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  • A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

    Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations

    By E. Deidre Pribram

    In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorders" continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural and historical study of mental illness flourishes. The author ties…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Consumption, Media and Culture in South Africa

    Perspectives on Freedom and the Public

    Edited by Mehita Iqani, Bridget Kenny

    This book is the first of its kind to bring together a collection of critical scholarly work on consumer culture in South Africa, exploring the cultural, political, economic, and social aspects of consumption in post-Apartheid society. From sushi and Japanese diplomacy to Queen Sophie’s writhing…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge

  • Affect, Space and Animals

    Edited by Jopi Nyman, Nora Schuurman

    In recent years, animals have entered the focus of the social and cultural sciences, resulting in the emergence of the new field of human–animal studies. This book investigates the relationships between humans and animals, paying particular attention to the role of affect, space, and animal…

    Hardback – 2015-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Transnationalism, Migration and the Challenge to Europe

    The Enlargement of Meaning

    By Kevin Robins, Asu Aksoy

    Transnationalism, Migration and the Challenge to Europe: The Enlargement of Meaning puts forward an alternative outline for thinking about migration in a European context. Moving beyond the agenda of identity politics, the book addresses possibilities more related to the experiential and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge

  • Skateboarding

    Subcultures, Sites and Shifts

    Edited by Kara-Jane Lombard

    This book explores the cultural, social, spatial, and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of disciplines, such as sociology and philosophy of sport, architecture, anthropology, ecology, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • The Synchronization of National Policies

    Ethnography of the Global Tribe of Moderns

    By Pertti Alasuutari

    The Synchronization of National Policies shows how it is possible that there is remarkable uniformity in the policies that the nation-states adopt, although there is no world government. Mainstream research attributes such global governance to the influence of leading countries, to functional…

    Hardback – 2015-10-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Tourism at the Olympic Games

    Visiting the World

    Edited by Mike Robinson, Josef Ploner

    Going far beyond being just a mega sport event, the Olympic Games are, and have been in the past, important settings for tourism and cultural change. Hosting the Olympic Games presents a unique opportunity for countries to promote, regenerate, and develop cities and regions, and to firmly locate…

    Hardback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

  • Understanding the Culture of Markets

    By Virgil Storr

    How does culture impact economic life? Is culture like a ball and chain that actors must lug around as they pursue their material interests? Or, is culture like a tool-kit from which entrepreneurs can draw resources to aid them in their efforts? Or, is being immersed in a culture like wearing a…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Foundations of the Market Economy

  • Studio Studies

    Operations, Topologies & Displacements

    Edited by Ignacio Farías, Alex Wilkie

    Consider the vast array of things around you, from the building you are in, the lights illuminating the interior, the computational devices mediating your life, the music in the background, even the crockery, furniture and glassware you are in the presence of. Common to all these objects is that…

    Hardback – 2015-10-07 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies

    Edited by Anna Lisa Tota, Trever Hagen

    The Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies offers students and researchers original contributions that comprise the debates, intersections and future courses of the field. It is divided in six themed sections: 1)Theories and Perspectives, 2) Cultural artefacts, Symbols and Social…

    Hardback – 2015-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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 – 2015-09-30 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Cultural Values and Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Francisco Liñán, Ghulam Nabi, Norris Krueger

    Cultural Values and Entrepreneurship aims to broaden and deepen our understanding of which elements of ‘culture’ influence, or are influenced by, entrepreneurial activity. Differences in entrepreneurial activity among countries, and regions within those countries, are persistent and cannot be fully…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge

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