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  • The Debt Age

    Edited by Jeffrey Di Leo, Peter Hitchcock, Sophia McClennen

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge

  • The Rise of Consumer Capitalism in America, 1880 - 1930

    By Cesare Silla

    This book offers a genealogical account of the rise of consumer capitalism, tracing its origins in America between 1880 and 1930 and explaining how it emerged to become the dominant form of social organisation of our time. Asking how it was that we came to be consumers who live in societies that…

    Hardback – 2018-05-02 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Liminality

  • Affected Labour in a Café Culture

    The Atmospheres and Economics of 'Hip' Melbourne

    By Alexia Cameron

    What does it mean to work in the ‘hip’ postmodern economy? This book develops the concept of ‘affected labour’ within Melbourne, Australia. Through the lens of café and bar culture, the book provides an ethnographic investigation into the ways that affect arises, circulates, sticks and dissipates…

    Hardback – 2018-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Subverting Consumerism

    Reuse in an Accelerated World

    Edited by Robert Crocker, Keri Chiveralls

    The dominant understanding of reuse for sustainability is a technical one, which assumes reuse’s benefits are limited to the new material, energy and emissions avoided by repurposing, but reuse is much more than that. Reuse and repurposing have always been part of human engagement with objects and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Routledge Handbook of Celebrity Studies

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Ours is the age of celebrity. An inescapable aspect of daily life in our media-saturated societies of the twenty-first century, celebrity is celebrated for its infinite plasticity and glossy seductions. But there is also a darker side. Celebrity culture is littered from end to end with addictions,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Video Games as Culture

    Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society

    By Daniel Muriel, Garry Crawford

    Video games are becoming culturally dominant. But what does their popularity say about our contemporary society? This book explores video game culture, but in doing so, utilizes video games as a lens through which to understand contemporary social life. Video games are becoming an increasingly…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Persian Carpets

    The Nation As a Transnational Commodity

    By Minoo Moallem

    Persian Carpets: the Nation As a Transnational Commodity tracks the Persian carpet as an exotic and mythological object, as a commodity, and as an image from mid-nineteenth-century England to contemporary Iran and the Iranian diaspora. Following the journey of this single object, the book brings…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • 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 – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology

  • Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory

    Edited by Søren Askegaard, Benoît Heilbrunn

    Canonical Authors in Consumption Theory is the first work to compile the contributions of the greatest social thinkers in the global conversation about consumption and consumer culture. A prestigious reference work, it offers original chapters by the world's most prominent thought leaders and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge

  • The Political Economy of Low Carbon Transformation

    Breaking the habits of capitalism

    By Harold Wilhite

    Deep reductions in energy use and carbon emissions will not be possible within political economies that are driven by the capitalist imperatives of growth, commodification and individualization. As such, it has now become necessary to understand the relationship between capitalism and the emergence…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge

  • Technologies of Consumer Labor

    A History of Self-Service

    By Michael Palm

    This book documents and examines the history of technology used by consumers to serve oneself. The telephone’s development as a self-service technology functions as the narrative spine, beginning with the advent of rotary dialing eliminating most operator services and transforming every local…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Smartphone Cultures

    Edited by Jane Vincent, Leslie Haddon

    Smartphone Cultures explores emerging questions about the ways in which this mobile technology and its apps have been produced, represented, regulated and incorporated into everyday social practices, as the various authors in this volume each locate their contributions within the circuit of culture…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

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