||1 Hanscomb, Stuart
Critical thinking : the basics / Stuart Hanscomb.--
London: Routledge, 2017.
252p. , 21cm.
ISBN : 9781138826243.
160 HAN 146654
** Critical thinking
||2 Doran, Robert
The Ethics of theory : philosophy, history, literatur /
Robert Doran.-- London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
x,229p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781474225939.
170 DOR 146650
In this book, the author offers the first broad
assessment of the ethical challenges of Critical Theory
across the humanities and social sciences, calling into
question the sharp dichotomy typically drawn between the
theoretical and the ethical, the analytical and the
prescriptive. He exposes the ethical underpinnings of
theoretical discourses that are often perceived as either
oblivious to or highly skeptical of any attempt to define
ethics or politics.
** Critical theory , Ethics
|| ANCIENT,MEDIEVAL and EASTERN PHILOSOPHY
||3 Tuske, Joerg (ed)
Indian epistemology and metaphysics / Joerg Tuske.--
London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
xi, 436p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781472529534.
181.4 TUS 146658
This book introduces the reader to new perspectives on
Indian philosophy based on philological research within
the last twenty years. Concentrating on topics such as
perception, inference, skepticism, consciousness, self,
mind, and universals, some of the most notable scholars
working in classical Indian philosophy today examine core
epistemological and metaphysical issues. The contributors
to this volume approach the topics from both a philosophical
and a philological perspective.They demonstrate the importance
of the subject matter for an understanding of Indian thought
in general and they highlight its wider philosophical significance.
** Philosophy -- General , Indian philosophy ,
Knowledge,Theory of -- India
|| PHILOSOPHY and THEORY OF RELIGION
||4 Goodchild, Philip (ed)
Religion and European philosophy : key thinkers from Kant to Zizek
/ Phillip Goodchild and Hollis Phelps.-- London: Routledge, 2017.
xii, 499p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781138188525.
210.94 GOO 146646
This book draws together a diverse group of scholars in
theology, religious studies, and philosophy to discuss
the role that religion plays among key figures in the
European philosophical tradition. Designed for
accessibility, each of the thirty-four chapters includes
background information on the key thinker, an overview
of the main themes, concepts, and concerns that occupy
his or her attention, and a discussion of the religious
and theological elements present in his or her thought,
in light of contemporary issues.
** Philosophy and religion -- Europe , Philosophers --
|| OTHER RELIGIONS
||5 Spina, Nanette R
Women-s authority and leadership in a Hindu goddess
tradition / Nanette R Spina.-- New York: Palgrave
xiv, 327p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781137589088.
294.52114 SPI 146653
This book investigates women-s ritual authority and the
common boundaries between religion and notions of
gender, ethnicity, and identity. The author situates her study
within the transnational Melmaruvathur
Adhiparasakthi movement established by the Tamil Indian
guru, Bangaru Adigalar. This represents an extraordinary
shift from orthodox tradition in which religious
authority has been the exclusive domain of male Brahmin
priests.Presenting historical and contemporary perspectives
on the transnational Adhiparasakthi organization, the author
analyzes women-s roles and means of expression within the tradition.
** Women in Hinduism , Hindu goddesses , Women --
Religious aspects -- Hinduism
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
||6 Meikle, Graham
Social media : communication, sharing and visibility /
Graham Meikle.-- New York: Routledge, 2016.
xvi, 170p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9780415712248.
302.231 MEI 146648
From Facebook and Twitter to Reddit and YouTube, the
author examines social media as industries and as
central sites for understanding the cultural politics
of everyday life. Building on the new forms of
communication and citizenship brought about by these
platforms, he analyzes the meanings of sharing and
privacy, internet memes,remix cultures and citizen
journalism. Throughout, Social Media engages with
questions of visibility, performance, platforms and
users, and demonstrates how networked digital media are
adopted and adapted in an environment built around the
convergence of personal and public communication.
** Social media , Online social networks , Citizen
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
||7 Carbaugh, Donal (ed)
The Handbook of communication in cross-cultural
perspective / Donal Carbaugh.-- New York: Routledge,2017.
xix, 390p. , 27cm.
ISBN : 9781138892118.
303.482 CAR 146651
This handbook brings together 26 ethnographic research
reports from around the world about communication. The
studies explore 13 languages from 17 countries across 6
continents. Together, the studies examine, through
cultural analyses, communication practices in cross-
cultural perspective. The studies explore the diversity
in ways communication is understood around the world,
examine specific cultural traditions in the study of
communication, and thus inform readers about the range
of ways communication is understood around the world.
** Comparative linguistics , Mass communications
|| POLITICAL SCIENCE
||8 Fiala, Andrew (ed)
The Bloomsbury companion to political philosophy /
Andrew Fiala.-- London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
ix, 271p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781474286442.
320.01 FIA 146649
This book is the definitive guide to contemporary
political philosophy. The book covers all the most
pressing and important themes and categories in the
field - areas that have continued to attract interest
historically as well as topics that have emerged more
recently as active areas of research. The essays reveal
where important work continues to be done in the area
and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the
field is taking. It explores a range of issues from the
nature and history of political philosophy, sovereignty,
distributive justice, democratic theory, feminist
theory,to toleration, human rights, immigration,
cosmopolitanism, peace, war, and the challenge of
Eurocentrism in political philosophy.
** Political science--Philosophy. , PHILOSOPHY / General
PHILOSOPHY / Political
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
||9 McDonald, John F
Rethinking macroeconomics : an introduction / John F
McDonald.-- London: Routledge, 2016.
xiv, 182p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781138644069.
