- Architecture and Design
- Art and Visual Studies
- Cultural Management
- Cultural Studies
- Dramatic and Dance Theory
- Education Studies
- Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
- Islamic Studies
- Literary Studies
- Media Studies
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
A Study on Cross-border Trade and Markets in Contemporary Uzbekistan
Like the old »Silk Road,« the modern version is an agglomeration of different routes with different starting points, running through Central Asia and connecting Asia and Europe; manifest evidence of the continuity in trading patterns on the Eurasian continent.
Structure, Controversy and Change in the Scientific Constitution of Disease Patterns
The Spatial Logic of the Virtual and Its Meaning for the Real
This pioneering collection gives an overview of contemporary developments in designing video games and of the relationships such practices have established with the design of architecture. Due to their often simulatory nature, games reveal constructions of reality while positively impacting spatial ability and allowing for alternative avenues to complex topics and processes of negotiation. Granting insight into the merging of the design of real and virtual environments, this volume offers an invaluable platform for further debate.
Heterotopic Spaces and the Politics of Destabilisation
Lisa Ahrens combines Foucault's theory of heterotopia with elements of Wolfgang Iser's reader-response theory to work out Black British and British Muslim literature's potential for destabilizing exclusionary boundaries. In this way, new perspectives open up on the intersections between space, power and literature, intertwining and enriching the discourses of Cultural and Literary Studies.
A Cultural History of Codes, Compositions and Dispositions
This study explores the historical implications of particular sets of building blocks in the interdisciplinary consolidation and transformation of techniques, materials, discourses and subjects. By mapping the genealogy of building blocks from Fröbel's »gifts« to their current systematization as interlocked blocks, this study proposes that building blocks should be understood not exclusively as concrete objects, but as the materiality of a combinatorial program, which delineates a modular system characterized by a code of composition, a context-neutrality and a semantic component.
A Youth Culture under Pressure from Commercialization and Sportification
This anthology creates an analytical framework for understanding the fundamental conflict between skateboarding's core ethos and the tenets of institutionalized sports. Eleven acclaimed international authors from the fields of architecture, philosophy, sociology, sports sciences and gender studies provide a unique perspective on the manifold manifestations of skateboarding previously ignored by academic discourse.
Histories of Repair, Reuse and Disposal
Politics of Bodily Scenarios
The contributions in this volume submit these to thorough investigation, elucidating maneuvers of mobilization, activation, initiation, regulation, navigation and containment of forces as well as different potentials and promises associated with the energetic.
Current Debates and International Perspectives