1 Rondolino, Massimo A.
Cross-cultural perspectives on hagiographical strategies
: a comparative study of the "standard lives" of St.
Francis and Milarepa / Massimo A. Rondolino.-- London:
xv, 216 p. , 25 cm.
(Sanctity in global perspective.)
ISBN : 9781472479051.
206.1 RON 146903
This book examines the potential of conducting studies in
comparative hagiology, through parallel literary and
historical analyses of spiritual life writings pertaining
to distinct religious contexts. The book thus
demonstrates how in the social and religious contexts of
both 1200s Italy and 1400s Tibet, narratives of the
lives, deeds and teachings of two individuals recognized
as spiritual champions were seen as the most effective
means to promote spiritual, doctrinal and political
agendas. Therefore, as well being highly relevant to
those studying hagiographical sources, this book will be
of interest to scholars working across the fields of
religion and the comparative study of religious
phenomena, as well as history and literature in the pre-
** Saints , Hagiography
|| SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
2 Griffin, Gabriele (ed)
Cross-cultural interviewing : feminist experiences and
reflections / Gabriele Griffin.-- London: Routledge, 2016
xi, 230 p. , 24 cm.
(Routledge advances in research methods , 18).
ISBN : 9781138909410.
301.01 GRI 146902
This volume explores the practice and implications of
conducting cross-, inter- and intra-cultural
interviewing, bringing together researchers from a range
of disciplines and countries to describe and analyse both
its vicissitudes and its advantages.
** Interviewing in sociology--Cross-cultural studies ,
Intercultural communication , Feminist theory
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
3 Meikle, Graham (ed)
The Routledge companion to media and activism / Graham
Meikle.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xvi, 419 p. , 26 cm.
ISBN : 9781138202030.
302.23 MEI 146899
This book is a wide-ranging collection of original essays
by leading contributors from around the world. In 42
essays, with an extensive editor-s introduction, it
introduces and explores central debates about the
relationships between media and protest, communication
and social movements.
** Mass media--Political aspects , Alternative mass media
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
4 Lymberopoulou, Angeliki (ed)
Cross-cultural interaction between Byzantium and the
West, 1204-1669 : whose Mediterranean is it anyway? /
Angeliki Lymberopoulou.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xxiv,346 p. , 24 cm.
(Society for the promotion of Byzantine studies , 22).
ISBN : 9780815372677.
303.482495040902 LYM 146901
The Early Modern Mediterranean was an area where many
different cultural traditions came in contact with each
other, were often forced to co-exist, and frequently
learned to reap the benefits of co-operation. The aim of
this volume is to explore and re-examine one specific
aspect of this cross-cultural interaction in the
Mediterranean - that between the Byzantine East and the
(mainly Italian) West.
** Intercultural communication ,
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
5 Stierstorfer, Klaus
The Routledge diaspora studies reader / Klaus
Stierstorfer and Janet Wilson.-- New York: Routledge,
xxv, 273 p., 25 cm.
(Routledge literature readers).
ISBN : 9781138783195.
304.8 STI 146912
The Routledge Diaspora Studies Reader provides a
comprehensive resource for students and scholars working
in this vital interdisciplinary field. The book traces
the emergence and development of Diaspora Studies as a
field of scholarship, presenting key critical essays
alongside more recent criticism that explores new
directions. It also includes seminal essays that have
been updated specifically for this collection, as well as
brand new papers. The volume presents: substantial
introductions to each section that situate each work
within its historical, disciplinary and theoretical
contexts essays grouped by key subject areas including
Nation, Globalization, Postcolonialism, Race and
Ethnicity, Multiculturalism, Intersectionality, Gender
and Sexuality, Home and Belonging, Spaces, Hybridity,
Religion, Literature, Visual Culture, and Digital Media.
** Emigration and immigration , Immigrants--Social
conditions , Ethnology , Human geography
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
6 Leckie, Jacqueline (ed)
Migrant cross-cultural encounters in Asia and the Pacific
/ Jacqueline Leckie, Angela McCarthy and Angela Wanhalla.
