-makers who want to understand the growing influence of grandparents in ageing families and societies across the world.
   
SA05-477 Social Deviance
  Stuart Henry/ 9781509523511/ Price:US$ 24.95
 
   
SA05-475 Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice.
  Patricia Leavy/ 9781462520251/ Price:US$ 35.00
 
Book Cover Exploring the breadth of contemporary feminist research practices, this engaging text immerses the reader in cutting-edge theories, methods, and practical strategies. Chapters review theoretical work from around the globe and describe approaches to conducting quantitative, qualitative, and community-based research with participants; doing content or media analysis; and evaluating programs or interventions. Ethical issues are addressed and innovative uses of digital media highlighted. The focus is studying gender inequities as they are experienced by individuals and groups from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with diverse gender identities. Delving into the process of writing and publishing feminist research, the text covers timely topics such as public scholarship, activism, and arts-based practices. The companion website features interviews with prominent feminist researchers.
   
GA05-120 Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships, 2-Vols/Set.
  James J. Ponzetti/ 9780028664613/ Price:US$ 578.00
 
Book Cover Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships will provide up-to-date information on such diverse topics as adolescent parenthood, family planning, cohabitation, widowhood, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, codependency, and commuter marriages. Wide-ranging in scope, this encyclopedia complements courses in a variety of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, gender/women’s studies, and others. Features include a thematic outline and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-119 Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives, 2-Vols/Set.
  G. Thomas Couser/ 9781410388049/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
Book Cover Disability Experience: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives presents essays on 200 narrative works written by persons with disabilities. The disabilities covered are mostly physical, but psychological/psychiatric conditions, developmental/intellectual impairments, and addiction are also included. While most are written by disabled persons themselves, a small number of biographies and family memoirs (such as those written by parents or spouses) were included when the advisory board felt they were important contributions to communicating the disability experience. The works date from as early as 1470 to as recent as 2018. While most of the authors are from the US, one-third of the works are by authors from elsewhere around the globe. Care was also given to represent a wide range of other cultures, heritage, and lifestyles, in areas such as religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, color, and other factors that, along with disability, constitute intersectional experiences. At least half the works included represent such at least one diversity factor. All entries are signed, and each begins with a brief summary of the work and list of key information. The body of each essay provides an overview of the work and the subject’s life, and discussion of historical and cultural context, themes, and critical reception. All essays have one or two sidebars and a bibliography; half also have a photo. The work includes a pedagogical piece from the editor that discusses ways the contents can be used in the classroom. This is followed by a three-part thematic outline organizing the entries by disabilities and conditions that are represented in the works; by formats other than autobiography or memoir, such as graphic memoir or poetry; and by other themes, both disability-related and other. The volume also includes a subject index and a list of other recommended memoirs and anthologies not covered within.
   
GA05-118 Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, 3-Vol/Set.
  Howard Chiang/ 9780684325538/ Price:US$ 727.00
 
Book Cover The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History will provide a global view of the history of LGBTQ, covering significant figures and events worldwide. Wide-ranging in scope, this encyclopedia complements courses in a variety of disciplines, including history, American studies, literature, psychology, sociology and others. Features include a thematic outline and a comprehensive index.
   
Spark.
  Patricia Leavy/ 9781462538164/ Price:US$ 55.00
 
Professor Peyton Wilde has an enviable life teaching sociology at an idyllic liberal arts college—yet she is troubled by a sense of fading inspiration. One day an invitation arrives. Peyton has been selected to attend a luxurious all-expense-paid seminar in Iceland, where participants, billed as some of the greatest thinkers in the world, will be charged with answering one perplexing question. Meeting her diverse teammates—two neuroscientists, a philosopher, a dance teacher, a collage artist, and a farmer—Peyton wonders what she could ever have to contribute. The ensuing journey of discovery will transform the characters' work, their biases, and themselves. This suspenseful novel shows that the answers you seek can be found in the most unlikely places. It can be read for pleasure, is a great choice for book clubs, and can be used as unique and inspiring reading in qualitative research and other courses in education, sociology, social work, psychology, and communication.
   
Childhood Experiences of Separation and Divorce: Reflections From Young Adults
  Sue Kay-Flowers/ 9781447338659/ Price:£ 70.00
 
   
Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles
  Michael Quinn Patton/ 9781462541959/ Price:US$ 85.00
 
As a transdisciplinary profession, evaluation has much to offer to global change interventions that work toward a sustainable future across national boundaries, sectors, and issues. This book introduces Blue Marble evaluation, which provides a framework for developing, adapting, and evaluating major systems change initiatives involving complex networks of stakeholders. Michael Quinn Patton demonstrates how the four overarching principles and 12 operating principles of this innovative approach allow evaluators, planners, and implementers to home in on sustainability and equity issues in an intervention. Compelling case examples, bulleted review lists, charts, and 80 original exhibits and graphics connect the global and local, the human and ecological. Rooted in utilization-focused, developmental, and principles-focused evaluation, Blue Marble evaluation is designed to tackle problems outside the reach of traditional evaluation practice.
   
Funding, Power and Community Development
  Niamh McCrea/ 9781447336150/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Understanding Race and Ethnicity: Theory, History, Policy, Practice
  Sangeeta Chattoo/ 9781447339656/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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The Class Ceiling: Why it Pays to be Privileged
  Sam Friedman/ 9781447336068/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Book Cover Politicians continually tell us that anyone can get ahead. But is that really true? This important book takes readers behind the closed doors of elite employers to reveal how class affects who gets to the top. Friedman and Laurison show that a powerful ‘class pay gap’ exists in Britain’s elite occupations. Even when those from working-class backgrounds make it into prestigious jobs, they earn, on average, 16% less than colleagues from privileged backgrounds. But why is this the case? . Drawing on 200 interviews across four case studies - television, accountancy, architecture, and acting – they explore the complex barriers facing the upwardly mobile. This is a rich, ambitious book that demands we take seriously not just the glass but also the class ceiling.
   
The Harms Of Work: An Ultra-Realist Account Of The Service Economy
  Anthony Lloyd/ 9781529204032/ Price:£ 26.99
 
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Gender, Ageing And Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives
  Aine Ni Leime/ 9781447325123/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover Nations that are raising retirement ages appear to work on the assumption that there is appropriate employment available for people who are expected to retire later. 'Gender, ageing and extended working life' challenges both this narrative, and the gender-neutral way the expectation for extending working lives is presented in most policy-making circles. The international contributors to this book - part of the Ageing in a Global Context series - apply life-course approaches to understanding evolving definitions of work and retirement. They consider the range of transitions from paid work to retirement that are potentially different for women and men in different family circumstances and occupational locations, and offer solutions governments should consider to enable them to evaluate existing policies. Based on evidence from Australia, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, this is essential reading for researchers and students, and for policymakers who formulate and implement employment and pensions policy at national and international levels.
   
A Life in Nature: At Home and Abroad
  Napier Shelton/ 9780999557273/ Price:US$ 24.00
 
In A Life in Nature the author describes the role nature has played in his life, explores the kinds of relationships people have with nature, assesses the importance of these relationships in caring for our Earth home, and stresses the need to help children form a bond with nature, for their own health and for growth into adult responsibility for restoring environmental health. Beginning with his third year, he traces his own relationships with nature, as they expand geographically from his own backyard to other parts of Washington, D.C., then to other parts of America and finally the world. Emotionally and intellectually, the relationship grows from an attachment to pets, then a feeling for wild animals, plants, and landscapes that merges over time with scientific interest in these things and ecological systems, and finally ethical concerns about all life. Along the way there is a great love of birds, involvement with conservationists, writing for the National Park Service and free lance, and exploring nature and environmental issues in Malaysia, Nigeria, Turkey, and Azerbaijan, as he shares parts of his diplomat wife’s time in those countries.
   
Creating Winning Grant Proposals: A Step-by-Step Guide
  Anne L. Rothstein/ 9781462539093/ Price:US$ 85.00
 
Providing clear-cut steps for producing each section of a competitive grant proposal, this hands-on book is filled with examples from actual RFPs and proposals, practical tools, and writing tips. Prominent educator and successful proposal writer Anne L. Rothstein shares a systematic process created over decades of experience in the field. She details how to: achieve group consensus around a project; identify likely funding sources; establish need; develop objectives; assemble a Master Project Table and other needed tables, figures, and charts; create an effective logic model; prepare an evaluation; put together a budget; tailor the proposal to meet the requirements of funders; and avoid common errors.
   
Quasi-Experimentation: A Guide to Design and Analysis
  Charles S. Reichardt/ 9781462540259/ Price:US$ 110.00
 
Featuring engaging examples from diverse disciplines, this book explains how to use modern approaches to quasi-experimentation to derive credible estimates of treatment effects under the demanding constraints of field settings. Foremost expert Charles S. Reichardt provides an in-depth examination of the design and statistical analysis of pretest–posttest, nonequivalent groups, regression discontinuity, and interrupted time-series designs. He details their relative strengths and weaknesses and offers practical advice about their use. Comparing quasi-experiments to randomized experiments, Reichardt discusses when and why the former might be a better choice than the latter in the face of the contingencies that are likely to arise in practice. Modern methods for elaborating a research design to remove bias from estimates of treatment effects are described, as are tactics for dealing with missing data and noncompliance with treatment assignment. Throughout, mathematical equations are translated into words to enhance accessibility. Adding to its discussion of prototypical quasi-experiments, the book also provides a complete typology of quasi-experimental design options to help the reader craft the best research design to fit the circumstances of a given study.
   
Everyday Europe: Social Transnationalism in an Unsettled Continent
  Ettore Recchi/ 9781447334200/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover Drawing on unique research and rich data on cross-border practices, this book offers an empirically-based view on Europeans’ interconnections in everyday life. It looks at the ways in which EU residents have been getting closer across national frontiers: in their everyday experiences of foreign countries – work, travel, personal networks – but also their knowledge, consumption of foreign products, and attitudes towards foreign culture. These evolving European dimensions have been enabled by the EU-backed legal opening to transnational economic and cultural transactions, while also differing according to national contexts. The book considers how people reconcile their increasing cross-border interconnections and a politically separating Europe of nation states and national interests.
   
Pathways to Recovery and Desistance: The Role of the Social Contagion of Hope
  David Best/ 9781447349303/ Price:£ 22.99
 
Book Cover This is the first book that uses the latest research evidence to build guidance on community-based rehabilitation with the aim of challenging stigma and marginalisation. The case studies discussed, and a strengths-based approach emphasizes the importance of long-term recovery and the role that communities and peers play in the process. Best examines effective methods for community growth, offers sustainable ways of promoting social inclusion and puts forward a new drug strategy and a new reform policy for prisons.
   
Cultural Intermediaries Connecting Communities: Revisiting Approaches to Cultural Engagement
  Phil Jones/ 9781447344995/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Environmental Justice, Popular Struggle and Community Development
  Anne Harley/ 9781447350835/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Women and Community Action: Local and Global Perspectives
  Lena Dominelli/ 9781447341543/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Ethics, Equity and Community Development
  Sarah Banks/ 9781447345107/ Price:£ 75.00
 
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography.
  Zhao, Zhongwei/ 9780415659901/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover Home to close to 60 per cent of the world’s population, Asia is the largest and by far the most populous continent. It is also extremely diverse, physically and culturally. Asian countries and regions have their own distinctive histories, cultural traditions, religious beliefs and political systems, and they have often pursued different routes to development. Asian populations also present a striking array of demographic characteristics and stages of demographic transition. This handbook is the first to provide a comprehensive study of population change across the whole of Asia. Comprising 28 chapters by more than 40 international experts this handbook examines demographic transitions on the continent, their considerable variations, their causes and consequences, and their relationships with a wide range of social, economic, political and cultural processes. Major topics covered include: population studies and sources of demographic data; historical demography; family planning and fertility decline; sex preferences; mortality changes; causes of death; HIV/AIDS; population distribution and migration; urbanization; marriage and family; human capital and labour force; population ageing; demographic dividends; political demography; population and environment; and Asia’s demographic future. This handbook provides an authoritative and comprehensive reference for researchers, policymakers, academics, students and anyone who is interested in population change in Asia and the world.
   
VSA05-003 The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife
  Candi K. Cann/ 9781138682160/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover This Handbook traces the history of the changing notion of what it means to die and examines the many constructions of afterlife in literature, text, ritual, and material culture throughout time. The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising twenty-nine chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into three parts and covers the following important themes: •The study of dying, death, and grief •Disposal of the dead: past, present, and future •Representations of death: narratives and rhetoric •Youth meets death: a juxtaposition •Questionable deaths and afterlives: suicide, ghosts, and avatars •Material corpses and imagined afterlives around the world Within these sections, central issues, debates, and problems are examined, including: the world of death and dying from various cultural viewpoints and timeframes, cultural and social constructions of the definition of death, disposal practices, and views of the afterlife. The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  Celia Lury/ 9781138886872/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover The landscape of contemporary research is characterized by growing interdisciplinarity, and disciplinary boundaries are blurring faster than ever. Yet while interdisciplinary methods, and methodological innovation in general, are often presented as the ‘holy grail’ of research, there are few examples or discussions of their development and ‘behaviour’ in the field. This Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research presents a bold intervention by showcasing a diversity of stimulating approaches. Over 50 experienced researchers illustrate the challenges, but also the rewards of doing and representing interdisciplinary research through their own methodological developments. Featured projects cover a variety of scales and topics, from small art-science collaborations to the ‘big data’ of mass observations. Each section is dedicated to an aspect of data handling, from collection, classification, validation to communication to research audiences. Most importantly, Interdisciplinary Methods presents a distinctive approach through its focus on knowledge as process, defamiliarising and reworking familiar practices such as experimenting, archiving, observing, prototyping or translating.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Celebrity Studies
  Elliott, Anthony/ 9781138022942/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover Ours is the age of celebrity. An inescapable aspect of daily life in our media-saturated societies of the twenty-first century, celebrity is celebrated for its infinite plasticity and glossy seductions. But there is also a darker side. Celebrity culture is littered from end to end with addictions, pathologies, neuroses, even suicides. Why, as a society, are we held in thrall to celebrity? What is the power of celebrity in a world of increasing consumerism, individualism and globalization? Routledge Handbook of Celebrity Studies, edited by acclaimed social theorist Anthony Elliott, offers a remarkably clear overview of the analysis of celebrity in the social sciences and humanities, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for celebrity studies. The key theories of celebrity, ranging from classical sociological accounts to critical theory, and from media studies to postmodern approaches, are drawn together and critically appraised. There are substantive chapters looking at fame, renown and celebrity in terms of the media industries, pop music, the makeover industries, soap stars, fans and fandom as well as the rise of non-Western forms of celebrity. The Handbook also explores in detail the institutional aspects of celebrity, and especially new forms of mediated action and interaction. From Web 3.0 to social media, the culture of celebrity is fast redefining the public political sphere. Throughout this volume, there is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity with chapters covering sociology, cultural studies, psychology, politics and history. Written in a clear and direct style, this handbook will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience. The extensive references and sources will direct students to areas of further study.
   
VSA05-003 Routledge Handbook of Well-Being
  Kathleen T. Galvin/ 9781138850101/ Price:£ 190.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of well-being, focusing particularly on experiential perspectives. Bringing together leading authors from around the world, Routledge Handbook of Well-Being reflects on: •What it is that is experienced by humans that can be called well-being. •What we know about how to understand it. •How well-being is manifested in human endeavours through a wide range of disciplines, including the arts. This comprehensive reference work will provide an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers and policy makers working in or concerned with well-being, health, illness and the relation between all three across a range of disciplines, from sociology, healthcare and economics to philosophy and the creative arts.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy
  Durrer, Victoria/ 9781138857827/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover Cultural policy intersects with political, economic, and socio-cultural dynamics at all levels of society, placing high and often contradictory expectations on the capabilities and capacities of the media, the fine, performing, and folk arts, and cultural heritage. These expectations are articulated, mobilised and contested at – and across – a global scale. As a result, the study of cultural policy has firmly established itself as a field that cuts across a range of academic disciplines, including sociology, cultural and media studies, economics, anthropology, area studies, languages, geography, and law. This Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy sets out to broaden the field’s consideration to recognise the necessity for international and global perspectives. The book explores how cultural policy has become a global phenomenon. It brings together a diverse range of researchers whose work reveals how cultural policy expresses and realises common global concerns, dominant narratives, and geopolitical economic and social inequalities. The sections of the book address cultural policy’s relation to core academic disciplines and core questions, of regulations, rights, development, practice, and global issues. With a cross-section of country-by-country case studies, this comprehensive volume is a map for academics and students seeking to become more globally orientated cultural policy scholars.
   
VSA05-002 Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking
  Piotrowicz, Ryszard/ 9781138892064/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover Trafficking in human beings (THB) has been described as modern slavery. It is a serious criminal activity that has significant ramifications for the human rights of the victims. It poses major challenges to the state, society and individual victims. THB is not a static given but a constantly changing concept depending on societal changes and opinions, economic situations and legal developments. THB occurs both transnationally and within countries. The complexity of THB is such that it requires a wide range of expertise fully to address the phenomenon. Edited by a team of leading international academics, the Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking will provide an interdisciplinary introduction to THB. It is aimed at academics, students, research universities and non-governmental organisations, as well as policy makers. It will review THB through the lens of law, anthropology, social and political science and will address statistical, data protection issues and showcase the most effective research methods, analyse the various actors and stakeholders and the different types of exploitation of trafficked persons. It will critically highlight and analyse the most pressing current challenges posed by THB.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory
  Gunder, Michael/ 9781138905016/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Planning Theory presents key contemporary themes in planning theory through the views of some of the most innovative thinkers in planning. They introduce and explore their own specialized areas of planning theory, to conceptualize their contemporary positions and to speculate how these positions are likely to evolve and change as new challenges emerge. In a changing and often unpredictable globalized world, planning theory is core to understanding how planning and its practices both function and evolve. As illustrated in this book, planning and its many roles have changed profoundly over the recent decades; so have the theories, both critical and explanatory, about its practices, values and knowledges. In the context of these changes, and to contribute to the development of planning research, this handbook identifies and introduces the cutting edge, and the new emerging trajectories, of contemporary planning theory. The aim is to provide the reader with key insights into not just contemporary planning thought, but potential future directions of both planning theory and planning as a whole. This book is written for an international readership, and includes planning theories that address, or have emerged from, both the global North and parts of the world beyond.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South
  Bhan, Gautam/ 9781138932814/ Price:£ 185.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South offers an edited collection on planning in parts of the world which, more often than not, are unrecognised or unmarked in mainstream planning texts. In doing so, its intention is not to fill a ‘gap’ that leaves this ‘mainstream’ unquestioned but to re-theorise planning from a deep understanding of ‘place’ as well as a commitment to recognise the diverse modes of practice that come within it. The chapters thus take the form not of generalised, ‘universal’ analyses and prescriptions, but instead are critical and located reflections in thinking about how to plan, act and intervene in highly complex city, regional and national contexts. Chapter authors in this Companion are not all planners, or are planners of very different kinds, and this diversity ensures a rich variety of insights, primarily based on cases, to emphasise the complexity of the world in which planning is expected to happen. The book is divided into a framing Introduction followed by five sections: planning and the state; economy and economic actors; new drivers of urban change; landscapes of citizenship; and planning pedagogy. This volume will be of interest to all those wanting to explore the complexities of planning practice and the need for new theories of knowledge from which to draw insight to face the challenges of the 21st century.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Handbook of Community Development: Perspectives from Around the Globe
  Kenny, Sue/ 9781138940765/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Community Development explores community development theory and practice across the world. The book provides perspectives about community development as an interactive, relevant and sometimes contradictory way to address issues impacting the human condition. It promotes better understanding of the complexities and challenges in identifying, designing, implementing and evaluating community development constructs, applications and interventions. This edited volume discusses how community development is conceptualized as an approach, method or profession. Themes provide the scope of the book, with projects, issues or perspectives presented in each of these areas. This handbook provides invaluable contextualized insights on the theory and practice of community development around core themes relevant in society. Each chapter explores and presents an issue, perspectives, project or case in the thematic areas, with regional and country context included. It is a must-read for students and researchers working in community development, planning and human geography and an essential reference for any professional engaged in community development.
   
VSA05 Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture
  Laurie Hanquinet/ 9781138596399/ Price:£ 41.99
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential analysis of cultural capital, the distinguished international contributors explore the extent to which cultural omnivorousness has eclipsed highbrow culture, the role of age, gender and class on cultural practices, the character of aesthetic preferences, the contemporary significance of screen culture, and the restructuring of popular culture. The Handbook critiques modes of sociological determinism in which cultural engagement is seen as the simple product of the educated middle classes. The contributions explore the critique of Eurocentrism and the global and cosmopolitan dimensions of cultural life. The book focuses particularly on bringing cutting edge ‘relational’ research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, to bear on these debates. This handbook not only describes the field, but also proposes an agenda for its development which will command major international interest.
   
VSA05 Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies
  Matthias Gross/ 9781138596290/ Price:£ 41.99
 
Book Cover Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the distribution and strategic use of not knowing. The field is growing fast and this handbook reflects this interdisciplinary field of study by drawing contributions from economics, sociology, history, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology, feminist studies, and related fields in order to serve as a seminal guide to the political, legal and social uses of ignorance in social and political life.
   
VA05-520 Global Internet Governance, 4-Vols/Set.
  Laura DeNardis/ 9781138889910/ Price:£ 940.00
 
Book Cover The editor of this new Routledge title argues that our economic and social lives are now utterly dependent upon the successful coordination of the Internet. Moreover, as the Internet expands from its current form to an ‘Internet of things’, she suggests that its stability and security will soon be recognized as important as other global concerns, like battling terrorism and fighting climate change. Who controls the Internet? The question has profound implications for our access to knowledge, the pace of economic growth, and the protection of human rights, not least freedom of expression and the right to privacy. And the question’s importance has been underscored in recent times by landmark events, including revelations about the actual and potential power of social-media companies, and the breathtaking extent of surveillance by intelligence and security organizations, such as the NSA in the United States and Britain’s GCHQ. It is perhaps only in the last several years that issues about and around the governance of the Internet have entered the public consciousness, but serious academic and policy work dates back decades. And now there is a critical mass of scholarship that can usefully be collected under the rubric of ‘Internet Governance’. Like the Internet itself, leading theorists and researchers in the field are distributed globally, and work in disciplines across the social sciences and humanities. Indeed, much of the relevant literature remains inaccessible or is highly specialized and compartmentalized, so that it is difficult for many of those who are interested in the subject to obtain an informed, balanced, and comprehensive overview. This new four-volume collection, published as part of Routledge’s acclaimed series, Critical Concepts in Sociology, meets the need for a reference work to make sense of the subject’s vast and dispersed literature and the continuing explosion in research output.
   
VA05-514 Handbook of Research on Multicultural Perspectives on Gender and Aging
  Rekha Pande/ 9781522547723/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover As people grow older, cultural issues arise. Recognizing how social influences guide and restrict people leads to a better understanding of one’s self and helps people as they age. The Handbook of Research on Multicultural Perspectives on Gender and Aging provides emerging research on midlife issues, physical aspects of aging, and the emotional value in the context of the culture in which people are living. While highlighting topics such as elderly disabilities, quality of life, and gender dimensions, this publication explores self-esteem in older members of society. This book is an important resource for academicians, healthcare professionals, professionals, researchers, and students seeking current research on the social and cultural characteristics of growing old. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Dementia •Elderly Disabilities •Gender Dimensions •Inclusion and Exclusion •Quality of Life •Socio-Environment •Sustainable Development •Widowhood
   
VA05-513 E-Planning and Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 3-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522556466/ Price:US$ 2650.00
 
Book Cover As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. E-planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards urban environments. E-Planning and Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the emerging interdisciplinary areas of e-planning and collaboration. Including innovative studies on data management, urban development, and crowdsourcing, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for planners, policymakers, researchers, and graduate students interested in how recent technological advancements are enhancing the traditional practices in e-planning. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Citizen E-Participation •Crowdsourcing •Data Management •Data Mining •Digital Divide •Online Data Portals •Urban Development •Virtual 3D Urban Models
   
VA05-512 Contemporary Approaches to Ethnographic Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hughes, Kahryn/ 9789386602541/ Price:£ 600.00
 
Book Cover This collection brings together readings from the vast range of ethnographic perspectives and practices to offer a multi-dimensional, detailed exploration of the ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ of ethnographic research, with a major emphasis on the contemporary application of the same. This is undertaken with the objective of offering a single, comprehensive teaching and research resource for those interested in this approach to data collection and analysis. The collection comprises four volumes that will collectively: i) consider what constitutes ‘contemporary ethnography’ as a research tool; ii) critically discuss the definitional debates surrounding ethnography; iii) illustrate how ethnography can be used in contemporary social science research where a significant emphasis is placed on the everyday, the virtual and the visual; and finally iv) reflect upon the practical, methodological, analytical and ethical aspects of current ethnographic research practice. Volume 1: Contemporary Ethnographies: Transformation, Change and Continuities Volume 2: Current Ethnographic Practices: Working in the ‘Contemporary Field’ Volume 3: Digital Ethnography: Researching Online Worlds Volume 4: Contemporary Ethnographic Analysis: Interpretation, Meaning and Representation
   
VA05-511 Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information
  Jeyasekar, J. John/ 9781522534570/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Across a variety of disciplines, data and statistics form the backbone of knowledge. To ensure the reliability and validity of data appropriate measures must be taken in conducting studies and reporting findings. Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information provides emerging research on the theoretical base of scientific research and information literacy. While highlighting topics, such as bibliographical databases, forensic research, and trend analysis, this book explores visualization tools, software, and techniques for science mapping and scientific literature. This book is an important resource for scientific researchers, policy makers, research funding agencies, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Bibliographical Databases •Collaborative Research •Educational Resources •Forensic Research •Multi-Dimensional Scaling •Science Mapping •Scientific Research •Trend Analysis •Visualization Software
   
VA05-510 Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society
  Chhabra, Susheel/ 9781522541974/ Price:US$ 245.00
 
Book Cover Outreach and engagement initiatives are crucial in promoting community development and social change. This can be achieved through a number of methods including public policy and urban development. The Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society is a critical scholarly resource that examines the unexplored field of applying social change to civic engagement in an effort to enlarge public welfare activities. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as civic education, sustainable development, and child labor, this publication is geared towards academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on civic engagement and public welfare. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Child Labor •Citizen Services •Civic Education •Poverty Reduction •Rural Development •Social Media •Sustainable Development
   
VA05-509 Social, Psychological, and Forensic Perspectives on Sexual Abuse
  Gopalan, Rejani Thudalikunnil/ 9781522539582/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Sexual abuse, a topic still struggling to break free of its social taboos, is an issue that must be addressed, assessed, and discussed in order to further efforts for prevention and treatment. Social, Psychological, and Forensic Perspectives on Sexual Abuse is an important resource that comprehensively examines the prevalence, assessment, causes, and impacts of sexual violence from cultural, legal, psychosocial, theoretical, and medical viewpoints. Discussing difficult but relevant issues including forensic assessment, legal ramifications, mental health, risk assessment, and effects on family life, this book is geared towards researchers, mental health professionals, clinicians, and special educators seeking current research on prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation in sexual abuse. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Human Behavior and Psychology •Legal Assessment •Marriage and Parenting Issues •Medical and Forensic Assessment •Mental Health •Rehabilitation •Risk Assessment •Sexual Abuse and Violence •Sexuality •Sociology
   
VA05-508 The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China, 2-Vols/Set.
  Weiping Wu/ 9781473948945/ Price:£ 265.00
 
Book Cover The study of contemporary China constitutes a fascinating yet challenging area of scholarly inquiry. Recent decades have brought dramatic changes to China's economy, society and governance. Analyzing such changes in the context of multiple disciplinary perspectives offers opportunites as well as challenges for scholars in the field known as contemporary China Studies. The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China is a two-volume exploration of the transformations of contemporary China, firmly grounded in the both disciplinary and China-specific contexts. Drawing on a range of scholarly approaches found in the social sciences and history, an international team of contributors engage with the question of what a rapidly changing China means for the broader field of contemporary China studies, and identify areas of promising future research. Part 1: Context: History, Economy, and the Environment Part 2: Economic Transformations Part 3: Politics and Government Part 4: China on the Global Stage Part 5: China's Foreign Policy Part 6: National and Nested Identities Part 7: Urbanization and Spatial Development Part 8: Poverty and Inequality Part 9: Social Change Part 10: Future Directions for Contemporary China Studies
   
VA05-507 The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory, 3-Vols/Set.
  Beverley Best/ 9781473953345/ Price:£ 400.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Frankfurt School Critical Theory expounds the development of critical theory from its founding thinkers to its contemporary formulations in an interdisciplinary setting. It maps the terrain of a critical social theory, expounding its distinctive character vis-a-vis alternative theoretical perspectives, exploring its theoretical foundations and developments, conceptualising its subject matters both past and present, and signalling its possible future in a time of great uncertainty. Taking a distinctively theoretical, interdisciplinary, international and contemporary perspective on the topic, this wide-ranging collection of chapters is arranged thematically over three volumes: Volume I: Key Texts and Contributions to a Critical Theory of Society Volume II: Themes Volume III: Contexts This Handbook is essential reading for scholars and students in the field, showcasing the scholarly rigor, intellectual acuteness and negative force of critical social theory, past and present. SECTION 01: The Frankfurt School and Critical theory SECTION 02: Theoretical Elaborations of a Critical Social Theory SECTION 03: Critical Reception and Further Developments SECTION 04: State, Economy, Society SECTION 05: Culture and Aesthetics SECTION 06: Contexts of the emergence of Critical Theory SECTION 07: Contexts of the later developments of Critical Theory SECTION 08: Elements of Critical Theory in Contemporary Social and Political Movements and Theories
   
VA05-506 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics
  Iphofen, Ron/ 9781473970977/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover This handbook is a much-needed and in-depth review of the distinctive set of ethical considerations which accompanies qualitative research. This is particularly crucial given the emergent, dynamic and interactional nature of most qualitative research, which too often allows little time for reflection on the important ethical responsibilities and obligations Contributions from leading international researchers have been carefully organised into six key thematic sections: Part One: Thick Descriptions Of Qualitative Research Ethics Part Two: Qualitative Research Ethics By Technique Part Three: Ethics As Politics Part Four: Qualitative Research Ethics With Vulnerable Groups Part Five: Relational Research Ethics Part Six: Researching Digitally This Handbook is a one-stop resource on qualitative research ethics across the social sciences that draws on the lessons learned and the successful methods for surmounting problems – the tried and true, and the new.
   
VA05-504 Global Perspectives on Human Migration, Asylum, and Security
  Akrivopoulou, Christina M./ 9781522528173/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Unstable social climates are causing the displacement of large numbers of people around the world. Thus, the issue of safe replacement arises causing the need for new policies and strategies regarding immigration. Global Perspectives on Human Migration, Asylum, and Security is a timely reference source for the latest research on the challenges, risks, and policies of current relocation and refugee flows, as well as address security problems in relation to these aspects of immigration. Featuring coverage on a wide variety of topics and perspectives such as terrorism, racism, and human rights, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, policy makers, researchers, and practitioners seeking current research on the current societal happenings of refugee integration around the world. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Digital Media •Diversity •Human Rights •Racism •Religion •Terrorism
   
VA05-500 Social Considerations of Migration Movements and Immigration Policies
  Sefika Sule Ercetin/ 9781522533221/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover In the globalized era, a higher level of attention is given to various migration, immigration, and refugee movements. By undertaking research on these concepts, their impact on contemporary society can be better understood. Social Considerations of Migration Movements and Immigration Policies is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the socio-economic effects of immigration and refugee crises on regional and international levels. Including a range of innovative perspectives such as peace building, political refugees, and civil protection, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, graduate students, policy makers, and practitioners interested in the social dimensions of migration and immigration policies. Topics Covered •Asylum Applications •Civil Protection •Human Resources Practices •Humanitarian Aid •Peace Building •Political Refugees •Social Capital
   
VA05-499 Global Ideologies Surrounding Children's Rights and Social Justice
  Tshabangu, Icarbord/ 9781522525783/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Social rights are a pivotal concern for all of society, including today’s population of children. The study of the rights, or lack thereof, that children have must be undertaken to ensure that future generations are thriving members of their communities. Global Ideologies Surrounding Children's Rights and Social Justice highlights the trials and tribulations that children have often had to overcome to be considered true citizens of their communities. Featuring comprehensive coverage on a wide range of applicable topics such as child abuse, socio-economic rights, social injustice, and welfare issues, this is a critical reference source for educators, academicians, students, and researchers interested in studying new approaches for the social advancement of children. Topics Covered •Child Abuse •Child Labor •Child Poverty •Inclusive Education •Interagency Collaboration •Social Injustice •Socio-Economic Rights •Welfare Issues
   
VA05-497 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection.
  Flick, Uwe/ 9781473952133/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover How we understand and define qualitative data is changing, with implications not only for the techniques of data analysis, but also how data are collected. New devices, technologies and online spaces open up new ways for researchers to approach and collect images, moving images, text and talk. The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection systematically explores the approaches, techniques, debates and new frontiers for creating, collecting and producing qualitative data. Bringing together contributions from internationally leading scholars in the field, the handbook offers a state-of-the-art look at key themes across six thematic parts: Part I Charting the Routes Part II Concepts, Contexts, Basics Part III Types of Data and How to Collect Them Part IV Digital and Internet Data Part V Triangulation and Mixed Methods Part VI Collecting Data in Specific Populations
   
VA05-495 Systematic Reviews and Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Gough, David/ 9781473952188/ Price:£ 645.00
 
Book Cover Systematic reviews gather the findings of prior research to advance knowledge and inform decisions for policy, practice and personal lives. Review authors have applied the principles of working systematically and transparently across all types of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Systematic reviews have become an increasingly important aspect of research across all areas of social policy from health, to education and environmental science and management studies. This major work has been designed to: •Bring together the key cutting edge historical and contemporary papers on the nature and methods of systematic reviews; •Represent the most interesting and exciting approaches and strategies in the literature including controversies and debates; •Include a breadth of disciplinary fields that use systematic reviews; •Provide succinct editorial introductions to enable the reader to understand how the papers relate to each other and to other publications The contents have been arranged thematically, and each volume includes a mix of historical and contemporary papers, providing a thorough and balanced overview of all key areas.
   
VA05-494 Critical Social Research Ethics, 4-Vols/Set.
  Smart, Barry/ 9781473907577/ Price:£ 645.00
 
Book Cover This Major Work focuses on critical social research, shedding a light on the wider philosophical and methodological issues and disputes associated with the topic of research ethics as they have arisen primarily in the social sciences but also in a number of other disciplinary fields. The four volumes contain an impressive range of contributions, both historical and contemporary in scope, arranged into eight thematic sections covering: Philosophy, ethics and social inquiry: themes and issues Alternative perspectives on ethics, science and social research Universities, ethical principles and the practice of social research Ethics committees and ethical review: analysis and critique (Un)ethical research, contested knowledge and critical social inquiry Questions of ethics, consent, and confidentiality Divisions, differences, and diversity: critical ethical dilemmas in social research Elites and social research: critical engagements Providing a thorough critical overview of key debates and developments over the decades, as well as considering emerging concerns and possible future directions for research, this Major Work is essential reading for scholars engaged in all areas of social research.
   
VA05-492 The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice.
  Pam Alldred/ 9781473939523/ Price:£ 120.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice showcases the value of professional work with young people as it is practiced in diverse forms in locations around the world. The editors have brought together an international team of contributors who reflect the wide range of approaches that identify as youth work, and the even wider range of approaches that identify variously as community work or community development work with young people, youth programmes, and work with young people within care, development and (informal) education frameworks. The Handbook is structured to explore histories, current practice and future directions: Part One: 'Youth Work' and Approaches to Professional Work with Young People Part Two: Professional Work With Young People: Projects and Practices to Inspire Part Three: Values and Ethics in Work with Young People Part Four: Current Challenges and Hopes for the Future
   
VA05-491-2 The City: Post-Modernity, 4-Vols/Set.
  Latham, Alan/ 9781473937703/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover These four volumes present a series of thematic explorations of key developments and debates on the topic of cities and city life in a post-modern context. Arranged thematically, the volumes draw together articles exploring: the relationship between the dynamics of contemporary globalisation, post-modernity, and urban development; the ways in which many contemporary cities are increasingly defined as centres of consumption rather than production; the multiple modernities defining contemporary city life around the world; and recent attempts to rethink our understandings of the materiality and complexity of cities. Volume One: Globalization And The Contemporary City Volume Two: Lifestyle, Consumption And The Unequal City Volume Three: Multiple Modernities And The Postcolonial City Volume Four: Complexity And Materiality
   
VA05-491-1 The City: Modernity, 4-Vols/Set.
  Latham, Alan/ 9781473937710/ Price:£ 675.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume Major Work brings together key literatures which offer perspectives on the emergence of the modern city and its connection with the project of modernity. The volumes explore the historical rise of the modern city and theorisations of the dynamics of city-based economic development; the nature of modernist city planning, governance and design; the role that the modern city has played in the rise of societies based on mass consumption; and the intertwining of expression, art and experience in the modern city. This collection has been built on the premise that cities need to be understood as interdisciplinary objects of study, and the contents have been drawn from a wide variety of sources with roots in areas such as urban anthropology, development studies, economics, history, geography and sociology. The result is a unique and valuable resource for scholars based in a variety of social science and humanities disciplines. Volume I: The Modern city: Evolution and Development Volume II: Planning, Governing and Designing the Modern City Volume III: Consumption, Politics and Popular culture in the Modern City Volume IV: Modernity, Representation and the City
   
VA05-491 The City: Modernity and Post-Modernity, 8-Vols/Set.
  Latham, Alan/ 9781526402844/ Price:£ 1200.00
 
Book Cover Cities are sites of great wealth and poverty, of hope and despair, of social and economic dynamism, as well as tradition and established power. Social scientists and humanities scholars have over the past three decades generated an impressive range of perspectives for making sense of the vast complexities of cities. These perspectives tell both of the economic, social and political dynamism cities generate, and point to possible lines of future development. This 8-volume benchmark collection brings together a hugely diverse collection of the most influential and important papers on this topic. The first four volumes, The City: Modernity, focus on the emergence of the modern city and its connection with the project of modernity. The final four volumes, The City: Post-Modernity, will focus more exclusively on the contemporary city, looking at the subject through the lenses of globalization and post-colonialism, amongst others. This collection has been built on the premise that cities need to be understood as interdisciplinary objects of study, and the contents have been drawn from a wide variety of sources with roots in areas such as urban anthropology, development studies, economics, history, geography and sociology. The result is a unique and valuable resource for scholars based in a variety of social science and humanities disciplines.
   
VA05-470 Community Planning and Development, 4-Vols/Set.
  Phillips, Rhonda/ 9781138023093/ Price:£ 995.00
 
Book Cover Community development refers to planned efforts aimed at producing assets to increase the ability and capacity of inhabitants to enhance quality of life. There are many types of assets recognized in community development, including social, physical, human, financial and environmental. Community development can be considered both as a process of developing the ability to act collectively, and an outcome: 1) taking collective action and 2) the result of that action for improvement in a community in any or all realms. A key feature within community development is the notion of social capital or social capacity, generally recognized by both researchers and practitioners as the resources embedded within relationships among people and organizations that help facilitate collaboration and cooperation. A rich history of community development shows the connection to engagement, advocacy, housing rights, anti-poverty and other socially focused concerns. The focus of planning entails the establishment of goals, policies, and procedures for a social or economic unit, such as in a city, community, region or nation. Community planning and development thus seeks to foster viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons. This four-volume set covers the wide social, economic, political, environmental and urban contexts for community planning and development. Providing both foundation contexts as well as addressing current issues, the collection brings together the most relevant overviews and critiques of community planning and development, applicable to both developing and developed countries. The set is fully indexed, and provides a comprehensive overview newly written by the editor as well as an introduction for each volume. It provides an essential work of reference, designed to be useful to scholars, students, and researchers as a vital research resource.
   
VA05-31-2c The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, Volume 3: Managerial Psychology and Organizational Approaches.
  Ones, Deniz S./ 9781446207239/ Price:£ 125.00
 
   
VA05-31-2b The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, Volume 2: Organizational Psychology.
  Ones, Deniz S./ 9781446207222/ Price:£ 125.00
 
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VA05-31-2a The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, Volume 1: Personal Psychology and Employee Performance.
  Ones, Deniz S./ 9781446207215/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover The first volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology introduces key concepts in personnel and employee performance from cognitive ability and the psychological predictors used in assessments to employee and team values. The editor and contributors present a clear overview of key research in the areas of behaviour change and how to assess individual job performance – making Volume I indispensable for anyone working in or studying Human Resource Management.
   
VA05-31-2 The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, 3-Vols/Set.
  Ones, Deniz S./ 9781446287316/ Price:£ 380.00
 
Book Cover The second edition of this best-selling Handbook presents a fully updated and expanded overview of research, providing the latest perspectives on the analysis of theories, techniques, and methods used by industrial, work, and organizational psychologists. Building on the strengths of the first edition, key additions to this edition include in-depth historical chapter overviews of professional contexts across the globe, along with new chapters on strategic human resource management; corporate social responsibility; diversity, stress, emotions and mindfulness in the workplace; environmental sustainability at work; aging workforces, among many others. Providing a truly global approach and authoritative overview, this three-volume Handbook is an indispensable resource and essential reading for professionals, researchers and students in the field. Volume One: Personnel Psychology and Employee Performance Volume Two: Organizational Psychology Volume Three: Managerial Psychology and Organizational Approaches
   
SA05-487 Precarious Work
  Arne L. Kalleberg/ 9781838679217/ Price:£ 34.99
 
   
SA05-479 Program Evaluation Theory and Practice: A Comprehensive Guide.
  Donna M. Mertens/ 9781462532759/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Book Cover The leading text that covers both the theory and practice of evaluation in one engaging volume has now been revised and updated with additional evaluation approaches (such as mixed methods and principles-focused evaluation) and new methods (such as technologically based strategies). The book features examples of small- and large-scale evaluations from a range of fields, many with reflective commentary from the evaluators; helpful checklists; and carefully crafted learning activities. Major theoretical paradigms in evaluation—and the ways they inform methodological choices—are explained. Readers learn effective strategies for clarifying their own theoretical assumptions; working with stakeholders; developing questions; using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs; selecting data collection and sampling strategies; analyzing data; and communicating and utilizing findings. The new companion website provides extensive recommended online resources and tools, organized by chapter.
   
SA05-478 Research Ethics in the Real World: Euro-Western and Indigenous perspectives
  Helen Kara/ 9781447344759/ Price:£ 21.99
 
Book Cover Research ethics and integrity are growing in importance as academics face increasing pressure to win grants and publish, and universities promote themselves in the competitive HE market. Research Ethics in the Real World is the first book to highlight the links between research ethics and individual, social, professional, institutional, and political ethics. Drawing on Indigenous and Euro-Western research traditions, Helen Kara considers all stages of the research process, from the formulation of a research question to aftercare for participants, data and findings. She argues that knowledge of both ethical approaches is helpful for researchers working in either paradigm. Students, academics, and research ethics experts from around the world contribute real-world perspectives on navigating and managing ethics in practice. Research Ethics in the Real World provides guidance for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods researchers from all disciplines about how to act ethically throughout your research work. This book is invaluable in supporting teachers of research ethics to design and deliver effective courses.
   
SA05-478 The Harms of Work: An Ultra-Realist Account of the Service Economy
  Anthony Lloyd/ 9781529204018/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover As the percentage of people working in the service economy continues to rise, there is a need to examine workplace harm within low-paid, insecure, flexible and short-term forms of ‘affective labour’. This is the first book to discuss harm through an ultra-realist lens and examines the connection between individuals, their working conditions and management culture. Using data from a long-term ethnographic study of the service economy, it investigates the reorganisation of labour markets and the shift from security to flexibility, a central function of consumer capitalism. It highlights working conditions and organisational practices which employees experience as normal and routine but within which multiple harms occur. Challenging current thinking within sociology and policy analysis, it reconnects ideology and political economy with workplace studies and uses examples of legal and illegal activity to demonstrate the multiple harms within the service economy.
   
SA05-476 Ethnomorality of Care: Migrants and their Aging Parents
  Agnieszka Radziwinowiczowna/ 9780815354031/ Price:£ 120.00
 
   
SA05-476 Youth Employment: Th STYLE handbook
  Jacqueline O'Reilly/ 9781447350347/ Price:£ 19.99
 
After the financial crisis of 2008 youth unemployment soared across Europe, leaving a generation of highly qualified young people frustrated in their search for secure, meaningful work. With contributions from over 90 authors and more than 60 individual contributions this collection summarises the findings of a large-scale EU funding project on Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (STYLE). Including the often overlooked and unheard voices of young people themselves, this eclectic range of contributions discuss the distinctive characteristics of the current phase of youth employment. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the causes of European youth unemployment and assesses the effectiveness of labour market policies across the region.
   
SA05-476 Global Agenda for Social Justice
  Glenn W. Muschert/ 9781447349129/ Price:£ 14.99
 
Book Cover The Global Agenda for Social Justice provides accessible insights into some of the world’s most pressing social problems and proposes international public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), chapters examine topics such as criminal justice, media concerns, environmental problems, economic problems, and issues concerning sexualities and gender. They offer recommendations for action by governing officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues of social justice. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology, the study of social problems and the pursuit of social justice.
   
SA05-476 Peak Inequality: Britain's Ticking Time Bomb
  Danny Dorling/ 9781447349075/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Inequality is the key political issue of our time. Danny Dorling wrote his seminal work Injustice: Why social inequality persists in 2010, and as an early proponent of rapidly reducing economic inequalities, he is now much sought-after as one of the foremost contributors to the debates surrounding it. Here Dorling brings together brand new material alongside a carefully curated selection of his most recent writing on inequality from publications as wide ranging as the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, New Statesman, Financial Times and the China People’s Daily. Covering key inequality issues including politics, housing, education and health, he explores whether we have now reached ‘peak inequality’. He concludes, crucially, by predicting what the future holds for Britain, as attempts are made to defuse the ticking time bomb while we simultaneously try to negotiate Brexit and react to the wider international situation of a world of people demanding to become more equal.
   
SA05-476 Teaching Qualitative Research: Strategies for Engaging Emerging Scholars.
  Raji Swaminathan/ 9781462536702/ Price:US$ 35.00
 
Book Cover This timely resource provides a framework for teaching students how to think qualitatively and become more critical and reflexive researchers. Presented are a wealth of pedagogical tools that instructors across the disciplines can tailor to their own needs, including thought-provoking discussion questions, group work exercises, and field activities. The authors discuss issues and choices in course design, including approaches to assessment and grading, and share sample syllabi for both online and face-to-face course formats. Exploring the complexities and debates that surround teaching qualitative research, the book argues for a holistic model of preparing novice researchers. It demonstrates effective ways to engage students in the qualitative inquiry process from start to finish—from understanding positionality and crafting a research problem to writing up findings for different audiences.
   
SA05-476 Spatial Regression Models
  Michael D. Ward/ 9781544328836/ Price:£ 17.99
 
   
SA05-476 American Roma: A Modern Investigation of Lived Experiences and Media Portrayals
  Melanie R. Covert/ 9781498558396/ Price:US$ 110.00
 
   
SA05-476 Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the Myths
  Tracy Shildrick/ 9781447323983/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Does ‘real’ poverty still exist in Britain? How do people differentiate between the supposed ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor? Is there a culture of worklessness passed down generation to generation? Bringing together historical and contemporary material, Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the myths sheds new light on how poverty is understood in contemporary Britain. Written in straightforward language, it debunks many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty, its prevalence, causes and consequences, and concludes with suggestions for change.
   
SA05-476 Connecting Families?: Information and Communication Technologies, Generations, and the Life Course
  Barbara Barbosa Neves/ 9781447339946/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover This edited collection takes a lifecourse and generational perspective covering theory, including posthumanism and strong structuration theory, and methodology, including digital and cross-disciplinary methods. It presents a series of case studies on topics such as intergenerational connections, work-life balance, transnational families, digital storytelling and mobile parenting. It will give students, researchers and practitioners a variety of tools to make sense of how ICTs are used, appropriated and domesticated in family life. These tools allow for an informed and critical understanding of ICTs and family dynamics.
   
SA05-476 Women's work: How mothers manage flexible working in careers and family life
  Zoe Young/ 9781529202038/ Price:£ 24.99
 
What’s it really like to be a mother with a career working flexibly? Drawing on over 100 hours of interview data, this book is the first to go inside women’s work and family lives in a year of working flexibly. The private labours of going part-time, job sharing, and home working are brought to life with vivid personal stories. Taking a sociological and feminist perspective, it explores contemporary motherhood, work-life balance, emotional work in families, couples and housework, maternity transitions, interactions with employers, work design and workplace cultures, and employment policies. It concludes that there is an opportunity to make employment and family life work better together and offers unique insights from women’s lived experiences on how to do it.
   
SA05-476 Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era
  Elisabetta Ruspini/ 9781447336358/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover This edited collection provides interdisciplinary, global, and multi-religious perspectives on the relationship between women’s identities, religion, and social change in the contemporary world. The book discusses the experiences and positions of women, and particular groups of women, to understand patterns of religiosity and religious change. It also addresses the current and future challenges posed by women’s changes to religion in different parts of the world and among different religious traditions and practices. The contributors address a diverse range of themes and issues including the attitudes of different religions to gender equality; how women construct their identity through religious activity; whether women have opportunity to influence religious doctrine; and the impact of migration on the religious lives of both women and men.
   
SA05-475 Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis: A Regression-Based Approach.
  Andrew F. Hayes/ 9781462534654/ Price:US$ 65.00
 
Book Cover Lauded for its easy-to-understand, conversational discussion of the fundamentals of mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis, this book has been fully revised with 50% new content, including sections on working with multicategorical antecedent variables, the use of PROCESS version 3 for SPSS and SAS for model estimation, and annotated PROCESS v3 outputs. Using the principles of ordinary least squares regression, Andrew F. Hayes carefully explains procedures for testing hypotheses about the conditions under and the mechanisms by which causal effects operate, as well as the moderation of such mechanisms. Hayes shows how to estimate and interpret direct, indirect, and conditional effects; probe and visualize interactions; test questions about moderated mediation; and report different types of analyses. Data for all the examples are available on the companion website (www.afhayes.com), along with links to download PROCESS. New to This Edition Chapters on using each type of analysis with multicategorical antecedent variables. Example analyses using PROCESS v3, with annotated outputs throughout the book. More tips and advice, including new or revised discussions of formally testing moderation of a mechanism using the index of moderated mediation; effect size in mediation analysis; comparing conditional effects in models with more than one moderator; using R code for visualizing interactions; distinguishing between testing interaction and probing it; and more. Rewritten Appendix A, which provides the only documentation of PROCESS v3, including 13 new preprogrammed models that combine moderation with serial mediation or parallel and serial mediation. Appendix B, describing how to create customized models in PROCESS v3 or edit preprogrammed models. This title is part of the Methodology in the Social Scie
   
SA05-474 Embodied Research in Migration Studies: Using creative and participatory approaches
  Elena Vacchelli/ 9781447339069/ Price:£ 45.00
 
Book Cover The definition of data in qualitative research is expanding. This book highlights the value of embodiment as a qualitative research tool and outlines what it means to do embodied research at various points of the research process. It shows how using this non-invasive approach with vulnerable research participants, such as migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women can help service users or research participants to be involved in the co- production of services and in participatory research. Drawing on both feminist and post-colonial theory, the author uses her own research with migrant women in London, focusing specifically on collage making and digital storytelling, whilst also considering other potential tools for practicing embodied research such as yoga, personal diaries, dance and mindfulness. Situating the concept of ‘embodiment’ on the map of research methodologies, the book combines theoretical groundwork with actual examples of application to think pragmatically about intersectionality through embodiment.
   
SA05-473 Measurement Theory and Applications for the Social Sciences.
  Deborah L. Bandalos/ 9781462532131/ Price:US$ 75.00
 
Book Cover Which types of validity evidence should be considered when determining whether a scale is appropriate for a given measurement situation? What about reliability evidence? Using clear explanations illustrated by examples from across the social and behavioral sciences, this engaging text prepares students to make effective decisions about the selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and development of measurement instruments. Coverage includes the essential measurement topics of scale development, item writing and analysis, and reliability and validity, as well as more advanced topics such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory, diagnostic classification models, test bias and fairness, standard setting, and equating. End-of-chapter exercises (with answers) emphasize both computations and conceptual understanding to encourage readers to think critically about the material.
   
SA05-472 Illustrated Dictionary of Sociology.
  / 9781984600875/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
Book Cover This illustrated dictionary provides concise definitions and explanations of sociological terms together with state-of-the-art scientific and practical terms, presented in an easy-to-use, A-Z order with pictures and figures as well as examples are given to clarify the terms. A perfect tool for understanding of sociological terms for Higher Secondary to Undergraduate students and improving their spelling and grammar.
   
SA05-470 3GE Collection on Political Science: Social Change.
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680959567/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover This book describes the social challenges that exist in current globalization politics, and examines the communicative processes, strategies and tactics through which social change interventions are constituted in response. The book focuses on how social policies can be transformed to promote social justice for all groups. This text is designed to introduce undergraduates and graduates to the study of social theory, social change and World development.
   
SA05-470 Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680947151/ Price:US$ 1250.00
 
Book Cover Offers students real world practices in navigating the ever-changing academic background. This book affirms to the remarkable development in the past two decades of a cultural paradigm for social and political analysis and critically examines many of the assumptions that underpin that understanding.
   
SA05-470 Disciplines and Ideas in the Social Sciences. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680947304/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover Focusing on the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, and history, this edition examines how social science came to model itself on natural science and liberal politics. The edition is revised and updated with the latest information and new chapters are added. This updated edition offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
   
SA05-470 Disciplines and Ideas in the Applied Social Sciences. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680947311/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover Introduces a variety of social science methodologies applicable to a range of social and political science disciplines. The edition is revised and updated with the latest information and new chapters are added. This updated edition offers students real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape.
   
SA05-470 Science, Technology and Society (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680957334/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover This book explores the dynamic relationship between science, technology and society, examining how it has contributed to economic growth and national well-being. Improves your understanding of the way in which advances in science and technology influence society and vice versa.
   
SA05-470 Living in the IT Era. (With DVD)
  3G Editorial Board/ 9781680957150/ Price:US$ 125.00
 
Book Cover As the world becomes more and more interconnected, technology has begun to be considered as a convenient and useful tool for communication between individuals, a situation that has facilitated participation in some of the engagements that were challenging sometimes. This book examines the role of translation with regard to the emerging digital technologies and analyses their social, cultural and political consequences.
   
SA05-468 Community Organising Against Racism: 'Race', Ethnicity and Community Development.
  Gary Craig/ 9781447333760/ Price:£ 27.99
 
In this unique global collection, Gary Craig and his contributors blend theory and practice-based case studies to review how different community development approaches can empower minority ethnic communities to confront racism and overcome social, economic and political disadvantage. The book explores key questions about the empowerment and capacity-building of minority ethnic groups. Using case studies from across the ‘developed’ world, and in differing social and economic contexts, contributors explore these issues in working with asylum-seeker communities, addressing tensions between minorities and building alliances, in work with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and using arts-based approaches. The book will stimulate wider debates about the role of community development in relation to ‘race’ and ethnicity at a time when ‘race’ is being ‘invisibilised’ in public policy, and will be an invaluable resource for policy-makers, politicians, academics, and students from many disciplines.
   
SA05-468 Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK, Vol. 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem.
  Esther Dermott/ 9781447332176/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover The largest UK research study on poverty and social exclusion ever conducted reveals startling levels of deprivation. 18m people are unable to afford adequate housing; 14m can’t afford essential household goods; and nearly half the population have some form of financial insecurity. Defining poverty as those whose lack of resources forces them to live below a publicly agreed minimum standard, this text provides unique and detailed insights into the nature and extent of poverty and social exclusion in the UK today. Written by a team of leading academics, the book reports on the extent and nature of poverty for different social groups: older and younger people; parents and children; ethnic groups; men and women; disabled people; and across regions through the recent period of austerity. It reflects on where government policies have made an impact and considers potential future developments.
   
SA05-468 Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK, Vol. 2: The Dimensions of Disadvantage.
  Glen Bramley/ 9781447334279/ Price:£ 32.99
 
Book Cover How many people live in poverty in the UK, and how has this changed over recent decades? Are those in poverty more likely to suffer other forms of disadvantage or social exclusion? Is exclusion multi-dimensional, taking different forms for different groups or places? Based on the largest UK study of its kind ever commissioned, this fascinating book provides the most detailed national picture of these problems. Chapters consider a range of dimensions of disadvantage as well as poverty - access to local services or employment, social relations or civic participation, health and well-being. The book also explores relationships between these in the first truly multi-dimensional analysis of exclusion. Written by leading academics, this is an authoritative account of welfare outcomes achieved across the UK.
   
SA05-467 Fulfilling the Potential of Your Doctoral Experience.
  Denicolo, Pam/ 9781473974791/ Price:£ 26.99
 
   
SA05-467 Evaluation Essentials: From A to Z.
  Alkin, Marvin C./ 9781462532407/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Book Cover Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text has given thousands of students and new evaluators the practical information and expert advice needed to conduct or use evaluations. In 26 concise sections, the book describes how to articulate answerable evaluation questions, collect and analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and deal with contingencies that might alter the traditional sequence of an evaluation. Special strengths of the text are its attention to individual, organizational, and community culture and emphasis on building collaborative relationships with stakeholders. An in-depth case study and related end-of-section exercises (including group activities) help students put themselves in the evaluator role. Other pedagogical features include section titles written as questions, bulleted recaps of each section, "Thinking Ahead" and "Next Steps" pointers, cautionary notes, and suggestions for further reading. New to This Edition New and expanded topics: evaluation contracts, budgeting, surveys, data visualization, qualitative coding and memoing, factors affecting evaluation use, and context-sensitive evaluation. Revised case study with extended exercises that guide the reader to complete a simulated evaluation. End-of-section "Quick Read" links to recommended American Evaluation Association blog posts. Four entirely new sections (such as "How Do You Strengthen Relationships with Stakeholders?" and "How Do We Plan a Process-Focused Evaluation Design?"), plus other changes and additions throughout.
   
SA05-466 Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE.
  Patton, Michael Q./ 9781462531820/ Price:US$ 50.00
 
Book Cover How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles—and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results? From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments. In-depth exemplars illustrate how the unique GUIDE framework is used to determine whether principles provide meaningful guidance (G) and are useful (U), inspiring (I), developmentally adaptable (D), and evaluable (E). User-friendly features include rubrics, a P-FE checklist, firsthand reflections and examples from experienced P-FE practitioners, sidebars and summary tables, and end-of-chapter application exercises.
   
SA05-466 Handbook of Arts-Based Research.
  Leavy, Patricia/ 9781462521951/ Price:US$ 135.00
 
Book Cover Bringing together interdisciplinary leaders in methodology and arts-based research (ABR), this comprehensive handbook explores the synergies between artistic and research practices and addresses issues in designing, implementing, evaluating, and publishing ABR studies. Coverage includes the full range of ABR genres, including those based in literature (such as narrative and poetic inquiry); performance (music, dance, playbuilding); visual arts (drawing and painting, collage, installation art, comics); and audiovisual and multimethod approaches. Each genre is described in detail and brought to life with robust research examples. Team approaches, ethics, and public scholarship are discussed, as are innovative ways that ABR is used within creative arts therapies, psychology, education, sociology, health sciences, business, and other disciplines. The companion website includes selected figures from the book in full color, additional online-only figures, and links to online videos of performance pieces.
   
GA05-117 St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture
  / 9781410380814/ Price:US$ 314.00
 
Book Cover The St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture presents more than 200 entries that examine the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture. It provides academic and public libraries with a much-needed authoritative reference resource defining, exploring, and analyzing this significant aspect of culture and history. Hip hop culture is studied within countless disciplines at the university level, including history, sociology, anthropology, business, marketing, design, and of course music, dance, and art. Hip hop is being incorporated into K-12 curriculum as well, to engage students in learning English language arts, history, and even science. And hip hop is included in programing at large public libraries like Queens Library, honoring its local history and culture with “8 Days of Nonstop Hip Hop” in May 2015. The Schomburg Center (NYPL) hosted “First Friday ‘Hip Hop’ edition” in May 2016, with similar programming at other urban libraries engaging their communities. Entries in the work discuss the music (rap and DJing), dance (breakdancing), and visual arts (graffiti) that are the artistic expressions of hip hop culture, and feature the people, places, events, and works that started the movement and established hip hop as a global phenomenon. Entries also examine hip hop’s influence in other artistic arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures. Entries are alphabetically arranged, and also point to related entries within the work. Each entry also contains a bibliography; the volume as a whole also provides a general reading list on hip hop culture, as well as a thematic outline of the contents. 180 color photos illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a robust subject index.
   
GA05-116-5 Unlocking Current Issues: Transgender Life.
  / 9781410380937/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
Book Cover The concept of a transgender identity may be unfamiliar to some. Transgender Life provides students with an understanding of the transgender experience, starting with evidence and treatment of transgender people throughout history, challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, and a discussion of rights and legal issues, with a variety of perspectives represented.
   
GA05-116-4 Unlocking Current Issues: Race and the Law.
  / 9781410380968/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
Book Cover “Equality and justice for all.” This founding principle of America has been evolving through fits and starts since the country’s inception. Race and the Law traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. Various points-of view and key players in the public discourse are represented, with a clear summary of positions. Contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrum are represented.
   
GA05-116-3 Unlocking Current Issues: Immigration in America.
  / 9781410380951/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
Book Cover An issue in the news, and very personal to many, Immigration in America tackles this complicated topic by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. Discussions of immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform are covered from a wide variety of perspectives.
   
GA05-116-2 Unlocking Current Issues: Guns in America.
  / 9781410380944/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
Book Cover From open carry, to concealed handguns, to mass shootings, the issue of gun ownership and laws surrounding ownership is consistently in the headlines. Guns in America provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots, to the establishment of the NRA, to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more.
   
GA05-116-1 Unlocking Current Issues: Bullying.
  / 9781410380920/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
Book Cover Bullying persists in society, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. But why does bullying continue and what can be done? Bullying presents students with context for today’s concerns on this topic, including a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior. Chapters also cover cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.
   
GA05-116 Unlocking Current Issue, 5-Vols/Set.
  / 9781410380913/ Price:US$ 221.00
 
Book Cover Unlocking Current Issues provides students with foundational knowledge of a topic. Each title presents the evolution of the topic, with a focus on providing historical evidence of key moments in the development of the topic through excerpts of primary documents and contextual information, and presenting information on “key players” in the debate over time, with a clear summary of positions. Representations of contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrum are also included. Primary documents like Supreme Court rulings are annotated with explanatory text to clarify legal jargon and concepts for better comprehension. The comprehensive informational text, written at an accessible 8th grade reading level, is augmented by relevant charts and graphs, timelines, and other visual elements. Critical thinking questions and activities spur students to synthesize ideas beyond the text. A built-in Instructional Guide provides a path for classroom use and offers strong curriculum support. Unlocking Current Issues: Bullying Unlocking Current Issues: Gender Identity Unlocking Current Issues: Guns in America Unlocking Current Issues: Immigration in America Unlocking Current Issues: Race and the Law
   
GA05-115 Immigration and Migration: In Context, 2-Vols/Set.
  Riggs, Thomas/ 9781410338945/ Price:US$ 398.00
 
Book Cover Immigration and Migration: In Context provides students with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe. The set explores the social, political, and cultural factors that impact, and are affected by, immigration and human migration. Each entry will contain a brief introduction to the topic, an overview of the historical background, and a discussion of the impact and issues surrounding the topic. The subject is covered from a global perspective. The set includes such hot-button topics as undocumented immigration/unauthorized residents, asylum seekers, refugees, the refugee crisis in Europe, and more. The set includes primary sources, sidebars, photos, and illustrations. The work provides students with evidence to enhance and support discussions around the ethics, economics, impacts, and benefits of human migration. Features and Benefits •158 entries, between 1,500 and 3,000 words each •About 50 primary sources and 60 sidebars that enhance knowledge of the subject or a related topic •200 photos (most in color but some historical b/w images), illustrations, graphs, etc., to highlight the text •Abundant cross-references to help readers make connections between entries •A glossary of terms (compiled from the entry-specific Words to Know lists) •A chronology of events, general bibliography, and list of organizations •A general subject index offering access to places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned in the text •Supports ELA standards for history and social studies, NCSS standards for Civics, Economics, Geography (Human Population: Spatial Patterns and Movements; Global Interconnections: Changing Spatial Patterns), and History: Change, Continuity, and Context
   
GA05-114-9 Gender: Space
  / 9780028662855/ Price:US$ 197.00
 
Book Cover This volume of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies uses varying perspectives to engage central concerns in scholarship on gender and space. Gender: Space creatively engages the correspondence between people and space. The volume explores various sites through which gender, gender norms, and gendered identities are constructed and deconstructed, and the multiple ways gendered bodies make, occupy, reclaim, and discover space in a mutually constituting relationship. Its 20 chapters examine such topics as memory and land loss, LGBT families and public policy, the environment and industrial labor, and food access in the united states. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
Women's work: How mothers manage flexible working in careers and family life
  Zoe Young/ 9781529202021/ Price:£ 75.00
 
   
Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest: International Perspectives
  Marty Chamberlain/ 9781447332268/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover There are significant variations in how healthcare systems and health professionals are regulated globally. One feature that they increasingly have in common is an emphasis on the value of including members of the public in quality assurance processes. While many argue that this will help better serve the public interest, others question how far the changing regulatory reform agenda is still dominated by medical interests. Bringing together leading academics worldwide, this collection compares and critically examines the ways in which different countries are regulating healthcare in general, and health professions in particular, in the interest of users and the wider public. It is the first book in the Sociology of Health Professions series.
   
Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives
  Lina Molokotos-Liederman/ 9781447343523/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover Using welfare as a prism, Religion and Welfare in Europe explores regional conceptions and variations in welfare and religion across Europe. Methodological approaches to research and practice draw thematic comparisons on these issues using case studies focused on gendered and minority perspectives as they relate to the varied provision of social welfare in selected European countries. Contributors offer comparative insights on majority-minority relations concerning practices, patterns and mechanisms of social welfare provision, explaining how these lead to conflict, cohesion or – as is so often the case – the grey area in between. The book will be of interest not only to religion and social policy researchers, but to welfare practitioners and policy advisors with a particular interest in the interaction between religion, social welfare, minorities and gender.
   
Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain
  Leah Bassel/ 9781447327141/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover In the first book of its kind, Bassel and Emejulu explore minority women’s experiences of and resistances to austerity measures in France and Britain. Minority women are often portrayed as passive victims. However, Minority women and austerity demonstrates how they use their race, class, gender and legal status as a resource for collective action in the face of the neoliberal colonisation of non-governmental organisations, the failures of left-wing politics and the patronising initiatives of policy-makers. Using in-depth case studies, this book explores the changing relations between the state, the market and civil society which create opportunities and dilemmas for minority women activists. Through an intersectional ‘politics of survival’ these women seek to subvert the dominant narratives of ‘crisis’ and ‘activism’.
   
Women, Peace And Welfare: A Suppressed History Of Social Reform, 1880-1920
  Ann Oakley/ 9781447332565/ Price:£ 32.99
 
Book Cover Between 1880 and 1920 many women researched the conditions of social and economic life in Western countries. They were driven by a vision of a society based on welfare and altruism, rather than warfare and competition. Ann Oakley, a leading sociologist, undertook extensive research to uncover this previously hidden cast of forgotten characters. She uses the women’s stories to bring together the histories of social reform, social science, welfare and pacifism. Her fascinating account reveals how their efforts, connected through thriving transnational networks, lie behind many features of modern welfare states and reminds us of their powerful vision of a more humane way of living – a vision that remains relevant today.
   
Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the Myths
  Tracy Shildrick/ 9781447323976/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Does ‘real’ poverty still exist in Britain? How do people differentiate between the supposed ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor? Is there a culture of worklessness passed down generation to generation? Bringing together historical and contemporary material, Poverty Propaganda: Confronting the myths sheds new light on how poverty is understood in contemporary Britain. Written in straightforward language, it debunks many popular myths and misconceptions about poverty, its prevalence, causes and consequences, and concludes with suggestions for change.
   
Teaching Qualitative Research: Strategies for Engaging Emerging Scholars.
  Raji Swaminathan/ 9781462536719/ Price:US$ 85.00
 
This timely resource provides a framework for teaching students how to think qualitatively and become more critical and reflexive researchers. Presented are a wealth of pedagogical tools that instructors across the disciplines can tailor to their own needs, including thought-provoking discussion questions, group work exercises, and field activities. The authors discuss issues and choices in course design, including approaches to assessment and grading, and share sample syllabi for both online and face-to-face course formats. Exploring the complexities and debates that surround teaching qualitative research, the book argues for a holistic model of preparing novice researchers. It demonstrates effective ways to engage students in the qualitative inquiry process from start to finish—from understanding positionality and crafting a research problem to writing up findings for different audiences.
   
Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice.
  Patricia Leavy/ 9781462536283/ Price:US$ 85.00
 
Exploring the breadth of contemporary feminist research practices, this engaging text immerses the reader in cutting-edge theories, methods, and practical strategies. Chapters review theoretical work from around the globe and describe approaches to conducting quantitative, qualitative, and community-based research with participants; doing content or media analysis; and evaluating programs or interventions. Ethical issues are addressed and innovative uses of digital media highlighted. The focus is studying gender inequities as they are experienced by individuals and groups from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and with diverse gender identities. Delving into the process of writing and publishing feminist research, the text covers timely topics such as public scholarship, activism, and arts-based practices. The companion website features interviews with prominent feminist researchers.
   
Being an Evaluator: Your Practical Guide to Evaluation.
  Donna R. Podems/ 9781462537815/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
Demystifying the evaluation journey, this is the first evaluation mentoring book that addresses the choices, roles, and challenges that evaluators must navigate in the real world. Experienced evaluator and trainer Donna R. Podems covers both conceptual and technical aspects of practice in a friendly, conversational style. She focuses not just on how to do evaluations but how to think like an evaluator, fostering reflective, ethical, and culturally sensitive practice. Extensive case examples illustrate the process of conceptualizing and implementing an evaluation—clarifying interventions, identifying beneficiaries, gathering data, discussing results, valuing, and developing recommendations. The differences (and connections) between research, evaluation, and monitoring are explored. Handy icons identify instructive features including self-study exercises, group activities, clarifying questions, facilitation and negotiation techniques, insider tips, advice, and resources.
   
Program Evaluation Theory and Practice: A Comprehensive Guide.
  Mertens, Donna M./ 9781462536337/ Price:US$ 135.00
 
The leading text that covers both the theory and practice of evaluation in one engaging volume has now been revised and updated with additional evaluation approaches (such as mixed methods and principles-focused evaluation) and new methods (such as technologically based strategies). The book features examples of small- and large-scale evaluations from a range of fields, many with reflective commentary from the evaluators; helpful checklists; and carefully crafted learning activities. Major theoretical paradigms in evaluation—and the ways they inform methodological choices—are explained. Readers learn effective strategies for clarifying their own theoretical assumptions; working with stakeholders; developing questions; using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs; selecting data collection and sampling strategies; analyzing data; and communicating and utilizing findings. The new companion website provides extensive recommended online resources and tools, organized by chapter.
   
It's Basic Income: The Global Debate
  Amy Downes/ 9781447343905/ Price:£ 15.99
 
Book Cover Is a Universal Basic Income the answer to an increasingly precarious job landscape? Could it bring greater financial freedom for women, tackle the issue of unpaid but essential work, cut poverty and promote greater choice? Or is it a dead-end utopian ideal that distracts from more practical and cost-effective solutions? Contributors from musician Brian Eno, think tank Demos Helsinki, innovators such as California’s Y Combinator Research and prominent academics such as Peter Beresford OBE offer a variety of perspectives from across the globe on the politics and feasibility of basic income. Sharing research and insights from a variety of nations – including India, Finland, Uganda, Brazil and Canada - the collection provides a comprehensive guide to the impact this innovative idea could have on work, welfare and inequality in the 21st century.
   
Research Ethics in the Real World: Euro-Western and Indigenous perspectives
  Helen Kara/ 9781447344742/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Comedy and critique: Stand-up comedy and the professional ethos of laughter
  Daniel R. Smith/ 9781529200157/ Price:£ 45.00
 
Book Cover Comedy and Critique explores British professional stand-up comedy in the wake of the Alternative Comedy movement of the late twentieth century, seeing it as an extension of the politics of the New Left: standing up for oneself as anti-racist, feminist and open to a queering of self and social institutions. Daniel Smith demonstrates that the comic sensibility pervading contemporary humour is as much ‘speaking truth to power’ as it is realising one’s position ‘in’ power. The professionalisation of New Left humour offers a challenge to social and cultural critique. Stand-up comedy has made us all sociologists of self, identity and cultural power while also resigning us to a place where a comic sensibility becomes an acknowledgment of the necessity of social change.
   
Protest Camps in International Context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance
  Gavin Brown/ 9781447329428/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover From the squares of Spain to indigenous land in Canada, protest camps are a tactic used around the world. Since 2011 they have gained prominence in recent waves of contentious politics, deployed by movements with wide-ranging demands for social change. Through a series of international and interdisciplinary case studies from five continents, this topical collection is the first to focus on protest camps as unique organisational forms that transcend particular social movements’ contexts. Whether erected in a park in Istanbul or a street in Mexico City, the significance of political encampments rests in their position as distinctive spaces where people come together to imagine alternative worlds and articulate contentious politics, often in confrontation with the state. Written by a wide range of experts in the field the book offers a critical understanding of current protest events and will help better understanding of new global forms of democracy in action.
   
Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship in Europe
  Shana Cohen/ 9781447331063/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover The politics of austerity has seen governments across Europe cut back on welfare provision. As the State retreats, this edited collection explores secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Germany and the United Kingdom that has evolved in response to changing economic policy and expanding needs, from basic items such as food to more complex means to move out of poverty. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and practitioners in several areas of social intervention, the book explores how the conceptualization and constitutive practices of citizenship and community are changing because of the retreat of the State and the challenge of meeting social and material needs, creating new opportunities for local activism. The book provides new ways of thinking about social and political belonging and about the relations between individual, collective, and State responsibility.
   
Intimacy and Ageing: New Relationships in Later Life
  Torbjorn Bildtgard/ 9781447326502/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover To begin new relationships in later life is increasingly common in large parts of the Western world. This timely book addresses the gap in knowledge about late life repartnering and provides a comprehensive map of the changing landscape of late life intimacy. Part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, the book examines the changing structural conditions of intimacy and ageing in late modernity. How do longer lives, changing norms and new technologies affect older people’s relationship careers, their attitudes to repartnering and in the formation of new relationships? Which forms do these new unions take? What does a new intimate relationship offer older men and women and what are the consequences for social integration? What is the role and meaning of sex? By introducing a gains-perspective the book challenges stereotypes of old age as a period of loss and decline. It also challenges the image of older people as conservative, and instead presents them as an avant-garde that often experiment with new ways of being together.
   
Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Towards Equality and Democracy
  Bryn Jones/ 9781447331179/ Price:£ 25.99
 
In this collection, innovative and eminent social and policy analysts, including Colin Crouch, Anna Coote, Grahame Thompson and Ted Benton, challenge the failing but still dominant ideology and policies of neo-liberalism. The editors synthesise contributors’ ideas into a revised framework for social democracy; rooted in feminism, environmentalism, democratic equality and market accountability to civil society. This constructive and stimulating collection will be invaluable for those teaching, studying and campaigning for transformative political, economic and social policies.
   
Vital Bodies: Living with Illness
  Charlotte Bates/ 9781447335061/ Price:£ 21.99
 
Book Cover This book is the story of twelve people, each living with long-term illness. Delving into the routines and rhythms of everyday life, the book reveals the significance of the things that we usually take for granted, from what we eat to when we sleep, how we move, and what we wear. Learning from the lives portrayed, it explores ideas of care, vulnerability and choice, questioning what it means to live a modern life with illness and illuminating the vitality of bodies along the way. Juxtaposing academic text with rich descriptions and vivid illustrations, including video stills, journal extracts, and drawings, the book highlights the sensory and emotional intimacies of visual sociology and demonstrates the use and value of sensuous scholarship.
   
Vital Bodies: Living with Illness
  Charlotte Bates / 9781447335047/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Co-Producing Research: A Community Development Approach
  Sarah Banks/ 9781447340768/ Price:£ 29.99
 
Book Cover Offering a critical examination of the nature of co-produced research, this important new book draws on materials and case studies from the ESRC funded project ‘Imagine – connecting communities through research’. Outlining a community development approach to co-production, which privileges community agency, the editors link with wider debates about the role of universities within communities. With policy makers in mind, contributors discuss in clear and accessible language what co-production between community groups and academics can achieve. The book will be valuable for practitioners within community contexts, and researchers interested in working with communities, activists, and artists.
   
Co-Producing Research: A Community Development Approach
  Sarah Banks/ 9781447340751/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Divercities: Understanding Super Diversity in Deprived and Mixed Neighbourhoods
  Stijn Oosterlynck/ 9781447338178/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover How do people deal with diversity in deprived and mixed urban neighbourhoods? This edited collection provides a comparative international perspective on superdiversity in cities, with explicit attention given to social inequality and social exclusion on a neighbourhood level. Although public discourses on urban diversity are often negative, this book focuses on how residents actively and creatively come and live together through micro-level interactions. By deliberately taking an international perspective on the daily lives of residents, the book uncovers the ways in which national and local contexts shape living in diversity. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of poverty, segregation and social mix, conviviality, the effects of international migration, urban and neighbourhood policies and governance, multiculturality, social networks, social cohesion, social mobility, and super-diversity.
   
Achieving Implementation and Exchange: The Science of Delivering Evidence-Based Practices to At-Risk Youth
  Lawrence A. Palinkas/ 9781447338130/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover Converting research evidence into practice is an issue of growing importance to many fields of policy and practice worldwide. This book, by a leading implementation specialist in child welfare and mental health, addresses the frustrating gap between research conducted on effective practices and the lack of routine use of such practices. Drawing on implementation science, the author introduces a model for reducing the gap between research and practice. This model highlights the roles of social networks, research evidence, practitioner/policymaker decision-making, research-practice-policy partnerships, and cultural exchanges between researchers and practitioners and policymakers. He concludes with a discussion of how the model may be used to develop more widespread use of evidence-based practices for the prevention and treatment of behavioural and mental health problems in youth-serving systems of care, as well as partnerships that promote ongoing quality improvement in services delivery.
   
Achieving Implementation and Exchange: The Science of Delivering Evidence-Based Practices to At-Risk Youth
  / 9781447338123/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Child Sexual Abuse: Whose Problem?: Reflections from Cleveland (Revised edition)
  / 9781447350286/ Price:£ 21.99
 
Book Cover In Cleveland in 1987 a medical diagnosis of child sexual abuse was made in 127 children, resulting in their removal from home. The consequent intense scrutiny and public criticism around the case, together with the subsequent Butler-Sloss inquiry, resulted in the medical evidence being discredited, giving rise to a system which relies on children to speak out about their abuse. This book argues that this 1987 crisis continues to shape child protection today, resulting in opportunities to protect children being missed. Now re-issued with a substantial new introduction and concluding reflections, this book provides the only account by key professionals directly involved in the Cleveland cases, allowing readers to understand what really took place in Cleveland and why it continues to matter today. It analyses the many failures to address the plight of sexually abused children and makes constructive suggestions for the way forward to provide more effective interventions for children at risk.
   
Turning the Tide: AIDS in Nigeria
  Phyllis Kanki/ 9781732698802/ Price:US$ 92.00
 
Book Cover This book covers the history and progress of HIV prevention and treatment efforts in Nigeria. The book highlights the successful collaborations that developed over the years between Nigerian HIV/AIDS specialists and their Western counterparts. Launched in 2003, US President George W. Bush started the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the largest effort by any nation to combat a single disease. He envisioned that the program would “…turn the tide against AIDS in the most afflicted nations of Africa and the Caribbean.” The result of these relationships has been a sustainable infrastructure of indigenous, well-established public and private health entities. This collaborative effort has demonstrated a reduction in the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the people of Nigeria with 800,000 currently receiving life-saving treatment. Similar strides have been made in prevention, systems strengthening, human capital and infrastructure capacity development efforts.
   
VSA05-002 The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning
  Sipe, Neil/ 9781138813540/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover Where is planning in twenty-first-century Australia? What are the key challenges that confront planning? What does planning scholarship reveal about the state of planning practice in meeting the needs of urban and regional Australians? The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning includes 27 chapters that answer these and many other questions that confront planners working in urban and regional areas in twenty-first-century Australia. It provides a single source for cutting edge thinking and research across a broad range of the most important topics in urban and regional planning. Divided into six parts, this handbook explores: •contexts of urban and regional planning in Australia •critical debates in Australian planning •planning policy •climate change, disaster risk and environmental management •engaging and taking planning action •planning education and research This handbook is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in urban planning, built environment, urban studies and public policy as well as academics and practitioners across Australia and internationally.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture
  Iwabuchi, Koichi/ 9780415749428/ Price:£ 200.00
 
Book Cover Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese products have led to the construction of an ‘East Asian Popular Culture’. This is both influenced by, and in turn influences, the national cultures, and generates transnational co-production and reinvention. As East Asian popular culture becomes a global force, it is increasingly important for us to understand the characteristics of contemporary East Asian popular culture, and in particular its transnational nature. In this handbook, the contributors theorize East Asian experiences and reconsider Western theories on cultural globalization to provide a cutting-edge overview of this global phenomenon. The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture will be of great interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood
  Furlong, Andy/ 9781138804357/ Price:£ 170.00
 
Book Cover The second and completely revised edition of the Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood draws on the work of leading academics from four continents in order to introduce up-to-date perspectives on a wide range of issues that affect and shape youth and young adulthood. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of a dynamic field of study that offers unique insights on social change in advanced societies. It is aimed at researchers, policy-makers and advanced students on a global level. The Handbook introduces the main theoretical perspectives used within youth studies and sets out future research agendas. Each of the ten sections covers an important area of research – from education and the labour market to youth cultures, health and crime – discussing change and continuity in the lives of young people, introducing readers to some of the most important work in the field, while highlighting the underlying perspectives that have been used to understand the complexity of modern youth and young adulthood.
   
VSA05 The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa
  Gray, Mel/ 9781472468512/ Price:£ 200.00
 
Book Cover All recent books on international social work mention Africa only briefly and few engage with the broader field of development studies. This book focuses solely on the unique African context engaging with issues relating to social work and development more broadly thus enabling a deeper examination and more complex and nuanced picture to emerge. Unlike most academic works, this book highlights multiple practitioner voices, with authors or co-authors that have recently been or are currently practising social workers. As an edited book, it draws from both academic research as well as lived practice experience, supported by strong theoretical positioning and guidance in introductory chapters, drawing on African literature, wherever possible. Looking at case-studies from Lesotho, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Namibia, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania and covering established areas of practice such as child protection; working with older people; working with people with disabilities; mental health; and mainstream services targeting women as well as emerging areas of developmental social work practice, such as humanitarian assistance in post-conflict situations; work with immigrants and refugees; and the training of community-based workers, this book takes a future-oriented perspective that aims to move beyond well-worn critiques to envision constructive and sustainable futures for social work and social development in Africa from a critical perspective.
   
VA05-503 Essentials of Research Methods in Human Sciences, 3-Vols/Set.
  Metsamuuronen, Jari/ 9789386042965/ Price:£ 205.00
 
Book Cover These books, as a whole, serve as a “one-stop-shop” or “all-in-one guide” in introducing those at the very beginning of research, beginner university students, distance education students and students in vocational higher education (polytechnics), to the world of basic research methodology – to both the basic qualitative and quantitative methodology. At the same time, the books suits for non-mathematician and non-statistician professional researchers, professors, and lecturers of varied disciplines by providing a practical understanding of tens of possibilities of analysing the dataset. These provide a step-by-step guidance on running of statistical analyses with SPSS dialogue boxes, interpretation of results. The set is divided into three volumes: Volume 1: Elementary Basics leads the beginners into the basics – of research as a process, test construction, qualitative research, statistical description and – inference as well as into the basics of futures studies. Volume 2: Multivariate Analysis teaches analyzing the quantitative dataset with the classical multivariate methods, such as Regression analysis, Factor analysis, Analysis of Variance, and Discrimination – and Classification analysis. The practical part is illustrated by using SPSS software. Volume 3: Advanced Analysis teaches advanced methods in analyzing a quantitative dataset, with Non-parametric statistics, Experimental studies, Multi-level modeling, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and Path Modeling as well as Survival analysis.
   
VA05-502 The Parsis of India: Continuing at the Crossroads, 4-Vols/Set.
  Desai, Armaity S./ 9789386042927/ Price:£ 205.00
 
Book Cover A four-volume series, The Parsis of India is the first comprehensive analysis of the Parsi community and its demographic decline with a pan-India focus. It brings together scholarly articles and empirical work from multiple locations using the mixed method research approach and addresses key concerns impacting the demography of this ethno-religious minority. Extensive in scope and investigative in analysis, this is the only major socio-psycho-anthropological work in over a decade on the dwindling Parsi community. The series will be useful for academicians, researchers and policy-makers interested in the Parsi community in particular, and in minority communities in general. It will also serve as a handy reference for the community and its leadership. Vol 1: The Indian Parsis: Themes Old and New edited by Shalini Bharat and Armaity S. Desai Vol 2: Contemporary Parsis: Marriage, Family and Community by Shalini Bharat Vol 3: The World of Indian Parsi Youth: Status and Perceptions by Lata Narayan Vol 4: The Parsi Elderly: To Live with Dignity by S. Siva Raju
   
VA05-498 Discrimination and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 4-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association (USA)/ 9781522519331/ Price:US$ 2000.00
 
Book Cover The growing presence of discrimination and isolation has caused negative changes to human interactions. With the ubiquity of these practices, there is now an increasingly urgent need to close this divide. Discrimination and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a critical look at race, gender, and modern day discrimination and solutions to creating sustainable diversity across numerous contexts and fields. Including innovative studies on anti-discrimination measures, gender discrimination, and tolerance, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for professionals, practitioners, graduate students, academics, and researchers working in equality, as well as managers and those in leadership roles. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Anti-Discrimination Measures •Attributional Ambiguity •Diversity Management •Equal Opportunity •Gender Discrimination •Organizational Culture •Tolerance
   
VA05-493 The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology, 2-Vols/Set.
  Outhwaite, William/ 9781473919464/ Price:£ 280.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology offers a comprehensive and contemporary look at this evolving field of study. The focus is on political life itself and the chapters, written by a highly-respected and international team of authors, cover the core themes which need to be understood in order to study political life from a sociological perspective, or simply to understand the political world. The two volumes are structured around five key areas: PART 1: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS PART 03: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS PART 04: TOPICS PART 05: WORLD REGIONS This future-oriented and cross-disciplinary handbook is a landmark text for students and scholars interested in the social investigation of politics.
   
VA05-490 The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City.
  Hall, Suzanne/ 9781473907560/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City focuses on the dynamics and disruptions of the contemporary city in relation to capricious processes of global urbanisation, mutation and resistance. An international range of scholars engage with emerging urban conditions and inequalities in experimental ways, speaking to new ideas of what constitutes the urban, highlighting empirical explorations and expanding on contributions to policy and design. The handbook is organised around nine key themes, through which familiar analytic categories of race, gender and class, as well as binaries such as the urban/rural, are readdressed. These thematic sections together capture the volatile processes and intricacies of urbanisation that reveal the turbulent nature of our early twenty-first century: •Hierarchy: Elites and Evictions •Productivity: Over-investment and Abandonment •Authority: Governance and Mobilisations •Volatility: Disruption and Adaptation •Conflict: Vulnerability and Insurgency •Provisionality: Infrastructure and Incrementalism •Mobility: Re-bordering and De-bordering •Civility: Contestation and Encounter •Design: Speculation and Imagination This is a provocative, inter-disciplinary handbook for all academics and researchers interested in contemporary urban studies.
   
VA05-489 The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies.
  Hannigan, John/ 9781412912655/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS IN URBAN THEORY SECTION 9: URBAN FUTURES This is a central resource for researchers and students of Sociology, Cultural Geography and Urban Studies.
   
VA05-488 Rural Planning and Development, 4-Vols/Set.
  Gallent, Nick/ 9781138016347/ Price:£ 995.00
 
Book Cover This collection offers a comprehensive selection of journal articles and book chapters that provide readers with an historical overview of rural planning, collating the canonical writings on the subject in one essential reference work. Each volume begins with an editorial introduction by the editor explaining the context and choice of contents, with the set organised thematically, from the concept of the rural, to the policy and governance aspects, through to the considerations of environmental change. Sections will consider the key concepts of rural development with a broad range of representative published sources included. Reflecting various approaches in the best scholarship, this will be of major assistance for students of planning and geography quickly locating the best information on the built environment in rural locations. Volume 1: Defining the Rural Volume 2: Rural Planning – Strategy and Actions Volume 3: Rural Development Volume 4: Rural Future
   
VA05-487 Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society
  Silton, Nava/ 9781522524045/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Book Cover As society changes and develops, personal relationships can be significantly affected by evolving cultures. By examining amorous and familial bonds in the present era, a comprehensive understanding of relationship formation and development can be established. Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society provides a thorough examination of the types of emotional relationships that different cultures participate in. Highlighting innovative topics across a range of relevant areas such as LGBTQ relationships, long-distance relationships, interracial dating, and parental techniques, this publication is an ideal resource for all academicians, students, librarians, and researchers interested in discovering more about social and emotional interactions within human relationships. Topics Covered •Attachment Security •Bullying •Close-Distance •Digital Media •Emotional Availability •Interracial Dating •Long-Distance •Parent-Child Relationship •Romance
   
VA05-486 Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society
  Singh, Swaranjit/ 9781522522096/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover A nonviolent environment provides many benefits to its population. Although all industries can reap the rewards of nonviolence, its positive impacts can particularly be examined in applied disciplines like conflict resolution, child development, criminal justice, and social work. Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society is a unique reference source that discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics including conflict skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality, this is an outstanding resource of academic material for educators, academicians, graduate students, and researchers seeking to expand their knowledge on nonviolent methods and techniques for educational environments. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Co-Existence •Conflict Skills •Intersectional Dialogue •Mentoring •Peace Education •Police Brutality •Public School Curriculum •Restorative Practices •Youth Leadership
   
VA05-485 Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art
  Hersey, Leigh Nanney/ 9781522517276/ Price:US$ 275.00
 
Book Cover Outreach and engagement initiatives are crucial in promoting community development. This can be achieved through a number of methods, including avenues in the fine arts. The Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art is a comprehensive reference source for emerging perspectives on the incorporation of artistic works to facilitate improved civic engagement and social justice. Featuring innovative coverage across relevant topics, such as art education, service learning, and student engagement, this handbook is ideally designed for practitioners, artists, professionals, academics, and students interested in active citizen participation via artistic channels. Topics Covered •Art Education •At-Risk Youth •Community Violence •Fundraising •Music and Festivals •Participatory Photography •Service Learning •Student Engagement
   
VA05-484 Urban Planning After Disasters, 4-Vols/Set.
  Olshansky, Robert/ 9781138776531/ Price:£ 1035.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume collection brings together the most important canonical and cutting-edge papers in the essential topic of planning after disasters. This is the first coherent academic reference work to date. These selections emphasize knowledge regarding reconstruction and recovery of communities, the policies designed to facilitate successful reconstruction, the processes of planning, the processes of reconstruction, and the outcomes of all of the above. They draw from publications describing reconstruction cases all over the world, for which there is a rapidly growing literature. They emphasize governance, management, and planning for reconstruction, and also include some papers that describe and evaluate reconstruction outcomes. The selections emphasize physical reconstruction, but also include key readings on the economic recovery of cities after disasters.The set is introduced in a comprehensive editorial piece by the editor which locates the articles in context and explores the issues and topics at hand. Volume 1 - Theoretical Foundations: Unique Aspects of Post-Disaster Reconstruction Volume 2 – Governance and Planning: Government Perspectives Volume 3 - Governance and Planning: Community Perspectives Volume 4 – Housing and Economy Recovery
   
VA05-483 Violence and Society: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 2-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781522509882/ Price:US$ 500.00
 
Book Cover Violent behavior is an unavoidable aspect of human nature, and as such it has become deeply integrated into modern society. Examining violence through a critical and academic perspective can lead to a better understanding of its foundations and implications. Violence and Society: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice explores the social and cultural influences of violence on human life and activity. Focusing on emerging research perspectives, case studies, and future outlooks, this comprehensive collection is an essential reference source for graduate-level students, sociologists, researchers, professionals, and practitioners interested in the effects of violence in contemporary culture. Topics Covered •Domestic Violence •Gang Violence •Gender Dynamics •Hate Groups •Race and Culture •Safety and Prevention Measures •Technology-Mediated Violence •Terrorism
   
VA05-482 Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Asia
  Swati Jaywant Rao Bute/ 9781522505822/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Many geographically diverse regions in the world contain a rich variety of cultures within them. While some have many socio-cultural similarities, tensions can still arise to make such areas unstable and vulnerable. Intercultural Relations and Ethnic Conflict in Asia is a critical reference source for the latest scholarly research on the economic, political, and socio-cultural disputes occurring throughout various South Asian countries and the effects of these struggles on citizens and governments. Highlighting pertinent issues relating to patterns of conflict, the role of media outlets, and governmental relations, this book is ideally designed for academicians, upper-level students, practitioners, and professionals. Topics Covered •Asymmetric Warfare •Buddhism •Citizen Journalism •Communalism •Islamic Modernism •New Media •War Coverage
   
VA05-480 Youth Cultures, 4-Vols/Set
  Bennett, Andy/ 9781473918870/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover There is now almost 100 years of rich literature relating to youth culture. This major work brings together the best of this literature, from 'benchmark' essays to contemporary developments, in order to critically evaluate and assess the body of academic work. The perspective is truly global, with the selected articles addressing cultures in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. The articles are organised into four thematic volumes: Volume 1: Histories of Youth Culture Volume 2: Subcultures and Style Volume 3: Youth, Music and Media Volume 4: Global Youth Culture This is a highly valuable reference collection for researchers in all fields of youth culture including sociology, media and cultural studies and social anthropology.
   
VA05-479 The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods
  Sloan, Luke/ 9781473916326/ Price:£ 125.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming the challenges inherent in research projects that deal with ‘big and broad data’, from the formulation of research questions through to the interpretation of findings. The handbook includes chapters on specific social media platforms such as Twitter, Sina Weibo and Instagram, as well as a series of critical chapters. The holistic approach is organised into the following sections: •Conceptualising & Designing Social Media Research •Collection & Storage •Qualitative Approaches to Social Media Data •Quantitative Approaches to Social Media Data •Diverse Approaches to Social Media Data •Analytical Tools •Social Media Platforms This handbook is the single most comprehensive resource for any scholar or graduate student embarking on a social media project.
   
VA05-478 The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods
  Fielding, Nigel G/ 9781473918788/ Price:£ 130.00
 
Book Cover Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS. Bringing together the leading names in both qualitative and quantitative online research, this new edition is organised into nine sections: 1. Online Research Methods 2. Designing Online Research 3. Online Data Capture and Data Collection 4. The Online Survey 5. Digital Quantitative Analysis 6. Digital Text Analysis 7. Virtual Ethnography 8. Online Secondary Analysis: Resources and Methods 9. The Future of Online Social Research The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.
   
VA05-472 Sleep, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hsu, Eric L./ 9781138848214/ Price:£ 925.00
 
Book Cover Once operating in relative obscurity, the sociological study of sleep has in recent years become a flourishing area of scholarly research generating unique insights into the ways in which sleep is socially negotiated, influenced, and organized. Now, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Sociology series brings together in one ‘mini library’ the essential groundbreaking and pivotal sociological texts. Furthermore, the development of the sociology of sleep has greatly informed—and been informed by—other academic subjects, such as anthropology, history, and geography. Consequently, the synthetic and cross-disciplinary quality of sleep research is fully reflected in the learned editor’s selection of major works to ensure that the collection will be welcomed by sleep researchers across the social sciences, and beyond. The first of four volumes covers the intricate theoretical foundations of the sociology of sleep. Volume II, meanwhile, focuses on pioneering sleep research in the social sciences more generally. The third volume features groundbreaking scholarship on the various types of sleep cultures that exist in the contemporary Western world. Finally, Volume IV ventures beyond the Western world to make sense of sleep research that is situated in a multitude of different time periods and social contexts, and to offer an avowedly global perspective. Supplemented with a full index and the editor’s newly written introductory essay, Sleep is a vital reference tool for established researchers and advanced students alike.
   
