BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
- The Ashgate Research Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility
Edited by David Crowther, professor of corporate social responsibility, De Montfort University, and Nicholas Capaldi, Legendre-Soule distinguished chair in business ethics, Loyola University New Orleans. Ashgate, £75.00. ISBN 9780754647775
This companion offers scholars and graduate students a valuable guide to current thinking in corporate social responsibility as well as a reference to this increasingly important field.
- Blessed Days of Anaesthesia
By Stephanie J. Snow, Wellcome research associate in the faculty of life sciences, University of Manchester. Oxford University Press, £16.99. ISBN 9780192805867
Snow's vivid history reveals how the worlds of Victorian medics, moralists and clergymen were plunged into turmoil and debate by the discovery and introduction of anaesthetic medicine.
- Inventing Lima: Baroque Modernity in Peru's South Sea Metropolis
By Alejandra B. Osorio, assistant professor of history, Wellesley College. Palgrave Macmillan, £40.00. ISBN 9781403976048
Through analysis of 17th-century ceremonies of state and local religious rituals, this book asserts that colonial Lima was culturally diverse and its rich population more integrated than historiography would suggest.
- Unlocking EU Law
By Tony Storey, senior lecturer in law, University of Northumbria, and Chris Turner, senior lecturer in law, University of Wolverhampton. Hodder Education, £21.99. ISBN 9780340971185
Designed specifically to make the subject matter accessible, this textbook includes features, activities, key-facts charts, diagrams, and clear headings and subheadings aimed at aiding students in understanding the different elements of their study.
- Riotous Citizens: Ethnic Conflict in Multicultural Britain
Linking original empirical research with a sophisticated conceptual analysis, this book explores the reasons for the 2001 riots in Oldham, Burnley and Bradford and explains why they mark a point of departure in Britain's racial politics.
- Making Digital Cultures: Access, Interactivity, and Authenticity
By Martin Hand, assistant professor of sociology, Queen's University. Ashgate, £55.00. ISBN 9780754648406
Hand brings together recent theorising on the "digital age" with empirical studies of how institutions embrace these technologies in relation to older-established technological objects, processes and practices.
- Workplace Vagabonds: Career and Community in Changing Worlds of Work
By Christina Garsten, professor and chair, department of social anthropology, Stockholm University. Palgrave Macmillan, £50.00. ISBN 9781403917584
Garsten seeks to engage with issues around the increasing flexibility of work contracts, and changing notions of career and community at a transnational temporary agency in the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden.
- Behind the Veil: Resistance, Women and the Everyday in Colonial South Asia
Edited by Anindita Ghosh, lecturer in extra-European modern history, University of Manchester. Palgrave Macmillan, £45.00. ISBN 9780230553446
This book aims to re-examine "everyday resistance" through the lens of women's experiences in colonial South Asia, attempting to unearth a narrative of deeper and more enduring resistance offered by less extraordinary women in their daily lives.