Cultural Theory Products

  • From the Peaceable to the Barbaric

    Thorstein Veblen and the Charro Cowboy, 1st Edition

    By Beatriz Aldana Marquez

    This book applies Thorstein Veblen’s cultural theory to a qualitative study of the charro cowboy culture and community in Mexico. Drawing on Veblen’s arguments regarding cultural lag, the peaceable and the barbaric, predatory culture, vested interest and pecuniary interest, it examines the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion

    On Mimesis and Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Borch

    Terrorist attacks seem to mimic other terrorist attacks. Mass shootings appear to mimic previous mass shootings. Financial traders seem to mimic other traders. It is not a novel observation that people often imitate others. Some might even suggest that mimesis is at the core of human interaction.…

    Hardback – 2019-02-20 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Unbecoming Things

    Mutable Objects and the Politics of Waste, 1st Edition

    By Nicky Gregson, Mike Crang

    This book responds to moves to rematerialize the social sciences, to attend to the stuff of daily life but challenges the social sciences to think beyond objects as stable things. It forwards the argument that objects need to be seen not as stabilising things, or immutable mobiles – as…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Queer Community

    Identities, Intimacies and Ideology, 1st Edition

    By Neal Carnes

    The context for this work is defined by a second-wave of social and political activity contextualized by queer. For example, three, self-identified black, queer women started the Black Lives Matter movement. For a new generation, the first-wave reclamation of queer speaks to their position in a…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • British Migration

    Privilege, Diversity and Vulnerability, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pauline Leonard, Katie Walsh

    Around 5.6 million British nationals live outside the United Kingdom: the equivalent of one in every ten Britons. However social science research, as well as public interest, has tended to focus more on the numbers of migrants entering the UK, rather than those leaving. This book provides an…

    Hardback – 2018-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • 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

  • Mobility and Cosmopolitanism

    Complicating the interaction between aspiration and practice, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-12-02 
    Routledge

  • DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andy Bennett, Paula Guerra

    This volume examines the global influence and impact of DIY cultural practice as this informs the production, performance and consumption of underground music in different parts of the world. The book brings together a series of original studies of DIY musical activities in Europe, North and South…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Aging in the Family

    1st Edition

    By George E. Dickinson, Brenda S. Sanders

    With a rapidly aging population throughout the world, the issue of larger percentages of older adults has repercussions for both policy and the job market. Whether a university student about to seek a full-time job or a caregiver for an older person, Aging in the Family should enhance the reader’s…

    Paperback – 2018-11-23 
    Routledge

  • Ghosts, Landscapes and Social Memory

    1st Edition

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book is a groundbreaking attempt to rethink the landscapes of the social world and historical practice by theorising ‘social haunting’: the ways in which the social forms, figures, phantasms and ghosts of the past become present to us time and time again. Examining the relationship between…

    Paperback – 2018-11-16 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Critical Visions

    New Directions in Social Theory, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Elliott

    Originally published in 2003, Critical Visions develops a wide-ranging analysis of key issues and debates in contemporary social theory. Drawing social theory, cultural studies, and psychoanalysis together in a bold configuration, the book challenges the widespread view that social theory seems to…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Anthony Elliott: Early Works in Social Theory

  • Cheats at Work

    An Anthropology of Workplace Crime, 1st Edition

    By Gerald Mars

    Originally published in 1982 Cheats at Work looks at occupations from an anthropological point of view, using a similar format to analysis of cultures in the study of anthropology. The author uses an extensive set of quotations drawn from over a hundred informants at all social levels. The…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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