VA05-163-3 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research.
  Denzin, Norman K./ 9781483349800/ Price:£ 140.00
 
Book Cover The substantially updated and revised Fifth Edition of this landmark handbook presents the state-of-the-art theory and practice of qualitative inquiry. Representing top scholars from around the world, the editors and contributors continue the tradition of synthesizing existing literature, defining the present, and shaping the future of qualitative research. The Fifth Edition contains 19 new chapters, with 16 revised—making it virtually a new volume—while retaining six classic chapters from previous editions. New contributors to this edition include Jamel K. Donnor and Gloria Ladson-Billings; Margaret Kovach; Paula Saukko; Bryant Keith Alexander; Thomas A. Schwandt and Emily F. Gates; Johnny Saldana; Uwe Flick; Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Maggie MacLure, and Jasmine Ulmer; Maria Elena Torre, Brett G. Stoudt, Einat Manoff, and Michelle Fine; Jack Bratich; Svend Brinkmann; Eric Margolis and Renu Zunjarwad; Annette N. Markham; Alecia Y. Jackson and Lisa A. Mazzei; Jonathan Wyatt, Ken Gale, Susanne Gannon, and Bronwyn Davies; Janice Morse; Peter Dahler-Larsen; Mark Spooner; and David A. Westbrook. Part One: Locating the Field Part Two: Paradigms and Perspectives in Contention Part Three: Strategies of Inquiry Part Four: Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Empirical Materials Part Five: The Art and Practices of Interpretation, Evaluation, and Presentation Part Six: Into the Future of Qualitative Research
   
SA05-487 Emerging Conceptions of Work, Management and the Labor Market
  Steven Vallas/ 9781838679248/ Price:£ 24.99
 
   
SA05-487 International Origins of Social and Political Theory
  Tarak Barkawi/ 9781838679224/ Price:£ 29.99
 
   
SA05-468 Getting Real about Race.
  Stephanie M. McClure/ 9781506339306/ Price:£ 33.99
 
   
SA05-467 Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship in Europe.
  Cohen, Shana/ 9781447331032/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover The politics of austerity has seen governments across Europe cut back on welfare provision. As the State retreats, this edited collection explores secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Germany and the United Kingdom that has evolved in response to changing economic policy and expanding needs, from basic items such as food to more complex means to move out of poverty. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and practitioners in several areas of social intervention, the book explores how the conceptualization and constitutive practices of citizenship and community are changing because of the retreat of the State and the challenge of meeting social and material needs, creating new opportunities for local activism. The book provides new ways of thinking about social and political belonging and about the relations between individual, collective, and State responsibility.
   
SA05-467 Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart.
  Atkinson, Rowland/ 9781447332039/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Book Cover What would it take to make society better? For the majority, conditions are getting worse and this will continue unless strong action is taken. This book offers a wide range of expert contributors outlining what might help to make better societies and which mechanisms, interventions and evidence are needed when we think about a better society. The book looks at what is needed to prevent the proliferation of harm and the gradual collapse of civil society. It argues that social scientists need to cast aside their commitment to the established order and its ideological support systems, look ahead at the likely outcomes of various interventions and move to the forefront of informed political debate. Providing practical steps and policy programmes, this is ideal for academics and students across a wide range of social science fields and those interested in social inequality.
   
SA05-467 The Impact of Co-Production: From Community Engagement to Social Justice.
  Ersoy, Aksel/ 9781447330295/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover Bringing together academics, artists, practitioners and ‘community activists’, this book explores the possibilities for, and tensions of, social justice work under the contemporary drive for community-orientated ‘impact’ in the academy. Threading a line between celebratory accounts of institutionalised community engagement, self-professed ‘radical’ scholarship for social change and critical accounts of the governmentalisation of community, the book makes an original contribution to all three fields of scholarship. Showcasing experimental research and co-production practices taking place in the UK, Australia, Sweden and Canada and within universities, independent research organisations and internationally prestigious museums and galleries, the book considers what research impact could look like for a wide range of audiences and how universities could engage with different publics in ways that would be relevant and useful, but may not necessarily be easily measurable. Asking hard questions of the current impact agenda, the book offers an insight into emerging routes towards co-production for social justice.
   
SA05-467 Consulting Skills for Social Researchers.
  Haslam, Simon/ 9781447333869/ Price:£ 13.99
 
Book Cover Consulting skills help researchers frame and define research projects, manage the social research process, engage with stakeholders and influence change. This practitioner-oriented text is the first to help social researchers and those active in the social research sector develop these skills, drawn from the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes’ consulting competence framework. It will aid understanding of effective consulting skills in the UK and international social research community and will be invaluable for all those commissioning, managing and conducting social research.
   
SA05-467 Research and Evaluation for Busy Students and Practitioners: A Time Saving Guide.
  Kara, Helen/ 9781447338413/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Research doesn't exist in a bubble but co-exists with a multitude of other tasks and commitments, yet there is more need for people to save time than ever before. Brilliantly attuned to the demands placed on researchers, this book considers how students, academics and professionals alike can save time and stress without compromising the quality of their research or its outcomes. Including a new foreword by Patrick Sturgis, Director of UK National Centre for Research Methods, this second edition is fully revised. It provides a new chapter on methodologies covering a range of approaches, and a wealth of updated practical information. Each chapter concludes with annotated further readings and the volume is accompanied by a fully revised and updated companion website. This supportive book is designed for any student or practitioner who wants to know how to do research on top of their main job and still have a life.
   
SA05-467 Doing Reflexivity: An Introduction.
  Dean, Jon/ 9781447330851/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover Reflexivity is vital in social research projects, but there remains relatively little advice on how to execute it in practice. This book provides social science researchers with both a strong rationale for the importance of thinking reflexively and a practical guide to doing reflexivity within their research. The first book on the subject to build primarily on the theoretical and empirical contributions of Pierre Bourdieu's reflexive work, it combines academic analysis with practical examples and case studies, drawing both on recent reflexive research projects and original empirical data from new projects conducted by the author. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book will be of interest to researchers from all career stages and disciplinary backgrounds, but especially early-career researchers and students who are struggling with subjectivity, positionality, and the realities of being reflexive.
   
SA05-467 The New Social Mobility: How the Politicians Got it Wrong.
  Payne, Geoff/ 9781447310655/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover Despite becoming a big issue in public debate, social mobility is one of the most misunderstood processes of our time. In this accessible and engaging text, Geoff Payne, one of Britain’s leading mobility analysts, presents up-to-date sociological research evidence to demonstrate how our politicians have not grasped the ways in which mobility works. The new social mobility argues for considering a wider range of dimensions of mobility and life chances, notably the workings of the labour market, to assess more accurately the causes and consequences of mobility as social and political processes. Bringing together a range of literature and research, it covers key themes of mobility analysis, and offers a critical and original approach to social mobility. This important book will challenge the well-established opinions of politicians, pressure groups, the press, academics and the public; it is also sufficiently comprehensive to be suitable for teaching and of interest to a broad academic audience.
   
SA05-467 Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives.
  Molokotos-Liederman, Lina/ 9781447318972/ Price:£ 85.00
 
Book Cover sing welfare as a prism, Religion and Welfare in Europe explores regional conceptions and variations in welfare and religion across Europe. Methodological approaches to research and practice draw thematic comparisons on these issues in terms of minorities and gender, using case studies focused on gendered and minority perspectives as they relate to the varied provision of social welfare in selected European countries. Contributors offer comparative insights on majority-minority relations concerning practices, patterns and mechanisms of social welfare provision, explaining how these lead to conflict, cohesion or – as is so often the case – the grey area in between. The book will be of interest not only to religion and social policy researchers, but to welfare practitioners and policy advisors with a particular interest in the interaction between religion, social welfare, minorities and gender.
   
SA05-467 Abortion Wars: The Fight for Reproductive Rights.
  Orr, Judith/ 9781447339113/ Price:£ 13.99
 
Book Cover 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the social change brought about by Britain’s 1967 Abortion Act. However the struggle for abortion rights is far from over. In this hard-hitting timely new book Judith Orr, leading pro-choice campaigner, argues that it’s time women had the right to control their fertility without the practical, legal and ideological barriers they have faced for generations. Combining analysis of media coverage, statistics, popular culture and social attitudes with powerful first-hand accounts of women’s experiences she measures the Act’s impact showing that full reproductive rights are yet to be won. In Britain anti-abortion campaigners attack women’s rights under existing law, elsewhere women must cross borders or buy pills online while in the US, Ireland, Poland and Latin America harsh restrictions on abortion are provoking increased resistance. The book highlights current debates over decriminalisation and argues for abortion provision fit for the 21st century.
   
SA05-467 Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?
  Schwabenland, Christina/ 9781447324782/ Price:£ 29.99
 
Book Cover Women are at the heart of civil society organisations. Through them they have achieved many successes, challenged oppressive practices at a local and global level and have developed outstanding entrepreneurial activities. Yet Civil Service Organisation (CSO) research tends to ignore considerations of gender and the rich history of activist feminist organisations is rarely examined. This collection examines the nexus between the emancipation of women, and their role(s) in these organisations. Featuring contrasting studies from a wide range of contributors from different parts of the world, it covers emerging issues such as the role of social media in organising, the significance of religion in many cultural contexts, activism in Eastern Europe and the impact of environmental degradation on women’s lives. Asking whether involvement in CSOs offers a potential source of emancipation for women or maintains the status quo, this anthology will also have an impact on policy and practice in relation to equal opportunities.
   
SA05-467 Father Involvement in the Early Years: An International Comparison of Policy and Practice.
  Adler, Marina A./ 9781447319009/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover Fatherhood is in transition and being challenged by often contradictory forces: societal mandates to be both an active father and provider, men’s own wish to be more involved with their children, and the institutional arrangements in which fathers work and live. This book explores these phenomena in the context of cross-national policies and their relation to the daily childcare practices of fathers. It presents the current state of knowledge on father involvement with young children in six countries from different welfare state regimes with unique policies related to parenting in general and fathers in particular: Finland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, the UK and the USA.
   
SA05-467 Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience.
  Wastell, David/ 9781447322344/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover In recent years, new areas of biology, especially epigenetics and neuroscience, have enthralled the public imagination. They have been used as powerful arguments for developing social policy in a particular direction, from early intervention in the lives of disadvantaged children to seeking 'biomarkers' as identifiers of criminality. This timely book, written by leading commentators, critically examines the capabilities and limitations of these biotechnologies, exploring their implications for policy and practice. The book will enable social scientists, policy makers, practitioners and interested general readers to understand how the new biologies of epigenetics and neuroscience have increasingly influenced the fields of family policy, mental health, child development and criminal justice. The book will facilitate much needed debate about what makes a good society and how best to build one. It also draws attention to the ways that the uncertainties of the original science are lost in their translation into the everyday world of practice and policy.
   
SA05-467 Demystifying Evaluation: Practical Approaches for Researchers and Users.
  Parsons, David/ 9781447333906/ Price:£ 13.99
 
Book Cover Social research practitioners and others working in the public and voluntary sectors, in academia and consultancy are increasingly under pressure to provide policy-related evidence with limited resources and rising expectations. Demystifying evaluation is an accessible introductory guide setting the foundations for tackling those challenges, explaining the options open to evaluators, their merits and uses, and how to make appropriate choices of research methods. Drawing on his experience of policy and programme evaluations for the public sector and outside, David Parsons provides a practical roadmap cutting across different evaluation theories. He covers issues such as managing expectations of evaluation, using and mixing quantitative and qualitative methods, engaging stakeholders and providing action-orientated approaches to help end-users.
   
SA05-467 Changing Communities: Stories of Migration, Displacement and Solidarities.
  Mayo, Marjorie/ 9781447329329/ Price:£ 25.99
 
ssues of displacement and dispossession have become defining characteristics of a globalised 21st century. People are moving within and across national borders, whether displaced, relocated or moving in search of better livelihoods. This book brings theoretical understandings of migration and displacement together with empirical illustrations of the creative, cultural ways in which communities reflect upon their experiences of change, and how they respond, including through poetry and story-telling, photography and other art forms, exploring the scope for building communities of solidarity and social justice. The concluding chapters identify potential implications for policy and professional practice to promote communities of solidarity, addressing the structural causes of widening inequalities, taking account of different interests, including those related to social class, gender, ethnicity, age, ability and faith.
   
SA05-466 Models for Practice with Immigrants and Refugees: Collaboration, Cultural Awareness, and Integrative Theory.
  Hilado, Aimee/ 9781483377148/ Price:£ 39.99
 
   
SA05-466 Race and Transatlantic Identities.
  Kenney, Elizabeth T./ 9780415792530/ Price:£ 100.00
 
   
SA05-466 Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity.
  Berry, David/ 9781472434883/ Price:£ 105.00
 
   
SA05-466 A Bridge to Mathematics.
  Bagai, Shobha/ 9789386446121/ Price:£ 30.00
 
   
SA05-464 Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches.
  Leavy, Patricia/ 9781462514380/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Book Cover This user-friendly book provides a step-by-step guide to using the five major approaches to research design: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research. Chapters on each approach follow a unique format—they present a template for a research proposal and explain in detail how to conceptualize and fill in every section. Terminology commonly used within each approach is identified, and key moments of ethical decision making are flagged. Interdisciplinary research examples draw on current events and social justice topics. Unique coverage includes hot topics: replication studies and data sharing, tailoring proposals to different audiences, and more. The book also includes a general introduction to social research; an in-depth, practical discussion of ethics; and a chapter on how to begin a research study, from planning a topic to developing a research question via a literature review. Pedagogical Features Multiple "Review Stops" in each chapter—quick quizzes with answer keys. End-of-chapter writing exercises, research activities, and suggested resources. Bold-face key terms and an end-of-book glossary. Boxed tips from experts in the respective approaches. Supplemental PowerPoint slides for instructors using the book in a class.
   
SA05-464 Reasoning with Data: An Introduction to Traditional and Bayesian Statistics Using R.
  Stanton, Jeffrey M./ 9781462530267/ Price:US$ 45.00
 
Book Cover Engaging and accessible, this book teaches readers how to use inferential statistical thinking to check their assumptions, assess evidence about their beliefs, and avoid overinterpreting results that may look more promising than they really are. It provides step-by-step guidance for using both classical (frequentist) and Bayesian approaches to inference. Statistical techniques covered side by side from both frequentist and Bayesian approaches include hypothesis testing, replication, analysis of variance, calculation of effect sizes, regression, time series analysis, and more. Students also get a complete introduction to the open-source R programming language and its key packages. Throughout the text, simple commands in R demonstrate essential data analysis skills using real-data examples. The companion website provides annotated R code for the book's examples, in-class exercises, supplemental reading lists, and links to online videos, interactive materials, and other resources. Pedagogical Features Playful, conversational style and gradual approach; suitable for students without strong math backgrounds. End-of-chapter exercises based on real data supplied in the free R package. Technical explanation and equation/output boxes. Appendices on how to install R and work with the sample datasets.
   
SA05-464 Successful Academic Writing: A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists.
  Singh, Anneliese A./ 9781462529391/ Price:US$ 30.00
 
Book Cover Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.
   
SA05-463 The CIPP Evaluation Model: How to Evaluate for Improvement and Accountability.
  Stufflebeam, Daniel L./ 9781462529247/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
SA05-463 Research Design and Methodology.
  Gallo, Jurex C./ 9781680959123/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
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SA05-463 Covert Research: The Art, Politics and Ethics of Undercover Fieldwork.
  Calvey, David/ 9781849203845/ Price:£ 28.99
 
   
SA05-463 Modern Sociological Theory.
  Ritzer, George/ 9781506325620/ Price:£ 78.00
 
   
SA05-463 The New Sociology of Scotland.
  McCrone, David/ 9781473903890/ Price:£ 36.99
 
   
SA05-462 Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life.
  Johnny Saldana/ 9781506305493/ Price:£ 58.00
 
   
SA05-462 The CIPP Evaluation Model: How to Evaluate for Improvement and Accountability.
  Stufflebeam, Daniel L./ 9781462529230/ Price:US$ 60.00
 
Book Cover The authoritative presentation of a leading evaluation approach, this book describes the CIPP (Context, Input, Process, and Product) Model’s origin, concepts, and procedures. Unlike many models, CIPP provides for feedback throughout a program. Richly illustrated with evaluation cases, the book covers methods for engaging stakeholders; designing, budgeting, and contracting evaluations; collecting, analyzing, and reporting information; and conducting metaevaluations. User-friendly features include 26 reproducible checklists and forms and references to relevant computer programs. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible tools as well as supplementary materials, including the CIPP Evaluation Model Checklist. User-Friendly Features Introduction boxes providing an overview of each chapter. Within-chapter recaps of key concepts. End-of-chapter review questions and exercises. End-of-book glossary. Appendix listing hundreds of CIPP evaluations across disciplines.
   
SA05-461 The Concept and Measurement of Violence against Women and Men.
  Walby, Sylvia/ 9781447332633/ Price:£ 13.99
 
Book Cover The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms. It reflects on theoretical debates on ‘what is gender’, ‘what is violence’, and ‘the concept of coercive control’. and introduces the concept of ‘gender saturated context’. Analysing the socially constructed nature of statistics and the links between knowledge and power, it sets new standards and guidelines to influence the measurement of violence in the coming decades.
   
SA05-460 Social Structure and Change.
  Pilkey, C./ 9781682512869/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover Social structure is the patterned social arrangements in society that are both emergent from and determinant of the actions of the individuals. It is the system of socioeconomic stratification, social institutions, or, other patterned relations between large social groups. This book deals with urban and institutional development, economic development, income distribution, labor relations, ethnic relationships and problems, the role of women, and changes in education.
   
SA05-460 Social Stratification and Mobility.
  Robinson, Allen/ 9781682512883/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Social stratification is a society’s categorization of people into socioeconomic strata, based upon their occupation and income, wealth and social status, or derived power. As such, stratification is the relative social position of persons within a social group, category, geographic region, or social unit. Social mobility is defined as the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between layers or tiers in an open system of social stratification. This book provides refreshing take on existing theories, incorporates the latest data, and lends new perspectives to classic debates.
   
SA05-458 Digital Sociologies.
  Daniels, Jessie/ 9781447329015/ Price:£ 32.99
 
Book Cover Providing a much needed overview of the growing field of digital sociology, this handbook connects digital media technologies to the traditional sociological areas of study, like labour, culture, education, race, class and gender. Rooted in a critical understanding of inequality as foundational to digital sociology and is edited by leaders in the field. It includes topics ranging from web analytics, wearable technologies, social media analysis and digital labour. This rigorous, accessible text explores contemporary dilemmas and problems of the digital age in relation to inequality, institutions and social identity, making it suitable for use for a global audience on a variety of social science courses and beyond. Offering an important step forward for the discipline of sociology Digital sociologies is an important intellectual benchmark in placing digital at the forefront of investigating the social.
   
SA05-457 Regression Analysis and Linear Models: Concepts, Applications, and Implementation.
  Darlington, Richard B./ 9781462521135/ Price:US$ 87.00
 
Book Cover Ephasizing conceptual understanding over mathematics, this user-friendly text introduces linear regression analysis to students and researchers across the social, behavioral, consumer, and health sciences. Coverage includes model construction and estimation, quantification and measurement of multivariate and partial associations, statistical control, group comparisons, moderation analysis, mediation and path analysis, and regression diagnostics, among other important topics. Engaging worked-through examples demonstrate each technique, accompanied by helpful advice and cautions. The use of SPSS, SAS, and STATA is emphasized, with an appendix on regression analysis using R. The companion website (www.afhayes.com) provides datasets for the book's examples as well as the RLM macro for SPSS and SAS. Pedagogical Features: Chapters include SPSS, SAS, or STATA code pertinent to the analyses described, with each distinctively formatted for easy identification. An appendix documents the RLM macro, which facilitates computations for estimating and probing interactions, dominance analysis, heteroscedasticity-consistent standard errors, and linear spline regression, among other analyses. Students are guided to practice what they learn in each chapter using datasets provided online. Addresses topics not usually covered, such as ways to measure a variable’s importance, coding systems for representing categorical variables, causation, and myths about testing interaction.
   
SA05-457 Growth Modeling: Structural Equation and Multilevel Modeling Approaches.
  Grimm, Kevin J./ 9781462526062/ Price:US$ 76.00
 
Book Cover Growth models are among the core methods for analyzing how and when people change. Discussing both structural equation and multilevel modeling approaches, this book leads readers step by step through applying each model to longitudinal data to answer particular research questions. It demonstrates cutting-edge ways to describe linear and nonlinear change patterns, examine within-person and between-person differences in change, study change in latent variables, identify leading and lagging indicators of change, evaluate co-occurring patterns of change across multiple variables, and more. User-friendly features include real data examples, code (for Mplus or NLMIXED in SAS, and OpenMx or nlme in R), discussion of the output, and interpretation of each model's results. User-Friendly Features Real, worked-through longitudinal data examples serving as illustrations in each chapter. Script boxes that provide code for fitting the models to example data and facilitate application to the reader's own data. "Important Considerations" sections offering caveats, warnings, and recommendations for the use of specific models. Companion website supplying datasets and syntax for the book's examples, along with additional code in SAS/R for linear mixed-effects modeling.
   
SA05-457 Praxeological Political Analysis.
  Jonas, Michael/ 9781138644922/ Price:£ 125.00
 
   
SA05-456 The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on Social Interaction.
  O'Brien, Jodi/ 9781452217833/ Price:£ 90.00
 
   
GA05-114-8 Gender: God
  Sian Melvill Hawthorne/ 9780028663173/ Price:US$ 197.00
 
Book Cover This volume of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies engages feminist, queer, and transgender perspectives on religion. Gender: God offers a critical examination of diverse conceptualizations of God and explores the roles they play in society and which have practices and assumptions about gender and sexuality at their heart. Its 23 chapters examine such topics as the imago Dei, Goddess Spirituality, the imitatio Christi, origin myths, postcolonial, queer, critical race, and disability theologies,sacred spaces, and blasphemy. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index. Features and Benefits •All chapters in GENDER: GOD are newly commissioned and hence based on fresh and topical research and debates from a variety of fields--including philosophy, disability studies, literature, art, social sciences, (old and new) media, history, politics, and religion. •Chapters (23 total) are written by eminent scholars and are peer reviewed. •The volume will include a glossary, bibliographies of worked cited and suggestions for further reading, approximately 30 relevant images, and an index.
   
GA05-114-6 Gender: War
  Peto, Andrea/ 9780028663227/ Price:US$ 197.00
 
Book Cover Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, Gender: War examines war through the discipline of gender and sexuality studies. Containing 24 chapters, the volume demonstrates that bodies and other allegedly passive material/other allegedly passive objects have a history and also agency. Chapters describe feminist interventions in war and violence history’s genealogy, present incarnations, and possibilities for the future in the context of gender and sexuality studies. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-5 Gender: Laughter
  Papenburg, Bettina/ 9780028663180/ Price:US$ 197.00
 
Book Cover Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, Gender: Laughter examines the forms and function of laughter through the discipline of gender and sexuality studies. Comprised of 25 chapters, the volume assesses laughter and related forms of cultural expression, such as artworks, discourses, genres, and styles, and their deployment in feminist and queer theory and activism as well as in the cultural sphere at large. How does laughter signify and spur the empowerment of women, queers, and racialized subjects, and how does it generate solidarity among and between minority groups? Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-4 Gender: Matter
  Alaimo, Stacy/ 9780028663203/ Price:US$ 197.00
 
Book Cover Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, Gender: Matter focuses on matter and its relation to gender. Organized around four parts totaling 28 chapters, the volume maps out feminist engagements with matter and materiality. The volume approaches matter not from a natural sciences perspective but from a humanities and social science perspective, asking what role matter plays in feminist, queer, and other social and political theories. The volume also grapples with how changes to matter, or the biophysical world, affect what sex and gender may mean in the twenty-first century. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-10 Gender: Animals
  Juno Salazar Parrenas/ 9780028663166/ Price:US$ 197.00
 
Book Cover This volume of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies engages feminist, queer, and transgender perspectives on animals. Gender: Animals traces how non-human and human animals are crucial subjects in gender studies, especially when it comes to understanding matters of life and death, difference and diversity, carnality, and representation. Its 21 chapters examine such topics as feminist food politics, veterinary care, zoos, microbes, breeding, chattel slavery, industrial slaughter, and animal internet stardom. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index. Features and Benefits •All chapters in GENDER: ANIMALS are newly commissioned and hence based on fresh and topical research and debates from a variety of fields--including philosophy, disability studies, literature, art, film, social sciences, (old and new) media, history, politics, and religion. •Chapters (21 total) are written by eminent scholars and are peer reviewed. •The volume will include a glossary, bibliographies of worked cited and suggestions for further reading, approximately 25 relevant images, and an index.
   
Successful Academic Writing: A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists.
  Singh, Anneliese A./ 9781462529407/ Price:US$ 80.00
 
Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.
   
Reasoning with Data: An Introduction to Traditional and Bayesian Statistics Using R.
  Stanton, Jeffrey M./ 9781462530274/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
   
Death Penalty in a Nutshell.
  Streib, Victor/ 9781634603027/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
   
Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE.
  Patton, Michael Q./ 9781462531905/ Price:US$ 110.00
 
How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles—and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results? From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments. In-depth exemplars illustrate how the unique GUIDE framework is used to determine whether principles provide meaningful guidance (G) and are useful (U), inspiring (I), developmentally adaptable (D), and evaluable (E). User-friendly features include rubrics, a P-FE checklist, firsthand reflections and examples from experienced P-FE practitioners, sidebars and summary tables, and end-of-chapter application exercises.
   
Evaluation Essentials: From A to Z.
  Alkin, Marvin C./ 9781462532414/ Price:US$ 95.00
 
Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text has given thousands of students and new evaluators the practical information and expert advice needed to conduct or use evaluations. In 26 concise sections, the book describes how to articulate answerable evaluation questions, collect and analyze data using both quantitative and qualitative methods, and deal with contingencies that might alter the traditional sequence of an evaluation. Special strengths of the text are its attention to individual, organizational, and community culture and emphasis on building collaborative relationships with stakeholders. An in-depth case study and related end-of-section exercises (including group activities) help students put themselves in the evaluator role. Other pedagogical features include section titles written as questions, bulleted recaps of each section, "Thinking Ahead" and "Next Steps" pointers, cautionary notes, and suggestions for further reading. New to This Edition New and expanded topics: evaluation contracts, budgeting, surveys, data visualization, qualitative coding and memoing, factors affecting evaluation use, and context-sensitive evaluation. Revised case study with extended exercises that guide the reader to complete a simulated evaluation. End-of-section "Quick Read" links to recommended American Evaluation Association blog posts. Four entirely new sections (such as "How Do You Strengthen Relationships with Stakeholders?" and "How Do We Plan a Process-Focused Evaluation Design?"), plus other changes and additions throughout.
   
Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation: Stakeholder Involvement Approaches.
  Fetterman, David M./ 9781462532834/ Price:US$ 85.00
 
From pioneering leaders in the field, this is the first book to provide a solid foundation for three major stakeholder involvement approaches: collaborative, participatory, and empowerment evaluation. Highlighting differences among the approaches, the authors focus on the role of the evaluator, who may be in charge of the evaluation, share control, or serve as a "critical friend," leaving stakeholders in control. Practitioners are guided to select and implement the most appropriate framework for the purpose and scope of a given evaluation and the needs of community members and funders. For each approach, a chapter on essential features is followed by two chapters presenting actual sample evaluations—for example, early childhood and community health initiatives, an aquarium, a project with Google, and more. The concluding chapter discusses similarities and circumstances in which the approaches can be combined.
   
Community organising against racism: 'Race', ethnicity and community development
  Gary Craig/ 9781447333746/ Price:£ 85.00
 
   
Left-Handed In An Islamic World: An Anthropologist's Journey into the Middle East
  John P. Mason/ 9780998147710/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover A major aim of the book is to present stories of Arabs the author met and lived with as a social anthropologist. The stories cover a period from 1968-2012. Lawrence of Arabia serves as an inspiration for the journey. Throughout the book the author calls upon a significant amount of history to give a background and to contextualize the stories. The stories describe the social lives of Arabs in a variety of places, those living in an oasis village, others in a mid-sized city, and yet others in a major metropolis. Some of the places are conflict or post-conflict zones. One is in a state of war. The countries include Libya and Egypt for longer periods and many other Arab countries for shorter visits. In most of the stories, the Arabs are Muslims, though in some they are Christians. The book presents Islam in its many shapes and different contexts. At its ‘best,’ Islam will be seen as lived by Libyan Desert oasis villagers in creating a harmonious, well-lived life. In other cases, Islam will be glimpsed in ways not so favorable, especially in the treatment of non-Muslim Arabs living in Islamic societies. The author touches on a few theories as to why conflict is endemic to the Middle East. But none of these theories accounts fully for the recent emergence of the egregious behavior of such self-acclaimed groups as the Islamic State or ISIS, who pervert the religion to achieve their renewed Caliphate prophesies.
   
Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City
  Alice Bloch/ 9781447319375/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover Living on the margins offers a unique insight into the working lives of undocumented (or ‘irregular’) migrants living in London, and their employers. Breaking new ground, this topical book exposes the contradictions in policies, which marginalise and criminalise these migrants, while promoting exploitative labour market policies. However, the book reveals that the migrants can be active agents in shaping their lives within the constraint of status. Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, this fascinating book offers an international context to the research and provides theoretical, policy and empirical analyses. It will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and academics, as well as policy makers, practitioners and interested non-specialists.
   
The New Social Mobility: How the Politicians Got It Wrong
  Geoff Payne/ 9781447310662/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover Despite becoming a big issue in public debate, social mobility is one of the most misunderstood processes of our time. In this accessible and engaging text, Geoff Payne, one of Britain’s leading mobility analysts, presents up-to-date sociological research evidence to demonstrate how our politicians have not grasped the ways in which mobility works. The new social mobility argues for considering a wider range of dimensions of mobility and life chances, notably the workings of the labour market, to assess more accurately the causes and consequences of mobility as social and political processes. Bringing together a range of literature and research, it covers key themes of mobility analysis, and offers a critical and original approach to social mobility. This important book will challenge the well-established opinions of politicians, pressure groups, the press, academics and the public; it is also sufficiently comprehensive to be suitable for teaching and of interest to a broad academic audience.
   
Rethinking Poverty: What Makes a Good Society?
  Barry Knight/ 9781447340607/ Price:£ 10.99
 
Book Cover n our society, a wealthy minority flourish, while around one-fifth experience chronic poverty and many people on middle incomes fear for their futures. Social policy has failed to find answers to these problems and there is now a demand for a new narrative to enable us to escape from the crisis in our society. With the aim of ending poverty, this book argues that we need to start with the society we want, rather than framing poverty as a problem to be solved. It calls for a bold forward-looking social policy that addresses continuing austerity, under-resourced organisations and a lack of social solidarity. Based on a research programme carried out by the Webb Memorial Trust involving leading organisations, academics, community activists, children, and surveys of more than 12,000 people living in poverty, a key theme is power which shows that the way forward is to increase people’s sense of agency in building the society that they want.
   
Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Volume 2, The Dimensions of Disadvantage
  Glen Bramley/ 9781447334224/ Price:£ 80.00
 
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The Inequality Crisis: The Facts and What We Can Do About It
  Roger Brown/ 9781447337584/ Price:£ 13.99
 
What are the causes of the rise in economic inequality in the West and what can be done about it? Inequality has at last taken centre stage in the political discourse, but there is very little to explain the inequality debates and to offer solutions for the UK. Written by an award-winning academic and policymaker, this introductory book provides a comprehensive survey of all the available evidence, looking at both sides of the inequality argument. Fully up-to-date with the latest developments from Brexit in the UK to Donald Trump’s election in the USA, this accessible and jargon-free introduction is international in scope and packed with fascinating facts and quotes.
   
Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Volume 1, The Nature and Extent of the Problem
  Esther Dermott/ 9781447332152/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover The largest UK research study on poverty and social exclusion ever conducted reveals startling levels of deprivation. 18m people are unable to afford adequate housing; 14m can’t afford essential household goods; and nearly half the population have some form of financial insecurity. Defining poverty as those whose lack of resources forces them to live below a publicly agreed minimum standard, this text provides unique and detailed insights into the nature and extent of poverty and social exclusion in the UK today. Written by a team of leading academics, the book reports on the extent and nature of poverty for different social groups: older and younger people; parents and children; ethnic groups; men and women; disabled people; and across regions through the recent period of austerity. It reflects on where government policies have made an impact and considers potential future developments.
   
Doing Reflexivity: An Introduction
  Jon Dean/ 9781447330844/ Price:£ 80.00
 
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The Impact of Co-Production: From Community Engagement to Social Justice
  Aksel Ersoy/ 9781447330288/ Price:£ 80.00
 
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Building Better Societies
  Rowland Atkinson/ 9781447332022/ Price:£ 80.00
 
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Ageing and Globalisation
  Martin Hyde/ 9781447322306/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover Population ageing and globalisation represent two of the most radical social transformations that have occurred. This book provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of how they interact. Ageing has been conventionally framed within the boundaries of nation states, yet demographic changes, transmigration, financial globalization and the global media have rendered this perspective problematic. This much-needed book is the first to apply theories of globalisation to gerontology, including Appadurai’s theory, allowing readers to understand the implications of growing older in a global age. This comprehensive introduction to globalisation for gerontologists is part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, published in association with the British Society of Gerontology. It will be of particular interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics in this area.
   
