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  1. Consuming Race

    By Ben Pitcher

    From the rise of Nordic noir to a taste for street food, from practices of natural gardening to the aesthetics of children's TV, contemporary culture is saturated with racial meanings. By consuming race we make sense of other groups and cultures, communicate our own identities, express our needs...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Media and Social Life

    Edited by Mary Beth Oliver, Arthur A. Raney

    Series: Electronic Media Research Series

    Our use of media touches on almost all aspects of our social lives, be they friendships, parent-child relationships, emotional lives, or social stereotypes. How we understand ourselves and others is now largely dependent on how we perceive ourselves and others in media, how we interact with one...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Screenwriting

    Creative Labor and Professional Practice

    By Bridget Conor

    Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of the labor markets...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Comparative Rhetoric

    The Art of Traversing Rhetorical Times, Places, and Spaces

    Edited by LuMing Mao

    Series: Rhetoric Society Quarterly

    Rhetoric and Communication scholars have recently made notable advances in discovering and/or recovering rhetorical practices of various under-represented and under-recognized cultures. Building on this growing body of scholarship, this book initiates a new line of interdisciplinary inquiry. By...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Japanese Adult Videos in Taiwan

    By Heung-Wah Wong, Hoi-yan Yau

    Series: Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

    This book explores the debate between those who argue that globalisation is leading to worldwide cultural homogeneity, with American cultural good predominating, and those who argue that cultural goods are always adapted and contextualised in the particular setting in which they are used. Based on...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. South Asian Tissue Economies

    Edited by Jacob Copeman

    Questions of the social implications of biotechnology and biological exchange (the extraction of human tissues such as blood, skin and organs for testing, storage and/or distribution for therapeutic or research purposes) have recently been brought strongly to the analytical fore across the social...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Celebrity Advocacy and International Development

    By Dan Brockington

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Celebrity advocacy is a curious phenomenon. It occupies a significant proportion of the public domain, but does so without engaging particularly well with much of the public. Yet this may not matter very much. Many people at the core of advocacy, and in political and business elites, simply do not...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Performance Research

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    Edited by Various

    Performance Research is a specialist journal that promotes a dynamic interchange between scholarship and practice in an expanding field of performance. Interdisciplinary in vision and international in scope, its emphasis is on research in contemporary performance arts within changing cultures....

    Published March 30th 2014 by Taylor & Francis

  9. Punk in Russia

    Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic”

    By Ivan Gololobov, Hilary Pilkington, Yngvar B Steinholt

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide and is poised to extend and mutate even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have an impact and to shock is well illustrated by the state response to activist collective...

    Published March 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Travelling Languages

    Culture, Communication and Translation in a Mobile World

    Edited by John O'Regan, Jane Wilkinson, Mike Robinson

    Based on the commonly held assumption that we now live in a world that is ‘on the move’, with growing opportunities for both real and virtual travel and the blurring of boundaries between previously defined places, societies and cultures, the theme of this book is firmly grounded in the...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge