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  • Culture as a Vocation

    Sociology of career choices in cultural management

    By Vincent Dubois

    Vocational occupations are attractive not so much for their material rewards as for the prestige and self-fulfillment they confer. They require a strong personal commitment, which can be subjectively experienced in terms of passion and selflessness. The choice of a career in the cultural sector…

    Hardback – 2015-11-12 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Reading Marx in the Information Age

    A Media and Communication Studies Perspective on Capital, Volume 1

    By Christian Fuchs

    This book is a comprehensive guide to Marx’s most important and groundbreaking work. Renowned Marxist scholar Christian Fuchs provides a thorough, chapter-by-chapter introduction to Capital Volume 1 that assists undergraduate and postgraduate readers in making sense of Marx in the information age,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge

  • The Middle Class in Emerging Societies

    Consumers, Lifestyles and Markets

    Edited by Leslie L. Marsh, Hongmei Li

    This volume examines the discursive construction of the meanings and lifestyle practices of the middle class in the rapidly transforming economies of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, focusing on the social, political and cultural implications at local and global levels. While…

    Hardback – 2015-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Neoliberalism and Terror

    Critical Engagements

    Edited by Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Christopher Baker-Beall, Lee Jarvis

    Terrorism and neoliberalism are connected in multiple, complex, and often camouflaged ways. This book offers a critical exploration of some of the intersections between the two, drawing on a wide range of case studies from the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, and the European Union.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-08 
    Routledge

  • Privatisation, Education and Social Justice

    Edited by Geoffrey Walford

    Privatisation in and of education is a process that takes many different forms, and is deeply controversial. While the shift in who pays is certainly an important dimension of privatisation, there have also been changes in the management, provision, and delivery of schooling. In most of the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02 
    Routledge

  • Elite Schools in Globalising Circumstances

    New Conceptual Directions and Connections

    Edited by Jane Kenway, Cameron McCarthy

    Elite Schools in Globalizing Circumstances foregrounds the richly theoretical and empirically-based work of an international cast of scholars seeking to break out of the confines of the methodological nationalism that now governs so much of contemporary scholarship on schooling. Based on a 5-year…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Diversity and Design

    Understanding Hidden Consequences

    Edited by Beth Tauke, Korydon Smith, Charles Davis

    Diversity and Design explores how design - whether of products, buildings, landscapes, cities, media, or systems - affects diverse members of society. Fifteen case studies in television, marketing, product design, architecture, film, video games, and more, illustrate the profound, though often…

    Paperback – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Comedy and Distinction

    The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour

    By Sam Friedman

    Comedy is currently enjoying unprecedented growth within the British culture industries. Defying the recent economic downturn, it has exploded into a booming billion-pound industry both on TV and on the live circuit. Despite this, academia has either ignored comedy or focused solely on analysing…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Chinese Middle Classes

    Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and China

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    The formation and characteristics of a nation’s middle class are shaped by historical context and the developmental path that has been followed. However, can the same be said of the ethnic Chinese middle classes in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao? Given the divergent political and economic…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids

    Teenagers in an Era of Consumerism, Standardized Tests, and Social Media, 2nd Edition

    By Murray Milner

    In Freaks, Geeks, and Cool Kids: Teenagers in an Era of Consumerism, Standardized Tests, and Social Media, Second Edition, award-winning sociologist Murray Milner tries to understand why teenagers behave the way they do. The first edition drew upon two years of intensive fieldwork in one high…

    Paperback – 2015-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania

    Edited by Jeb Sprague

    Jeb Sprague is in the Department of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a founding member of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism. In addition to a number of journal articles and analytical pieces, he has one book published with Monthly Review Press.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-27 
    Routledge

  • Navigating Model Minority Stereotypes

    Asian Indian Youth in South Asian Diaspora

    By Rupam Saran

    Though Asian Indians are typically thought of as a "model minority", not much is known about the school experiences of their children. Positive stereotyping of these immigrants and their children often masks educational needs and issues, creates class divides within the Indian-American community,…

    Hardback – 2015-08-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

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