Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Superheroes and American Self Image: From War to Watergate book cover

    Superheroes and American Self Image

    From War to Watergate, 1st Edition

    By Michael Goodrum

    This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of comic-books, mobilising them as a means to understand better the political context in which they are produced. Structured around key political events in the US between 1938 and 1975, the author combines analyses of visual and textual…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • 'Alternative' cultures and leisure: Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods book cover

    'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea: Sounding Out K-Pop book cover

    Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop, 1st Edition

    By Michael Fuhr

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Carnival Art, Culture and Politics: Performing Life book cover

    Carnival Art, Culture and Politics

    Performing Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michaeline Crichlow

    Drawing on rich insights from cultural, post-structural and postcolonial studies, this book demands that we rethink Carnival and the carnivalesque as not just celebratory moments or even as critical subtext, but also as insightful performatives of social life anywhere, given the entangled…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31

  • Tracing Technologies: Prisoners' Views in the Era of CSI book cover

    Tracing Technologies

    Prisoners' Views in the Era of CSI, 1st Edition

    By Helena Machado, Barbara Prainsack

    The real heroes of television crime shows in the twenty-first century are no longer police detectives but forensic technologies. The immense popularity of high-tech crime television shows has changed the way in which crime scene work is viewed. The term 'CSI-effect' was coined to signify a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25

  • News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe book cover

    News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Baym, Jeffrey P. Jones

    In recent years, the US fake news program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has become a surprisingly important source of information, conversation, and commentary about public affairs. Perhaps more surprisingly, so-called 'fake news' is now a truly global phenomenon, with various forms of news…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25

  • Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century: Entertaining the Nation book cover

    Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century

    Entertaining the Nation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruoyun Bai, Geng Song

    The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Gender and Consumption: Domestic Cultures and the Commercialisation of Everyday Life book cover

    Gender and Consumption

    Domestic Cultures and the Commercialisation of Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lydia Martens, Emma Casey

    Drawing upon anthropological, sociological and historical perspectives, this volume provides a unique insight into women’s domestic consumption. The contributors argue that domestic consumption represents an important lens through which to examine the everyday production and reproduction of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24

  • Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature book cover

    Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Public and Popular History book cover

    Public and Popular History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jerome De Groot

    This interdisciplinary collection considers public and popular history within a global framework, seeking to understand considerations of local, domestic histories and the ways they interact with broader discourses. Grounded in particular local and national situations, the book addresses the issues…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24

  • The Television Entrepreneurs: Social Change and Public Understanding of Business book cover

    The Television Entrepreneurs

    Social Change and Public Understanding of Business, 1st Edition

    By Raymond Boyle, Lisa W. Kelly

    With business seemingly everywhere on television, from the risks of the retail and restaurant trade to pitching for investment or competing to become the next 'apprentice', The Television Entrepreneurs draws upon popular business-oriented shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons' Den to explore…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24

  • The Collective Imagination: The Creative Spirit of Free Societies book cover

    The Collective Imagination

    The Creative Spirit of Free Societies, 1st Edition

    By Peter Murphy

    The Collective Imagination explores the social foundations of the human imagination. In a lucid and wide-ranging discussion, Peter Murphy looks at the collective expression of the imagination in our economies, universities, cities, and political systems, providing a tour-de-force account of the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24

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