Cultural Studies: Cultural Theory

  • Polyamory, Monogamy, and American Dreams: The Stories We Tell about Poly Lives and the Cultural Production of Inequality book cover

    Polyamory, Monogamy, and American Dreams

    The Stories We Tell about Poly Lives and the Cultural Production of Inequality, 1st Edition

    By Mimi Schippers

    This book introduces "the poly gaze" as a cultural tool to examine how representations of polyamory and poly lives reflect or challenge cultural hegemonies of race, class, gender, and nation. What role does monogamy play in American Identity, the American dream, and U.S. exceptionalism? How do the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-13 
    Routledge
    Feminism and Female Sexuality

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization book cover

    The Routledge International Handbook of Financialization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Philip Mader, Daniel Mertens, Natascha van der Zwan

    Financialization has become the go-to term for scholars grappling with the growth of finance. This handbook offers the first comprehensive survey of the scholarship on financialization, connecting finance with changes in politics, technology, culture, society and the economy. It takes stock of the…

    Hardback – 2019-11-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Routledge Handbook of Reenactment Studies: Key Terms in the Field book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Reenactment Studies

    Key Terms in the Field, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vanessa Agnew, Jonathan Lamb, Juliane Tomann

    The Routledge Handbook of Reenactment Studies provides the first overview of significant concepts within reenactment studies. The volume includes a co-authored critical introduction and a comprehensive compilation of key term entries contributed by leading reenactment scholars from Europe, North…

    Hardback – 2019-11-11 
    Routledge

  • Automated Media book cover

    Automated Media

    1st Edition

    By Mark Andrejevic

    In this era of pervasive automation, Mark Andrejevic provides an original framework for tracing the logical trajectory of automated media and their social, political, and cultural consequences.  This book explores the cascading logic of automation, which develops from the information collection…

    Paperback – 2019-11-04 
    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 – 2019-10-29 
    Routledge

  • Law, Labour and the Humanities: Contemporary European Perspectives book cover

    Law, Labour and the Humanities

    Contemporary European Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tiziano Toracca, Angela Condello

    The ontology of work and the economics of value underpin the legal institution, with the existence of modern law predicated upon the subject as labourer. In contemporary Europe, labour is more than a mere economic relationship. Indeed, labour occupies a central position in human existence: since…

    Hardback – 2019-10-29 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Drag, Interperformance, and the Trouble with Queerness book cover

    Drag, Interperformance, and the Trouble with Queerness

    1st Edition

    By Katie Horowitz

    This story of drag kings and queens at Cleveland, Ohio’s most popular gay bar reveals that these genres have little in common and introduces interperformance, a framework for identity formation and coalition building that provides strategies for repairing longstanding rifts in the LGBT community.…

    Hardback – 2019-10-25 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: The Key Concepts book cover

    Communication, Cultural and Media Studies

    The Key Concepts, 5th Edition

    By John Hartley

    Now in its fifth edition, this pioneering volume of Routledge’s ‘Key Concepts’ series offers clear explanations of key concepts, showing where they came from, what they are used for, and why they provoke discussion or disagreement. The new edition is extensively revised to keep pace with rapidly…

    Paperback – 2019-10-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Transmedial Worlds in Everyday Life: Networked Reception, Social Media, and Fictional Worlds book cover

    Transmedial Worlds in Everyday Life

    Networked Reception, Social Media, and Fictional Worlds, 1st Edition

    By Susana Tosca, Lisbeth Klastrup

    In this pioneering new book, authors Klastrup and Tosca explore the many ways that transmedial worlds are present in people’s everyday life, proposing a new theory of (trans)media use for the digital age. People are not only reading, watching and playing in fictional worlds like never before, but…

    Paperback – 2019-10-09 
    Routledge

  • Friendship and Rhetoric in the Middle Ages: The Linguistic Performance of Intimacy from Cicero to Aelred book cover

    Friendship and Rhetoric in the Middle Ages

    The Linguistic Performance of Intimacy from Cicero to Aelred, 1st Edition

    By R. Jacob McDonie

    Friendship and Rhetoric in the Middle Ages: The Linguistic Performance of Intimacy from Cicero to Aelred covers approximately 1,200 years of literature. This is a book on "medieval literature" that foregrounds language as the agent for cultivating medieval friendship (from the first century BC…

    Hardback – 2019-10-02 
    Routledge

  • Migration in Performance: Crossing the Colonial Present book cover

    Migration in Performance

    Crossing the Colonial Present, 1st Edition

    By Caleb Johnston, Geraldine Pratt

    This book follows the travels of Nanay, a testimonial theatre play developed from research with migrant domestic workers in Canada, as it was recreated and restaged in different places around the globe. This work examines how Canadian migration policy is embedded across and within histories of…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Cultures of Participation: Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions book cover

    Cultures of Participation

    Arts, Digital Media and Cultural Institutions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Birgit Eriksson, Carsten Stage, Bjarki Valtysson

    This book examines cultural participation from three different, but interrelated perspectives: participatory art and aesthetics; participatory digital media, and participatory cultural policies and institutions. Focusing on how ideals and practices relating to cultural participation express and (…

    Hardback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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