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The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography

by Larissa Hjorth Heather Horst Anne Galloway Genevieve Bell

With the increase of digital and networked media in everyday life, researchers have increasingly turned their gaze to the symbolic and cultural elements of technologies. From studying online game communities, locative and social media to YouTube and mobile media, ethnographic approaches to digital and networked media have helped to elucidate the dynamic cultural and social dimensions of media practice. The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, and conceptually cutting-edge guide to this emergent and diverse area.Features include: a comprehensive history of computers and digitization in anthropology; exploration of various ethnographic methods in the context of digital tools and network relations; consideration of social networking and communication technologies on a local and global scale; in-depth analyses of different interfaces in ethnography, from mobile technologies to digital archives.

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

by Mark Mclelland Gerard Goggin

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its histories outside of an anglophone framework is still very much in its infancy. From Tunisia to Taiwan, this volume emphasizes the importance of understanding and formulating Internet histories outside of the anglophone case studies and theoretical paradigms that have thus far dominated academic scholarship on Internet history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the collection offers a variety of historical lenses on the development of the Internet: as a new communication technology seen in the context of older technologies; as a new form of sociality read alongside previous technologically mediated means of relating; and as a new media "vehicle" for the communication of content.

The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education

by Andrew King Evangelos Himonides S. Alex Ruthmann

The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education is a comprehensive resource that draws together burgeoning research on the use of technology in music education around the world. Rather than following a procedural how-to approach, this companion considers technology, musicianship, and pedagogy from a philosophical, theoretical, and empirically-driven perspective, offering an essential overview of current scholarship while providing support for future research. The 37 chapters in this volume consider the major aspects of the use of technology in music education: Part I. Contexts. Examines the historical and philosophical contexts of technology in music. This section addresses themes such as special education, cognition, experimentation, audience engagement, gender, and information and communication technologies. Part II. Real Worlds. Discusses real world scenarios that relate to music, technology, and education. Topics such as computers, composition, performance, and the curriculum are covered here. Part III. Virtual Worlds. Explores the virtual world of learning through our understanding of media, video games, and online collaboration. Part IV. Developing and Supporting Musicianship. Highlights the framework for providing support and development for teachers, using technology to understand and develop musical understanding. The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education will appeal to undergraduate and post-graduate students, music educators, teacher training specialists, and music education researchers. It serves as an ideal introduction to the issues surrounding technology in music education.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science

by Lee Mcintyre Alex Rosenberg

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is an outstanding guide to the major themes, movements, debates, and topics in the philosophy of social science. It includes thirty-seven newly written chapters, by many of the leading scholars in the field, as well as a comprehensive introduction by the editors. Insofar as possible, the material in this volume is presented in accessible language, with an eye toward undergraduate and graduate students who may be coming to some of this material for the first time. Scholars too will appreciate this clarity, along with the chance to read about the latest advances in the discipline. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is broken up into four parts. Historical and Philosophical Context Concepts Debates Individual Sciences Edited by two of the leading scholars in the discipline, this volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of social science, and its many areas of connection and overlap with key debates in the philosophy of science.

Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century Philosophy

by Henrik Lagerlund Benjamin Hill

Sixteenth century philosophy was a unique synthesis of several philosophical frameworks, a blend of old and new, including but not limited to Scholasticism, Humanism, Neo-Thomism, Aristotelianism, and Stoicism. Unlike most overviews of this period, The Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century Philosophy?does not simplify this colorful era by applying some traditional dichotomies, such as the misleading line once drawn between scholasticism and humanism. Instead, the Companion closely covers an astonishingly diverse set of topics: philosophical methodologies of the time, the importance of the discovery of the new world, the rise of classical scholarship, trends in logic and logical theory, Nominalism, Averroism, the Jesuits, the Reformation, Neo-stoicism, the soul’s immortality, skepticism, the philosophies of language and science and politics, cosmology, the nature of the understanding, causality, ethics, freedom of the will, natural law, the emergence of the individual in society, the nature of wisdom, and the love of god. Throughout, the?Companion?seeks not to compartmentalize these philosophical matters, but instead to show that close attention paid to their continuity may help reveal both the diversity and the profound coherence of the philosophies that emerged in the sixteenth century. The Companion’s 27 chapters are published here for the first time, and written by an international team of scholars, and accessible for both students and researchers.

