Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • French Crime Fiction, 1945–2005: Investigating World War II book cover

    French Crime Fiction, 1945–2005

    Investigating World War II, 1st Edition

    By Margaret-Anne Hutton

    In the first major study of representations of World War II in French crime fiction, Margaret-Anne Hutton draws on a corpus of over a hundred and fifty texts spanning more than sixty years. Included are well-known writers (male and female) such as Aubert, Simenon, Boileau-Narcejak, Vargas,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • The American Imperial Gothic: Popular Culture, Empire, Violence book cover

    The American Imperial Gothic

    Popular Culture, Empire, Violence, 1st Edition

    By Johan Höglund

    The imagination of the early twenty-first century is catastrophic, with Hollywood blockbusters, novels, computer games, popular music, art and even political speeches all depicting a world consumed by vampires, zombies, meteors, aliens from outer space, disease, crazed terrorists and mad scientists…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Ethnographies of the Videogame: Gender, Narrative and Praxis book cover

    Ethnographies of the Videogame

    Gender, Narrative and Praxis, 1st Edition

    By Helen Thornham

    Ethnographies of the Videogame uses the medium of the videogame to explore wider significant sociological issues around new media, interaction, identity, performance, memory and mediation. Addressing questions of how we interpret, mediate and use media texts, particularly in the face of claims…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Bodies of Sound: Studies Across Popular Music and Dance book cover

    Bodies of Sound

    Studies Across Popular Music and Dance, 1st Edition

    By Susan C. Cook

    Edited by Sherril Dodds

    From the ragtime one-step of the early twentieth century to the contemporary practices of youth club cultures, popular dance and music are inextricably linked. This collection reveals the intimate connections between the corporeal and the sonic in the creation, transmission and reception of popular…

    Paperback – 2016-09-06
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Stereo: Comparative Perspectives on the Sociological Study of Popular Music in France and Britain book cover

    Stereo: Comparative Perspectives on the Sociological Study of Popular Music in France and Britain

    1st Edition

    By Philippe Le Guern

    Edited by Hugh Dauncey

    The term 'Popular Music' has traditionally denoted different things in France and Britain. In France, the very concept of 'popular' music has been fiercely debated and contested, whereas in Britain and more largely throughout what the French describe as the 'Anglo-saxon' world 'popular music' has…

    Paperback – 2016-09-02

  • Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction book cover

    Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sara K. Day, Miranda A. Green-Barteet, Amy L. Montz

    Responding to the increasingly powerful presence of dystopian literature for young adults, this volume focuses on novels featuring a female protagonist who contends with societal and governmental threats at the same time that she is navigating the treacherous waters of young adulthood. The…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26

  • Television and Postfeminist Housekeeping: No Time for Mother book cover

    Television and Postfeminist Housekeeping

    No Time for Mother, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Nathanson

    In this book, Nathanson examines how contemporary American television and associated digital media depict women’s everyday lives as homemakers, career women, and mothers. Her focus on American popular culture from the 1990s through the present reveals two extremes: narratives about women who cannot…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Discourse book cover

    Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Discourse

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emilia Djonov, Sumin Zhao

    Studies of multimodality have significantly advanced our understanding of the potential of different semiotic resources—verbal, visual, aural, and kinetic—to make meaning and allow people to achieve various social purposes such as persuading, entertaining, and explaining. Yet little is known about…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • A Primer For Daily Life book cover

    A Primer For Daily Life

    1st Edition

    By Susan Willis

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-26
    Studies in Culture and Communication

  • Sound, Space and Sociality in Modern Japan book cover

    Sound, Space and Sociality in Modern Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joseph D. Hankins, Carolyn S. Stevens

    This book argues that sound – as it is created, transmitted, and perceived – plays a key role in the constitution of space and community in contemporary Japan. The book examines how sonic practices reflect politics, aesthetics, and ethics, with transformative effects on human relations. From…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Terrors of Uncertainty (Routledge Revivals): The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction book cover

    Terrors of Uncertainty (Routledge Revivals)

    The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Grixti

    From Frankenstein and Dracula to Psycho and The Chainsaw Massacre, horror fiction has provided our culture with some of its most enduring themes and narratives. Considering horror fiction both as a genre and as a social phenomenon, Joseph Grixti provides a theoretical and historical framework for…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cover Stories (Routledge Revivals): Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller book cover

    Cover Stories (Routledge Revivals)

    Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller, 1st Edition

    By Michael Denning

    First published in 1987, this title tracks the spy thriller from John Buchanan to Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré, and shows how these tales of spies, moles, and the secret service tell a history of modern society, translating the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge Revivals

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