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Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising

by Robert Gooding-Williams

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


Talk, Talk, Talk: The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation

by S.I. Salamensky

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Local Government and Strategic Choice (Routledge Revivals): An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning

by John Friend & Neil Jessop

First published in 1969, this book is concerned with the processes of policy-making in local government. The authors address themselves to the basic challenge of planning in a democracy and consider issues such...


The Cultural Career of Coolness: Discourses and Practices of Affect Control in European Antiquity, the United States, and Japan

by Ulla Haselstein, Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit & Catrin Gersdorf

Today, coolness is a term most often used in advertising trendy commodities, or, more generally, in promoting urban lifestyles. The Cultural Career of Coolness explores the history of the term as a metaphor...


Materializing Poverty: How the Poor Transform Their Lives

by Erin B. Taylor

In this book, anthropologist Erin Taylor explores how residents of a squatter settlement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, use their material resources creatively to solve everyday problems and, over a few...


Religion or Belief, Discrimination and Equality: Britain in Global Contexts

by Paul Weller, Kingsley Purdam & Nazila Ghanea

In recent years, controversial issues related to religion or belief, discrimination, equality and human rights have come to the fore, especially in the context of public debates around multiculturalism following...


Human Rights and the Third World: Issues and Discourses

by Arnab Das & Subrata Sankar Bagchi

Human Rights and the Third World: Issues and Discourses deals with the controversial questions on the universalistic notions of human rights. It finds Third World perspectives and seeks to open up a discursive...


Cultivating Personal and Organizational Effectiveness: Spiritual Insights from African Proverbs

by Chiku Malunga

Malunga builds on the African concept of personhood and community known as ubuntu and draws on insights from the wisdom contained in African proverbs. He discusses the stages of spiritual development, ways to...


Women's Retreat: Voices of Female Faculty in Higher Education

by Atsuko Seto & Mary Alice Bruce

This book offers inspiration and support to female faculty members in higher education who are at various stages of their professional development. Twenty-four educators share both their intuitive voices and...


Growing up Untouchable in India: A Dalit Autobiography

by Vasant Moon, Gail Omvedt & Eleanor Zelliot

'In this English translation, Moon's story is usefully framed by apparatus necessary to bring its message to even those taking their first look at South Asian culture...The result is an easy to digest short-course...


Rapid Assessment Process: An Introduction

by James Beebe

Rapid Assessment Process is the first introduction to the RAP group of ethnographic methods and techniques that provide field-based research findings for policymakers and program planners. Prepared by an international...


The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities

by Amanullah De Sondy

Rigid notions of masculinity are causing crisis in the global Islamic community. These are articulated from the Qur�an, its commentary, historical precedents and societal, religious and familial obligations....


Two Winters in a Tipi: My Search for the Soul of the Forest

by Mark Warren

One stormy August night, a lightning bolt struck Mark Warren’s tin-roofed farmhouse and burned everything to the ground. Even his metal tools melted. Friends loaned him a tent, but after just a month it began...


Material Culture and Authenticity: Fake Branded Fashion in Europe

by Magdalena Craciun, Paul Gilroy & Daniel Miller

The study of material culture demonstrates that objects make people just as much as people make, exchange and consume objects. But what if these objects are, in the eyes of others, only fakes? What kind of material...


Interrogating the Real

by Slavoj Žižek, Rex Butler & Scott Stephens

Slavoj �i�ek is one of the world�s foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose vividly adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the...


To Have or to Be?

by Erich Fromm

To Have Or to Be? is one of the seminal books of the second half of the 20th century. Nothing less than a manifesto for a new social and psychological revolution to save our threatened planet, this book is a...


Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders

by Fuyubi Nakamura, Morgan Perkins & Olivier Krischer

Exploring accounts of art forms ranging from painting to film, literature , fashion and performance Asia Through Art and Anthropology challenges established assumptions of the cultural products of Asia, making...


The Ruling Ideas: Bourgeois Political Concepts

by Amy E. Wendling

The concepts that organize our thinking wield, by virtue of this fact, a great deal of political power. This book looks at five concepts whose dominion has increased, steadily, during the bourgeois period of...


The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

by William B. Helmreich

As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there....


Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today

by Keith Kahn-Harris & Ben Gidley

The first book-length study of contemporary British Jewry , Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today examines the changing nature of the British Jewish community and its leadership since 1990.

Keith...