Cultural Theory Products

  • Fashion Theory

    A Reader, 2nd edition

    By Malcolm Barnard

    This revised and fully updated collection of essential readings surveys and contextualizes the ways in which a wide range of disciplines have used a variety of theoretical approaches to explain, and sometimes to explain away, the astonishing variety, complexity and beauty of fashion. Existing…

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Student Readers

  • Celebrity Society

    The Struggle for Attention, 2nd Edition

    By Robert van Krieken

    On television and in films, in magazines and books, on the internet and in the realm of politics: celebrities of all sorts seem to dominate our attention. Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention brings new perspectives to our understanding of how the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with…

    Paperback – 2018-12-10 
    Routledge

  • British Migration

    Globalisation, Transnational Identities and Multiculturalism

    Edited by Katie Walsh, Pauline Leonard

    For a long time British emigration has suffered from a seeming invisibility in academia, public perception and policy making. This edited collection brings together leading scholars to explore cutting edge research on British migrants in an international range of settings. This book explores the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Anarchy and Culture

    The Problem of the Contemporary University

    By David Martin

    Originally published in 1969, Anarchy and Culture both documents and describes the influence of the student and academic in the case of revolution and protest within the university. The book looks at the theory behind the culture of revolution within the contemporary university and comments upon…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

  • The Social Role of Higher Education

    Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Ken Kempner, William G Tierney

    Originally published in 1996 The Social Role of Higher Education is an anthology of nine papers, it presents cases studies showing how culture influences the social role of higher education in various nations. It examines how environments get defined and how they shape universities, and how…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

  • Consolationscapes in the Face of Loss

    Grief and Consolation in Space and Time

    Edited by Christoph Jedan, Avril Maddrell, Eric Venbrux

    Human beings are grieving animals. ‘Consolation’, or an attempt to assuage grief, is an age-old response to loss which has various expressions in different cultural contexts. Over the past century, consolation has dropped off the West’s cultural radar. The contributions to this volume highlight…

    Hardback – 2018-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Enter Culture, Exit Arts?

    The Transformation of Cultural Hierarchies in European Newspaper Culture Sections, 1960–2010

    By Semi Purhonen, Riie Heikkilä, Irmak Karademir Hazir, Tina Lauronen, Carlos J. Fernández Rodríguez, Jukka Gronow

    Key debates of contemporary cultural sociology – the rise of the ‘cultural omnivore’, the fate of classical ‘highbrow’ culture, the popularization, commercialization and globalization of culture – deal with temporal changes. Yet, systematic research about these processes is scarce due to the lack…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Youth, Risk, Routine

    A New Perspective on Risk-Taking in Young Lives

    By Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson, Signe Ravn

    Young people’s lives continue to be the topic of public scrutiny and recurring ‘moral panics’. Smoking cannabis, speeding, and engaging in street-level fights are depicted as activities based on ‘poor choices’ or simple hedonism, putting young people’s futures at risk. Based on comprehensive,…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17 
    Routledge
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents

    Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    By Kieran Keohane, Anders Petersen, Bert van den Bergh

     This book analyses three of the most prevalent illnesses of late modernity: anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, in terms of their relation to cultural pathologies of the social body. Usually these conditions are interpreted clinically in terms of individualized symptoms and responded…

    Paperback – 2018-09-07 
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • 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 – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Algorithmic Cultures

    Essays on Meaning, Performance and New Technologies

    Edited by Robert Seyfert, Jonathan Roberge

    This book provides in-depth and wide-ranging analyses of the emergence, and subsequent ubiquity, of algorithms in diverse realms of social life. The plurality of Algorithmic Cultures emphasizes: 1) algorithms’ increasing importance in the formation of new epistemic and organizational paradigms; and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-29 
    Routledge

  • The Challenge of Modernity

    Simmel’s Sociological Theory

    By Gregor Fitzi

    The complete collected works of Georg Simmel are now available. Yet, the standing of Simmel’s sociological theory is still a subject of controversy. Is Simmel only a brilliant impressionist, a flâneur in the territories of modernity? Providing an illuminating and coherent presentation of Simmel’s…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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