The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion: Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences

by Pat Thomson Melanie Walker

In the contemporary world it is clear that the need to study beyond Masters Level is increasing in importance for a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings. Students across the world are choosing doctorates not only to become career academics, but to go beyond the academic arena, in order to make a personal and educational, as well as an economic investment, in their workplace careers and their lives. However for many doctoral students, both full-time and part-time, navigating the literature and key issues surrounding doctoral research can often be a challenge. Bringing together contributions from key names in the international education arena, The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion is a comprehensive guide to the literature surrounding doctorates, bringing together questions, challenges and solutions normally scattered over a wide range of texts. Accessible and wide-ranging, it covers all doctoral students need to know about: what doctoral education means in contemporary practice forming an identity and knowledge as a doctoral student the big questions which run throughout doctoral practice becoming a researcher the skills needed to conduct research integrating oneself into a scholarly community. Offering an extensive and rounded guide to undertaking doctoral research in a single volume, this book is essential reading for all full-time and part-time doctoral students in education and related disciplines.

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies

by John Flowerdew John E. Richardson

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies provides a state-of-the-art overview of the important and rapidly developing field of Critical Discourse Studies (CDS). Forty-one chapters from leading international scholars cover the central theories, concepts, contexts and applications of CDS and how they have developed, encompassing: approaches analytical methods interdisciplinarity social divisions and power domains and media. Including methodologies to assist those undertaking their own critical research of discourse, this Handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Critical Discourse Analysis within English Language and Linguistics, Communication, Media Studies and related areas.

Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

by Carol Thomas Alan Roulstone Nick Watson

The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters arranged thematically, it surveys the state of the discipline, examining emerging and cutting edge areas as well as core areas of contention. Divided in five sections, this comprehensive handbook covers: different models and approaches to disability how key impairment groups have engaged with disability studies and the writings within the discipline policy and legislation responses to disability studies and to disability activism disability studies and its interaction with other disciplines, such as history, philosophy and science and technology studies disability studies and different life experiences, examining how disability and disability studies intersects with ethnicity, sexuality, gender, childhood and ageing. Containing chapters from an international selection of leading scholars, this authoritative handbook is an invaluable reference for all academics, researchers and more advanced students in disability studies and associated disciplines such as sociology, health studies and social work.

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition

by Shawn Loewen Masatoshi Sato

The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first collection of state-of-the-art papers pertaining to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA). Written by 45 world-renowned experts, the entries are full-length articles detailing pertinent issues with up-to-date references. Each chapter serves three purposes: (1) provide a review of current literature and discussions of cutting edge issues; (2) share the authors’ understanding of, and approaches to, the issues; and (3) provide direct links between research and practice. In short, based on the chapters in this handbook, ISLA has attained a level of theoretical and methodological maturity that provides a solid foundation for future empirical and pedagogical discovery. This handbook is the ideal resource for researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduate students, teachers, and teacher-educators who are interested in second language learning and teaching. .

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design

by Jonathan Chapman

As a cultivated form of invention, product design is a deeply human phenomenon that enables us to shape, modify and alter the world around us – for better or worse. The recent emergence of the sustainability imperative in product design compels us to recalibrate the parameters of good design in an unsustainable age. Written by designers, for designers,?the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design presents the first systematic overview of the burgeoning field of sustainable product design. Brimming with intelligent viewpoints, critical propositions, practical examples and rich theoretical analyses, this book provides an essential point of reference for scholars and practitioners at the?intersection of product design and sustainability. The book takes readers to the depth of our engagements with the designed world to advance the social and ecological purpose of product design as a critical twenty-first-century practice. Comprising 35 chapters across 6 thematic parts, the book’s contributors include the most significant international thinkers in this dynamic and evolving field.

Routledge Handbook on Victims' Issues in Criminal Justice

by Cliff Roberson

The Routledge Handbook on Victims’ Issues in Criminal Justice is a comprehensive and authoritative handbook on current issues, with a distinctive emphasis on the delivery of suitable and effective services. The editor provides an introduction and conclusion to the handbook, synthesizing original contributions from current leaders in the field, surveying victims’ rights in the United States, victim participation in the criminal justice system, victims’ welfare and needs, and most notably the services that have been developed in response. A section on special populations in the United States brings focus to current and emerging issues faced within the country, while a section covering international and transnational victimization explores globalization and the implications of other legal traditions and systems. This handbook addresses the crucial and complex topic of victims’ issues, examining both societal and governmental reactions to victims’ concerns and acquainting readers with the issues that discord may cause, and how they affect the provision of services. This book will serve as an essential reference for academics and practitioners working with crime victims, as well as for students taking courses in victimology, criminology, sociology, and related subjects.

Routledge Intensive Italian Course

by Anna Proudfoot Tania Batelli Kneale Daniela Treveri Gennari Anna Di Stefano

This intensive foundation course in Italian is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Accompanying audio material containing dialogues, listening exercises and pronunciation practice is available to purchase separately in CD format. These two audio CDs are designed to work alongside the accompanying book. Students using the Routledge Intensive Italian Course will practise the four key skills of language learning - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - and will acquire a thorough working knowledge of the structures of Italian. The Routledge Intensive Italian Course takes students from beginner to intermediate level in one year.

Rover Saves Christmas

by Roddy Doyle

Rudolph the reindeer is being a pain. He only has to work one day a year and what does he do? He calls in sick! Enter Rover, the only dog with the smarts, talent, good looks, and charms to be a sub.

Rowan and the Ice Creepers (Rowan of Rin #5)

by Emily Rodda

"Four must make their sacrifice. In the realm twixt fire and ice... The quest unites both life and death". The wise woman -- Sheba's ominous words haunt Rowan. The bitter winter has lasted far too long and won't loosen its deadly hold on the land. As food stores dwindle, the people of Rin flee to the warmer coast. Rowan and two friends -- and a shadow -- journey up the mountain that towers over Rin to seek the source of the unending cold. Rowan knows from past experience that the mountain is unpredictable and harbors many dangers. But now waves of freezing air stream down its sides. And ferocious ice creepers -- giant eyeless creatures with gaping jaws and teeth like shards of ice -- slither from its shadow eager to devour any warm being. Will Rowan and his friends somehow be able to bring spring -- and life -- back to the land? Can they survive the perils of the mountain and the attacks of the ice creepers?

Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal (Rowan of Rin #3)

by Emily Rodda

Destiny leads Rowan of Rin to make choices which could save a powerful crystal, thereby ensuring the safety of his people and his people's shore-dwelling allies.

Rowan and the Travelers (Rowan of Rin #2)

by Emily Rodda

"The secret enemy is here. It hides in darkness, fools beware...!" The wise woman seems terrified, and her cryptic message frightens Rowan. He is wondering who the enemy could be, when suddenly the people of Rin begin falling asleep -- and not waking up. What is the strange spell that has settled over Rin? If Rowan can only figure out the meaning hidden in the wise woman's words, he may be able to save his people from this mysterious sleep and from an even worse danger to come.... The Travelers offer to help, but Rowan doesn't know if he can trust them. They suggest that the answer lies in the legendary, noxious Pit of Unrin, and no living thing has ever entered Unrin and returned. If Rowan tackles its unknown hazards, will he find the knowledge he seeks? Will he even survive? Rowan needs wisdom to decide whom to trust, bravery to face the perils of his journey, and both to defeat Rin's deadly secret enemy.

Rowan and the Zebak (Rowan of Rin #4)

by Emily Rodda

Fate and dark forces may finally pose more than a match for Rowan, the hero of Rin. The dreaded Zebak nation is closing in fast. The Zebak have fanged, flying grachs to carry out their missions, and revenge burning deep in their hearts. Rowan's little sister, Annad, is their first target. And that is only the beginning.... Emily Rodda's seamless novel threads together an unlikely group of comrades, a witch's agonizing riddles, and a fortress of steel hiding the most elusive of secrets, a secret that may spell destruction for the Zebaks'or for Rin.

Rowan Coleman Box Set

by Rowan Coleman

Accidental Mother: Rendered an instant and unlikely mother when her best friend dies and names her the guardian of two young girls, corporate professional Sophie Mills finds her carefully structured life spinning out of control and must profoundly adjust her life philosophies in order to meet parenting challenges. Another Mother's Life: For wealthy Alison James, moving with her family to her hometown of Farmington presents more than a case of relocation jitters. Fifteen years ago, she fled town, eloping with her best friend's boyfriend. Now, blessed with three children, but uneasy in her marriage, she wonders if that decision led her away from the life she was meant to lead. Catherine Ashley, broke, the mother of two and almost divorced, can't help but wonder the same thing. Although she's content with her children, she finds herself returning again and again to those few weeks fifteen years ago when she fell deeply in love, only to be betrayed by her most trusted friend. Now, once more living in the same town, Alison and Catherine are about to find out just how different their lives could still be. But this time around they are adults, and while their own happiness is at stake, so is their children's.

Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest

by Nancy Springer

Rosemary has nowhere to go when her beloved mother dies. She has never met her father -- the outlaw Robin Hood -- and she's grown up among the woodland creatures her mother loved. So she decides to change her name to Rowan, disguise herself as a boy, and undertake a perilous journey through Sherwood Forest, in search of Robin Hood. But how will she find him? And will he offer her a home? This tale is a charmer, filled with exciting action, plenty of humor, engaging characters, and a nice fantasy twist.

Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story

by Colt Baird Toombs Ariel Teal Toombs

The biggest pro wrestling bio since Bret Hart's Hitman: legendary Rowdy Roddy Piper's unfinished autobiography, re-conceived and completed by his children, actress/musician Ariel Teal Toombs and wrestler Colt Baird Toombs.In early 2015, Roderick Toombs, aka Rowdy Roddy Piper, began researching his own autobiography with a trip through Western Canada. He was re-discovering his youth, a part of his life he never discussed during his 61 years, many spent as one of the greatest talents in the history of pro wrestling. Following his death due to a heart attack that July, two of his children took on the job of telling Roddy's story, separating fact from fiction in the extraordinary life of their father. Already an accomplished wrestler before Wrestlemania in 1985, Roddy Piper could infuriate a crowd like no "heel" before him. The principal antagonist to all-American champion Hulk Hogan, Piper used his quick wit, explosive ring style and fearless baiting of audiences to push pro wrestling to unprecedented success. Wrestling was suddenly pop culture's main event. An actor with over 50 screen credits, including the lead in John Carpenter's #1 cult classic, They Live, Piper knew how to keep fans hungry, just as he'd kept them wishing for a complete portrait of his most unusual life. He wanted to write this book for his family; now they have written it for him.From the Hardcover edition.

Roxy and the Rich Man

by Elizabeth Bevarly

HE WAS CAVIAR AND CHAMPAGNE...Adoptee Spencer Melbourne may have been raised with every conceivable luxury, but he'd been denied at least one part of his birthright-his twin. He needed someone to find him, quietly-and who better than Roxy Matheny, P.I.? The sexy gumshoe might be short on cash, but she had other virtues aplenty. Too bad she didn't trust rich guys....SHE WAS BEER AND PRETZELSRoxy needed all the work she could get, but one look at Spencer and she knew she was in over her head. Oh, she could give him what he needed, professionally speaking-but why was she so tempted to offer him more personalized services?THE FAMILY McCORMICK:Three separated siblings find each other-and love along the way!

Roxy's Story

by V. C. Andrews

The thrilling sequel to Forbidden Sister, featuring a high-priced escort whose goal is to reunite her sister with their relatives, but instead finds unexpected love. I was like some dark shadow haunting my own parents and little sister. This was my chance to be reborn. . . . Roxy Wilcox has always been rebellious and defiant--the exact opposite of her sweet, obedient younger sister, Emmie. After sixteen years of trying to discipline Roxy, their father snaps--and kicks her out of their Manhattan town house. Alone in the city, Roxy is determined to make it big and show them all . . . but how? A chance meeting with a stranger opens the door to a whole new life when he introduces her to the tantalizing world of high-class escorts, where Roxy will be taught how to walk, talk, and dress to seduce. She will be pampered, polished, and perfected in the art of satisfying the world's wealthiest men, and the rewards surpass Roxy's most extravagant dreams. But when a shattering tragedy reunites Roxy and Emmie, will the secrets shared between sisters bind them together--or tear them apart forever?

Roxy's Story

by V. C. Andrews

Thrown out of her house because her father can no longer tolerate her constant delinquency, Roxy wanders the streets of New York, living in a flea-bag hotel that required no documentation. Spotted by an "agent" for Madam Brittany, a sophisticated woman who runs a high priced escort service, Roxy is taken into the Madams "school for escorts" and trains and educates her and sets her up with her own boutique apartment. When Roxy takes her sister in after their parents death, she doesnt expect it to be for long. Her plan is to get her sister to Paris where she can live with their relatives. But along the way, Roxys own life becomes complicated when she falls in love with a wealthy young Frenchman while she is on holiday. . .

Roy Campbell: Selected Poems

by Joseph Pearce Roy Campbell

A collection of Roy Campbell's works selected by Joseph Pearce.

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