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  1. The Sociology of Youth Culture and Youth Subcultures (Routledge Revivals)

    Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll?

    By Michael Brake

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1980, this book argues that subcultures are formed in defence of collectively experienced problems that arise from defects and contradictions in social structures. It looks at the development of post-war youth culture in a sociological context and considers the class base of...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cultural Overstretch?

    Differences Between Old and New Member States of the EU and Turkey

    By Jurgen Gerhards

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Within a few years the European Union will be enlarged from fifteen to twenty-eight member states, including Turkey. Cultural Overstretch investigates whether the new countries culturally fit into the European Union. Interpreting the European treaties and the European Law, Gerhards describes...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields

    Concepts and Applications

    Edited by Mathieu Hilgers, Eric Mangez

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Bourdieu’s theory of social fields is one of his key contributions to social sciences and humanities. However, it has never been subjected to genuine critical examination. This book fills that gap and offers a clear and wide-ranging introduction to the theory. It includes a critical discussion of...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Punk Rock and the Politics of Place

    Building a Better Tomorrow

    By Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cultural Policy and Democracy

    Edited by Geir Vestheim

    This book discusses how public cultural policies can relate to the principle political issue of democracy. Here, democratic cultural policies include ideas and ideologies, institutional structures, agents and interests, power, access and participation and distribution of economic resources....

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Cultural Studies of Rights

    Critical Articulations

    Edited by John Nguyet Erni

    At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking be liberated from its doctrinal approach to ethics and legal justice? This book forges...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Genealogy and Ontology of the Western Image and its Digital Future

    By John Lechte

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    With the emerging dominance of digital technology, the time is ripe to reconsider the nature of the image. Some say that there is no longer a phenomenal image, only disembodied information (0-1) waiting to be configured. For photography, this implies that a faith in the principle of an "...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies

    Edited by Garry Marvin, Susan McHugh

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies presents a collection of original essays from artists and scholars who have established themselves internationally on the basis of specific and significant new contributions to human-animal studies. It offers a broad interpretive account of...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Comedy and Distinction

    The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour

    By Sam Friedman

    Series: CRESC

    Comedy is currently enjoying unprecedented growth within the British culture industries. Defying the recent economic downturn, it has exploded into a booming billion-pound industry both on TV and on the live circuit. Despite this, academia has either ignored comedy or focused solely on analysing...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Celebrity Culture

    Second Edition

    By Ellis Cashmore

    Over the past few decades, the public obsession with celebrity has exploded. There has also been a huge growth in the number of college and university courses and degrees on celebrity studies and celebrity journalism. Ellis Cashmore’s Celebrity/Culture was among the first textbooks to address this...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge