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  • Reading Postcolonial Theory

    Key Texts in Context

    By Bibhash Choudhury

    This book is an essential introduction to significant texts in postcolonial theory. It looks at seminal works in the ‘moments of their making’ and delineates the different threads that bind postcolonial studies. Each chapter presents a comprehensive discussion of a major text and contextualises it…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge India

  • 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 – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Power Plays Power Works

    By John Fiske, Black Hawk Hancock

    Now, more than 20 years since its initial release, John Fiske’s classic text Power Plays Power Works remains both timely and insightful as a theoretically driven examination of the terrain where the politics of culture and the culture of politics collide. Drawing on a diverse set of cultural sites…

    Paperback – 2016-02-16 

  • National Galleries

    By Simon Knell

    Are national galleries different from other kinds of art gallery or museum? What value is there for the nation in a collection of international masterpieces? How are national galleries involved in the construction national art? National Galleries is the first book to undertake a panoramic view of a…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09 

  • Cultural Politics in Modern India

    Postcolonial prospects, colourful cosmopolitanism, global proximities

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    India’s global proximities derive in good measure from its struggle against British imperialism. In its efforts to become a nation, India turned modern in its own unusual way. At the heart of this metamorphosis was a "colourful cosmopolitanism," the unique manner in which India made the world its…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge India

  • Animals, Biopolitics, Law

    Lively Legalities

    Edited by Irus Braverman

    Typically, the legal investigation of nonhuman life, and of animal life in particular, is conducted through the discourse of animal rights. Within this discourse, legal rights are extended to certain nonhuman animals through the same liberal framework that has afforded human rights before it.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-13 
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

    Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations

    By E. Deidre Pribram

    In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorders" continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural and historical study of mental illness flourishes. The author ties…

    Hardback – 2016-01-08 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • British Poets and Secret Societies (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    A surprisingly large number of English poets have either belonged to a secret society, or been strongly influenced by its tenets. One of the best known examples is Christopher Smart’s membership of the Freemasons, and the resulting influence of Masonic doctrines on A Song to David. However, many…

    Paperback – 2015-12-24 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    Edited by Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They do memory, and in this…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Ambiguities of Activism

    Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

    By Ingrid M. Hoofd

    This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity and Culture

    Edited by Ulrik Ekman, Jay David Bolter, Lily Díaz, Morten Søndergaard, Maria Engberg

    The ubiquitous nature of mobile and pervasive computing has begun to reshape and complicate our notions of space, time, and identity. In this collection, over thirty internationally recognized contributors reflect on ubiquitous computing’s implications for the ways in which we interact with our…

    Hardback – 2015-12-22 

  • Space

    Edited by Peter Merriman

    While often eluding the attention of the everyman, ‘space’ has been a longstanding concern of geographers (and of great interest to scholars from many other parts of the academy). ‘Space’ has been variously treated as absolute, relative, and relational; as a container or backdrop; as a social,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Critical Concepts in Geography

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