Cultural Theory Products

  • Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

    2nd edition

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    The Handbook of Identity Studies offers a remarkably clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The first edition of this work set new standards for reference works, such was the…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Law and the Passions

    A Discrete History

    By Julia Shaw

    Although the connection of law, passion and emotion has become an established focus in legal scholarship, the extent to which emotion has always been, and continues to be, a significant influence in informing legal reasoning, decision-making, decision-avoidance and legal judgment – rather than an…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 

  • Spaces of Justice

    Peripheries, Passages, Appropriations

    Edited by Chris Butler, Edward Mussawir

    This collection is inspired by the transdisciplinary possibilities posed by the connections between space and justice. Drawing on a variety of theoretical influences that include Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Doreen Massey, Gillian Rose, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, Antonio…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    Edited by Laszlo Muntean, Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    Memory matters. It matters because memory brings the past into the present, and opens it up to the future. But it also matters literally, because memory is mediated materially. Materiality is the stuff of memory. Meaningful objects that we love (or hate) function not only as aide-mémoire but are…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Muslim Women, Transnational Feminism and the Ethics of Pedagogy

    Contested Imaginaries in Post-9/11 Cultural Practice

    Edited by Lisa K. Taylor, Jasmin Zine

    Following a long historical legacy, Muslim women’s lives continue to be represented and circulate widely as a vehicle of intercultural understanding within a context of the "war on terror." Following Edward Said’s thesis that these cultural forms reflect and participate in the power plays of empire…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • A Glossary of Literary and Cultural Theory

    3rd Edition

    By Peter Brooker

    The Glossary of Literary and Cultural Theory provides researchers and students with an up-to-date guide through the vibrant and changing debates in Literary and Cultural Studies. In a field where meanings are frequently complex and ambiguous, this text is remarkable for its clarity and usefulness.…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 

  • The Age of Perversion

    Desire and Technology in Psychoanalysis and Culture

    By Danielle Knafo, Rocco Lo Bosco

    We have entered the age of perversion, an era in which we are becoming more like machines and they more like us. The Age of Perversion explores the sea changes occurring in sexual and social life, made possible by the ongoing technological revolution, and demonstrates how psychoanalysts can…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

  • Prizing Children’s Literature

    The Cultural Politics of Children’s Book Awards

    Edited by Kenneth B. Kidd, Joseph T. Thomas Jr.

    Children's book awards have mushroomed since the early twentieth-century and especially since the 1960s, when literary prizing became a favored strategy for both commercial promotion and canon-making. There are over 300 awards for English-language titles alone, but despite the profound impact of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society

    Edited by Youna Kim

    The Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource that explores the formation and transformation of Korean culture and society. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview on key topics, including: compressed modernity,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 

  • Rhetorical Realism

    Rhetoric, Ethics, and the Ontology of Things

    By Scot Barnett

    Rhetorical Realism responds to the surging interest in nonhumans across the humanities by exploring how realist commitments have historically accompanied understandings of rhetoric from antiquity to the present. For a discipline that often defines itself according to human speech and writing, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

  • W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory

    Living Pictures

    Edited by Krešimir 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 Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • 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 Studies in Contemporary Literature

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