Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World book cover

    Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World

    1st Edition

    By Nels Pearson

    Edited by Marc Singer

    Taking up a neglected area in the study of the crime novel, this collection investigates the growing number of writers who adapt conventions of detective fiction to expose problems of law, ethics, and truth that arise in postcolonial and transnational communities. While detective fiction has been…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16

  • The Biopolitics of Mixing: Thai Multiracialities and Haunted Ascendancies book cover

    The Biopolitics of Mixing

    Thai Multiracialities and Haunted Ascendancies, 1st Edition

    By Jinthana Haritaworn

    Debates over who belongs in Europe and who doesn't increasingly speak the language of mixing, but how are the figures commonly described as 'mixed' actually embodied? The Biopolitics of Mixing invites us to reckon with the spectres of pathologization past and present, placing the celebration of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16

  • Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics book cover

    Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics

    1st Edition

    By Shirley Anne Tate

    Previous work discussing Black beauty has tended to concentrate on Black women's search for white beauty as a consequence of racialization. Without denying either the continuation of such aesthetics or their enduring power, this book uncovers the cracks in this hegemonic Black beauty. Drawing on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West: Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement book cover

    Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West

    Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Campion

    This book explores an area of contemporary religion, spirituality and popular culture which has not so far been investigated in depth, the phenomenon of astrology in the modern west. Locating modern astrology historically and sociologically in its religious, New Age and millenarian contexts,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • Graphic Justice: Intersections of Comics and Law book cover

    Graphic Justice

    Intersections of Comics and Law, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Giddens

    The intersections of law and contemporary culture are vital for comprehending the meaning and significance of law in today’s world. Far from being unsophisticated mass entertainment, comics and graphic fiction both imbue our contemporary culture, and are themselves imbued, with the concerns of law…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Thinking Popular Culture: War, Terrorism and Writing book cover

    Thinking Popular Culture

    War, Terrorism and Writing, 1st Edition

    By Tara Brabazon

    This book is about war and popular culture, and war in popular culture. Tara Brabazon summons, probes, questions and reclaims popular culture, challenging the assumptions of war, whiteness, Christianity, modernity and progress that have dominated our lives since September 11.  Addressing modes…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • The Logic of Innovation: Intellectual Property, and What the User Found There book cover

    The Logic of Innovation

    Intellectual Property, and What the User Found There, 1st Edition

    By Johanna Gibson

    The Logic of Innovation examines not merely the supposed problem of the efficacy and relevance of intellectual property, and the nature of innovation and creativity in a digital environment, but also the very circumstances of that inquiry itself. Social life has itself become a sphere of production…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Intellectual Property, Theory, Culture

  • The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction: The Misrecognition of Leisure and Learning book cover

    The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction

    The Misrecognition of Leisure and Learning, 1st Edition

    By Nicola F. Johnson

    Overuse of the internet is often characterized as problematic, disruptive, or addictive, with stories frequently claiming that online use interferes with relationships, or that 'excessive' time in front of computer screens is unhealthy. The Multiplicities of Internet Addiction contests the claim…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Risky Pleasures?: Club Cultures and Feminine Identities book cover

    Risky Pleasures?

    Club Cultures and Feminine Identities, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Hutton

    In this book Fiona Hutton provides a fascinating insight into women's experiences of clubbing. Based on a rich ethnographic account of the Manchester club scene, Risky Pleasures? is set within the context of the theoretical literature on youth subcultures, female friendship, consumption, risk and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums book cover

    Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums

    1st Edition

    Edited by George Plasketes

    Debut albums are among the cultural artefacts that capture the popular imagination especially well. As a first impression, the debut album may take on a mythical status, whether the artist or group achieves enduring success or in rare cases when an initial record turns out to be an apogee for an…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing book cover

    A World of Excesses

    Online Games and Excessive Playing, 1st Edition

    By Faltin Karlsen

    This book explores gaming culture, focusing on competent players and excessive use. Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games - specifically online gaming - A World of Excesses demonstrates that excessive playing does not necessarily have…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production book cover

    Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production

    1st Edition

    By Claire Taylor, Thea Pitman

    This volume provides an innovative and timely approach to a fast growing, yet still under-studied field in Latin American cultural production: digital online culture. It focuses on the transformations or continuations that cultural products and practices such as hypermedia fictions, and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

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