Cultural Studies: Cultural Theory

  • Theories of Culture book cover

    Theories of Culture

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Groh

    This authoritative but concise guide describes the most significant cultural theories of the 20th and 21st centuries theories and their originators, as well as the links between them and their mutual influences. Exploring ideas around what culture is, why cultures change over time, and whether…

    Paperback – 2019-07-18 
    Routledge

  • The Pursuit of Existentialism: From Sartre and De Beauvoir to Zizek and Badiou book cover

    The Pursuit of Existentialism

    From Sartre and De Beauvoir to Zizek and Badiou, 1st Edition

    By Jones Irwin

    The Pursuit of Existentialism explores how existentialism has survived and how its key themes and concerns remain integral to continental philosophy today. The Pursuit of Existentialism places the creation of existentialism - in the work of Sartre, Camus and Beauvoir - in its historical context,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Latham

    Offers an overview of contemporary Chinese social and cultural issues including gender and family, religion and ethnicity, social stratification, urban life, popular culture and media. Will be of interest to students and scholars of China across a range of disciplines including anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Theory for Art History book cover

    Theory for Art History

    2nd Edition

    By Jae Emerling

    Theory for Art History provides a concise and clear introduction to key contemporary theorists, including their lives, major works, and transformative ideas.   Written to reveal the vital connections between art history, aesthetics, and contemporary philosophy, this expanded, second edition…

    Paperback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
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  • Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media book cover

    Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media

    1st Edition

    By Aspasia Stephanou

    As a threat to attempts to control meaning and as something outside of the realm of consciousness, materiality lends itself ideally to discussions of gothic and horror. Using Paul de Man’s concept of inhuman materiality, this book examines the manifestations of this materiality across different…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Media PIracy in the Cultural Economy: Intellectual Property and Labor Under Neoliberal Restructuring book cover

    Media PIracy in the Cultural Economy

    Intellectual Property and Labor Under Neoliberal Restructuring, 1st Edition

    By Gavin C. Mueller

    This book situates media piracy as a symptom of a much larger restructuring of cultural labor in the era of the internet: labor that is digital, entrepreneurial, informal and even illegal, and increasingly politicized. Media piracy -- the production, distribution and consumption of media texts in…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Digital Media and Culture

  • Contexts of Violence in Comics book cover

    Contexts of Violence in Comics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Hague, Ian Gordon, Nina Mickwitz

    This book asks the reader to consider the ways in which violence and its representations may be enabled or restricted by the contexts in which they take place. It analyzes how structures and organising principles, be they political, cultural, religious, legal or historical, might encourage, demand…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Representing Acts of Violence in Comics book cover

    Representing Acts of Violence in Comics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Hague, Ian Gordon, Nina Mickwitz

    This book examines the ways in which individual moments of violence develop, and are presented, in comics and graphic novels. It raises questions about depiction and the act of showing violence, but it also considers the ways in which violence can affect those involved over the long term. The…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • The Lemonade Reader: Beyoncé, Black Feminism and Spirituality book cover

    The Lemonade Reader

    Beyoncé, Black Feminism and Spirituality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kinitra D. Brooks, Kameelah L. Martin

    The Lemonade Reader is in interdisciplinary collection that explores the nuances of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. Essays and editorials present fresh, cutting-edge scholarship fuelled by contemporary thoughts on film, material culture, religion, and black feminism. Envisioned as an…

    Paperback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge

  • On Insignificance: The Loss of Meaning in the Post-Material Age book cover

    On Insignificance

    The Loss of Meaning in the Post-Material Age, 1st Edition

    By Massimo Leone

    Focussing on the anthropological consequences of the disappearing of materiality and sensory embodiment, On Insignificance highlights some of the most perturbing patterns of insignificance that have seeped into our everyday lives. Seeking to explain the semiotic causes of feelings of meaningless,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Psychoanalysis, Clinic and Context: Subjectivity, History and Autobiography book cover

    Psychoanalysis, Clinic and Context

    Subjectivity, History and Autobiography, 1st Edition

    By Ian Parker

    Psychoanalysis is a strange and mysterious practice. In his new book, Ian Parker offers insights into his own experiences, first as trainee then as analyst, the common assumptions about psychoanalysis which can be so misleading, as well as a map of the key debates in the field today. Beginning…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18 
    Routledge

  • Sociological Knowledge and Collective Identity: S. N. Eisenstadt and Israeli Society book cover

    Sociological Knowledge and Collective Identity

    S. N. Eisenstadt and Israeli Society, 1st Edition

    By Stavit Sinai

    Sociology, emerging in the 19th century as the study of national societies, is the intellectual product of its time, power relations and social imaginaries. As a discursive practice that was enmeshed in the meta-narratives of modernity, the discipline of sociology bears the inherent capacity to…

    Hardback – 2019-04-16 
    Routledge
    International Library of Sociology

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