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  1. Freedom

    By Nick Stevenson

    Series: Shortcuts

    Freedom is commonly recognized as the struggle for basic liberties, societies based upon open dialogue, human rights and democracy. The idea of freedom is central to western ideas of modernity, but this engaging, accessible book argues that if we look back at the history of the idea of freedom,...

    Published February 16th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Clifford Geertz in Morocco

    Edited by Susan Slyomovics

    Between 1963 and 1986, eminent American anthropologists Clifford and Hildred Geertz - together and alone - conducted ethnographic fieldwork for varying periods in Sefrou, a town situated in north-central Morocco, south of Fez. This book considers Geertz’s contributions to sociocultural...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Policy and the Popular

    Edited by David Looseley

    The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the complexities of ‘popular’ culture as a category of public policy. It approaches the notions of ‘cultural policy’ and ‘popular culture’ flexibly, examining what each comes to mean, explicitly or implicitly, in relation to the other. This generates...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Pictorial Turn

    Edited by Neal Curtis

    In 1992 W. J. T. Mitchell argued for a "pictorial turn" in the humanities, registering a renewed interest in and prevalence of pictures and images in what had been understood as an age of simulation, or an increasingly extensive and diverse visual culture. However, in what is often characterized as...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Creativity and Cultural Policy

    Edited by Chris Bilton

    Creativity has become a popular buzzword in contemporary cultural policy, yet the term remains poorly understood. In this collection, cultural policy specialists together with experts on psychology, creative enterprise and arts education, consider how ‘creativity’ is defined in a variety of...

    Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Alternative Business

    Outlaws, Crime and Culture

    By Martin Parker

    From Robin Hood to Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, outlaws have been a central part of 800 years of culture. These are characters who criticise the power of those in the castle or the skyscraper, and earn their keep by breaking the law. Outlaws break categories too. They are fact...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Rights of Passage

    Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Series: Social Justice

    Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow documents a powerful and under-researched form of urban governance that focuses on pedestrian flow. This logic, which Nicholas Blomley terms 'pedestrianism', values public space not in terms of its aesthetic merits, or its success in...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire

    Edited by Robert Leckey, Kim Brooks

    Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire uses queer theory to examine the complex interactions of law, culture, and empire. Building on recent work on empire, and taking contextual, socio-legal, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches, it studies how activists and scholars engaged in queer theory...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Governmentality, Biopower, and Everyday Life

    By Majia Holmer Nadesan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Governmentality, Biopower, and Everyday Life synthesizes and extends the disparate strands of scholarship on Foucault's notions of governmentality and biopower and grounds them in familiar social contexts including the private realm, the market, and the state/military. Topics include public health,...

    Published July 28th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Fashion

    Edited by Malcolm Barnard

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Over the last forty years or so academic interest in fashion has burgeoned, and, since the 1970s at least, attempts to define, analyse, and critically explain fashion phenomena have become vital areas of research and study in almost all disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. As...

    Published July 20th 2011 by Routledge