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New Shortcuts Titles

We've added several exciting new titles to our innovative Shortcuts series, and will publish several more before the year is out!

You can check out the newest Shortcuts books below, or you can click here for the full series page.

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  1. Fat

    By Deborah Lupton

    Series: Shortcuts

    In contemporary western societies the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially marginalized and...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Global Finance

    By Robert J. Holton

    Series: Shortcuts

    Written under the shadow of the global financial crisis, this book charts the current shape of global finance and tries to explain why the crisis arose – and what can be done about it. Economics alone cannot fully explain how global finance operates, and why it is so crisis prone. Global Finance...

    Published March 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Planet Sport

    By Kath Woodward

    Series: Shortcuts

    Sport generates some of the most intense feelings and levels of commitment. It is big business globally, but also the source of the most powerful personal identifications and individual and collective pleasures. Sporting events are routine and embodied, whether in the gym, on the field or at the...

    Published June 24th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Panic

    By Keith Tester

    Series: Shortcuts

    Impending environmental catastrophe, threat of terrorism, viruses both biological and virtual, disease: there seem to be so many reasons to panic today. But what is panic and why does it happen? This book uses a range of literature from sociology, cultural studies and popular psychology to develop...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Love

    By Tom Inglis

    Series: Shortcuts

    Love is a dominant theme in Western popular culture. It has become central to the meaning of everyday life, propagated through the media and the market. Being in love has become idealised. With the demise of institutional religion in the West, romantic love has become the dominant form of...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Reinvention

    By Anthony Elliott

    Series: Shortcuts

    Ours is the era of ‘reinvention’. From psychotherapy to life coaching, from self-help manuals to cosmetic surgery, and from corporate rebranding to urban redesign: the art of reinvention is inextricably interwoven with the lure of the next frontier, the breakthrough to the next boundary –...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Suicide Bombings

    By Riaz Hassan

    Series: Shortcuts

    In an age when the Western world is preoccupied with worries about weapons of mass destruction in terrorist hands, terrorists across many parts of the globe are using a more basic device as a weapon – life itself. Suicide bombing has become a weapon of choice among terrorist groups because...

    Published March 29th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Feelings

    By Stephen Frosh

    Series: Shortcuts

    Everyone talks about their feelings, but what exactly are they? What are the distinguishing features of feelings, and how do they differ from emotions and affects? How do our feelings influence the kinds of people we are, and the sorts of communities and societies in which we live? In this...

    Published March 20th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Web 2.0

    By Sam Han

    Series: Shortcuts

    Web 2.0 is a highly accessible introductory text examining all the crucial discussions and issues which surround the changing nature of the World Wide Web. It not only contextualises the Web 2.0 within the history of the Web, but also goes on to explore its position within the broader dispositif of...

    Published April 26th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Confronting Climate Change

    By Constance Lever-Tracy

    Series: Shortcuts

    What are the manifest and likely future consequences of climate change? How will the world respond to the challenges of climate change in the twenty-first century? How should people think about confronting the politics of climate change? In this highly accessible introduction to the predicted...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge