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  • Lacan's Return to Antiquity

    Between nature and the gods

    By Oliver Harris

    Lacan’s Return to Antiquity is the first book devoted to the role of classical antiquity in Lacan’s work. Oliver Harris poses a question familiar from studies of Freud: what are Ancient Greece and Rome doing in a twentieth-century theory of psychology? In Lacan’s case, the issue has an additional…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Sensing Law

    Edited by Sheryl Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent, Christiane Wilke

    A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Popular Geopolitics and Nation Branding in the Post-Soviet Realm

    By Robert A. Saunders

    This seminal book explores the complex relationship between popular geopolitics and nation branding among the Newly Independent States of Eurasia, and their combined role in shaping contemporary national image and statecraft within and beyond the region. It provides critical perspectives on…

    Hardback – 2016-08-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Gender and Public Relations

    Critical Perspectives on Voice, Image and Identity

    Edited by Christine Daymon, Kristin Demetrious

    Although there is a small body of feminist scholarship that problematizes gender in public relations, gender is a relatively undefined area of thinking in the field and there have been few serious studies of the socially constructed roles defining women and men in public relations. This book is…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Directions in Public Relations & Communication Research

  • Software, Infrastructure, Labor

    A Media Theory of Logistical Nightmares

    By Ned Rossiter

    Infrastructure makes worlds. Software coordinates labor. Logistics governs movement. These pillars of contemporary capitalism correspond with the materiality of digital communication systems on a planetary scale. Ned Rossiter theorizes the force of logistical media to discern how subjectivity and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Envisioning Legality

    Law, Culture and Representation

    Edited by William Macneil, Timothy Peters, Karen Crawley

    Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation is a path-breaking collection of some of the world’s leading cultural legal scholars addressing issues of law, representation and the image. Law is constituted in and through the representations that hold us in their thrall, and this book…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge

  • The Psychopolitics of Food

    Culinary rites of passage in the neoliberal age

    By Mihalis Mentinis

    The Psychopolitics of Food probes into the contemporary ‘foodscape’, examining culinary practices and food habits and in particular the ways in which they conflate with neoliberal political economy. It suggests that generic alimentary and culinary practices constitute technologies of the self and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Shakespeare, Cinema, Counter-Culture

    Appropriation and Inversion

    By Ailsa Grant Ferguson

    Addressing for the first time Shakespeare’s place in counter-cultural cinema, this book examines and theorizes counter-hegemonic, postmodern, and post-punk Shakespeare in late 20th and early 21st century film. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies, Grant Ferguson presents an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2016-06-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • The Routledge Companion to Comics

    Edited by Frank Bramlett, Roy Cook, Aaron Meskin

    This cutting-edge handbook brings together an international roster of scholars to examine all facets of comics and graphic novels. Contributor essays provide authoritative, up-to-date overviewsof the major topics and questions within comic studies, offering readers a truly global approach to…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • The Politics of Ephemeral Digital Media

    Permanence and Obsolescence in Paratexts

    Edited by Sara Pesce, Paolo Noto

    In the age of "complex Tv", of social networking and massive consumption of transmedia narratives, a myriad short-lived phenomena surround films and TV programs raising questions about the endurance of a fictional world and other mediatized discourse over a long arc of time. The life of media…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image

    By Alison Ross

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin’s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin’s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant’s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Researching War

    Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics

    Edited by Annick T. R. Wibben

    Researching War provides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research…

    Paperback – 2016-05-25 
    Routledge
    Interventions

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