Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • Race and Popular Fantasy Literature: Habits of Whiteness book cover

    Race and Popular Fantasy Literature

    Habits of Whiteness, 1st Edition

    By Helen Young

    This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • World Cinema: A Critical Introduction book cover

    World Cinema

    A Critical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Shekhar Deshpande, Meta Mazaj

    World Cinema: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to film industries across the globe. From the 1980s onwards, new technologies and increased globalization have radically altered the landscape in which films are distributed and exhibited. Films are made from…

    Paperback – 2018-02-09
    Routledge

  • Celebrity Fans and Their Consumer Behaviour: Autoethnographic Insights into the Life of a Fan book cover

    Celebrity Fans and Their Consumer Behaviour

    Autoethnographic Insights into the Life of a Fan, 1st Edition

    By Markus Wohlfeil

    Ever since the dawn of the Hollywood star system in the early 1920s, consumers have been fascinated by film stars and other celebrities and their seemingly glamorous private lives. The public demand for celebrities has become so pervasive that it is arguably an essential element of our everyday…

    Hardback – 2018-02-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fabienne Darling-Wolf

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media is a comprehensive study of the key contemporary issues and scholarly discussions around Japanese media. Covering a wide variety of forms and types from newspapers, television and fi lm, to music, manga and social media, this book examines the role of the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge

  • The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature book cover

    The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature

    1st Edition

    By Lorna Piatti-Farnell

    Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, offering a comprehensive critical analysis of vampires…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature book cover

    Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature

    1st Edition

    By Blanka Grzegorczyk

    This book considers how contemporary British children’s books engage with some of the major cultural debates of recent years, and how they resonate with the current preoccupations and tastes of the white mainstream British reading public. A central assumption of this volume is that Britain’s…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Serialization in Popular Culture book cover

    Serialization in Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rob Allen, Thijs van den Berg

    From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of serialization, as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, viewers, and gamers.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Comics and the Senses: A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels book cover

    Comics and the Senses

    A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels, 1st Edition

    By Ian Hague

    Attempts to define what comics are and explain how they work have not always been successful because they are premised upon the idea that comic strips, comic books and graphic novels are inherently and almost exclusively visual. This book challenges that premise, and asserts that comics is not just…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel book cover

    Reading the Adolescent Romance

    Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel, 1st Edition

    By Amy Pattee

    Reading the Adolescent Romance provides an exhaustive study of the developments in young adult literature since the 1980s with a focus on Francine Pascal’s "Sweet Valley High" series, which has become a cultural and literary touchstone for both fans and critics of the novels. Pattee carefully…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Party Hegemony and Entrepreneurial Power in China: Institutional Change in the Film and Music Industries book cover

    Party Hegemony and Entrepreneurial Power in China

    Institutional Change in the Film and Music Industries, 1st Edition

    By Elena Meyer-Clement

    Economic liberalisation processes and the rapid development of the private sector are widely visible signs of over thirty years of reform policies in the People’s Republic of China. Nevertheless, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has managed to preserve the basic political institutions of the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The Influence of Girl Culture book cover

    International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

    The Influence of Girl Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Masami Toku

    This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everyday book cover

    Popular Culture in Africa

    The Episteme of the Everyday, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanie Newell, Onookome Okome

    This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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