Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media book cover

    Unthinking Eurocentrism

    Multiculturalism and the Media, 2nd Edition

    By Ella Shohat, Robert Stam

    Unthinking Eurocentrism, a seminal and award-winning work in postcolonial studies first published in 1994, explored Eurocentrism as an interlocking network of buried premises, embedded narratives, and submerged tropes that constituted a broadly shared epistemology. Within a transdisciplinary study,…

    Paperback – 2014-05-20

  • Celebrity Culture: Second Edition book cover

    Celebrity Culture

    Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Ellis Cashmore

    Over the past few decades, the public obsession with celebrity has exploded. There has also been a huge growth in the number of college and university courses and degrees on celebrity studies and celebrity journalism. Ellis Cashmore’s Celebrity/Culture was among the first textbooks to address this…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15

  • The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters book cover

    The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

    From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference…

    Hardback – 2014-01-08

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous

    1st Edition

    Edited by Asa Simon Mittman, Peter J. Dendle

    The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster…

    Paperback – 2013-08-15

  • Global Entertainment Media: Between Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Globalization book cover

    Global Entertainment Media

    Between Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Globalization, 1st Edition

    By Tanner Mirrlees

    A critical cultural materialist introduction to the study of global entertainment media. In Global Entertainment Media, Tanner Mirrlees undertakes an analysis of the ownership, production, distribution, marketing, exhibition and consumption of global films and television shows, with an eye to…

    Paperback – 2013-03-13

  • The Transgender Studies Reader 2 book cover

    The Transgender Studies Reader 2

    1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Stryker, Aren Aizura

    Over the past twenty years, transgender studies has emerged as a vibrant field of interdisciplinary scholarship. In 2006, Routledge’s The Transgender Studies Reader brought together the first definitive collection of the field. Since its publication, the field has seen an explosion of new work that…

    Paperback – 2013-02-12

  • A History of Popular Culture: More of Everything, Faster and Brighter book cover

    A History of Popular Culture

    More of Everything, Faster and Brighter, 2nd Edition

    By Raymond F. Betts, Lyz Bly

    This lively and informative survey provides a thematic global history of popular culture focusing on the period since the end of the Second World War. A History of Popular Culture explores the rapid diffusion and 'hybridization' of popular culture as the result of three conditions of the world…

    Paperback – 2012-11-28

  • Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture book cover

    Textual Poachers

    Television Fans and Participatory Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Henry Jenkins

    The twentieth anniversary edition of Henry Jenkins’s Textual Poachers brings this now-canonical text to a new generation of students interested in the intersections of fandom, participatory culture, popular consumption and media theory. Supplementing the original, classic text is an interview…

    Paperback – 2012-11-07

  • An Introduction to Television Studies book cover

    An Introduction to Television Studies

    3rd Edition

    By Jonathan Bignell

    In this comprehensive textbook, now updated for its third edition, Jonathan Bignell provides students with a framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to Television Studies, including audience research, television history and broadcasting policy, and the analytical study of…

    Paperback – 2012-10-31

  • Understanding Religion and Popular Culture book cover

    Understanding Religion and Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Terry Ray Clark, Dan W. Clanton Jr.

    This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with…

    Paperback – 2012-04-19

  • Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods book cover

    Critical Approaches to Comics

    Theories and Methods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew J. Smith, Randy Duncan

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which…

    Paperback – 2011-10-26

  • That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader book cover

    That's the Joint!

    The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal

    This newly expanded and revised second edition of That's the Joint! brings together the most important and up-to-date hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume. Presented thematically, the selections address the history of hip-hop, identity politics of the "hip-hop nation," debates of "street…

    Paperback – 2011-08-02

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