Cultural Theory Products

  • Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies

    Edited by Gerard Delanty

    Over the past two decades there has been great interest in cosmopolitanism across the human and social sciences. Where, earlier, it had largely been a term associated with moral and political philosophy, cosmopolitanism has now become a widely-used term in the social sciences. It is now integral to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Cultural Dynamics in a Globalized World

    Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Arts and Humanities

    Edited by Abidin Kusno, Melani Budianta, Mikihiro Moriyama, Manneke Budiman

    The book contains essays on current issues in arts and humanities in which peoples and cultures compete as well as collaborate in globalizing the world while maintaining their uniqueness as viewed from cross- and inter-disciplinary perspectives. The book covers areas such as literature, cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    CRC Press

  • A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism

    Reclaiming the Mindful Commons

    By Peter Doran

    The power of capital is the power to target our attention, mould market-ready identities, and reduce the public realm to an endless series of choices. This has far-reaching implications for our psychological, physical and spiritual well-being, and ultimately for our global ecology. In this consumer…

    Hardback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainability

  • The Cultural Imaginary of Terrorism in Public Discourse, Literature, and Film

    Narrating Terror

    By Michael C. Frank

    This study investigates the overlaps between political discourse and literary and cinematic fiction, arguing that both are informed by, and contribute to, the cultural imaginary of terrorism. It explores the ways in which clandestine political violence stimulates the collective imagination, a fact…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Beauty, Violence, Representation

    Edited by Lisa A. Dickson, Maryna Romanets

    This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music. Charting diversifying interests in the subject of violence and beauty, dealing with the multiple inflections…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Digital Audiobooks

    New Media, Users, and Experiences

    By Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen

    Audiobooks are rapidly gaining popularity with widely accessible digital downloading and streaming services. This book engages with the digital form of audiobooks, framing audiobook listening as both a remediation of literature and an everyday activity that creates new reading experiences…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Animation in China

    History, Aesthetics, Media

    By Sean Macdonald

    By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This…

    Paperback – 2017-06-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Comparatizing Taiwan

    Edited by Shu-mei Shih, Ping-hui Liao

    As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so voluntarily, due largely to colonial conquest and their crucial role in world economy.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Close to the Sources

    Essays on Contemporary African Culture, Politics and Academy

    By Abebe Zegeye, Maurice Vambe

    European and African works have found it difficult to move past the image of Africa as a place of exotica and relentless brutality. This book explores the status and critical relationship between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • Prototyping Cultures

    Art, Science and Politics in Beta

    Edited by Alberto Corsin Jimenez

    Prototypes have acquired much prominence and visibility in recent times. Software development is perhaps the case in point, where the release of non-stable versions of programmes (beta versions) has become commonplace, as is famously the case in free and open source software. Prototyping has also…

    Hardback – 2017-06-05 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society

    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 – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge

  • The Craft of Media Criticism

    Critical Media Studies in Practice

    Edited by Mary Celeste Kearney, Michael Kackman

    The Craft of Media Criticism provides students and scholars a definitive overview of the main methodologies that make up critical media studies. Written by leading scholars in media studies, chapters address methods including various forms of textual analysis, as well as reception studies,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge

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