Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music: Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture book cover

    Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music

    Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by William I. Wolff

    This interdisciplinary volume enters the scholarly conversation about Bruce Springsteen at the moment when he has reinforced his status of global superstar and achieved the status of social critic. Covering musical and cultural developments, chapters primarily consider work Springsteen has released…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene: Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music book cover

    Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene

    Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music, 1st Edition

    By Laura Speers

    This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop — what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies: On Refusing to be Realistic book cover

    Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies

    On Refusing to be Realistic, 1st Edition

    By John Storey

    In Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies, John Storey looks at the concept of utopianism from a cultural studies perspective and argues that radical utopianism can awaken the political promise of cultural studies. Between the Preface and the Postscript, there are seven chapters that…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • Belligerent Broadcasting: Synthetic argument in broadcast talk book cover

    Belligerent Broadcasting

    Synthetic argument in broadcast talk, 1st Edition

    By Michael Higgins, Angela Smith

    Why is rudeness such a prominent feature of contemporary broadcasting? If broadcasting is about the enactment of sociability, then how can we account for the fact that broadcasting has become a sphere of anger, humiliation, anger, dispute and upset? And to what extent does belligerence in…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Streaming Music: Practices, Media, Cultures book cover

    Streaming Music

    Practices, Media, Cultures, 1st Edition

    By Sofia Johansson, Ann Werner, Patrik Åker, Greg Goldenzwaig

    Streaming Music examines how the Internet has become integrated in contemporary music use, by focusing on streaming as a practice and a technology for music consumption. The backdrop to this enquiry is the digitization of society and culture, where the music industry has undergone profound…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • State Propaganda in China’s Entertainment Industry book cover

    State Propaganda in China’s Entertainment Industry

    1st Edition

    By Shenshen Cai

    Most current research on the evolution of China’s propaganda discourse only touches upon recent variations of official propaganda rhetoric grounded in popular media. Here, the research is extended by tapping into the most recently released popular cultural media narratives such as online…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10
    Routledge

  • Japanese Popular Culture and Contents Tourism book cover

    Japanese Popular Culture and Contents Tourism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Philip A. Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura

    Contents tourism is tourism induced by the contents (narratives, characters, locations and other creative elements) of films, novels, games, manga, anime, television dramas and other forms of popular culture. Amidst the boom in global interest in Japanese popular culture, the utilization of popular…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Cultural Diplomacy: Beyond the National Interest? book cover

    Cultural Diplomacy: Beyond the National Interest?

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ien Ang, Yudhishthir Raj Isar, Phillip Mar

    Cultural Diplomacy: Beyond the National Interest? is the first book bringing together, from the perspective of the cultural disciplines, scholarship that locates contemporary cultural diplomacy practices within their social, political, and ideological contexts, while examining the different forces…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge

  • Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality book cover

    Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, Ronald L. Jackson II

    Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press: Framing Dissent book cover

    Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press

    Framing Dissent, 1st Edition

    By Sarah J. Jackson

    Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception in the public sphere. This book focuses on the way the mainstream and black press have…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity book cover

    Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Berry

    In 2008 another economic crisis emerged in the long history of capitalism which created a period of ‘austerity economics’ across many nations. Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity examines how austerity has impacted upon cultural politics in relation to understanding how established power…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From popular culture to religion book cover

    Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality

    From popular culture to religion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Pavol Kosnáč

    The twentieth century was a period of rapid change for religion. Secularisation resulted in a dramatic fall in church attendance in the West, and the 1950s and 1960s saw the introduction of new religions including the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the Church of…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

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