E-books: Culture

  • Managing Organisational Success in the Arts book cover

    Managing Organisational Success in the Arts

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Stevenson

    The creative and cultural industries are a dynamic and rapidly expanding field of enterprise. Yet all too often the dominant narrative about arts organisations is one of crisis, collapse, and closure. This edited collection seeks to challenge that narrative through pursuing a focus on…

    eBook – 2018-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management

  • Envisioning Better Communities: Seeing More Options, Making Wiser Choices book cover

    Envisioning Better Communities

    Seeing More Options, Making Wiser Choices, 1st Edition

    By Randall Arendt

    The author's work has shaped a generation of planners, designers, and landscape architects. In this book, the author brings his insights to a broader public, with a profusely illustrated demonstration of how local officials, planning commissioners, and everyday citizens can work to make…

    eBook – 2017-11-08
    Routledge

  • World Heritage Conservation: The World Heritage Convention, Linking Culture and Nature for Sustainable Development book cover

    World Heritage Conservation

    The World Heritage Convention, Linking Culture and Nature for Sustainable Development, 1st Edition

    By Claire Cave, Elene Negussie

    The UNESCO World Heritage Convention has become one of the most successful UN instruments for promoting cultural diplomacy and dialogue on conservation of cultural and natural heritage. This book provides an overview of the convention through an interdisciplinary approach to conservation. It shows…

    eBook – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Digital Memory Studies: Media Pasts in Transition book cover

    Digital Memory Studies

    Media Pasts in Transition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Hoskins

    Digital media, networks and archives reimagine and revitalize individual, social and cultural memory but they also ensnare it, bringing it under new forms of control. Understanding these paradoxical conditions of remembering and forgetting through today’s technologies needs bold interdisciplinary…

    eBook – 2017-09-27
    Routledge

  • Culture, Innovation and the Economy book cover

    Culture, Innovation and the Economy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Biljana Mickov, James E. Doyle

    This is a handbook for the cultural entrepreneur, offering some of the best examples on practice, franchises, research, innovation and business opportunities in the cultural sector. The key theme is the contribution and possibilities of the cultural economy as a business, with a strong supporting…

    eBook – 2017-09-27
    Routledge

  • Art and the City: Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape book cover

    Art and the City

    Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jason Luger, Julie Ren

    Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing…

    eBook – 2017-05-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Critical Practice: Artists, museums, ethics book cover

    Critical Practice

    Artists, museums, ethics, 1st Edition

    By Janet Marstine

    Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term ‘critical practice’, can create…

    eBook – 2017-02-10
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia: National Experiences and Practice book cover

    Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice, 1st Edition

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge

  • Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change book cover

    Curating the Future

    Museums, Communities and Climate Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin, Kirsten Wehner

    Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change explores the way museums tackle the broad global issue of climate change. It explores the power of real objects and collections to stir hearts and minds, to engage communities affected by change. Museums work through exhibitions, events,…

    eBook – 2016-08-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • What Objects Mean: An Introduction to Material Culture book cover

    What Objects Mean

    An Introduction to Material Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Arthur Asa Berger

    Arthur Asa Berger, author of an array of texts in communication, popular culture, and social theory, is back with the second edition of his popular, user-friendly guide for students who want to understand the social meanings of objects. In this broadly interdisciplinary text, Berger takes the…

    eBook – 2016-06-16
    Routledge

  • The Global Lives of Things: The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World book cover

    The Global Lives of Things

    The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World, 1st Edition

    By Anne Gerritsen, Giorgio Riello

    The Global Lives of Things considers the ways in which ‘things’, ranging from commodities to works of art and precious materials, participated in the shaping of global connections in the period 1400-1800. By focusing on the material exchange between Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia, this…

    eBook – 2015-11-19
    Routledge

  • Raja Serfoji II: Science, Medicine and Enlightenment in Tanjore book cover

    Raja Serfoji II

    Science, Medicine and Enlightenment in Tanjore, 1st Edition

    By Savithri Preetha Nair

    In the early nineteenth century, the south Indian kingdom of Tanjore, which had come under the control of the East India Company, flourished as a ‘centre’ of enlightenment. This book traces the contours of the Tanjore enlightenment, which produced a knowledge that was at once modern and deeply…

    eBook – 2014-03-14
    Routledge India
    Pathfinders

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