Starting at ‘the beginning’ and concluding with ‘the end’, the book covers topics that range from the familiar (‘character’, ‘narrative’, ‘the author’) to the more unusual (‘secrets’, ‘pleasure’, ‘ghosts’). This new edition incorporates five new chapters on ‘love’, ‘wounds’, ‘bodies’, ‘the...
To Be Published January 1st 2016 by Routledge
Reading, Thinking, Writing
What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study....
Published January 9th 2015 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers
There are few figures more important in literary and critical theory than Jacques Derrida. Whether lauded or condemned, his writing has had far-reaching ramifications, and his work on deconstruction cannot be ignored. This volume introduces students of literature and cultural studies to Derrida's...
Published March 13th 2003 by Routledge
The fast-food industry is one of the few industries that can be described as truly global, not least in terms of employment, which is estimated at around ten million people worldwide. This edited volume is the first of its kind, providing an analysis of labour relations in this significant industry...
Published April 11th 2002 by Routledge
The Unequal Struggle
The McDonald's Corporation is not only the largest system-wide sales service in the world, it is a phenomenon in its own right, and is now recognized as the most famous brand in the world. By providing a detailed analysis of the extent to which the McDonald's Corporation adapts or imposes its...
Published December 7th 2000 by Routledge
Series: Seminar Studies
This text has established itself as the best short account of the Chartist movement available. It considers its origins and development, placing the movement within its broad social and economic context. Dr Royle also provides clear analysis of its strategy and leadership and assesses the...
Published August 29th 1996 by Routledge