Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Hollywood Musicals book cover

    Hollywood Musicals

    1st Edition

    By Steven Cohan

    Hollywood Musicals offers an insightful account of a genre that was once a mainstay of twentieth-century film production and continues to draw audiences today. What is a film musical? How do musicals work, formally and culturally? Why have they endured since the introduction of sound in the late…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction book cover

    Understanding Video Games

    The Essential Introduction, 4th Edition

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

    From Pong to virtual reality, Understanding Video Games, 4th Edition, takes video game studies into the next decade of the twenty-first century, highlighting changes in the area, including mobile, social, and casual gaming. In this new edition of the pioneering text, students learn to assess the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • More Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods book cover

    More Critical Approaches to Comics

    Theories and Methods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew J. Smith, Matthew Brown, Randy Duncan

    In this comprehensive textbook, editors Matthew J. Brown, Randy Duncan, and Matthew J. Smith offer 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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-06
    Routledge

  • The World of DC Comics book cover

    The World of DC Comics

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Friedenthal

    The first sustained study of the DC Comics Multiverse, this book explores its history, meanings, and lasting influence. The multiverse is a unique exercise in world-building: a series of parallel and interactive worlds with a cohesive cosmology, developed by various creators over more than 50 years…

    Hardback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge
    Imaginary Worlds

  • The World of The Walking Dead book cover

    The World of The Walking Dead

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Freeman

    An accessible introduction to the world of The Walking Dead, this book looks across platforms and analytical frameworks to characterize the fictional world of The Walking Dead and how its audiences make use of it. From comics and television to social media, apps, and mobile games, utilizing…

    Hardback – 2019-02-25
    Routledge
    Imaginary Worlds

  • Introduction to Game Analysis book cover

    Introduction to Game Analysis

    2nd Edition

    By Clara Fernández-Vara

    This accessible textbook gives students the tools they need to analyze games using strategies borrowed from textual analysis. As the field of game studies grows, videogame writing is evolving from the mere evaluation of gameplay, graphics, sound, and replayablity, to more reflective writing that…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge

  • Digitized Lives: Culture, Power and Social Change in the Internet Era book cover

    Digitized Lives

    Culture, Power and Social Change in the Internet Era, 2nd Edition

    By T.V. Reed

    In chapters examining a broad range of issues—including sexuality, politics, education, race, gender relations, the environment and social protest movements—Digitized Lives argues that making sense of digitized culture means looking past the glossy surface of techno gear to ask deeper questions…

    Paperback – 2019-01-07
    Routledge

  • Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention book cover

    Celebrity Society

    The Struggle for Attention, 2nd Edition

    By Robert van Krieken

    On television and in films, in magazines and books, on the Internet and in the realm of politics, celebrities of all sorts seem to dominate our attention. Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention brings new perspectives to our understanding of how the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with…

    Paperback – 2018-12-18
    Routledge

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader book cover

    Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

    A Reader, 5th Edition

    Edited by John Storey

    The fifth edition of John Storey’s successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader is an essential companion volume to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, now in its eighth edition. The reader offers students the opportunity to experience first-hand the theorists and…

    Paperback – 2018-12-10
    Routledge

  • Celebrity book cover

    Celebrity

    1st Edition

    By Sean Redmond

    Celebrity introduces the key terms and concepts, dilemmas and issues that are central to the study and critical understanding of celebrity. Drawing on two dynamic models from two different modes of enquiry – the circuit of celebrity culture and the circuit of celebrity affect – this book explores…

    Paperback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • World Cinema: A Critical Introduction book cover

    World Cinema

    A Critical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Shekhar Deshpande, Meta Mazaj

    World Cinema: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to film industries across the globe. From the 1980s onwards, new technologies and increased globalization have radically altered the landscape in which films are distributed and exhibited. Films are made from…

    Paperback – 2018-02-09
    Routledge

  • 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

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