Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Risky Pleasures?: Club Cultures and Feminine Identities book cover

    Risky Pleasures?

    Club Cultures and Feminine Identities, 1st Edition

    By Fiona Hutton

    In this book Fiona Hutton provides a fascinating insight into women's experiences of clubbing. Based on a rich ethnographic account of the Manchester club scene, Risky Pleasures? is set within the context of the theoretical literature on youth subcultures, female friendship, consumption, risk and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums book cover

    Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums

    1st Edition

    Edited by George Plasketes

    Debut albums are among the cultural artefacts that capture the popular imagination especially well. As a first impression, the debut album may take on a mythical status, whether the artist or group achieves enduring success or in rare cases when an initial record turns out to be an apogee for an…

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

  • A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing book cover

    A World of Excesses

    Online Games and Excessive Playing, 1st Edition

    By Faltin Karlsen

    This book explores gaming culture, focusing on competent players and excessive use. Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games - specifically online gaming - A World of Excesses demonstrates that excessive playing does not necessarily have…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production book cover

    Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production

    1st Edition

    By Claire Taylor, Thea Pitman

    This volume provides an innovative and timely approach to a fast growing, yet still under-studied field in Latin American cultural production: digital online culture. It focuses on the transformations or continuations that cultural products and practices such as hypermedia fictions, and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Manga's Cultural Crossroads book cover

    Manga's Cultural Crossroads

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jaqueline Berndt, Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga’s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection: Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss and Beauty in Popular Culture book cover

    Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection

    Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss and Beauty in Popular Culture, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Harris-Moore

    Against the background of the so-called ’obesity epidemic’, Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection critically examines the discourses of physical perfection that pervade Western societies, shedding new light on the rhetorical forces behind body anxieties and extreme methods of weight loss and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • The Weight of Images: Affect, Body Image and Fat in the Media book cover

    The Weight of Images

    Affect, Body Image and Fat in the Media, 1st Edition

    By Katariina Kyrölä

    The Weight of Images explores the ways in which media images can train their viewers’ bodies. Proposing a shift away from an understanding of spectatorship as being constituted by acts of the mind, this book favours a theorization of relations between bodies and images as visceral, affective…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • Queer Youth Suicide, Culture and Identity: Unliveable Lives? book cover

    Queer Youth Suicide, Culture and Identity

    Unliveable Lives?, 1st Edition

    By Rob Cover

    Despite increasing tolerance, legal protections against homophobia, and anti-discrimination policies throughout much of the western world, suicide attempts by queer youth remain relatively high. For over twenty years, research into queer youth suicide has debated reasons and risks, although it has…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • Disability, Obesity and Ageing: Popular Media Identifications book cover

    Disability, Obesity and Ageing

    Popular Media Identifications, 1st Edition

    By Debbie Rodan, Katie Ellis

    Disability, Obesity and Ageing offers an engaging account of a new area of pressing concern, analysing the way in which ’spurned’ identities are depicted and reacted to in televisual genres and online forums. Examining the symbolic power of the media, this book presents case studies from drama,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • Radicalism in French Culture: A Sociology of French Theory in the 1960s book cover

    Radicalism in French Culture

    A Sociology of French Theory in the 1960s, 1st Edition

    By Niilo Kauppi

    An invisible pattern draws together most studies dealing with French cultural radicalism in the 1960s with intellectual creation reduced to individual creation and the role of semiotic and social factors that influence intellectual innovation minimized. Sociological approaches often see a more or…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • Value and the Media: Cultural Production and Consumption in Digital Markets book cover

    Value and the Media

    Cultural Production and Consumption in Digital Markets, 1st Edition

    By Göran Bolin

    Value is seldom discussed in its own right, though it is of utmost importance to our relations with media texts and cultural objects, as we constantly make judgements of various kinds with respect to them. This book focuses on how value - aesthetic, political and social and economic value - is…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • The University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age book cover

    The University of Google

    Education in the (Post) Information Age, 1st Edition

    By Tara Brabazon

    Looking at schools and universities, it is difficult to pinpoint when education, teaching and learning started to haemorrhage purpose, aspiration and function. Libraries and librarians have been starved of funding. Teachers cram their curriculum with 'skill development' and 'generic competencies'…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03

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