Cultural Studies: Cultural Theory

  • Routledge Handbook of Landscape Character Assessment: Current approaches to characterisation and assessment book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Landscape Character Assessment

    Current approaches to characterisation and assessment

    Edited by Graham Fairclough, Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin, Carys Swanwick

    In this multi-authored book, senior practitioners and researchers offer an international overview of landscape character approaches for those working in research, policy and practice relating to landscape. Over the last three decades, European practice in landscape has moved from a narrow, if…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society? book cover

    Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society?

    By A. J. Veal

    The idea of a ‘leisure society’ was in its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was predicted that the increases in prosperity and fall in working hours in Western societies in the 20th Century would continue. The fantasy of a life of ease for all has, of course, never materialised, but the theme…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

  • Photography and the Contemporary Cultural Condition: Commemorating the Present book cover

    Photography and the Contemporary Cultural Condition

    Commemorating the Present

    By Peter D. Osborne

    In this book, Osborne demonstrates why and how photography as photography has survived and flourished since the rise of digital processes, when many anticipated its dissolution into a generalized system of audio-visual representations or its collapse under the relentless overload of digital imagery…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Performance Autoethnography: Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture book cover

    Performance Autoethnography

    Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Norman K. Denzin

    This book is a manifesto. It is about rethinking performance autoethnography, about the formation of a critical performative cultural politics, about what happens when everything is already performative, when the dividing line between performativity and performance disappears. This is a book about…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27 
    Routledge

  • Religion by Radio: Its Place in British Broadcasting book cover

    Religion by Radio

    Its Place in British Broadcasting

    By Melville Dinwiddie

    This book, first published in 1968, describes the development of religion by radio, and its influences on people both inside and outside the Church. It tells of experiment and practice, of acceptance and rejection, of inspiration and comfort in peace and war, and assesses the great contribution…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • The Unseen Voice: A Cultural Study of Early Australian Radio book cover

    The Unseen Voice

    A Cultural Study of Early Australian Radio

    By Lesley Johnson

    Images of the golden age of wireless and family life before the age of television have widespread currency. Their dominance raises fundamental questions about the extent to which people’s memories of early radio and everyday pre-war life are shaped and mediated by these public histories. For…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • Contemporary Radio Programming Strategies book cover

    Contemporary Radio Programming Strategies

    By David T. MacFarland

    This book, first published in 1990, offers an in-depth analysis of the ‘fundamental beliefs’ of radio. This refers to the common understanding of what the radio enterprise is – and should be – about: entertainment and information. A major thrust of this book is to arrive at a set of fundamental…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • Who's Listening?: The Story of BBC Audience Research book cover

    Who's Listening?

    The Story of BBC Audience Research

    By Robert J.E. Silvery

    This book, first published in 1974, is the story of BBC Audience Research, a behind-the-scenes activity that has always been the subject of some curiosity. It describes the early, tentative experiments, designed both to develop ways of applying the techniques of social research to broadcasting and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • Dynamics of Culture book cover

    Dynamics of Culture

    By J. Zvi Namenwirth, Robert Philip Weber

    This book, first published in 1987, is a landmark contribution to macrosociology that extends the tradition of Sorokin, Durkheim, Marx, Weber and other founders of the discipline in new and exciting directions. Using their innovative content analysis methodology to examine American and British…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

  • Media Cultures: Reappraising Transnational Media book cover

    Media Cultures

    Reappraising Transnational Media

    Edited by Michael Skovmand, Kim Christian Schrøder

    This book, first published in 1992, challenges the elitism and cultural pessimism of much Anglo-American and Continental cultural debate with regard to the role and power of transnational media practices. In a series of ten innovative essays, an international group of media researchers explores a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

  • Otherness and the Media: The Ethnography of the Imagined and the Imaged book cover

    Otherness and the Media

    The Ethnography of the Imagined and the Imaged

    Edited by Hamid Naficy, Teshome H. Gabriel

    This anthology on otherness and the media, first published in 1993, was prompted by the proliferation of writings centring on issues of ‘difference’, ‘diversity’, ‘multiculturalism’, ‘representation’ and ‘postcolonial’ discourses. Such issues and discourses question existing canons of criticism,…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

  • Misunderstanding Media book cover

    Misunderstanding Media

    By Brian Winston

    The 1980s saw constant reports of an information revolution. This book, first published in 1986, challenges this view. It argues that the information revolution is an illusion, a rhetorical gambit, an expression of profound historical ignorance, and a movement dedicated to purveying…

    Paperback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

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