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  • Crime Scenes

    Forensics and Aesthetics

    By Rebecca Scott Bray

    Focusing upon the representations that take place in law, forensic medicine, criminology and culture, Crime Scenes examines the ways in which knowledge about crime, death and the dead body is produced. Forensic and medico-legal practices are charged with ‘handling’ the dead (who cannot…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Discourses of Law

  • Seafood

    Ocean to the Plate

    By Richard Wilk, Shingo Hamada

    Seafood draws on controversial themes in the interdisciplinary field of food studies, with case studies from different eras and geographic regions. Using familiar commodities, this accessible book will help students understand cutting-edge issues in sustainability and ask readers to think about the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • Rock around the Clock

    Exploitation, Rock 'n' roll and the Origins of Youth Culture

    By Yannis Tzioumakis, Sian Lincoln

    Rock around the Clock examines one of the earliest films made specifically for young audiences in US cinema, paying particular attention to the exploitation film production company that made the film, the ways it represented young people, especially in terms of their association with rock ‘n’ roll…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Figurational Research in Sport, Leisure and Health

    Edited by Dominic Malcolm, Philippa Velija

    Figurational sociology offers an important set of conceptual and methodological tools for helping us to understand sport, leisure and health and their relationship to wider society. This book brings together an international team of scholars working within the figurational tradition to explain the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Culture and Economy in the New Shanghai

    By Justin O'Connor, Xin Gu

    As China’s leading economic metropolis and ‘most western city’ Shanghai in the last twenty years has used culture as a major spur to its ambitions to become a global city. This book is the first systematic investigation of how various ‘cultural economy’ strategies have been framed and pursued in a…

    Hardback – 2018-08-30 

  • The Spectacle of Critique

    From Philosophy to Cacophony

    By Tom Boland

    Far from being the preserve of a few elite thinkers, critique increasingly dominates public life in modernity, leading to a cacophony of accusation and denunciation around all political issues. The technique of unmasking ‘power’ or ‘hegemony’ or ‘ideology’ has now been adopted across the political…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28 
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Islamic Social Finance

    Entrepreneurship, Cooperation and the Sharing Economy

    Edited by Valentino Cattelan

    The most recent dynamics of world capitalism show radical changes in the socio-economics of property management, credit provision and entrepreneurship. If on the one side the emergence of the sharing economy is fostering innovative models of collaborative agency, networking and venture business, on…

    Hardback – 2018-08-27 
    Islamic Business and Finance Series

  • Artistic Approaches to Cultural Mapping

    Activating Imaginaries and Means of Knowing

    Edited by Nancy Duxbury, W.F. Garrett-Petts, Alys Longley

    Making space for imagination can shift research and community planning from a reflective stance to a "future forming" orientation and practice. Cultural mapping is an emerging discourse of collaborative, community-based inquiry and advocacy. This book looks at artistic approaches to cultural…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Sin, Sanctity and the Sister-in-Law

    Marriage with a Deceased Wife’s Sister in the Nineteenth Century

    By David G. Barrie

    This is the first book specifically devoted to exploring one of the longest-running religious, social and political controversies in nineteenth-century Britain – the sixty five year campaign to legalise marriage between a man and his deceased wife’s sister. The issue captured the political,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20 

  • Food and Language

    Discourses and Foodways across Cultures

    By Kathleen C. Riley, Amy L. Paugh

    Food and Language: Discourses and Foodways across Cultures presents an overview of how discourses and foodways are intertwined across cultures and social settings: how do we talk about food, how do we interact in its presence, how do we use food to communicate, and how does social interaction…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16 
    Routledge Foundations in Linguistic Anthropology

  • Sport Fans

    The Psychology and Social Impact of Fandom, 2nd Edition

    By Daniel Wann

    Sport Fans is the go-to resource on fan behaviour, offering cutting-edge analyses of the empirical research on the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors of sport fans. The first edition set the standard for research on fan behaviour. This second edition builds upon that research base and incorporates…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 

  • Whatever Happened to the Leisure Society?

    By A. J. Veal

    The idea of a ‘leisure society’ was in its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, when it was predicted that the increases in prosperity and fall in working hours in Western societies in the 20th Century would continue. The fantasy of a life of ease for all has, of course, never materialised, but the theme…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge Critical Leisure Studies

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