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Politics and Rhetoric: A Critical Introduction

by James Martin

Rhetoric is the art of speech and persuasion, the study of argument and, in Classical times, an essential component in the education of the citizen. For rhetoricians, politics is a skill to be performed and...


(Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance

by Richard Falk

In this important and path-breaking book, esteemed scholar and public intellectual Richard Falk explores how we can re-imagine the system of global governance to make it more ethical and humane.

Divided into...


The Cultural Politics of Nationalism and Nation-Building: Ritual and performance in the forging of nations

by Rachel Tsang & Eric Taylor Woods

Rituals and performances are a key theme in the study of nations and nationalism. With the aim of stimulating further research in this area, this book explores, debates and evaluates the role of rituals and...


Environmental Crime and Corruption in Russia: Federal and Regional Perspectives

by Sally Stoecker & Ramziya Shakirova

Environmental devastation, a significant consequence of industrial activity in Soviet times, continues to be a major problem in Russia. Specific problems include radioactive pollutants from inadequately monitored...


Obama's Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror

by Michelle Bentley & Jack Holland

This edited volume is an innovative analysis of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, security and counter-terrorism policy, specifically within the context of ending the now infamous War on Terror. The book...


Subcultures: The Basics

by Ross Haenfler

Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global...


Michotte's Experimental Phenomenology of Perception

by Georges Thinés, Alan Costall & George Butterworth

This volume of collected papers, with the accompanying essays by the editors, is the definitive source book for the work of this important experimental psychologist. Originally published in 1991, it offered...


Life Forms and Meaning Structure

by Alfred Schutz

This volume contains a translation of four early manuscripts by Alfred Schutz, unpublished at the time, written between 1924 and 1928. The publication of these four essays adds much to our knowledge and appreciation...


Constucting Risk and Safety in Technological Practice

by Boel Berner & Jane Summerton

Modern technological systems entail risks and uncertainties of hitherto unknown dimensions. This book discusses the construction of risk and safety within a variety of empirical contexts where technologies and...


Mirror, Sword and Jewel

by Kurt Singer

Edited with an Introduction by Richard Storry. First published over 20 years ago and long out of print, this is a unique interpretation of the essence of Japanese society and individual psychology.


Japanese Religions Past and Present

by Esben Andreasen, Ian Reader & Finn Stefansson

Each of the eight chapters deals with a specific topic, such as Shinto, Buddhism, the new religions, and Christianity; there is an introduction that outlines the subject to be considered followed by a series...


The Contemporary Bauman

by Anthony Elliott

This text covers Bauman's contribution to sociology and social theory. This ideal teaching text analyzes Bauman's shift from a sociology of postmodernity to liquid modernity, and provides a critical assessment...


Arab Society: Continuity and Change: Continuity and Change

by Samih K. Farsoun

The Arab world has long been subjected to super-power rivalry for influence and control. The area has been characterized by bloody conflict with Israel and the internal instability that has been particularly...


Intimate Intrusions: Women's Experience of Male Violence: Women's Experience of Male Violence

by Elizabeth Stanko

First published in 1985, this book looks at the victimisation of women, focusing on the four main areas of incest, rape, physical violence, and sexual harassment. Elizabeth Stanko's work is based on original...


Public Order and Private Lives (Routledge Revivals): The Politics of Law and Order

by Michael Brake & Chris Hale

First published in 1992, Public Order and Private Lives is a radical examination of the political forces which shaped the law and order debate in Britain at that time. The authors offer a significant and provoking...


The Sociology of Youth Culture and Youth Subcultures (Routledge Revivals): Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll?

by Michael Brake

First published in 1980, this book argues that subcultures are formed in defence of collectively experienced problems that arise from defects and contradictions in social structures. Mike Brake looks at the...


Making People Pay (Routledge Revivals)

by Paul Rock

First published in 1973, this book offers a fascinating and systematic description of the debt-collection process in 1970s England. Basing his research on the words of creditors, debtors, solicitors and debt-collectors,...


Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940

by Parrillo Nicholas R.

In America today, a public official's lawful income consists of a salary. But until a century ago, the law frequently authorized officials to make money on a profit-seeking basis. Prosecutors won a fee for each...


Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

by João| Biehl

Zones of social abandonment are emerging everywhere in Brazil's big cities-places like Vita, where the unwanted, the mentally ill, the sick, and the homeless are left to die. This haunting, unforgettable story...


Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street

by Mark Bray

An insider's account of the anarchists who ignited Occupy Wall Street.