Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • The Weight of Images: Affect, Body Image and Fat in the Media book cover

    The Weight of Images

    Affect, Body Image and Fat in the Media, 1st Edition

    By Katariina Kyrölä

    The Weight of Images explores the ways in which media images can train their viewers’ bodies. Proposing a shift away from an understanding of spectatorship as being constituted by acts of the mind, this book favours a theorization of relations between bodies and images as visceral, affective…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • Queer Youth Suicide, Culture and Identity: Unliveable Lives? book cover

    Queer Youth Suicide, Culture and Identity

    Unliveable Lives?, 1st Edition

    By Rob Cover

    Despite increasing tolerance, legal protections against homophobia, and anti-discrimination policies throughout much of the western world, suicide attempts by queer youth remain relatively high. For over twenty years, research into queer youth suicide has debated reasons and risks, although it has…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • Disability, Obesity and Ageing: Popular Media Identifications book cover

    Disability, Obesity and Ageing

    Popular Media Identifications, 1st Edition

    By Debbie Rodan, Katie Ellis

    Disability, Obesity and Ageing offers an engaging account of a new area of pressing concern, analysing the way in which ’spurned’ identities are depicted and reacted to in televisual genres and online forums. Examining the symbolic power of the media, this book presents case studies from drama,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • Radicalism in French Culture: A Sociology of French Theory in the 1960s book cover

    Radicalism in French Culture

    A Sociology of French Theory in the 1960s, 1st Edition

    By Niilo Kauppi

    An invisible pattern draws together most studies dealing with French cultural radicalism in the 1960s with intellectual creation reduced to individual creation and the role of semiotic and social factors that influence intellectual innovation minimized. Sociological approaches often see a more or…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • Value and the Media: Cultural Production and Consumption in Digital Markets book cover

    Value and the Media

    Cultural Production and Consumption in Digital Markets, 1st Edition

    By Göran Bolin

    Value is seldom discussed in its own right, though it is of utmost importance to our relations with media texts and cultural objects, as we constantly make judgements of various kinds with respect to them. This book focuses on how value - aesthetic, political and social and economic value - is…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • The University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age book cover

    The University of Google

    Education in the (Post) Information Age, 1st Edition

    By Tara Brabazon

    Looking at schools and universities, it is difficult to pinpoint when education, teaching and learning started to haemorrhage purpose, aspiration and function. Libraries and librarians have been starved of funding. Teachers cram their curriculum with 'skill development' and 'generic competencies'…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03

  • French Crime Fiction, 1945–2005: Investigating World War II book cover

    French Crime Fiction, 1945–2005

    Investigating World War II, 1st Edition

    By Margaret-Anne Hutton

    In the first major study of representations of World War II in French crime fiction, Margaret-Anne Hutton draws on a corpus of over a hundred and fifty texts spanning more than sixty years. Included are well-known writers (male and female) such as Aubert, Simenon, Boileau-Narcejak, Vargas,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • The American Imperial Gothic: Popular Culture, Empire, Violence book cover

    The American Imperial Gothic

    Popular Culture, Empire, Violence, 1st Edition

    By Johan Höglund

    The imagination of the early twenty-first century is catastrophic, with Hollywood blockbusters, novels, computer games, popular music, art and even political speeches all depicting a world consumed by vampires, zombies, meteors, aliens from outer space, disease, crazed terrorists and mad scientists…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Ethnographies of the Videogame: Gender, Narrative and Praxis book cover

    Ethnographies of the Videogame

    Gender, Narrative and Praxis, 1st Edition

    By Helen Thornham

    Ethnographies of the Videogame uses the medium of the videogame to explore wider significant sociological issues around new media, interaction, identity, performance, memory and mediation. Addressing questions of how we interpret, mediate and use media texts, particularly in the face of claims…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Bodies of Sound: Studies Across Popular Music and Dance book cover

    Bodies of Sound

    Studies Across Popular Music and Dance, 1st Edition

    By Susan C. Cook

    Edited by Sherril Dodds

    From the ragtime one-step of the early twentieth century to the contemporary practices of youth club cultures, popular dance and music are inextricably linked. This collection reveals the intimate connections between the corporeal and the sonic in the creation, transmission and reception of popular…

    Paperback – 2016-09-06
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Stereo: Comparative Perspectives on the Sociological Study of Popular Music in France and Britain book cover

    Stereo: Comparative Perspectives on the Sociological Study of Popular Music in France and Britain

    1st Edition

    By Philippe Le Guern

    Edited by Hugh Dauncey

    The term 'Popular Music' has traditionally denoted different things in France and Britain. In France, the very concept of 'popular' music has been fiercely debated and contested, whereas in Britain and more largely throughout what the French describe as the 'Anglo-saxon' world 'popular music' has…

    Paperback – 2016-09-02

  • Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction book cover

    Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sara K. Day, Miranda A. Green-Barteet, Amy L. Montz

    Responding to the increasingly powerful presence of dystopian literature for young adults, this volume focuses on novels featuring a female protagonist who contends with societal and governmental threats at the same time that she is navigating the treacherous waters of young adulthood. The…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26

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