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New and Published Books

  1. 'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  2. British Culture

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By David P. Christopher

    This third edition of British Culture is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Extensively illustrated and offering a wider range of topics than ever before, David P. Christopher identifies and analyses key areas in language, literature, film, TV, social media, popular...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. New Directions in 21st-Century Gothic

    The Gothic Compass

    Edited by Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Donna Lee Brien

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book brings together a carefully selected range of contemporary disciplinary approaches to new areas of Gothic inquiry. Moving beyond the representational and historically based aspects of literature and film that have dominated Gothic studies, this volume both acknowledges the contemporary...

    Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Arab Cultural Studies

    History, Politics and the Popular

    Edited by Anastasia Valassopoulos

    This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Fighting the Flames

    The Spectacular Performance of Fire at Coney Island

    By Lynn Kathleen Sally

    In Fighting the Flames, Sally contextualizes, historicizes, and theorizes the spectacular performance of fire at turn-of-the-twentieth century Coney Island. The performance of fire included staged exhibits, such as Fire and Flames and Fighting the Flames, and the real fires that plagued its history...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

    An Introduction, 7th Edition

    By John Storey

    In this 7th edition of his award-winning Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Genre and the City

    Edited by Michael Shapiro

    This book’s chapters analyze aspects of urban politics with a combination of critical thinking (influenced by Walter Benjamin, Jacques Ranciere, Henri Lefebvre, and Achille Mbembe, among others) and readings of artistic genres (film, literature, and architecture). The coverage of cities includes,...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Digital Media, Cultural Production and Speculative Capitalism

    Edited by Freya Schiwy, Alessandro Fornazzari

    This collection of essays explores the interfaces between new information technologies and their impact on contemporary culture, and recent transformations in capitalist production. From a transnational frame, the essays investigate some of the key facets of contemporary global capitalism: the...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Amateurism in British Sport

    It Matters Not Who Won or Lost?

    Edited by Dilwyn Porter, Stephen Wagg

    The ideal of the amateur competitor, playing the game for love and, unlike the professional, totally untainted by commerce, has become embedded in many accounts of the development of modern sport. It has proved influential not least because it has underpinned a pervasive impression of...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge