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  • Bourdieusian Prospects

    Edited by Lisa Adkins, Caragh Brosnan, Steven Threadgold

    Bourdieusian Prospects considers the ongoing relevance of Bourdieu's social theory for contemporary social science. Breaking with the tendency to reflect on Bourdieu's legacies, it brings established and emergent scholars together to debate the futures of a specifically Bourdieusian sociology.…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity

    Being in the Zone

    Edited by Tim Jordan, Kath Woodward, Brigid McClure

    This volume offers groundbreaking research that brings sociological and cultural studies to bear on the idea of being in the zone. There is original research on musicians, dancers and surfers and new ideas that show being in the zone has to be understood in relation to its social and cultural…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Dialogues on Mobile Communication

    By Adriana de Souza e Silva

    In this book, top scholars in the field of mobile communication discuss the major issues related to the use of mobile phones in today’s society, such as the tension between private and public, youth mobile culture, creative appropriations of mobile devices, and mobile methods. Each chapter unfolds…

    Paperback – 2016-10-13 
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Mobility and Cosmopolitanism

    Complicating the interaction between aspiration and practice

    Edited by Vered Amit, Pauline Gardiner Barber

    In academic descriptions of cosmopolitanism, one particularly important distinction often recurs. Specifically, scholars have been concerned to distinguish between cosmopolitanism as a set of mundane practices and/or competences on the one hand and cosmopolitanism as a cultivated form of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Boredom Studies Reader

    Frameworks and Perspectives

    Edited by Michael E. Gardiner, Julian Jason Haladyn

    Boredom Studies is an increasingly rich and vital area of contemporary research that examines the experience of boredom as an importan – even quintessential – condition of modern life. This anthology of newly commissioned essays focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Sociological Noir

    Irruptions and the Darkness of Modernity

    By Kieran Flanagan

    Contrary to secular claims regarding the expulsion of religion, modernity does in fact produce unprecedented forms whose understanding re-casts the relationships between sociology and theology. This book explores ‘irruptions’ which disturb modernity from without: fragments or deposits of history…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Film Criticism as a Cultural Institution

    Crisis and Continuity from the 20th to the 21st Century

    By Huw Walmsley-Evans

    This book maps contemporary film criticism as a cultural institution. At the beginning of the 21st century film criticism was talked about as an institution in crisis. The decline of print journalism, a series of lay-offs of prominent American critics, and the rise of "amateur" reviewing online,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Routledge Library Editions: Radio

    By Various

    In four volumes, this set analyses some key aspects of radio broadcasting. From the earliest days of radio and the impact of religious broadcasting, to the development of audience research, from the cultural importance of radio, to the modern strategies evolved for radio programming, the works…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Radio

  • Religion by Radio

    Its Place in British Broadcasting

    By Melville Dinwiddie

    This book, first published in 1968, describes the development of religion by radio, and its influences on people both inside and outside the Church. It tells of experiment and practice, of acceptance and rejection, of inspiration and comfort in peace and war, and assesses the great contribution…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Radio

  • The Unseen Voice

    A Cultural Study of Early Australian Radio

    By Lesley Johnson

    Images of the golden age of wireless and family life before the age of television have widespread currency. Their dominance raises fundamental questions about the extent to which people’s memories of early radio and everyday pre-war life are shaped and mediated by these public histories. For…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Radio

  • Who's Listening?

    The Story of BBC Audience Research

    By Robert J.E. Silvery

    This book, first published in 1974, is the story of BBC Audience Research, a behind-the-scenes activity that has always been the subject of some curiosity. It describes the early, tentative experiments, designed both to develop ways of applying the techniques of social research to broadcasting and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions Radio

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