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
Language, Image, and Power in Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies Theory and Practice
Heroes in Contemporary British Culture Television Drama and Reflections of a Nation in Change
Edited By Susan Larson
September 30, 2021
This volume explores the history, evolution, and future of Luso-Hispanic Cultural Studies as a discipline, a pedagogical tool, and a set of working practices by bringing together a diverse group of renowned specialists to examine how the field has grown out of and radically reconsidered some of the...
By John Storey
September 16, 2021
Consuming Utopia builds on critical insights into consumption and utopianism developed in two previous books by the author to elaborate what it means to read utopian fiction (including dystopian and anti-utopian) from the critical perspective of cultural studies. With a critical focus on social ...
By Anna McFarlane
August 19, 2021
This book traces developments in cyberpunk culture through a close engagement with the novels of the ‘godfather of cyberpunk’, William Gibson. Connecting his relational model of ‘gestalt’ psychology and imagery with that of the posthuman networked identities found in cyberpunk, the author draws out...
Edited By Fiona Blaikie
June 04, 2021
This collection brings together the ideas of key global scholars focusing on the lives of youth and young adults, examining their visual and cultural identity constructs. Embracing an international perspective encompassing the Global North and Global South, chapters explore expressions and ...
By Barbara Korte, Nicole Falkenhayner
May 14, 2021
This book explores how British culture is negotiating heroes and heroisms in the twenty-first century. It posits a nexus between the heroic and the state of the nation and explores this idea through British television drama. Drawing on case studies including programmes such as The Last Kingdom, ...
Edited By Nicky van Es, Stijn Reijnders, Leonieke Bolderman, Abby Waysdorf
December 30, 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. ...
Edited By Ariane Hudelet, Anne Crémieux
October 26, 2020
This collective book analyzes seriality as a major phenomenon increasingly connecting audiovisual narratives (cinematic films and television series) in the 20th and 21st centuries. The book historicizes and contextualizes the notion of seriality, combining narratological, aesthetic, ...
Edited By 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 ...
Edited By 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 ...
Edited By 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...
Edited By 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 (...
Edited By 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, ...