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  1. Comedy and Distinction

    The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour

    By Sam Friedman

    Series: CRESC

    Comedy is currently enjoying unprecedented growth within the British culture industries. Defying the recent economic downturn, it has exploded into a booming billion-pound industry both on TV and on the live circuit. Despite this, academia has either ignored comedy or focused solely on analysing...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Science, Technology, and Social Change (Routledge Revivals)

    By Steven Yearley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this book provides students with a way to increase their understanding of the role of science and technology in society. Steven Yearley draws on and develops ideas from research in the sociology and politics of science to address, in particular: the nature of scientific...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Systems Thinking, Critical Realism and Philosophy

    A Confluence of Ideas

    By John Mingers

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Systems Thinking, Critical Realism and Philosophy: A Confluence of Ideas seeks to re-address the whole question of philosophy and systems thinking for the twenty first century and provide a new work that would be of value to both systems and philosophy. This is a highly opportune time when...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Capitalism

    A Companion to Marx’s Economy Critique

    By Johan Fornäs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the most complete, accurate and accessible presentation of Karl Marx’s theory of capitalism to date, Johan Fornäs presents a guide for anyone who wants to understand how today’s crisis-ridden society has emerged and is able to sustain and intensify its own deep inner contradictions. Capitalism...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Horned God (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Feminism and Men as Wounding and Healing

    By John Rowan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    This original and pioneering study of how men relate to feminism will appeal to all men who are concerned about their response to the women’s movement and to the women in their lives. It will also be helpful for women seeking a constructive response from men. John Rowan, drawing on his personal...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Problems for Feminist Criticism (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Edited by Sally Minogue

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Feminist criticism has come a long way in the last twenty years. Its development has been rapid, its snowball progress picking up elements of structuralism, deconstruction and psychoanalytic criticism; just as rapidly it has been shedding its own early theories and methodologies. Now it is a...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Tearing the Veil (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Essays on Femininity

    Edited by Susan Lipschitz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    This a collection of essays about women, by women, which examine the production of femininity within a patriarchal society. The essays show that characteristics generally considered to be ‘feminine’ are in fact cultural constructions within a patriarchal order. The patriarchal culture is taken by...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Liberation of Women (RLE Feminist Theory)

    A Study of Patriarchy and Capitalism

    Edited by Roberta Hamilton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    In The Liberation of Women, Roberta Hamilton explores two of the key questions that have been systematically raised by the Women’s Liberation Movement: why have women occupied a subordinate position in society and how can the variation in the forms and intensity of their exploitation and oppression...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Nostalgia and Sexual Difference (RLE Feminist Theory)

    The Resistance to Contemporary Feminism

    Edited by Janice Doane, DEVON HODGES

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Dissatisfaction with the present can cause people to gaze nostalgically back to an idealized past; that nostalgia pervades contemporary rhetoric. In lamenting the ‘degeneracy’ of present-day America, social and literary critics as well as contemporary novelists often choose as their scapegoat the...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Subordination (RLE Feminist Theory)

    Feminism and Social Theory

    By Clare Burton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Feminist Theory

    Subordination presents a survey of some of the most important ideas developed within feminism since the 1970s. Among the central themes addressed are: the origins of women’s subordination; the private/public split; the nature and the role of domestic labour; the impact of psychoanalysis on feminist...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge