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  1. Socio-Cultural Mobility and Mega-Events

    Ethics and Aesthetics in Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In June 2014, Brazil opened the twentieth FIFA World Cup with a spectacular ceremony. Hosting the World Cup was a strategic developmental priority for Brazil: mega-events such as these allow the country to be ranked amongst the world’s political and economic leaders, and are supposed to propel the...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Cargomobilities

    Moving Materials in a Global Age

    Edited by Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky, John Urry

    Series: Changing Mobilities

    Objects and materials are on the move like never before, often at astonishing speeds and along hidden routeways. This collection opens to social scientific scrutiny the various systems which move objects about the world, examining their fateful implications for many people and places. Offering...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Capitalism and Leisure Theory (Routledge Revivals)

    By Chris Rojek

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1985, this title explores theories of leisure in a capitalist society. Basing his argument on a refutation of the conventional association of leisure with freedom and free time, Chris Rojek examines the four main structural characteristics of modern leisure practice:...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Production & Consumption of Music

    Edited by Alan Bradshaw, Avi Shankar

    This collection considers music within the spheres of production and consumption and pulls together an interdisciplinary collection of music studies from around the world, ranging from an ethnomusicological analysis of the condition of Tibetan music and its role within the Chinese state, the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Lived Economies of Default

    Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect

    By Joe Deville

    Series: CRESC

    Consumer credit borrowing – using credit cards, store cards and personal loans – is an important and routine part of many of our lives. But what happens when these everyday forms of borrowing go ‘bad’, when people start to default on their loans and when they cannot, or will not, repay? It is this...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Marketing Modernity

    Italian Advertising from Fascism to Postmodernity

    By Adam Arvidsson

    In Marketing Modernity, Adam Arvidsson traces the development of Italy's postmodern consumer culture from the 1920s to the present day. In so doing, Arvidsson argues that the culture of consumption we see in Italy today has its direct roots in the social vision articulated by the advertising...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption

    Reflections on consumer waste

    Edited by Karin M. Ekström

    The accelerated pace of global consumption over the past decades has meant that governments across the world are now faced with significant challenges in dealing with the dramatically increased volume of waste. While research on waste management has previously focused on finding technological...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Celebrity Culture and the American Dream

    Stardom and Social Mobility, 2nd Edition

    By Karen Sternheimer

    Celebrity Culture and the American Dream, Second Edition considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today, retaining the first edition’s examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present and expanding to include...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Art, Culture and International Development

    Humanizing social transformation

    By John Clammer

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Culture is not simply an explanation of last resort, but is itself a rich, multifaceted and contested concept and set of practices that needs to be expanded, appreciated and applied in fresh ways if it is to be both valued in itself and to be of use in practical development. This innovative book...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge