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  • Event Mobilities

    Politics, Place and Performance

    Edited by Kevin Hannam, Mary Mostafanezhad, Jillian Rickly

    Events from a mobilities perspective attend to moments in which individual networks coalesce in place but are not isolated in their performance as they often foster far-reaching and mobile networks of community. In so doing, individuals travel from varying distances to participate in localized…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Event Research Series

  • The Leisure Commons

    A Spatial History of Web 2.0

    By Payal Arora

    There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a perspective that is invested in neither a utopian or dystopian posture but sees historical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Markets, Places, Cities

    By Kirsten Seale

    This book offers a comparative and transnational analytical framework to provide a comprehensive overview of formal and informal markets, place, and the urban. It examines how markets are situated within social, cultural and media discourses, and within material and symbolic urban economies. It…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Affect, Space and Animals

    Edited by Jopi Nyman, Nora Schuurman

    In recent years, animals have entered the focus of the social and cultural sciences, resulting in the emergence of the new field of human–animal studies. This book investigates the relationships between humans and animals, paying particular attention to the role of affect, space, and animal…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Skateboarding

    Subcultures, Sites and Shifts

    Edited by Kara-Jane Lombard

    This book explores the cultural, social, spatial, and political dynamics of skateboarding, drawing on contributions from leading international experts across a range of disciplines, such as sociology and philosophy of sport, architecture, anthropology, ecology, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Second Homes and Leisure

    New perspectives on a forgotten relationship

    Edited by Trudie Walters, Tara Duncan

    Second homes (variously summer houses, shacks, baches, cottages, dacha) are a popular cultural phenomenon in many countries and an emerging trend in others. They are inextricably linked to tourism, recreation and leisure, and yet the fundamental relationship between second homes and leisure often…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge

  • Gambling, the State and Society in Thailand, c.1800-1945

    By James A. Warren

    During the nineteenth century there was a huge increase in the level and types of gambling in Thailand. Taxes on gambling became a major source of state revenue, with the government establishing state-run lotteries and casinos in the first half of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, over the same…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Qualitative Research in Gambling

    Exploring the Production and Consumption of Risk

    Edited by Rebecca Cassidy, Andrea Pisac, Claire Loussouarn

    Gambling is both a multi-billion dollar international industry and a ubiquitous social and cultural phenomenon. It is also undergoing significant change, with new products and technologies, regulatory models, changing public attitudes and the sheer scale of the gambling enterprise necessitating…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge

  • 'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way…

    Hardback – 2015-05-13
    Routledge

  • Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)

    By Chris Rojek

    First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice:…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Gambling, Work and Leisure (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study Across Three Areas

    By David Downes, D. M. Davies, M. E. David, P. Stone

    Since the legalisation of off-course cash betting in 1960, and the rise of varying forms of gambling, the British have come to be known as a nation of gamblers. Until this study was published in 1976, barely any evidence existed against which to assess the claim that gambling has become a major…

    Paperback – 2015-01-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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