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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Rise of the Joyful Economy

    Artistic invention and economic growth from Brunelleschi to Murakami

    By Michael Hutter

    This book argues for the increasing importance of the arts as a major resource in fuelling growth through the experiential dimension of today’s economy. As we move from the knowledge economy to a new stage called the joyful economy, consumers shift their spending from physical objects and technical...

    To Be Published March 7th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Telling Tales

    Autobiographies of Childhood and Youth

    Edited by Kylie Cardell, Kate Douglas

    Young writers have historically played a pivotal role in shaping autobiographical genres and this continues into the graphic and digital texts which characterise contemporary life writing. This volume offers a selection of pertinent case studies which illuminate some of the core themes which have...

    To Be Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Distinction

    A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

    By Pierre Bourdieu

    Series: Routledge Classics

    No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu’s Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast...

    To Be Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Speaking for Animals

    Animal Autobiographical Writing

    Edited by Margo DeMello

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    For thousands of years, in the myths and folktales of people around the world, animals have spoken in human tongues. Western and non-Western literary and folkloric traditions are filled with both speaking animals, some of whom even narrate or write their own autobiographies. Animals speak, famously...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Capitalist Personality

    Face-to-Face Sociality and Economic Change in the Post-Communist World

    By Christopher S. Swader

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Modern capitalism favors values that undermine our face-to-face bonds with friends and family members. Focusing on the post-communist world, and comparing it to more "developed" societies, this book reveals the mixed effects of capitalist culture on interpersonal relationships. While most observers...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Environmental Apocalypse in Science and Art

    Designing Nightmares

    By Sergio Fava

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    At a time when it is clear that climate change adaptation and mitigation are failing, this book examines how our assumptions about (valid and usable) knowledge are preventing effective climate action. Through a cross-disciplinary, empirically-based analysis of climate science and policy, the book...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Sociology of the Visual Sphere

    Edited by Regev Nathansohn, Dennis Zuev

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This collection of original articles deals with two intertwined general questions: what is the visual sphere, and what are the means by which we can study it sociologically? These questions serve as the logic for dividing the book into two sections, the first ("Visualizing the Social, Sociologizing...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge