Cultural Studies Products

  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Postcolonial Trauma and Development in Asia

    Psychoanalysis and the Neoliberal Political Economy

    By Maureen Sioh

    This book dismantles conventional political and economic thinking to explore the Asian Economic Miracle as an outcome of the traumas of postcolonial economic development. This book argues that these unconscious anxieties underpin the postcolonial and neoliberal political economy, producing a…

    Hardback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in New Postcolonialisms

  • Pathways of Settler Decolonization

    Edited by Lynne Davis, Jeffrey S. Denis, Raven Sinclair

    Although settler colonialism is a deeply entrenched structural problem, Indigenous peoples have always resisted it and sought to protect their land, sovereignty, and treaties. Some settlers have aimed to support Indigenous peoples in these struggles. This book examines what happens when settlers…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Adventure Comics and Youth Cultures in India

    By Raminder Kaur, Saif Eqbal

    This pioneering book presents a history and ethnography of adventure comic books in India with a particular focus on vernacular superheroism. It chronicles popular and youth culture in the subcontinent from the pre- and post-liberalisation periods of the 1980s and 1990s to the contemporary era…

    Paperback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge India

  • Language in Indenture

    A Sociolinguistic History of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa

    By Rajend Mesthrie

    Originally published in 1991. The transplantation of thousands of Indian workers to South Africa under indenture between 1860 and 1911 was a political act with far-reaching consequences for their linguistic traditions. In this book, the history of one of these Indic languages, Bhojpuri, and its…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Sociolinguistics

  • Theories of Culture

    By Arnold Groh

    What is culture? Why do cultures change over time? Are there any discernible rules or principles behind culture-related phenomena and processes and, if so, what are they? Familiarity with the most significant cultural theories of the 20th and 21st centuries is vital for anyone studying or…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Integral Finance – Akhuwat

    A Case Study of the Solidarity Economy

    By Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Aneeqa Malik

    There are many misconceptions and concerns regarding Islamic Societies and how Muslim countries have failed to come up with their own localized solutions to socio-economic problems in dealing with poverty alleviation and societal development. This book explores why there is so much disconnect…

    Hardback – 2018-09-28 
    Routledge
    Transformation and Innovation

  • Indigenous Places and Colonial Spaces

    The Politics of Intertwined Relations

    Edited by Nicole Gombay, Marcela Palomino-Schalscha

    In the aftermath of colonial occupation, Indigenous peoples have long fought to assert their sovereignty. This requires that settler colonial societies comprehend the inadequacy of their responses to Indigenous peoples’ contestations of existing power relations. Taking an international and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Gender Justice and Human Rights in International Development Assistance

    Transcending Universal Divisions

    By Sarah Forti

    Gender Justice and Human Rights in International Development Assistance provides a critical analysis of how frameworks of gender equality play out in the field of international development assistance, at theoretical, international legislative and policy levels, donor and national policy levels and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies

  • Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence

    Symbolic Violence, Lynching, Pogrom and Massacre

    By Richard Arnold

    Nationalism is now the dominant narrative in Russian politics, and one with genuine popularity in society. Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence is a theoretical and empirical study which seeks to break the concept of "ethnic violence" into distinguishable types, examining the key question of why…

    Paperback – 2018-09-22 
    Routledge

  • Cultural Models of Nature

    Primary Food Producers and Climate Change

    Edited by Giovanni Bennardo

    All primary food producers hold views about nature and the environment, particularly in terms of how they are affected by and must adapt to changes in the latter. Such knowledge structures are typically called Cultural Models. When looking at ways in which to implement environmental strategies that…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • The Challenge of Governance in South Sudan

    Corruption, Peacebuilding, and Foreign Intervention

    Edited by Steven C Roach, Derrick K Hudson

    South Sudan is one of the world’s most divided and unstable countries. Since achieving statehood in 2011, the country has plunged into civil war (2013-15) and become the scene of some of the worst human rights abuses on the African continent. Despite ongoing political turmoil, states and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Development

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