Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Serialization in Popular Culture book cover

    Serialization in Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rob Allen, Thijs van den Berg

    From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of serialization, as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, viewers, and gamers.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Comics and the Senses: A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels book cover

    Comics and the Senses

    A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels, 1st Edition

    By Ian Hague

    Attempts to define what comics are and explain how they work have not always been successful because they are premised upon the idea that comic strips, comic books and graphic novels are inherently and almost exclusively visual. This book challenges that premise, and asserts that comics is not just…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel book cover

    Reading the Adolescent Romance

    Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel, 1st Edition

    By Amy Pattee

    Reading the Adolescent Romance provides an exhaustive study of the developments in young adult literature since the 1980s with a focus on Francine Pascal’s "Sweet Valley High" series, which has become a cultural and literary touchstone for both fans and critics of the novels. Pattee carefully…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Party Hegemony and Entrepreneurial Power in China: Institutional Change in the Film and Music Industries book cover

    Party Hegemony and Entrepreneurial Power in China

    Institutional Change in the Film and Music Industries, 1st Edition

    By Elena Meyer-Clement

    Economic liberalisation processes and the rapid development of the private sector are widely visible signs of over thirty years of reform policies in the People’s Republic of China. Nevertheless, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has managed to preserve the basic political institutions of the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The Influence of Girl Culture book cover

    International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

    The Influence of Girl Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Masami Toku

    This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everyday book cover

    Popular Culture in Africa

    The Episteme of the Everyday, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanie Newell, Onookome Okome

    This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts book cover

    Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

    Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs, film, videos, photographs to artwork and performances are ubiquitous in today’s digital…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting book cover

    The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting

    1st Edition

    By Kristen J. Warner

    This book fills a significant gap in the critical conversation on race in media by extending interrogations of racial colorblindness in American television to the industrial practices that shape what we see on screen. Specifically, it frames the practice of colorblind casting as a potent lens for…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinema: The Marvel of Stan Lee and the Revolution of a Genre book cover

    American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinema

    The Marvel of Stan Lee and the Revolution of a Genre, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Mills

    Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages book cover

    Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel T. Kline

    Digital gaming’s cultural significance is often minimized much in the same way that the Middle Ages are discounted as the backward and childish precursor to the modern period. Digital Gaming Reimagines the Middle Ages challenges both perceptions by examining how the Middle Ages have persisted into…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives book cover

    Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations book cover

    Neuroscience and Media

    New Understandings and Representations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Grabowski

    This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion within mediated environments. The book highlights interdisciplinary and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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