Cultural Studies: Cultural Theory

  • Cultural Evolution and its Discontents: Cognitive Overload, Parasitic Cultures, and the Humanistic Cure book cover

    Cultural Evolution and its Discontents

    Cognitive Overload, Parasitic Cultures, and the Humanistic Cure, 1st Edition

    By Robert N. Watson

    People worry that computers, robots, interstellar aliens, or Satan himself – brilliant, stealthy, ruthless creatures – may seize control of our world and destroy what’s uniquely valuable about the human race. Cultural Evolution and its Discontents shows that our cultural systems – especially those…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge

  • The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse: Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making. book cover

    The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse

    Investigating the Politics of Knowledge and Meaning-making., 1st Edition

    Edited by Reiner Keller, Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Wolf J Schünemann

    The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) has reoriented research into social forms, structuration and processes of meaning construction and reality formation; doing so by linking social constructivist and pragmatist approaches with post-structuralist thinking in order to study…

    Paperback – 2020-02-17
    Routledge

  • Austere Histories in European Societies: Social Exclusion and the Contest of Colonial Memories book cover

    Austere Histories in European Societies

    Social Exclusion and the Contest of Colonial Memories, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefan Jonsson, Julia Willén

    In recent years European states have turned toward more austere political regimes, entailing budget cuts, deregulation of labour markets, restrictions of welfare systems, securitization of borders and new regimes of migration and citizenship. In the wake of such changes, new forms of social…

    Paperback – 2020-02-17
    Routledge

  • The Secret Origins of Comics Studies book cover

    The Secret Origins of Comics Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Smith, Randy Duncan

    In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, today’s leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • On The Origins of Self-Service book cover

    On The Origins of Self-Service

    1st Edition

    By Franck Cochoy

    Most marketing scholars implicitly consider independent merchants as conservative and passive actors, and study the modernization of retailing via department stores, chains and supermarkets. In this innovative study, Franck Cochoy challenges this perspective and takes a close look at the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Silk, David Andrews, Holly Thorpe

    Physical cultural studies (PCS) is a dynamic and rapidly developing field of study. This handbook offers the first definitive account of the state of the art in PCS, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. It examines the boundaries, preoccupations, theories and politics of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Geographies of Digital Culture book cover

    Geographies of Digital Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tilo Felgenhauer, Karsten Gäbler

    “Digital culture” reflects the ways in which the ubiquity and increasing use of digital devices and infrastructures is changing the arenas of human experience, creating new cultural realities. Whereas much of the existing literature on digital culture addresses the topic through a sociological,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Brands: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Brands

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan E. Schroeder

    Branding has emerged as a cornerstone of marketing practice and corporate strategy, as well as a central cultural practice. In this book, Jonathan Schroeder brings together a curated selection of the most influential and thought-provoking papers on brands and branding from Consumption Markets and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct book cover

    Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct

    1st Edition

    By Megan Watkins, Greg Noble, Catherine Driscoll

    Pedagogy is often glossed as the ‘art and science of teaching’ but this focus typically ties it to the instructional practices of formalised schooling. Like the emerging work on ‘public pedagogies’, the notion of cultural pedagogies signals the importance of the pedagogic in realms other than…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Heritage of Death: Landscapes of Emotion, Memory and Practice book cover

    Heritage of Death

    Landscapes of Emotion, Memory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mattias Frihammar, Helaine Silverman

    Today, death is being reconceptualised around the world as heritage, replete with material markers and intangible performances. These heritages of death are personal, national and international. They are vernacular as well as official, sanctioned as well as alternative. This book brings together…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Garry Marvin, Susan McHugh

    Human-animal studies is an academic field that has grown exponentially over the past decade. It explores the whys, hows, and whats of human-animal relations: why animals are represented and configured in different ways in human cultures and societies around the world; how they are imagined,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julia Twigg, Wendy Martin

    Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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