Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Cinema and Political Thinking: A Student’s Guide to Political Theory and Methods book cover

    Cinema and Political Thinking

    A Student’s Guide to Political Theory and Methods, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    In this book Michael J. Shapiro stages a series of pedagogical encounters between political theory, represented as a compositional challenge, and cinematic texts, emphasizing how to achieve an effective research paper/essay by heeding the compositional strategies of films. The text’s…

    Paperback – 2019-12-01 
    Routledge

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

    Girls, Moral Panic and News Media

    Troublesome Bodies, 1st Edition

    By Sharon R. Mazzarella

    In this book, 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • The Borgia Family: Rumor and Representation book cover

    The Borgia Family

    Rumor and Representation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Mara DeSilva

    The Fortunes of the Borgia Family explores the historical and cultural structures that underpin the Borgia family, their notoriety, and persistence and reinvention in the popular imagination. The book balances studies focusing on early modern observations of the Borgias and studies deconstructing…

    Paperback – 2019-12-01 
    Routledge

  • (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…

    Paperback – 2019-11-30 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Routledge Companion to Global Television book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Global Television

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shawn Shimpach

    Featuring scholarly perspectives from around the globe and drawing on a legacy of television studies, but with an eye toward the future, this authoritative collection examines both the thoroughly global nature of television and the multiple and varied experiences that constitute television in the…

    Hardback – 2019-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton

    The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema – films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad…

    Hardback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katie Ellis, Gerard Goggin, Beth Haller, Rosemary Curtis

    An authoritative and indispensable guide to disability and media, this thoughtfully curated collection features varied and provocative contributions from distinguished scholars alongside next-generation research leaders. Disability and media has emerged as a dynamic and exciting area of…

    Hardback – 2019-11-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • The Routledge Companion to Motherhood book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Motherhood

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lynn O?Brien Hallstein, Andrea O'Reilly, Melinda Vandenbeld Giles

    Interdisciplinary and intersectional in emphasis, the Routledge Companion to Motherhood brings together essays on current intellectual themes, issues, and debates, while also creating a foundation for future scholarship and study as the field of Motherhood Studies continues to develop globally.…

    Hardback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions to Gender

  • Defining National Heritage: The National Trust from Open Spaces to Popular Culture book cover

    Defining National Heritage

    The National Trust from Open Spaces to Popular Culture, 1st Edition

    By Leslie G. Cintron

    As the largest non-governmental preservation association in the world, the National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (the National Trust) is arguably one of the most influential organizations of its kind. As such, it provides particularly useful case studies for examining the process…

    Hardback – 2019-10-18 
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Crazy Funny: Popular Black Satire and The Method of Madness book cover

    Crazy Funny

    Popular Black Satire and The Method of Madness, 1st Edition

    By Lisa A. Guerrero

    This book examines the ways in which contemporary works of black satire make black racial madness legible in ways that allow us to see the connections between suffering from racism and suffering from mental illness. Showing how an understanding of racism as a root cause of mental and emotional…

    Hardback – 2019-10-16 
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction book cover

    Understanding Video Games

    The Essential Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Jonas Heide Smith, Susana Pajares Tosca

    From Pong to virtual reality, Understanding Video Games, 4th Edition, takes video game studies into the next decade of the twenty-first century, highlighting changes in the area, including mobile, social, and casual gaming. In this new edition of the pioneering text students learn to assess the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-15 
    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 – 2019-10-09 
    Routledge

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