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Popular Culture: Global Intercultural Perspectives
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|July 15, 2014

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Through popular culture, we can define, explore and experiment with our identities. This vibrant text provides an understanding of popular culture in a globalized world through the intersection of sociology and cultural studies, combining cultural theory with a…
Genealogies Of Emotions, Intimacies, And Desire: Theories Of Changes In Emotional Regimes From…

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Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies and Desire excavates epistemologies which attempt to explain changes in emotional regimes from medieval society to late modernity. Key in this debate is the concept of intimacy. The book shows that different historical periods…
Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms
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|July 3, 1997

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Once seen as synonymous with "anti-feminism" postfeminism i now understood as the theoretical meeting ground between feminism and anti-foundationalist movements such as postmodernism, post-structuralism and post-colonialsm. In this clear exposition of some of the…
Social Theory in Contemporary Asia
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|August 16, 2010

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Philosophical debates around individualization and the implications for intimacy, reflexivity and identity have occupied a central part of social and cultural theorizing in the West in the last decade. In fact, late modernity has become conspicuously engaged with…
Gendered Work In Asian Cities: The New Economy And Changing Labour Markets
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|February 28, 2006

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Do the new Asian economies encourage gender equality? Ann Brooks provides a unique insight into this question by assessing the impact of the new economy and the changing labour market on women in Asia. Theoretical debates around globalization, gender and social…
Gender And The Restructured University
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|October 31, 2003

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Consumption, Cities and States: Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities

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'A Veritable Eden'. The Manchester Botanic Garden: A History
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|March 15, 2011

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The Manchester Botanical and Horticultural Society was founded in 1827 to allow members the opportunity to study botany and horticulture and to create an ambience "not unlike a fashionable resort". Today the Garden is all but forgotten and only the former…
Give Me February
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|January 6, 2011

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Give Me February: A Collection of Poems includes an array of poetry from romantic to pastoral and comical to spiritual. This is Rebecca Brooks’ first published book. Each piece reflects a part of the human condition. Many explore our connection with nature and…
Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives
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|April 24, 2014

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This edited collection takes a critical perspective on Norbert Elias’s theory of the "civilizing process," through historical essays and contemporary analysis from sociologists and cultural theorists. It focuses on changes in emotional regimes or styles and…
Gender, Emotions and Labour Markets - Asian and Western Perspectives
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|December 14, 2010

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Concepts of emotion and emotional labour have largely been defined in European and American terms and according to Euro-American sensibilities with little attention given to the question of whether emotional work or emotional labour is different globally. In…