|| SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
||1 Chadha, Gita (ed)
Re-imagining sociology in India : feminist perspectives /
Gita Chadha and MT Joseph.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xii, 348p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9781138363656.
301.0954 CHA 146843
This book maps the intersections between sociology and
feminism in the Indian context. It retrieves the lives
and work of women pioneers of and in sociology, asking
crucial questions of their feminisms and their
sociologies. The chapters address the experiential
realities of women in the field, pedagogical issues,
methodological frameworks, mentoring processes and
artistic engagements with academic work. The volume-s
strength lies in bringing together Indian scholars from
diverse social backgrounds and regions reflecting on the
specificity of the Indian social sciences.
** Women sociologists -- India , Sociology -- India ,
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
||2 Thellefsen, Torkild (ed)
Umberto Eco in his own words / Torkild Thellefsen and
Bent Sorensen.-- Boston: De Gruyter, 2017.
xii, 340p. , 24cm.
(Semiotics, communication and cognition , 19).
ISBN : 9781501515675.
302.2 THE 146864
This book is a contribution to both semiotics and Eco
studies. The 40 scholars who participate in the book come
from a variety of disciplines but have all chosen to work
with a favorite quotation from Eco that they find
particularly illustrative of the issues that his work
raises. Some of the scholars have worked exegetically
placing the quotation within a tradition, others have
determined the (epistemic) value of the quotation and
offered a critique, while still others have seen the
quotation as a starting point for conceptual developments
within a field of application. However, each article
within this volume points toward the relevance of Eco --
for contemporary studies concerning semiotics,
communication and cognition.
** Semiotics , Philosophy, Italian -- 20th century
3 Pettey, Gary R
Communication research methodology : a strategic approach
to applied research / Gary R Pettey, Cheryl Campanella
Bracken and Elizabeth Babin Pask.-- New York: Routledge,
xiv, 197p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415507448.
302.2072 PET 146882
The book takes an applied methods approach, introducing
students to the conceptual elements of communication
science and then presenting these elements in a single
study throughout the text, articulating the similarities
and differences of individual methods along the way. The
study is presented as a communication campaign, involving
multiple methodologies. The approach highlights how one
method can build upon another and emphasizes the fact
that, given the nature of methodology, no single study
can give complete answers to our research questions.
** Communication -- Research -- Methodology
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
||4 Patel, Raj
A History of the world in seven cheap things : a guide to
capitalism, nature, and the future of the planet / Raj
Patel and Jason W Moore.-- London: Verso, 2018.
xiii,312p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781788732130.
303.44 PAT 146694
In this book, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a
new approach to analyzing today-s planetary emergencies.
Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of
colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and
other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore
demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always
prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and
safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven
cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is
urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way
of understanding--and reclaiming--the planet in the
turbulent twenty-first century.
** Human ecology--Economic aspects , Capitalism
5 Mosco, Vincent
Becoming digital : towards a post-internet society /
Vincent Mosco.-- Bingley: Emerald Publishing, 2017.
xiii, 227p. , 20cm.
ISBN : 9781787432956.
303.4833 MOS 146696
This book examines the convergence of Cloud Computing,
Big Data, and the Internet of Things to forge the Next
Internet. Ubiquitous computing enables universal
communication, concentration of power, privacy erosion,
environmental degradation, and massive automation and
this title explores solving these issues to create a
democratic digital world.
** Internet--Social aspects, Media and Communications,
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
||6 Rajan, S Irudaya
India migration report 2017 : forced migration / S
Irudaya Rajan.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xxiii, 354p. ,22cm.
ISBN : 9781138542600.
304.80954 RAJ 146842
The India Migration Report 2017 examines forced migration
caused by political conflicts, climate change, disasters
(natural and man-made) and development projects. India
accounts for large numbers of internally displaced people
in the world.
** India -- Emigration and immigration , Emigration and
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
||7 Storey, John
Cultural theory and popular culture : an introduction /
John Storey.--8th ed.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xv,302p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415786638.
306.01 STO 146883
In this book, the author presents a clear and critical
survey of competing theories of and various approaches to
popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity,
exemplified through popular culture, means that it can be
flexibly and relevantly applied across a number of
** Popular culture -- Philosophy , Culture -- Philosophy
Culture -- History
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
||8 Sinha, Dipankar
The Information game in democracy / Dipankar Sinha.--
London: Routledge, 2018.
xviii, 218p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138323407.
320.014 SIN 146845
This book examines democracy and governance from the
unconventional and largely under-researched vantage point
of information. It looks at the exclusionary
informational dynamics in democracy and analyses the role
of information capitalism, new technology, virtual
networks, cyberspace and media. While emphasizing the
foundational value of information as the -source code- of
modern societies, the book explains how it is
strategically maneuvered in technologies of governance in
so-called established and credible democracies.
** Democracy , Communication -- Political aspects
||9 Ghosh Dastidar, Ananya (ed)
Economic theory and policy amidst global discontent :
essays in honour of Deepak Nayyar / Ananya Ghosh
Dastidar, Rajeev Malhotra and Vivek Suneja.-- London:
xvii, 463p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138598553.
330.01 GHO 146841
This book rethinks economic theory and calls for a
creative and pragmatic approach to policymaking. It
examines what development and sustenance of economic
progress mean and how these may be facilitated. This work
emphasizes the relevance of a broad policy framework
based on building individual capabilities and in line
with a human-centric perspective. Also, it points out the
crucial need to create policy space for macroeconomic
stability and to accommodate heterodox influences to
address the persisting global problems of poverty,
inequality and sustaining development.
** Globalization -- Economic aspects , Economics,
10 Norman, Jesse
Adam Smith : what he thought, and why it matters / Jesse
Norman.-- London: Allen Lane, 2018.
xvii, 381p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780241328491.
330.153092 SMI 146848
In this book the author lays out a succinct and highly engaging
account of Smith-s life and times, reviews his work as a
whole and traces his influence over the past two
centuries. This book explores his ideas in detail, from ethics to
law to economics and government and the impact of those
ideas on thinkers as diverse as Karl Marx, Charles
Darwin, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek. Adam
Smith emerges as one of the founders of modern social
psychology and behavioral theory, offering a strikingly
modern evolutionary theory of political economy, which
recognizes the often complementary roles of markets and
** Smith, Adam, -- 1723-1790 , Smith, Adam, -- 1723-1790
- Influence , Philosophers -- Scotland -- Biography
11 Beckert, Sven (ed)
American capitalism : new histories / Sven Beckert and
Christine Desan.-- New York: Columbia University Press,
x, 432p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780231185240.
330.973 BEC 146849
The United States has long epitomized capitalism. But an
understanding of "capitalism" is as elusive as it is
urgent. What does it mean to make capitalism a subject of
historical inquiry? What is its potential across multiple
disciplines, alongside different methodologies, and in a
range of geographic and chronological settings? And how
does a focus on capitalism change our understanding of
American history? This book collects cutting-edge
research from prominent scholars, sampling the latest
work in the field.
** Capitalism-United States-History , United States-
Commerce-History , United States-Economic conditions
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
||12 Augar, Philip
The Bank that lived a little : Barclays in the age of the
very free market / Philip Augar.-- London: Allen Lane,
xiv, 428 p. : ill. , 24 cm.
ISBN : 9780241335970.
332.1 AUG 146808
This is an extraordinary corporate thriller, which among
much else describes how Barclays came to buy Lehman
Brothers for a bargain price in 2008, why it was so keen
to avoid taking government funding during the financial
crisis, and the price shareholders have paid for a decade
of barely controlled ambition.
** Economics , Financial economics , Banks
13 Ray, Prasanta
The Sociology of greed : runs and ruins in banking crises
/ Prasanta Ray.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xv,199p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9781138323674.
332.1095414 RAY 146846
This book examines crises in financial institutions such
as banks from the vantage point of greed of the people at
their helm. It offers an intensive analysis of the
banking crises under conditions of colonial capitalism in
early-twentieth century Bengal that led to institutional
and social collapse. Breaking new ground, the work looks
at the moral economy of capitalism and money culture by
focusing on the victims of banking crises. Through
sociological analyses of political economy, it seamlessly
combines archival records, survey and statistical data
with literary narratives and performing arts.
** Asian Studies , Historical Sociology , Social and
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
||14 Fiorino, Daniel J
A Good life on a finite earth : the political economy of
green growth / Daniel J Fiorino.-- New York: Oxford
University Press, 2018.
xvii, 247p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780190605810.
333.7 FIO 146847
The potential conflict among economic and ecological
goals has formed the central fault line of environmental
politics in the United States and most other countries
since the 1970s. Over the last decade, the concept of
green growth - the idea that the right mix of policies,
investments, and technologies will lead to beneficial
growth within ecological limits - has become central to
global and national debates and policy. But making the
political case for green growth and implementing
strategies for it to occur will require more than just
creative and well-designed ecological policies, it
demands building ecological goals into economic and
political systems. This book examines the political
feasibility of green growth as a policy framework and
** Environmental economics , Environmentalism -- Economic
aspects , Economic development -- Environmental aspects
|| PRIVATE LAW
||15 Tandon, Usha (ed)
Biodiversity : law, policy and governance / Usha Tandon,
Mohan Parasaran and Sidharth Luthra.-- London: Routledge,
xvii, 348p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138543249.
346.04695 TAN 146840
Conservation of biodiversity is a fundamental concern towards securing
a sustainable future. This book argues that despite various domestic and
international policies and legal frameworks on biodiversity conservation.
It explores the factors that hinder effective implementation of these policies
and frameworks. It also analyses existing laws, both international and
domestic, to identify inherent problems in the existing legal system.
