Series: Routledge Revivals
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:...
Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge
Justice and Political Theory
Jean-Francois Lyotard is still considered to be the father of postmodernism. An international range of contributors in the field of cultural and philosophical studies, including Barry Smart, John O' Neill and Victor J. Seidler consider Lyotard's writings on justice and politics of difference,...
Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge
Edited by a leading scholar in the field, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Perspectives on Business and Management series is a four-volume collection of canonical and cutting-edge research in Event Management. The origins of the serious study of Event Management are comparatively recent,...
Published October 4th 2013 by Routledge
Research in and around popular culture continues to flourish. And its study is, more than ever, a key component of Media and Communications Studies courses, and a vital part of Cultural Studies and Cultural Sociology curricula. The sheer scale of the available research exploring popular culture—and...
Published September 20th 2011 by Routledge
Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology
In recent years, the study of celebrity has developed and cohered into a flourishing field of social and cultural analysis. There is huge interest in topics such as the politics and logic of glamour; the role of the public-relations industry in manipulating television audiences; the relationship...
Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge
Transformations of Travel and Theory
It is becoming ever clearer that while people tour cultures, cultures and objects themselves are in a constant state of migration. This collection brings together some of the most influential writers in the field to examine the complex connections between tourism and cultural change and the...
Published May 15th 1997 by Routledge
Without doubt, Jean Baudrillard is one of the most important figures currently working in the area of sociology an dcultural studies, but his writings infuriate as many people as they intoxcicate. This collection provides a wide-ranging, measured assessment of Baudrillard's work. The contributors...
Published October 21st 1993 by Routledge
Social Work and Received Ideas examines the language of both traditional and radical social work as forms of power, arguing that the will to help and care for people unintentionally results in new types of dependency, control and domination....
Published January 5th 1989 by Routledge