Category: Cultural Studies

Culture and Mental Illness : A Client-Centered Approach
In our increasingly multicultural global society, it has become important for practitioners to consider social and cultural factors when looking at the causes of, and treatments for, mental illness. The American Psychiatric...

02.11.2013

Untangling the Web
The World Wide Web is the most revolutionary innovation of our time. In the last decade, it has utterly transformed our lives. But what real effects is it having on our social world? What does it mean to be a modern family when...

26.10.2015

Time Passages : Collective Memory and American Popular Culture

30.08.2013

Modernisation Imperative
This book argues that contemporary society in Western democracies is generally misunderstood to be a pyramidal hierarchy dominated either by government or the economy. Neither view is correct. We live in a fundamentally...

11.07.2014

Understanding Fandom : An Introduction to the Study of Media Fan Culture
Fans used to be seen as an overly obsessed fraction of the audience. In the last few decades, shifts in media technology and production have instead made fandom a central mode of consumption. A range of ideas has emerged to...

13.11.2012

Magazine-made America : Cultural Transformation of the Postwar Periodical
This volume addresses the journalistic, economic and cultural/historical changes that have created contemporary magazines. It emphasises the transformation of the American consumer magazines during the 1960s and discusses their...

25.06.2013

Learning by Wandering : An Ancient Irish Perspective for a Digital World
This book uncovers an ancient Irish perspective of learning and reconfigures it to offer a vitality-restoring vision for education in our digital age. Its aim is to help re-engage learners of the Net generation meaningfully and...

23.10.2016

Developing Democracies : Democracy, Democratization, and Development
The Middle East captured front pages world-wide for the alleged Arab Spring in 2011. Large segments of the populations of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Syria took to the streets to voice their protest against autocratic regimes and...

09.08.2011

When to Rob a Bank : A Rogue Economist's Guide to the World
This is the ultimate guide to the world of the Freak. Renegade thinkers and bestselling sensations Levitt and Dubner have carefully curated the very best of their blogs, conversations, wisecracks and advice from the last...

13.07.2016

Feminism, Culture and Embodied Practice
Within both feminist theory and popular culture, establishing similarities between embodied practices rooted in different cultural and geo-political contexts (e.g. 'African' female genital cutting and...

15.06.2011

All Consuming Images : The Politics Of Style In Contemporary Culture
A provocative, compelling, and entertaining look at how the power of images dominates every aspect of our lives.

14.09.2012

Exploring Everyday Life : Strategies for Ethnography and Cultural Analysis
The numerous tasks and routines that shape our daily existence can seem mundane, even invisible-and yet they play an extremely powerful role in structuring and reproducing society. Exploring Everyday Life casts light on these...

11.01.2011

Alternate Civilities : Democracy And Culture In China And Taiwan
Some Asian political leaders and Western academics have recently claimed that China is unlikely to produce an open political system. This claim rests on the idea that Confucian culture" provides an alternative to Western...

20.10.2015

Cultural Differences in a Globalizing World
Endorsed by Geert Hofstede, the most-quoted author in the cross-cultural field, this is the only book that explains the relationship between national culture and national differences in crucially important phenomena, such as...

04.10.2011

Culture, Rhetoric and the Vicissitudes of Life
Inspired by the Rhetoric Culture Project, this volume focuses on the use of imagery, narrative, and cultural schemes to deal with predicaments that arise during the course of life. The contributors explore how people muster...

10.05.2016

50 Simple Ways to Save the Ocean
The oceans, and the challenges they face, are so vast that it?s easy to feel powerless to protect them.50 Ways to Save the Ocean, written by veteran environmental journalist David Helvarg, focuses on practical,...

12.09.2013

Artistic Enclaves in the Post-Industrial City 2017 : A Case Study of Lawrenceville Pittsburgh
This SpringerBriefs presents a case study and theoretical analysis of an artistic enclave that emerged within Lawrenceville Pittsburgh. It briefly describes the history of greater Pittsburgh, and Lawrenceville's transition...

11.12.2014

Myth : A New Symposium
Myth: A New Symposium offers a broad-based assessment of the present state of myth study. It was inspired by a revisiting of the influential mid-century work Myth: A Symposium (edited by Thomas Sebeok). A systematic introduction...

11.01.2011

Advertising and Consumer Citizenship : Gender, Images and Rights
Using a variety of print advertisements, this exciting and provocative study explores how the consumer is created by advertisements in terms of: * Sex * Class * Race. It also explores the figure of the citizen and how this...

05.10.2013

Identity and Integration : Migrants in Western Europe
Symbolic boundaries, cultural differences and ethnic conflicts have gained significance and new meanings in a global situation characterized by the dissolution of traditional political and societal structures. Communications and...

03.12.2016

Political/Cultural Identity : Citizens and Nations in a Global Era
This interdisciplinary book overviews political and cultural identity in the context of changes across the political landscape. These changes - from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the recent Islamic revival - have profoundly...

07.07.2015

Cultural Criticism : A Primer of Key Concepts
In this guide to cultural criticism, Arthur Asa Berger presents complex concepts in jargon-free language, making the book an ideal introductory text. It covers the key theorists, concepts and subject areas, from literary,...

28.06.2013

Working Difference : Women's Working Lives in Hungary and Austria, 1945-1995
Working Difference is one of the first comparative, historical studies of women's professional access to public institutions in a state socialist and a capitalist society. Eva Fodor examines women's inclusion in and...

08.02.2015

Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture : An Intersectional Approach to the Complexities and Challenges of Male Identity
Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture offers readers a multidisciplinary, intersectional overview of masculinity studies that includes both theoretical and applied lenses. Keith combines current research with historical...

