Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • The Beatles and Economics: Entrepeneurship, Innovation, and the Making of a Cultural Revolution book cover

    The Beatles and Economics

    Entrepeneurship, Innovation, and the Making of a Cultural Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Samuel R. Staley

    The Beatles are considered the most influential popular music act of the 20th century, widely recognized for their influence on popular culture. The inability of other bands and artists to imitate their fame has prompted questions such as: How did The Beatles become so successful? What factors…

    Paperback – 2020-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • 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"

  • 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

  • Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives: A Textual Analysis book cover

    Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives

    A Textual Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Ian Case Punnett

    Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives vivifies how nonfiction murder stories are told, what role they play in society, and in the form of true crime why they remain enduringly popular internationally on every platform. This book establishes for the first time the actual line—or dotted…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Wolf

    This companion provides a definitive and cutting-edge guide to the study of imaginary and virtual worlds across a range of media, including literature, television, film, and games. From the Star Trek universe, Thomas More’s classic Utopia, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s Arda, to elaborate, user-created…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Big Smallness: Niche Marketing, the American Culture Wars, and the New Children�s Literature book cover

    The Big Smallness

    Niche Marketing, the American Culture Wars, and the New Children�s Literature, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Ann Abate

    This book is the first full-length critical study to explore the rapidly growing cadre of amateur-authored, independently-published, and niche-market picture books that have been released during the opening decades of the twenty-first century. Emerging from a powerful combination of the ease and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • US Youth Films and Popular Music: Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency book cover

    US Youth Films and Popular Music

    Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency, 1st Edition

    By Tim McNelis

    This book brings theory from popular music studies to an examination of identity and agency in youth films while building on, and complementing, film studies literature concerned with genre, identity, and representation. McNelis includes case studies of Hollywood and independent US youth films that…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Popular Culture and the Austerity Myth: Hard Times Today book cover

    Popular Culture and the Austerity Myth

    Hard Times Today, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall

    Contemporary popular culture is engaged in a rich and multi-levelled set of representational relations with austerity. This volume seeks to explore these relations, to ask: how does popular culture give expression to austerity; how are its effects conveyed; how do texts reproduce and expose its…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Rise of Transtexts: Challenges and Opportunities book cover

    The Rise of Transtexts

    Challenges and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin W.L. Derhy Kurtz, Mélanie Bourdaa

    This volume builds on previous notions of transmedia practices to develop the concept of transtexts, in order to account for both the industrial and user-generated contributions to the cross-media expansion of a story universe. On the one hand exists industrial transmedia texts, produced by…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • War Gothic in Literature and Culture book cover

    War Gothic in Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Steffen Hantke, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture, this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic. Critics have described the global Seven Year’s War as the "…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Revisiting Imaginary Worlds: A Subcreation Studies Anthology book cover

    Revisiting Imaginary Worlds

    A Subcreation Studies Anthology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Wolf

    The concept of world and the practice of world creation have been with us since antiquity, but they are now achieving unequalled prominence. In this timely anthology of subcreation studies, an international roster of contributors come together to examine the rise and structure of worlds, the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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