Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • The Old Songs of Skye: Frances Tolmie and Her Circle book cover

    The Old Songs of Skye

    Frances Tolmie and Her Circle, 1st Edition

    By Ethel Bassin

    Edited by Derek Bowman

    Originally published in 1977. Frances Tolmie (1840-1926) was one of the foremost Gaelic folklore and folksong experts. This account of her life and work places her unique contribution to human song against a full personal, historical and cultural background. The book includes a selection of the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music: An Annotated Discography of Published Sound Recordings book cover

    Traditional Anglo-American Folk Music

    An Annotated Discography of Published Sound Recordings, 1st Edition

    By Norm Cohen

    Originally published in 1994. Filling a gap in the sound recordings of traditional Anglo-American folk music this volume covers both vocal and instrumental material from the 1920s to the 1990s. The listings have also been limited to performers native to the tradition rather than "revival"…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Village Song & Culture: A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire book cover

    Village Song & Culture

    A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire, 1st Edition

    By Michael Pickering

    Originally published in 1982. The songs on which this study is based were once vibrant in the throats and ears and minds of living people. This book examines the songs and their meanings in relation to the lives of those people, and relates them to the cultural tradition and practice of which they…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Come Day, Go Day, God Send Sunday: The songs and life story, told in his own words, of John Maguire, traditional singer and farmer from Co. Fermanagh. book cover

    Come Day, Go Day, God Send Sunday

    The songs and life story, told in his own words, of John Maguire, traditional singer and farmer from Co. Fermanagh., 1st Edition

    By Robin Morton

    Originally published in 1973. Folk-life and folk-culture, usually the preserve of the scholar, have been brought vividly and entertainingly to life in these recollections and stories of one man’s life in the Irish countryside. This book tells the life story of John Maguire, who died in 1975,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Tree of strings: Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland book cover

    Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland, 1st Edition

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland book cover

    Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland

    1st Edition

    By Ewan Maccoll, Peggy Seeger

    Originally published in 1977. The Travellers, from those living in bow-tents and horse-drawn caravans to those dwelling in motor caravans and permanent homes, are an important source of traditional music. Their society means that songs that have died out in more settled communities are preserved…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Children's Literature Comes of Age: Toward a New Aesthetic book cover

    Children's Literature Comes of Age

    Toward a New Aesthetic, 1st Edition

    By Maria Nikolajeva

    Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
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    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World book cover

    Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World

    1st Edition

    By Joseph Bristow

    Originally published in 1991. Focusing on ‘boys' own’ literature, this book examines the reasons why such a distinct type of combative masculinity developed during the heyday of the British Empire. This book reveals the motives that produced this obsessive focus on boyhood. In Victorian Britain…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
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    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • The Impact of Victorian Children's Fiction book cover

    The Impact of Victorian Children's Fiction

    1st Edition

    By J. S. Bratton

    Originally published in 1981. Many of the classics of children’s literature were produced in the Victorian period. But Alice in Wonderland and The King of the Golden River were not the books offered to the majority of children of the time. When writing for children began to be taken seriously, it…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
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    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • From Brown to Bunter: The Life and Death of the School Story book cover

    From Brown to Bunter

    The Life and Death of the School Story, 1st Edition

    By P. W. Musgrave

    Originally published in 1985. This is a fascinating account of the life cycle of a minor literary genre, the boys’ school story. It discusses early nineteenth-century precursors of the school story – didactic works with such revealing titles as The Parents’ Assistant – and goes on to examine in…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
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    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • Asian Popular Culture in Transition book cover

    Asian Popular Culture in Transition

    1st Edition

    Edited by John A Lent, Lorna Fitzsimmons

    Asian Popular Culture in Transition examines contemporary consumption practices in South Korea, China, India, and Japan, and both updates and extends popular culture studies of the region. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this collection of essays explores how recent advances and shifts in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Superheroes and American Self Image: From War to Watergate book cover

    Superheroes and American Self Image

    From War to Watergate, 1st Edition

    By Michael Goodrum

    This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of comic-books, mobilising them as a means to understand better the political context in which they are produced. Structured around key political events in the US between 1938 and 1975, the author combines analyses of visual and textual…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

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