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  1. Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image

    By Alison Ross

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin’s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin’s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant’s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference,...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Journalism and Eyewitness Images

    Digital Media, Participation, and Conflict

    By Mette Mortensen

    Series: Routledge Research in Journalism

    Building on the vast research conducted on war and media since the 1970s, scholars are now studying the digital transformation of the production of news. Little scholarly attention has been paid, however, to non-professional, eyewitness visuals, even though this genre holds a still greater bearing...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts

    Edited by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs, film, videos, photographs to artwork and performances are ubiquitous in today’s digital...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Critical Live Art

    Contemporary Histories of Performance in the UK

    Edited by Dominic Johnson

    Live Art is a contested category, not least because of the historical, disciplinary and institutional ambiguities that the term often tends to conceal. Live Art can be usefully defined as a peculiarly British variation on particular legacies of cultural experimentation – a historically and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Transforming Images

    Screens, affect, futures

    By Rebecca Coleman

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Contemporary social and cultural life is increasingly organised around a logic of self-transformation, where changing the body is seen as key. Transforming Images examines how the future functions within this transformative logic to indicate the potential of a materially better time. The book...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Material Religion and Popular Culture

    By E. Frances King

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    In this study, E. Frances King explores how people first learn to relate to the images and artefacts of religious belief within their domestic environments. As a sense of religious belonging is instilled on a daily basis in the home, it also becomes emotionally linked to family, community, and...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Genealogy and Ontology of the Western Image and its Digital Future

    By John Lechte

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    With the emerging dominance of digital technology, the time is ripe to reconsider the nature of the image. Some say that there is no longer a phenomenal image, only disembodied information (0-1) waiting to be configured. For photography, this implies that a faith in the principle of an "...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Brand Mascots

    And Other Marketing Animals

    Edited by Stephen Brown, Sharon Ponsonby-McCabe

    Tony the Tiger. The Pillsbury Doughboy. The Michelin Man. The Playboy bunny. The list of brand mascots, spokes-characters, totems and logos goes on and on and on. Mascots are one of the most widespread modes of marketing communication and one of the longest established. Yet, despite their ubiquity...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Multiculturalism and the Arts in European Cities

    Edited by Marco Martiniello

    This book discusses the tension, or even the contradiction, between ethno-cultural segregation and ethno-cultural mixing in the field of the arts. It focuses on the local artistic sphere in the multicultural EU cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Cologne, Malmö and Vienna. The chapters show a...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge