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Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies


About the Series

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.

 

To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
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Moral Panics, Social Fears, and the Media Historical Perspectives

Moral Panics, Social Fears, and the Media: Historical Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Siân Nicholas, Tom O'Malley
February 06, 2018

The media have always played a central role in organising the way ideas flow through societies. But what happens when those ideas are disruptive to normal social relations? Bringing together work by scholars in history, media and cultural studies and sociology, this collection explores this role in...

Serialization in Popular Culture

Serialization in Popular Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Rob Allen, Thijs van den Berg
February 06, 2018

From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of serialization, as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, viewers, and gamers. ...

Transgender Experience Place, Ethnicity, and Visibility

Transgender Experience: Place, Ethnicity, and Visibility

1st Edition

Edited By Chantal Zabus, David Coad
February 06, 2018

This collection by trans and non-trans academics and artists from the United States, the UK, and continental Europe, examines how transgenderism can be conceptualized in a literary, biographical, and autobiographical framework, with emphasis on place, ethnicity and visibility. The volume covers the...

American Representations of Post-Communism Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives

American Representations of Post-Communism: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives

1st Edition

By Andaluna Borcila
February 05, 2018

With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold War crumbled, new narratives emerged and new geographies were produced on and by American ...

Gender and Humor Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini
February 05, 2018

In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature, ...

International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga The Influence of Girl Culture

International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The Influence of Girl Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Masami Toku
February 05, 2018

This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of ...

Neuroscience and Media New Understandings and Representations

Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Grabowski
February 05, 2018

This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion within mediated environments. The book highlights interdisciplinary and ...

Popular Culture in Africa The Episteme of the Everyday

Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everyday

1st Edition

Edited By Stephanie Newell, Onookome Okome
February 05, 2018

This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African ...

Studies of Video Practices Video at Work

Studies of Video Practices: Video at Work

1st Edition

Edited By Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier, Lorenza Mondada
February 05, 2018

The last two decades have seen a rapid increase in the production and consumption of video by both professionals and amateurs. The near ubiquity of devices with video cameras and the rise of sites like YouTube have lead to the growth and transformation of the practices of producing, circulating, ...

Transnational Horror Across Visual Media Fragmented Bodies

Transnational Horror Across Visual Media: Fragmented Bodies

1st Edition

Edited By Dana Och, Kirsten Strayer
February 05, 2018

This volume investigates the horror genre across national boundaries (including locations such as Africa, Turkey, and post-Soviet Russia) and different media forms, illustrating the ways that horror can be theorized through the circulation, reception, and production of transnational media texts. ...

Cultural and Political Nostalgia in the Age of Terror The Melancholic Sublime

Cultural and Political Nostalgia in the Age of Terror: The Melancholic Sublime

1st Edition

By Matthew Leggatt
November 17, 2017

This book re-examines the role of the sublime across a range of disparate cultural texts, from architecture and art, to literature, digital technology, and film, detailing a worrying trend towards nostalgia and arguing that, although the sublime has the potential to be the most powerful uniting ...

Reclaiming Critical Remix Video The Role of Sampling in Transformative Works

Reclaiming Critical Remix Video: The Role of Sampling in Transformative Works

1st Edition

By Owen Gallagher
November 16, 2017

Remix is now considered by many to be a form of derivative work, but such generalizations have resulted in numerous non-commercial remixes being wrongfully accused of copyright infringement. Gallagher argues, however, that remix is a fundamentally transformative practice. The assumption that ...

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