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Domestic Murder in Nineteenth-Century England: Literary and Cultural Representations

by Bridget Walsh

Examining novels, trial transcripts, medico-legal documents, broadsides, criminal and scientific writing, illustration and, notably, Victorian melodrama, Bridget Walsh focuses on the relationship between the...


The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

by Alex Bellos

From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over...


Crime and Custom in Savage Society - An Anthropological Study of Savagery

by Bronislaw Malinowski

Originally published in 1926. A study of crime and customs of the rapidly vanishing savage races. Contents Include Primitive Law and Order Rules of Law in Religious Acts Law of Marriage Rules of Custom Defined...


Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

by Denise Carson

Parting Ways explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. Denise Carson contrasts her father's passing...


Manners and Mischief: Gender, Power, and Etiquette in Japan

by Jan Bardsley & Laura Miller

Offering a concise, entertaining snapshot of Japanese society, Manners and Mischief examines etiquette guides, advice literature, and other such instruction for behavior from the early modern period to the present...


Narrating Social Work Through Autoethnography

by Stanley Witkin

Autoethnography is an innovative approach to inquiry in which the researcher is also the subject of the research. Using scholarly and literary devices, the researcher/subject explores the social and cultural...


Sexuality in the Arab World

by Samir Khalaf & John Gagnon

Arab cultural discourse has been slow to respond to changing sexual behaviour. The contributors to this collection pick up the slack, ranging across such disciplines as literature, history, sociology and psychology....


War Games: Inside the World of Twentieth-Century War Reenactors

by Jenny Thompson

D-Day with beach umbrellas in the distance? Troops ordering ice cream? American and German forces celebrating Christmas together in the barracks? This could only be the curious world of 20th-century war reenactors....


History of the Rod

by Cooper

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Tea Cult of Japan

by Fukukita

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


National Museums: New Studies from Around the World

by Simon Knell, Peter Aronsson & Arne Bugge Amundsen

National Museums is the first book to explore the national museum as a cultural institution in a range of contrasting national contexts. Composed of new studies of countries that rarely make a showing in the...


Hearing the Mermaid's Song: The Umbanda Religion in Rio de Janeiro

by Lindsay Hale

Based on personal experience as a participant and observer over nearly a decade, Hale explores the unique spiritual beliefs of this Afro-Brazilian religion that originated in Rio de Janeiro in the early twentieth...


Greenlanders, Whales, and Whaling: Sustainability and Self-Determination in the Arctic

by Richard A. Caulfield

Portrays the profound impact of world systems on contemporary Greenlandic life, especially whaling.


Working Forests in the Neotropics: Conservation through Sustainable Management?

by Daniel J. Zarin, Janaki R. R. Alavalapati & Frances E. Putz

-- Thomas Lovejoy, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment


Strangers in the Ethnic Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Return Migration in Transnational Perspective

by Takeyuki Tsuda

Since the late 1980s, Brazilians of Japanese descent have been "return" migrating to Japan as unskilled foreign workers. With an immigrant population currently estimated at roughly 280,000, Japanese Brazilians...


I Eat, Therefore I Think: Food and Philosophy

by Raymond D. Boisvert

I Eat, Therefore I Think: Food and Philosophy radically rethinks the nature of key philosophical concerns by approaching the subject via a crucial but often overlooked prism: the stomach. Combining stomach and...


Walking in the European City: Quotidian Mobility and Urban Ethnography

by Timothy Shortell & Evrick Brown

Sociologists have long noted that dynamism is an essential part of the urban way of life. However, walking as a significant social activity and crucial research method (in spite of its ubiquity as part of urban...


Pevsner: The Complete Broadcast Talks: Architecture and Art on Radio and Television, 1945-1977

by Stephen Games

This book brings together the surviving texts of the 113 talks on art and architecture that we know of, given by the art historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner on radio and television over a 37-year period between 1945-1977....


Past Mobilities: Archaeological Approaches to Movement and Mobility

by Jim Leary

The new mobilities paradigm has yet to have the same impact on archaeology as it has in other disciplines in the social sciences - on geography, sociology and anthropology in particular - yet mobility is fundamental...


In and Out of Touch: Whakamaa in Cross Cultural Context

by Joan Metge

Whakamaa is a Maori word without an English counterpart. This book investigates this central Maori cultural concept in terms of both individual experience and cultural misunderstanding.