Challenging the Myth of Gender Equality in Sweden
  Lena Martinsson/ 9781447325970/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover Sweden is often considered one of the most gender-equal countries in the world and held up as a model to follow, but the reality is more complex. This is the first book to explode the myth of Swedish gender equality, both offering a new perspective for an international audience, and suggesting how equality might be rethought more generally. While the authors argue that the gender-equality mantra in Sweden has led to a society with increased opportunities for some, they also assert that the dominant norm of gender equality has become nationalistic and builds upon heteronormative and racial principles. Examining the changing meanings and parameters of gender equality against the country's social-democratic tradition and in the light of contemporary neoliberal ideologies, the book constitutes an urgent contribution to the debates about gender-equality policies and politics.
   
Social Protection After the Crisis: Regulation Without Enforcement
  Steve Tombs/ 9781447313762/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover UK austerity policies include anti-regulatory pressures to ‘free up’ private capital to produce wealth, employment and tax revenues. This topical book by a recognised scholar on the regulation of corporate crime and social harm considers the economic, political and social consequences of the economic crisis, the nature of social protection and the dynamics of the current crisis of regulation. It is unique in documenting how economic and social welfare are inconsistent with corporate freedom, and in an empirical and theoretical analysis of regulatory reform within the context of wide-scale social change. Based on empirical research and with a focus on environmental, food, and workplace safety, it considers how we reached the current crisis of anti-regulation and how we might overcome it. The author proposes radically rethinking ‘regulation’ to address conceptual, policy and practical issues, making the book essential reading for those interested in this important topic.
   
Brain Culture: Shaping Policy through Neuroscience
  Jessica Pykett/ 9781447314059/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover This unique book offers a timely analysis of the impact of rapidly advancing knowledge about the brain, mind and behaviour on contemporary public policy and practice. Examining developments in behaviour change policies, neuroscience, architecture and urban design, education, and workplace training programmes the book analyses the global spread of research agendas, policy experiments and everyday practice informed by ‘brain culture’. It offers an alternative, geographically informed set of explanations for what matters in explaining how people behave and how citizens’ behaviour should be governed. It will be of interest to students and academics across the social and behavioural sciences.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies
  Shucksmith, Mark/ 9781138804371/ Price:£ 200.00
 
Book Cover Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: •Demographic change. •Economic transformations. •Food systems and land. •Environment and resources. •Changing configurations of gender and rural society. •Social and economic equality. •Social dynamics and institutional capacity. •Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture.
  Hanquinet, Laurie/ 9780415855112/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential analysis of cultural capital, the distinguished international contributors explore the extent to which cultural omnivorousness has eclipsed highbrow culture, the role of age, gender and class on cultural practices, the character of aesthetic preferences, the contemporary significance of screen culture, and the restructuring of popular culture. The Handbook critiques modes of sociological determinism in which cultural engagement is seen as the simple product of the educated middle classes. The contributions explore the critique of Eurocentrism and the global and cosmopolitan dimensions of cultural life. The book focuses particularly on bringing cutting edge ‘relational’ research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, to bear on these debates. This handbook not only describes the field, but also proposes an agenda for its development which will command major international interest.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies.
  Tota, Anna Lisa/ 9780415870894/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies offers students and researchers original contributions that comprise the debates, intersections and future courses of the field. It is divided in six themed sections: 1)Theories and Perspectives, 2) Cultural artefacts, Symbols and Social practices, 3) Public, Transnational, and Transitional Memories 4) Technologies of Memory, 5) Terror, Violence and Disasters, 6) and Body and Ecosystems. A strong emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary breadth of Memory Studies with contributions from leading international scholars in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, biology, film studies, media studies, archive studies, literature and history. The Handbook addresses the core concerns and foundations of the field while indicating new directions in Memory Studies.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies.
  Triandafyllidou, Anna/ 9781138794313/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies offers a comprehensive and unique study of the multi-disciplinary field of international migration and asylum studies. Utilising contemporary information and analysis, this innovative Handbook provides an in depth examination of legal migration management in the labour market and its affect upon families in relation to wider issues of migrant integration and citizenship. With a comprehensive collection of essays written by leading contributors from a broad range of disciplines including sociology of migration, human geography, legal studies, political sciences and economics, the Handbook is a truly multi-disciplinary book approaching the critical questions of: • Migration and the labour market • Integration and citizenship • Migration, families and welfare • Irregular migration • smuggling and trafficking in human beings • asylum and forced migration. Organised into short thematic and geographical chapters the Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies provides a concise overview on the different topics and world regions, as well as useful guidance for both the starting and the more experienced reader. The Handbook’s expansive content and illustrative style will appeal to both students and professionals studying in the field of migration and international organisations.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art.
  Ross, Jeffrey Ian/ 9781138792937/ Price:£ 200.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art integrates and reviews current scholarship in the field of graffiti and street art. Thirty-seven original contributions are organized around four sections: •History, Types, and Writers/Artists of Graffiti and Street Art; •Theoretical Explanations of Graffiti and Street Art/Causes of Graffiti and Street Art; •Regional/Municipal Variations/Differences of Graffiti and Street Art; and, •Effects of Graffiti and Street Art. Chapters are written by experts from different countries throughout the world and their expertise spans the fields of American Studies, Art Theory, Criminology, Criminal justice, Ethnography, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Visual Communication. The Handbook will be of interest to researchers, instructors, advanced students, libraries, and art gallery and museum curators. This book is also accessible to practitioners and policy makers in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, art history, museum studies, tourism studies, and urban studies as well as members of the news media. The Handbook includes 70 images, a glossary, a chronology, and the electronic edition will be widely hyperlinked.
   
VSA05-001 Handbook of Applied System Science.
  Neal, Zachary P./ 9780415843324/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover The Handbook of Applied System Science is organized around both methodological approaches in systems science, and the substantive topic to which these approaches have been applied. The volume begins with an essay that introduces three system science methods: agent-based modeling, system dynamics, and network analysis. The remainder of the volume is organized around three broad topics: (1) health and human development, (2) environment and sustainability, and (3) communities and social change. Each part begins with a brief introductory essay, and includes nine chapters that demonstrate the application of system science methods to address research questions in these areas. This handbook will be useful for work in Public Health, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies, and Psychology.
   
VSA05-001 The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies.
  Turner, Bryan S./ 9780415718813/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover The second edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic, technological, social and cultural changes in globalization. The handbook examines many negative aspects – new wars, slavery, illegal migration, pollution and inequality – but concludes with an examination of responses to these problems through human rights organizations, international labour law and the growth of cosmopolitanism. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches with essays covering sociology, demography, economics, politics, anthropology and history. The second edition has been completely revised and features important new thinking on themes such as Islamophobia and the globalization of religious conflict, shifts in global energy production such as fracking, global inequalities, fiscal transformations of the state and problems of taxation, globalization and higher education, and an analysis of the general sense of catastrophe that surrounds contemporary understandings of the consequences of a global world.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies.
  Burgess, Adam/ 9781138022867/ Price:£ 170.00
 
Book Cover It is over 40 years since we began to reflect upon risk in a more social than technological and economic fashion, firstly making sense of the gap between expert and public assessment of risks, such as to our health and environment. With fixed certainties of the past eroded and the technological leaps of ‘big data’, ours is truly an age of risk, uncertainty and probability - from Google’s logarithms to the daily management of personal lifestyle risks. Academic reflection and research has kept pace with these dizzying developments but remains an intellectually fragmented field, shaped by professional imperatives and disciplinary boundaries, from risk analysis to regulation and social research. This is the first attempt to draw together and define risk studies, through a definitive collection written by the leading scholars in the field. It will be an indispensable resource for the many scholars, students and professionals engaging with risk but lacking a resource to draw it all together.
   
VA05-481 Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World
  Benna, Umar G./ 9781522501879/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover As the global population continues to boom, particularly in the developing countries, it has become necessary to find ways to handle this increase through various policy tools that address population growth and urbanization problems. The urbanization process has both potentials issues as well as opportunities to move societies forward that need to be exploited. Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World examines trends, challenges, issues and strategies adopted by developing countries in the face of population growth and rapid urbanization and its impact on urban environments. The book explores patterns of population growth and urbanization, use of different governance approaches in addressing challenges, as well as different tools and systems of appropriate allocation to address issues. The book is a comprehensive reference for academicians, students, practitioners, professionals, managers, urban planners and government officials. Topics Covered •Digital Technology •Effective Management •Ethical Issues •Governance •Hard Infrastructure Systems •Service Provision •Social Equity •Soft Infrastructure Systems •Transportation Systems
   
VA05-477 Generating Data, 4-Vols/Set
  Curtis, Bruce/ 9781473907829/ Price:£ 745.00
 
Book Cover Generating data is the defining aspect of empirical work. Data in this respect is understood as information-capacitated material that must be discovered, mined, unearthed - or a near limitless range of similar adjectives. This major work cross-cuts a number of substantive methodologies and is structured around seven groupings of research in four-volumes which provide the context for data generation: Volume One: Naturalistic research Volume Two: Interrogative research and Experimental research Volume Three: Material research and De-centred research Volume Four: Biographic research and Secondary research Drawing on highly influential articles from sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, and education, this is a vital collection for researchers across the social sciences.
   
VA05-475 The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology
  Wolf, Christof/ 9781446282663/ Price:£ 135.00
 
Book Cover Survey Methodology is becoming a more structured field of research, deserving of more and more academic attention. The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology explores both the increasingly scientific endeavour of surveys and their growing complexity, as different data collection modes and information sources are combined. The handbook takes a global approach, with a team of international experts looking at local and national specificities, as well as problems of cross-national, comparative survey research. The chapters are organized into seven major sections, each of which represents a stage in the survey life-cycle: •Surveys and Societies •Planning a Survey •Measurement •Sampling •Data Collection •Preparing Data for Use •Assessing and Improving Data Quality The SAGE Handbook of Survey Methodology is a landmark and essential tool for any scholar within the social sciences.
   
VA05-474 Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era
  Khader, Majeed/ 9781522501565/ Price:US$ 190.00
 
Book Cover Advances in digital technologies have provided ample positive impacts to modern society; however, in addition to such benefits, these innovations have inadvertently created a new venue for criminal activity to generate. Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era is an essential reference for the latest research on the utilization of online tools by terrorist organizations to communicate with and recruit potential extremists and examines effective countermeasures employed by law enforcement agencies to defend against such threats. Focusing on perspectives from the social and behavioral sciences, this book is a critical source for researchers, analysts, intelligence officers, and policy makers interested in preventive methods for online terrorist activities. Topics Covered •Deradicalization Methods •Linguistic Techniques •Online News Media •Propaganda •Psychological Implications •Social Media Analytics •Spear Phishing
   
VA05-473 Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences
  Sefika Sule Ercetin/ 9781522501480/ Price:US$ 305.00
 
Book Cover The concept of “chaos”, and chaos theory, though it is a field of study specifically in the field of mathematics with applications in physics, engineering, economics, management, and education, has also recently taken root in the social sciences. As a method of analyzing the way in which the digital age has connected society more than ever, chaos and complexity theory serves as a tactic to tie world events and cope with the information overload that is associated with heightened social connectivity. The Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences explores the theories of chaos and complexity as applied to a variety of disciplines including political science, organizational and management science, economics, and education. Presenting diverse research-based perspectives on mathematical patterns in the world system, this publication is an essential reference source for scholars, researchers, mathematicians, social theorists, and graduate-level students in a variety of disciplines. Topics Covered •Complex Systems Theory •Economics •Global Conflict •Informal Organizations •Leadership •Organizational Entropy •Social Networks •Social Policies •Socio-Economic Development •University Systems
   
VA05-471 Childhood Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Montgomery, Heather/ 9781138014992/ Price:£ 1035.00
 
Book Cover This landmark publication from Routledge reflects the widespread recognition of Childhood Studies as a significant and mature area of cross-disciplinary study and research. And as serious scholarly work in and around Childhood Studies blossoms as never before, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. With contributions from a broad range of disciplines (including Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work, Education, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History, Geography, and Law), Childhood Studies assembles the key theoretical and empirical major works in a ‘one-stop’ resource. It covers themes such as: generational relations; everyday lives; practice and participation; and children’s rights and their place in the world. The collection shows how Childhood Studies has widened its focus from developmental issues to the broader concerns of children in society, as actors and agents, and as subjects of policy intervention. Edited by a leading scholar, Childhood Studies is an indispensable resource for all those concerned with the study of children and childhood. Volume 1: Contextualising Childhood: Theories and Debates Volume 2: Global and Transnational Childhoods Volume 3: Children’s Daily Lives Volume 4: Children’s Rights and Children’s Welfare
   
VA05-468 Space, 4-Vols/Set.
  Merriman, Peter/ 9780415718226/ Price:£ 1035.00
 
Book Cover While often eluding the attention of the everyman, ‘space’ has been a longstanding concern of geographers (and of great interest to scholars from many other parts of the academy). ‘Space’ has been variously treated as absolute, relative, and relational; as a container or backdrop; as a social, aesthetic, and material construct or production; as marked by geographies of power and social difference; as an experiential or perceptual realm; as represented and not representable; as topographical and topological; and as fixed and in constant flux. Now, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Geography series provides the first authoritative reference work to enable users to make sense of space and spatiality in geography, and in related disciplines. Edited by Peter Merriman, a prominent cultural geographer and author of Mobility, Space and Culture (Routledge 2012), Space is a four-volume collection of classic and cutting-edge contributions. The gathered works in Volume I explicate the philosophical and scientific foundations of contemporary thinking about space and spatiality, while the second volume examines the production of social, economic, and political spaces—tracing, for example, the emergence of social space in sociology and geography; Marxist writings on the socio-political production of capitalist spaces; studies of the spatialities of power; and different approaches to the emergence and constitution of spatial structures, networks, and relations. Volume III brings together important pieces on inhabitation, dwelling, and spaces of embodiment, identity, and difference. The final volume in the collection focuses on the vibrant and dynamic spatialities of the world, including poststructuralist examinations of how space is practised, performed, and in process; literature on the vibrant materiality, hybridity, and technological production of spaces; and a selection of major works which explore the cultural representation and articulation of spaces.
   
VA05-467 Urban Ecology, 4-Vols/Set.
  Douglas, Ian/ 9780415729376/ Price:£ 1035.00
 
Book Cover Urban Ecology is a rapidly developing area of research and study. Drawing on the work of many disciplines—including geography, planning, landscape architecture, sociology, economics, anthropology, engineering, and climatology—urban ecologists argue that an understanding of the relationships between living organisms and their urban environment as an integrated social-ecological system is an essential component of the decision-making and planning needed to create viable—and sustainable—cities around the world. Now, Ian Douglas, one of Urban Ecology’s founding fathers (and editor of Routledge’s Handbook of Urban Ecology (2010), has brought together in four volumes the canonical and the very best cutting-edge research. The collection enables users readily to comprehend the philosophies, theories, and history of Urban Ecology, and make sense of the biophysical character of the urban environment, and the diverse habitats found within it. Urban Ecology also assembles essential works exploring how science can be put into practice to generate significant health, economic, and environmental benefits. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Urban Ecology is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as a database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. For researchers, students, practitioners, and policy-makers, it is a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.
   
VA05-462 Actor-Network Theory Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Nimmo, Richie/ 9781473902169/ Price:£ 725.00
 
Book Cover Actor Network Theory has grown into one of the most innovative and influential approaches for social science research. Originating in the field of science and technology studies with scholars Michel Callon, Bruno Latour and John Law, it is now used widely across the social sciences and beyond. In this four-volume collection, Richie Nimmo brings together defining research articles on Actor-Network Theory to chart its emergence, development and transformation over time, as well as its application in multiple fields. This comprehensive major work is organised thematically and features sections on: Part One - Emergence, Development and Transformation: The Sociology of Translation Techno-Politics and Sociotechnical Relations Reflexivity, Heterogeneity and Symmetry Topology and Post-Social Ontologies Materiality and Ontological Politics Method Assemblages and Inscriptions Critiques and Clarifications Part Two - Translations, Parallels and Mobilisations: Performing Markets, Finance and Economics Arts, Taste and Cultures Bodies, Medicine and Disabilities Hybrid Geographies and Spaces Ecologies, Natures and Environments Animal Actants and Multi-Species Assemblages
   
VA05-461 The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology.
  Inglis, David/ 9781446271971/ Price:£ 135.00
 
Book Cover Cultural sociology - or the sociology of culture - has grown from a minority interest in the 1970s to become one of the largest and most vibrant areas within sociology globally. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology, a global range of experts explore the theory, methodology and innovations that make up this ever-expanding field. The Handbook's 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections: •Theoretical Paradigms •Major Methodological Perspectives •Domains of Inquiry •Cultural Sociology in Contexts •Cultural Sociology and Other Analytical Approaches Both comprehensive and current, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology will be an essential reference tool for both advanced students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies and media studies.
   
VA05-456 The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia, 3-Vols/Set.
  Gertz, Genie/ 9781452259567/ Price:£ 455.00
 
Book Cover The time has come for a new in-depth encyclopedic collection of entries defining the current state of Deaf Studies at an international level using critical and intersectional lenses encompassing the field. The emergence of Deaf Studies programs at colleges and universities and the broadened knowledge of social sciences (including but not limited to Deaf History, Deaf Culture, Signed Languages, Deaf Bilingual Education, Deaf Art, and more) have served to expand the activities of research, teaching, analysis, and curriculum development. The field has experienced a major shift due to increasing awareness of Deaf Studies research since the mid-1960s. The field has been further influenced by the Deaf community’s movement, resistance, activism and politics worldwide, as well as the impact of technological advances, such as in communications, with cell phones, computers, and other devices. This new Encyclopedia shifts focus away from the medical model that has view deaf individuals as needing to be remedied in order to correct so-called hearing and speaking deficiencies for the sole purpose of assimilation into mainstream society. The members of deaf communities are part of a distinct cultural and linguistic group with a unique, vibrant community, and way of being. As precedence, The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia carves out a new and critical perspective that breathes meaning into organic deaf experiences through a new critical theory lens. Such a focus is novel in that it comes from deaf and hearing allies of the communities where historically, institutions of medicine and disability ride roughshod over authentic experiences.
   
VA05-447-2 Research Ethics in Practice, 3-Vols/Set.
  Scott-Jones, Julie/ 9781446287576/ Price:£ 525.00
 
This three-volume Major Work explores the subject of ethics as an aspect of research practice. As many researchers have noted, research design and implementation are two different things; in the ‘field’, ethical issues can change and new issues can emerge. What are and are not ethical issues, and the contested and evolving nature of ethics, are a couple of key aspects considered in this collection’s collated literature, and particularly in relation to the different ethical strategies utilised by researchers. The selected papers in this Major Work are contextualised by introductory passages written by the editor, which explore the rationale, key themes and issues. Volume One: Power, politics and reflexivity Volume Two: Covert research Volume Three: Contemporary issues and challenges
   
VA05-447-1 Research Ethics in Context, 3-Vols/Set.
  Scott-Jones, Julie/ 9781446282861/ Price:£ 525.00
 
The focus of this Major Work is unequivocally cross-disciplinary: the three-volume collection contains landmark papers which explore ethics issues in context across all research that involves human subjects, taking a look at aspects such as consent, sensitivity, protection from harm, and data protection. Crucially, a cross-disciplinary approach enables scholars to learn from the best (and worst) practice of others, and helps to cultivate understanding of how many of today’s ethical codes of practice emerged in response to the unethical practice of individuals within a range of disciplines. The literature is arranged thematically by volume, introduced by the editor’s introduction which provides the context and rationale behind the selection of papers. Volume One: Historical Context Volume Two: Classic Cases Redux Volume Three: Core concepts
   
VA05-447 Research Ethics: Context and Practice, 6-Vols/Set.
  Scott-Jones, Julie/ 9781446295274/ Price:£ 925.00
 
Book Cover This six-volume collection explores both the contextual and the practical sides of research ethics. The focus of the three volumes on Context is unequivocally cross-disciplinary, containing landmark papers which explore ethics issues in context across all research that involves human subjects, taking a look at aspects such as consent, sensitivity, protection from harm, and data protection. The three volumes on Practice look at the distinction between design and implementation, exploring how in the ‘field’, ethical issues can change and new issues can emerge. What are and are not ethical issues, and the contested and evolving nature of ethics, are a couple of key aspects considered in the literature in these volumes, and particularly in relation to the different ethical strategies utilised by researchers. As a single resource, this Major Work provides unparalleled coverage of the most significant literature to emerge from this field of study over the past few decades. The papers selected to appear in the volumes are contextualised by introductory passages written by the editor, exploring the rationale behind the selection, the key themes and issues. Part I: Context Volume One: Historical Context Volume Two: Classic Cases Redux Volume Three: Core Concepts Part II: Practice Volume One: Power, Politics and Reflexivity Volume Two: Covert Research Volume Three: Contemporary Issues and Challenges
   
SA05-488 Indonesia's Overseas Labour Migration Programme, 1969-2010
  Wayne Palmer/ 9789004325449/ Price:EUR 75.00
 
   
SA05-474 Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity
  Martin J. Gannon/ 9781483340074/ Price:£ 85.00
 
   
SA05-463 Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren't Doing to Protect America's Women.
  Klein, Andrew R./ 9781442248274/ Price:US$ 40.00
 
   
SA05-457 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Perspectives on Development, the Life Course, and Macro Contexts.
  Rogers, Anissa T./ 9781138676015/ Price:£ 110.00
 
   
SA05-457 Responding to Youth Violence Through Youth Work.
  Seal, Mike/ 9781447323105/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover Draws on the findings of a two-year European research project to offer answers to the 'problem' of how to respond to violence involving young people that continues to challenge youth workers and policy makers. The book combines elements of critical theory, psychosocial criminology and applied existential philosophy to present a new model for responding meaningfully and effectively to these issues, demonstrated through a series of case studies and insider accounts generated through peer research.
   
SA05-457 Narcissistic Parenting in an Insecure World: A History of Parenting Culture 1920 to Present.
  Hendrick, Harry/ 9781447322566/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover The book charts the shift from the liberal and progressive parenting styles of the 1940s-70s, to the more 'behavioural', punitive and managerial methods of childrearing today, made popular by 'experts' such as Gina Ford and Supernanny Jo Frost, and by New Labour's parent education programmes. This trend, Hendrick argues, is symptomatic of the sour, mean-spirited and vindictive social norms found throughout society today. It undermines the better instincts of parents and, therefore, damages parent-child relations. Instead, he proposes, parents should focus on understanding and helping their children as they work at growing up.
   
SA05-457 Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice.
  Tania de St Croix/ 9781447328605/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover The voices of grassroots youth workers are rarely heard in policy, research or public debate. This book paints a picture of passionate practitioners who build meaningful relationships with marginalised young people, at a time when their practice is threatened by spending cuts, target cultures and market imperatives. Written by an experienced youth worker, this engaging book uses interviews, dialogue and research diary excerpts to bring youth work practice and theory to life. Offering perspectives not found elsewhere in the literature, it will interest researchers and practitioners in youth and community work, education, social work, and health and social care. Its rich, empirical research will resonate internationally.
   
SA05-457 How Inequality Runs in Families: Unfair Advantage and the Limits of Social Mobility.
  Calder, Gideon/ 9781447331537/ Price:£ 10.99
 
Book Cover Most people agree that every child deserves an equal chance to flourish. Most also value family life. Yet the family plays a surprisingly crucial part in maintaining inequality from one generation to the next. The children of disadvantaged parents typically achieve less and die younger. Early in their school careers, even the most able among them fall behind their better-off peers. They are then 8 times less likely to attend a top university. In the UK, as in other rich countries, the ‘playing-field’ is anything but level. This book explores how seemingly mundane aspects of family life – from the right to inherit income, to the reading of bedtime stories – raise fundamental questions of social justice. Taking fairness seriously, it argues, means rethinking what equality of opportunity means.
   
SA05-457 Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness.
  Hill, Shirley A./ 9781447322825/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover This book shows how living in a highly racialized society affects health through multiple social contexts, including neighborhoods, personal and family relationships, and the medical system. Black-white disparities in health, illness, and mortality have been widely documented, but most research has focused on single factors that produce and perpetuate those disparities, such as individual health behaviors and access to medical care. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive perspective on health and sickness among African Americans, starting with an examination of how race has been historically constructed in the US and in the medical system and the resilience of racial ideologies and practices. Racial disparities in health reflect racial inequalities in living conditions, incarceration rates, family systems, and opportunities. These racial disparities often cut across social class boundaries and have gender-specific consequences. Bringing together data from existing quantitative and qualitative research with new archival and interview data, this book advances research in the fields of families, race-ethnicity, and medical sociology.
   
SA05-457 Social Problems in Popular Culture.
  Maratea, R. J./ 9781447321583/ Price:£ 22.99
 
Book Cover ‘Popular culture’ is more than just a broad term for entertainment and frivolous diversions and is highly relevant to many aspects of society. In this exciting textbook, the authors offer insights into the important, but often overlooked, relationship between popular culture and social problems. Drawing on historical and topical examples, they apply an innovative theoretical framework to examine how facets of popular culture—from movies and music, to toys and games, as well as billboards, bumper stickers, and bracelets—shape how we think about, and respond to, social issues. Including student features, evocative case studies and online material, this is the first book to make the link between popular culture and social problems and will help students understand the relationship between them. Deftly combining the fun and irreverence of popular culture with a critical scholarly inquiry, this timely book delivers an engaging account of how our interactions with popular culture matter more than we think!
   
SA05-457 Harmful Societies: Understanding Social Harm.
  Pemberton, Simon/ 9781847427953/ Price:£ 24.99
 
Book Cover While the notion of social harm has long interested critical criminologists it is now being explored as an alternative field of study, which provides more accurate analyses of the vicissitudes of life. However, important aspects of this notion remain undeveloped, in particular the definition of social harm, the question of responsibility and the methodologies for studying harm. This book, the first to theorise and define the social harm concept beyond criminology, seeks to address these omissions and questions why some capitalist societies appear to be more harmful than others. In doing so it provides a platform for future debates, in this series and beyond. It will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers across criminology, sociology, social policy, socio-legal studies and geography.
   
SA05-457 Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2016.
  Muschert, Glenn/ 9781447332886/ Price:£ 10.99
 
Book Cover The Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2016 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), it offers recommendations for action by elected officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues for social justice, including a discussion of the role of key issues of sustainability and technology in the development and timbre of future social problems. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology and the study of social problems.
   
SA05-456 Survey Scales: A Guide to Development, Analysis, and Reporting.
  Johnson, Robert L./ 9781462526963/ Price:US$ 46.00
 
Book Cover Synthesizing the literature from the survey and measurement fields, this book explains how to develop closed-response survey scales that will accurately capture such constructs as attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors. It provides guidelines to help applied researchers or graduate students review existing scales for possible adoption or adaptation in a study; create their own conceptual framework for a scale; write checklists, true-false variations, and Likert-style items; design response scales; examine validity and reliability; conduct a factor analysis; and document the instrument development and its technical quality. Advice is given on constructing tables and graphs to report survey scale results. Concepts and procedures are illustrated with "Not This/But This" examples from multiple disciplines.
   
SA05-456 Elementary Regression Modeling: A Discrete Approach.
  Wojtkiewicz, Roger A./ 9781506303475/ Price:£ 52.00
 
   
SA05-454 Hypothesis Testing and Model Selection in the Social Sciences.
  Weakliem, David L./ 9781462525652/ Price:US$ 56.00
 
Book Cover Examining the major approaches to hypothesis testing and model selection, this book blends statistical theory with recommendations for practice, illustrated with real-world social science examples. It systematically compares classical (frequentist) and Bayesian approaches, showing how they are applied, exploring ways to reconcile the differences between them, and evaluating key controversies and criticisms. The book also addresses the role of hypothesis testing in the evaluation of theories, the relationship between hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, and the role of prior knowledge in Bayesian estimation and Bayesian hypothesis testing. Two easily calculated alternatives to standard hypothesis tests are discussed in depth: the Akaike information criterion (AIC) and Bayesian information criterion (BIC).
   
SA05-452 State Crime and Immorality: The Corrupting Influence of the Powerful.
  Monaghan, Mark/ 9781447316756/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover This is the first book to examine the activities of UK and international ‘role models’ through the lens of state crime and social policy. Written by experts in the field of sociology and social policy, it defines the ideal state as a single, functioning whole which ensures uniformity in the name of legitimacy. It then details the ways that states do not constitute the ideal in terms of the dangers associated with the maintenance of legitimacy and state power. Anti-democratic measures, such as the invasions of other nation states, the idea that the media can both reinforce and influence the state and the problems of over-zealous policing of a state’s own populace, are covered. Using the topical example of Rupert Murdoch and the activities of his media organisation to show how powerful individuals and corporations can and do exert political influence, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of state immorality and deviance generally and state crime in particular. It will appeal to range of academics and practitioners in broader disciplines such as criminology, sociology, politics and political science.
   
SA05-452 Race Policy and Multiracial Americans.
  Korgen, Kathleen O./ 9781447316503/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Book Cover Race Policy and Multiracial Americans is the first book to look at the impact of multiracial people on race policies—where they lag behind the growing numbers of multiracial people in the U.S. and how they can be used to promote racial justice for multiracial Americans. Using a critical mixed race perspective, it covers such questions as: Which policies aimed at combating racial discrimination should cover multiracial Americans? Should all (or some) multiracial Americans benefit from affirmative action programmes? How can we better understand the education and health needs of multiracial Americans?This much-needed book is essential reading for sociology, political science and public policy students, policy makers, and anyone interested in race relations and social justice.
   
SA05-452 Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City.
  Bloch, Alice/ 9781447319368/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover Living on the margins offers a unique insight into the working lives of undocumented (or ‘irregular’) migrants living in London, and their employers. Breaking new ground, this topical book exposes the contradictions in policies, which marginalise and criminalise these migrants, while promoting exploitative labour market policies. However, the book reveals that the migrants can be active agents in shaping their lives within the constraint of status. Taking an inter-disciplinary approach, this fascinating book offers an international context to the research and provides theoretical, policy and empirical analyses. It will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and academics, as well as policy makers, practitioners and interested non-specialists.
   
SA05-452 Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling.
  Kline, Rex B./ 9781462523351/ Price:US$ 126.00
 
Emphasizing concepts and rationale over mathematical minutiae, this is the most widely used, complete, and accessible structural equation modeling (SEM) text. Continuing the tradition of using real data examples from a variety of disciplines, the significantly revised fourth edition incorporates recent developments such as Pearl's graphing theory and the structural causal model (SCM), measurement invariance, and more. Readers gain a comprehensive understanding of all phases of SEM, from data collection and screening to the interpretation and reporting of the results. Learning is enhanced by exercises with answers, rules to remember, and topic boxes. The companion website supplies data, syntax, and output for the book's examples—now including files for Amos, EQS, LISREL, Mplus, Stata, and R (lavaan).
   
SA05-451 Applied Meta-Analysis for Social Science Research.
  Card, Noel A./ 9781462525003/ Price:US$ 41.00
 
   
SA05-450 Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling.
  Kline, Rex B./ 9781462523344/ Price:US$ 66.00
 
Book Cover Emphasizing concepts and rationale over mathematical minutiae, this is the most widely used, complete, and accessible structural equation modeling (SEM) text. Continuing the tradition of using real data examples from a variety of disciplines, the significantly revised fourth edition incorporates recent developments such as Pearl's graphing theory and the structural causal model (SCM), measurement invariance, and more. Readers gain a comprehensive understanding of all phases of SEM, from data collection and screening to the interpretation and reporting of the results. Learning is enhanced by exercises with answers, rules to remember, and topic boxes. The companion website supplies data, syntax, and output for the book's examples—now including files for Amos, EQS, LISREL, Mplus, Stata, and R (lavaan).
   
SA05-450 Developmental Evaluation Exemplars: Principles in Practice.
  Patton, Michael Q./ 9781462522965/ Price:US$ 41.00
 
Book Cover Responding to evaluator and instructor demand, this book presents a diverse set of high-quality developmental evaluation (DE) case studies. Twelve insightful exemplars illustrate how DE is used to evaluate innovative initiatives in complex, dynamic environments, including a range of fields and international settings. Written by leading practitioners, chapters offer a rare window into what it takes to do DE, what roles must be fulfilled, and what results can be expected. Each case opens with an incisive introduction by the editors. The book also addresses frequently asked questions about DE, synthesizes key themes and lessons learned from the exemplars, and identifies eight essential principles of DE.
   
SA05-450 At Home with Autism: Designing Housing for the Spectrum.
  Steele, Kim/ 9781447307976/ Price:£ 90.00
 
Book Cover At Home with Autism: Designing Housing for the Spectrum introduces readers to conditions and aspirations of adults on the autism spectrum that demand a new approach to how we provide, locate, design and develop homes in which they live. The book argues that there is no singular stellar residential model, just as there is no singular prototype of autism. Grounded in an extensive array of research sources, the book identifies resident-focused quality of life goals, and profiles design guidelines directed to those goals. The book implores those involved in housing design, production and policy to expand their exposure to what is possible, what is desirable, and to direct their efforts towards expanding residential choices for those on the spectrum.
   