339 MAC 145084, 146647
This book introduces students to the different schools
of thought, equipping them with the knowledge needed for
a real understanding of today°s macro economy. It guides
the reader through various approaches to the analysis of
the macro economy of the U.S., before presenting the
data for several critical economic episodes, in order to
discover which analytical method provides the best
explanation for each event. It covers key background
information on topics such as the basics of supply and
demand, macroeconomic data, international trade and the
balance of payments, and the creation of the money
|| PRIVATE LAW
||10 Rosenberg, Anat
Liberalizing contracts : nineteenth century promises
through literature, law and history / Anat Rosenberg.--
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.
x, 263p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781138923706.
346.4102 ROS 146660
In this book, the author examines nineteenth-century
liberal thought in England, as developed through, and as
it developed, the concept of contract, understood as the
formal legal category of binding agreement, and the
relations and human practices at which it gestured, most
basically that of promise, most broadly the capitalist
** Contracts -- History -- 19th century , Economic
liberalism -- History -- 19th century
||11 Bronner, Simon J
Folklore : the basics / Simon J Bronner.-- London:
xi, 228p. , 20cm.
ISBN : 9781138774957.
398.2 BRO 146656
This book is an engaging guide to the practice and
interpretation of folklore. Taking examples from around
the world, it explores the role of folklore in
expressing fundamental human needs, desires, and
anxieties that often are often not revealed through
other means. Providing a clear framework for approaching
the study of folklore, it introduces the reader to
methodologies for identifying, documenting, interpreting
and applying key information about folklore and its
relevance to modern life.
** Folklore -- Methodology
||12 Goddard, Angela
Discourse : the basics / Angela Goddard and Neil
Carey.-- London: Routledge, 2017.
xiii, 214p. , 21cm.
ISBN : 9780415856553.
401.41 GOD 146655
Humans are social animals and are constantly interacting
with each other through conversation, written
communication, symbols and other expressions . This book
is an accessible and engaging introduction to the
analysis of those interactions and the many forms and
meanings they can take.
** Discourse analysis -- Study and teaching , Discourse
analysis -- Textbooks , Discourse analysis.
|| LITERATURE,RHETORIC and CRITICISM
||13 Helgesson, Stefan (ed)
Institutions of world literature : writing, translation,
markets / Stefan Helgesson and Pieter Vermeulen.-- New
York: Routledge, 2016.
viii, 233p. , 24cm.
(Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature ,
ISBN : 9781138832541.
801 HEL 146659
This book engages critically with the recent and ongoing
consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of
study. On the basis of an extended, active, and
ultimately more literary sense of what it means to
institute world literature, it views processes of
institutionalization not as limitations, but as
challenges to understand how literature may
simultaneously function as an enabling and exclusionary
world of its own. It starts from the observation that
literature is never simply a given, but is always
performatively and materially instituted by translators,
publishers, academies and academics, critics, and
readers, as well as authors themselves. This volume
therefore substantiates, refines, as well as
interrogates current approaches to world literature,
such as those developed by David Damrosch, Pascale
Casanova, and Emily Apter.
** Literature / History and criticism / Theory, etc. ,
Literature publishing , Translating and interpreting
14 Heise, Ursula K (ed)
Futures of comparative literature : ACLA state of the
discipline report / Ursula K Heise and others.-- London:
xxiii, 346p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781138293342.
809 HEI 146657
-Futures of Comparative Literature- is a cutting edge
report on the state of the discipline in Comparative
Literature. The book includes previously unpublished
interviews with key figures in the discipline as well as
a range of different essays ° short pieces on key topics
and longer, in-depth pieces.
** Comparative literature
15 Atia, Nadia (ed)
Popular postcolonialisms : discourses of Empire and
popular culture / Nadia Atia and Kate Houlden.-- London:
viii, 275p. , 24cm.
(Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 62).
ISBN : 9781138125056.
809.93358 ATI 146661
This book explores the extent to which popular forms are
infused with colonial logics, and whether they can be
employed by those advocating for change. It considers a
range of fiction, film, and non-hegemonic cultural
forms, engaging with topics such as environmental change,
language activism, and cultural imperialism alongside
analysis of figures like Tarzan and Frankenstein.
Building on the work of cultural theorists, it asks
whether the popular is actually where elite conceptions
of the world may best be challenged. It also addresses
middlebrow cultural production, which has tended to be
seen as antithetical to radical traditions, asking
whether this might, in fact, form an unlikely realm from
which to question, critique, or challenge colonial
** Postcolonialism in literature , Postcolonialism
|| ENGLISH and OLD ENGLISH LITERATURES
||16 Chakraborty, Madhurima (ed)
Postcolonial urban outcasts : city margins in South
Asian literature / Madhurima Chakraborty and Umme Al-wazedi.
-- New York: Routledge, 2017.
viii, 281p. , 24cm.
(Routledge research in postcolonial literatures , 55).
ISBN : 9781138677234.
820.9954 CHA 146645
Extending current scholarship on South Asian Urban and
Literary Studies, this book examines the role of the
discontents of the South Asian city. The collection
investigates how South Asian literature and literature
about South Asia attends to urban margins, regardless of
whether the definition of margin is spatial,
psychological, gendered, or sociopolitical.
** South Asian literature (English) -- History and
criticism , South Asian literature -- History and
criticism , Cities and towns in literature
17 McKenzie, William
The Student-s guide to Shakespeare / William McKenzie.--
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
xiv, 241p. , 26cm.
ISBN : 9781474413534.
822.33 MAC 146652
This book is a one-stop-shop for the busy undergraduate
studying Shakespeare. Offering detailed guidance to the
plays most often taught on undergraduate courses, the
volume targets the topics tutors choose for essay
questions and is organised to help students find the
information they need quickly.
** Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and
interpretation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. ,
Shakespeare,William, -- 1564-1616