Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • US Youth Films and Popular Music

    Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency

    By Tim McNelis

    This book brings theory from popular music studies to an examination of identity and agency in youth films while building on, and complementing, film studies literature concerned with genre, identity, and representation. McNelis includes case studies of Hollywood and independent US youth films that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • More Words About Pictures

    Current Research on Picturebooks and Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People

    Edited by Perry Nodelman, Naomi Hamer, Mavis Reimer

    This volume represents the current state of research on picture books and other adjacent hybrid forms of visual/verbal texts such as comics, graphic novels, and book apps, with a particular focus on texts produced for and about young people. When Perry Nodelman’s Words about Pictures: the Narrative…

    Hardback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Chronicling Ben-Hur's Early Reception

    America’s Favorite Tale, 1880-1924

    By Barbara Ryan

    First published in 1880, Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur is one of the best-selling novels of all time. Employing analytical strategies from the fields of literature, fan studies, reception history, and media research, Barbara Ryan traces Ben-Hur’s popularity from 1880 to 1924. She analyzes fan mail as well…

    Hardback – 2017-04-28 
    Routledge

  • American Media and the Memory of World War II

    By Debra Ramsay

    For three generations of Americans, World War II has been a touchstone for the understanding of conflict and of America’s role in global affairs. But if World War II helped shape the perception of war for Americans, American media in turn shape the understanding and memory of World War II.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity

    Edited by David Berry

    In 2008 another economic crisis emerged in the long history of capitalism which spurned the period of ‘austerity economics’ across many nations. Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity examines how austerity impacts upon cultural politics in terms of understanding how established power is…

    Hardback – 2017-04-05 
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Popular Culture and the Formation of Hong Kong Identity

    By Karin Ling-fung Chau, Heung Wah Wong, Hoi-yan Yau

    This book charts the development of Hong Kong identity from the Second World War to the present. It argues that understanding popular culture is key to understanding how Hong Kong identity has evolved, and it discusses how, in the post-war period, popular culture has gone through various phases…

    Hardback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Masculinity in Contemporary Quality Television

    By Michael Mario Albrecht

    Recent years have seen a rise in the popularity and quantity of ’quality’ television programs, many of which featuring complicated versions of masculinity that are informed not only by the women’s movement of the sixties and seventies, but also by several decades of backlash and debate about the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30 
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Re-Covering Modernism

    Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form

    In the first half of the twentieth century, modernist works appeared not only in obscure little magazines and books published by tiny exclusive presses but also in literary reprint magazines of the 1920s, tawdry pulp magazines of the 1930s, and lurid paperbacks of the 1940s. In his nuanced…

    Paperback – 2017-03-28 
    Routledge

  • Muslim Youth in the Diaspora

    Challenging Extremism through Popular Culture

    By Pam Nilan

    In a world where the term Islam is ever-increasingly an inaccurate and insensitive synonym for terrorism, it is unsurprising that many Muslim youth in the West struggle for a viable sense of identity. This book takes up the hotly-debated issue of Muslim youth identity in western countries from the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27 
    Routledge
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • Childhood and Celebrity

    Edited by Jane O'Connor, John Mercer

    The twenty-first century has seen an explosion in the ways and means in which children can become part of celebrity culture. With the rise in popularity of reality TV, child beauty pageants, talent shows, and social media platforms, as well as more established routes to fame through TV, cinema,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24 
    Routledge

  • Girlhood on Disney Channel

    Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity

    By Morgan Genevieve Blue

    Since the early 2000s, Disney Channel has been dominated by original live-action programming popular among tween girls. The shows’ successes rely not only on their popularity among girl audiences, but also on the development of star personae by girl performers, such as Raven-Symoné, Miley Cyrus,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media

    Edited by Lori Kido Lopez, Vincent Pham

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media offers readers a comprehensive examination of the way that Asian Americans have engaged with media, from the long history of Asian American actors and stories that have been featured in mainstream film and television, to the birth and development of a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

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