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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainability

    Beyond behaviour change

    Edited by Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainability

    In an era of dramatic environmental change, social change is desperately needed to curb burgeoning consumption. Many calls to action have focused on individual behaviour or technological innovation, with relative silence from the social sciences on other modes and methods of intervening in social...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Unknown

  8. Fashion and the Consumer Revolution in Contemporary Russia

    By Olga Gurova

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book explores how clothing consumption has changed in Russia in the past 20 years as capitalism has grown in a postsocialist state, bringing with it a "consumer revolution." It shows how there has been and continues to be a massive change in the fashion retail market and how ideal...

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Alcohol and Public Policy

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society. This innovative collection of new perspectives on this critically...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Tourism and Geographies of Inequality

    The New Global Slumming Phenomenon

    Edited by Fabian Frenzel, Ko Koens

    Slum tourism is a controversial pastime rising in popularity on a global scale. Known as ‘slumming’, it has been practised since Victorian times. In recent years, slum tourism occurs in more and more cities of the Global South. Township tourism across South Africa, favela tourism in Rio...

    Published October 3rd 2014 by Routledge