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Gender, Shame and Sexual Violence: The Voices of Witnesses and Court Members at War Crimes Tribunals

by Sharratt

Adopting a feminist approach, 'Gender, Shame and Sexual Violence' offers extensive new empirical material, challenging the assumption that the deterrent effect of making rape trials more visible would reduce...


Technology and the Gendering of Music Education

by Armstrong

The use of computers and associated compositional software in music education is frequently decontextualized from cultural and social relationships, thereby ignoring the fact that new technologies are used and...


The Provincial Music Festival in England, 1784-1914

by Drummond

Dr Pippa Drummond argues that festivals represented the most significant cultural events in provincial England during the nineteenth century and emphasizes their particular importance in the promotion and commissioning...


Status, Power and Ritual Interaction: A Relational Reading of Durkheim, Goffman and Collins

by D. Kemper

Numerous sociologists suppose that ritual is foundational for social life. Kemper, however, argues that status and power structure social relations, determine emotions and link individuals to the reference groups...


The Rhetoric of Racist Humour: Us, UK and Global Race Joking

by Weaver

An engaging exploration of modern, late modern and fluid or postmodern humour, Weaver draws on the social theory of Zygmunt Baumann to examine the linguistic structure of humour, arguing that, being similar...


Social Problems and Inequality: Social Responsibility Through Progressive Sociology

by C. Alessio

With a central focus on the problem of inequality and the manner in which this is manifested in crime, social class and stratification, Social Problems and Inequality explores integrated and root-cause-based...


Towards Professional Wisdom: Practical Deliberation in the People Professions

by Bondi & Carr

This ground-breaking work addresses the central question of the nature of professional judgement and deliberation that has recently come to the fore in the academic literature of profession and professionalism....


Red, Black, and Objective: Science, Sociology, and Anarchism

by Restivo

Drawing on the empirical findings generated by researchers in science studies, and adopting Kropotkin's concept of anarchism as one of the social sciences, Red, Black, and Objective expounds and develops an...


Transforming Gendered Well-Being in Europe: The Impact of Social Movements

by E. Woodward & Bonvin

Social movements can improve the well-being of men and women but are frequently analysed through a gender-neutral lens. Taking an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this book examines the impact...


Queer Company: The Role and Meaning of Friendship in Gay Men's Work Lives

by Rumens

This ground- breaking book utilises in-depth qualitative research to analyse gay men's friendships at work; investigating the theme via several philosophical and sociological routes. It examines how workplace...


The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights Into a Transformed Relationship

by Tremblay & Paternotte

By analyzing the relationship between lesbian and gay movements and the state, this ground-breaking book addresses two interconnected issues: to what extent is the lesbian and gay movement influenced by the...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism

by Rovisco & Nowicka

The study of Cosmopolitanism has been transformed in the last 20 years and the subject itself has become highly discussed across the social sciences and the humanities. The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism...


Popular Music and Human Rights: Two-Volume Set

by Peddie

Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination and the right...


Migrants and Cities: The Accommodation of Migrant Organizations in Europe

by Fauser

Offering comprehensive empirical insights both from recent sites of immigration in Southern Europe, as well as from places of more established immigration in the north, Migrants and Cities examines the accommodation...


Queering Conflict: Examining Lesbian and Gay Experiences of Homophobia in Northern Ireland

by Duggan

Queering Conflict offers a unique culturally specific analysis into the ways in which homophobia in Northern Ireland has been informed and sustained during the latter half of the 20th century. This book takes...


Beyond the Global Capitalist Crisis: The World Economy in Transition

by Berberoglu

Berberoglu brings together experts on the contemporary global capitalist political economy who are able to shed light on the inner workings of global capitalism and the capitalist globalization process that...


Beyond Neoliberalism: A World to Win

by Petras & Veltmeyer

This groundbreaking book by James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer addresses the issue of capitalism's propensity towards crisis. Through addressing these issues they lay out an analysis of the dynamics, contradictions,...


Vilfredo Pareto: Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries

by V. Femia & J. Marshall

This collection examines the work of the Italian economist and social theorist Vilfredo Pareto, highlighting the extraordinary scope of his thought, which covers a vast range of academic disciplines. Bringing...


The Life and Twelve-Note Music of Nikos Skalkottas

by Mantzourani

Eva Mantzourani provides a comprehensive study of this fascinating yet under-researched composer. The book comprises a critical biography, an exploration of Skalkottas's twelve-note compositional processes and...


An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Arts

by A. Lancashire

Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. They may be the ritual dances at Shinto shrines performed to summon and entertain deities; group...