Cultural Studies: Cultural Theory

  • Neoliberalism book cover

    Neoliberalism

    By Julie Wilson

    Thanks to rise of neoliberalism over the past several decades, we live in an era of rampant anxiety, insecurity, and inequality. While neoliberalism has become somewhat of an academic buzzword in recent years, this book offers a rich and multilayered introduction to what is arguably the most…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Against Meritocracy: Culture, power and myths of mobility book cover

    Against Meritocracy

    Culture, power and myths of mobility

    By Jo Littler

    Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ‘talent’ to combine with ‘effort’ in order to ‘rise to the top’. This idea is one of the prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime book cover

    Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

    Edited by Temenuga Trifonova

    In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to its postmodern redefinition as an ‘event’ (temporal), from its conceptualization in terms of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Islam and Popular Culture book cover

    Islam and Popular Culture

    Edited by Anna Piela

    This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood here on inclusive,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • Literature and Culture in Global Africa book cover

    Literature and Culture in Global Africa

    By Tanure Ojaide

    Engaging and interrogating the idea of a ‘Global Africa’, this book examines how African literary and cultural productions have changed over the years due to the social and political influences brought about by increased globalisation. Tanure Ojaide takes a variety of European theoretical concepts…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Global Africa

  • Geographies of Difference: Explorations in Northeast Indian Studies book cover

    Geographies of Difference

    Explorations in Northeast Indian Studies

    Edited by Mélanie Vandenhelsken, Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, Bengt G. Karlsson

    This book rethinks Northeast India as a lived space, a centre of interconnections and unfolding histories, instead of an isolated periphery. Questioning dominant tropes and assumptions around the Northeast, it examines socio-political and historical processes, border issues, the role of the state,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
    Routledge India

  • Conflicted Identities: Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation book cover

    Conflicted Identities

    Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation

    By Alexandra Staub

    Nation-states have long used representational architecture to create symbolic identities for public consumption both at home and abroad. Government buildings, major ensembles and urban plans have a visibility that lends them authority, while their repeated portrayals in the media cement their image…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies

    Edited by Gerard Delanty

    Over the past two decades there has been great interest in cosmopolitanism across the human and social sciences. Where, earlier, it had largely been a term associated with moral and political philosophy, cosmopolitanism has now become a widely-used term in the social sciences. It is now integral to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Object of Copyright: A Conceptual History of Originals and Copies in Literature, Art and Design book cover

    The Object of Copyright

    A Conceptual History of Originals and Copies in Literature, Art and Design

    By Stina Teilmann-Lock

    Recent years have seen a number of pressing developments in copyright law: there has been an enormous increase in the range and type of work accorded protection; the concept of the ‘original work’ has entered into national copyright acts; and intangible entities are now entitled to protection by…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

  • Worlding Multiculturalisms: The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling book cover

    Worlding Multiculturalisms

    The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling

    Edited by Daniel P. S. Goh

    Worlding multiculturalisms are practices that infuse our arbitrary cultural lives with new things from other cultures in poetic ways to enable us to dwell and be at home with the complexity of the world. In the context of the crisis of multiculturalism in the West and the growing obsolescence of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Political Theories in East Asian Context

  • Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Arts and Humanities book cover

    Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World

    Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Arts and Humanities

    Edited by Abidin Kusno, Melani Budianta, Mikihiro Moriyama, Manneke Budiman

    The book contains essays on current issues in arts and humanities in which peoples and cultures compete as well as collaborate in globalizing the world while maintaining their uniqueness as viewed from cross- and inter-disciplinary perspectives. The book covers areas such as literature, cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    CRC Press

  • A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism: Reclaiming the Mindful Commons book cover

    A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism

    Reclaiming the Mindful Commons

    By Peter Doran

    The power of capital is the power to target our attention, mould market-ready identities, and reduce the public realm to an endless series of choices. This has far-reaching implications for our psychological, physical and spiritual well-being, and ultimately for our global ecology. In this consumer…

    Hardback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

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