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  1. Celebrity Culture

    Second Edition

    By Ellis Cashmore

    Over the past few decades, the public obsession with celebrity has exploded. There has also been a huge growth in the number of college and university courses and degrees on celebrity studies and celebrity journalism. Ellis Cashmore’s Celebrity/Culture was among the first textbooks to address this...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Violence, Social Mobility and Gangs in Cape Town

    By Marie Lindegaard

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Cape Town has some of the highest figures of violent crime in the world but how is it that young men avoid and enact physical aggression and navigate stressful and dangerous situations?This book offers an ethnographic study of young men in Cape Town and considers why violence occurs so often in...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Languages and Identities in a Transitional Japan

    From Internationalization to Globalization

    Edited by Ikuko Nakane, Emi Otsuji, William Armour

    Series: Routledge Research in Transnationalism

    This book explores the transition from the era of internationalization into the era of globalization of Japan by focusing on language and identity as its central themes. By taking an interdisciplinary approach covering education, cultural studies, linguistics and policy-making, the chapters in this...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Challenging Identities

    Edited by Peter Madsen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This volume gathers scholars from a range of disciplines - including sociology, philosophy, theology, law, genetics, gender studies, and history - to explore the conceptual fields related to concepts of "identity," as well as empirical aspects of "identities." It demonstrates&...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Visual Worlds

    Edited by John R Hall, Blake Stimson, Lisa Tamiris Becker

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    As many observers have noted, the world is becoming increasingly visually mediated, with the rise of computers and the internet being central factors in the emergence of new tools and conventions. Exploring the social structure of visuality, this volume contains a collection of essays by...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. From Popular Culture to Everyday Life

    By John Storey

    From Popular Culture to Everyday Life presents a critical exploration of the development of everyday life as an object of study in cultural analysis, wherein John Storey addresses the way in which everyday life is beginning to replace popular culture as a primary concept in cultural studies....

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. The Good Life in a Technological Age

    Edited by Philip Brey, Adam Briggle, Edward Spence

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Modern technology has changed the way we live, work, play, communicate, fight, love, and die. Yet few works have systematically explored these changes in light of their implications for individual and social welfare. How can we conceptualize and evaluate the influence of technology on human...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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