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  • Sharks in the Arts

    From Feared to Revered, 1st Edition

    By Vivienne Westbrook, Shaun Collin, Dean Crawford, Mark Nicholls

    This book is the most thorough exploration to date of the many ways in which a wild creature has been absorbed, reimagined and represented across the ages in all of the major art forms. The authors consider not only how the identity of sharks in the natural environment became incorporated into a…

    Paperback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Paperback – 2019-11-09 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiography

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angeliki Pollali, Berthold Hub

    Studies on gender and sexuality have proliferated in the last decades, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines. This collection of essays offers a metanarrative of sexuality as it has been recently embedded in the art historical discourse of the European Renaissance. It revisits ‘canonical’ forms…

    Paperback – 2019-11-09 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Wrestling in Britain

    Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Litherland

    At the intersection of sport, entertainment and performance, wrestling occupies a unique position in British popular culture. This is the first book to offer a detailed historical and cultural analysis of British professional wrestling, exploring the shifting popularity of the sport as well as its…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ridvan Askin, Catherine Diederich, Aline Bieri

    Soccer has long been known as 'the beautiful game'. This multi-disciplinary volume explores soccer, soccer culture, and the representation of soccer in art, film, and literature, using the critical tools of aesthetics, poetics, and rhetoric. Including international contributions from scholars of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Connecting Taiwan

    Participation – Integration – Impacts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carsten Storm

    Taiwan has often been characterised as an isolated society in its search for sovereignty and security. Its contact with the world in an era of globalization and post-modernity, however, has increasingly led to Taiwanese actors successfully participating in many regional and global fields. In this…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Archiving Loss

    Holding Places for Difficult Memories, 1st Edition

    By Martine Hawkes

    Drawing together many stories from the archives of difficult events and volatile histories, Archiving Loss: Holding Places for Difficult Memories asks how we might cut and walk a path for memory, loss, and silence in the archive. The difficult events discussed in this book include state responses…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Sentient Relics

    Museums and Cinematic Affect, 1st Edition

    By Janice Baker

    Sentient Relics explores museums through cinema and challenges the dominant focus of museum theory as an inclusion–exclusion debate. The author responds to the Enlightenment, ‘rational’ museum of reason contrasting this with the museum of affect and reveals these ‘two museums’ operating alongside…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture

    From Crime Fighting Robots to Duelling Pocket Monsters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ashley Pearson, Thomas Giddens, Kieran Tranter

    In a world of globalised media, Japanese popular culture has become a signifi cant fountainhead for images, narrative, artefacts, and identity. From Pikachu, to instantly identifi able manga memes, to the darkness of adult anime, and the hyper- consumerism of product tie- ins, Japan has bequeathed…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge

  • In Crime's Archive

    The Cultural Afterlife of Evidence, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Biber

    This book investigates what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings. During the criminal trial, evidentiary material is tightly regulated; it is formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence and criminal procedure. However, these…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge

  • Critical Theory and the Classical World

    1st Edition

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book radically re-examines Europe’s imaginaries of its origin in the ancient Greek world. Extracting central concepts of critical theory in its widest sense - beyond the Frankfurt School - like the human, force, spirit and domination, it allies them to characters, mythologies and motifs in…

    Paperback – 2020-01-17 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Lost in Perfection

    Impacts of Optimisation on Culture and Psyche, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vera King, Benigna Gerisch, Hartmut Rosa

    The permanent struggle for optimisation can be seen as one of the most significant cultural principles of contemporary Western societies: the demand for improved performance and efficiency as well as the pursuit of self-improvement are con-sidered necessary in order to keep pace with an accelerated…

    Paperback – 2020-01-17 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

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