Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Historicising Transmedia Storytelling: Early Twentieth-Century Transmedia Story Worlds book cover

    Historicising Transmedia Storytelling

    Early Twentieth-Century Transmedia Story Worlds, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Freeman

    Tracing the industrial emergence of transmedia storytelling—typically branded a product of the contemporary digital media landscape—this book provides a historicised intervention into understandings of how fictional stories flow across multiple media forms. Through studies of the storyworlds…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Fans and Videogames: Histories, Fandom, Archives book cover

    Fans and Videogames

    Histories, Fandom, Archives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie Swalwell, Angela Ndalianis, Helen Stuckey

    This anthology addresses videogames long history of fandom, and fans’ important role in game history and preservation. In order to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. Gamers are active creators in generating…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Film Comedy and the American Dream book cover

    Film Comedy and the American Dream

    1st Edition

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Girlhood on Disney Channel: Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity book cover

    Girlhood on Disney Channel

    Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity, 1st Edition

    By Morgan Genevieve Blue

    Since the early 2000s, Disney Channel has been dominated by original live-action programming popular among tween girls. The shows’ successes rely not only on their popularity among girl audiences, but also on the development of star personae by girl performers, such as Raven-Symoné, Miley Cyrus,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Horror Television in the Age of Consumption: Binging on Fear book cover

    Horror Television in the Age of Consumption

    Binging on Fear, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kimberly Jackson, Linda Belau

    Characterized as it is by its interest in and engagement with the supernatural, psycho-social formations, the gothic, and issues of identity and subjectivity, horror has long functioned as an allegorical device for interrogations into the seamier side of cultural foundations. This collection,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Economic Investigations in Twentieth-Century Detective Fiction: Expenditure, Labor, Value book cover

    Economic Investigations in Twentieth-Century Detective Fiction

    Expenditure, Labor, Value, 1st Edition

    By Yan Zi-Ling

    In his study of Golden Age and hard-boiled detective fiction from 1890 to 1950, Yan Zi-Ling argues that these two subgenres can be distinguished not only by theme and style, but by the way they structure knowledge, value, and productive labour. Using the detective as a reference point and enactor…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary British Television Crime Drama: Cops on the Box book cover

    Contemporary British Television Crime Drama

    Cops on the Box, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth McElroy

    Contemporary British Television Crime Drama examines one of the medium’s most popular genres and places it within its historical and industrial context. The television crime drama has proved itself capable of numerous generic reinventions and continues to enjoy some of the highest viewing figures.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Social Media, Social Genres: Making Sense of the Ordinary book cover

    Social Media, Social Genres

    Making Sense of the Ordinary, 1st Edition

    By Stine Lomborg

    Internet-based applications such as blogs, social network sites, online chat forums, text messages, microblogs, and location-based communication services used from computers and smart phones represent central resources for organizing daily life and making sense of ourselves and the social worlds we…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Rio de Janeiro: Urban Life through the Eyes of the City book cover

    Rio de Janeiro

    Urban Life through the Eyes of the City, 1st Edition

    By Beatriz Jaguaribe

    "Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Margaret Atwood: Crime Fiction Writer: The Reworking of a Popular Genre book cover

    Margaret Atwood: Crime Fiction Writer

    The Reworking of a Popular Genre, 1st Edition

    By Jackie Shead

    Exploring how Margaret Atwood’s fiction reimagines the figure of the detective and the nature of crime, Jackie Shead shows how the author radically reworks the crime fiction genre. Shead focuses on Surfacing, Bodily Harm, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake and selected short fiction,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Cepeda, Dolores Inés Casillas

    The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media provides students and scholars with an indispensable overview of the domestic and transnational dynamics at play within multi-lingual Latina/o media.  The book examines both independent and mainstream media via race and gender in its theoretical and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Affective Sexual Pedagogies in Film and Television book cover

    Affective Sexual Pedagogies in Film and Television

    1st Edition

    By Kyra Clarke

    Popular film and television hold valuable potential for learning about sex and sexuality beyond the information-based model of sex education currently in schools. This book argues that the representation of complicated—or "messy"—relationships in these popular cultural forms makes them potent as…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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