Cultural Theory Products

  • Depressive Love

    A Social Pathology

    By Emma Engdahl

    Love and depression are key elements in the cultural script of emotions or affectual life within contemporary Western society, and the two have become intertwined to such an extent that it is informative to talk about depressive love. Indeed, the most common source of depression is intimate…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Persistence of Taste

    Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu

    Edited by Malcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch, Stephen Wilson

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. It brings curators together with sociologists and art theorists and artists with design historians, art historians and cultural historians, with the common aim of developing rigorous and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

  • Critical Theories and the Budapest School

    Politics, Culture, Modernity

    Edited by John Rundell, Jonathan Pickle

    Critical Theories and the Budapest School brings together new perspectives on the Budapest School in the context of contemporary developments in critical theory. Engaging with the work of the prominent group of figures associated with Georg Lukács, this book sheds new light on the unique and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Uncovering Social Life

    Critical Perspectives from Sociology

    By Chris Shilling, Philip A. Mellor

    In an era when rapid social change, the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of political populism and the threat posed by radical religious movements makes it appear that ‘all that is solid melts into air’, the classical sociological problem of how peaceable societies can be created…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Domestic Spaces in Post-Mao China

    On Electronic Household Appliances

    By Wang Min’an

    Unconventional, creative, and highly original, Wang Min’an’s work centres on the assemblage of household machines that create the space of contemporary domesticity. It offers pathways to a new understanding of how the sudden commodification of domestic space in China beginning in the late 1980s has…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • Branding the Nation, the Place, the Product

    Edited by Ulrich Ermann, Klaus-Jürgen Hermanik

    Branding is a profoundly geographical type of commodification process. Many things become commodities that are compared and valuated on markets around the globe. Places such as cities or regions, countries and nations attempt to acquire visibility through branding. Geographical imaginations are…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Equal Recognition, Minority Rights and Liberal Democracy

    Alan Patten and His Critics

    Edited by Sergi Morales-Gálvez, Nenad Stojanovic

    Multiculturalism is not à la mode nowadays. It is attacked by both right-wing populists and mainstream politicians and leaders of liberal democracies. Indeed, conflicts surrounding cultural diversity and recognition are among the most salient issues in contemporary societies. Should liberal…

    Hardback – 2017-10-20
    Routledge

  • Property, Place and Piracy

    Edited by Martin Fredriksson, James Arvanitakis

    This book takes the concept of piracy as a starting point to discuss the instability of property as a social construction and how this is spatially situated. Piracy is understood as acts and practices that emerge in zones where the construction and definition of property is ambiguous. Media piracy…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series

  • The Borders of Subculture

    Resistance and the Mainstream

    Edited by Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet, Jacques Haers, Barbara Segaert

    This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Routledge Handbook on Deviance

    Edited by Stephen E. Brown, Ophir Sefiha

    The Routledge Handbook on Deviance brings together original contributions on deviance, with a focus on new, emerging, and hidden forms of deviant behavior. The editors have curated a comprehensive collection highlighting the relativity of deviance, with chapters exploring the deviant behaviors…

    Hardback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

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