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From Silence to Protest: International Perspectives on Weakly Resourced Groups

by Didier Chabanet & Frédéric Royall

The editors of this book examine social movement scholars' use of contemporary concepts and paradigms in the study of protest as they analyse the extent to which these tools are valid (or not) in very different...


Gender Inequalities, Households and the Production of Well-Being in Modern Europe

by Tindara Addabbo, Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga & Alastair Owens

Feminist scholars have long pointed out the relevance of the unpaid work that goes on within European households in sustaining the well-being of the continent's populations. However, care work and domestic labour...


Gender Protest and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum American Literature: Margaret Fuller, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville

by David Greven

Expanding our understanding of the possibilities and challenges inherent in the expression of same-sex desire before the Civil War, David Greven identifies a pattern of what he calls 'gender protest' and sexual...


Gendered Drugs and Medicine: Historical and Socio-Cultural Perspectives

by Teresa Ortiz-Gómez & María Jesús Santesmases

Drugs are considered to be healers and harmers, wonder substances and knowledge makers; objects that impact on social hierarchies, health practices and public policies. As a collective endeavour, this book focuses...


Genetics as Social Practice: Transdisciplinary Views on Science and Culture

by Barbara Prainsack & Silke Schicktanz

Recent debate about the ethical and regulatory dimensions of developments in genetics has sidelined societal and cultural aspects, which arguably are indispensable for a nuanced understanding of the complexities...


Gentrification: A Working-Class Perspective

by Kirsteen Paton

Focusing on the working-class experience of gentrification, this book re-examines the enduring relationship between class and the urban. Class is so clearly articulated in the urban, from the housing crisis...


Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Ottoman-Venetian Encounters

by Stephen Ortega

Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the...


New Reproductive Technologies and Disembodiment: Feminist and Material Resolutions

by Carla Lam

With attention to the ways in which new reproductive technologies facilitate the gradual disembodiment of reproduction, this book reveals the paradox of women's reproductive experience in patriarchal cultures...


Researching Non-Heterosexual Sexualities

by Constantinos N. Phellas

After widespread neglect over many years, the study of human sexuality has recently come to the forefront of many of the most important debates in contemporary society and culture. This book addresses seriously...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures

by Linda Duits & Koos Zwaan

Fans constitute a very special kind of audience. They have been marginalized, ridiculed and stigmatized, yet at the same time they seem to represent the vanguard of new relationships with and within the media....


Gramsci and Foucault: A Reassessment

by David Kreps

Mapping the resonances, dissonances, and linkages between the thought of Gramsci and Foucault to uncover new tools for socio-political and critical analysis for the twenty-first century, this book reassesses...


Habitus and Drug Using Environments: Health, Place and Lived-Experience

by Stephen Parkin

Informed by the thought of Pierre Bourdieu and framed by the philosophy of harm reduction, Habitus and Drug Using Environments provides a sociological analysis of public environments affected by injecting drug...


Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism

by Manuela Boatca

Based on theoretical developments in research on world-systems analysis, transnational migration, postcolonial and decolonial perspectives, whilst considering continuities of inequality patterns in the context...


Global Islamophobia: Muslims and Moral Panic in the West

by George Morgan & Scott Poynting

The decade since 9/11 has seen a decline in liberal tolerance in the West as Muslims have endured increasing levels of repression. This book presents a series of case studies from Western Europe, Australia and...


Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences: Made in Circulation

by Wiebke Keim, Ercüment Çelik & Veronika Wöhrer

An innovative contribution to debates on the internationalization and globalization of the social sciences, this book pays particular attention to their theoretical and epistemological reconfiguration in the...


God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish

by Brandie R. Siegfried & Lisa T. Sarasohn

Only recently have scholars begun to note Margaret Cavendish's references to 'God,' 'spirits,' and the 'rational soul,' and little has been published in this regard. This volume addresses that scarcity by taking...


The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity: National Contexts, Global Issues

by Andrew Dawson

The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity engages with one of the most characteristic features of modern society. An increasingly prominent and potentially contentious phenomenon, religious diversity...


The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing: Subjugated Knowledges

by Sarah Lowndes

This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. Through secondary research, observation...


Popular Hindi Cinema: Aesthetic Formations of the Seen and Unseen

by Ronie Parciack

The popular Hindi film industry is the largest in India and the most conspicuous film industry in the non-Western world. This book analyses the pivotal visual and narrative conventions employed in popular Hindi...


Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture

by Catherine M. Roach

"Find your one true love and live happily ever after." The trials of love and desire provide perennial story material, from the BiblicalSong of Songsto Disney's princesses, but perhaps most provocatively in...