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Cultural studies

Cover for Cinemas and Cinema-Going in the United Kingdom: Decades of Decline, 1945–65 Cinemas and Cinema-Going in the United Kingdom: Decades of Decline, 1945–65
Sam Manning
March 31, 2020

Cinema-going was the most popular commercial leisure activity in the first half of the twentieth century, peaking in 1946 with 1.6 billion recorded admissions. Though ‘going to the pictures’ remained a popular pastime, the transition to peacetime altered citizens’ leisure habits. During the 1950s increased affluence, the growth of television ownership and the diversification of leisure led to rapid declines in attendance. Cinema attendances fell in all regions, but the speed, nature and extent of decline varied widely across the United Kingdom.

By linking national...

Cover for Creative Spaces: Urban Culture and Marginality in Latin America Creative Spaces: Urban Culture and Marginality in Latin America
Niall H.D. Geraghty, Adriana Laura Massidda; Lucy O'Sullivan, Cristian Silva, Paul Merchant, Orlando Deavila Pertuz, Lucy McMahon, Anabella Roitman, Simone Kalkman, Geoffrey Kantaris
August 21, 2019

Creative Spaces: Urban Culture and Marginality is an interdisciplinary exploration of the different ways in which marginal urban spaces have become privileged locations for creativity in Latin America. The essays within the collection reassess dominant theoretical notions of ‘marginality’ in the region and argue that, in contemporary society, it invariably allows for (if not leads to) the production of the new.

While Latin American cities have, since their foundation, always included marginal spaces (due, for example, to the segregation of indigenous groups), the...

Cover for Cultural Worlds of the Jesuits in Colonial Latin America Cultural Worlds of the Jesuits in Colonial Latin America
Linda A. Newson (ed)
April 6, 2020

The Jesuits’ colonial legacy in Latin America is well-known. They pioneered an interest in indigenous languages and cultures, compiling dictionaries and writing some of the earliest ethnographies of the region. They also explored the region’s natural history and made significant contributions to the development of science and medicine. On their estates and in the missions they introduced new plants, livestock, and agricultural techniques, such as irrigation. In addition, they left a lasting legacy on the region’s architecture, art and music.

The volume demonstrates the...

Cover for Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean
Peter Wade, James Scorer, Ignacio Aguiló (eds)
September 30, 2019

Latin America’s long history of showing how racism can co-exist with racial mixture and conviviality offers useful ammunition for strengthening anti-racist stances. This volume asks whether cultural production has a particular role to play within discourses and practices of anti-racism in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors analyse music, performance, education, language, film and art in diverse national contexts across the region.

The book also places Latin American and Caribbean racial formations within a broader global context. It shows that the region provides...

Cover for Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope
Nancy Nicol, Adrian Jjuuko, Richard Lusimbo, Nick J. Mulé, Susan Ursel, Amar Wahab, Phyllis Waugh (eds)
August 20, 2018

Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope is an outcome of a five-year international collaboration among partners that share a common legacy of British colonial laws that criminalise same-sex intimacy and gender identity/expression. The project sought to facilitate learning from each other and to create outcomes that would advance knowledge and social justice. The project was unique, combining research and writing with participatory documentary filmmaking. This visionary politics infuses the pages of the anthology.

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Cover for Erôs and the Polis: Love in context Erôs and the Polis: Love in context
Ed Sanders (ed)
November 1, 2019

Arising out of a conference on ‘Erôs in Ancient Greece’, the articles in this volume share a historicizing approach to the conventions and expectations of erôs in the context of the polis, in the Archaic and Classical periods of ancient Greece.

The articles focus on (post-Homeric) Archaic and Classical poetic genres – namely lyric poetry, tragedy, and comedy – and some philosophical texts by Plato, Xenophon, and Aristotle.

They pursue a variety...

Cover for Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change
Corinne Lennox, Matthew Waites (eds)
June 21, 2018

Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates. Yet 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual behaviour, and due to the legal legacies of the British Empire, 42 of these – more than half – are in the Commonwealth of Nations. In recent years many states have seen the emergence of new sexual nationalisms, leading to increased enforcement of colonial sodomy laws against men, new criminalisations of sex between women and discrimination against transgender people.

Human Rights, Sexual...

Cover for Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond
Jack Webb, Roderick Westmaas, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, William Tantam (eds)
February 18, 2020

In recent years, academics, policy makers and media outlets have increasingly recognised the importance of Caribbean migrations and migrants to the histories and cultures of countries across the Northern Atlantic.

Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation furthers our understanding of the lives of many of these migrants, and the contexts through which they lived and continue to live. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between Caribbean migrants and processes of...