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  1. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Visual Worlds

    Edited by John R Hall, Blake Stimson, Lisa Tamiris Becker

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    As many observers have noted, the world is becoming increasingly visually mediated, with the rise of computers and the internet being central factors in the emergence of new tools and conventions. Exploring the social structure of visuality, this volume contains a collection of essays by...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Psychology and Politics of the Collective

    Groups, Crowds and Mass Identifications

    Edited by Ruth Parkin-Gounelas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    What are the psychological factors in operation when we form groups or crowds, and how are these affected by socio-historical circumstances? History offers endless examples of different forms of human collectivity, both private and public, small-scale and large: from the primal horde to the modern...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Good Life in a Technological Age

    Edited by Philip Brey, Adam Briggle, Edward Spence

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Modern technology has changed the way we live, work, play, communicate, fight, love, and die. Yet few works have systematically explored these changes in light of their implications for individual and social welfare. How can we conceptualize and evaluate the influence of technology on human...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies

    Edited by Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    “It is simply too much” is a common complaint of the modern age. This book looks at how people and institutions deal with overflow - of information, consumption or choices. The essays explore the ways in which notions of overflow – framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Consuming Race

    By Ben Pitcher

    From the rise of Nordic noir to a taste for street food, from practices of natural gardening to the aesthetics of children's TV, contemporary culture is saturated with racial meanings. By consuming race we make sense of other groups and cultures, communicate our own identities, express our needs...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge