Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Biopics of Women book cover

    Biopics of Women

    1st Edition

    By Karen Hollinger

    This book is an accessible overview of biographical fiction films of women. Structured around four of the most popular subjects of female biopics: queens and political figures; entertainers, writers; and subjects of current affairs. While the biopic is commonly accepted as a deeply conservative…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge
    "International Perspectives on Science, Culture and Society"

  • Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture: From Crime Fighting Robots to Duelling Pocket Monsters book cover

    Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture

    From Crime Fighting Robots to Duelling Pocket Monsters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ashley Pearson, Thomas Giddens, Kieran Tranter

    In a world of globalised media, Japanese popular culture has become a signifi cant fountainhead for images, narrative, artefacts, and identity. From Pikachu, to instantly identifi able manga memes, to the darkness of adult anime, and the hyper- consumerism of product tie- ins, Japan has bequeathed…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge

  • Graphic Narratives and the Mythological Imagination in India book cover

    Graphic Narratives and the Mythological Imagination in India

    1st Edition

    By Roma Chatterji

    This book explores graphic narratives and comics in India and demonstrates how these forms serve as sites on which myths are enacted and recast. It uses the case studies of a comics version of the Mahabharata War, a folk artist’s rendition of a comic book story, and a commercial project to…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge India

  • Essays in Media and Cultural Studies: In Transition book cover

    Essays in Media and Cultural Studies

    In Transition, 1st Edition

    By Graeme Turner

    Spanning a decade of key research, this collection brings together a selection of essays and chapters from leading media scholar Graeme Turner for the first time. The organising theme of transition focuses on both the state of the media as it continues its evolution into the digital era, and the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Intersectional Analysis as a Method to Analyze Popular Culture: Clarity in the Matrix book cover

    Intersectional Analysis as a Method to Analyze Popular Culture

    Clarity in the Matrix, 1st Edition

    By Erica B. Edwards, Jennifer Esposito

    Intersectional Analysis as a Method to Analyze Popular Culture: Clarity in the Matrix explores how race, class, gender, sexuality, and other social categories are represented in, and constructed by, some of the most significant popular culture artifacts in contemporary Western culture. Through…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge
    Futures of Data Analysis in Qualitative Research

  • Celebrity Worship book cover

    Celebrity Worship

    1st Edition

    By Pete Ward

    Celebrity Worship provides an introduction to the fascinating study of celebrity culture and religion. The book argues for celebrity as a foundational component for any consideration of the relationship between religion, media and culture. Celebrity worship is seen as a vibrant and interactive…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10 
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer book cover

    The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ridvan Askin, Catherine Diederich, Aline Bieri

    Soccer has long been known as 'the beautiful game'. This multi-disciplinary volume explores soccer, soccer culture, and the representation of soccer in art, film, and literature, using the critical tools of aesthetics, poetics, and rhetoric. Including international contributions from scholars of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Wrestling in Britain: Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences book cover

    Wrestling in Britain

    Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Litherland

    At the intersection of sport, entertainment and performance, wrestling occupies a unique position in British popular culture. This is the first book to offer a detailed historical and cultural analysis of British professional wrestling, exploring the shifting popularity of the sport as well as its…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22
    Routledge

  • Polyamory, Monogamy, and American Dreams: The Stories We Tell about Poly Lives and the Cultural Production of Inequality book cover

    Polyamory, Monogamy, and American Dreams

    The Stories We Tell about Poly Lives and the Cultural Production of Inequality, 1st Edition

    By Mimi Schippers

    This book introduces "the poly gaze" as a cultural tool to examine how representations of polyamory and poly lives reflect or challenge cultural hegemonies of race, class, gender, and nation. What role does monogamy play in American Identity, the American dream, and U.S. exceptionalism? How do the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-12
    Routledge

  • Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance book cover

    Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan A. Allan

    Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance seeks to open a lively and accessible discussion between critical studies of men and masculinities and popular romance studies, especially its continued interest in what Janice Radway has called "the purity of his maleness." Popular romance novels, perhaps…

    Paperback – 2019-11-12
    Routledge
    Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture

  • Girls, Moral Panic and News Media: Troublesome Bodies book cover

    Girls, Moral Panic and News Media

    Troublesome Bodies, 1st Edition

    By Sharon R. Mazzarella

    Mazzarella examines the representational politics behind journalistic constructions of US girls and girlhood through a series of contemporary in-depth case studies which work to document a wider cultural moral panic about the troublesome nature of girls’ bodies. The public concern and media…

    Paperback – 2019-11-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • (Inter)Facing Death: Life in Global Uncertainty book cover

    (Inter)Facing Death

    Life in Global Uncertainty, 1st Edition

    By Sam Han

    In modern times, death is understood to have undergone a transformation not unlike religion. Whereas in the past it was out in the open, it now resides mostly in specialized spaces of sequestration—funeral homes, hospitals and other medical facilities. A mainstay in so-called traditional societies…

    Paperback – 2019-10-29
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

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