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Cultural studies books

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Mimesis and Pacific Transcultural Encounters Making Likenesses in Time, Trade, and Ritual Reconfigurations by Jeannette Mageo Mimesis and Pacific Transcultural Encounters Making Likenesses in Time, Trade, and Ritual Reconfigurations

This fascinating collection explores how through mimesis, wayfarers and locales alike borrow images from one another to expand their cultural repertoire of meanings or borrow images from their own past to validate their identities.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy by Victoria Durrer The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy

Cultural policy intersects with political, economic, and socio-cultural dynamics at all levels of society, placing high and often contradictory expectations on the capabilities and capacities of the media, the fine, performing, and folk arts, and cultural heritage. These expectations are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Forms of Hypocrisy in Early Modern England by Lucia (University of Manchester) Nigri Forms of Hypocrisy in Early Modern England

This collection examines the widespread phenomenon of hypocrisy in literary, theological, political, and social circles in England during the years after the Reformation and up to the Restoration. Bringing together current critical work on early modern subjectivity, performance, print history,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Transcultural Encounters in Knowledge Production and Consumption by Xianlin Song Transcultural Encounters in Knowledge Production and Consumption

This book is a distinctive collection on transcultural encounters in knowledge production and consumption, which are situated at the heart of pursuit for cognitive justice. It uniquely represents transcultural dialogues between academics of Australia, China and Malaysia, located on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Uncut Funk A Contemplative Dialogue by Bell Hooks, Stuart Hall Uncut Funk A Contemplative Dialogue
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In July 1996, cultural theorists bell hooks and Stuart Hall met for a series of wide-ranging conversations on what Hall sums up as life, love, death, sex. From the trivial to the profound, across boundaries of sexualities and genders, hooks...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Solutions for Business, Culture and Religion in Eastern Europe and Beyond The 2016 Griffiths School of Management Annual Conference on Business, Entrepreneurship and Ethics (GSMAC) by Sebastian Vaduva Solutions for Business, Culture and Religion in Eastern Europe and Beyond The 2016 Griffiths School of Management Annual Conference on Business, Entrepreneurship and Ethics (GSMAC)

This book explores the increased necessity of organizations to encourage human talent in the globalized economy, with particular emphasis on the impact in Eastern Europe. Featuring contributions presented at the 7th Annual Griffiths School of Management International Conference on Business...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2017

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Arte-Polis Imagining Experience: Creative Tourism and the Making of Place by Christopher Silver Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Arte-Polis Imagining Experience: Creative Tourism and the Making of Place

This book includes papers presented at the 6th Arte-Polis International Conference. The theme of the conference was Imagining Experiences: Creative Tourism and the Making of Place , and the book brings together studies based on lessons-learned, research and critical reviews...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2017

American Horror Fiction and Class From Poe to Twilight by David Simmons American Horror Fiction and Class From Poe to Twilight

In this book, Simmons argues that class, as much as race and gender, played a significant role in the development of Gothic and Horror fiction in a national context. From the classic texts of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Peace and Resistance in Youth Culture Reading the Politics of Peacebuilding from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games by Siobhan McEvoy-Levy Peace and Resistance in Youth Culture Reading the Politics of Peacebuilding from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games

This book offers a rationale for and ways of reading popular culture for peace. It argues that we can improve peacebuilding theory and practice through examining popular culture's youth revolutionaries and their outcomes - from their digital and plastic renderings...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2017

Reconstruction of the Tradition Tourism & Authentication of Heritage in China by Xiaoyan Su, Fan Hong Reconstruction of the Tradition Tourism & Authentication of Heritage in China
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Fabricating Identities by Russell T. McCutcheon Fabricating Identities

Fabricating Identities pairs early career scholars with members of Culture on the Edge, to explore how social actors identify themselves through their practices and associations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Ghost of Achilles by Luke Strongman Ghost of Achilles


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Fabricating Identities by Russell T. McCutcheon Fabricating Identities

Fabricating Identities pairs early career scholars with members of Culture on the Edge, to explore how social actors identify themselves through their practices and associations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science by Emma M. (Science Director, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University School of  Seppala The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science
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With contributions from well-established scholars as well as young rising stars in the field, this Handbook bridges a wide variety of diverse perspectives, research methodologies, and theory, and provides a foundation for this new and rapidly growing field.
Format: Hardback - Released: 00/09/2017

Heritage and the Legacy of the Past in Contemporary Britain by Ryan (University of Rhode Island, USA) Trimm Heritage and the Legacy of the Past in Contemporary Britain
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Bringing together heritage studies and literary studies, this book examines heritage as a ubiquitous trope in contemporary Britain, a seemingly inescapable figure for relations to the past. Inheritance has been an important metaphor for characterizing cultural and political traditions since...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/08/2017