-- London: Routledge, 2017.
xiv, 173 p. : ill. , 24 cm.
(Studies in migration and diaspora).
ISBN : 9781472481474.
305.906912095 LEC 146898
In contrast to much scholarship on cross-cultural
encounters, which focuses primarily on contact between
indigenous peoples and ‘settlers’ or ‘sojourners’, this
book is concerned with migrant aspects of this phenomenon
‘ whether migrant-migrant or migrant-host encounters ‘
bringing together studies from a variety of perspectives
on cross-cultural encounters, their past, and their
resonances across the contemporary Asia-Pacific region.
** Immigrants , Indigenous peoples ,
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
7 Davidov, Eldad (ed)
Cross-cultural analysis :methods and applications / Eldad
Davidov...[et al].--2nd ed.-- New York: Routledge, 2018.
xxxvi, 648 p. , 23 cm.
(European Association of Methodology).
ISBN : 9781138670648.
306.0721 DAV 146900
This book presents strategies for analyzing cross-
cultural data. Techniques are demonstrated through
applications that employ cross-national data sets such as
the latest European Social Survey. Syntax and graphical
and verbal explanations of the techniques are included.
Online resources include some of the data sets and syntax
commands used in the book. The second edition includes
six new chapters and two revised ones presenting exciting
developments in the literature of cross-cultural
analysis. The book will appeal to researchers and
students in psychology, political science, sociology,
education, marketing and economics, geography,
criminology, psychometrics, epidemiology, and public
health, as well as those interested in methodology.
** Cross-cultural studies --Research, Cross-cultural
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
8 Keane, John
When trees fall, monkeys scatter : rethinking democracy
in China / John Keane.-- New Jersey: World Scientific,
xvii, 176p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781786343598.
320.951 KEA 146928
This book shows why locally-made democratic practices
often favour one-party rule and why China is becoming a
globally significant political laboratory,- a 21st
century testing ground for a new type of top-down popular
government at odds with power-sharing democracy as it was
known during the past generation.
** Democracy -- China , Communism , Economic and social
9 Andersson, Ake E.
Time, space and capital / Ake E. Andersson and David
Emanuel Andersson.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing,
vii, 304 p. , 24 cm.
(New Horizons in Institutional and Evolutionary
ISBN : 9781783470877.
330.1 AND 146913
In this challenging book, the authors demonstrate that
economists tend to misunderstand capital. Frank Knight
was an exception, as he argued that because all resources
are more or less durable and have uncertain future uses
they can consequently be classed as capital. Thus,
capital rather than labor is the real source of
creativity, innovation, and accumulation. But capital is
also a phenomenon in time and in space. Offering a new
and path-breaking theory, they show how durable capital
with large spatial domains - infrastructural capital such
as institutions, public knowledge, and networks - can
help explain the long-term development of cities and
** Evolutionary economics , Economic development
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
10 Ratnoo, Himmat Singh
Migration of labour in India : the squatter settlements
of Delhi / Himmat Singh Ratnoo.-- Abingdon: Routledge,
xxi, 237 p. : ill. , 24 cm.
ISBN : 9781138962736.
331.5440954 RAT 146905
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
11 Bodomo, Adams
The Globalization of foreign investment in Africa : the
role of Europe, China and India / Adams Bodomo.-- Bingley
: Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017.
xxi, 109 p. , 20 cm.
ISBN : 9781787433588.
332.6096 BOD 146909
The book presents the best scenario for an African
economic renaissance in the 21st century. An important
contribution to research on contemporary Afro-Asian
dynamics, this book will be of interest to students and
academics of African Studies, Asian Studies,
globalization, and economics, as well as potential
investors and investing agencies.
** Investments--Foreign , Africa
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
12 Alsweilem, Khalid,
Sovereign wealth funds in resource economies :
institutional and fiscal foundations / Khalid Alsweilem
and Malan Rietveld.-- New York: Columbia University Press
xii, 285 p. : ill. , 24 cm.
ISBN : 9780231183543.
