Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Football, Fandom and Consumption book cover

    Football, Fandom and Consumption

    1st Edition

    By Oliver Brooks

    Modern football is an industry and capitalism is its engine. However, this book argues for a more nuanced understanding of contemporary football culture and the (self-)identity of football fans. Drawing on original ethnographic research conducted with fans at all levels, from international to lower…

    Hardback – 2019-02-19
    Routledge
    Critical Research in Football

  • Digital China's Informal Circuits: Platforms, Labour and Governance book cover

    Digital China's Informal Circuits

    Platforms, Labour and Governance, 1st Edition

    By Elaine Jing Zhao

    From open source cultures, piracy, to amateur media and on-demand labour, informal media activities are vibrant in circuits of cultural production, distribution, consumption and labour utilisation in China. They come in different sizes and shapes, involve multiple actors, often with transnational…

    Hardback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Neoliberalism and the Media book cover

    Neoliberalism and the Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marian Meyers

    This book examines the multiple ways that popular media mainstream and reinforce neoliberal ideology, exposing how they promote neoliberalism’s underlying ideas, values and beliefs so as to naturalize inequality, undercut democracy and contribute to the collapse of social notions of community and…

    Paperback – 2019-02-12
    Routledge

  • Transcendent Writers in Stephen King's Fiction: A Post-Jungian Analysis of the Puer Aeternus book cover

    Transcendent Writers in Stephen King's Fiction

    A Post-Jungian Analysis of the Puer Aeternus, 1st Edition

    By Joeri Pacolet

    Transcendent Writers in Stephen King’s Fiction combines a post-Jungian critical perspective of the puer aeternus. Offering new insight into King’s work, it provides reconceptualisation of the eternal youth to develop a new theory: the concept of the transcendent writer. Combining recent Jungian…

    Hardback – 2019-02-12
    Routledge
    Research in Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies

  • Music Video After MTV: Audiovisual Studies, New Media, and Popular Music book cover

    Music Video After MTV

    Audiovisual Studies, New Media, and Popular Music, 1st Edition

    By Mathias Bonde Korsgaard

    Since the 1980s, music videos have been everywhere, and today almost all of the most-viewed clips on YouTube are music videos. However, in academia, music videos do not currently share this popularity. Music Video After MTV gives music video its due academic credit by exploring the changing…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music: Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture book cover

    Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music

    Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by William I. Wolff

    This interdisciplinary volume enters the scholarly conversation about Bruce Springsteen at the moment when he has reinforced his status of global superstar and achieved the status of social critic. Covering musical and cultural developments, chapters primarily consider work Springsteen has released…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Therapeutic Worlds: Popular Psychology and the Sociocultural Organisation of Intimate Life book cover

    Therapeutic Worlds

    Popular Psychology and the Sociocultural Organisation of Intimate Life, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Nehring, Dylan Kerrigan

    This book builds a fresh perspective on therapeutic narratives of intimate life. Focusing on the question of how popular psychology organises everyday experiences of intimacy, its argument is grounded in qualitative research in Trinidad in the Anglophone Caribbean. Against the backdrop of Trinidad…

    Hardback – 2019-02-06
    Routledge
    Therapeutic Cultures

  • The Twitter Presidency: Donald J. Trump and the Politics of White Rage book cover

    The Twitter Presidency

    Donald J. Trump and the Politics of White Rage, 1st Edition

    By Brian L. Ott, Greg Dickinson

    The Twitter Presidency explores the rhetorical style of President Donald J. Trump, attending to both his general manner of speaking as well as to his preferred modality. Trump’s manner, the authors argue, reflects an aesthetics of white rage, and it is rooted in authoritarianism, narcissism, and…

    Hardback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    NCA Focus on Communication Studies

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene: Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music book cover

    Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene

    Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music, 1st Edition

    By Laura Speers

    This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop — what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies: On Refusing to be Realistic book cover

    Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies

    On Refusing to be Realistic, 1st Edition

    By John Storey

    In Radical Utopianism and Cultural Studies, John Storey looks at the concept of utopianism from a cultural studies perspective and argues that radical utopianism can awaken the political promise of cultural studies. Between the Preface and the Postscript, there are seven chapters that…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • Belligerent Broadcasting: Synthetic argument in broadcast talk book cover

    Belligerent Broadcasting

    Synthetic argument in broadcast talk, 1st Edition

    By Michael Higgins, Angela Smith

    Why is rudeness such a prominent feature of contemporary broadcasting? If broadcasting is about the enactment of sociability, then how can we account for the fact that broadcasting has become a sphere of anger, humiliation, anger, dispute and upset? And to what extent does belligerence in…

    Paperback – 2019-01-31
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Introduction to Game Analysis book cover

    Introduction to Game Analysis

    2nd Edition

    By Clara Fernández-Vara

    This accessible textbook gives students the tools they need to analyze games using strategies borrowed from textual analysis. As the field of game studies grows, videogame writing is evolving from the mere evaluation of gameplay, graphics, sound, and replayablity, to more reflective writing that…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge

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