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The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics Queer Economies of Dirt, Dust and Patina by Ingrid Hotz-Davies The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics Queer Economies of Dirt, Dust and Patina

Camp is often associated with glamour, surfaces and an ostentatious display of chic, but as these authors argue, there is an underside to it that has often gone unnoticed: camp's simultaneous investment in dirt, vulgarity, the discarded and rejected, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Airportness The Nature of Flight by Dr. Christopher Schaberg Airportness The Nature of Flight

Airportness takes the reader on a single day's journey through all the routines and stages of an ordinary flight. From curbside to baggage, and pondering the minutes and hours of sitting in between, Christopher Schaberg contemplates the mundane world of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Airportness The Nature of Flight by Dr. Christopher Schaberg Airportness The Nature of Flight

Airportness takes the reader on a single day's journey through all the routines and stages of an ordinary flight. From curbside to baggage, and pondering the minutes and hours of sitting in between, Christopher Schaberg contemplates the mundane world of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Memory and the Management of Change Repossessing the Past by Emily Keightley, Michael Pickering Memory and the Management of Change Repossessing the Past
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This book shows how the mnemonic imagination creatively uses the resources of photography and music in the registering and management of change. Looking in particular at major transitions and turning points, it covers key issues of identity for the remembering...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2017

Icons of Dissent The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden by Jeremy Prestholdt Icons of Dissent The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden

Through the medium of iconic figures, Prestholdt traces the development of shared global imagery, highlighting the mutability of common references and the commodification of political sentiment since the 1960s
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Look But Only With Love by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Look But Only With Love


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Art and the Politics of Visibility Contesting the Global, Local and the In-Between by Zeena Feldman Art and the Politics of Visibility Contesting the Global, Local and the In-Between

In an era of unprecedented global mobility, artists face unique challenges. How does cultural context affect the interpretation of art? What makes artists work transnational or national in character, and how will their visibility be impacted by either label? Art...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

From the Margins to the Centre Cultural Production and Consumption in the Post-Industrial City by Justin O'Connor From the Margins to the Centre Cultural Production and Consumption in the Post-Industrial City

The title of this book, From the Margins to the Centre, refers to three related themes that have run closely together in the debates on the city in the 1980s and 1990s. Firstly a process of restructuring in which activities...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Playboys and Mayfair Men Crime, Class, Masculinity, and Fascism in 1930s London by Angus McLaren Playboys and Mayfair Men Crime, Class, Masculinity, and Fascism in 1930s London

In his gripping depiction of Mayfair's celebrity high life, McLaren describes the crime in detail, as well as the police investigation, the suspects, their trial, and the aftermath of their convictions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Nostalgic Sublime and the Role of Terror in Contemporary Culture by Matthew (University of Winchester, UK) Leggatt The Nostalgic Sublime and the Role of Terror in Contemporary Culture
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This book re-examines the role of the sublime across a range of disparate cultural texts, from architecture and art, to literature, digital technology, and film, detailing a worrying trend towards nostalgia and arguing that, although the sublime has the potential...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Taste The Secret Meaning of Things by Stephen Bayley Taste The Secret Meaning of Things

Design-guru Stephen Bayley approaches the topic of taste with typical wit, drawing on his expertise in a number of fields from fashion to food. This is a new edition of his classic book, brought into the new millennia by Bayley's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Echoes of Other Worlds: Sound in Virtual Reality Past, Present and Future by Tom A. Garner Echoes of Other Worlds: Sound in Virtual Reality Past, Present and Future

This book explores the nature and importance of sound in virtual reality (VR). Approaching the subject from a holistic perspective, the book delivers an emergent framework of VR sound. This framework brings together numerous elements that collectively determine the nature...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Talking Bodies Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment, Gender and Identity by Emma L. Rees Talking Bodies Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment, Gender and Identity

In this collection, leading thinkers, writers, and activists offer their responses to the simple question Do I have a body, or am I my body? The essays engage with the array of meanings that our bodies have today, ranging from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Topographies of Memories A New Poetics of Commemoration by Anita Bakshi Topographies of Memories A New Poetics of Commemoration

This book explores new approaches towards developing memorial and heritage sites, moving beyond the critique of existing practices that have been the traditional focus of studies of commemoration. Offering understandings of the effects of conflict on memories of place, as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World by Kam (University of Hong Kong) Louie Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World

This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood - the wen (cultural attainment) and wu (martial prowess) dyad - has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Latin American Cultural Studies: A Reader by Jens (University of Zurich, Switzerland) Andermann Latin American Cultural Studies: A Reader
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Featuring twenty-five key essays from the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (Traves/sia), this book surveys the most influential themes and concepts, as well as scouring some of the polemics and controversies, which have marked the field over the last...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Greenwashing Culture by Toby Miller Greenwashing Culture

Greenwashing Culture examines the complicity of culture with our environmental crisis. Through its own carbon footprint, the promotion of image-friendly environmental credentials for celebrities, and the mutually beneficial engagement with big industry polluters, Toby Miller argues that culture has become...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Social Trauma and Telecinematic Memory Imagining the Turkish Nation since the 1980 Coup by Pelin Basci Social Trauma and Telecinematic Memory Imagining the Turkish Nation since the 1980 Coup

This book explores responses to authoritarianism in Turkish society through popular culture by examining feature films and television serials produced between 1980 and 2010 about the 1980 coup. Envisioned as an interdisciplinary study in cultural studies rather than a disciplinary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Greenwashing Culture by Toby Miller Greenwashing Culture

Greenwashing Culture examines the complicity of culture with our environmental crisis. Through its own carbon footprint, the promotion of image-friendly environmental credentials for celebrities, and the mutually beneficial engagement with big industry polluters, Toby Miller argues that culture has become...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Performance in a Militarized Culture by Sara Brady Performance in a Militarized Culture

The long cultural moment which arose in the wake of 9/11 and the conflict in the Middle East has fostered a global wave of surveillance and counterinsurgency. Performance in a Militarized Culture explores the ways in which we experience this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Performance in a Militarized Culture by Sara (Bronx Community College, CUNY, New York, USA) Brady Performance in a Militarized Culture
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The long cultural moment which arose in the wake of 9/11 and the conflict in the Middle East has fostered a global wave of surveillance and counterinsurgency. Performance in a Militarized Culture explores the ways in which we experience this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Usurping Suicide The Political Resonances of Individual Deaths by Suman Gupta, Milena Katsarska, Theodoros Spyros, Mike Hajimichael Usurping Suicide The Political Resonances of Individual Deaths
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A provocative and highly original exploration of suicides that have gained wider political resonance, and the challenge this poses to the liberal order.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Usurping Suicide The Political Resonances of Individual Deaths by Suman Gupta, Milena Katsarska, Theodoros Spyros, Mike Hajimichael Usurping Suicide The Political Resonances of Individual Deaths
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A provocative and highly original exploration of suicides that have gained wider political resonance, and the challenge this poses to the liberal order.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Gender and Digital Culture Between Irreconcilability and the Datalogical by Helen Thornham Gender and Digital Culture Between Irreconcilability and the Datalogical


Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Gender and Digital Culture Between Irreconcilability and the Datalogical by Helen Thornham Gender and Digital Culture Between Irreconcilability and the Datalogical


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2017

Curated Stories The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling by Sujatha (Professor, University of Sydney) Fernandes Curated Stories The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling
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In Curated Stories, Sujatha Fernandes considers the rise of storytelling alongside the broader shift toward neoliberal, free-market economies to argue that stories have been reconfigured to promote entrepreneurial self-making and restructured as digestible soundbites. Fernandes uses stories from legal proceedings,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2017

Curated Stories The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling by Sujatha (Professor, University of Sydney) Fernandes Curated Stories The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling
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In Curated Stories, Sujatha Fernandes considers the rise of storytelling alongside the broader shift toward neoliberal, free-market economies to argue that stories have been reconfigured to promote entrepreneurial self-making and restructured as digestible soundbites. Fernandes uses stories from legal proceedings,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/08/2017

Cultural Heritage Communities Technologies and Challenges by Luigina (Sheffield Hallam University, UK) Ciolfi Cultural Heritage Communities Technologies and Challenges
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Cultural heritage communities of interest have increasingly expanded from cultural heritage professionals to volunteers, special interest groups and independent citizen-led initiative groups. Digital technology has also increasingly impacted cultural heritage by affording novel experiences of it - it features in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Superheroes and American Self Image From War to Watergate by Dr. Michael Goodrum Superheroes and American Self Image From War to Watergate

This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of comic-books, mobilising them as a means to understand better the political context in which they are produced. Structured around key political events in the US between 1938 and 1975, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Going Beyond Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No. 2 by Marie-Theres Albert Going Beyond Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No. 2

This volume looks at sustainable protection and sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage, particularly in view of the current challenges of the 21st century. For more than 40 years the World Heritage Convention has regulated the protection of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

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