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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
[email protected]

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Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising

Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising

1st Edition

Edited By James F. Hamilton, Robert Bodle, Ezequiel Korin
November 10, 2016

This volume provides a thoughtful and wide-ranging exploration of approaches to the critical study of advertising. Current and impending practices of advertising have in many ways exceeded the grasp of traditional modes of critique, due at least in part to their being formulated in very different ...

Popular Culture and the Austerity Myth Hard Times Today

Popular Culture and the Austerity Myth: Hard Times Today

1st Edition

Edited By Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall
November 10, 2016

Contemporary popular culture is engaged in a rich and multi-levelled set of representational relations with austerity. This volume seeks to explore these relations, to ask: how does popular culture give expression to austerity; how are its effects conveyed; how do texts reproduce and expose its ...

Technologies of Consumer Labor A History of Self-Service

Technologies of Consumer Labor: A History of Self-Service

1st Edition

By Michael Palm
November 10, 2016

This book documents and examines the history of technology used by consumers to serve oneself. The telephone’s development as a self-service technology functions as the narrative spine, beginning with the advent of rotary dialing eliminating most operator services and transforming every local ...

Digital Media Sport Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society

Digital Media Sport: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society

1st Edition

Edited By Brett Hutchins, David Rowe
November 08, 2016

Live broadband streaming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics accounted for 2,200 of the estimated 3,600 total hours shown by the American NBC-Universal networks. At the 2012 London Olympics, unprecedented multi-platforming embraced online, mobile devices, game consoles and broadcast television, with the ...

Subjectivity across Media Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives

Subjectivity across Media: Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Maike Sarah Reinerth, Jan-Noël Thon
October 14, 2016

Media in general and narrative media in particular have the potential to represent not only a variety of both possible and actual worlds but also the perception and consciousness of characters in these worlds. Hence, media can be understood as "qualia machines," as technologies that allow for the ...

The Creative Underground Art, Politics and Everyday Life

The Creative Underground: Art, Politics and Everyday Life

1st Edition

By Paul Clements
October 10, 2016

Paul Clements champions the creative underground and expressions of difference through visionary avant-garde and resistant ideas. This is represented by an admixture of utopian literature, manifestos and lifestyles which challenge normality and attempt to reinvent society, as practiced for example,...

Girlhood, Schools, and Media Popular Discourses of the Achieving Girl

Girlhood, Schools, and Media: Popular Discourses of the Achieving Girl

1st Edition

By Michele Paule
September 20, 2016

This book explores the circulation and reception of popular discourses of achieving girlhood, and the ways in which girls themselves participate in such circulation. It examines the figure of the achieving girl within wider discourses of neoliberal self-management and post-feminist possibility, ...

The Rise of Transtexts Challenges and Opportunities

The Rise of Transtexts: Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition

Edited By Benjamin W.L. Derhy Kurtz, Mélanie Bourdaa
September 20, 2016

This volume builds on previous notions of transmedia practices to develop the concept of transtexts, in order to account for both the industrial and user-generated contributions to the cross-media expansion of a story universe. On the one hand exists industrial transmedia texts, produced by ...

Materiality and Popular Culture The Popular Life of Things

Materiality and Popular Culture: The Popular Life of Things

1st Edition

Edited By Anna Malinowska, Karolina Lebek
September 01, 2016

This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional lives. Appropriating Arjun Appadurai’s famous phrase: "the social life of things", with ...

Performing Ethnicity, Performing Gender Transcultural Perspectives

Performing Ethnicity, Performing Gender: Transcultural Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Bettina Hofmann, Monika Mueller
August 17, 2016

Performance and performativity are important terms for a theorization of gender and race/ethnicity as constitutive of identity. This collection reflects the ubiquity, diversity, and (historical) locatedness of ethnicity and gender by presenting contributions by an array of international scholars ...

Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood Brand Mom

Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood: Brand Mom

1st Edition

By Jorie Lagerwey
August 09, 2016

This book analyzes the intersections of celebrity, self-branding, and "mommy" culture. It examines how images of celebrity moms playing versions of themselves on reality television, social media, gossip sites, and self-branded retail outlets negotiate the complex demands of postfeminism and the ...

Advertising and Public Memory Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Ghost Signs

Advertising and Public Memory: Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Ghost Signs

1st Edition

Edited By Stefan Schutt, Sam Roberts, Leanne White
August 23, 2016

This is the first scholarly collection to examine the social and cultural aspects on the worldwide interest in the faded remains of advertising signage (popularly known as ‘ghost signs’). Contributors to this volume examine the complex relationships between the signs and those who ...

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