Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • S. J. Perelman: Critical Essays book cover

    S. J. Perelman

    Critical Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steven H. Gale

    First published in 1992, this book focuses on the oeuvre of S. J. Perelman. Taken together, the essays included serve as an introduction to this important humorist’s work, both in terms of the specific short prose pieces, plays, and films examined and as an overview of his lengthy professional…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge Revivals

  • Digital Publics: Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics book cover

    Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics, 1st Edition

    By John Michael Roberts

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Football and Accelerated Culture: This Modern Sporting Life book cover

    Football and Accelerated Culture

    This Modern Sporting Life, 1st Edition

    By Steve Redhead

    In Football and Accelerated Culture, Steve Redhead offers a new and challenging theorisation of global football culture, exploring the relationship between sport and culture in a rapidly shifting world. Incorporating cutting-edge concepts, from accelerated culture and claustropolitanism to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Law and Enjoyment: Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis book cover

    Law and Enjoyment

    Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Hourigan

    This book advocates, and develops, a critical account of the relationship between law and the largely neglected issue of ‘enjoyment’. Taking popular culture seriously – as a lived and meaningful basis for a wider understanding of law, beyond the strictures of legal institutions and professional…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Discourses of Law

  • Lady Gaga and Popular Music: Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture book cover

    Lady Gaga and Popular Music

    Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Iddon, Melanie L. Marshall

    This book is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary examination of the music and figure of Lady Gaga, combining approaches from scholars in cultural studies, art, fashion, and music. It represents one of the first scholarly volumes devoted to Lady Gaga, who has become, over a few short years, central…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Modernist Star Maps: Celebrity, Modernity, Culture book cover

    Modernist Star Maps

    Celebrity, Modernity, Culture, 1st Edition

    By Aaron Jaffe

    Edited by Jonathan Goldman

    Bringing together Canadian, American, and British scholars, this volume explores the relationship between modernism and modern celebrity culture. In support of the collection's overriding thesis that modern celebrity and modernism are mutually determining phenomena, the contributors take on a range…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07

  • America in Literature and Film: Modernist Perceptions, Postmodernist Representations book cover

    America in Literature and Film

    Modernist Perceptions, Postmodernist Representations, 1st Edition

    By Ahmed Elbeshlawy

    Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic theory and Zizek's philosophical adaption of it, this book brings into dialogue a series of modernist and postmodernist literary works, films, and critical theory that are concerned with defining America. Ahmed Elbeshlawy demonstrates that how America is perceived…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Genre, Reception, and Adaptation in the 'Twilight' Series book cover

    Genre, Reception, and Adaptation in the 'Twilight' Series

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anne Morey

    Much of the criticism on Stephenie Meyer's immensely popular 'Twilight' novels has underrated or even disparaged the books while belittling the questionable taste of an audience that many believe is being inculcated with anti-feminist values. Avoiding a repetition of such reductive critiques of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Civilized Violence: Subjectivity, Gender and Popular Cinema book cover

    Civilized Violence

    Subjectivity, Gender and Popular Cinema, 1st Edition

    By David Hansen-Miller

    Civilized Violence provides a social and historical explanation for the popular appeal of cinema violence. There is a significant amount of research on the effects of media violence, but less work on what attracts audiences to representations of violence in the first place. Drawing on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23

  • Borderline Slavery: Mexico, United States, and the Human Trade book cover

    Borderline Slavery

    Mexico, United States, and the Human Trade, 1st Edition

    By Moira Murphy-Aguilar

    Edited by Susan Tiano

    Exploring human trafficking in the US - Mexico borderlands as a regional expression of a pressing global problem, Borderline Slavery sheds light on the contexts and causes of trafficking, offering policy recommendations for addressing it that do justice to border communities' complex circumstances.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Street Practice: Changing the Lens on Poverty and Public Assistance book cover

    Street Practice

    Changing the Lens on Poverty and Public Assistance, 1st Edition

    By Lori McNeil

    Presenting recent studies of non-profit organizations involved in poverty relief services in New York City in comparison with programmes in existence across the US, Street Practice provides a front-line, ground-level perspective on innovative research practices designed to solve community problems.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Solving Social Problems

  • Grunge: Music and Memory book cover

    Grunge: Music and Memory

    1st Edition

    By Catherine Strong

    Grunge has been perceived as the music that defined 'Generation X'. Twenty years after the height of the movement there is still considerable interest in its rise and fall, and its main figures such as Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. As a form of 'retro' music it is even experiencing a resurgence,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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