Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • The Beloved Does Not Bite: Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them book cover

    The Beloved Does Not Bite

    Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them, 1st Edition

    By Debra Dudek

    In this new monograph, author Debra Dudek defines a new era of vampire texts in which vampires have moved from their iconic dark, feared, often seductive figure lingering in alleys, to the beloved and morally sensitive vampire winning the affections of teen protagonists throughout pop culture.…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality book cover

    The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality

    1st Edition

    By Leighton Evans

    In this short book, Evans interrogates the implications of VR’s re-emergence into the media mainstream, critiquing the notion of a VR revolution by analysing the development and ownership of VR companies while also exploring the possibilities of immersion in VR and the importance of immersion in…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • Transmedial Worlds in Everyday Life: Networked Reception, Social Media, and Fictional Worlds book cover

    Transmedial Worlds in Everyday Life

    Networked Reception, Social Media, and Fictional Worlds, 1st Edition

    By Susana Tosca, Lisbeth Klastrup

    In this pioneering new book, authors Klastrup and Tosca explore the many ways that transmedial worlds are present in people’s everyday life, proposing a new theory of (trans)media use for the digital age. People are not only reading, watching and playing in fictional worlds like never before, but…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times book cover

    The Terminal Self

    Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times, 1st Edition

    By Simon Gottschalk

    Living at the dawn of a digital twenty-first century, people living in Western societies spend an increasing amount of time interacting with a terminal and interacting with others at the terminal. Because the self emerges out of interaction with others (humans and non-humans), this increasingly…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • Massive Open Online Courses and Higher Education: What Went Right, What Went Wrong and Where to Next? book cover

    Massive Open Online Courses and Higher Education

    What Went Right, What Went Wrong and Where to Next?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Bennett, Mike Kent

    Since the first MOOC was launched at the University of Manitoba in 2008, this new form of the massification of higher education has been a rollercoaster ride for the university sector. The New York Times famously declared 2012 to be the year of the MOOC. However, by 2014, the number of academic…

    Paperback – 2019-08-27
    Routledge

  • Digital Sampling: The Design and Use of Music Technologies book cover

    Digital Sampling

    The Design and Use of Music Technologies, 1st Edition

    By Paul Harkins

    Digital Sampling is the first book about the design and use of sampling technologies that have shaped the sounds of popular music since the 1980s. Written in two parts, Digital Sampling begins with an exploration of the Fairlight CMI and how artists like Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel used it to…

    Paperback – 2019-08-19
    Routledge

  • On Comics and Legal Aesthetics: Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing book cover

    On Comics and Legal Aesthetics

    Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Giddens

    What are the implications of comics for law? Tackling this question, On Comics and Legal Aesthetics explores the epistemological dimensions of comics and the way this once-maligned medium can help think about – and reshape – the form of law. Traversing comics, critical, and cultural legal studies,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-25
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Consumer Culture, Branding and Identity in the New Russia: From Five-year Plan to 4x4 book cover

    Consumer Culture, Branding and Identity in the New Russia

    From Five-year Plan to 4x4, 1st Edition

    By Graham H.J. Roberts

    As shopping has been transformed from a chore into a major source of hedonistic pleasure, a specifically Russian consumer culture has begun to emerge that is unlike any other. This book examines the many different facets of consumption in today’s Russia, including retailing, advertising and social…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge

  • Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate book cover

    Star Power

    American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Wright

    Are celebrity politics the spice of American public life or a pox on policy progress? This book identifies and measures the attributes of celebrities that make them well-equipped to win campaigns and yet poorly prepared to govern effectively. The framers of the U.S. Constitution worried about the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-16
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Hip Hop Versus Rap: The Politics of Droppin' Knowledge book cover

    Hip Hop Versus Rap

    The Politics of Droppin' Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Turner

    'What is the real hip hop?' 'To whom does hip hop belong?' 'For what constructive purposes can hip hop be put to use?' These are three key questions posed by hip hop activists in Hip Hop Versus Rap, which explores the politics of cultural authenticity, ownership, and uplift in London’s post-hip hop…

    Paperback – 2019-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Graphic Violence: Illustrated Theories About Violence, Popular Media, and Our Social Lives book cover

    Graphic Violence

    Illustrated Theories About Violence, Popular Media, and Our Social Lives, 1st Edition

    By Emily Edwards

    Graphic Violence provides an innovative introduction to the relationship between violence and visual media, discussing how media consumers and producers can think critically about and interact with violent visual content. It comprehensively surveys predominant theories of media violence and the…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24
    Routledge

  • The Lemonade Reader book cover

    The Lemonade Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kinitra D. Brooks, Kameelah L. Martin

    The Lemonade Reader is an interdisciplinary collection that explores the nuances of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. The essays and editorials present fresh, cutting-edge scholarship fueled by contemporary thoughts on film, material culture, religion, and black feminism. Envisioned as an…

    Paperback – 2019-06-11
    Routledge

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