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  • Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book Gerda Reith introduces the key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption, considering the work of Foucault, Bataille and Bourdieu, amongst others. Through this she addresses the role of consumption in the creation of individual identity and in the formation of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge

  • The Emotional Market

    Capitalism, Consumption and Authenticity

    Edited by Eva Illouz

    Capitalism has made rationality into a pervasive feature of human action and yet, far from heralding a loss of emotionality, capitalist culture has been accompanied with an unprecedented intensification of emotional life. This raises a puzzle:  how could we have become increasingly rationalized and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Food Practices and Social Inequality

    Looking at Food Practices and Taste across the Class Divide

    Edited by Jennifer Smith Maguire

    Policy-related, academic and populist accounts of the relationship between food and class tend to reproduce a dichotomy that privileges either middle-class discerning taste or working-class necessity. Taking a markedly different approach, this collection explores the classed cultures of food…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Consumer Sexualities

    Women and Sex Shopping

    By Rachel Wood

    Consumer Sexualities explores women’s experiences of shopping in ‘sex shops’ and using sexual commodities in their everyday lives. This enlightening volume shows how women take up sexual consumer ‘technologies of the self’ to work upon and understand themselves as confident and active sexual agents…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    Sexualities in Society

  • Alcohol and Public Policy

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society. This innovative collection of new perspectives on this critically…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Understanding Society through Popular Music

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Joseph A. Kotarba

    Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Culture courses, this book uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and bring life…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21 
    Routledge

  • Sharing Economies in Times of Crisis

    Practices, Politics and Possibilities

    Edited by Anthony Ince, Sarah Marie Hall

    The ‘new sharing economy’ is a growing phenomenon across the Global North. It claims to transform relationships of production and consumption in a way that can improve our lives, reduce environmental impacts, and reduce the cost of living. Amidst various economic, environmental, and other crises,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Everyday Practices of Tourism Mobilities

    Packing a Bag

    By Kaya Barry

    The practice of packing a bag is a situation where subtle, daily processes can attune us to the relationships and experiences formed in mobile situations. There has been great attention to mundane and material practices in tourism, yet the process of packing, which is integral to any journey,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Tourism and Anthropology

  • Drinking Water: A Socio-economic Analysis of Historical and Societal Variation

    By Mark Harvey

    In this fascinating and challenging work, the author analyses the way water for drinking is produced, distributed, owned, acquired, and consumed in contrasting ways in different settings. From the taken-for-granted, all-purpose water, flowing out of taps in advanced economies to extreme…

    Paperback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge

  • Mediating Sexual Citizenship

    Neoliberal Subjectivities in Television Culture

    By Anita Brady, Kellie Burns, Cristyn Davies

    Mediating Sexual Citizenship considers how the neoliberal imperatives of adaptation, improvement and transformation that inform the shifting artistic and industrial landscape of television, are increasingly indexed to performed disruptions in the norms of sexuality and gender. Drawing on examples…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Elite Mobilities

    Edited by Thomas Birtchnell, Javier Caletrío

    Small in number but great in influence, mobile elites have shaped the contours of global capitalism. Today these elites continue to flourish globally but in a changing landscape. The current economic crisis—and rising concerns about the moral legitimacy of extreme wealth—coincides with stern…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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