Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture book cover

    Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They do memory, and in this…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon book cover

    Global Perspectives on Tarzan

    From King of the Jungle to International Icon, 1st Edition

    Edited by Annette Wannamaker, Michelle Ann Abate

    This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves as the basis for…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Comedy and Distinction: The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour book cover

    Comedy and Distinction

    The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour, 1st Edition

    By Sam Friedman

    Comedy is currently enjoying unprecedented growth within the British culture industries. Defying the recent economic downturn, it has exploded into a booming billion-pound industry both on TV and on the live circuit. Despite this, academia has either ignored comedy or focused solely on analysing…

    Paperback – 2015-09-18
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • The 1970s and its Legacies in India's Cinemas book cover

    The 1970s and its Legacies in India's Cinemas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Priya Joshi, Rajinder Dudrah

    The 1970s was a pivotal decade in the Indian social, cultural, political and economic landscape: the global oil crisis, wars with China and Pakistan in the previous decade, the Bangladesh war of 1971, labour and food shortages, widespread political corruption, and the declaration of the state of…

    Paperback – 2015-07-18
    Routledge

  • Popular Music Fandom: Identities, Roles and Practices book cover

    Popular Music Fandom

    Identities, Roles and Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Duffett

    This book explores popular music fandom from a cultural studies perspective that incorporates popular music studies, audience research, and media fandom. The essays draw together recent work on fandom in popular music studies and begin a dialogue with the wider field of media fan research, raising…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Barthes’ Mythologies Today: Readings of Contemporary Culture book cover

    Barthes’ Mythologies Today

    Readings of Contemporary Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall

    This is Barthes’ seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture. Leading…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba book cover

    Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

    1st Edition

    By Guillermina De Ferrari

    Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Reading Beyond the Book: The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture book cover

    Reading Beyond the Book

    The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture, 1st Edition

    By Danielle Fuller, DeNel Rehberg Sedo

    Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Arab Cultural Studies: History, Politics and the Popular book cover

    Arab Cultural Studies

    History, Politics and the Popular, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anastasia Valassopoulos

    This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge

  • Global Perspectives on Football in Africa: Visualising the Game book cover

    Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

    Visualising the Game, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susann Baller, Giorgio Miescher, Ciraj Rassool

    Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Fighting the Flames: The Spectacular Performance of Fire at Coney Island book cover

    Fighting the Flames

    The Spectacular Performance of Fire at Coney Island, 1st Edition

    By Lynn Kathleen Sally

    In Fighting the Flames, Sally contextualizes, historicizes, and theorizes the spectacular performance of fire at turn-of-the-twentieth century Coney Island. The performance of fire included staged exhibits, such as Fire and Flames and Fighting the Flames, and the real fires that plagued its history…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Genre and the City book cover

    Genre and the City

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Shapiro

    This book’s chapters analyze aspects of urban politics with a combination of critical thinking (influenced by Walter Benjamin, Jacques Ranciere, Henri Lefebvre, and Achille Mbembe, among others) and readings of artistic genres (film, literature, and architecture). The coverage of cities includes,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

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