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  • The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Edited by Peter Davis, Michelle L. Stefano

    This collection provides an in-depth and up-to-date examination of the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the issues surrounding its value to society. Critically engaging with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the book also discusses…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory

    Living Pictures

    Edited by Kresimir Purgar

    W.J.T. Mitchell—one of the founders of visual studies—has been at the forefront of many disciplines such as iconology, art history and media studies. His concept of the pictorial turn is known worldwide for having set new philosophical paradigms in dealing with our vernacular visual world. This…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Cyber Zen

    Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars around the screen, however, count as real Buddhism? If authentic practices must mimic the actual world, then Second Life Buddhism does not. In fact, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Violence in Place, Cultural and Environmental Wounding

    By Amanda Kearney

    Human life is intimately woven into place. Through nations and homelands, monuments, and sacred sites it becomes the anchorage point for ethnic, cultural and national identities. Yet is it also place that becomes the battle field, war zone, mass grave, desecrated site and destroyed landscape in the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Muslim-Christian Encounters

    Edited by Mona Siddiqui

    While the subject of Christian-Muslim or Muslim-Christian interaction is still not a traditional or systematic discipline, interest in the encounter of these two religions has grown considerably over the last decade. Historians, including historians of Islam and Christianity have always been…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible

    The Ways the Bible Challenges Its Gender Norms

    By Amy Kalmanofsky

    Though the Hebrew Bible often reflects and constructs a world that privileges men, many of its narratives play extensively with the gender norms of the society in which they were written. Drawing from feminist, masculinity and queer studies, Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible uses close literary…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • Dislocating Masculinity

    Comparative Ethnographies, revised edition

    Edited by Andrea Cornwall, Nancy Lindisfarne

    Originally published in 1994, and now a feminist classic, Dislocating Masculinity offers a penetrating critique of writing on and by men. Bringing together anthropologists, sociologists, linguists and historians, it raises important comparative questions about how gender operates, addressing issues…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08 
    Routledge

  • Muslim Diasporas in the West

    Edited by Tahir Abbas

    This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islamophobia, and radicalisation. This four-volume collected works is the state of the art on the research and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

    Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation

    By Heike Missler

    Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-colored book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature

    The Uses of Detail

    By Nick Levey

    This book begins a new and foundational discussion of maximalism by investigating how the treatment of detail in contemporary literature impels readers to navigate, tolerate, and enrich the cultural landscape of postindustrial America. It studies the maximalist novels of David Foster Wallace,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Tourism, Travel, and Blogging

    A discursive analysis of online travel narratives

    By Deepti Ruth Azariah

    Travel often inspires the creation of narratives about journeys and destinations, more so with the increasing availability of online platforms, applications for smartphones and tablets, and various other social media technologies. This book examines travel blogs and their associated social media as…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    New Directions in Tourism Analysis

  • Historicising Transmedia Storytelling

    Early Twentieth-Century Transmedia Story Worlds

    By Matthew Freeman

    Tracing the industrial emergence of transmedia storytelling—typically branded a product of the contemporary digital media landscape—this book provides a historicised intervention into understandings of how fictional stories flow across multiple media forms. Through studies of the storyworlds…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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