Cultural Studies: Cultural Theory

  • Introduction to Vygotsky

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Harry Daniels

    This thoroughly updated third edition provides students with an accessible overview of Vygotsky’s work, combining reprints of key journal and text articles with rich editorial commentary. Lev Vygotsky provided the twentieth century with an enticing mix of intellectual traditions within an attempt…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24 

  • Animals, Biopolitics, Law

    Lively Legalities

    Edited by Irus Braverman

    Typically, the legal investigation of nonhuman life, and of animal life in particular, is conducted through the discourse of animal rights. Within this discourse, legal rights are extended to certain nonhuman animals through the same liberal framework that has afforded human rights before it.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11 
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity

    Edited by David Berry

    In 2008 another economic crisis emerged in the long history of capitalism which spurned the period of ‘austerity economics’ across many nations. Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity examines how austerity impacts upon cultural politics in terms of understanding how established power is…

    Hardback – 2017-04-05 
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Food Culture and Politics in the Baltic States

    Edited by Diana Mincyte, Ulrike Plath

    This volume focuses on food culture and politics in three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In popular and scholarly writings, the Baltic States are often seen as a meat-and-potatoes kind of place, inferior to sophisticated cuisines of the West and exotic diets in the East. Such views…

    Hardback – 2017-04-04 

  • Queercore

    Queer Punk Media Subculture

    By Curran Nault

    This book is a scholarly exploration of queercore, a transnational media subculture that stands in opposition to the homophobia of mainline punk and the sexual politics and assimilationist tendencies of dominant gay and lesbian society. Through archival research, interviews with queercore…

    Hardback – 2017-04-01 
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property

    Edited by Jane Anderson, Haidy Geismar

    The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property contains new contributions from scholars working at the cutting edge of cultural property studies, bringing together diverse academic and professional perspectives to develop a coherent overview of this field of enquiry. The global range of authors use…

    Hardback – 2017-03-30 
    Routledge Companions

  • The Politics and Aesthetics of Hunger and Disgust

    Perspectives from the Dark Grotesque

    By Michel Delville, Andrew Norris

    This study examines how hunger narratives and performances contribute to a reconsideration of neglected or prohibited domains of thinking which only a full confrontation with the body’s heterogeneity and plasticity can reveal. From literary motif or psychosomatic symptom to revolutionary gesture or…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Coming of Austrian Fascism

    By Martin Kitchen

    In February 1934 fighting broke out in Linz between government forces and the Social Democratic Party. Within hours Vienna was up in arms and the fighting soon spread to other parts of Austria. A few days later the party was destroyed and Austria seemed to many observers to have joined the ranks of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-21 

  • Ideology of the British Right, 1918-39

    By G.C. Webber

    This book, first published in 1986, examines the activities and beliefs of right-wing Conservatives and overt Fascists in inter-war Britain. It analyses the role that ideology played in the various struggles between leaders and dissidents within the Conservative Party, traces the development of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-21 

  • The Left, the Right and the Jews

    By W.D. Rubinstein

    First published in 1982, this book examines anti-semitism in the Western world. The author concludes that, fringe neo-Nazi groups notwithstanding, significant anti-semitism is largely a left-wing rather than a right-wing phenomenon. He finds that Jews have reacted to this change in their situation…

    Paperback – 2017-03-21 

  • The Politics of Race

    Edited by Ivor Crewe

    This volume, first published in 1975, is concerned with the politics of race relations; it is divided into theoretical, empirical and methodological studies together with an extensive bibliography. A key theme in this volume is to show how the study of race relations can advance beyond traditional…

    Paperback – 2017-03-21 

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