333.7 ALS 146806
This book exploring the legal and policy side of the
institutional approach. Their rule-based description of
this book, since it allows tailoring and adjustment and
invokes rules of thumb and best practices, is intended to
be widely applicable across the diverse spectrum of
global SWFs. Bringing together the practitioner
perspective and scholarly expertise, this book will be
invaluable for global policy makers and scholars working
with sovereign wealth funds.
** Sovereign wealth funds , Natural resources.
13 Jakobsen, Ove
Transformative ecological economics : process philosophy,
ideology and utopia / Ove Jakobsen.-- London: Routledge,
xx, 257 p. : ill. , 24 cm.
(Routledge studies in ecological economics , 45).
ISBN : 9781138637764.
333.701 JAK 146914
This volume develops a synthesized interpretation of
ecological economics integrating different levels:
(economic) system, (business) practice and the (economic)
actor. It discusses how changes on a systems level are
connected to changes in practice and development of
individual consciousness. Transformative Ecological
Economics delves into the insight and knowledge from
different sources of inspiration as well as into an
integrated story describing and illustrating the core
ideas, principles and values that characterize a utopian
society anchored in ecological economics. Implementation
of the deep changes demanded depends on our ability to
write a new story, a utopian one for sure, but one which
is in accordance with and based on the reality in which
we live. This book will be of interest to those who study
ecological economics, political economy and environmental
** Ecology--Economic aspects , Economic development ,
14 Gale, Fred P
The Political economy of sustainability / Fred P Gale.--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.
xix, 284p. ,24cm.
ISBN : 9781785368004.
338.927 GAL 146910
In this book,the author builds on a range of contemporary
examples to develop a pluralistic conception of
sustainability value that underpins sustainable
development. He identifies why current approaches are
having no meaningful impact and unifies diverse
perspectives into one integrative approach. This
definitive work argues that sustainability value-s
realization requires a complete rethink of the way firms
and polities are governed, challenging the idea that
preferences are rational. It illustrates how
-tetravaluation- is being partially realized at the level
of the firm and the state. The author implores political
economy to abandon its monistic modernist legacy and
embrace the pluralistic, reflexive and interdisciplinary
standpoint that sustainability demands.
** Sustainability -- Economic aspects , Sustainable
development -- Government policy , Political planning
15 Das, Ritanjan
Neoliberalism and the transforming left in India : a
contradictory manifesto / Ritanjan Das.-- London:
xiii, 227 p. , 25 cm.
(Routledge/ Edinburgh South Asian studies series).
ISBN : 9781138732292.
338.95414 DAS 146906
This book presents a reappraisal of the political
economic history of the CPIM/Left Front regime against
the backdrop of the Indian reform experience. It examines
two distinct areas: the conditions that necessitated the
regime to engineer a transition from an erstwhile
agricultural-based growth model to a more pro-market
economic agenda post-1991, and the political strategy
employed to manage such a transition, attract private
capital and at the same time sustain the regime’s
traditional rhetoric and partisan character. A valuable
contribution to the ongoing debate in the literature on
the drifts underway with the Indian Left and India’s
economic transformation post-1990s, this book will be of
interest to academics in the field of Political Science,
Government, Political Economy and South Asian Studies.
** Economic development , Government policy--India--West
Bengal , Politics and government
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
16 Rochon, Louis-Philippe (ed)
An Introduction to macroeconomics : a heterodox approach
to economic analysis / Louis-Philippe Rochon and Sergio
Rossi.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.
xii,418 p. : ill. , 25 cm.
ISBN : 9781782549376.
339 ROC 146695
This volume introduces students to the fundamental ideas
of heterodox economics, presented in a clear and
accessible way by top heterodox scholars. It offers not
only a critique of the dominant approach to economics,
but also a positive and constructive alternative.
** Economic , Macroeconomics ,
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
17 Nyberg, Svein Olav
The Bayesian way : introductory statistics for economists
and engineers / Svein Olav Nyberg.-- Hoboken: John Wiley,
xi, 500p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781119246879.
