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Voices from the Anthropocene

Are our cultural imaginaries ready to formulate alternative narratives, offer new pathways if not viable solutions to the present complexity? How do the environmental humanities respond to the unfolding stories of the Anthropocene? Can we create sustainable alliances between science, society and cultural discourses? How are society and culture evolving to face this new epoch of ecological uncertainties? These were the questions that touched tails in our minds when we started editing Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene (2017).
Published on Wednesday 08 Feb 2017

The Geopolitics of Real Estate

Chanel Bearder, from the RMIT Centre for Urban Research & UN Global Compact – Cities Programme, interviews Dr Dallas Rogers on his new book ‘The Geopolitics of Real Estate’, in advance of his keynote address on the book at the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (AHRC) next month.
Published on Wednesday 01 Feb 2017

Punks, Monks and Politics

Ani Mattila talks to the Julian CH Lee and Marco Ferrarese for insights into their new book Punks, Monks and Politics: Authenticity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Published on Monday 23 Jan 2017

Publishing in a troubled world

A presidential inauguration, and a significant change of political direction in the US; the triggering of Article 50 set to start the reality of the UK's departure from the EU; record numbers of people living as refugees from war and bloodshed: we start 2017 with the world in a turbulent and unsettled state.
Published on Monday 16 Jan 2017

Interview: RLI series editor Professor Giorgio Shani

Giorgio Shani is Professor of Politics and International Relations at International Christian University (ICU) in Japan and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre of International Studies (CIS) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is serving as President of the Asia-Pacific Region of the International Studies Association (ISA). His publications include Sikh Nationalism and Identity in a Global Age (Routledge, 2008) and Religion, Identity and Human Security (Routledge, 2014). He is currently revisiting his work for a co-auth...
Published on Thursday 12 Jan 2017

#NeverHillary vs #NeverTrump

The 2016 US presidential election was the most electric event in electoral history—in the fullest sense of the term. Social media played an unprecedented role in the campaigns, allowing the candidates to interact with and influence voters to a greater extent than ever before: via memes, targeted advertisements, hashtags, bots, and other mechanisms. One billion tweets were sent from the primary debates in August up to election day; over 75 million tweets were sent on election day itself. It’s no wonder that this has been called the ‘first true social media election.&r...
Published on Wednesday 21 Dec 2016

Religion and Refuge

As of the end of 2015, 65.3 million people were displaced globally at a rate of 24 per minute. This is the largest number on record, and is expected to have grown in 2016. Despite the dramatic enormity of the situation, responses from Western countries (who host a mere 24% of displaced persons in comparison to the 86% hosted in countries surrounding conflict zones) have been inadequate, to say the least. Despite the notable exceptions of Germany and, to a smaller extent, Italy, European responses to the crisis have privileged exclusionary and securitizing policies, lea...
Published on Tuesday 20 Dec 2016

Severity or Sanctuary?

Immigration was a - if not the - central focus of the Trump campaign's criticisms of the Obama administration and proposed reforms. Trump's harshest words and proposals were reserved for unauthorized migrants, who entered the United States without formal legal permission. Painting them as "in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists" Trump initially proposed to deport all 11 million estimated unauthorized migrants. More recently he has said that his first priority will be just on removing the 2 to 3 million u...
Published on Thursday 01 Dec 2016

Global Capitalism, Fan Culture

A few weeks ago, I came home from a two-week summer vacation in the Mediterranean, where I’d spent some time away from e-mail, social media, and on-demand TV. As soon as I returned and switched my computer on, my first priority was obvious: I simply had to see the new Netflix series Stranger Things. Before the summer, I had seen trailers that had gotten an eighties-kid like myself very excited indeed: they promised a supernatural thriller featuring Winona Ryder amongst a cast of pre-teen kids riding BMX bikes and playing Dungeons & Dragons, all done in a visual style that impeccably combined Spielbergian awe with the looming dread of classic John Carpenter.
Published on Wednesday 30 Nov 2016

Vacancy at Rowman & Littlefield International

Rowman & Littlefield is an independent, international publisher with a large academic list in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and a trade list in sport and the outdoors, American travel and history.  Rowman & Littlefield International, our UK company, at which the candidate will be based, is an award-winning independent academic publisher, which launched in 2012 and publishes in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We are seeking an enthusiastic Sales Manager to join our lively London team and to support the growth of our UK business.
Published on Wednesday 16 Nov 2016