Cultural Theory Products

  • Cultural Feelings

    Mood, Mediation and Cultural Politics

    By Ben Highmore

    Cultural Feelings: Mood, Mediation and Cultural Politics sets out to examine the role of feelings and mood in the production of social and cultural experience. By returning to the work of Raymond Williams, and informed by recent ‘affect theory’, it treats feeling as a foundational term for cultural…

    Paperback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement

    A Guide to Theory and Practice

    Edited by Neil Thompson, Gerry R. Cox

    The Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement sets issues of death and dying in a broad and holistic social context. Its three parts explore classical sociology, developments in sociological thought, and the ways that sociological insights can be useful across a broad spectrum of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13 
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • Speculative Research

    The Lure of Possible Futures

    Edited by Alex Wilkie, Martin Savransky, Marsha Rosengarten

    Is another future possible? So called ‘late modernity’ is marked by the escalating rise in and proliferation of uncertainties and unforeseen events brought about by the interplay between and patterning of social–natural, techno–scientific and political-economic developments. The future has indeed…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Arts in Place

    The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice

    By Cara Courage

    This interdisciplinary book explores the role of art in placemaking in urban environments, analysing how artists and communities use arts to improve their quality of life. It explores the concept of social practice placemaking, where artists and community members are seen as equal experts in the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • 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 – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Football and Accelerated Culture

    This Modern Sporting Life

    By Steve Redhead

    In Football and Accelerated Culture, Steve Redhead offers a new and challenging theorisation of global football culture, exploring the relationship between sport and culture in a rapidly shifting world. Incorporating cutting-edge concepts, from accelerated culture and claustropolitanism to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity

    Being in the Zone

    Edited by Tim Jordan, Brigid McClure, Kath Woodward

    ‘Being in the zone' means performing in a distinctive, unusual, pleasurable and highly competent way at something you already regularly do: dancing or playing a viola, computer programming, tennis and much more. What makes the zone special? This volume offers groundbreaking research that brings…

    Hardback – 2017-01-20
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Making Diaspora in a Global City

    South Asian Youth Cultures in London

    By Helen Kim

    The exciting diasporic sounds of the London Asian urban music scene are a cross-section of the various genres of urban music that include bhangra "remix," R&B and hip hop styles, as well as dubstep and other "urban" sample-oriented electronic music. This book brings together a unique analysis…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Punk Rock and the Politics of Place

    Building a Better Tomorrow

    By Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Rise of Thana-Capitalism and Tourism

    By Maximiliano E. Korstanje

    We live in a society that is bombarded by news of accidents, disasters and terrorist attacks. We are obsessed by the presence of death. It is commodified in newspapers, the media, entertainment and in our cultural consumption. This book explores the notion of an emergent class of “death-seekers”…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge

  • Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

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