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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 653 new and published books in the subject of Sociology of Culture — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Serious Leisure Perspective

    An Introduction

    By Sam Elkington, Robert A. Stebbins

    The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious leisure, casual leisure and project-based leisure, it is an essential component of the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cultural Policy and Democracy

    Edited by Geir Vestheim

    This book discusses how public cultural policies can relate to the principle political issue of democracy. Here, democratic cultural policies include ideas and ideologies, institutional structures, agents and interests, power, access and participation and distribution of economic resources....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Pilgrimage Tourism of Diaspora Africans to Ghana

    By Ann Reed

    Series: Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

    Processes of globalization have led to diasporic groups longing for their homelands. One such group includes descendants from African ancestors displaced by the trans-Atlantic slave trade, who may be uncertain about their families' exact origins. Traveling home often means visiting African sites...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Punk Rock and the Politics of Place

    Building a Better Tomorrow

    By Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Transparency and Surveillance as Sociotechnical Accountability

    A House of Mirrors

    Edited by Deborah G. Johnson, Priscilla M. Regan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Surveillance and transparency are both significant and increasingly pervasive activities in neoliberal societies. Surveillance is taken up as a means to achieving security and efficiency; transparency is seen as a mechanism for ensuring compliance or promoting informed consumerism and informed...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sports Events, Society and Culture

    Edited by Katherine Dashper, Thomas Fletcher, Nicola McCullough

    Series: Routledge Advances in Event Research Series

    This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance

    Edited by Victoria Pettersen Lantz, Angela Sweigart-Gallagher

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance explores how children and young people fit into national political theatre and, moreover, how youth enact interrogative, patriotic, and/or antagonistic performances as they develop their own relationship with nationhood. Children are often seen as...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Sociology of Knowledge in a Time of Crisis

    Challenging the Phantom of Liberty

    By Onofrio Romano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The speed of social dynamics has overtaken the speed of thought. Adopting a dialectical perspective towards reality, social theory has always detected faults in the dominant social pattern, foreseeing crises and outlining in advance the features of new social models. Thought has always moved...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Music, Difference and the Residue of Race

    By Jo Haynes

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    Race and music seem fatally entwined in a way that involves both creative ethnic hybridity and ongoing problems of racism. This book presents a sociological analysis of this enduring relationship and asks: how are ideas of race critical to the understanding of music genres and preferences? What...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge