Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Pedagogy, Image Practices, and Contested Corporealities book cover

    Pedagogy, Image Practices, and Contested Corporealities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Brophy, Janice Hladki

    This volume focuses on popular film, television, and online representations of contested corporealities and contributes to visual culture studies, disability studies, critical pedagogy, and medical humanities. Emphasizing unruly embodiments that transgress and transform, the volume conceptualizes…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge

  • Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality: From popular culture to religion book cover

    Fiction, Invention and Hyper-reality

    From popular culture to religion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carole M. Cusack, Pavol Kosnáč

    The twentieth century was a period of rapid change for religion. Secularisation resulted in a dramatic fall in church attendance in the West, and the 1950s and 1960s saw the introduction of new religions including the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), the Church of…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

  • Celebrity Audiences book cover

    Celebrity Audiences

    1st Edition

    Edited by Su Holmes, Sarah Ralph, Martin Barker

    The study of audience relations with star / celebrity culture has often been marginalised in Star/Celebrity Studies. This book brings together new research which explores a range of audience encounters with celebrities, moving across social media, royal weddings, national identity to questions of…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

  • Addictive Consumption: Capitalism, Modernity and Excess book cover

    Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess, 1st Edition

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book, Gerda Reith explores key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption. Drawing on the ideas of Foucault, Marx and Bataille, amongst others, she investigates the ways that understandings of ‘the problems of consumption’ change over time, and asks what these changes…

    Paperback – 2018-09-14
    Routledge

  • The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader: Popular Texts and the Practices of Reading book cover

    The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader

    Popular Texts and the Practices of Reading, 1st Edition

    By Helen Cousins

    Edited by Jenni Ramone

    In January 2004, daytime television presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan launched their book club and sparked debate about the way people in Britain, from the general reader to publishers to the literati, thought about books and reading. The Richard & Judy Book Club Reader brings together…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • The Anxiety of Ascent: Middle-Class Narratives in Germany and America book cover

    The Anxiety of Ascent

    Middle-Class Narratives in Germany and America, 1st Edition

    By Scott Doidge

    This intriguing book re-evaluates a narrative of cultural decline that developed in the wake of Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. For Weber, and a group of influential sociologists that followed, Western modernity is marked by growing disenchantment with the beliefs and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31
    Routledge
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Chinese Entertainment book cover

    Chinese Entertainment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kwok-Bun Chan

    Scholarly studies of Chinese culture, history and society, both within and outside of China, generally pay little attention to leisure, entertainment and amusement, though it has long been known that this aspect of life gives a deep understanding of the psyche and soul, and the hopes and fears, of…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge

  • Inside Reality TV: Producing Race, Gender, and Sexuality on

    Inside Reality TV

    Producing Race, Gender, and Sexuality on "Big Brother", 1st Edition

    By Ragan Fox

    In the summer of 2010, Ragan Fox was one of twelve people selected to participate in the twelfth season of CBS's reality program Big Brother. Offering a rare, autobiographical, and behind-the-scenes peek behind Big Brother's theatrical curtain, Fox provides a scholarly account of the show's casting…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15
    Routledge

  • North Korean Graphic Novels: Seduction of the Innocent? book cover

    North Korean Graphic Novels

    Seduction of the Innocent?, 1st Edition

    By Martin Petersen

    Graphic novels (kurimchaek) are a major art form in North Korea, produced by agents of the regime to set out its vision in a range of important areas. This book provides an analysis of North Korean graphic novels, discussing the ideals they promote and the tensions within those ideals, and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Mediating Sexual Citizenship: Neoliberal Subjectivities in Television Culture book cover

    Mediating Sexual Citizenship

    Neoliberal Subjectivities in Television Culture, 1st Edition

    By Anita Brady, Kellie Burns, Cristyn Davies

    Mediating Sexual Citizenship considers how the neoliberal imperatives of adaptation, improvement and transformation that inform the shifting artistic and industrial landscape of television are increasingly indexed to performed disruptions in the norms of sexuality and gender. Drawing on examples…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption

    1st Edition

    Edited by Russell W. Belk, Rosa Llamas

    The first generation that has grown up in a digital world is now in our university classrooms. They, their teachers and their parents have been fundamentally affected by the digitization of text, images, sound, objects and signals. They interact socially, play games, shop, read, write, work,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • The Education of Black Males in a 'Post-Racial' World book cover

    The Education of Black Males in a 'Post-Racial' World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony L. Brown, Jamel K. Donnor

    The Education of Black Males in a ‘Post-Racial’ World examines the varied structural and discursive contexts of race, masculinities and class that shape the educational and social lives of Black males. The contributing authors take direct aim at the current discourses that construct Black males as…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge

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