Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • (Inter)Facing Death: Life in Global Uncertainty book cover

    (Inter)Facing Death

    Life in Global Uncertainty, 1st Edition

    By Sam Han

    In modern times, death is understood to have undergone a transformation not unlike religion. Whereas in the past it was out in the open, it now resides mostly in specialized spaces of sequestration—funeral homes, hospitals and other medical facilities. A mainstay in so-called traditional societies…

    Paperback – 2019-11-04 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Borgia Family: Rumor and Representation book cover

    The Borgia Family

    Rumor and Representation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Mara DeSilva

    The Borgia Family: Rumor and Representation explores the historical and cultural structures that underpin the early modern Borgia family, their notoriety, and persistence and reinvention in the popular imagination. The book balances studies focusing on early modern observations of the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Re-Covering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form book cover

    Re-Covering Modernism

    Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form, 1st Edition

    By David M Earle

    In the first half of the twentieth century, modernist works appeared not only in obscure little magazines and books published by tiny exclusive presses but also in literary reprint magazines of the 1920s, tawdry pulp magazines of the 1930s, and lurid paperbacks of the 1940s. In his nuanced…

    Paperback – 2019-10-24
    Routledge

  • Defining National Heritage: The National Trust from Open Spaces to Popular Culture book cover

    Defining National Heritage

    The National Trust from Open Spaces to Popular Culture, 1st Edition

    By Leslie G. Cintron

    As the largest non-governmental preservation association in the world, the National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (the National Trust) is arguably one of the most influential organizations of its kind. As such, it provides particularly useful case studies for examining the process…

    Hardback – 2019-10-18
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • HBO’s Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power book cover

    HBO’s Original Voices

    Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria McCollum, Giuliana Monteverde

    This book constitutes the first major exploration of HBO's current programming, examined in the context of the transformation of American television and global society. With studies of well-known shows such as Game of Thrones, Girls, Insecure, Looking, Silicon Valley, The Comeback, The Leftovers,…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • American Pie: The Anatomy of Vulgar Teen Comedy book cover

    American Pie

    The Anatomy of Vulgar Teen Comedy, 1st Edition

    By Bill Osgerby

    American Pie represents the most commercially successful example of the vulgar teen comedy, and this book analyses the film's development, audience-appeal and cultural significance. American Pie (1999) is a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – the vulgar teen comedy.…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Halloween: Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up book cover

    Halloween

    Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up, 1st Edition

    By Mark Bernard

    This book argues that Halloween need not be the first nor the most influential youth slasher film for it to hold a special place in the history of youth cinema. John Carpenter’s 1978 horror hit was once considered the be-all, end-all of teen slasher cinema and was regarded as the first, the best,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Cultural Politics of Men’s Identity: Literacies of Masculinity book cover

    Gender, Sexuality, and the Cultural Politics of Men’s Identity

    Literacies of Masculinity, 1st Edition

    By Robert Mundy, Harry Denny

    This book considers mass media and contemporary cultural trends to examine masculinity at a point of unprecedented change. While sexual and gender politics have always been fraught, the long unexamined privilege associated with masculinity is now subject to intense scrutiny marked by a host of…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • The Beloved Does Not Bite: Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them book cover

    The Beloved Does Not Bite

    Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them, 1st Edition

    By Debra Dudek

    In this new monograph, author Debra Dudek defines a new era of vampire texts in which vampires have moved from their iconic dark, feared, often seductive figure lingering in alleys, to the beloved and morally sensitive vampire winning the affections of teen protagonists throughout pop culture.…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality book cover

    The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality

    1st Edition

    By Leighton Evans

    In this short book, Evans interrogates the implications of VR’s re-emergence into the media mainstream, critiquing the notion of a VR revolution by analysing the development and ownership of VR companies while also exploring the possibilities of immersion in VR and the importance of immersion in…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • Hollywood Musicals book cover

    Hollywood Musicals

    1st Edition

    By Steven Cohan

    Hollywood Musicals offers an insightful account of a genre that was once a mainstay of twentieth-century film production and continues to draw audiences today. What is a film musical? How do musicals work, formally and culturally? Why have they endured since the introduction of sound in the late…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Film Guidebooks

  • Migration in Performance: Crossing the Colonial Present book cover

    Migration in Performance

    Crossing the Colonial Present, 1st Edition

    By Caleb Johnston, Geraldine Pratt

    This book follows the travels of Nanay, a testimonial theatre play developed from research with migrant domestic workers in Canada, as it was recreated and restaged in different places around the globe. This work examines how Canadian migration policy is embedded across and within histories of…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

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