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New and Published Books

  1. Soccer in the Middle East

    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This collection explores the multifaceted connections between soccer and society in the Middle East. It examines the social significance of soccer and its importance to individuals and the collectivity. Shaped and influenced by such forces as religion, colonialism, nation-building and globalization...

    Published October 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. New Media in New Europe-Asia

    Edited by Jeremy Morris, Natalya Rulyova, Vlad Strukov

    Series: Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

    This volume offers an in-depth investigation of the role of new media in the political, social and cultural life in the region of Europe-Asia. By focusing on new media, which is understood primarily as internet-enabled networked social practice, the book puts forward a political and cultural...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Pedagogy, Image Practices, and Contested Corporealities

    Edited by Sarah Brophy, Janice Hladki

    This volume focuses on popular film, television, and online representations of contested corporealities and contributes to visual culture studies, disability studies, critical pedagogy, and medical humanities. Emphasizing unruly embodiments that transgress and transform, the volume conceptualizes...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Interrogating Popular Culture

    Key Questions

    By Stacy Takacs

    Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic, contradictory, and hard to pin down, Stacy Takacs explores the field through a survey of...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The Cultural Politics of Europe

    European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s

    Edited by Kiran Klaus Patel

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Culture is one of the most complex and contested fields of European integration. This book analyzes EU cultural politics since their emergence in the 1980s with a particular focus on the European Capital of Culture program, the flagship of EU cultural policy. It discusses both the central as well...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century

    Entertaining the Nation

    Edited by Ruoyun Bai, Geng Song

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rio de Janeiro

    Urban Life through the Eyes of the City

    By Beatriz Jaguaribe

    Series: CRESC

    "Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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