Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Critical Encounters with Immersive Storytelling book cover

    Critical Encounters with Immersive Storytelling

    1st Edition

    By Alke Gröppel-Wegener, Jenny Kidd

    A uniquely interdisciplinary look at storytelling in digital, analogue, and hybridised contexts, this book traces different ways stories are experienced in our contemporary mediascape. It uses an engaging range of current examples to explore interactive and immersive narratives. Critical Encounters…

    Hardback – 2019-01-21
    Routledge

  • Streaming Music: Practices, Media, Cultures book cover

    Streaming Music

    Practices, Media, Cultures, 1st Edition

    By Sofia Johansson, Ann Werner, Patrik Åker, Greg Goldenzwaig

    Streaming Music examines how the Internet has become integrated in contemporary music use, by focusing on streaming as a practice and a technology for music consumption. The backdrop to this enquiry is the digitization of society and culture, where the music industry has undergone profound…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • State Propaganda in China’s Entertainment Industry book cover

    State Propaganda in China’s Entertainment Industry

    1st Edition

    By Shenshen Cai

    Most current research on the evolution of China’s propaganda discourse only touches upon recent variations of official propaganda rhetoric grounded in popular media. Here, the research is extended by tapping into the most recently released popular cultural media narratives such as online…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10
    Routledge

  • Japanese Popular Culture and Contents Tourism book cover

    Japanese Popular Culture and Contents Tourism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Philip A. Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura

    Contents tourism is tourism induced by the contents (narratives, characters, locations and other creative elements) of films, novels, games, manga, anime, television dramas and other forms of popular culture. Amidst the boom in global interest in Japanese popular culture, the utilization of popular…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Digitized Lives: Culture, Power and Social Change in the Internet Era book cover

    Digitized Lives

    Culture, Power and Social Change in the Internet Era, 2nd Edition

    By T.V. Reed

    In chapters examining a broad range of issues—including sexuality, politics, education, race, gender relations, the environment and social protest movements—Digitized Lives argues that making sense of digitized culture means looking past the glossy surface of techno gear to ask deeper questions…

    Paperback – 2019-01-07
    Routledge

  • Cultural Diplomacy: Beyond the National Interest? book cover

    Cultural Diplomacy: Beyond the National Interest?

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ien Ang, Yudhishthir Raj Isar, Phillip Mar

    Cultural Diplomacy: Beyond the National Interest? is the first book bringing together, from the perspective of the cultural disciplines, scholarship that locates contemporary cultural diplomacy practices within their social, political, and ideological contexts, while examining the different forces…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge

  • Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality book cover

    Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, Ronald L. Jackson II

    Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press: Framing Dissent book cover

    Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press

    Framing Dissent, 1st Edition

    By Sarah J. Jackson

    Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception in the public sphere. This book focuses on the way the mainstream and black press have…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention book cover

    Celebrity Society

    The Struggle for Attention, 2nd Edition

    By Robert van Krieken

    On television and in films, in magazines and books, on the Internet and in the realm of politics, celebrities of all sorts seem to dominate our attention. Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention brings new perspectives to our understanding of how the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with…

    Paperback – 2018-12-18
    Routledge

  • Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity: The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus book cover

    Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity

    The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey A. Brown

    Concentrating primarily on contemporary depictions of Batman in the comic books, this book analyzes why Batman is so immensely popular right now in America and globally, and how the fictional Dark Knight reveals both new cultural concerns and longstanding beliefs about American values. The…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Unplugging Popular Culture: Reconsidering Analog Technology, Materiality, and the “Digital Native

    Unplugging Popular Culture

    Reconsidering Analog Technology, Materiality, and the “Digital Native", 1st Edition

    By K. Shannon Howard

    Unplugging Popular Culture showcases youth and young adult characters from film and television who defy the stereotype of the "digital native" who acts as an unquestioning devotee to screened technologies like the smartphone. In this study, unplugged tools, or non-digital tools, do not necessitate…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader book cover

    Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

    A Reader, 5th Edition

    Edited by John Storey

    The fifth edition of John Storey’s successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: A Reader is an essential companion volume to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, now in its eighth edition. The reader offers students the opportunity to experience first-hand the theorists and…

    Paperback – 2018-12-10
    Routledge

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