SA05-447 Qualitative Research from Start to Finish.
  Yin, Robert K./ 9781462517978/ Price:US$ 61.00
 
Book Cover This book will help readers understand the practice of qualitative research—whether they want to do it, teach it, or just learn about it. All the major research phases are encompassed (startup, design, data collection, analysis, and composing), including newly emerging trends. Numerous easy-to-read vignettes show how other scholars have successfully implemented specific procedures. Equally distinctive, the book presents qualitative research as an adaptive craft. The array of choices among different procedures and methods enables readers to customize their own studies and to accommodate different worldviews and genres.
   
GA05-114-3 Gender: Nature
  Iris van der Tuin/ 9780028663210/ Price:US$ 197.00
 
Book Cover Gender: Nature retraces feminist and queer engagements with biology and science in scholarship, activism, art, and everyday life. The volume’s 25 chapters are organized in 5 categories—disciplines, fields, maps, displays, and transgressions—and discuss the specific questions feminists and woman scientists have asked as well as the themes they have focused on. Such themes include history, medicine and health, literature and science, rural and urban environments, nature in the laboratory and museum, food, and sexuality. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-2 Gender: Love
  Nash, Jennifer C./ 9780028663197/ Price:US$ 197.00
 
Book Cover Gender: Love takes up the question of where and how love is. The chapters collected in this volume track a variety of locations in which feminist and queer scholars have located, as well as critically interrogate, the multiple meanings of love. The volume’s 23 chapters are grouped into 5 themes: interpersonal, self and spirituality, politics of love, histories of love, and love for sale. The volume as a whole covers a wide range of topics, including desire, maternity, revolution, self-love, and social media. Each chapter presents a particular area of feminist and queer study around love, explores current debates in the field of gender and sexuality studies, and poses questions for future research. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.
   
GA05-114-1 Gender: Sources Perspectives And Methodologies
  Renee C. Hoogland/ 9780028662817/ Price:US$ 197.00
 
Book Cover Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies serves as a primer to the study of gender, including women's, queer, and men's studies. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, the approximately 32 chapters identify areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies; provide an overview of central themes, current topics, and seminal debates; and offer resources for further research. Targeting undergraduates as well as the educated lay reader, Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies introduces themes of subsequent volumes in the series as well as a selection of additional topics (e.g., new media, music, disability). Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, include illustrations, and offer bibliographies to encourage further research. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index. Features and Benefits •GENDER: SOURCES, PERSPECTIVES, AND METHODOLOGIES introduces the field of gender studies. •Subsequent volumes in the GENDER set are dedicated to such broad themes as Time, Space, Laughter, War, Animals, Love, Matter, God, and Nature. •All chapters in GENDER: SOURCES, PERSPECTIVES, AND METHODOLOGIES are newly commissioned and hence based on fresh and topical research and debates from a variety of fields--including philosophy, anthropology, literature, art, music, social sciences, (old and new) media, history, law, management, economics, digital humanities, rhetoric, politics, science, and religion. •All chapters are written by eminent scholars and are peer reviewed. •The volume will include a glossary, bibliographies of worked cited and suggestions for further reading, approximately 30 relevant images/charts/graphs, and an index.
   
Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed.
  Hallam, Elizabeth/ 9781861893758/ Price:£ 35.00
 
The display of dead bodies is not a practice confined to morgues and funeral homes. Anatomy museums around the world showcase preserved corpses in service of education and medical advancement, but they are little-known and have been largely hidden from the public eye. In this book, Elizabeth Hallam investigates the anatomy museum and how it reveals the fascination and fears that surround the dead body in Western societies. Hallam explores the history of these museums and how they operate in the current cultural environment. Their regulated access increasingly clashes with evolving public mores regarding the taboos surrounding the exposed body, as demonstrated by the internationally popularity of the Body Worlds exhibition. The book examines such related topics as artistic works that employ the images of dead bodies and body parts and the larger ongoing debate over the disposal of corpses. Issues such as aesthetics and science, organ and body donations for medicine and public education, and the dead body in Western religion and ritual are also discussed here in fascinating depth. Anatomy Museum provides a cultural and historical perspective on the controversial and emotive practices that render the dead body visible in contemporary Western societies. Moreover, it dares to investigate the techniques of preservation, display and visual representation that hold the dead within the social and cultural spaces of the living.
   
Survey Scales: A Guide to Development, Analysis, and Reporting.
  Johnson, Robert L./ 9781462526970/ Price:US$ 96.00
 
Synthesizing the literature from the survey and measurement fields, this book explains how to develop closed-response survey scales that will accurately capture such constructs as attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors. It provides guidelines to help applied researchers or graduate students review existing scales for possible adoption or adaptation in a study; create their own conceptual framework for a scale; write checklists, true-false variations, and Likert-style items; design response scales; examine validity and reliability; conduct a factor analysis; and document the instrument development and its technical quality. Advice is given on constructing tables and graphs to report survey scale results. Concepts and procedures are illustrated with "Not This/But This" examples from multiple disciplines.
   
Blamestorming, Blamemongers and Scapegoats: Allocating Blame in the Criminal Justice Process
  Gavin Dingwall/ 9781447304999/ Price:£ 26.99
 
We live in a society that is increasingly preoccupied with allocating blame: when something goes wrong someone must be to blame. Bringing together philosophical, psychological, and sociological accounts of blame, this is the first detailed criminological account of the role of blame in which the authors present a novel study of the legal process of blame attribution, set in the context of criminalisation as a social and political process. This timely and topical book will be essential reading for anyone working or researching in the criminal justice field. It will also be of wider interest to anyone wishing to discover the role of blame in modern society.
   
Social Problems in Popular Culture
  R. J. Maratea/ 9781447321576/ Price:£ 70.00
 
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Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policy, Poverty and Inequality in England
  Ruth Lupton/ 9781447327714/ Price:£ 80.00
 
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Digital Sociologies
  Jessie Daniels/ 9781447329008/ Price:£ 85.00
 
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Responding to Youth Violence Through Youth Work
  Mike Seal/ 9781447323099/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical Approaches to Prevention, Protection and Support
  Sarah Nelson/ 9781447313861/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Student Lives in Crisis: Deepening Inequality in Times of Austerity
  Lorenza Antonucci/ 9781447318231/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice
  Tania de St Croix/ 9781447328599/ Price:£ 80.00
 
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Inequality and African-American Health: How Racial Disparities Create Sickness
  Shirley A. Hill/ 9781447322818/ Price:£ 75.00
 
   
Understanding Community: Politics, Policy and Practice
  Peter Somerville/ 9781447316077/ Price:£ 75.00
 
   
Class, Inequality and Community Development
  Mae Shaw/ 9781447322450/ Price:£ 75.00
 
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Animals in Religion: Devotion, Symbol and Ritual
  Barbara Allen/ 9781780235691/ Price:£ 40.00
 
Book Cover Animals in Religion explores the role and presence of animals within a wide range of religious traditions, from ensouled narratives within oral tradition to religious texts, myths and accompanying legends. Some of the material may have a familiar ring, such as the stories of St Francis of Assisi and Ganesha, but other, unusual facts also make an appearance. This book proposes a deeper respect for our four-legged, ?nned and feathered brethren. From the principle of ahimsa (non-violence) in Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism, to the laws which relate to tza’ar ba’alei chayim (avoiding the suffering/pain of living creatures) in Judaism, we encounter the interdependence of life. The Jainist notion of ‘reverence for life’, the pronouncement in Genesis that ‘it was good’ and the Islamic belief that all species are Muslim allow us to come to a realization, or a deeper appreciation, that non-human animals have value in our religious traditions, as well as in our hearts and homes. The book examines animals not only in all the major monotheistic religions but in the beliefs of the Egyptian, Mesoamerican and Indigenous peoples of North America and Australasia as well as of the Vikings and Druids.
   
Living by Numbers: In Defence of Quantity
  Steven Connor/ 9781780236469/ Price:£ 15.00
 
Book Cover Ideas about numbers, magnitudes and frequencies shape and give texture to almost everything we feel, say, dream and do. In Living by Numbers, Steven Connor explores the many ways in which we live in, and by, a world of numbers. Connor homes in on the unsuspected weirdness of the number one, the links between horror, counting and the uncountable, and the close associations of numbers and death. He considers the way we make sense of crowds, swarms, masses and multitudes, and demonstrates the work of calculation that is always present in poems, jokes, laughter and pleasure. He shows how we use numbers to adjust ourselves to chance and uncertainty, examines the pressure of numbers in the experience of music, explains how they exert their force in painting, and reveals the many different ways in which numbers and quantities have taken visual form in diagrams, charts and infographics. Against the lazy and conventional assumption that human life needs to be defended against the alien and malign power of numbers, this book illustrates how essential the feeling for numbers is in all aspects of contemporary existence, arguing that no creativity or invention is in fact possible without numbers. Living by Numbers opens up for the first time the richness, variety and subtlety of how we do things with numbers and, just as importantly, how they do things with us.
   
Food Futures: Ethics, Science and Culture
  I. Anna S. Olsson/ 9789086862887/ Price:EUR 80.00
 
Book Cover Food is at the centre of human existence. We eat every day, not only to satisfy our physical needs but also as part of cultural and social interaction. Food choices and markets shape the agricultural landscape and the cities we live in. Whereas what we choose to eat and feed our family is part of who we are, a growing number of actors compete to influence our food habits, through marketing strategies and nutritional advice. And ethical considerations are coupled with every choice over food - whether related to production, distribution, consumption, food waste, policy in general, marketing or advice. Given the variety of implications the ‘food problem’ entails, the construction of an inclusive society must redirect the concerns about food in the present to the imagination of future alternatives. The search for innovative solutions calls for multidisciplinary critical enquiry - and utopian thinking will be instrumental in that regard. This book brings together work by scholars in a wide range of disciplines addressing many different topics related to food futures. Topics covered include food and literature, food waste, food communication, food policy, corporate social responsibility and public procurement in food supply, responsible research and innovation in food production as well as sustainability and animal ethics and welfare.
   
WC075 Language, Society and Culture in Hong Kong.
  Li, Eden Sum-hung/ 9789888238125/ Price:NT$ 1790.00
 
Book Cover Language, Society and Culture in Hong Kong is a comprehensive introduction to the socio-cultural linguistic issues in Hong Kong society, one of the most linguistically interesting communities in the world. Hong Kong shares a number of similarities with other post-colonial Asian societies such as Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines; however, unlike these Asian countries, which gained independence after World War II, Hong Kong became a city of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) after the handover of sovereignty in 1997.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies.
  Gross, Matthias/ 9780415718967/ Price:£ 175.00
 
Book Cover Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the distribution and strategic use of not knowing. The field is growing fast and this handbook reflects this interdisciplinary field of study by drawing contributions from economics, sociology, history, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology, feminist studies, and related fields in order to serve as a seminal guide to the political, legal and social uses of ignorance in social and political life.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology.
  Twigg, Julia/ 9780415631143/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying diverse methodologies – visual, literary, spatial – and theoretical perspectives Cultural Gerontology has brought new aspects of later life into view. This major new publication draws together these currents including: Theory and Methods; Embodiment; Identities and Social Relationships; Consumption and Leisure; and Time and Space. Based on specially commissioned chapters by leading international authors, the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology will provide concise authoritative reviews of the key debates and themes shaping this exciting new field.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies.
  Vertovec, Steven/ 9780415813860/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping discourses and policies of diversity include race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexuality and age; further important notions include class, language, locality, lifestyle and legal status. The Routledge Handbook of Diversity Studies will examine a range of such concepts along with historical and contemporary cases concerning social and political dynamics surrounding them. With contributions by experts spanning Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, History and Geography, the Handbook will be a key resource for students, social scientists and professionals. It will represent a landmark volume within a field that has become, and will continue to be, one of the most significant global topics of concern throughout the twenty-first century.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender.
  Jackson, Shirley A./ 9780415632713/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology, gender studies, anthropology, political science, social policy, history, and public health. As a result, the interdisciplinary nature of race, gender, and class and its ability to reach a large audience has been part of its appeal. The Handbook provides clear and informative essays by experts from a variety of disciplines, addressing the diverse and broad-based impact of race, gender, and class studies. The Handbookis aimed at undergraduate and graduate students who are looking for a basic history, overview of key themes, and future directions for the study of the intersection of race, class, and gender. Scholars new to the area will also find the Handbook’s approach useful. The areas covered and the accompanying references will provide readers with extensive opportunities to engage in future research in the area.
   
VA05-466 Healthy Cities, 4-Vols/Set.
  Corburn, Jason/ 9781138794191/ Price:£ 1035.00
 
While the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the nineteenth century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first century, planning and public health are reconnecting to address the new health challenges of urbanization and globalization: from racial and ethnic disparities to land-use sprawl, to providing basic services to the millions of urban poor around the world living in informal slum settlements. Reconnecting the fields of planning and public health to address these and other twenty-first-century urban health challenges is the focus of this new four-volume collection from Routledge. It brings together the very best foundational and cutting-edge research and scholarship.
   
VA05-465 Local and Regional Development, 4-Vols/Set.
  Pike, Andy/ 9781138775671/ Price:£ 1035.00
 
Geographers (and other social scientists) working in local and regional development ultimately seek to understand how—and to what extent—local and regional policy can positively affect economic growth and progress. This area of research and study throws up difficult and challenging questions, such as: what are the sources of regional development? And how do we account for the uneven development of regions, an apparent feature of geographical development in general, and one which seems to be reinforced by globalization? This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for a comprehensive reference work to allow users to make better sense of the voluminous scholarly and practical literature on these and other issues. Indeed, the sheer scale of the research output—and the breadth of the field—makes this title especially welcome. Local and Regional Development has been assembled by the same editorial team behind Routledge’s award-winning Handbook of Local and Regional Development (2010) (978-0-415-54831-1). The collection is fully indexed and has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the material in its intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars, advanced students, and policy-makers as a vital one-stop research resource.
   
VA05-464 Mobilities, 4-Vols/Set.
  Jensen, Ole B./ 9781138021198/ Price:£ 1035.00
 
This new title creates a state-of-the-art reference work for all students and scholars with an interest in the ‘mobilities turn’ and its contributions to a deeper understanding of the contemporary and mobile world. The entries chosen all are amongst the most creative and thought provoking of this diverse field. The selection covers diverse topics such as theories, concepts, methods, and approaches as well as exploring various modes of mobilities and the relationship to everyday life practices. The pieces also cover the ‘politics of mobilities’ from local urban planning schemes to geopolitical issues of refugees and environmental degradation. The spaces and territories marked by mobilities as well as the sites marked by the bypassing of such are explored. Moreover, the architectural and technological dimensions to infrastructures and sites of mobilities will be included alongside issues of power, social exclusion, consumption, surveillance and mobilities history, to mention some of the many themes covered by this reference work of the best previously published material. The focus is on the academic contributions to this understanding by primarily focusing on works and publications in the aftermath of the seminal book and landmark text ‘Sociology Beyond Societies. Mobilities for the 21th Century’ by John Urry (Routledge, 2000) which in many ways have worked as the starting point for the ‘mobilities turn’.
   
VA05-463 Planning Theory, 4-Vols/Set.
  Madanipour, Ali/ 9780415746366/ Price:£ 1035.00
 
This four-volume collection covers planning theory in conjunction with social, political, economic, and cultural theory. The set is organized both chronologically and thematically, beginning with the key trends in the nineteenth century but primarily concentrating on the subsequent periods, which start from the rise of systematized city planning a century ago and flourished after the mid-twentieth-century social scientific challenges to the technical preoccupations of planning. In each period, the main theoretical movements are introduced through some of the most prominent contemporary writers, reflecting the various approaches in the best scholarship. Planning Theory includes a full index and a comprehensive introduction, newly written by Ali Madanipour, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and advanced students as a vital research tool. Volume I: Planning with Creativity Part 1: Terrain and Trajectory Part 2: Groundwork for Planning Part 3: Spatial Visions and Social Orders Volume II: Planning with Efficiency Part 1: Rational Planning: Ends and Means Part 2: Incremental Planning: Engagement and Adjustment Part 3: Plural Planning: Participation, Advocacy, and Equity Part 4: Complexity Planning: Systems and Linkages Volume III: Planning with Flexibility Part 1: Critical Planning: Structures, Institutions, and Environment Part 2: Diversity Planning: Race, Gender, and Culture Part 3: Dialogical Planning: Communication, Negotiation, and Collaboration Volume IV: Planning with Contingency Part 1: Critical Planning: Power, Conflict, and Social Justice Part 2: Deliberative Planning: Participation, Communication and Consensus Part 3: Spatial Planning: Adaptive Systems, Networks, and Strategies
   
VA05-458 Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture.
  Simao, Emilia/ 9781466686656/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover The popularization and cult-like following of electronic music has provoked new relations between men and machines, art and technology, and modern shamans and disc jockeys. New technologies and multimedia tools have awakened neo-ritual practices through the emergence of Psychedelic Trance parties, evoking tribal experiences inspired by a new shamanism, mediated by high-tech guide elements. Exploring Psychedelic Trance and Electronic Dance Music in Modern Culture investigates the expansive scope of Electronic Music Dance Culture (EMDC), the rise of Psychedelic Trance culture, and their relationship with new digital platforms. Drawing from perspectives in sociology, anthropology, psychology, aesthetics and the arts, religious studies, information technologies, multimedia communication, shamanism, and ritualism, this book analyzes the impact of new technologies on individual and collective behaviors in cyberspace. This innovative reference source is ideal for use by academicians, researchers, upper-level students, practitioners, and theorists. Focusing on a variety of topics relating to sub-cultures, human behavior, and popular culture, this title features timely research on alternative culture, electronic music festivals, ethnography, music and religion, psychedelic drugs, Psytrance, rave culture, and trance parties. Topics Covered •Alternative Culture •Electronic Music Festivals •Ethnography •Music and Religion •Psychedelic Drugs •Psytrance •Rave Culture •Trance Parties
   
VA05-457 Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities.
  Vesco, Andrea/ 9781466682825/ Price:US$ 325.00
 
Book Cover As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. Urban planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards the city and leaves the rural environment behind, yet there are many factors to consider for a well rounded community. The Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities brings together the necessary research and interdisciplinary discussion to address dilemmas created by population growth and the expansion of urban environments. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, investors, and practitioners interested in the urban planning and technological advancements necessary for the creation of smart cities. Topics Covered •Citizen Participation •Future Energy Systems •Sustainable Built Environment •Urban Green Areas •Urban Planning •Urban Transportation Systems •Vehicle Electrification •Wireless Access Networks
   
VA05-454 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence, 2-Vols/Set.
  Bennett, Janet M./ 9781452244280/ Price:£ 365.00
 
Book Cover In 1980, SAGE published Geert Hofstede's Culture's Consequences. It opens with a quote from Blaise Pascal: “There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees that are falsehoods on the other.” The book became a classic—one of the most cited sources in the Social Science Citation Index—and subsequently appeared in a second edition in 2001. This new SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence picks up on themes explored in that book. Cultural competence refers to the set of attitudes, practices, and policies that enables a person or agency to work well with people from differing cultural groups. Other related terms include cultural sensitivity, transcultural skills, diversity competence, and multicultural expertise. What defines a culture? What barriers might block successful communication between individuals or agencies of differing cultures? How can those barriers be understood and navigated to enhance intercultural communication and understanding? These questions and more are explained within the pages of this new reference work. Key Features: •300 to 350 entries organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes •Signed entries that conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings •Thematic “Reader's Guide” in the front matter grouping related entries by broad topic areas •Chronology that provides a historical perspective of the development of cultural competence as a discrete field of study •Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence is an authoritative and rigorous source on intercultural competence and related issues, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries.
   
VA05-453 Cross-Cultural Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Peterson, Mark F./ 9781446287323/ Price:£ 725.00
 
Book Cover Including both classic and contemporary readings, this four-volume Major Work evaluates, explains and highlights the key issues in multiple disciplines where the term “culture” has a partially unique and partially shared history. Further elaboration on the key ideas and debates in this is provided through the editor’s original introduction, which guides the reader through issues and areas such as the potential for integration, paradigmatic nuances in the term “culture”. Volume One: Cultural Anthropology: History, Controversy and Current Status Volume Two: Culture and Related Concepts in Sociology and Economics Volume Three: Cross Cultural Psychology and Communication: Value Dimensions and Cognition Volume Four: Culture in Organizational and Political Theory
   
VA05-452 Nationalism, Cultural Indoctrination, and Economic Prosperity in the Digital Age.
  Christiansen, Bryan/ 9781466674929/ Price:US$ 205.00
 
Book Cover With a background of technological and communication innovations, socialization research, particularly as it refers to cultural and academic learning, has become increasingly connected with the business and economic aspects of global societies. Nationalism, Cultural Indoctrination, and Economic Prosperity in the Digital Age examines the doctrines that society is expected not to question, particularly the influence these beliefs have on business and the prosperity of the world as a whole. This book is an essential resource for business executives, scholar-practitioners, and students who need a multidisciplinary approach to the effects of culture on cognitive strategies and professional methodologies. Topics Covered •Business and Technology Trends •Class Conflict and Economic Inequality •Cultural Indoctrination and Intelligence •Cultural Integrity and Integration •Diversity Management •Ethics and Politics •Global Education •Mass Media and Globalization •Social Psychology •Stereotypes
   
VA05-451 Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype.
  Hartlep, Nicholas Daniel/ 9781466674677/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover The model minority stereotype is a form of racism that targets Asians and Asian-Americans, portraying this group as consistently hard-working and academically successful. Rooted in media portrayal and reinforcement, the model minority stereotype has tremendous social, ethical, and psychological implications. Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype highlights current research on the implications of the model minority stereotype on American culture and society in general as well as Asian and Asian-American populations. An in-depth analysis of current social issues, media influence, popular culture, identity formation, and contemporary racism in American society makes this title an essential resource for researchers, educational administrators, professionals, and upper-level students in various disciplines. Topics Covered •Cultural Formation •Discrimination •Ethnic Studies •Media and Racism •Popular Culture •Self-Identity and Racism •Social Justice
   
VA05-450 Research Methods: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, 4-Vols/Set.
  Information Resources Management Association/ 9781466674561/ Price:US$ 2350.00
 
Book Cover Across a variety of disciplines, data and statistics form the backbone of knowledge. To ensure the reliability and validity of data, appropriate measures must be taken in conducting studies and reporting findings. Research Methods: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications compiles chapters on key considerations in the management, development, and distribution of data. With its focus on both fundamental concepts and advanced topics, this multi-volume reference work will be a valuable addition to researchers, scholars, and students of science, mathematics, and engineering. Topics Covered •Evolutionary Algorithms •Fuzzy Logic •Mixed Methods •Population and Sampling •Probability Theory •Qualitative •Quantitative •Research Methods •Statistical Analysis
   
VA05-449 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol, 3-Vols/Set.
  Martin, Scott C./ 9781483325255/ Price:£ 465.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and Historical Perspectives examines the history of alcohol worldwide and goes beyond the historical lens to examine alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, used both for good and for ill. While these roots are traced back through nearly all human societies for the past thousands of years, many results are still present in today's society. Some examples include Germany's repute of being known as a “beer culture” and France's as a “wine culture.” With alcohol having many purposes and significance, it has become a strong part of cultures around the world as usage ranges from religious purposes to a simple toast to a seal business deal. Key Features: •550 entries are organized A-to-Z. •Entries, authored and signed by academics, conclude with cross references and further readings. •Back matter includes a timeline, appendices (alcohol statistics, toasts in languages from around the world, etc.), and a helpful Resource Guide directing students to classic books, journals, and web sites for more in-depth study. This reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers who are interested in expanding their knowledge on social, cultural, and historical perspectives on topics relating to alcohol.
   
VA05-448 Collaborative Knowledge in Scientific Research Networks.
  Diviacco, Paolo/ 9781466665675/ Price:US$ 200.00
 
Book Cover Research inherently requires collaborative efforts between individuals, databases, and institutions. However, the systems that enable such interpersonal cooperation must be properly suited in facilitating such efforts to avoid impeding productivity. Collaborative Knowledge in Scientific Research Networks addresses the various systems in place for collaborative e-research and how these practices serve to enhance the quality of research across disciplines. Covering new networks available through social media as well as traditional methods such as mailing lists and forums, this publication considers various scientific disciplines and their individual needs. Theorists of collaborative scientific work, technology developers, researchers, and funding agency officials will find this book valuable in exploring and understanding the process of scientific collaboration. Topics Covered •Cognitive Bias •Collaborative Scientific Research •Collaborative Work •Communication in Scientific Research •Knowledge Reification •Ontologies •Semantic Web
   
VA05-445 Child Maltreatment, 3-Vols/Set.
  Munro, Eileen/ 9781473903944/ Price:£ 525.00
 
The protection of children from maltreatment is a worldwide challenge. Social context plays a significant role in both the definition and society’s responses to child maltreatment. The core concept of child maltreatment is socially constructed with variations in its meaning over time and between cultures, creating significant challenges and resulting in a tension between respecting different cultures yet having one law or standard applicable for all children. This Major Work serves a significant function in pulling together literature demonstrating the different lessons that have been learned, pulling out common elements where possible, and helping to clarify the nature of the differences. VOLUME ONE: Describing and understanding child maltreatment VOLUME TWO: Preventing child maltreatment VOLUME THREE: Responding to child maltreatment
   
VA05-443 Enhancing Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research with Technology.
  Hai-Jew, Shalin/ 9781466664937/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Book Cover In light of the expensive nature of quantitative research, such as experiments, researchers must seek other methods of understanding the world around them. As such, new qualitative methods are gaining ground in the modern research community. Enhancing Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research with Technology explores the integration of new digital tools into the research process. Including current information on data visualization, research design, information capture, as well as social media analysis, this publication serves as an ideal reference source for academicians, scientists, information specialists, business managers, and upper-level students involved in interdisciplinary research. Topics Covered •Data Extraction •Data Processing •Human-Information Interaction •Literature Reviews •Primary Information Collection •Research Methods •Research Presentation
   
VA05-434 Latent Variables and Factor Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Babones, Salvatore/ 9781446294604/ Price:£ 725.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume Major Work contains texts which explore both the foundations of latent variables and factor analysis, and specific contemporary challenges in the field. The collection has been designed as a multi-disciplinary resource, with literature drawn from many different areas of study, such as sociology, psychology, education and political science. In the editor's introductory essay, a general approach to the meaning and use of latent variables in the social sciences is laid out, the basics of factor analysis and how it works are explained, and the logic that guided the selection of literature included in the collection is elaborated upon. The combination of these elements makes for a truly comprehensive and user-friendly research tool, invaluable to social scientists across a range of disciplines. Volume One: The Conceptualization and Operationalization of Variables Volume Two: Applications of Unmeasured Variables Volume Three: Factor Analysis for Latent Variables Volume Four: Advanced Topics
   
VA05-433 Contemporary Trends in Evaluation Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Coryn, Chris L. S./ 9781446266373/ Price:£ 725.00
 
Book Cover Evaluation is an essential characteristic of the human condition, and perhaps the single most important and sophisticated cognitive process in the repertoire of human reasoning and logic. Evaluation serves society by providing affirmations of worth, value and improvement to name just a few, and is a process which permeates all areas of human activity, scholarship and production. This work is split into four volumes: •Volume One: Contains articles featuring contemporary issues and emerging trends in evaluation •Volume Two: Contains articles highlighting recent theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments in quantitative evaluation designs •Volume Three: Contains a summation of articles on recent developments in qualitative and mixed methods evaluation practice •Volume Four: Contains a synthesis of articles on enduring issues of evaluation training and practice
   
VA05-430 The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music.
  Bennett, Andy/ 9781446210857/ Price:£ 135.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music provides a highly comprehensive and accessible summary of the key aspects of popular music studies. The text is divided into 9 sections: •Theory and Method •The Business of Popular Music •Popular Music History •The Global and the Local •The Star System •Body and Identity •Media •Technology •Digital Economies Each section has been chosen to reflect both established aspects of popular music studies as well as more recently emerging sub-fields. The handbook constitutes a timely and important contribution to popular music studies during a significant period of theoretical and empirical growth and innovation in the field. This is a benchmark work which will be essential reading for educators and students in popular music studies, musicology, cultural studies, media studies and cultural sociology.
   
VA05-204-2 The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 5-Vols/Set.
  Odekon, Mehmet A./ 9781483345703/ Price:£ 730.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe while updating and expanding the landmark first edition, originally published in 2006 prior to the economic calamities of 2008. For instance, while continued high rates of income inequality might be unsurprising in developing countries such as Mexico, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported in May 2013 even countries with historically low levels of income inequality have experienced significant increases over the past decade, including Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. The UN and the World Bank also emphasize the persistent nature of the problem. It is not all bad news. In March 2013, the Guardian newspaper reported, "Some of the poorest people in the world are becoming significantly less poor, according to a groundbreaking academic study which has taken a new approach to measuring deprivation. The report, by Oxford University's poverty and human development initiative, predicts that countries among the most impoverished in the world could see acute poverty eradicated within 20 years if they continue at present rates." On the other hand, the UN says environmental threats from climate change could push billions more into extreme poverty in coming decades. All of these points lead to the need for a revised, updated, and expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition.
   
SA05-485 Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences
  Trevor G. Bond/ 9780415833424/ Price:£ 46.99
 
   
SA05-484 East Asian Cultures in Perspective
  Joanne Mattern/ 9781612285641/ Price:US$ 33.95
 
   
SA05-451 Using Mplus for Structural Equation Modeling: A Researcher's Guide.
  Kelloway, E. K./ 9781452291475/ Price:£ 33.99
 
   
SA05-450 Social-Spatial Segregation: Concepts, Processes and Outcomes.
  Lloyd, Christopher D./ 9781447301349/ Price:£ 28.99
 
Book Cover This edited volume brings together leading researchers from the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe to look at the processes leading to segregation and its implications. With a methodological focus, the book explores new methods and data sources that can offer fresh perspectives on segregation in different contexts. It considers how the spatial patterning of segregation might be best understood and measured, outlines some of the mechanisms that drive it, and discusses its possible social outcomes. Ultimately, it demonstrates that measurements and concepts of segregation must keep pace with a changing world. This volume will be essential reading for academics and practitioners in human geography, sociology, planning and public policy.
   
SA05-450 Domestic Violence and Sexuality: What's Love Got To Do with It?
  Donovan, Catherine/ 9781447307440/ Price:£ 27.99
 
Book Cover This book provides the first detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, offering a unique comparison between this and domestic violence and abuse experienced by heterosexual women and men. It examines how experiences of domestic violence and abuse may be shaped by gender, sexuality and age, including whether and how victims/survivors seek help, and asks, what’s love got to do with it? A pioneering methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research, provides a reliable and valid approach that challenges the heteronormative model in domestic violence research, policy and practice. The authors develops a new framework of analysis – practices of love – to explore empirical data. Outlining the implications of the research for practice and service development, the book will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of domestic violence, especially those who provide services for sexual minorities, as well as students and academics interested in issues of domestic and interpersonal violence.
   
SA05-450 White Working Class Voices: Multiculturalism, Community-Building and Change.
  Beider, Harris/ 9781447313960/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover Popular views of white working-class communities are common but knowledge of their views on multiculturalism and change less so. This important book provides the first substantial analysis of white working-class perspectives on themes of multiculturalism and change in the UK, creating an opportunity for these 'silent voices' to be heard. Based on over 200 interviews in multiple sites the results are startling - challenging politicians, policy makers and researchers. Improving our understanding of how this group went from 'hero to zero', became framed as racist, resistant to change and disconnected from politics, the book suggests a new and progressive agenda for white working class communities to become a fully inclusive part of a modern and diverse country in the 21st century. The book will be valuable to academics and students as well as policy-makers and practitioners in national government and organisations.
   
SA05-450 Access to Justice for Disadvantaged Communities.
  Mayo, Marjorie/ 9781447311058/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover Access to justice for all, regardless of the ability to pay, has been a core democratic value. But this basic human right has come under threat through wider processes of restructuring, with an increasingly market-led approach to the provision of welfare. Professionals and volunteers in Law Centres in Britain are struggling to provide legal advice and access to welfare rights to disadvantaged communities. Drawing upon original research, this unique study explores how strategies to safeguard these vital services might be developed in ways that strengthen rather than undermine the basic ethics and principles of public service provision. The book explores how such strategies might strengthen the position of those who provide, as well as those who need, public services, and ways to empower communities to work more effectively with professionals and progressive organisations in the pursuit of rights and social justice agendas more widely.
   
SA05-450 The Governance of Female Drug Users: Women's Experiences of Drug Policy.
  Du Rose, Natasha/ 9781847426727/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover This book is the first to examine how female drug user's identities, and hence their experiences, are shaped by drug policies. It analyses how the subjectivities ascribed to women users within drug policy sustain them in their problematic use and reinforce their social exclusion. Challenging popular misconceptions of female users, the book calls for the formulation of drug policies to be based on gender equity and social justice. It will appeal to academics in the social sciences, practitioners and policy makers.
   
SA05-450 Women and Alcohol: Social Perspectives.
  Staddon, Patsy/ 9781447318897/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover Issues relating to alcohol 'misuse' can only properly be understood within their social and environmental contexts. This research and practice based book explores social models of alcohol misuse to offer a sociological approach to its treatment. Through considering the social meaning of women's alcohol use, the book challenges current policy and practice in the field. It raises concerns about the political role of 'treatment' in making women behave, or to be 'well', and aims to develop a new approach to women's drinking and new ways of aiding recovery, at national and local levels. With contributions from service users, academics and practitioners, this is essential reading for those studying addiction, gender and the social background to alcohol problems.
   
SA05-450 Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain.
  Mckenzie, Lisa/ 9781447309956/ Price:£ 16.99
 
Book Cover The poor in the UK have been increasingly stigmatised over the last 30 years, and the cultural and symbolic aspects of being working class today are as significant to inequality as the economic circumstances which produce it. Meanwhile, many of the communities in which the poor live have become the subject of great public concern and media scorn. This unique book uses the past history of a typical neighbourhood as one of the threads connecting past and present working class lives. St Ann’s Estate in Nottingham is notorious as the place where the city’s gangs, guns, drugs, and single mothers reside and is known as the place where the feckless, the unemployed and those who are unwilling or unable to make something of their lives end up as long-term residents. Lisa Mckenzie, a resident of St Ann’s for more than 20 years and now an academic and activist, uses her ‘insider’ status to offer a rare insight into life on St Ann’s by using the stories of those who live there. Gaining access to those who are often wary of outsiders, she provides local and personal understanding to offer an important account of the complexities of living in poor neighbourhoods in contemporary Britain.
   
SA05-450 Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary Narratives on Sociological Thought and Practice.
  Twamley, Katherine/ 9781447318675/ Price:£ 23.99
 
Book Cover Navigating a career in the discipline of sociology can be very challenging, yet it is intensely rewarding. Sociologists’ Tales is the first book to bring together the thoughts and experiences of key UK sociologists from different generations of British sociology, many internationally recognised, reflecting on why they have chosen a career in sociology, how they have managed to do it and what advice they would offer the next generation. This unique volume provides an understanding of sociology and its importance, and will have wide appeal among students and young sociologists thinking about their future.
   
SA05-447 Researching the Lifecourse: Critical Reflections from the Social Sciences.
  Worth, Nancy/ 9781447317524/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover The lifecourse perspective continues to be an important subject in the social sciences. Researching the Lifecourse offers a distinctive approach in that it truly covers the lifecourse (childhood, adulthood and older age), focusing on innovative methods and case study examples from a variety of European and North American contexts. This original approach connects theory and practice from across the social sciences by situating methodology and research design within relevant conceptual frameworks. This diverse collection features methods that are linked to questions of time, space and mobilities while providing practitioners with practical detail in each chapter.
   
SA05-446 Harmful Societies: Understanding Social Harm.
  Pemberton, Simon/ 9781847427946/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover While the notion of social harm has long interested critical criminologists it is now being explored as an alternative field of study, which provides more accurate analyses of the vicissitudes of life. However, important aspects of this notion remain undeveloped, in particular the definition of social harm, the question of responsibility and methodologies for studying harm. This book is the first to theorise and define the social harm concept beyond criminology and seeks to address these omissions and in doing so provide a platform for future debates, in this series and beyond. It will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers across criminology, sociology, social policy, socio-legal studies and geography.
   
SA05-446 Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide.
  Kara, Helen/ 9781447316275/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover Creative research methods can help to answer complex contemporary questions, which are hard to answer using traditional methods alone. Creative methods can also be more ethical, helping researchers to address social injustice. This accessible book is the first to identify and examine the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. Written in a practical and jargon-free style, with over 100 boxed examples, it offers numerous examples of creative methods in practice, from the social sciences, arts, and humanities around the world. Spanning the gulf between academia and practice, this useful book will inform and inspire researchers by showing readers why, when, and how to use creative methods in their research.
   
SA05-446 Ethnic Identity and Inequalities in Britain: The Dynamics of Diversity.
  Jivraj, Stephen/ 9781447321811/ Price:£ 21.99
 
Providing the first comparative text on data from the last 3 population censuses, this important book provides easy to interpret analysis of the dynamics of ethnic identity and inequalities in contemporary Britain. While providing a comprehensive overview, it also challenges misconceptions associated with greater ethnic diversity, including increased segregation, exclusive growth of minority groups through immigration and a national identity crisis. The contributions, all from experts in the field, highlight persistent inequalities in access to housing, employment, education and good health faced by some ethnic groups. The book will appeal to policy makers, community groups, academics, undergraduates, postgraduates and act as an authoritative text to cite in reports, dissertations and funding applications.
   
SA05-446 Dark Secrets of Childhood: Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals.
  Powell, Fred/ 9781447317852/ Price:£ 28.99
 
Book Cover Child-abuse reports in the media make for ‘good stories’ but at what cost? This ground-breaking book explores the relationship between the media, child abuse and shifting adult-child power relations which, in Western countries, has spawned an ever-expanding range of laws, policies and procedures introduced to address the ‘explosion’ of interest in the issue of child abuse. Revelations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland – and its ‘cover-up’ by Church authorities – have given rise to one of the greatest institutional scandals of modern history. Through in-depth analysis of 20 years of media representation of the issue the book draws significant insights on the media’s influence and its impact on civil society. Highly topical and of interest and relevance to lecturers and researchers in the areas of childhood studies, sociology of childhood, child protection and social work, social and public policy and human rights as well as policymakers, this book provides an important contribution to the international debate about child abuse as reflected to the public through the power of the media.
   
SA05-446 Propensity Score Analysis: Fundamentals and Developments.
  Pan, Wei/ 9781462519491/ Price:US$ 56.00
 
Book Cover This book is designed to help researchers better design and analyze observational data from quasi-experimental studies and improve the validity of research on causal claims. It provides clear guidance on the use of different propensity score analysis (PSA) methods, from the fundamentals to complex, cutting-edge techniques. Experts in the field introduce underlying concepts and current issues and review relevant software programs for PSA. The book addresses the steps in propensity score estimation, including the use of generalized boosted models, how to identify which matching methods work best with specific types of data, and the evaluation of balance results on key background covariates after matching. Also covered are applications of PSA with complex data, working with missing data, controlling for unobserved confounding, and the extension of PSA to prognostic score analysis for causal inference. User-friendly features include statistical program codes and application examples.
   
SA05-443 Inside Social Enterprise: Looking to the Future.
  Fitzhugh, Helen/ 9781447310358/ Price:£ 21.99
 
Social enterprises, real businesses that trade for a social purpose, are a growing phenomena with an increasing role to play in society, but there is widespread confusion and controversy over the definition of the term. This exciting book includes nearly forty interviews with the most influential and experienced social enterprise practitioners, supporters, thinkers and policy makers. In their own words, they discuss their organisations, values and world-changing goals, providing fresh clarity and understanding on the real value of social enterprises. Jargon-free, the book delivers a lively and clear introduction as to what social enterprises are, how they can change individual lives and, by challenging assumptions, may even offer new directions for the future of capitalism. It is a unique guide for aspiring practitioners, students, researchers and public sector staff.
   
SA05-443 Advances in Membership Categorisation Analysis.
  Fitzgerald, Richard/ 9781446270738/ Price:£ 36.99
 
   
SA05-442 Participatory Research: Working with Vulnerable Groups in Research and Practice.
  Aldridge, Jo/ 9781447305644/ Price:£ 75.00
 
This book examines the nature of participatory research in the social sciences and its role in increasing participation among vulnerable or marginalised populations. Drawing on engaging in-depth case studies, it examines the ways in which inclusion and collaboration in research can be enhanced among vulnerable participants, such as those with profound learning difficulties, victims of abuse and trauma and multiply vulnerable children and young people, and shows how useful it can be with these groups. The book will be an invaluable resource for research methods students, researchers and academics in many countries who want to put participatory research methods into practice.
   
SA05-442 Applied Qualitative Research Design: A Total Quality Framework Approach.
  Roller, Margaret R./ 9781462515752/ Price:US$ 56.00
 
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SA05-442 Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research.
  Brown, Timothy A./ 9781462517794/ Price:US$ 121.00
 
   
SA05-441 Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling.
  Hoyle, Rick H./ 9781462516797/ Price:US$ 67.00
 
Book Cover The first comprehensive structural equation modeling (SEM) handbook, this accessible volume offers broad and deep coverage of both the mechanics of SEM and specific SEM strategies and applications. The editor, contributors, and editorial advisory board are leading methodologists who have organized the book to move from simpler material to more statistically complex modeling approaches. Sections cover the foundations of SEM; statistical underpinnings, from assumptions to model modifications; steps in implementation, from data preparation through writing the SEM report; and basic and advanced applications, including new and emerging topics in SEM, such as intensive longitudinal assessments, dyadic data, brain imaging, and genotyping. Each chapter provides conceptually oriented descriptions, fully explicated analyses, and engaging examples that reveal modeling possibilities for use with readers' data. Many of the chapters also include access to data and syntax files at the companion website, allowing readers to try their hands at reproducing the authors' results.
   
SA05-441 Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research.
  Brown, Timothy A./ 9781462515363/ Price:US$ 61.00
 
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SA05-440 Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum.
  Lewis, Hannah/ 9781447306900/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover This ground breaking book presents the first evidence of forced labour among displaced migrants who seek refuge in the UK. Through a critical engagement with contemporary debates about precarity, unfreedom and socio-legal status, the book explores how asylum and forced labour are linked, and enmeshed in a broader picture of modern slavery produced through globalised working conditions. Drawing on original evidence generated in fieldwork with refugees and asylum seekers, this is important reading for students and academics in social policy, social geography, sociology, politics, refugee, labour and migration studies, and policy makers and practitioners working to support migrants and tackle forced labour.
   
Religious Literacy In Policy And Practice
  Dinham, Adam/ 9781447316657/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover It has long been assumed that religion is in decline in the West: however it continues to have an important yet contested role in individual lives and in society at large. Furthermore half a century or so in which religion and belief were barely talked about in public has resulted in a pressing lack of religious literacy, leaving many ill-equipped to engage with religion and belief when they encounter them in daily life – in relationships, law, media, the professions, business and politics, among others. This valuable book is the first to bring together theory and policy with analysis and expertise on practices in key areas of the public realm to explore what religious literacy is, why it is needed and what might be done about it. It makes the case for a public realm which is well equipped to engage with the plurality and pervasiveness of religion and belief, whatever the individual’s own stance. It is aimed at academics, policy-makers and practitioners interested in the policy and practice implications of the continuing presence of religion and belief in the public sphere.
   
Applied Qualitative Research Design: A Total Quality Framework Approach.
  Roller, Margaret R./ 9781462519088/ Price:US$ 116.00
 
   
World Report 2015: Events of 2014.
  Human Rights Watch/ 9781447325482/ Price:£ 20.99
 
Book Cover CUSTOMERS IN NORTH AMERICA: COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM WWW.SEVENSTORIES.COM The 25th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2014 by Human Rights Watch staff in close partnership with domestic rights activists. The World Report 2015 focuses in particular on the roles--positive or negative--played in each country by key domestic and international figures. Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth’s introduction addresses the tumultuous events of the past year, and describes inattention to human rights as an aggravating factor in the rise of brutal non-state actors such as ISIS and Boko Haram. Other essays focus on the strangulation of civil society by both repressive and so-called democratic countries; the need to keep surveillance on the human rights agenda; the alarming rise of explosive weapons in populated areas; and human rights abuses linked to mega-sporting events.
   
Sixteen for '16: A Progressive Agenda for a Better America.
  Babones, Salvatore/ 9781447324409/ Price:£ 11.99
 
The progressive movement is on the march in America and this accessible book points toward a destination. Sixteen for '16 offers a new agenda for the 2016 US election crafted around sixteen core principles that all progressives can believe in, from securing jobs to saving the Earth. Decades of destructive social, economic, and political policies have devastated poor, working, and even middle class American communities. It is now clear to everyone that the emperor has no clothes, that harsh austerity does not bring prosperity, and that the wealthy have no intention to see their wealth trickle down. Each generation is no longer better off than the ones that came before. America needs jobs, infrastructure, a rededication to public education, universal healthcare, higher taxes on higher incomes, a more secure Social Security, an end to the rule of the bankers, stronger unions, a living minimum wage, better working conditions, an end to the prison state, secure reproductive rights, voter equality, a more moral foreign policy, a more sane environmental policy, and action on global warming. Sixteen for '16 is a manifesto which makes the argument for each of these positions, clearly, concisely, and supported by hard data. As ambitious as these policies are, they represent a beginning, not an end. The progressive agenda laid out in Sixteen for '16 charts a realistic path toward a better tomorrow.
   
Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences: A Practical Guide.
  Kara, Helen/ 9781447316268/ Price:£ 70.00
 
Book Cover Creative research methods can help to answer complex contemporary questions, which are hard to answer using traditional methods alone. Creative methods can also be more ethical, helping researchers to address social injustice. This accessible book is the first to identify and examine the four areas of creative research methods: arts-based research, research using technology, mixed-method research and transformative research frameworks. Written in a practical and jargon-free style, with over 100 boxed examples, it offers numerous examples of creative methods in practice, from the social sciences, arts, and humanities around the world. Spanning the gulf between academia and practice, this useful book will inform and inspire researchers by showing readers why, when, and how to use creative methods in their research.
   
Dark Secrets of Childhood: Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals.
  Powell, Fred/ 9781447317845/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover Child-abuse reports in the media make for ‘good stories’ but at what cost? This ground-breaking book explores the relationship between the media, child abuse and shifting adult-child power relations which, in Western countries, has spawned an ever-expanding range of laws, policies and procedures introduced to address the ‘explosion’ of interest in the issue of child abuse. Revelations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland – and its ‘cover-up’ by Church authorities – have given rise to one of the greatest institutional scandals of modern history. Through in-depth analysis of 20 years of media representation of the issue the book draws significant insights on the media’s influence and its impact on civil society. Highly topical and of interest and relevance to lecturers and researchers in the areas of childhood studies, sociology of childhood, child protection and social work, social and public policy and human rights as well as policymakers, this book provides an important contribution to the international debate about child abuse as reflected to the public through the power of the media.
   
Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary Narratives on Sociological Thought and Practice.
  Twamley, Katherine/ 9781447318668/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover Navigating a career in the discipline of sociology can be very challenging, yet it is intensely rewarding. Sociologists’ Tales is the first book to bring together the thoughts and experiences of key UK sociologists from different generations of British sociology, many internationally recognised, reflecting on why they have chosen a career in sociology, how they have managed to do it and what advice they would offer the next generation. This unique volume provides an understanding of sociology and its importance, and will have wide appeal among students and young sociologists thinking about their future.
   
Qualitative Research from Start to Finish, Second Edition.
  Yin, Robert K./ 9781462521340/ Price:US$ 121.00
 
This book will help readers understand the practice of qualitative research—whether they want to do it, teach it, or just learn about it. All the major research phases are encompassed (startup, design, data collection, analysis, and composing), including newly emerging trends. Numerous easy-to-read vignettes show how other scholars have successfully implemented specific procedures. Equally distinctive, the book presents qualitative research as an adaptive craft. The array of choices among different procedures and methods enables readers to customize their own studies and to accommodate different worldviews and genres.
   
Privatising Probation: Is Transforming Rehabilitation the End of the Probation Ideal?
  Deering, John/ 9781447327288/ Price:£ 11.99
 
Book Cover Over the past 20 years, there have been many changes to probation governance in England and Wales aimed at controlling it from central government. However, the changes introduced under the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) agenda, introduced in 2013, are unprecedented: the service has been divided and part-privatised and no longer exists as a unified public body. This topical book looks at the attitudes of probation practitioners and managers to the philosophy, values, and practicalities of TR. Based on a unique online survey of over 1300 respondents which found that they were unequivocally opposed to its broad aims and objectives, it provides unique insights into the values, attitudes and beliefs of probation staff and their delivery of services. Including broader discussion of the privatization/marketization debate, the context of privatisation of criminal justice services and questions of legitimacy and governance, this is essential reading for everyone interested in the future of the service.
   
Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists.
  Dorling, Danny/ 9781447320753/ Price:£ 11.99
 
Book Cover In the five years since the first edition of Injustice there have been devastating increases in poverty, hunger and destitution in the UK. Globally, the richest 1% have never held a greater share of world wealth, while the share of most of the other 99% has fallen in the last five years, with more and more people in debt, especially the young. Economic inequalities will persist and continue to grow for as long as we tolerate the injustices which underpin it. This fully rewritten and updated edition revisits Dorling’s claim that Beveridge’s five social evils are being replaced by five new tenets of injustice: elitism is efficient; exclusion is necessary; prejudice is natural; greed is good and despair is inevitable. By showing these beliefs are unfounded, Dorling offers hope of a more equal society. We are living in the most remarkable and dangerous times. With every year that passes it is more evident that Injustice is essential reading for anyone concerned with social justice and wants to do something about it.
   
Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change.
  Jolivette, Andrew J./ 9781447324638/ Price:£ 28.99
 
Book Cover Research Justice (RJ) is a strategic framework and methodological intervention that seeks to transform structural inequities in research. Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change builds upon the methodological frameworks developed by the national non-profit organization, DataCenter Research for Justice and is the first book to take a radical approach to socially just, community centred research. Challenging traditional models for conducting social science research within marginalized populations, it examines the relationships and intersections between research, knowledge construction, and political power/legitimacy in society. Presenting a new and highly innovative concept of Collective Ceremonial Research Responsiveness, it envisions equal political power and legitimacy for different forms of knowledge including the cultural, spiritual and experiential. The book examines how the co-existence of these various forms of knowledge can lead to greater equality in public policies and laws that rely on data and research to produce social change. Offering a much-needed analysis of the intersections between Research Methods, Public Policy, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology, this unique book will be of wide interest to researchers and students in a variety of disciplines.
   
Coffee Certification in East Africa: Impact on Farms, Families and Cooperatives.
  Ruben, Ruerd/ 9789086862559/ Price:EUR 45.00
 
Book Cover This book intends to deepen our understanding on the role and functions of coffee certification regimes, based on three innovative approaches: (1) longitudinal field survey data capturing changes in coffee farming systems and effects on household welfare; (2) in-depth interviews and behavioural experiments regarding risk attitudes, trust and investments at cooperative level; and (3) detailed discourse analyses regarding gender roles and female bargaining power within coffee households. The chapters included in this book provide new and original evidence about the impact of coffee certification based on large-scale field surveys and in-depth interviews.
   
Christmas: The Sacred to Santa.
  Moore, Tara/ 9781780235141/ Price:£ 12.99
 
Book Cover Christmas: The Sacred to Santa takes us on a journey from its historical origins to its modern incarnation as a global commercial event. Along the way we encounter a vast array of religious personages, fictional characters and mythic figures that have become associated with its celebration, from Saint Nicholas to the Magi, Scrooge and Krampus. Moore explores how the great traditions such as Christmas trees, feasting and gift-giving emerged, as well as how Christmas has been portrayed in culture, from the literary works of Charles Dickens to the now annual bout of films and seasonal music – including traditional carols and the latest Christmas chart-topper.
   
Trolls: An Unnatural History.
  Lindow, John/ 9781780235653/ Price:£ 10.00
 
Book Cover Trolls are everywhere. They lurk on the internet; they fill the pages of popular fantasy literature; they are hunted in Norwegian film. They are the homeless in California; they are comforting or threatening characters in children's books; they are amusing dolls. Although trolls are ubiquitous today, for centuries they were confined to the landscape of Scandinavia. They were beings in nature, and their environment was a pre-industrial world in which people lived by farming and fishing on a small scale.
   
The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers.
  Bolt, Roelf/ 9781780235080/ Price:£ 12.95
 
Book Cover No one likes to be taken in, but stories of deception concerning others are compelling. It can be startling to learn of the credulousness of those who fall for schemes or untruths spun out by liars, cheats, fraudsters, fakers, even unfaithful lovers . . . But deceit should not always be condemned: think of items counterfeited in jest, or satires that expose pretentiousness.
   
The Rise of the Vampire.
  Butler, Erik/ 9781780235325/ Price:£ 10.00
 
Book Cover Before Bella and Edward there were The Lost Boys and the gang in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Before True Blood came Dark Shadows and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Before them all there was the most famous vampire of all time: Count Dracula, immortalized by Bram Stoker in 1897. Whether characterized as urbane aristocrats, animalistic monsters or brooding teenagers, as creatures of the day or of the night, it seems vampires have captured the popular imagination for centuries. Today they are a worldwide phenomenon, featuring in everything from Jamaican reggae songs to Japanese and Korean horror films.
   
Hidden Stories of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: Personal Reflections.
  Stone, Richard/ 9781447308478/ Price:£ 10.99
 
Book Cover Young people who come into contact with police officers on the streets today have little idea of the significance of the stabbing to death of Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack in 1993. Only their parents or grandparents remember the daily exposures of police incompetence and indirect racism which were given high profile in the media for six months. The repercussions of the case are still ongoing with the long overdue conviction in 2012 of two of the original suspects, and in the same year a number of racist assaults by police. This accessible and engaging book includes analysis of hitherto inaccessible transcripts. These dramatically show how the Inquiry was undermined to the point of failure to produce the desired results. Dr Stone also discusses contemporary issues and the relevance of the Inquiry today. This paperback edition is updated with a new Afterword, including revelations about police surveillance on members of the public who attended the Lawrence Inquiry, Dr Stone’s meeting with Mark Ellison QC prior to the release of his report on possible corruption and the role of undercover policing in the Stephen Lawrence case, and proposals for action on implementation of the agenda set by the Lawrence Inquiry. Hard-hitting and full of insightful detail, this book makes essential reading for academics, students, researchers and anyone interested in institutional racism, particularly in the police.
   
Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum.
  Lewis, Hannah/ 9781447306917/ Price:£ 25.99
 
Book Cover This ground breaking book presents the first evidence of forced labour among displaced migrants who seek refuge in the UK. Through a critical engagement with contemporary debates about precarity, unfreedom and socio-legal status, the book explores how asylum and forced labour are linked, and enmeshed in a broader picture of modern slavery produced through globalised working conditions. Drawing on original evidence generated in fieldwork with refugees and asylum seekers, this is important reading for students and academics in social policy, social geography, sociology, politics, refugee, labour and migration studies, and policy makers and practitioners working to support migrants and tackle forced labour.
   
White Working Class Voices: Multiculturalism, Community-Building and Change.
  Beider, Harris/ 9781447313953/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Popular views of white working-class communities are common but knowledge of their views on multiculturalism and change less so. This important book provides the first substantial analysis of white working-class perspectives on themes of multiculturalism and change in the UK, creating an opportunity for these 'silent voices' to be heard. Based on over 200 interviews in multiple sites the results are startling - challenging politicians, policy makers and researchers. Improving our understanding of how this group went from 'hero to zero', became framed as racist, resistant to change and disconnected from politics, the book suggests a new and progressive agenda for white working class communities to become a fully inclusive part of a modern and diverse country in the 21st century. The book will be valuable to academics and students as well as policy-makers and practitioners in national government and organisations.
   
Developmental Evaluation Exemplars: Principles in Practice.
  Patton, Michael Q./ 9781462522972/ Price:US$ 91.00
 
Responding to evaluator and instructor demand, this book presents a diverse set of high-quality developmental evaluation (DE) case studies. Twelve insightful exemplars illustrate how DE is used to evaluate innovative initiatives in complex, dynamic environments, including a range of fields and international settings. Written by leading practitioners, chapters offer a rare window into what it takes to do DE, what roles must be fulfilled, and what results can be expected. Each case opens with an incisive introduction by the editors. The book also addresses frequently asked questions about DE, synthesizes key themes and lessons learned from the exemplars, and identifies eight essential principles of DE.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies.
  Isin, Engin F./ 9780415519724/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies takes into account this globalizing moment. At the same time, it considers how the global perspective exposes the strains and discords in the concept of ‘citizenship’ as it is understood today. With over fifty contributions from international, interdisciplinary experts, the Handbook features state-of-the-art analyses of the practices and enactments of citizenship across broad continental regions (Africas, Americas, Asias and Europes) as well as deterritorialized forms of citizenship (Diasporicity and Indigeneity). Through these analyses, the Handbook provides a deeper understanding of citizenship in both empirical and theoretical terms. This volumesets a new agenda for scholarly investigations of citizenship. Its wide-ranging contributions and clear, accessible style make itessential reading for students and scholars working on citizenship issues across the humanities and social sciences.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of European Sociology.
  Koniordos, Sokratis/ 9780415588805/ Price:£ 200.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of European Sociology explores the main aspects of the work and scholarship of European sociologists during the last sixty years (1950-2010), a period that has shaped the methods and identity of the sociological craft. European social theory has produced a vast constellation of theoretical landscapes with a far reaching impact. At the same time there has been diversity and fragmentation, the influence of American sociology, and the effect of social practice and transformations. The guiding question is: does European Sociology really exist today, and if the answer is positive, what does this really mean? Divided into four parts, the Handbook investigates: •intellectual and institutional settings •regional variations •thematic variations •European concerns. The Handbook will provides a set of state-of-the-art accounts that break new ground, each contribution teasing out the distinctively European features of the sociological theme it explores. It will be of interest to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies.
  Ball, Kirstie/ 9781138026025/ Price:£ 53.99
 
Book Cover Surveillance is a central organizing practice. Gathering personal data and processing them in searchable databases drives administrative efficiency but also raises questions about security, governance, civil liberties and privacy. Surveillance is both globalized in cooperative schemes, such as sharing biometric data, and localized in the daily minutiae of social life. This innovative Handbook explores the empirical, theoretical and ethical issues around surveillance and its use in daily life. With a collection of over forty essays from the leading names in surveillance studies, the Handbook takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question issues of: •surveillance and population control •policing, intelligence and war •production and consumption •new media •security •identification •regulation and resistance. The Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies is an international, accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies. The Handbook’s direct, authoritative style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies.
  Marvin, Garry/ 9780415521406/ Price:£ 200.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies presents a collection of original essays from artists and scholars who have established themselves internationally on the basis of specific and significant new contributions to human-animal studies. It offers a broad interpretive account of the development and present configurations of the field of human-animal studies across many cultures, continents, and times.
   
VSA05-001 Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society.
  Kleinman, Daniel Lee/ 9780415531528/ Price:£ 180.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society seeks to capture the dynamism and breadth of the field by presenting work that pushes the reader to think about science and technology and their intersections with social life in new ways. The interdisciplinary contributions by international experts in this handbook are organized around six topic areas: •embodiment •consuming technoscience •digitization •environments •science as work •rules and standards This volume highlights a range of theoretical and empirical approaches to some of the persistent – and new – questions in the field. It will be useful for students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities, including in science and technology studies, history, geography, critical race studies, sociology, communications, women’s and gender studies, anthropology, and political science.
   
VA05-444 Case Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Tight, Malcolm/ 9781446274484/ Price:£ 745.00
 
Book Cover This collection takes a dutifully contemporary approach to the exploration of the uses and interpretations of the case study across a multitude of disciplines and through various cultural perspectives. Exploring the case study from both methodological and theoretical perspectives, the texts included in the volumes illustrate how case study techniques are currently employed, and suggest how they might develop in the foreseeable future. Relevant to varied levels and scales of case study use, the aim of this collection is to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of where we are now with case study research, so that they may better judge their own applications of the case study. From definitions to interdisciplinary methods, this set will address the practical case study by offering a structured selection of some of the best modern and classic writing on the case study in article form, together with a synoptic editorial introduction and overview of the field of research. Volume One: The Origins and History of Case Study Volume Two: Case Study Design Volume Three: Issues with Case Study Volume Four: The Use of Case Studies in Different Disciplines
   
VA05-439 The SAGE Handbook of Regression Analysis and Causal Inference.
  Best, Henning/ 9781446252444/ Price:£ 135.00
 
Book Cover Edited and written by a team of leading international social scientists, this Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to multivariate methods. The Handbook focuses on regression analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data with an emphasis on causal analysis, thereby covering a large number of different techniques including selection models, complex samples, and regression discontinuities. Each Part starts with a non-mathematical introduction to the method covered in that section, giving readers a basic knowledge of the method’s logic, scope and unique features. Next, the mathematical and statistical basis of each method is presented along with advanced aspects. Using real-world data from the European Social Survey (ESS) and the Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), the book provides a comprehensive discussion of each method’s application, making this an ideal text for PhD students and researchers embarking on their own data analysis. PART I: ESTIMATION AND INFERENCE PART II: REGRESSION ANALYSIS FOR CROSS-SECTIONS PART III: CAUSAL INFERENCE AND ANALYSIS OF LONGITUDINAL DATA
   
VA05-438 The SAGE Handbook of Family Communication.
  Turner, Lynn H./ 9781483345956/ Price:£ 135.00
 
Book Cover The Sage Handbook of Family Communication provides a comprehensive examination of family communication theory and research. Chapters by leading scholars in family communication expand the definition of family, address recent shifts in culture, and cover important new topics, including families in crisis, families and governmental policies, social media, and extended families. The combination of groundbreaking theories, research methods, and reviews of foundational and emerging research in family communication make this an invaluable resource that explores the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today.
   
VA05-437 Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa.
  Lloyd G. Adu Amoah/ 9781466658448/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover In a world that is essentially digitizing, some have argued that the idea of the knowledge society holds the greatest promise for Africa's rapid socio-economic transformation. Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa aims to catalyze thinking and provide relevant information on the complex ways in which the information age is shaping Africa and the implications that this will have for the continent and the world. This premier reference volume will provide policy analysts, policymakers, academics, and researchers with fresh insights into the key empirical and theoretical matters framing Africa's ongoing digitization. Topics Covered •Africa's Tourism Sector and ICTs •Anti-Trust Laws and Telecommunications in Africa •Global and Regional Intellectual Property Rights •ICTs and African Politics •Knowledge Society from the African Perspective •Political-Economy of Analog-Digital Transition •Public Policy Formation and ICTs •Robotics Education •Technology Strategy and Indigenous Knowledge •Telecommunications Chambers in Africa
   
VA05-436 The Social History of the American Family, 4-Vols/Set.
  Ganong, Lawrence H./ 9781452286167/ Price:£ 565.00
 
Book Cover The American family has come a long way from the days of the idealized family portrayed in iconic television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history. Experiences of family life shape so much of an individual’s development and identity, yet the patterns of family structure, family life, and family transition vary across time, space, and socioeconomic contexts. Both the definition of who or what counts as family and representations of the “ideal” family have changed over time to reflect changing mores, changing living standards and lifestyles, and increased levels of social heterogeneity. This carefully balanced academic work chronicles the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of American families from the colonial period to the present. Key themes include families and culture (including mass media), families and religion, families and the economy, families and social issues, families and social stratification and conflict, family structures (including marriage and divorce, gender roles, parenting and children, and mixed and non-modal family forms), and family law and policy. Features: •A collection of primary source documents demonstrate themes across time. •The signed articles, with cross references and Further Readings, are accompanied by a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of American Families, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index.
   
VA05-435 Asian American Society, 4-Vols/Set.
  Danico, Mary Yu/ 9781452281902/ Price:£ 610.00
 
Book Cover Asian Americans are a growing, minority population in the United States. After a 46 percent population growth between 2000 and 2010 according to the 2010 Census, there are 17.3 million Asian Americans today. Yet Asian Americans as a category are a diverse set of peoples from over 30 distinctive Asian-origin subgroups that defy simplistic descriptions or generalizations. They face a wide range of issues and problems within the larger American social universe despite the persistence of common stereotypes that label them as a “model minority” for the generalized attributes offered uncritically in many media depictions. Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide–ranging and fast–developing field of Asian American studies. Published with the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), two volumes of the four-volume encyclopedia feature more than 300 A-to-Z articles authored by AAAS members and experts in the field who examine the social, cultural, psychological, economic, and political dimensions of the Asian American experience. The next two volumes of this work contain approximately 200 annotated primary documents, organized chronologically, that detail the impact American society has had on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. Features: •More than 300 articles authored by experts in the field, organized in A-to-Z format, help students understand Asian American influences on American life, as well as the impact of American society on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. •A core collection of primary documents and key demographic and social science data provide historical context and key information. •A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes; a Glossary defines key terms; and a Resource Guide provides lists of books, academic journals, websites and cross references.
   
