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  • Visual Environmental Communication book cover

    Visual Environmental Communication

    Edited by Anders Hansen, David Machin

    In 2008, the editors published a well-cited journal paper arguing that while scholarly work on media representations of environmental issues had made substantial progress in textual analysis there had been much less work on visual representations. This is surprising given the increasingly visual…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge

  • Critical Live Art: Contemporary Histories of Performance in the UK book cover

    Critical Live Art

    Contemporary Histories of Performance in the UK

    Edited by Dominic Johnson

    Live Art is a contested category, not least because of the historical, disciplinary and institutional ambiguities that the term often tends to conceal. Live Art can be usefully defined as a peculiarly British variation on particular legacies of cultural experimentation – a historically and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge

  • Transforming Images: Screens, affect, futures book cover

    Transforming Images

    Screens, affect, futures

    By Rebecca Coleman

    Contemporary social and cultural life is increasingly organised around a logic of self-transformation, where changing the body is seen as key. Transforming Images examines how the future functions within this transformative logic to indicate the potential of a materially better time. The book…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    International Library of Sociology

  • Street Art, Public City: Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination book cover

    Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge

  • Material Religion and Popular Culture book cover

    Material Religion and Popular Culture

    By E. Frances King

    In this study, E. Frances King explores how people first learn to relate to the images and artefacts of religious belief within their domestic environments. As a sense of religious belonging is instilled on a daily basis in the home, it also becomes emotionally linked to family, community, and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Genealogy and Ontology of the Western Image and its Digital Future book cover

    Genealogy and Ontology of the Western Image and its Digital Future

    By John Lechte

     With the emerging dominance of digital technology, the time is ripe to reconsider the nature of the image. Some say that there is no longer a phenomenal image, only disembodied information (0-1) waiting to be configured. For photography, this implies that a faith in the principle of an "…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Brand Mascots: And Other Marketing Animals book cover

    Brand Mascots

    And Other Marketing Animals

    Edited by Stephen Brown, Sharon Ponsonby-McCabe

    Tony the Tiger. The Pillsbury Doughboy. The Michelin Man. The Playboy bunny. The list of brand mascots, spokes-characters, totems and logos goes on and on and on. Mascots are one of the most widespread modes of marketing communication and one of the longest established. Yet, despite their ubiquity…

    Hardback – 2014-06-25
    Routledge

  • Creativity in Peripheral Places: Redefining the Creative Industries book cover

    Creativity in Peripheral Places

    Redefining the Creative Industries

    Edited by Chris Gibson

    Creativity is said to be the fuel of the contemporary economy. Dynamic industries such as film, music, television and design have changed the fortunes of entire cities, from Nashville to Los Angeles, Barcelona to Brisbane and beyond. Yet creativity remains mercurial – it is at the heart of…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge

  • Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy book cover

    Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy

    By John Champagne

    Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy is an interdisciplinary historical re-reading of a series of representative texts that complicate our current understanding of the portrayal of masculinity in the Italian fascist era. Examining paintings, films, music and literature in light of…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Hollywood Puzzle Films book cover

    Hollywood Puzzle Films

    Edited by Warren Buckland

    From Inception to The Lake House, moviegoers are increasingly flocking to narratologically complex puzzle films. These puzzle movies borrow techniques—like fragmented spatio-temporal reality, time loops, unstable characters with split identities or unreliable narrators—more commonly attributed to…

    Paperback – 2014-06-02
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Fashion Theory: An Introduction book cover

    Fashion Theory

    An Introduction

    By Malcolm Barnard

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models’ eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-26
    Routledge

  • Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture: Asia in Flight book cover

    Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

    Asia in Flight

    By Sheng-mei Ma

    This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma’s engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship with Asian Diaspora culture in the global twenty-first century. Using examples…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

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