Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Polyamory, Monogamy, and American Dreams: The Stories We Tell about Poly Lives and the Cultural Production of Inequality book cover

    Polyamory, Monogamy, and American Dreams

    The Stories We Tell about Poly Lives and the Cultural Production of Inequality, 1st Edition

    By Mimi Schippers

    This book introduces "the poly gaze" as a cultural tool to examine how representations of polyamory and poly lives reflect or challenge cultural hegemonies of race, class, gender, and nation. What role does monogamy play in American Identity, the American dream, and U.S. exceptionalism? How do the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-13 
    Routledge
    Feminism and Female Sexuality

  • 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 – 2019-11-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance book cover

    Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan A. Allan

    Men, Masculinities, and Popular Romance seeks to open a lively and accessible discussion between critical studies of men and masculinities and popular romance studies, especially its continued interest in what Janice Radway has called "the purity of his maleness." Popular romance novels, perhaps…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11 
    Routledge
    Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture

  • (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 – 2019-11-05 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • 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 – 2019-10-30 
    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

  • 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 – 2019-09-20 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • 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 – 2019-09-05 
    Routledge
    Interactionist Currents

  • 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 – 2019-09-02 
    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 – 2019-07-24
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child: Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture book cover

    The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child

    Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture, 1st Edition

    By Amy Billone

    This book investigates the reappearance of the 19th-century dream-child from the Golden Age of Children's Literature, both in the Harry Potter series and in other works that have reached unprecedented levels of popular success today. Discussing Harry Potter as a reincarnation of Lewis Carroll's…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge

  • 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

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