Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • 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

  • Self-(re)presentation now book cover

    Self-(re)presentation now

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nancy Thumim

    Questions of presentation and representation of individuals, groups, and communities have become key sites of struggle, as evidenced by the battles in both physical and digital spaces – battles which have also thrown the roles of digital affordances, systems, industries, and structures into relief.…

    Hardback – 2018-11-29
    Routledge

  • DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes book cover

    DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andy Bennett, Paula Guerra

    This volume examines the global influence and impact of DIY cultural practice as this informs the production, performance and consumption of underground music in different parts of the world. The book brings together a series of original studies of DIY musical activities in Europe, North and South…

    Hardback – 2018-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Reckoning with the Past: Family Historiographies in Postcolonial Australian Literature book cover

    Reckoning with the Past

    Family Historiographies in Postcolonial Australian Literature, 1st Edition

    By Ashley Barnwell, Joseph Cummins

    This is the first book to examine how Australian fiction writers draw on family histories to reckon with the nation’s colonial past. Located at the intersection of literature, history, and sociology, it explores the relationships between family storytelling, memory, and postcolonial identity. With…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26
    Routledge
    Memory Studies: Global Constellations

  • Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation book cover

    Superhero Bodies

    Identity, Materiality, Transformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wendy Haslem, Elizabeth MacFarlane, Sarah Richardson

    Throughout the history of the genre, the superhero has been characterised primarily by physical transformation and physical difference. Superhero Bodies: Identity, Materiality, Transformation explores the transformation of the superhero body across multiple media forms including comics, film,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Popularizing Japanese TV: The Cultural, Economic, and Emotional Dimensions of Infotainment Discourse book cover

    Popularizing Japanese TV

    The Cultural, Economic, and Emotional Dimensions of Infotainment Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Hakan Ergül

    Over the past years, the view has emerged that Japanese TV is dominated by an infotainment mode of discourse. The book extends this view, detailing and interpreting the cultural, economic, and emotional dimensions of this communication phenomenon from an ethnographic perspective. It examines the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-14
    Routledge
    Cultural Discourse Studies Series

  • Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development: On Atmospheres, Affects, and Environments book cover

    Cinematic Tourist Mobilities and the Plight of Development

    On Atmospheres, Affects, and Environments, 1st Edition

    By Rodanthi Tzanelli

    It is said that movies have encroached upon social realities creating tourism enclaves based on distortions of history and heritage, or simulations that disregard both. What localities and nation-states value are discarded, suppressed, or modified beyond recognition in neoliberal markets; thus…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Bull

    The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies is an extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Experts from a variety of disciplines within sound studies…

    Hardback – 2018-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Laura Grindstaff, Ming-Cheng M. Lo, John R. Hall

    The thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides an unparalleled overview of sociological and related scholarship on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With 70 essays written by scholars from around the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Idol Worship in Chinese Society: A Psychological Approach book cover

    Idol Worship in Chinese Society

    A Psychological Approach, 1st Edition

    By Xiaodong Yue, Chau-kiu Cheung

    This book introduces psychosocial studies of idol worship in Chinese societies. It reviews how idol worship is perceived in Chinese culture, history, and philosophy as well as how it differs from the concept of celebrity worship that is more dominant in Western literature. Using a pioneering…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

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