Cultural and media studies are now well-established as important academic disciplines and are inspiring new research into a wide range of pertinent issues. This series presents outstanding research in these subjects, helping to shape the direction of future inquiry.
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Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
Transgender Representation and the Politics of the Real in the United States
Climate Change and Popular Culture
Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media
Fashion and Masculinities in Popular Culture
Narratives of Place in Literature and Film
Michel J. Boucher
January 01, 2021
Trans people are becoming increasingly visible in popular culture, academia, and national politics, yet there are profound disagreements in contemporary United States culture over what constitutes a person’s "real" gender and whether it ever really can be changed. Despite these disagreements, there...
January 01, 2021
This book examines how the climate change debate is represented, dealt with, narrated and more generally plays out within the field, texts and genres of the commercial media. Understanding the importance of environmental representations, narratives and discourses for our perceptions of the...
Nicky van Es, Stijn Reijnders, Leonieke Bolderman, Abby Waysdorf
November 13, 2020
Locating Imagination in Popular Culture offers a multi-disciplinary account of the ways in which popular culture, tourism and notions of place intertwine in an environment characterized by ongoing processes of globalization, digitization and an increasingly ubiquitous nature of multi-media....
Margaret Franz, Kumarini Silva
February 10, 2020
This volume responds to the question: How do you know when you belong to a country? In other words, when is the nation-state a homeland? The boundaries and borders defining who belongs and who does not proliferate in the age of globalization, although they may not coincide with national...
Anna Cristina Pertierra, Juan Francisco Salazar
September 11, 2019
Media Cultures in Latin America updates and expands contemporary global understandings of the region’s media and cultural research. Drawing on forty years of contributions made by Latin American cultural studies to the global media research, the book connects this history to newly developing work...
Armelle Parey, Shannon Wells-Lassagne
September 10, 2019
This book offers a new perspective on adaptation of books to the screen; by focusing on endings, new light is shed on this key facet of film and television studies. The authors look at a broad range of case studies from different genres, eras, countries and formats to analyse literary and cinematic...
Birgit Eriksson, Carsten Stage, Bjarki Valtysson
September 10, 2019
This book examines cultural participation from three different, but interrelated perspectives: participatory art and aesthetics; participatory digital media, and participatory cultural policies and institutions. Focusing on how ideals and practices relating to cultural participation express and (...
Anthony Cristiano, Ahmet Atay
July 31, 2019
Millennials and Media Ecology explores issues pertaining to millennials and digital media ecology and studies the cultural, pedagogical, and political environments such heterogeneous generation populates. The book questions whether millennials are properly understood as a heterogeneous group,...
Fiona Jean Nicoll
June 03, 2019
The book adopts a critical cultural studies lens to explore the entanglement of government and gambling in everyday life. Its qualitative approach to gambling creates a new theoretical framework for understanding the most urgent questions raised by research and policy on gambling. In the past two...
May 20, 2019
This book examines the manifestations of materiality across different gothic media to show the inhuman at the heart of literature, film and contemporary media, outlining a philosophy of horror that deals with the horror of the nonhuman, the machine and the nonorganic. The author explores how...
Adam Geczy, Vicki Karaminas
April 15, 2019
Popular culture in the latter half of the twentieth century precipitated a decisive change in style and body image. Postwar film, television, radio shows, pulp fiction and comics placed heroic types firmly within public consciousness. This book concentrates on these heroic male types as they have...
Steven Allen, Kirsten Møllegaard
December 13, 2018
Narratives of place link people and geographic location with a cultural imaginary through literature and visual narration. Contemporary literature and film often frame narratives with specific geographic locations, which saturate the narrative with cultural meanings in relation to natural and...