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  • The Emergence of a Modern Cityby Henriette Steiner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    During Denmark’s ‘Golden Age‘ (c. 1800 to 1850), Copenhagen came into being as a modern city on the urban-cultural level. This book examines this period in the city’s history, just before the establishment of some of the main features of the modernisation of cities associated with industrialisation, such as street lighting, sewer... more...

  • Narrating Victimhoodby Michaela Sch

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Mythologies and narratives of victimization pervade contemporary Croatia, set against the backdrop of militarized notions of masculinity and the political mobilization of religion and nationhood. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in rural Dalmatia in the Croatian-Bosnian border region, this book provides a unique account of the politics... more...

  • Intimate Economies of Developmentby Chris Lyttleton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are seldom considered as fundamental elements of donor-driven development as it impacts on the lives of people in poor countries. Yet, alongside structural interventions, emotional or affective engagements are central to processes of social change and the making of selves for those caught up in development?s... more...

  • To Speak for the Peopleby Jon Cowans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

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

  • Social Class in Europeby David Rose; Eric Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This timely volume introduces a new social class schema, the European Socio-economic Classification (ESeC), which has been specifically developed and tested for use in EU comparative research. Social Class in Europe aims to introduce researchers to the new classification and its research potential. Since socio-economic classifications are so widely... more...

  • Suicide Protest in South Asiaby Simanti Lahiri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The radical act of suicide protest is undertaken by social movement participants in order to demand a particular previously articulated political outcome. This book examines the history and impact of suicide protest, which has been increasingly used as a protest tactic since World War II, adding to a growing area of research on the ability of certain... more...

  • Configuring Value Conflicts in Marketsby S. Alexius; K. Tamm Hallström

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    In this important book, Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme bring together a prestigious group of contributors to provide a systematic assessment of the dynamic, multi-scale network restructuring and spaces of flows associated with globalization that have shaped Europe’s contemporary position in the world during the past decade. more...

  • Neoliberalism, Personhood, and Postsocialismby Nicolette Makovicky

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Neoliberalism, Personhood, and Postsocialism explores the formation of subjectivities in newly marketized or marketizing societies across the former Eastern Bloc, documenting the rise of the neo-liberal discourse of the ‘enterprising’ self in government policy, corporate management and education, as well as examining the shifts in forms of... more...

  • The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lankaby Nikolaos Biziouras

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant deaths and approximately 40,000 civilian deaths, as well... more...

  • Social Work Intervention in an Economic Crisisby Martha Baum; Pamela Twiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    With the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s, economic devastation hit the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, region. Social Work Intervention in an Economic Crisis strives to deepen understanding of the impact of the economic tragedy in the Pittsburgh region and to present social workers?efforts to enhance recovery. This case study serves as a model... more...