** Biodiversity conservation -- Law and legislation
||16 Jain, Manish (ed)
School education in India: market, state and quality /
Manish Jain and others.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xvii,302p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138363700.
370.954 JAI 146844
This book examines how the public and private domains in
school education in India are informed and mediated by
current market realities. It moves beyond the simplistic
dichotomy of pro-state versus pro-market factors that
define most current debates in the formulations of
educational reform agendas to underline how they need to
be interpreted in the larger context.
** Education -- India , Education and state -- India
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 17 Rodrik, Dani
Straight talk on trade : ideas for a sane world economy /
Dani Rodrik.-- New Jersey: Princeton University Press,
xiii, 316p., 24cm.
ISBN : 978069117784.
382.71 ROD 146807
This book provides early and outspoken critic of economic
globalization taken too far, goes beyond the populist
backlash and offers a more reasoned explanation for why
our elites- and technocrats- obsession with hyper-
globalization made it more difficult for nations to
achieve legitimate economic and social objectives at
home: economic prosperity, financial stability, and
equity. Author takes globalization-s cheerleaders to
task, not for emphasizing economics over other values,
but for practicing bad economics and ignoring the
discipline-s own nuances that should have called for
** Globalization , Free trade
|| ENGLISH and OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGES
||18 Strauss, Susan
Grammar, meaning, and concepts : a discourse-based
approach to English grammar / Susan Strauss, Parastou
Feiz and Xuehua Xiang.-- New York: Routledge, 2018.
xii,478p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781138785274.
425 STR 146885
This book emphasizes the ways in which users of language
construct meaning, express viewpoints, and depict
imageries using the conceptual, meaning-filled categories
that underlie all of the grammar.
** English language -- Discourse analysis , English
language -- Grammar , Semantics
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
19 Murphy, Kevin R
Performance appraisal and management / Kevin R Murphy,
Jeanette N Cleveland and Madison E Hanscom.-- Los Angeles
: Sage Publications, 2019.
xxi, 398p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781506352909.
658.3125 MUR 146865
This text explores common obstacles and why certain
performance appraisal methods often result in failures.
Using a strategic, evidence-based approach, the authors
outline best practices for avoiding common pitfalls and
helping organizations achieve their maximum potential.
Cases, exercise, and spotlight boxes on timely issues
like cyber bullying in the workplace and appraising team
performance provides readers with opportunities to hone
their critical thinking and decision making skills.
** Employees -- Rating of , Performance standards.
|| PHOTOGRAPHY and COMPUTER ART
||20 Wright, Steve
Digital compositing for film and video : production
workflows and techniques / Steve Wright.--4th ed.-- New
York: Routledge, 2018.
xxv, 549p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781138240377.
778.5345 WRI 146884
This book addresses the problems and difficult choices
that professional compositors face on a daily basis with
an elegant blend of theory, practical production
techniques and workflows.
** Video recording , Cinematography -- Special effects ,
|| LITERATURE,RHETORIC and CRITICISM
||21 Hart, Jonathan (ed)
Imagining culture : essays in early modern history and
literature / Jonathan Hart.-- London: Routledge, 2015.
262p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138832800.
809 HAR 146866
This book discusses the literature as a whole rather than
a partisan interest in those who are in or out of favor,
and how that literature relates to other arts as well as to
philosophical, historical, and cultural contexts.
** Literature and history , Comparative literature
|| ENGLISH and OLD ENGLISH LITERATURES
||22 Aers, David
Romanticism and ideology : studies in English writing
1765 1830 / David Aers, Jonathan Cook and David Punter.--
London: Routledge, 2016.
v, 194p. , 24cm.
(Routledge library editions: romanticism , 1).
ISBN : 9781138194472.
820.9145 AER 146867
The primary purpose of this book is to serve as an introduction
to writing in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
In addition to major Romantic poets - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge and
Shelly - the authors discuss writers such as Austen,
Hazlitt and Burke, who are usually studied in a different
context, and genres such as fiction and political
writing, which are often cut off from the central body of
** English literature -- 18th century -- History and
criticism , English literature -- 19th century -- History
and criticism , Romanticism -- Great Britain.
23 Mishra, Vijay
Annotating Salman Rushdie : reading the postcolonial /
Vijay Mishra.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xxii, 366p. ,22cm.
ISBN : 9781138363519.
820.9358 MIS 146839
This book looks at ways of reading, uncovering and
recovering meanings in postcolonial writing in English
through the works of Salman Rushdie. It uses textual
criticism and applied literary theory to resurrect the
underlying literary architecture of one of the world’s
most controversial, celebrated and enigmatic authors. It
sheds light upon key aspects of Rushdie’s craft and the
literary influences that contribute to his celebrated
hybridity. It analyses how Rushdie uses his exceptional
mastery of European, Anglo-American, Indian, Arabic and
Persian literary and cultural forms to cultivate a fresh
register of English that expands Western literary
** Rushdie, Salman -- Criticism and interpretation ,
Postcolonialism in literature , Rushdie, Salman