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 – 2017-05-23
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-02-27
    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

  • 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 – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Antinomies

  • Visual Methods in the Field

    Photography for the Social Sciences

    By Terence Heng

    The use of images, particularly photography, has been steadily gaining popularity in academia, but there has not yet been a book that deals with the act and process of photo-taking in the field. Drawing upon 21 years of photographic experience and sociological research, Terence Heng’s immersive and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    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 – 2016-10-07
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-10-05
    Routledge
    Changing Mobilities

  • Women and Sex Tourism Landscapes

    By Erin Sanders-McDonagh

    Sexual spaces, normally inhabited by (mostly) female sex workers, are understood as masculine spaces, and positioned for and around male consumers. However, red light zones and public sex performances in both Thailand and Holland are being explored and visually consumed by female tourists in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-25
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Gifts of Cooperation, Mauss and Pragmatism

    By Frank Adloff

    This book focuses on the contribution of Marcel Mauss (1872-1950) to social theory and a theory of cooperation. It shows that Mauss’s essay "The Gift" (1925) can be seen as a classic of a pragmatist, interactionist and anti-utilitarian sociology. It critiques the dichotomy of self-interest and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Cooperation Series

  • Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

    Edited by Mark Shucksmith, David L. Brown

    Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Releasing the Commons

    Rethinking the futures of the commons

    Edited by Ash Amin, Philip Howell

    This book moves beyond seeing the commons in the past tense, an entity passed over from the public into the private, to reimagine the commons as a process, a contest of force, a reconstitution, and a site of convening practices. It highlights new spaces of gathering opening up, such as the digital…

    Hardback – 2016-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Hallmarks: The Cultural Politics and Public Pedagogies of Stuart Hall

    Edited by Leslie G. Roman

    This provocative, interdisciplinary and transnational collection delves deeply into the educational and public intellectual hallmarks of Stuart M. Hall, a core figure in the development of the postwar British New Left, Cultural Studies at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies and, later, the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18
    Routledge

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