VA05-432 Approaches to Fieldwork, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hillyard, Sam/ 9781446267950/ Price:£ 745.00
 
Book Cover These four volumes map how the fieldwork approach to research has developed and matured over the past decades. Following on from the success of 2004's major work, Fieldwork (ed. Christopher Pole), the aim of this collection is to acknowledge the legacy and the traditions from which fieldwork emerged, but moreover to critically discuss how best fieldwork can move look to engage with the lives as they are now lived. Though the generic task of fieldwork remains as it was – the challenge to ‘get inside' and seek understanding about the social world - the literature included in these volumes also engages with the whys, whats and hows of using ‘new' digital data, placing current debates in context. The seminal articles included in this collection are further discussed and contextualised through the editor's introduction, which outlines the rationale for selection and provides an illuminating overview of the field. Volume One: Theoretical ideas and the emergence of the fieldwork tradition Volume Two: Technique and technologies Volume Three: The purpose, task and ambitions of fieldwork Volume Four: Outcomes: style, quality and impact
   
VA05-431 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research, 2-Vols/Set.
  Coghlan, David/ 9781849200271/ Price:£ 315.00
 
Book Cover Action research is a term used to describe a family of related approaches that integrate theory and action with a goal of addressing important organizational, community, and social issues together with those who experience them. It focuses on the creation of areas for collaborative learning and the design, enactment and evaluation of liberating actions through combining action and research, reflection and action in an ongoing cycle of cogenerative knowledge. While the roots of these methodologies go back to the 1940s, there has been a dramatic increase in research output and adoption in university curricula over the past decade. This is now an area of high popularity among academics and researchers from various fields - especially business and organization studies, education, health care, nursing, development studies, and social and community work. The Encyclopedia of Action Research brings together the many strands of action research and addresses the interplay between these disciplines by presenting a state-of-the-art overview and comprehensive breakdown of the key tenets and methods of action research as well as detailing the work of key theorists and contributors to action research.
   
VA05-429 Researching Society Online, 4-Vols/Set.
  David, Matthew/ 9781446273357/ Price:£ 745.00
 
Book Cover The history of internet research methods is, naturally, much shorter than the histories of other research methods in the social sciences, though no less rich or significant as a result. The early development of distributed networked communications in the 1960s and 1970s can be seen as a relevant pre-history and emergence period for the internet, and consequently the birth of the world wide web in the early 1990s saw the internet truly break out from being a rather technical tool into a more ubiquitous aspect of everyday life. This four-volume collection begins with some of the earliest works on what was or was to become the internet, moving methodically through to present-day issues. The esteemed editorial team has selected for inclusion literatures which address a wide range of topics, and the collection is further set in context by an illuminating introductory chapter in Volume 1. VOLUME ONE: The Social Context of Online Research VOLUME TWO: Critical and 'Live' Issues in Researching Society Online VOLUME THREE: Online Data Collection Methods VOLUME FOUR: Innovation in Researching Society Online
   
VA05-428 Categorical Data Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Yang, Keming/ 9781446266519/ Price:£ 745.00
 
Book Cover These four volumes provide a collection of key publications on categorical data analysis, carefully put together so that the reader can easily navigate, understand and put in context the major concepts and methods of analysing categorical data. The major work opens with a series of papers that address general issues in CDA, and progresses with publications which follow a logical movement from the statistics for analysing a single categorical variable, to those for studying the relationships between two and more categorical variables, and to categorical variables in some of more advanced methods, such as latent class analysis. Edited and introduced by a leading voice in the field, this collection helpfully includes both theoretical and applied items on its theme, in order to help the reader understand the methods and use them in empirical research. Volume 1: Basic Concepts and Principles Volume 2: Statistical Methods for Analysing Associations Volume 3: Log-Linear and Logistic Regression Models Volume 4: Advanced and Graphical Statistical Methods
   
VA05-426 Encyclopedia of Social Deviance, 2-Vols/Set.
  Forsyth, Craig J./ 9781452240336/ Price:£ 360.00
 
Book Cover Social deviance—any behavior that violates a cultural norm—can involve something as major as crime or as minor as consistently and deliberately wearing lively mismatched socks. Whether a crime, a sin, or simply unique taste, what’s considered deviant at one time and place can change, as when extensive tattooing and "body art" evolved from a sideshow carnival spectacle to a nearly universal rite of passage within U.S. culture. Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world. Key Features: •More than 300 articles authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes. •Each article concludes with cross-references to related entries and further readings.
   
VA05-425 Applications of Social Network Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Carrington, Peter J./ 9781446260326/ Price:£ 745.00
 
Book Cover Since its appearance in the 1930s in the form of sociometry, social network analysis (SNA) has become a major paradigm for social research in such areas as communication, organizations, and social mobility, to name but a few. It is used by researchers in a wide range of disciplines: like any mathematical approach to social research, social network analysis strips away the unique details of social situations to reveal, or model, the bare structural essentials. By doing so, it enables the researcher to identify similarities across widely disparate contexts, and so to benefit from the insights of many different fields of study. This major work is dedicated specifically to the applications of social network analysis in diverse fields of scholarship. Divided into four volumes, each of which opens with a contextualising introduction written by the editor, this collection aims to provide scholars from a wide range of disciplines with a comprehensive, touchstone resource on the topic. VOLUME ONE: INDIVIDUALS (PART 1) Part One: Personal Communities Part Two: Social Capital Part Three: Social Support Part Four: The Small World VOLUME TWO: INDIVIDUALS (PART 2) Part One: Interpersonal Influence Part Two: Kinship Part Three: Online Networks Part Four: Animal Networks VOLUME THREE: ORGANIZATIONS Part One: Intra-organizational Networks Part Two: Inter-organizational Networks Part Three: Organizational Elites Part Four: World Systems VOLUME FOUR: INSTITUTIONS Part One: Science Part Two: Culture Part Three: Crime Part Four: Terrorism
   
VA05-424 Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres.
  Mervio, Mika Markus/ 9781466650312/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover While the balance between private and public sectors are based primarily on the experiences of the wealthy societies in Western Europe and North America, the global reach and increased political weight of East Asian economies is bound to influence other societies as well. Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres focuses on modern highly developed East Asian societies and their social issues, particularly ones that are related to family, institution, and health. By examining the modernized global society and its connectedness, this book is a vital resource for researchers, students, and academicians interested in the distinctive features connected with local, social and cultural traditions of East Asian society. Topics Covered •Family Institution •Foreign Aid •Global Financial Crises •Globalization •Health Finance Reform •Public and Private Spheres •Risk Society
   
VA05-423 The SAGE Handbook of Child Research.
  Melton, Gary B./ 9781412930161/ Price:£ 130.00
 
Book Cover This authoritative Handbook takes its lead from a number of key assumptions on the subject of research methods for child-related research. These include, to name but a couple of examples: the importance of recognising the significance of the different contexts in which children find themselves in determining the nature of appropriate research methods, and the importance of having clear ethical guidelines and standards governing the research activities of those involved in research on and with children. Accommodating basic principles such as these, this handbook aims to provide researchers, practitioners and scholars with an interest in undertaking research with children with a comprehensive and definitive manual. The book is divided into three parts, to allow for ease of navigation of the thematic structure: •Part I: Setting-Specific Issues in Child Research •Part II: Population-Specific Issues in Child Research •Part III: Methods in Research on Children and Childhood
   
VA05-422 Textual Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bauer, Martin W/ 9781446246894/ Price:£ 745.00
 
Book Cover This four-volume Major Work mines the extensive research of the past few decades into textual analysis. The set’s esteemed team of editorshave collated seminal papers which consider the key difference between content analysis and textual analysis, the conceptual starting point and the logic and the attitude of the research process, as well as exploring the tension between reading a text and using a text, amongst other key issues. With experienced and respected figures in the field at the helm, the carefully selected papers in this collection are put into context and analysed in a newly-written introductory chapter which charts the developments and looks to the future of the field. Volume One: Basic philosophical considerations Volume Two: Modalities of textual work Volume Three: Reading Text Volume Four: Using Text
   
VA05-421 Documentary & Archival Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hughes, Jason/ 9781446210949/ Price:£ 745.00
 
Book Cover This research tradition has arisen from a specific set of historical, disciplinary and institutional conditions. The very emergence of 'documentation' is predicated upon a set of long-term processes in which humans have developed the capacity to use symbols and store knowledge such that it can be exchanged and inter-generationally transmitted. Consisting of an impressive list of contributors, the four volumes discuss the history, development and current debates alive in the field, such as the biographical turn in social science, the theoretical underpinnings to using human documents in social research and the epistemological, substantive and practical concerns with the process of analyzing data from human documentary sources. Comprehensive, illuminating and dynamic, this collection will have appeal across all social science disciplines, especially sociology, social psychology, criminology, politics and international relations, management and business studies, human geography, media and communication studies Volume One: Human Documents: Perspectives and Approaches Volume Two: Analyzing Human Documents Volume Three: Human Documents in Social Research Volume Four: Archival Research and Data Re-Use
   
VA05-420 The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis.
  Flick, Uwe/ 9781446208984/ Price:£ 130.00
 
Book Cover The wide range of approaches to data analysis in qualitative research can seem daunting even for experienced researchers. This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data. The handbook includes chapters on traditional analytic strategies such as grounded theory, content analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative analysis, as well as coverage of newer trends like mixed methods, reanalysis and meta-analysis. Practical aspects such as sampling, transcription, working collaboratively, writing and implementation are given close attention, as are theory and theorization, reflexivity, and ethics. Written by a team of experts in qualitative research from around the world, this handbook is an essential compendium for all qualitative researchers and students across the social sciences.
   
VA05-419 Urban Design, 4-Vols/Set.
  Banerjee, Tridib/ 9780415520201/ Price:£ 1035.00
 
In common parlance, urban design means the appearance, layout, and organization of the built form of large-scale urban environments. Urban design also implies a deliberate process to create functional, efficient, just, and aesthetically appealing urban spaces. Accordingly, as the editor of this new Routledge collection explains, ‘design’ is used simultaneously as both noun and verb, and the literature on urban design reflects this parallel possibility. As a noun, urban design is an object of historical, critical, comparative commentaries on the circumstances, values, and processes that lead to a particular urban design outcome and its human consequences. Scholarship here is critical and reflective of the past outcomes, and normative about future possibilities. The other literature that focuses on design as a process tends to emphasize the practice, methods, and the institutional frameworks that guide urban design and influence its outcome. While the former includes writings from social sciences and the humanities, the latter are drawn primarily from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. This new collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Urban Studies series answers the urgent need for an authoritative reference work to help researchers and students navigate and make sense of this huge, rapidly growing, and complex corpus of literature. Moreover, the compilation reflects the many and varied sources of knowledge and influence: these expertly compiled major works chart, organize, and order not only the best output of academics and practitioners of urban design, but also include key writings on cities and urbanism from thinkers across the social sciences and humanities, and from other allied disciplinary traditions. Volume I: The Idea of Urban Design Volume II: Urban Form and Urbanism Volume III: Scope and Scale of Urban Design Volume IV: Challenges and New Directions
   
VA05-417 Data Inference in Observational Settings, 4-Vols/Set.
  Davis, Peter/ 9781446266502/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover Most social research is carried out in observational settings; that is, most social researchers collect information in the "real world" trying to do as little possible to alter the circumstances of study. However, there is a fundamental problem with this kind of research, in that it is very hard to draw "causal" conclusions, because of the complexity and obduracy of social reality. This is not just a problem for social scientists interested in policy or social action. It applies across the board more generally because it becomes difficult to know, without the conditions for credible inference, what conclusions can be drawn from any piece of empirical research that aspires to be anything more than descriptive of social phenomena. This four-volume set of readings introduces the reader to the advances that have been made in trying to help social researchers draw more credible inferences from investigations carried out in observational settings. Drawing from a variety of sources - from logicians and philosophers, to applied statisticians, computer scientists and econometricians, to epidemiologists and social researchers - this collection provides an invaluable resource for scholars in the field. Volume One: Background Volume Two: Analytical Techniques Volume Three: Temporal Relations Volume Four: Experimental Analogues
   
VA05-411 The SAGE Handbook of Human Geography, 2-Vols/Set.
  Lee, Roger/ 9780857022486/ Price:£ 355.00
 
Book Cover Published in association with the journal Progress in Human Geography, edited and written by the principal scholars in the discipline, this Handbook demonstrates the difference that thinking about the world geographically makes. Each section considers how human geography shapes the world, interrogates it, and intervenes in it. It includes a major retrospective and prospective introductory essay, with three substantive sections on: •Imagining Human Geographies •Practising Human Geographies •Living Human Geographies The Handbook also has an innovative multimedia component of conversations about key issues in human geography – as well as an overview of human geography from the Editors. A key reference for any scholar interested in questions about what difference it makes to think spatially or geographically about the world, this Handbook is a rich and textured statement about the geographical imagination.
   
SA05-442 Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods.
  Vogt, W. P./ 9781462516025/ Price:US$ 116.00
 
What are the most effective methods to code and analyze data for a particular study? This thoughtful and engaging book reviews the selection criteria for coding and analyzing any set of data—whether qualitative, quantitative, mixed, or visual. The authors systematically explain when to use verbal, numerical, graphic, or combined codes, and when to use qualitative, quantitative, graphic, or mixed-methods modes of analysis. Chapters on each topic are organized so that researchers can read them sequentially or can easily "flip and find" answers to specific questions. Nontechnical discussions of cutting-edge approaches—illustrated with real-world examples—emphasize how to choose (rather than how to implement) the various analyses. The book shows how using the right analysis methods leads to more justifiable conclusions and more persuasive presentations of research results.
   
SA05-439 Public Engagement and Social Science.
  Maile, Stella/ 9781447306863/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover This original edited collection explores the value of public engagement in a wider social science context. Its main themes range from the dialogic character of social science to the pragmatic responses to the managerial policies underpinning the restructuring of Higher Education. The book is organised in three parts: the first encourages the reader to reflect upon the different social and political inflections of public engagement and offers one university example of a social science cafe' in Bristol. The following sections are based upon talks given in the cafe' and are linked by a concern with public engagement and the contribution of social science to a reflexive understanding of the dilemmas and practices of daily life. This highly topical book will be of interest to academics, practitioners and students interested in critical social issues as they impact on their everyday lives.
   
SA05-439 Family Troubles?: Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People.
  McCarthy, Jane R./ 9781447304449/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover As the everyday family lives of children and young people come to be increasingly defined as matters of public policy and concern, it is important to raise the question of how we can understand the contested terrain between "normal" family troubles and troubled and troubling families. In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how "troubles” feature in “normal" families, and how the “normal" features in “troubled” families. Drawing on research on a wide range of substantive topics - including infant care, sibling conflict, divorce, disability, illness, migration and asylum-seeking, substance misuse, violence, kinship care, and forced marriage - the contributors aim to promote dialogue between researchers addressing mainstream family change and diversity in everyday lives, and those specialising in specific problems which prompt professional interventions. In tackling these contentious and difficult issues across a variety of topics, the book addresses a wide audience, including policy makers, service users and practitioners, as well as family studies scholars more generally who are interested in issues of family change.
   
SA05-439 Alcohol and Moral Regulation: Public Attitudes, Spirited Measures and Victorian Hangovers.
  Yeomans, Henry/ 9781447309932/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover Alcohol consumption is frequently described as a contemporary, worsening and peculiarly British social problem that requires radical remedial regulation. Informed by historical research and sociological analysis, this book takes an innovative and refreshing look at how public attitudes and the regulation of alcohol have developed through time. It argues that, rather than a response to trends in consumption or harm, ongoing anxieties about alcohol are best understood as ‘hangovers’ derived, in particular, from the Victorian period. The product of several years of research, this book aims to help readers re-evaluate their understandings of drinking. As such, it is essential reading for students, academics and anyone with a serious interest in Britain’s ‘drink problem’.
   
SA05-439 Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Educational Work with Children and Young People.
  Ellis, Jane/ 9781447307310/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover The need for children and young people to learn about violence against women and girls (VAWG) has been voiced since the late 1980’s. This is the first ever book on educational work to prevent VAWG, providing the most comprehensive contribution to our knowledge and understanding in this area. By bringing together international examples of research and practice, the book offers insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice, addressing the complexities and challenges of developing, implementing and evaluating educational work to prevent VAWG. This multidisciplinary book will be of interest to educationalists, VAWG and child welfare practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students.
   
SA05-439 Domestic Violence and Sexuality: What's Love Got To Do with It?.
  Donovan, Catherine/ 9781447307433/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover This book provides the first detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, offering a unique comparison between this and domestic violence and abuse experienced by heterosexual women and men. It examines how experiences of domestic violence and abuse may be shaped by gender, sexuality and age, including whether and how victims/survivors seek help, and asks, what’s love got to do with it? A pioneering methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research, provides a reliable and valid approach that challenges the heteronormative model in domestic violence research, policy and practice. The authors develops a new framework of analysis – practices of love – to explore empirical data. Outlining the implications of the research for practice and service development, the book will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of domestic violence, especially those who provide services for sexual minorities, as well as students and academics interested in issues of domestic and interpersonal violence.
   
SA05-439 Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, Gender, and Social Science.
  Oakley, Ann/ 9781447318101/ Price:£ 15.99
 
Book Cover Father and daughter provides an unique ‘insider perspective’ on two key figures in twentieth-century British social science. Ann Oakley, a highly respected sociologist and best-selling writer, draws on her own life and that of her father, Richard Titmuss, a well-known policy analyst and defender of the welfare state, to offer an absorbing view of the connections between private lives and public work. Using an innovative mix of biography, autobiography, intellectual history, archives, and personal interviews, some of which have not been previously available to the public, she provides a compelling narrative about gender, patriarchy, methodology, and the politics of memory and identity. This fascinating analysis defies the usual social science publications to offer a truly distinctive account which will be of wide interest.
   
SA05-439 The Immigrant War: A Global Movement Against Discrimination and Exploitation.
  Longhi, Vittorio/ 9781447305897/ Price:£ 13.99
 
Book Cover The abuse of Asian workers in the oil-rich Gulf countries, the trafficking of undocumented latinos at the US border, the exploitation of African sans papiers in France and the attacks on Sub-Saharan farmhands by the mob in Italy. All these events show how migrants, especially those without legal documents, can be an easy target for violence and discrimination, often with impunity. At least, until they decide to fight back. In this original, accessible book, Vittorio Longhi, a journalist who specialises in international labour matters, describes an emerging phenomenon of social conflict, in which migrants are not conceived as passive victims of exploitation. Instead they are portrayed as conscious, vital social actors who are determined to organise and claim better rights. With a global perspective, The immigrant war highlights the 'struggle for human rights, citizenship and equality', in the context of a policy vacuum within the international community towards migration. He demonstrates how these emerging conflicts can break the chain of exploitation and contribute to rethinking failing migration policies and the role of migrants in contemporary societies. The book will be of interest to labour and migration specialists, students of social sciences, trade unionists and human rights activists, as well as a general readership interested in migration.
   
SA05-439 New Media and Public Activism: Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere.
  Roberts, John M./ 9781447308218/ Price:£ 26.99
 
Book Cover The Arab Spring, chat forums, political leaders tweeting, online petitions, and protestors in the Occupy Movement, new media public spheres have without doubt radically altered social and political activism in society. But to what extent is this new activist public sphere stifled by the neoliberal economy and workfare state? Have we in fact become transformed into subjects of online consumption and orderly surveillance, rather than committed social and political campaigners? In this highly topical book, John Michael Roberts employs a political economy perspective to explore the relationship between financial neoliberal capitalism and digital publics. He assesses the extent to which they provide new forms of radical protest in civil society and offers an indispensable guide to understanding the relationship between the state, new media activism and neoliberal practices.
   
SA05-438 An Introduction to MATLAB for Behavioral Researchers.
  Madan, C. R./ 9781452255408/ Price:£ 36.99
 
   
SA05-438 Countering Naxalism with Development: Challenges of Social Justice and State Security.
  Mehrotra, Santosh/ 9788132113935/ Price:£ 38.00
 
   
SA05-438 Conversations on Cognitive Cultural Studies.
  Aldama, Frederick L./ 9780814293461/ Price:US$ 14.95
 
   
SA05-438 Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences.
  Kaplan, David/ 9781462516513/ Price:US$ 61.00
 
   
SA05-436 Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods.
  Vogt, W. P./ 9781462515769/ Price:US$ 56.00
 
Book Cover What are the most effective methods to code and analyze data for a particular study? This thoughtful and engaging book reviews the selection criteria for coding and analyzing any set of data—whether qualitative, quantitative, mixed, or visual. The authors systematically explain when to use verbal, numerical, graphic, or combined codes, and when to use qualitative, quantitative, graphic, or mixed-methods modes of analysis. Chapters on each topic are organized so that researchers can read them sequentially or can easily "flip and find" answers to specific questions. Nontechnical discussions of cutting-edge approaches—illustrated with real-world examples—emphasize how to choose (rather than how to implement) the various analyses. The book shows how using the right analysis methods leads to more justifiable conclusions and more persuasive presentations of research results.
   
SA05-436 The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture.
  Woodard, Vincent/ 9780814794623/ Price:US$ 29.00
 
   
SA05-435 Feminist Evaluation and Research: Theory and Practice.
  Brisolara, Sharon/ 9781462515202/ Price:US$ 47.00
 
This thought-provoking book explores the 'whats,' 'whys,' and 'hows' of integrating feminist theory and methods into applied research and evaluation practice. Illustrative cases drawn from U.S. and international studies address a range of social and health issues. The book provides an overview of feminist theory and research strategies as well as detailed discussions of how to use a feminist lens, practical steps and challenges in implementation, and what feminist methods contribute to research and evaluation projects. Reflections at the close of each section invite the reader to consider key questions and common themes across the chapters. With a focus on social justice models, the book covers ways to conduct feminist research and evaluation in effective, innovative, and culturally competent ways in diverse social and cultural contexts.
   
SA05-433 Access to Justice for Disadvantaged Communities.
  Mayo, Marjorie/ 9781447311027/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover ccess to justice for all, regardless of the ability to pay, has been a core democratic value. But this basic human right has come under threat through wider processes of restructuring, with an increasingly market-led approach to the provision of welfare. Professionals and volunteers in Law Centres in Britain are struggling to provide legal advice and access to welfare rights to disadvantaged communities. Drawing upon original research, this unique study explores how strategies to safeguard these vital services might be developed in ways that strengthen rather than undermine the basic ethics and principles of public service provision. The book explores how such strategies might strengthen the position of those who provide, as well as those who need, public services, and to empower communities to work more effectively with professionals and progressive organisations in the pursuit of rights and social justice agendas more widely.
   
SA05-432 The Political and Social Construction of Poverty: Central and Eastern European Countries in Transition.
  Romano, Serena/ 9781447312710/ Price:£ 80.00
 
Book Cover Poverty is not a neutral phenomenon, nor are social inclusion programmes neutrally conceived, designed and implemented. Their ultimate nature is built upon ideas, values, actors, politics and economic constraints. This topical book is one of the first to examine the social and political construction of anti-poverty programmes in Central Eastern Europe and their transformation from the communist rule to the current economic crisis. It covers the approach towards the ‘parasite’ poor through to Guaranteed Minimum Income Schemes and illustrates how the distinction between different categories of ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor has evolved over the years as the result of changing paradigms, combined with the pressure exerted by domestic and international actors, the European Union and the World Bank among others. This text breaks new ground for social policy students and scholars interested in understanding how differently post-communist welfare states have represented, legitimized and dealt with poverty, need and social justice in accordance to divergent normative frameworks constructed at national level.
   
SA05-432 Parental Conflict: Outcomes and Interventions for Children and Families.
  Reynolds, Jenny/ 9781447315810/ Price:£ 19.99
 
Book Cover There is increasing Government recognition of the importance of early family experiences on long-term individual and family level outcomes and a better understanding of how inter-parental conflict influences children’s development is key to helping practitioners and policy makers promote improved outcomes for children. This accessible book reviews recent research showing how children who experience high levels of inter-parental conflict are at serious risk not only in terms of their own well-being, but also in relation to the perpetuation of these behaviours later in life. It examines the differences between ‘destructive’ and ‘constructive’ conflict and how they affect children, explores why some children are more adversely affected than others, and features the latest evidence on how conflict impacts on child physiology. Of particular note is the book’s focus on the growing literature on conflict interventions that have shown an expansion of evidence within the last decade. A primer for practitioners working with families, policy makers, students and academics, it will show how to improve the tomorrows for children who experience challenging family experiences today.
   
SA05-431 Learn Sociology.
  Brent, Edward/ 9781449672461/ Price:US$ 130.95
 
Book Cover Learn Sociology is a comprehensive and integrated print and digital learning solution that transforms how students learn and instructors teach by bringing together authoritative and interactive content aligned to course objectives with adaptive study planning and remediation and learning analytics reporting tools.
   
Preventing Violence against Women and Girls: Educational Work with Children and Young People.
  Ellis, Jane/ 9781447318590/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover The need for children and young people to learn about violence against women and girls (VAWG) has been voiced since the late 1980’s. This is the first ever book on educational work to prevent VAWG, providing the most comprehensive contribution to our knowledge and understanding in this area. By bringing together international examples of research and practice, the book offers insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice, addressing the complexities and challenges of developing, implementing and evaluating educational work to prevent VAWG. This multidisciplinary book will be of interest to educationalists, VAWG and child welfare practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students.
   
The Social Atlas of Europe.
  Ballas, Dimitris/ 9781447313533/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover Many of us think of European countries as discreet entities—their own languages, cultures, food, and economies squarely contained within their national boundaries. But in fact Europe is at once a unified place and a sophisticatedly fragmented one, and national boundaries rarely reflect its social and economic realities. The social atlas of Europe is the first atlas to map Europe according to these realities, from the perspective of human geography rather than simply a political one. Using innovative full-color visualization methods, it reconsiders European identity through its many different facets: economy, culture, history, and human and physical geography, visualizing Europe and its people in a more fluid way, in some cases using maps without artificial national boundaries. It utilizes the latest available demographic, social, and economic data through state-of-the-art geographical information systems and new cartography techniques. Through these new visualizations, this highly illustrated book offers fresh perspectives on a range of topics, including social values, culture, education, employment, environmental footprints, health and well-being, and social inequalities and cohesion. It is a bold rethinking of Europe as we know it and will be of interest to anyone who wants to understand the continent in its truest form.
   
New Media and Public Activism: Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere.
  Roberts, John M./ 9781447308225/ Price:£ 75.00
 
Book Cover The Arab Spring, chat forums, political leaders tweeting, online petitions, and protestors in the Occupy Movement, new media public spheres have without doubt radically altered social and political activism in society. But to what extent is this new activist public sphere stifled by the neoliberal economy and workfare state? Have we in fact become transformed into subjects of online consumption and orderly surveillance, rather than committed social and political campaigners? In this highly topical book, John Michael Roberts employs a political economy perspective to explore the relationship between financial neoliberal capitalism and digital publics. He assesses the extent to which they provide new forms of radical protest in civil society and offers an indispensable guide to understanding the relationship between the state, new media activism and neoliberal practices.
   
What Is God? Can Religion Be Modeled?
  Sheridan, Thomas B./ 9780990447122/ Price:US$ 26.00
 
Book Cover This is a study of the concept of God, not from the perspective of any religious tradition, but rather as belief in a supernatural entity as has prevailed through the ages. The book’s unique perspective is to ask what can be modeled in denotative language (much as modeling in science, medicine and modern professions) in contrast to connotative language (e.g., myth, metaphor, art and music). It adopts the assumption of model-based reality, as currently prevalent in physics and some branches of philosophy. That criterion means an entity can be called real for public discourse purposes only to the extent that a credible model can be made of what the entity is or how it works (as contrasted to the private reality of thoughts, perceptions or dreams.)
   
WA217 健康社會學 Sociology and health : an introduction, 2nd ed.
  Peter Morrall著; 李志平譯 / 9789868938533/ Price:NT$ 340.00
 
本書的內容以生動活潑的文字,提供學生和醫師了解一個以健康為議題的社會學基礎。這是為了對於當代社會健康和疾病感興趣的人所編寫的,這本書可以讓讀者依據他們的職業和道德責任來執業。 這本書藉由幽默和想像力,解釋了關鍵的社會學理論和辯證,讓從事於本文中任何一個專業的學生,以好奇和反思方法從事研究。因此本書涵蓋了社會學、健康、科學、權力、醫學化、精神病、快樂、性、暴力和死亡等章節,整合成為「健康社會學」,讓學生透過社會學的方法及主題持續經歷反覆不斷的醫療保健經驗。
   
VA05-416 Multicultural America, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cortes, Carlos E./ 9781452216836/ Price:£ 505.00
 
Book Cover This comprehensive title is among the first to extensively use newly released 2010 U.S. Census data to examine multiculturalism today and tomorrow in America. This distinction is important considering the following NPR report by Eyder Peralta: “Based on the first national numbers released by the Census Bureau, the AP reports that minorities account for 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos.” According to John Logan, a Brown University sociologist who has analyzed most of the census figures, “The futures of most metropolitan areas in the country are contingent on how attractive they are to Hispanic and Asian populations.” Both non-Hispanic whites and blacks are getting older as a group. “These groups are tending to fade out,” he added. Another demographer, William H. Frey with the Brookings Institution, told The Washington Post that this has been a pivotal decade. “We’re pivoting from a white-black-dominated American population to one that is multiracial and multicultural.” Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia explores this pivotal moment and its ramifications with more than 900 signed entries not just providing a compilation of specific ethnic groups and their histories but also covering the full spectrum of issues flowing from the increasingly multicultural canvas that is America today. Pedagogical elements include an introduction, a thematic reader’s guide, a chronology of multicultural milestones, a glossary, a resource guide to key books, journals, and Internet sites, and an appendix of 2010 U.S. Census Data.
   
VA05-415 Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Clarke, Adele E./ 9780857027801/ Price:£ 710.00
 
Book Cover This new four-volume major work brings together a wealth of valuable research on the qualitative research methods of grounded theory and its extension, situational analysis. Both approaches draw on poststructural developments in the social sciences and humanities, (re)situating these methods among cutting-edge approaches today. The articles in this collection come from a variety of disciplines, from sociology to science and technology studies, as well as focusing on a broad cross-section of issues relating to race, class and gender amongst others. Framed and contextualised by an introductory chapter, newly-written for the set by the widely-respected editorial team of Adele Clarke and Kathy Charmaz, the collection is clearly divided into the four thematic volumes: Volume One: History, Essentials and Debates in Grounded Theory Volume Two: Grounded Theory in Disciplines and Research Volume Three: Grounded Theory Exemplars Across Disciplines Volume Four: Situational Analysis: Essentials and Exemplars
   
VA05-414 Statistical Analysis of Continuous Data, 4-Vols/Set.
  Penn, Roger/ 9781446248690/ Price:£ 820.00
 
Book Cover This new four-volume collection tracks the development of statistical methods for continuous, or interval-scale data. Examples of such data occurring in the social sciences include indicators of educational attainment (for example, GCSE scores) and psychometric measures of intelligence. Framed by a new contextualising introduction, the volumes are organised thematically, covering key areas to enable a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of the discipline: Volume One: Statistical Foundations for the Analysis of Continuous Data Volume Two: Basic Principles for the Statistical Modelling of Continuous Data Volume Three: Multivariate Analyses of Continuous Data Volume Four: Statistical Modelling of Multivariate Continuous Data
   
VA05-413 The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, 3-Vols/Set.
  Snow, David A./ 9781405197731/ Price:US$ 681.25
 
Book Cover Comprehensive, authoritative, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements contains over 400 entries across three volumes, exploring social and political movements and related collective phenomena throughout the world. • COMPREHENSIVE: Comprising over 400 entries across three volumes, this invaluable reference resource explores major social and political movements and related collective phenomena across the globe • INTERNATIONAL: Brings together a prestigious editorial team drawn from ten countries and from across four disciplines • WIDE-RANGING: Covers a broad range of historical and modern topics to create an understanding of many of the most significant social and political developments and changes throughout much of human history, from the French Revolution, to the global women's movement, to Martin Luther King Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement, through to more recent issues including environmentalism and the Arab Spring • AUTHORITATIVE: Organized, authored and edited by leading scholars, all of whom come to the project with exemplary track records and international standing
   
VA05-412 Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies.
  Sappleton, Natalie/ 9781466639188/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Book Cover Advancing digital technologies continue to shape all aspects of our society, with particular impact on the professional research community. These new and exciting developments offer considerable advantages in terms of speed, access connectivity, and economy. Advancing Research Methods with New Technologies examines the applicability and usefulness of new technologies, as well as the pitfalls of these methods in academic research practices. This book serves as a practical guide for designing and conduction research projects for scientists all of disciplines ranging from graduate students to professors and practitioners. Table of Contents •Computer-Mediated Communication •Internet Surveys •New Media Technology •Online Research •Online Virtual Environments •Technology in Research •Thematic Network Analysis
   
VA05-410 The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society.