New Book Publications and Journal Special Issues

Posted by maw54 at Mar 09, 2017 12:40 PM |
Academics from the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities who have recently been published.

Banks, M. (2017). Creative Justice: Cultural Industries, Work and Inequality. (London: Rowman and Littlefield) - see Featured Books.

Brock, C. British Women Surgeons and their Patients, 1860-1918. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Essential reading for those interested in the history of medicine this book provides wide-ranging new perspectives on patient narratives and women's participation in surgery between 1860 and 1918.

Carol Beardmore, Steven King and Geoff Monks, eds. The Land Agent in Britain. Past, Present and Future (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars). Relatively little is known about the fascinating and complex role of the land agent across time. For the very first time, this volume brings together historians, practitioners and representatives of the bodies overseeing the continuing professional development of agents to explore, in overview and through detailed case studies, the wide variety of skills required by those entering this profession.

Campbell, Vincent (2016). Science, Entertainment and Television Documentary. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan) The shift from traditional documentary to “factual entertainment” television has been the subject of much criticism, particularly with regard to the representation of science. Campbell considers if in fact these shows offer more complex representations that construct sciences as objects of wonder, awe and the sublime.

Das, R. & Ytre-Arne, B. (eds.) (2016). ‘Emerging directions in audience research: Lessons from the Consortium on Emerging Directions in Audience Research.’ Special Issue of Participations, 13 (1).

Fitzgibbon, W. (2016). ‘Probation, Risk and the Power of the Media’. In Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Criminal Justice. Editors: Chris Trotter, Gill McIvor, Fergus McNeill (pp. 158–178) (London: Palgrave.)

Forchtner, B. (2016). Lessons from the Past? Memory, Narrativity and Subjectivity. (Basingstoke: Palgrave.) This book reconstructs how claims to know ‘the lessons’ from past wrongdoings are made useful in the present. It does so by conceptualising four rhetorics of learning and how each of them links memories of past wrongdoings to opposition to present and future wrongdoings, drawing extensively on narrative theory.

Gong, Q. (2016). Children's Healthcare and Parental Media Engagement in Urban China: A Culture of Anxiety? (London: Palgrave MacMillan). This book analyses parental anxieties about children's healthcare issues in urban China, engaging with theoretical debates about modernity, risk and anxiety. It studies the representations of health issues and health-related risks in a parenting magazine, newspapers, advertising and new media, as well as parents’ and grandparents’ engagement with these representations.

Giuseppina di Monte, M., Pieri, G., and Storchi, S. (eds.) (2016). Visualizzare la guerra. L'iconografia del coflitto e l'Italia. (Milan: Mimesis). Through the analysis of art, material and memorial culture, the book focuses on visual representations of war in Italy, from the nineteenth century to World War II. The volume explores the impact of these images in the creation of a collective imagination of war in Italy.

Griffiths, R., Adams, S., Hastings, S., and Griffiths, J., "The Letterbox Club in Birmingham: children's and foster carers' views, 2015-2016". (Leicester: University of Leicester). Rose Griffiths, Jo Griffiths and colleagues have had their final report of their evaluation of the Letterbox Club in Birmingham published. They followed nine children and their foster carers for up to a year, including the six months where they received their parcels from the Letterbox Club, using interviews to explore the ways in which the children used the books and games they were sent, and what they thought of them.

Hemer, O. and Tufte, T. (eds.) (2016). Voice & Matter. Communication, Development and The Cultural Return. (University of Gothenburg: Nordicom). This new book features contributions from renowned academics in the field of communication, cultural and development studies. The chapters provide substantial contributions to a continuing articulation and re-definition of the theoretical foundation of Communication for Development.

Jim Horne. Sleeplessness – Assessing Sleep Need in Society Today (Palgrave)

Karatzogianni, A., with Nguyen, D., and Serafinelli, E., (eds.) (2016). The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere: Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks. (London: Palgrave Macmillan). This volume explores how the public sphere is transformed by digital media, and in turn how this digital public sphere shapes and is shaped by debates surrounding crisis, conflict, migration and culture. Case studies from Bulgaria, Nigeria, China, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, UK, Mexico and India are discussed in detail.

Lund, M. ed. The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne, Vol. 12: Sermons Preached at St Paul's Cathedral, 1626 (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Mendes, K. (ed.) (2016). Gender and Media. (London & New York: Routledge). Scholars have long recognized the media’s role in the policing and construction of gender. Now, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series enables users to readily access and make sense of the essential texts of gender-and-media scholarship.

Moseley, R., Wheatley, H., and Wood, H., eds. (2017). Television for Women: New Directions. (London: Routledge). Professor Helen Wood is co-editor of this new collection which reconsiders the question of 'television for women'. The essays take the existing scholarship in this field in significant new directions, expanding its reach both in terms of territory - looking beyond the paradigmatic Anglo-American axis - and also historical span.

Rovisco, M. & Ong, J C. (eds.) (2016). Taking the Square: Mediated Dissent and Occupations of Public Space. (London: Rowman and Littlefield). This book challenges the notion of a ‘disappearance of public space’ by reconsidering the significance of physical space and embodiment in protest events. Looking at a range of assemblies, this volume illuminates how square and street politics and their mediation become vehicles for new ideas of community, citizenship and public life.

Sanders, T. (2016). Oxford Handbook of Sex Offences and Sex Offenders (New York: Oxford University Press). With Laura Connelly and Laura Jarvis King the following has been published as Gold Open Access in Sociological Research Online.

Somerville, I., Hargie, O., Taylor, M., and Toledano, M., eds. (2017). International Public Relations: Perspectives from Deeply Divided Societies. (London: Routledge.) Ian Somerville is co-editor of this new book which is positioned at the intersection of public relations practice with socio-political environments in divided, conflict and post-conflict societies. While most studies of PR focus on stable democratic societies, this book explores contexts that have tended to be marginalized or uncharted.

Simpson, R., Hughes, J., Slutskaya, N. (2016). Gender, Class and Occupation: Working Class Men Doing Dirty Work. (Basingstoke: Palgrave). This new study explores the meanings and experiences of ‘dirty’ work. Based on a unique study of male street cleaners, refuse collectors, graffiti removers and butchers, and drawing on Bourdieu as a theoretical frame, it presents an ‘embodied’ understanding of ‘dirty’ work.

Wicks, E. (2016). The State and the Body: Legal Regulation of Bodily Autonomy (Oxford: Hart). This book investigates the limits of the legitimate role of the state in regulating the human body. It questions whether there is a public interest in issues of bodily autonomy, with particular focus on reproductive choices, end of life choices, sexual autonomy, body modifications and selling the body.

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