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Little Vast Rooms of Undoing: Exploring Identity and Embodiment through Public Toilet Spaces

by Dara Blumenthal Rowman & Littlefield International (August 28, 2014)

Little Vast Rooms of Undoing explores the relationship between identity and embodiment in public toilet spaces.

Contemporary Boat Migration

by Elaine Burroughs & Kira Williams Rowman & Littlefield International (July 27, 2018)

This book explores contemporary migration by boat through the intertwined, and under-explored, elements of empirical data, governance and geopolitics, and discourses.

While the migration of people by boat is...


by Anindya Raychaudhuri Rowman & Littlefield International (October 19, 2018)

Is it possible to think of a counter-hegemonic, progressive nostalgia that celebrates and helps sustain the marginalised? What might such a nostalgia look like, and what political importance might it have?


Unsettling Food Politics

by Christopher Mayes Rowman & Littlefield International (October 16, 2018)

Over the past 25 years, activists, farmers and scholars have been arguing that the industrialized global food system erodes democracy, perpetuates injustices, undermines population health and is environmentally...

Exploring Nightlife

by Jordi Nofre Mateo & Adam Eldridge Rowman & Littlefield International (April 23, 2018)

While the night has long been associated with crime and fear, over recent decades ‘nightlife’ has become increasingly associated with the creative economy, tourism, sociability, job growth, and urban regeneration....

Cultural Policy and East Asian Rivalry

by Anthony Y. H. Fung Rowman & Littlefield International (May 01, 2018)

Hong Kong was once an established hub of creativity in Asia recognized internationally for its cinema, Bruce Lee and Kung Fu. Cantopop, its particular form of pop music, was popular throughout China and East...

Spaces and Politics of Motherhood

by Kate Boyer Rowman & Littlefield International (April 18, 2018)

Spaces and Politics of Motherhood offers a fresh perspective on maternity based on original qualitative research from the United Kingdom and the United States. Drawing on interviews, participant observation,...

Territory Beyond Terra

by Kimberley Peters, Philip Steinberg & Elaine Stratford Rowman & Littlefield International (March 08, 2018)

At the root of our understanding of territory is the concept of terra—land—a surface of fixed points with stable features that can be calculated, categorised, and controlled. But what of the many spaces...

Poetry and Islands

by Rajeev S. Patke Rowman & Littlefield International (March 01, 2018)

In all cultures and times, the poetic imagination has fed on the natural attributes of islands. An island is either a destination, or a home, or a place of exile and imprisonment, or simply a place to sojourn....

Postcolonial Europe

by Lars Jensen, Julia Suárez-Krabbe, Christian Groes & Zoran Lee Pecic Rowman & Littlefield International (November 30, 2017)

How has European identity been shaped through its colonial empires? Does this history of imperialism influence the conceptualisation of Europe in the contemporary globalised world? How has coloniality shaped...

Posthuman Urbanism

by Debra Benita Shaw Rowman & Littlefield International (October 24, 2017)

The World Health Organisation estimates that, by 2030, six out of every ten people in the world will live in a city. But what does it mean to inhabit the city in the twenty-first century?

Posthuman Urbanism...

Caribbean Island Movements

by Carlo A. Cubero Rowman & Littlefield International (October 09, 2017)

Caribbean Island Movements explores the different ways in which being mobile is central to the production and reproduction of social identities on the Caribbean island of Culebra. Rather than seeing insularity...

Austerity as Public Mood

by Kirsten Forkert Rowman & Littlefield International (September 20, 2017)

Austerity as Public Mood explores how politicians and the media mobilise nostalgic and socially conservative ideas of work and community in order to justify cuts to public services and create divisions between...

The Question of Space

by Marijn Nieuwenhuis & David Crouch Rowman & Littlefield International (September 29, 2017)

The spatial turn has been deeply influential across the humanities and social sciences for several decades. Yet despite this long term influence most volumes focus mainly on geography and tend to take a Eurocentric...

In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker

by Luke Bennett Rowman & Littlefield International (June 22, 2017)

During the Cold War military and civil defence bunkers were an evocative materialisation of deadly military stand-off. They were also a symbol of a deeply affective, pervasive anxiety about the prospect of world-destroying...

Life Adrift

by Andrew Baldwin & Giovanni Bettini Rowman & Littlefield International (May 24, 2017)

Life Adrift critically engages with two of the most defining issues of our contemporary global political economy: migration and climate change. In their own right, both are discrete areas of politics, theory,...

Precarious Belongings

by Chih-ming Wang & Daniel Ps Goh Rowman & Littlefield International (April 03, 2017)

In the midst of refugee crises, terrorist attacks and territorial disputes across the globe, nationalism remains a powerful force in generating affects of inclusion and exclusion. In Asia, inter-Asian migration,...

Egyptian Revolutions

by Amal Treacher Kabesh Rowman & Littlefield International (March 16, 2017)

The socio-political context of Egypt is full of the affectual burdens of history. The revolutions of both 1952 and 2011 proclaimed that the oppressive, colonial past had been overthrown decisively. So why has...

Gender and Mobility

by Elina Penttinen & Anitta Kynsilehto Rowman & Littlefield International (May 24, 2017)

Our world is characterized by mobility. The number of refugees on the global scale has increased considerably. Meanwhile border control measures and legal avenues for mobility have been severely curbed, and...

Islamic Modernities in Southeast Asia

by Leonie Schmidt Rowman & Littlefield International (May 16, 2017)

What does it mean to be a modern Muslim today? In contemporary discourse Islam and modernity are often presented as each other’s opposites in media and popular culture.

Southeast Asia has a large Muslim population,...

Place and Phenomenology

by Janet Donohoe Rowman & Littlefield International (March 17, 2017)

This cross-disciplinary book uses phenomenological method and description to explore questions of place, underscoring the significance of phenomenology for place and place for phenomenology.

The book brings together...

Island Genres, Genre Islands

by Ralph Crane & Lisa Fletcher Rowman & Littlefield International (February 03, 2017)

'Island Genres, Genre Islands' moves the debate about literature and place onto new ground by exploring the island settings of bestsellers. Through a focus on four key genres—crime fiction, thrillers, popular...

Arguments for Welfare

by Paul Spicker Rowman & Littlefield International (March 21, 2017)

This book makes the case for the welfare state. Nearly every government in the developed world offers some form of social protection, and measures to improve the social and economic well-being of its citizens....

Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics

by Gladys Pak Lei Chong Rowman & Littlefield International (March 06, 2017)

Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics develops the Foucauldian concept of productive power through examining the ways in which the Chinese government tried to mobilize the population to embrace its...

Theorising Literary Islands

by Ian Kinane Rowman & Littlefield International (November 16, 2016)

Theorising Literary Islands is a literary and cultural study of both how and why the trope of the island functions within contemporary popular Robinsonade narratives. It traces the development of Western “islomania”...

Punks, Monks and Politics

by Julian C H Lee & Marco Ferrarese Rowman & Littlefield International (November 23, 2016)

Authenticity is much sought after; being described as inauthentic is an insult or an embarrassment. Being authentic suggests that a given behaviour or performance is reflective of a ‘trueness’ or ‘genuineness’...

EU, Europe Unfinished

by Zlatan Krajina & Nebojša Blanuša Rowman & Littlefield International (September 23, 2016)

What is the meaning of the Balkans in the early 21st century? Former Yugoslav countries seek a self-flattering alliance with ‘the West’ via EU membership, while the Union’s citizens increasingly declare...

The Practice of Freedom

by Richard J. White, Simon Springer & Marcelo Lopes de Souza Rowman & Littlefield International (September 29, 2016)

The last two decades have seen a re-birth of practices and principles that connect with the ‘soul’ of left-libertarianism, although they may not explicitly engage with the anarchist tradition. From practices...

Multiculturalism in East Asia

by Koichi Iwabuchi, Hyun Mee Kim & Hsiao-Chuan Hsia Rowman & Littlefield International (October 04, 2016)

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...

Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia

by Daniel Black, Olivia Khoo & Koichi Iwabuchi Rowman & Littlefield International (September 23, 2016)

The study of Asian culture, media and communications is an area that has developed rapidly over the past two decades. This rapid development has led to the deployment of diverse scholarly approaches while simultaneously...

Visual Arts Practice and Affect

by Ann Schilo Rowman & Littlefield International (September 30, 2016)

Visual Arts Practice and Affect brings together a group of artist scholars to explore how visual arts can offer unique insights into the understanding of place, memory and affect. Each contributor highlights...

Transnationalism and the Jews

by Jakob Egholm Feldt Rowman & Littlefield International (August 30, 2016)

The concept of transnationalism has been widely used for many years to describe mobility and cross-border relations in the modern, globalized world. Most uses of the concept of transnationalism neglect its historical...

Landscapes of Liminality

by Dara Downey, Ian Kinane & Elizabeth Parker Rowman & Littlefield International (November 16, 2016)

Landscapes of Liminality expands upon existing notions of spatial practice and spatial theory, and examines more intricately the contingent notion of “liminality” as a space of “in-between-ness” that...

Haunted Landscapes

by Ruth Heholt & Niamh Downing Rowman & Littlefield International (November 17, 2016)

Haunted Landscapes offers a fresh and innovative approach to contemporary debates about landscape and the supernatural. Landscapes are often uncanny spaces embroiled in the past; associated with absence, memory...

Affective Critical Regionality

by Neil Campbell Rowman & Littlefield International (August 17, 2016)

Investigates the concept of affective critical regionality to demonstrate how it deepens our sense of and relations to place.

The Discourse of Neoliberalism: An Anatomy of a Powerful Idea

by Simon Springer Rowman & Littlefield International (July 29, 2016)

Explores the internal workings of neoliberalism by dissecting the diverse interpretations that have been advanced in academia. Using a critical geographical approach the book arrives at a discursive understanding...

Theories of Resistance: Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt

by Marcelo Lopes de Souza, Richard J. White & Simon Springer Rowman & Littlefield International (June 17, 2016)

Part two of an innovative trilogy on anarchist geography, this text examines how we can better understand the ways in which space has been used for resistance

The Radicalization of Pedagogy: Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt

by Simon Springer, Marcelo Lopes de Souza & Richard J. White Rowman & Littlefield International (May 27, 2016)

Part one of an innovative trilogy on anarchist geography, this volume examines the potential of anarchist pedagogic practices for geographic knowledge

Public and Political Discourses of Migration: International Perspectives

by Amanda Haynes, Martin J. Power, Eoin Devereux & Aileen Dillane et al. Rowman & Littlefield International (April 14, 2016)

A critical interrogation of the public and political discourses which shape the management and lived experience of migration. The collection brings together essays from established and rising academics in the...

Sites of Protest

by Stuart Price & Ruth Sanz Sabido Rowman & Littlefield International (May 18, 2016)

Sites of Protest examines the global resurgence of protest movements and the ways in which they use public and private space.

Radical Space: Exploring Politics and Practice

by Debra Benita Shaw & Maggie Humm Rowman & Littlefield International (March 24, 2016)

A multidisciplinary collection which brings together cutting edge research about the cultural politics of space.

Real Queer?: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Refugees in the Canadian Refugee Apparatus

by David A. B. Murray Rowman & Littlefield International (December 03, 2015)

An ethnographic exploration of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) refugee claimants’ experiences of navigating the complex discourses, protocols, practices and personnel of Canada’s refugee determination...

Affective Labour: (Dis) assembling Distance and Difference

by James M. Thomas & Jennifer G. Correa Rowman & Littlefield International (December 11, 2015)

A critical examination of affective labour based on ethnographic fieldwork. It traces the centrality of affective labor in enabling and constraining prevailing norms and practices of race, citizenship, class,...

Culture and Eurocentrism

by Qadri Ismail Rowman & Littlefield International (October 30, 2015)

A postcolonialist reading of the deployment of the concept of culture in literature, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies. It argues that modernity as understood in the Anglo-US episteme is...

Narratives of Globalization: Reflections on the Global Condition

by Julian C H Lee Rowman & Littlefield International (October 16, 2015)

The collection brings together established and emerging scholars from the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University to reflect on the lived-experience of globalization. It uses a narrative...

Divided Subjects, Invisible Borders: Re-Unified Germany After 1989

by Ben Gook Rowman & Littlefield International (September 21, 2015)

Divided Subjects, Invisible Borders details, through empirical and theoretical exposition, how the national unity of Germany after the Fall of the Berlin Wall conceals persistent division in the lives of eastern...

Walking Inside Out: Contemporary British Psychogeography

by Tina Richardson Rowman & Littlefield International (July 07, 2015)

This book brings together contemporary theorists and practitioners to critically explore the state of psychogeography today.