Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Northernness, Northern Culture and Northern Narratives book cover

    Northernness, Northern Culture and Northern Narratives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gabby Riches, Karl Spracklen, Spencer Swain

    Northernness, Northern culture and Northern narratives are a common aspect of popular culture, and the North of England, like other Northernnesses in Europe, is a collection of narratives, myths, stereotypes and symbols. In politics and everyday culture, Northern culture is paradoxically a site of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • New Perspectives on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming: Multiplayer 2 book cover

    New Perspectives on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming

    Multiplayer 2, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rachel Kowert, Thorsten Quandt

    Expanding on the work in the volume Multiplayer, this new book explores several other areas related to social gaming in detail. The aim is to go beyond a typical "edited book" concept, and offer a very concise volume with several focal points that are most relevant for the current debate about…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Thanatourism and Cinematic Representations of Risk: Screening the End of Tourism book cover

    Thanatourism and Cinematic Representations of Risk

    Screening the End of Tourism, 1st Edition

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    In today’s world, the need to eliminate natural and human-made disasters has been at the forefront of national and international socio-political agendas. The management of risks such as terrorism, labour strikes, protests and environmental degradation has become pivotal for countries that depend on…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood: Brand Mom book cover

    Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood

    Brand Mom, 1st Edition

    By Jorie Lagerwey

    This book analyzes the intersections of celebrity, self-branding, and "mommy" culture. It examines how images of celebrity moms playing versions of themselves on reality television, social media, gossip sites, and self-branded retail outlets negotiate the complex demands of postfeminism and the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit: Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation book cover

    The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

    Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation, 1st Edition

    By Heike Missler

    Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Popular Music and Retro Culture in the Digital Era book cover

    Popular Music and Retro Culture in the Digital Era

    1st Edition

    By Jean Hogarty

    This book explores the trend of retro and nostalgia within contemporary popular music culture. Using empirical evidence obtained from a case study of fans’ engagement with older music, the book argues that retro culture is the result of an inseparable mix of cultural and technological changes,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

    Latina/o popular culture has experienced major growth and change with the expanding demographic of Latina/os in mainstream media. In The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Pop Culture, contributors pay serious critical attention to all facets of Latina/o popular culture including TV, films,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Materiality and Popular Culture: The Popular Life of Things book cover

    Materiality and Popular Culture

    The Popular Life of Things, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Malinowska, Karolina Lebek

    This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional lives. Appropriating Arjun Appadurai’s famous phrase: "the social life of things", with…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Media and Race book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Media and Race

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Campbell

    The Routledge Companion to Media and Race serves as a comprehensive guide for scholars, students, and media professionals who seek to understand the key debates about the impact of media messages on racial attitudes and understanding. Broad in scope and richly presented from a diversity of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination: Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 book cover

    Mega-Events as Economies of the Imagination

    Creating Atmospheres for Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, 1st Edition

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Atmosphere, the elusive ambiance of a place, enables or hinders its mobility in global consumption contexts. Atmosphere connects to social imaginaries, utopian representational frames producing the culture of a city or country. But who resolves atmospheric contradictions in a place’s social and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Silk, David Andrews, Holly Thorpe

    Physical cultural studies (PCS) is a dynamic and rapidly developing field of study. This handbook offers the first definitive account of the state of the art in PCS, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. It examines the boundaries, preoccupations, theories and politics of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Chinese Television and National Identity Construction: The Cultural Politics of Music-Entertainment Programmes book cover

    Chinese Television and National Identity Construction

    The Cultural Politics of Music-Entertainment Programmes, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Gorfinkel

    This book examines music entertainment programmes on China Central Television, China’s only national level television network, as well as on nationally-available provincial channels, exploring how such programmes project a nuanced image of China’s identity and position in the world. It shows how…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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