27.01.2012

Japan Copes with Calamity
Four years after the 3.11 disaster in Japan, this acclaimed collection of ethnographies in English on the Japanese communities affected by the giant Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters continues to be the only one...

06.05.2017

Landscape Planning at the Local Level
The book, showing virtuous examples of urban planning in Italy and Europe, exposes certain doubts and open questions: what is the new role of urban planning? What actions / rules are now achievable for the protection, planning...

09.02.2017

Control and Freedom : Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics
How has the Internet, a medium that thrives on control, been accepted as a medium of freedom? Why is freedom increasingly indistinguishable from paranoid control? In Control and Freedom, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun explores the...

12.08.2016

Cross-Cultural Consumption : Global Markets, Local Realities
Goods are imbued with meanings and uses by their producers. When they are exported, they can act as a means of communication or domination. However, there is no guarantee that the intentions of the producer will be recognized,...

02.05.2017

Hispanic and Latino Identity
Written by Jorge Gracia, one of the most influential thinkers of Hispanic/Latino descent, this volume provides a superb introduction to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino identity. The book...

12.07.2012

Globalization : Social Theory and Global Culture
A stimulating appraisal of a crucial contemporary theme, this comprehensive analysis of globalizaton offers a distinctively cultural perspective on the social theory of the contemporary world.This perspective considers the...

05.03.2013

Don't Call Us Out of Name : Untold Lives of Women and Girls in Poor America
A radically new vision of women and girls living below the poverty line; Lisa Dodson makes a frontal assault on conventional attitudes and stereotypes of women in poor America and the seriously misguided "welfare...

22.04.2016

After the Boom : The Politics of Generation X
Is the notorious 'Generation X' any different from other generations in terms of its voting behavior, economic circumstances, or general social and political outlook? This book of original essays by distinguished...

03.04.2012

America Besieged
America Besieged deals with the underlying forces within U.S. society that deeply affect our lives. Showing how we are being misled and harmed by those who profess to have our interests at heart, Michael Parenti writes: "We...

07.01.2011

Connecting Across Cultures : The Helper's Toolkit
Chock-full of fun exercises, surprising tips, and real-world case examples, Pamela A. Hays' Connecting Across Cultures: The Helper's Toolkit provides both students and professionals in health care and social service...

09.10.2012

You Are Not A Gadget : A Manifesto
In You are Not a Gadget digital guru and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier reveals how the internet is deadening personal interaction, stifling genuine inventiveness and even changing us as people. Something went wrong...

12.07.2013

Carnivals, Rogues and Heroes : Interpretation of the Brazilian Dilemma
In this work on Brazilian social rituals, Roberto DaMatta focuses on the trajectories of three types of public ritual (carnival, Independence Day and other military parades, and local-level religious processions) as principal...

31.10.2016

Nationalism and the Politics of Culture in Quebec
Richard Handler's pathbreaking study of nationalistic politics in Quebec is a striking and successful example of the new experimental type of ethnography, interdisciplinary in nature and intensively concerned with rhetoric...

29.08.2017

Sex and Sexuality in China
Elaine Jeffreys explores the issues of sex and sexuality in a non-Western context by examining debates surrounding the emergence of new sexual behaviours, and the appropriate nature of their regulation, in the People's...

17.11.2016

India and the Olympics
In most accounts of Olympic history across the world, India's Olympic journey is a mere footnote. This book is a corrective. Drawing on newly available and hitherto unused archival sources, it demonstrates that India was an...

15.03.2013

Just Stories : How the Law Embodies Racism and Violence
Backed by the power of the state, judges' opinions can send a person to death, dissolve a relationship between a mother and child, or sanction the racial division of a community. We like to believe that these opinions...

15.09.2013

Travel Connections : Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World
Living in a world that is increasingly 'on the move' means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are...

31.03.2012

A Networked Self: Human Augmentics, Artificial Intelligence, Sentience
Every new technology invites its own sets of hopes and fears, and raises as many questions as it answers revolving around the same theme: Will technology fundamentally alter the essence of what it means to be human? Focusing on...

28.05.2013

Enforcing Normalcy : Disability, Deafness and the Body
In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against 'ableist' discourse and for a complete recasting of the...

10.09.2013

Paradigms for Anthropology : An Ethnographic Reader
This anthology offers ethnographies from classical anthropology and the more familiar settings of the agrarian Midwest, the Mexican border, the Rust Belt, and the frontiers of the recent economic meltdown. Editors E. Paul...

17.11.2014

After Pomp and Circumstance : High School Reunion as an Autobiographical Occasion
Menacing, nerve-racking, uncomfortably intrusive, the high school reunion has become a dreaded encounter with the past and present for many Americans. It is a moment of both heightened self-awareness and public presentation,...

16.11.2013

Sociology of Sport and Physical Education : An Introduction
This text, intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, covers the key, current issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. The first section of the text covers the...

04.03.2017

The Social Meaning of Money : Pin Money, Paychecks, Poor Relief and Other Currencies
A dollar is a dollar--or so most of us believe. Indeed, it is part of the ideology of our time that money is a single, impersonal instrument that impoverishes social life by reducing social relations to cold, hard cash. Arguing...

27.08.2011

Arab and Arab American Feminisms : Gender, Violence, and Belonging
In this collection, Arab and Arab American feminists enlist their intimate experiences to challenge simplistic and long-held assumptions about gender, sexuality, and commitments to feminism and justice-centered struggles among...

29.09.2014

Culture Wars : Context, Models and Anthropologists' Accounts
The relationship between anthropologists' ethnographic investigations and the lived social worlds in which these originate is a fundamental issue for anthropology. Where some claim that only native voices may offer...

16.11.2012

Gender, Violence and the State in Asia
While gender-based violence occurs in all societies irrespective of the level of development or cultural setting, whether in conflict or peacetime, the challenges for legal responses to gender-based violence are particularly...

17.06.2014

Marshall McLuhan : Understanding Media - The Extensions of Man
When first published, Marshall McLuhans Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century. This edition of McLuhans best-known book both...

24.06.2016

The French
This is a guide to France intended for the traveller who wants to get to know French people as individuals, for the negotiating businessman and for students who wishes to discover in-depth aspects of their lives. It looks at...

26.05.2014

New Landscapes of Inequality : Neoliberalism and the Erosion of Democracy in America
The twenty-first century opened with a rapidly growing array of markers of human misery: endemic warfare, natural disasters, global epidemics, climate change. Behind the dismal headlines are a series of closely connected,...

11.03.2016

Personalmanagement Im Kulturbetrieb : Mitarbeiter Erfolgreich Gewinnen, Fuhren Und Entwickeln
Kulturbetriebe sind typischerweise personalintensive Dienstleistungsorganisationen, die in besonderem Mae auf professionelle Ablaufe und Mitarbeiter mit hoher Arbeitsmotivation und -zufriedenheit angewiesen sind. Es ist Ziel...

18.08.2013

Self Help, Inc. : Makeover Culture in American Life
Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products-books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers-is exploding,...

04.12.2016

Managing Turbulent Hearts : Balinese Formula for Living
How do Balinese manage to present to the world the clear, bright face, the grace and poise, that they regard as crucial to self-respect and social esteem? How can the anthropologist pass behind the conventions of such a complex...

01.04.2012

The Maya Tropical Forest : People, Parks, and Ancient Cities
The Maya Tropical Forest, which occupies the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, is the closest rainforest to the United States and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Western Hemisphere. It has...

16.12.2012

Ending Affirmative Action : The Case for Colourblind Justice
In the 1960s, we resolved as a nation never to judge people by the color of their skin. But today, race-based public policy has once again become the norm, this time under the banner of affirmative action. How, asks Terry...

25.06.2015

The Rooster's Egg
In these pages we encounter figures and images plucked from headlines -from Tonya Harding to Lani Guinier, Rush Limbaugh to Hillary Clinton, Clarence Thomas to Dan Quayle - and see how their portrayal, encoding certain...

13.04.2012

Asian Perceptions of Nature : A Critical Approach
Why does a Chinese office building have to face in a certain direction to bring good fortune? What is the role of nature in Japanese advertising? What are attitudes in pakistan towards nature conservation. What are sacred...

13.07.2015

Performing Culture : Stories of Expertise and the Everyday
Performing Culture presents a detailed and probing account of cultural studies' changing fixations with theory, method, policy, text, production, audience and the micro-politics of the everyday.John Tulloch encourages...

05.06.2016

Cyberculture

09.01.2011

Curriculum and the Cultural Body
Curriculum and the Cultural Body extends the discussion of body knowledge by attending to the unspoken questions and practices in education that silence, conceal, and limit bodies. The collection of essays exemplifies a new...

26.09.2013

Media and Migration : Learning in a Globalized World
Media and Migration: Learning in a globalized world brings together studies located at the intersection of migration, media and learning, and considers how the learning practices of youth in migration are shaped by new media....

14.09.2015

The Handbook of Internet Studies
The Handbook of Internet Studies brings together scholars from a variety of fields to explore the profound shift that has occurred in how we communicate and experience our world as we have moved from the industrial era into the...

21.06.2012

Managing Privacy

01.12.2013

Turkish Cultural Policies in a Global World
This book provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the production of Turkish cultural policies in the context of globalization and of the circulation of knowledge and practices. Focusing on circulations, the book proposes an...

23.07.2012

Disaster Resilience of Education Systems : Experiences from Japan
Education is regarded as a cross-cutting issue for disaster risk reduction (DRR) through reviewing the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR) 2015-2030. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the education sector is one of the...

19.01.2018

Subcultural Theory : Traditions and Concepts
Subcultural phenomena continue to draw attention from many areas of contemporary society, including the news media, the marketing and fashion industries, concerned parents, religious, and other citizen groups, as well as...

23.08.2012

Niklas Luhmann's Modernity : The Paradoxes of Differentiation
This book is an introduction to the nature of modernity as envisioned by Germany's leading social theorist of the late twentieth century, Niklas Luhmann. For Luhmann, modernity is neither an Enlightenment project nor a...

10.02.2016

Eroticism and Containment : Notes From the Flood Plain
Sexual confessions on television talk shows. Gender and medical discourse in colonial India. River Phoenix in My Own Private Idaho. White women in a German colony. Henry James' thwarted love. What do these seemingly...

26.06.2016

Progress(es), Theories and Practices : Proceedings of the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Congress on Proportion Harmonies Identities (PHI 2017), October 4-7, 2017, Bari, Italy
The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities (PHI) - Progress(es) - Theories and Practices were compiled with the intent to establish a platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of research. It...

21.12.2011

On Edge : Crisis of Contemporary Latin American Culture
A collection of essays on cultural and political innovations in Latin America. The work shows how the penetration of capital and media - known as globalization - into the political and everyday life of Latin America has had...

04.11.2012

Fly
Few creatures live in such close and intimate contact with human beings as flies. As the constant, immemorial witnesses to the human comedy', flies accompany human beings wherever they go, even beyond (or at least into) the...

