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  • The Pursuit of Existentialism

    From Sartre and De Beauvoir to Zizek and Badiou, 1st Edition

    By Jones Irwin

    The Pursuit of Existentialism explores how existentialism has survived and how its key themes and concerns remain integral to continental philosophy today. The Pursuit of Existentialism places the creation of existentialism - in the work of Sartre, Camus and Beauvoir - in its historical context,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Latham

    Offers an overview of contemporary Chinese social and cultural issues including gender and family, religion and ethnicity, social stratification, urban life, popular culture and media. Will be of interest to students and scholars of China across a range of disciplines including anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Crime Scenes

    Forensics and Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Scott Bray

    Focusing upon the representations that take place in law, forensic medicine, criminology and culture, Crime Scenes examines the ways in which knowledge about crime, death and the dead body is produced. Forensic and medico-legal practices are charged with ‘handling’ the dead (who cannot…

    Paperback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge-Cavendish
    Discourses of Law

  • Theory for Art History

    2nd Edition

    By Jae Emerling

    Theory for Art History provides a concise and clear introduction to key contemporary theorists, including their lives, major works, and transformative ideas.   Written to reveal the vital connections between art history, aesthetics, and contemporary philosophy, this expanded, second edition…

    Paperback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
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  • Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media

    1st Edition

    By Aspasia Stephanou

    As a threat to attempts to control meaning and as something outside of the realm of consciousness, materiality lends itself ideally to discussions of gothic and horror. Using Paul de Man’s concept of inhuman materiality, this book examines the manifestations of this materiality across different…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Media PIracy in the Cultural Economy

    Intellectual Property and Labor Under Neoliberal Restructuring, 1st Edition

    By Gavin C. Mueller

    Media piracy--the production, distribution and consumption of media texts in violation of intellectual property laws--has become an endemic feature of the cultural economy since the rise of the internet. While most analyses present piracy either in terms of moral or legal failings, or alternatively…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Digital Media and Culture

  • Contexts of Violence in Comics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Hague, Ian Gordon, Nina Mickwitz

    This book asks the reader to consider the ways in which violence and its representations may be enabled or restricted by the contexts in which they take place. It analyzes how structures and organising principles, be they political, cultural, religious, legal or historical, might encourage, demand…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Representing Acts of Violence in Comics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Hague, Ian Gordon, Nina Mickwitz

    This book examines the ways in which individual moments of violence develop, and are presented, in comics and graphic novels. It raises questions about depiction and the act of showing violence, but it also considers the ways in which violence can affect those involved over the long term. The…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • The Lemonade Reader

    Beyoncé, Black Feminism and Spirituality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kinitra D. Brooks, Kameelah L. Martin

    The Lemonade Reader is in interdisciplinary collection that explores the nuances of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. Essays and editorials present fresh, cutting-edge scholarship fuelled by contemporary thoughts on film, material culture, religion, and black feminism. Envisioned as an…

    Paperback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Psychoanalysis, Clinic and Context

    Subjectivity, History and Autobiography, 1st Edition

    By Ian Parker

    Psychoanalysis is a strange and mysterious practice. In his new book, Ian Parker offers insights into his own experiences, first as trainee then as analyst, the common assumptions about psychoanalysis which can be so misleading, as well as a map of the key debates in the field today. Beginning…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25 
    Routledge

  • Sociological Knowledge and Collective Identity

    S. N. Eisenstadt and Israeli Society, 1st Edition

    By Stavit Sinai

    Sociology, emerging in the 19th century as the study of national societies, is the intellectual product of its time, power relations and social imaginaries. As a discursive practice that was enmeshed in the meta-narratives of modernity, the discipline of sociology bears the inherent capacity to…

    Hardback – 2019-04-16 
    Routledge
    International Library of Sociology

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