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New and Published Books

  1. Cultural Studies of Rights

    Critical Articulations

    Edited by John Nguyet Erni

    At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking be liberated from its doctrinal approach to ethics and legal justice? This book forges...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts

    Cultural Defenses and Prosecutions

    By Caroline Braunmühl

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    The occurrence in some criminal cases of "cultural defenses" on behalf of "minority" defendants has stirred much debate. This book is the first to illuminate how "cultural evidence" — i.e., "evidence" regarding ethnicity — is actually negotiated by attorneys, expert/lay witnesses, and defendants in...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Travel Connections

    Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World

    By Jennie Germann Molz

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Living in a world that is increasingly ‘on the move’ means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of ‘...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Eurocentrism: a marxian critical realist critique

    By Nick Hostettler

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The political and social structures of modernity are dominated by really eurocentric forms and relations, yet the theorisation of the eurocentricity of modernity remains barely developed. At the same time, modern political and social theory is fundamentally eurocentric, yet the critique of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Psychology and Politics of the Collective

    Groups, Crowds and Mass Identifications

    Edited by Ruth Parkin-Gounelas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    What are the psychological factors in operation when we form groups or crowds, and how are these affected by socio-historical circumstances? History offers endless examples of different forms of human collectivity, both private and public, small-scale and large: from the primal horde to the modern...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies

    Edited by Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    “It is simply too much” is a common complaint of the modern age. This book looks at how people and institutions deal with overflow - of information, consumption or choices. The essays explore the ways in which notions of overflow – framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Re-reading Foucault

    On Law, Power and Rights

    Edited by Ben Golder

    Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights is the first collection in English fully to address the relevance of Michel Foucault’s thought for law. Foucault is the best known and most cited of the late twentieth-century’s ‘theory’ academics. His work continues to animate a range of different...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Henri Lefebvre

    Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City

    By Chris Butler

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. A Companion to Life Course Studies

    The Social and Historical Context of the British Birth Cohort Studies

    Edited by Michael E.J. Wadsworth, John Bynner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the end of the Second World War, society has been characterised by rapid and extensive political, economic, scientific, and technological change. Opportunities for education, employment, human relations, and good health, have all been greatly affected by those changes, as have all aspects of...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge