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Rapid Qualitative Inquiry: A Field Guide to Team-Based Assessment

by James Beebe

An accessible field guide to Rapid Qualitative Inquiry (RQI)—a team-based, applied research method designed to quickly develop an insider’s perspective on and preliminary understanding of complicated situations....


The Domestication of Language: Cultural Evolution and the Uniqueness of the Human Animal

by Daniel Cloud

Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them...


The Social Cancer: A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere

by Jose Rizal

The Social Cancer: A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere from the Spanish of José Rizal By Charles Derbyshire. Recorded in the history of human sufferings is a cancer of so malignant a character that...


Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

by Wolfgang Mieder

The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide


Man Across the Sea: Problems of Pre-Columbian Contacts

by Carroll L. Riley, J. Charles Kelley & Campbell W. Pennington

Whether humans crossed the seas between the Old World and the New in the times before Columbus is a tantalizing question that has long excited scholarly interest and tempted imaginations the world over. From...


Internet Studies: Past, Present and Future Directions

by Panayiota Tsatsou

A comprehensive overview of the field, Internet Studies considers key issues of social importance that the study of the Internet draws upon. At the same time, it examines the role of the Internet in social research...


Queer Beirut

by Sofian Merabet

Gender and sexual identity formation is an ongoing anthropological conversation in both Middle Eastern studies and urban studies, but the story of gay and lesbian identity in the Middle East is only just beginning...


Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

by Richard Parker

A provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder—and shaping our nation's future in surprising ways To most Americans, Texas has...


Bahrain Through The Ages

by Al-Khalifa

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Sordid Sex Lives

by Nigel Cawthorne

What do the rich and famous really get up to behind closed doors? When does sexual passion become sordid perversion? Who are history's most shocking deviants and what are their sex secrets? The pages of this...


Christianity in the Modern World: Changes and Controversies

by Giselle Vincett, Elijah Obinna & Elizabeth Olson

What is the state of Christianity today, and what might it look like in the future? In the West, the story for a long time has revolved around decline and the loss of monopoly status, but how are these shifts...


The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

by Mary Helen Spooner

In her acclaimed book Soldiers in a Narrow Land, Mary Helen Spooner took us inside the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Carrying Chile's story up to the present, she now offers this vivid account of...


Sawanih

by Pourjavady

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Constructivist Moment: From Material Text to Cultural Poetics

by Barrett Watten

Provocative cultural readings of avant-garde literature and art.


Metal, Rock, and Jazz: Perception and the Phenomenology of Musical Experience

by Harris M. Berger

A lively comparison of musical meaning in Ohio's Jazz, metal, and hard rock scene.


School's Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom

by Catherine Connell

How do gay and lesbian teachers negotiate their professional and sexual identities at work, given that these identities are constructed as mutually exclusive, even as mutually opposed? Using interviews and other...


Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

by Tom Digby

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called battle of the sexes intensifies in tandem with dispositions...


Ornament and Order: Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon

by Rafael Schacter

Over the last forty years, graffiti and street-art have become a global phenomenon within the visual arts. Whilst they have increasingly been taken seriously by the art establishment (or perhaps the art market),...


Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory

by Mark Graham

Anthropological Explorations in Queer Theory offers a wide ranging fusion of queer theory with anthropological theory, shifting away from the discussion of gender categories and identities that have often constituted...


Civil Islam: Muslims and Democratization in Indonesia

by Robert W. Hefner

Civil Islam tells the story of Islam and democratization in Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation. Challenging stereotypes of Islam as antagonistic to democracy, this study of courage and reformation...