Rowman and Littlefield International

Bookselling and BTU: Cardboard, book-stacking and preparations for the new academic year

Rowman & Littlefield Internation CEO Oliver Gadsby heads to Blackwell's at Cardiff University to spend a day working on the shopfloor, part of a new Booksellers' Association initiative.
Published on Thursday 20 Sep 2018

Paid Internship at Rowman & Littlefield International

Rowman & Littlefield International is offering a paid editorial internship based at our office in Vauxhall, South London, for eight weeks, starting in end of October to mid-December 2018. This opportunity would best suit a recent graduate looking for experience in an academic publishing environment.
Published on Monday 10 Sep 2018

Why Social Movements Matter

Social movements driven from below are at the centre of significant change throughout history. Yet the popular images of these movements (and the communities that drive them) are often shaped by the filters of industries such as politics, journalism and academia, with cultures that are incompatible with the grassroots nature of social movements. In today’s world, a serious theory and understanding of social change is more relevant than ever if we are to ask questions about how the crises and suffering of the world can be overcome, and what kinds of social agency are capable of doing so.
Published on Thursday 23 Aug 2018

Exploring Nightlife

Exploring Nightlife explores the breadth and complexity of the night across different cities and subject areas. Case studies cover cities including Johannesburg, Sydney, Athens, Amsterdam, Sarajevo, Mashhad and Rio de Janeiro, and cover a diverse and complex range of discussion on various economic, social and cultural forces that impact residents, revelers and policy agendas alike. Editor Adam Eldridge discusses the development and debates of this illuminating new anthology.
Published on Monday 23 Jul 2018

The Judgement of Taste in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Stan Erraught, author of On Music, Value and Utopia, discusses how evolving music technologies and the subsequent migration of our listening habits has affected our construction, perception and understanding of artistic taste.
Published on Monday 25 Jun 2018

Decolonising Intervention: International Donors and Mozambique

Meera Sabaratnam discusses the research and development of analysis behind Decolonising Intervention: International Statebuilding in Mozambique. Meera Sabaratnam is Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London, focusing on practices of international state-building and development, decolonizing theory and methods, global history, southern Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Published on Wednesday 06 Jun 2018

A Long History of Welcoming?

The claim that Britain has a long and proud tradition of protecting refugees from persecution is mere rhetoric. There have been moments of hospitality, but scratch the surface and they have often been late in any given crisis and always reluctantly conceded to. Lucy Mayblin argues that rather than a long history of welcoming, Britain has a long history of seeking to avoid being seen as too generous, too welcoming, lest people seek asylum here.
Published on Tuesday 29 May 2018

Félix Guattari on Our Machinic Futures

In the mid-1960s French philosopher Félix Guattari’s original intuition about machines was that they exposed the relationship between subjectivity and desire by introducing disequilibria into structural relations. Gary Genosko unpacks some of Guattari's thought on our machinic futures.
Published on Monday 21 May 2018

Exploring Productive Imagination: Announcing two new volumes in the Social Imaginaries series

Series editor John Krummel announces two new volumes in the ground-breaking Social Imaginaries series.
Published on Friday 18 May 2018

Resistant Islands and Resistance with Gavan McCormack at the University of Leeds, 29 May 2018

In light of Professor Gavan McCormack’s upcoming visit to the University of Leeds and the launch of the second edition of 'Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States', Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters discusses the scholarly impact of McCormack’s work and his role in unpicking the historical, political and cultural threads of power and resistance in the East Asia of our past and present.
Published on Wednesday 09 May 2018