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Latest releases to paperback


Our books address and explore some of the world’s most topical issues and now a number of our most respected titles have been released in paperback editions, ensuring our research extends its reach to have impact and relevancy for students, researchers, practitioners, businesses, government departments and institutions worldwide.

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Can Tocqueville Karaoke? Global Contrasts of Citizen Participation, the Arts and Development

Terry Nichols Clark

Part of the Research in Urban Policy series, this volume questions the importance of arts and culture and their possible impact on politics and the economy.

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Sociological Reflections on the Neurosciences

Martyn Pickersgill, Ira Van Keulen

The neurosciences are the new cutting edge in biomedicine, and this is the first book to take a sociological imagination to this field. The neurosciences are more than a collection of scientific practices; they offer up new ways of thinking about mind, body and society.

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International Handbook of Psychology in Education

Karen Littleton, Clare Wood, Judith Kleine Staarman

This book provides researchers, practitioners and advisers working in the fields of psychology and education with an overview of cutting-edge research across a broad spectrum of work within the domain of psychology of education.

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Tensions in Teacher Preparation: Accountability, Assessment, and Accreditation

Lynnette B. Erickson, Nancy Wentworth, Stefinee E. Pinnegar

This book addresses the challenges of meeting national accreditation requirements in the United States, including designing assessment instruments and making data-driven decisions.

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Building Blocks for Sustainable Transport: Obstacles, Trends, Solutions

Veli Himanen, Martin Lee-Gosselin, Adriaan Perrels

This book argues that the issues surrounding sustainable transport constitute a new – post-modern – phase in transport policy and management. Achieving sustainable transport requires more than 'optimal' management of congestion and the effects on public health and the environment.

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Social Psychological Perspectives

Martin L. Maehr, Stuart A. Karabenick, Timothy C. Urdan

The chapters in this book cover a broad range of topics, from the influence of peers to the influence of colour, on motivation and achievement. The contributors include a range as well, from some of the most well-respected veterans in motivation research to influential new voices.

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Gender, Equality and Education from International and Comparative Perspectives

David Baker, Alexander W. Wiseman

This volume investigates the often controversial relationship between gender, equality and education from international and comparative perspectives. The book investigates as to whether gender equality in education is really being achieved in schools around the world.

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Places of Curriculum Making: Narrative Inquiries into Children's Lives in Motion

Janice Huber, M. Shaun Murphy, D.Jean Clandinin, Stefinee E. Pinnegar

This book documents a radical shift in thinking from focusing on the school as the place where curriculum is made to realizing the ways children and families are engaged as curriculum makers in homes, in communities, and in the spaces in-between, outside of school.

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Urban Risk Reduction: An Asian Perspective

Rajib Shaw, Hari Srinivas, Anshu Sharma

This book brings the lessons from innovative urban risk management approaches in Asian cities, drawing the lessons from seven Asian countries. The authors of the chapters consist of wider spectrum of stakeholders, from academics to policy makers to NGO practitioners.

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The Past, Present and Future of International Business and Management

Timothy Devinne, Torben Pedersen, Laszlo Tihanyi

This volume concentrates on the substantive gaps in the International Business/International Management field and addresses whether these gaps are resolvable with our current theoretical and methodological toolkit. This entails three specific queries about the past and present.

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No Social Science without Critical Theory

Harry F. Dahms

The chapters included in this volume of "Current Perspectives in Social Theory" highlight the problematic nature of mainstream perspectives, and the growing need to reaffirm how the specific kind of critique the early Frankfurt School theorists advocated is not less, but far more important today.

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Beyond the Rural Urban Divide: Cross-continental Perspectives on the Differentiated Countryside and Its Regulation

Kjell Andersson, Erland Eklund, Minna Lehtola, Pekka Salmi

The rural-urban dichotomy is one of the most influential figures of thought in history, laying the foundation for academic disciplines such as rural and urban sociology. The dichotomy rests on the assumption that rural and urban areas differ fundamentally.

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Childhood: Changing Contexts

Arnlaug Leira, Chiara Saraceno

Demographic and societal changes are strongly affecting the contexts of childhood and the experience of being children. At the same time, across social groups and across societies, diversities and inequalities in childhood are taking new forms. This volume's focus is mainly on children in the developed countries.

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Hidden Hands in the Market: Ethnographies of Fair Trade, Ethical Consumption and Corporate Social Responsibility

Peter Luetchford, Geert De Neve

In much of the world's economy, production, exchange and consumption are regulated by the Market, which is widely believed to be based on economic rationality and driven by a desire to consume. But there are different views of how the Market operates, or ought to operate.

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Dimensions of Ritual Economy

Patricia A. McAnany, E. Christian Wells

Increasingly, economists have acknowledged that a major limitation to economic theory has been its failure to incorporate human values and beliefs as motivational factors. This book addresses the problem by bringing together anthropologists with diverse backgrounds in the study of religion and economy.

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