Cultural Theory Products

  • Unpacking Ikea

    Swedish Design for the Purchasing Masses

    By Pauline Garvey

    This book represents the first anthropological ethnography of Ikea consumption and goes to the heart of understanding the unique and at times frantic popularity of this one iconic transnational store. Based on a year of participant observation in Stockholm’s Kungens Kurva store – the largest in the…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 

  • Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity

    Being in the Zone

    Edited by Tim Jordan, Kath Woodward, Brigid McClure

    ‘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 

  • 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 – 2016-12-21 
    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 – 2016-12-21 
    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 – 2016-12-07 

  • 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 – 2016-11-11 

  • 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 – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • 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 Advances in Sociology

  • Financial Cultures and Crisis Dynamics

    Edited by Bob Jessop, Brigitte Young, Christoph Scherrer

    The recent financial crisis exposed both a naïve faith in mathematical models to manage risk and a crude culture of greed that embraces risk. This book explores cultures of finance in sites such as corporate governance, hedge funds, central banks, the City of London and Wall Street, and small and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • 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 Advances in Sociology

  • 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 – 2016-10-18

  • Arts and Business

    Building a Common Ground for Understanding Society

    Edited by Elena Raviola, Peter Zackariasson

    Arts and Business aims at bringing arts and business scholars together in a dialogue about a number of key topics that today form different understandings in the two disciplines. Arts and business are, many times, positioned as opposites. Where one is providing symbolic and aesthetic immersion, the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management

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