10.04.2011

Cool Places : Geographies of Youth Cultures
Cool Places explores the contrasting experiences of contemporary youth. The chapters draw on techno music and ecstasy in Germany, clubbing in London, global backpacking and gangs in Santa Cruz as well as expereinces at home, on...

11.05.2017

Myth of Japanese Uniqueness
The 'nihonjinron' is a body of writing and thought which constitutes a major and highly thought of academic industry in Japan. It analyses the Japanese identity and presupposes that the Japanese differ radically from...

11.07.2015

The Gender and Consumer Culture Reader
What is the relationship between gender and consumerism? Jennifer Scanlon gathers a collection of readings and archival materials to explore the multiple and contradictory ways in which women and men consume. Interdisciplinary...

08.03.2012

Acts of Memory : Cultural Recall in the Present
Acts of Memory presents 15 tightly integrated essays that illustrate the active role of individual and cultural memory in tying the past to the present. Memory, or memorialization, is a cultural activity occurring in the present...

06.01.2018

Human Behavior in the Social Environment : A Social Systems Approach
Since the publication of the first edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, several generations of students have successfully used this classic text, which takes a social systems approach to human behavior. This...

10.12.2012

Advertising Myths : The Strange Half-Lives of Images and Commodities
Advertising is often portrayed negatively, as corrupting a mythically pure relationship between people and things. In Advertising Myths Anne Cronin argues that it is better understood as a 'matrix of transformation'...

10.04.2014

Popular Culture
Popular Culture: The Basics is a fast-paced and lively introduction to the theories and methods of popular culture studies. Opening with a definition of 'popular culture', the book embarks on a tour of those cultural...

24.04.2013

Folk Devils and Moral Panics
'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen's...

09.04.2011

Birth as an American Rite of Passage
Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth--routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd...

04.04.2011

Questions of Modernity

15.02.2015

Strange Weather : Culture, Science and Technology in the Age of Limits
Who speaks for science in a technologically dominated society? In his latest work of cultural criticism Andrew Ross contends that this question yields no simple or easy answer. In our present technoculture a wide variety of...

27.08.2011

Tourism and the Globalization of Emotions : The Intimate Economy of Tango
Today, an increasing number of people from all over the world travel to Buenos Aires to dance tango. To accommodate these intimate voyagers, tourist agencies offer travel packages, including classes in tango instruction, dance...

23.03.2011

Getting By : Estates, class and culture in austerity Britain
While the 1% rule, poor neighbourhoods have become the subject of public concern and media scorn, blamed for society's ills. This unique book redresses the balance. Lisa Mckenzie lived on the St Ann's estate in...

20.07.2011

Understanding Global Cultures : Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity
This new edition presents the cultural metaphor as a method for understanding the cultural mindsets of individual nations, clusters of nations, continents, and diversity in each nation. A cultural metaphor is any activity,...

05.10.2015

Everyday Life and Cultural Theory : An Introduction
Everyday Life and Cultural Theory provides a unique critical and historical introduction to theories of everyday life. Ben Highmore traces the development of conceptions of everyday life, from the cultural sociology of Georg...

18.04.2011

Culture, Politics and Sport : Blowing the Whistle, Revisited
'Whannel is a foundational figure in the study of sports and the media...For 20 years his writing has set a high standard ...and it remains an inspiration to many' - Toby Miller, Professor of Cultural Studies, New York...

10.05.2011

World Culture : Origins and Consequences
This book explores the development, content, and impact of world culture. Combining several of the most fruitful theoretical perspectives on world culture, including the world polity approach and globalization theory, the book...

05.02.2013

The Americanization/Westernization of Austria : Contemporary Austrian Studies
Political, economic, social, and cultural modernization dramatically transformed twentieth-century Austria. Innovative new methods of production and management, such as the assembly line, changed Austrian business after World...

20.10.2013

Standardized Childhood : The Political and Cultural Struggle over Early Education
A array of childcare and preschool options blossomed in the 1970s as the feminist movement spurred mothers into careers and community organizations nurtured new programs. Now a small circle of activists aims to bring more order...

22.06.2016

Designing Culture : The Technological Imagination at Work
The renowned cultural theorist and media designer Anne Balsamo maintains that technology and culture are inseparable; those who engage in technological innovation are designing the cultures of the future. Designing Culture is a...

13.04.2011

Social Stratification In The United States : The American Profile Poster, Revised and Updated Edition
A much-anticipated update of the classic book-and-poster set depicting who owns what, who makes how much, who works where, and who lives with whom. Generations of teachers, union organizers, and activists have relied on this...

23.02.2015

Shaping Gym Cultures : Body, Image and Social Media
Fitness trends and attitudes towards male and female body image are now driven by social media Indeed, Instagram personalities such as Joe Wicks and Kayla Itsines have millions of followers and are regarded as authorities on...

01.01.2012

The Visual Sense : A Cultural Reader
Vision is more than looking or seeing. It is integral to all human action. Visual Sense presents a series of readings which offer a range of alternatives to conventional psychological and social scientific approaches to the...

03.07.2013

Fertility and the Male Life Cycle in the Era of Fertility Decline
This volume challenges the orthodox position on two of the main themes in fertility transition studies: the inevitable link between fewer children and quality of life and the focus on women as the sole important objects of...

17.03.2014

Getting Under the Skin : Body and Media Theory
The body as an object of critical study dominates disciplines across the humanities to such an extent that a new discipline has emerged: body criticism. In Getting Under the Skin, Bernadette Wegenstein traces contemporary body...

17.10.2012

Media and Cultural Transformation in China
This book examines the role played by the media in China's cultural transformation in the early years of the 21st century. In contrast to the traditional view that sees the Chinese media as nothing more than a tool of...

