Rowman and Littlefield International


Series edited by Paul Bowman

This series seeks both to study and to precipitate disruptions. It publishes academic monographs
that interrogate and analyse disruptions within and across such fields and disciplines as culture and
society, media and technology, literature and philosophy, aesthetics and politics. Its aim is both to
explore and to produce disruptions. To this end, it is therefore both interdisciplinary and
antidisciplinary. It proposes that disruptions in one context or field, realm or register, are likely to
emanate from another field. So interdisciplinarity is essential to such exploration and analysis,
because disruptions in culture, society, politics or philosophy might derive from the disturbance
caused by forces, events or transformation in media, technology, science, economics, and so on.
Moreover, as much as there are relays and reciprocities, antagonisms and clashes both within and
across ‘fields’, so the very emergence of fields, contexts, relations and practices can be understood
as a consequence of disruptions.

Books in this series will include:

• Philosophical and theoretical explorations of disruptions in history, culture, media and politics
• Theoretical, cultural and political studies of activism and agency
• Studies of the disruptions precipitated by innovations and revolutions in media, communication, and technology
• Works which seek to disrupt the business as usual of inherited disciplinary formations by way of multi-and cross-disciplinary forays and contaminations

Editorial Review Board

Benjamin Arditi, Professor of Politics, National University of Mexico

Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Duke University

Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, The New School, New York

Catherine Driscoll, Associate Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, The University of Sydney

Ben Highmore, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Sussex

Richard Stamp, Senior Lecturer of English and Cultural Studies, Bath Spa University

Jeremy Valentine, Reader in Media, Culture and Politics, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh