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  1. Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)

    By Jan N. Bremmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Interpretations of Greek Mythology, first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the ‘Paris school’ of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek mythology. The contributors to this volume present a variety of approaches to the Greek...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael D. Bristol

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this title explores the nature of the interaction between Shakespeare and American culture. Shakespeare stands at the center of an elaborate institutional reality, closely tied to both cultural and ideological production. His plays, Michael Bristol asserts, help to...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. German Cinema - Terror and Trauma

    Cultural Memory Since 1945

    By Thomas Elsaesser

    In German Cinema – Terror and Trauma Since 1945, Thomas Elsaesser reevaluates the meaning of the Holocaust for postwar German films and culture, while offering a reconsideration of trauma theory today. Elsaesser argues that Germany's attempts at "mastering the past" can be seen as both a failure...

    Published November 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Asianism and the Politics of Regional Consciousness in Singapore

    By Leong Yew

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over the last two decades, Singapore has undergone a substantial degree of ‘Asianization’. Apart from participating in the Asian values debate of the 1990s, re-visioning itself as ‘New Asia’ and a global-Asian hub, and establishing Asian identities for the commodities it consumes and produces,...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Dao of World Politics

    Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations

    By L. H. M. Ling

    Series: New International Relations

    This book draws on Daoist yin/yang dialectics to move world politics from the current stasis of hegemony, hierarchy, and violence to a more balanced engagement with parity, fluidity, and ethics. The author theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Bruno Latour

    The Normativity of Networks

    By Kyle McGee

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The first extended study of Bruno Latour’s legal theory, this book presents a critical reconstruction of the whole of Latour’s oeuvre to date, from Laboratory Life to An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence. Based on the powerful insights into normative effects that actor-network theory makes...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Future of Trauma Theory

    Contemporary Literary and Cultural Criticism

    Edited by Gert Buelens, Samuel Durrant, Robert Eaglestone

    This collection analyses the future of ‘trauma theory’, a major theoretical discourse in contemporary criticism and theory. The chapters advance the current state of the field by exploring new areas, asking new questions and making new connections. Part one, History and Culture, begins by...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy

    Edited by Ian Parker, David Pavón-Cuéllar

    Lacan, Discourse, Event: New Psychoanalytic Approaches to Textual Indeterminacy is an introduction to the emerging field of Lacanian Discourse Analysis. It includes key papers that lay the foundations for this research, and worked examples from analysts working with a range of different texts. The...

    Published October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere

    Edited by Gerard Delanty, Liana Giorgi, Monica Sassatelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Festivals and the Cultural Public Sphere provides the first major social scientific study of these festivals in the wake of their explosion in popularity over the past decade. It explores the cultural significance of contemporary arts festivals from their location within the cultural public sphere,...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge