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New and Published Books

  1. The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

    Edited by Kate Oakley, Justin O'Connor

    The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries is collection of contemporary scholarship on the cultural industries and seeks to re-assert the importance of cultural production and consumption against the purely economic imperatives of the ‘creative industries’. Across 43 chapters drawn from...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Asia and the Future of Football

    The Role of the Asian Football Confederation

    By Ben Weinberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Football is the most popular sport in the world. Globalisation and commercialisation of the game, however, have created new conflicts and challenges. This book explores the role of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) within the rising significance of football in Asia, drawing on three key...

    Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Out of Sight

    By Robert McAuley

    Youth crime is simultaneously a social problem and an intrinsic part of consumer culture: while images of gangs and gangsters are used to sell global commodities, young people not in work and education are labelled as antisocial and susceptible to crime. This book focuses on the lives of a group...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Willan

  4. The Fantasy Sport Industry

    Games within Games

    By Andrew C. Billings, Brody J. Ruihley

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Fantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 27 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $1.5bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-depth study of fantasy sport as a cultural and social phenomenon and...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Objects and Materials

    A Routledge Companion

    Edited by Penny Harvey, Eleanor Conlin Casella, Gillian Evans, Hannah Knox, Christine McLean, Elizabeth B. Silva, Nicholas Thoburn, Kath Woodward

    Series: CRESC

    There is broad acceptance across the Humanities and Social Sciences that our deliberations on the social need to take place through attention to practice, to object-mediated relations, to non-human agency and to the affective dimensions of human sociality. This Companion focuses on the objects and...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. From Corporate to Social Media

    Critical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility in Media and Communication Industries

    By Marisol Sandoval

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Digital Evolution of an American Identity

    By C. Waite

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    The Digital Evolution of an American Identity details how the concept of American individualism is challenged by the digital revolution. As digital media alter our print-dominant culture, assumptions regarding the relationship of the individual to the larger community become increasingly...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Culture, Class, and Critical Theory

    Between Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School

    By David Gartman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Culture, Class, and Critical Theory develops a theory of culture that explains how ideas create and legitimate class inequalities in modern society. This theory is developed through a critique and comparison of the powerful ideas on culture offered by Pierre Bourdieu and the Frankfurt School...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Fredrika Björklund, Ola Svenonius

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This edited collection reports the results of a comparative study of video surveillance/CCTV in Germany, Poland, and Sweden. It investigates how video surveillance as technologically mediated social control is affected by national characteristics, with a specific concern for recent political...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Comedy and the Public Sphere

    The Rebirth of Theatre as Comedy and the Genealogy of the Modern Public Arena

    By Arpad Szakolczai

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The book aims at reframing the discussion on the "public sphere," usually understood as the place where the public opinion is formed, through rational discussion. The aim of this book is to give an account of this rationality, and its serious shortcomings, examining the role of the media and the...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge