Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Digital Media, Cultural Production and Speculative Capitalism book cover

    Digital Media, Cultural Production and Speculative Capitalism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Freya Schiwy, Alessandro Fornazzari

    This collection of essays explores the interfaces between new information technologies and their impact on contemporary culture, and recent transformations in capitalist production. From a transnational frame, the essays investigate some of the key facets of contemporary global capitalism: the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10

  • Amateurism in British Sport: It Matters Not Who Won or Lost? book cover

    Amateurism in British Sport

    It Matters Not Who Won or Lost?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dilwyn Porter, Stephen Wagg

    The ideal of the amateur competitor, playing the game for love and, unlike the professional, totally untainted by commerce, has become embedded in many accounts of the development of modern sport. It has proved influential not least because it has underpinned a pervasive impression of…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10

  • Media History and the Archive book cover

    Media History and the Archive

    1st Edition

    Edited by Craig Robertson

    By the time readers encounter academic history in the form of books and articles, all that tends to be left of an author’s direct experience with archives is pages of endnotes. Whether intentionally or not, archives have until recently been largely thought of as discrete collections of documents,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07

  • East Asia Beyond the History Wars: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence book cover

    East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence, 1st Edition

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Asia's Transformations

  • Production & Consumption of Music book cover

    Production & Consumption of Music

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Bradshaw, Avi Shankar

    This collection considers music within the spheres of production and consumption and pulls together an interdisciplinary collection of music studies from around the world, ranging from an ethnomusicological analysis of the condition of Tibetan music and its role within the Chinese state, the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

  • Assembling Culture book cover

    Assembling Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Bennett, Chris Healy

    If the social does not exist as a special domain but, in Bruno Latour’s words, as ‘a peculiar movement of re-association and reassembling’, what implications does this have for how ‘the cultural’ might best be conceived? What new ways of thinking the relations between culture, the economy and the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

  • Border Dialogues (Routledge Revivals): Journeys in Postmodernity book cover

    Border Dialogues (Routledge Revivals)

    Journeys in Postmodernity, 1st Edition

    By Iain Chambers

    First published in 1990, Border Dialogues explores some of the territories of contemporary culture, philosophy and criticism. It touches on arguments surrounding Nietzsche and Italian ‘weak thought’, the mysteries of being ‘British’, and with more immediate concerns such as computers, fashion,…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge Revivals

  • Artificial Culture: Identity, Technology, and Bodies book cover

    Artificial Culture

    Identity, Technology, and Bodies, 1st Edition

    By Tama Leaver

    Artificial Culture is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of "the artificial" in contemporary popular cultural texts, especially science fiction films and novels. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Transforming Images: Screens, affect, futures book cover

    Transforming Images

    Screens, affect, futures, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Coleman

    Contemporary social and cultural life is increasingly organised around a logic of self-transformation, where changing the body is seen as key. Transforming Images examines how the future functions within this transformative logic to indicate the potential of a materially better time. The book…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    International Library of Sociology

  • The Cultural Politics of Europe: European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s book cover

    The Cultural Politics of Europe

    European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kiran Klaus Patel

    Culture is one of the most complex and contested fields of European integration. This book analyzes EU cultural politics since their emergence in the 1980s with a particular focus on the European Capital of Culture program, the flagship of EU cultural policy. It discusses both the central as well…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

  • Street Art, Public City: Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination book cover

    Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15

  • Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States book cover

    Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States

    1st Edition

    By Olena Nikolayenko

    The political outlook of young people in the countries of the former Soviet Union is crucial to their countries’ future political development. This is particularly relevant now as the first generation without firsthand experience of communism at first hand is approaching adulthood. Based on…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

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