Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction book cover

    Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

    An Introduction, 8th Edition

    By John Storey

    In this eighth edition of his award-winning Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Charles Krinsky

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics offers a comprehensive assemblage of cutting-edge critical and theoretical perspectives on the concept of moral panic. All chapters represent original research by many of the most influential theorists and researchers now working in the area of moral…

    Paperback – 2018-01-19
    Routledge

  • Introducing Japanese Popular Culture book cover

    Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alisa Freedman, Toby Slade

    Specifically designed for use on a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook offering an up-to-date overview of a wide variety of media forms. It uses particular case studies as a way into examining the broader themes in Japanese…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Olu Jenzen, Sally R. Munt

    Despite the much vaunted ’end of religion’ and the growth of secularism, people are engaging like never before in their own ’spiritualities of life’. Across the West, paranormal belief is on the rise. The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures brings together the work of international…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Duits, Koos Zwaan, Stijn Reijnders

    Fans constitute a very special kind of audience. They have been marginalized, ridiculed and stigmatized, yet at the same time they seem to represent the vanguard of new relationships with and within the media. ’Participatory culture’ has become the new normative standard. Concepts derived from…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge

  • Sport, Culture and Society: An introduction book cover

    Sport, Culture and Society

    An introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Grant Jarvie

    What can sport do to produce social change in our world today? It is impossible to fully understand contemporary society and culture without acknowledging the importance of sport. Sport is part of our social and cultural fabric, possessing a commercial power that makes it a potent force in the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge

  • White: Twentieth Anniversary Edition book cover

    White

    Twentieth Anniversary Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Now twenty years since its initial release, Richard Dyer’s classic text White remains a groundbreaking and insightful study of the representation of whiteness in Western visual culture. White explores how, while racial representation is central to the organisation of the contemporary world,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge

  • Political TV book cover

    Political TV

    1st Edition

    By Chuck Tryon

    This book serves as an accessible critical introduction to the broad category of American political television content. Encompassing political news and scripted entertainment, Political TV addresses a range of formats, including interview/news programs, political satire, fake news, drama, and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Television Guidebooks

  • Lifestyle TV book cover

    Lifestyle TV

    1st Edition

    By Laurie Ouellette

    From HGTV and the Food Network to Keeping Up With the Kardashians, television is preoccupied with the pursuit and exhibition of lifestyle. Lifestyle TV analyzes a burgeoning array of lifestyle formats on network and cable channels, from how-to and advice programs to hybrid reality entertainment…

    Paperback – 2016-02-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Television Guidebooks

  • Power Plays Power Works book cover

    Power Plays Power Works

    1st Edition

    By John Fiske, Black Hawk Hancock

    Now, more than 20 years since its initial release, John Fiske’s classic text Power Plays Power Works remains both timely and insightful as a theoretically driven examination of the terrain where the politics of culture and the culture of politics collide. Drawing on a diverse set of cultural sites…

    Paperback – 2016-02-04
    Routledge

  • Media Matters: Race & Gender in U.S. Politics book cover

    Media Matters

    Race & Gender in U.S. Politics, 1st Edition

    By John Fiske, Black Hawk Hancock

    Now, more than 20 years since its initial release, John Fiske’s classic text Media Matters remains both timely and insightful as an empirically rich examination of how the fierce battle over cultural meaning is negotiated in American popular culture. Media Matters takes us to the heart of social…

    Paperback – 2016-02-04
    Routledge

  • Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction book cover

    Understanding Video Games

    The Essential Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Jonas Heide Smith, Susana Pajares Tosca

    Understanding Video Games is a crucial guide for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This revised and updated third edition of the pioneering text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of game studies, and highlights changes in the gaming industry,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge

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