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Forthcoming Cultural Theory Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Gender Circuits

    Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Shapiro

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    The new edition of Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies...

    To Be Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published February 27th 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:...

    To Be Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Star and Celebrity Confessional

    Edited by Sean Redmond

    In this book the different manifestations, meanings, and processes of the star and celebrity confessional will be explored. The confessional is taken to be any moment in which a star, celebrity, or fan engages in revelatory acts that are considered to be authentic, heart-felt, and honest....

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Books, Bodies and Bronzes

    Comparing Sites of Global Citizenship Creation

    Edited by Peggy Levitt, Pál Nyíri

    Series: Ethnic and Racial Studies

    One out of every seven people in the world today is on the move, voluntarily and involuntarily, within countries and between them. More and more people belong to several communities at once and yet the social contract between state and citizen is still bounded by questions of nationality. Where...

    To Be Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Disorder and the Disinformation Society

    The Social Dynamics of Information, Networks and Software

    By Jonathan Paul Marshall, James Goodman, Didar Zowghi, Francesca da Rimini

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    This book is the first general social analysis that seriously considers the daily experience of information disruption and software failure within contemporary Western society. Through an investigation of informationalism, defined as a contemporary form of capitalism, it describes the social...

    To Be Published May 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Georges Bataille

    The Sacred and Society

    By William Pawlett

    Series: Key Sociologists

    In this comprehensive and engaging study Georges Bataille’s central ideas: the sacred, community and eroticism are explored in detail. Bataille’s project to understand social bonds and energies at their most fundamental level and to re-energise society by challenging individualism, is argued to be...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

    Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations

    By E. Deidre Pribram

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorder" continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural and historical study of mental illness flourishes. The author ties...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Borders of Subculture

    Resistance and the Mainstream

    Edited by Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet, Jacques Haers, Barbara Segaert

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This books aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider...

    To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Synchronization of National Policies

    How Worldwide Trends are Created and Domesticated

    By Pertti Alasuutari

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The Synchronization of National Policies shows how it is possible that there is remarkable uniformity in the policies that the nation-states adopt, although there is no world government. Mainstream research attributes such global governance to the influence of leading countries, to functional...

    To Be Published July 29th 2015 by Routledge