04.01.2018

Ritualized Homosexuality in Melanesia
This book contains the work of seven leading anthropologists on the subject of ritualized homosexuality, and it marks the first time that anthropologists have systematically studied cross-cultural variations in homosexual...

25.09.2013

Trust : A Sociological Theory
Piotr Sztompka here presents a major work of social theory, which gives a comprehensive theoretical account of trust as a fundamental component of human actions. Professor Sztompka's detailed and systematic study takes...

03.12.2014

A History of the Internet and the Digital Future
A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present, and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the...

27.09.2014

Developing Intercultural Awareness : A Cross-Cultural Training Handbook
Developing Intercultural Awareness: A Cross-Cultural Training HanDavies-Blackook is a rich resource for cross-cultural training. Drawn from the authors' experience, this guide contains simulation games, case studies,...

18.01.2014

Teenagers and Technology
The popular media often presents a negative picture of young people and technology. From addiction to gaming, the distractions of the Internet, to the risks of social networking, the downsides of new technology in the lives of...

11.11.2012

The Culture of Markets
What are the logics of pricing, and why do some pricing schemes defy standard economic expectations? What explains the different labor market outcomes of people who receive the same training from the same place and who have...

03.02.2012

Cultural Hegemony in the United States
This text is the first to present cultural hegemony in its original form - as a process of consent, resistance, and coercion. Hegemony is illustrated with examples from American history and contemporary culture, including...

16.04.2014

The Ethnographic Eye : Interpretive Studies of Education in China
First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

11.05.2015

Treme : Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood
Across Rampart Street from the French Quarter, the Faubourg TremE neighborhood is arguably the most important location for African American culture in New Orleans. Closely associated with traditional jazz and "second...

01.07.2013

The Cultures of Cities
How do cities use culture today? Building on the experience of New York as a 'culture capital', Sharon Zukin shows how three notions of culture - as ethnicity, aesthetic, and marketing tool - are reshaping urban places...

18.02.2016

Tikanga Maori : Living by Maori Values
'Relationships between and among people need to be managed and guarded by some rules'. Professor Hirini Moko Mead's comprehensive survey of tikanga Maori (Maori custom) is the most substantial of its kind every...

28.02.2014

The Origin and Evolution of Cultures
Over the past 25 years, Boyd and Richerson have become well-known across a wide range of disciplines for their path-breaking work on evolution and culture. This work collects twenty of the influential but relatively inaccessible...

16.03.2017

Reading the Comments : Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web
Online comment can be informative or misleading, entertaining or maddening. Haters and manipulators often seem to monopolize the conversation. Some comments are off-topic, or even topic-less. In this book, Joseph Reagle urges us...

14.09.2011

Understanding Material Culture
"In his interdisciplinary review of material culture, Ian Woodward goes beyond synthesis to offer a theoretically innovative reconstruction of the field. It is filled with gems of conceptual insight and empirical discovery....

10.11.2016

Northernness, Northern Culture and Northern Narratives
Northernness, Northern culture and Northern narratives are a common aspect of popular culture, and the North of England, like other Northernnesses in Europe, is a collection of narratives, myths, stereotypes and symbols. In...

08.12.2017

The Nigger in You : Challenging Dysfunctional Language, Engaging Leadership Moments
Embrace Leadership to Combat All Forms of PrejudiceIs there a "nigger" in you? If you have attempted to avoid and/or escape oppression, been made to feel as if you are a problem, been treated as "lesser than"...

15.01.2011

The Great Canoes in the Sky : Starlore and Astronomy of the South Pacific
Presenting spectacular photographs of astronomical objects of the southern sky, all taken by author Stephen Chadwick, this book explores what peoples of the South Pacific see when they look up at the heavens and what they have...

21.01.2013

Essays on the Sociology of Culture
Karl Mannheim was one of the leading sociologists of the twentieth century. Essays on the Sociology of Culture, originally published in 1956, was one of his most important books. In it he sets out his ideas of intellectuals as...

27.04.2015

Law in Culture and Society
As conflict resolution becomes increasingly important to urban and rural peoples around the globe, the value of this classic anthology of studies of process, structure, comparison, and perception of the law is acclaimed by...

11.07.2011

Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society
Economic, technological, and sociopolitical changes have been transforming the cultures of advanced industrial societies in profoundly important ways during the past few decades. This ambitious work examines changes in religious...

22.09.2014

Busier Than Ever! : Why American Families Can't Slow Down
Busyness defines the lives of most Americans. For some, the focus of busyness is family. For others, it is career or social activities. Sometimes busyness results from a big event, like the catastrophic illness of a family...

25.11.2012

Censorship and Silencing : Practices of Cultural Regulation
Censorship was once a predictable topic, dividing liberals and conservatives down the middle on issues like obscenity and national security. Today, the debate over the regulation of speech offers no such easy dichotomy, with...

14.01.2012

Age, Gender and Sexuality through the Life Course : The Girl in Time

15.01.2016

Ethnic American Food Today : A Cultural Encyclopedia
Ethnic American Food Today introduces readers to the myriad ethnic food cultures in the U.S. today. Entries are organized alphabetically by nation and present the background and history of each food culture along with...

26.02.2011

Cultural Matters : Lessons Learned from Field Strategies of Several Leading School Reform Strategies
In this book, the authors explore the position that systemic reform requires addressing the culture of individual schools, and that various reform efforts address school culture in different ways. The chapters promote that the...

11.07.2014

Wired Up : Young People And The Electronic Media
For many years now, studies rejecting the idea of a direct causal link between the media and children's behaviour and beliefs, have been generating insights into children's interactions with all kinds of media forms....

22.12.2016

Crow
Though people generally do not think of them in such terms, crows are remarkably graceful: from the tip of a crow's beak to the end of its tail is a single curve, which changes rhythmically as the crow turns its head or...

21.08.2011

Cultural Tourism and Identity : Rethinking Indigeneity
Studies of cultural tourism and indigenous identity are fraught with questions concerning exploitation, entitlement, ownership and authenticity. Unease with the idea of leveraging a group identity for commercial gain is...

04.04.2016

Culture and Customs of the Palestinians
The Palestinians have been at the center of Middle Eastern and world history for nearly a century. The core issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are still the ones that emerged in 1948, after what Palestinians term...

22.08.2012

Active Audiences
This book is designed to offer students an accessible and interesting pathway through the various and distinct approaches to audiences in order to demonstrate their relevance to the contemporary media environment. Much emphasis...

10.03.2011

Bringing Memory Forward : Storied Remembrance in Social Justice Education with Teachers
Bringing Memory Forward looks at the application of the method of currere to storied formation. Research tells us that white teachers are among the most recalcitrant of learners when it comes to challenging their own memories...

17.01.2011

Stories of Culture and Place : An Introduction to Anthropology
This unique introduction to cultural anthropology is structured as a narrative, rather than a compendium of facts about cultures and concepts. It describes anthropology as a series of stories that emerge from cultural encounters...

02.11.2015

Discourses on Liberation : An Anatomy of Critical Theory
"Kyung-Man Kim offers a comprehensive inventory of the obstacles the most powerful and influential thinkers of our time tried to overcome, the questions they asked without finding good answers, and the questions...

15.01.2014

Property in Question : Value Transformation in the Global Economy
How has it come about that indigenous cultures, body parts, and sequences of musical notes are considered property? How has the movement from collective to privatized systems affected notions of property? At what point in...

07.04.2014

The Happiness Effect : How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost
Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. People-and especially the media-are consumed by fears about the effect of social media on young people. We hear constantly about the dangers that lurk online, and about young people's...

27.01.2012

Corduroy's Valentine's Day
It's almost February 14th, so Corduroy and his friends decide to celebrate Valentine's Day by making their own beautiful cards. Then Corduroy walks to the mailbox and sends his letters. When he gets home, he finds a...

03.10.2011

Visual Narrative Concerning Curriculum, Girls, Photography Etc.
This multi-genre book is a deconstructive project that reveals the elisions, blind spots, and loci within the complex web of daily life of four schoolgirls. The girls, who attend school and actively connect their learning to the...

25.01.2013

Multiculturalism in East Asia : A Transnational Exploration of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
The first decade of the 21st century has witnessed the decline of multiculturalism as a policy in Western countries with tighter national border controls and increasing anti-migration discourse. But what is the impact of...

02.08.2017

Cultural Studies in Practice
Cultural Studies in Practice: Methods of Inquiry offers a guidebook to the central methods and methodologies in the field of contemporary Cultural Studies. It explores the central concepts and theories of the field and directly...

07.01.2016

Ant
Ants are legion: at present there are 11,006 species of ant known; they live everywhere in the world except the polar icecaps; and, the combined weight of the ant population has been estimated to make up half the mass of all...

12.06.2014

Multiculturalism Observed : Exploring Identity
This volume offers a timely and unique perspective on a phenomenon which is highly divisive and splits academic and public opinion alike. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York, Madrid and London, the question how...

13.06.2015

Curated Stories : The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling
Storytelling has proliferated today, from TED Talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story-coaching agencies and consultants. These narratives are typically heartbreaking accounts of poverty, mistreatment, and struggle...

23.11.2017

Connecting Cultures
This lively and incisive collection of essays from an international group of scholars explores the interactions between cultures originating in Africa, India, the Caribbean, and Europe. Those interactions have been both...

17.10.2012

Media, Markets and Public Spheres : European Media at the Crossroads
Using a sample of European newspapers and their TV listings as a stepping stone, "Media, Markets and Public Spheres "presents an overview of changes in European public spheres over the last fifty years. With in-depth...

12.10.2016

Cultural Studies: Volume 4, Issue 3
First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

12.01.2014

Domestic Spaces in Post-Mao China : On Electronic Household Appliances
Unconventional, creative, and highly original, Wang Min'an's work centres on the assemblage of household machines that create the space of contemporary domesticity. It offers pathways to a new understanding of how the...

08.08.2011

Cultural Formations of Postcommunism : Emancipation, Transition, Nation and War
"Transition" is the name typically given to the time of radical change following the fall of communism, connoting a shift from planned to market economy, from dictatorship to democracy. Transition is also, in Michael...

01.01.2016

Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction
Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional capitalism. ...

06.02.2014

The Miseducation of the West : How Schools and the Media Distort Our Understanding of the Islamic World
The Miseducation of the West examines the ways in which educational institutions such as media and schools have shaped Western views of Islam. The nature of these messages tells readers as much, if not more, about Western...

30.09.2013

Killing Monsters : Our Children's Need For Fantasy, Heroism, and Make-Believe Violence
Children choose their heroes more carefully than we think. From Pokemon to the rapper Eminem, pop-culture icons are not simply commercial pied pipers who practice mass hypnosis on our youth. Indeed, argues the author of this...

17.03.2017

Charred Lullabies : Chapters in an Anthropography of Violence
How does an ethnographer write about violence? How can he make sense of violent acts, for himself and for his readers, without compromising its sheer excess and its meaning-defying core? How can he remain a scholarly observer...

21.10.2011

Basketball Jones : America Above the Rim
It began with Magic, Bird, and Dr. J. Then came Michael. The Dream Team. The WNBA. And, most recently, "Spree" Latrell Sprewell--American Dream or American Nightmare?--the embodiment of everything many believe is...

29.07.2013

Diamond : The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair
The history of man's love affair with a completely useless gem.Diamonds are almost completely useless but prized above all other gems. Historically they have attracted crimes of passion and awful cold-blooded efficiency,...

09.06.2017

Stockholm : A Cultural and Literary History
Situated on Lake Mlaren on one of the worlds most beautiful harbours, Stockholm has set the benchmark for civilized city-living since the time of the Vikings. Its medieval regal period saw the Vasa dynasty turn a small town in...

15.10.2017

Kulturorganisationen (Weiter-)Entwickeln : Die Strategische Organisation Von Kultur Und Wandel
"Organizations matter" - kulturelle und künstlerische Wertschöpfung findet in der Moderne ihren Weg zu Publika, Rezipienten und Nutzern nicht mehr primär über private, elitäre Zirkel von Adel oder Klerus, sondern wird...

22.12.2015

The Cultural Dimension of Human Rights
The intersections between culture and human rights have engaged some of the most heated and controversial debates across international law and theory. As understandings of culture have evolved in recent decades to encompass...

05.06.2014

Culture and Customs of Indonesia
Indonesia comprises more than 17,000 islands stretching on either side of the equator for nearly 4,000 miles and hundreds of ethnic groups with almost 300 languages spoken. This book reveals the remarkable social, religious, and...

17.06.2016

The Gendered Cyborg : A Reader
The Gendered Cyborg explores the relationship between representation, technoscience and gender, through the metaphor of the cyborg. The contributors argue that the figure of the cyborg offers ways of thinking about the...

31.01.2012

Race : Are We So Different?
Perspectives on race today Featuring new and engaging essays by noted anthropologists and illustrated with full color photos, RACE: Are We So Different? is an accessible and fascinating look at the idea of race, demonstrating...

12.01.2015

The Cool-Kawaii : Afro-Japanese Aesthetics and New World Modernity
The Cool-Kawaii: Afro-Japanese Aesthetics and New World Modernity, by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein, analyzes and compares African American cool culture and the Japanese aesthetics of kawaii or cute and characterizes them as...

28.01.2011

Our Biometric Future : Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance
Since the 1960s, a significant effort has been underway to program computers to "see" the human face&#8212to develop automated systems for identifying faces and distinguishing them from one another-commonly known...

14.12.2011

Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66
The Indonesian massacres of 1965-1966 claimed the lives of an estimated half a million men, women and children. Histories of this period of mass violence in Indonesia's past have focused almost exclusively on top-level...

06.05.2012

Material Cultures : Why Some Things Matter
A collection of case studies which move from the domestic sphere to the global arena, this work includes examinations of the soundscape produced by home radios, catalogue shopping, the role of paper in the workplace, and the...

25.06.2011

New Ethnicities and Urban Culture : Social Identity and Racism in the Lives of Young People
Engaging exploration of race and youth culture which examines the development of new identities, ethnicities and forms of racism. This text analyzes the relationship between racism, community and adolescent social identities in...

27.07.2017

Culture and Customs of Nigeria
Nigeria, one of the largest and most important countries in Africa, is rich in traditions and customs, both indigenous and modern. Culture and Customs of Nigeria is the only concise, authoritative, and up-to-date discussion of...

17.03.2013

Understanding the Culture of Markets
How does culture impact economic life? Is culture like a ball and chain that actors must lug around as they pursue their material interests? Or, is culture like a tool-kit from which entrepreneurs can draw resources to aid them...

12.12.2015

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture : An Introduction
In this 8th edition of his award-winning Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and...

06.05.2012

The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics : Queer Economies of Dirt, Dust and Patina
"Camp" is often associated with glamour, surfaces and an ostentatious display of chic, but as these authors argue, there is an underside to it that has often gone unnoticed: camp's simultaneous investment in dirt,...

25.03.2014

Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice : In Our Mother's Voice
What is the philosophy that should drive native education policy and practice? In July 1997 a group of native educational leaders from the United States (including Alaska and Hawai'i), Canada, Australia, and New Zealand...

11.12.2017

Private Affairs : Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations
In Private Affairs, Phillip Brian Harper explores the social and cultural significance of the private, proposing that, far from a universal right, privacy is limited by one's racial-and sexual-minority status. Ranging...

13.12.2015

Atomic Culture : How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
In Atomic Culture, eight scholars examine the range of cultural expressions of atomic energy from the 1940s to the early twenty-first century, including comic books, nuclear landscapes, mushroom-cloud postcards, the Los Alamos...

05.10.2016

Central Bank Independence : Cultural Codes and Symbolic Performance
By engaging in an ethnography of the social text of German, European and USA monetary affairs, this book introduces a new analytical framework that will enable practitioners and academics, particularly within sociology,...

24.09.2014

Routledge Handbook on Deviance
The Routledge Handbook on Deviance brings together original contributions on deviance, with a focus on new, emerging, and hidden forms of deviant behavior. The editors have curated a comprehensive collection highlighting the...

03.05.2012

Cultural Studies and the 'Juridical Turn' : Culture, Law, and Legitimacy in the Era of Neoliberal Capitalism
The relationship between culture and the law has become an emergent concern within contemporary Cultural Studies as a field, but the recent focus has been largely limited to the role played by cultural representations and...

13.11.2011

A Networked Self: Human Augmentics, Artificial Intelligence, Sentience
Every new technology invites its own sets of hopes and fears, and raises as many questions as it answers revolving around the same theme: Will technology fundamentally alter the essence of what it means to be human? Focusing on...

25.09.2015

Animals, Biopolitics, Law : Lively Legalities
Typically, the legal investigation of nonhuman life, and of animal life in particular, is conducted through the discourse of animal rights. Within this discourse, legal rights are extended to certain nonhuman animals through the...

27.09.2011

Perspectives on Science and Culture
Edited by Kris Rutten, Stefaan Blancke, and Ronald Soetaert, Perspectives on Science and Culture explores the intersection between scientific understanding and cultural representation from an interdisciplinary...

30.08.2014

The Value of Shame : Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts
This volume combines empirical research-based and theoretical perspectives on shame in cultural contexts and from socio-culturally different perspectives, providing new insights and a more comprehensive cultural base for...

07.12.2011

Changing Gender Roles and Attitudes to Family Formation in Ireland
Recent decades have witnessed major changes in gender roles and family patterns, as well as a falling birth rate in Ireland and the rest of Europe. While the traditional family is now being replaced in many cases by new family...

28.07.2017

Modernity - An Ethnographic Approach : Dualism and Mass Consumption in Trinidad
From cultural studies, sociology, media studies, gender studies and elsewhere there have been a spate of books recently which have attempted to characterize the state of modernity. Many of these have also argued that what is...

29.03.2017

Suicide Prevention : Resources for the Millennium
This study presents an evaluation of the past, present and future of suicidal behaviour and efforts to prevent or facilitate suicide. Authors from the varying disciplines of psychology, sociology and psychiatry analyze suicide...

17.11.2011

Production Studies, The Sequel! : Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries
Production Studies, The Sequel! is an exciting exploration of the experiences of media workers in local, global, and digital communities-from prop-masters in Germany, Chinese film auteurs, producers of children's television...

17.02.2012

Diagnostic Cultures : A Cultural Approach to the Pathologization of Modern Life
Some studies estimate that each year, around a quarter of the population of Western countries will suffer from at least one mental disorder. Should this be interpreted as evidence for the progress of psychiatry, a discipline...

08.11.2017

Sportsex
How people perform their sexual identities as athletes and spectators

27.12.2010

Everyday Culture : Finding and Making Meaning in a Changing World
Everyday Culture examines the confluence of cultural and material possibility--the bringing together of thought and action in daily life. David Trend argues that an informed and invigorated citizenry can help reverse patterns of...

28.11.2014

Dangerous Women : Gender and Korean Nationalism
Dangerous Women addresses the themes of Korean nationalism and gender construction, as well as various issues related to the colonialization and decolonialization of the Korean nation. The contributors explore the troubled...

25.04.2015

Impure Acts : The Practical Politics of Cultural Studies
Henry A. Giroux challenges the contemporary politics of cynicism by addressing a number of issues including the various attacks on cultural politics, the multicultural discourses of academia, the corporate attack on higher...

31.07.2012

The Making of the Unborn Patient : Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery
It is now possible for physicians to recognize that a pregnant woman's foetus is facing life-threatening problems, perform surgery on the foetus, and if it survives, return it to the woman's uterus to finish gestation....

26.03.2015

Missing Bodies : The Politics of Visibility
We know more about the physical body-how it begins, how it responds to illness, even how it decomposes-than ever before. Yet not all bodies are created equal, some bodies clearly count more than others, and some bodies are not...

12.05.2011

Beyond the Body Proper : Reading the Anthropology of Material Life
Over the past several decades, scholars in both the social sciences and humanities have moved beyond the idea that there is a "body proper": a singular, discrete biological organism with an individual psyche. They have...

13.11.2014

I'm Neither Here nor There : Mexicans' Quotidian Struggles with Migration and Poverty
I'm Neither Here nor There explores how immigration influences the construction of family, identity, and community among Mexican Americans and migrants from Mexico. Based on long-term ethnographic research, Patricia Zavella...

12.06.2015

Romani Culture and Gypsy Identity
Romany culture is perhaps the most Indo-European of all. The ancestors of the Gypsies left India around 1000 years ago and mixed with every culture on the way to produce a variety of Romany dialects and well-known cultural...

24.11.2017

Made In America : An Informal History of American English
"Funny, wise, learned and compulsive." (GQ). Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the...

26.05.2017

Getting Real : Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls
From advertising and merchandising, to Bratz and Voodoo Dolls, to the Henson affair, Getting Real puts the spotlight on the sexualisation and objectification of girls and women in the media, popular culture and society. Girls...

28.06.2015

The Simulation of Surveillance : Hypercontrol in Telematic Societies
This compelling book, first published in 1996, is an exploration of the imaginary of perceptual control technologies at the beginning of the twenty-first century. William Bogard constructs a 'social science fiction' of...

18.11.2016

Culture Moves : Ideas, Activism, and Changing Values
Some periods in history are marked by stability in cultural values; at other times, values undergo rapid change. How and why do cultural transformations, such as those affecting race and gender relations, take place? How does...

17.11.2015

Symbolic Loss : The Ambiguity of Mourning and Memory at Century's End
Historically, many world cultures have linked three disparate phenomena: collective loss; mourning; and the construction of monuments and cultural symbols to represent the loss over time and render it memorable, meaningful, and...

23.10.2011

Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism
The essays in Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism pose a series of related questions: How are we to understand capitalism at the millennium? Is it a singular or polythetic creature? What are we to make of the...

12.07.2012

Cultural Intimacy : Social Poetics and the Real Life of States, Societies, and Institutions
In the third edition of this important and influential book, Michael Herzfeld revisits the idea of 'cultural intimacy'. The chapters examine a range of topics touching on the relationship between state and citizen, and...

18.12.2016