519.542 NYB 146958
This book offers a basic introduction to statistics that
emphasizes the Bayesian approach and is designed for use
by those studying professional disciplines like
engineering and economics. The author includes the most
common techniques of the frequentist approach. Throughout
the text, the author covers statistics from a basic to a
professional working level along with a practical
understanding of the matter at hand.
** Bayesian statistical decision theory , Economics --
Statistical methods , Engineering -- Statistical methods
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
18 Kassel, Kerul (ed)
Developing a sustainability mindset in management
education / Kerul Kassel and Isabel Rimanoczy.-- Abingdon
: Routledge, 2018.
xxix,367 p. , 24 cm.
ISBN : 9781783538171.
658.0071 KAS 146904
This book provides sustainability mindset breaks away
from traditional management disciplinary silos by
integrating management ethics, entrepreneurship,
environmental studies, systems thinking, self-awareness
and spirituality within the dimensional contexts of
thinking, being and doing.
** Management , Sustainability
|| PHOTOGRAPHY and COMPUTER ART
19 Blaney, Aileen (ed)
Photography in India : from archives to contemporary
practice / Aileen Blaney and Chinar Shah.-- London:
Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018.
xvi,233p. : ill. , 24 cm.
ISBN : 9781350027886.
770.954 BLA 146907
This book explores elements of the past, present and
future of photography in the context of India through
speculation and reflection on photography as an artistic,
documentary and everyday practice. The perspectives of
writers, theorists, curators and artists are selectively
brought to bear upon known as well as previously unseen
photographic archives, together with changes in
photographic practice that have been synchronous with
contemporary India-s rapid urban and rural transformation
and the technological shift from chemistry and light to
programming and algorithms.
|| SPORTS,GAMES and ENTERTAINMENT
20 Magalhaes, Luisa (ed)
Toys and communication / Luisa Magalhaes and Jeffrey
Goldstein.-- London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
xix,309p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781137591357.
790.133 MAG 146959
This book is an innovative collection that effectively
showcases work by specialists who have sought to examine
toys throughout history and in many cultures, including
1930-s Europe, Morocco, India, Spanish art of the 16th-
19th centuries. Psychologists stress the importance of
the role of toys and play in children-s language
development and intellectual skills, and this book
demonstrates the recurrent theme of the transmission of
cultural norms through the portrayal, presentation and
use of toys. The text establishes the role of toy and
play park design in eliciting particular forms of play,
as well as stressing the child-s use of toys to -become-
more adult. It will be beneficial for courses in
education, developmental psychology, communications,
media studies, and toy design.
** Toys -- Psychological aspects, Toys -- Social aspects,
Play -- Psychological aspects, Play -- Social aspects,
Interpersonal communication in children
21 Westfall, Joseph (ed)
The continental philosophy of film reader / Joseph
Westfall (ed).-- London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
xv,662 p. , 26 cm.
ISBN : 9781474275699.
791.4301 WES 146908
The book demonstrates both the philosophical significance
of these thinkers- ideas about film, as well their
influence on filmmakers in Europe and across the globe.
In addition, however, this wide-ranging collection also
teaches us how important film is to the last century of
European philosophical thought. Almost every major
continental European thinker of the twentieth and twenty-
first centuries has had something to say-sometimes, quite
a lot to say-about cinema: as an art form, as a social or
political phenomenon, as a linguistic device and conveyor
of information, as a projection of our fears and desires,
as a site for oppression and resistance, or as a model on
the basis of which some of us, at least, learn how to
** Motion pictures--Philosophy , Continental philosophy ,
|| LITERATURE,RHETORIC and CRITICISM
22 Hawas, May (ed)
The Routledge companion to world literature and world
history / May Hawas.-- London: Routledge, 2018.
xxvi, 349p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781138921658.
809.93358 HAW 146911
This book brings to light various ways in which scholars
of literature and history analyse, assimilate or reveal
the intellectual heritage of the past, at the same moment
as they try consciously to deal with an unending amount
of new information and an awareness of global connections
** Literature and history