Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism book cover

    The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nathan Farrell

    This edited collection brings together scholarly works of both a theoretical and empirical nature to critically analyse the forms and functions of the contemporary celebrity activist and to examine how these intersect with the political economic structures in which celebrity activists operate.…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Contexts of Violence in Comics book cover

    Contexts of Violence in Comics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Hague, Ian Horton, Nina Mickwitz

    This book is part of a nuanced two-volume examination of the ways in which violence in comics is presented in different texts, genres, cultures and contexts. Contexts of Violence in Comics asks the reader to consider the ways in which violence and its representations may be enabled or restricted…

    Hardback – 2019-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Millennials and Media Ecology: Culture, Pedagogy, and Politics book cover

    Millennials and Media Ecology

    Culture, Pedagogy, and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Cristiano, Ahmet Atay

    Millennials and Media Ecology explores issues pertaining to millennials and digital media ecology and studies the cultural, pedagogical, and political environments such heterogeneous generation populates. The book questions whether millennials are properly understood as a heterogeneous group,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Playful Undead and Video Games: Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay book cover

    The Playful Undead and Video Games

    Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen J. Webley, Peter Zackariasson

    This book explores the central role of the zombie in contemporary popular culture as they appear in video games. Moving beyond traditional explanations of their enduring appeal – that they embody an aesthetic that combines horror with a mindless target; that lower age ratings for zombie games widen…

    Hardback – 2019-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • On Comics and Legal Aesthetics: Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing book cover

    On Comics and Legal Aesthetics

    Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Giddens

    What are the implications of comics for law? Tackling this question, On Comics and Legal Aesthetics explores the epistemological dimensions of comics and the way this once-maligned medium can help think about – and reshape – the form of law. Traversing comics, critical, and cultural legal studies,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-25
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Christianity and the Triumph of Humor: From Dante to David Javerbaum book cover

    Christianity and the Triumph of Humor

    From Dante to David Javerbaum, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Schweizer

    This book traces the development of religious comedy and leverages that history to justify today’s uses of religious humor in all of its manifestations, including irreverent jokes. It argues that regulating humor is futile and counterproductive, illustrating this point with a host of comedic…

    Hardback – 2019-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Consumer Culture, Branding and Identity in the New Russia: From Five-year Plan to 4x4 book cover

    Consumer Culture, Branding and Identity in the New Russia

    From Five-year Plan to 4x4, 1st Edition

    By Graham H.J. Roberts

    As shopping has been transformed from a chore into a major source of hedonistic pleasure, a specifically Russian consumer culture has begun to emerge that is unlike any other. This book examines the many different facets of consumption in today’s Russia, including retailing, advertising and social…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge

  • Memory, the City and the Legacy of World War II in East Central Europe: The Ghosts of Others book cover

    Memory, the City and the Legacy of World War II in East Central Europe

    The Ghosts of Others, 1st Edition

    By Uilleam Blacker

    After the Second World War, millions of people across Eastern Europe, displaced as a result of wartime destruction, deportations and redrawing of state boundaries, found themselves living in cities that were filled with the traces of the foreign cultures of the former inhabitants. In the immediate…

    Hardback – 2019-07-16
    Routledge
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate book cover

    Star Power

    American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Wright

    Are celebrity politics the spice of American public life or a pox on policy progress? This book identifies and measures the attributes of celebrities that make them well-equipped to win campaigns and yet poorly prepared to govern effectively. The framers of the U.S. Constitution worried about the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-16
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Hip Hop Versus Rap: The Politics of Droppin' Knowledge book cover

    Hip Hop Versus Rap

    The Politics of Droppin' Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Turner

    'What is the real hip hop?' 'To whom does hip hop belong?' 'For what constructive purposes can hip hop be put to use?' These are three key questions posed by hip hop activists in Hip Hop Versus Rap, which explores the politics of cultural authenticity, ownership, and uplift in London’s post-hip hop…

    Paperback – 2019-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The Good Ol’ Aussie Bloke book cover

    White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia

    The Good Ol’ Aussie Bloke, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Waling

    Spanning the disciplines of sociology, history, media and cultural studies, and popular culture, this book offers a historical exploration of Australian masculine tropes and an examination of contemporary representations of masculinity in the media. With attention to a range of thematic issues,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians book cover

    Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians

    1st Edition

    By Abigail Gardner

    Ageing and Contemporary Female Musicians focuses on ageing within contemporary popular music. It argues that context, genres, memoirs, racial politics and place all contribute to how women are 'aged' in popular music. Framing contemporary female musicians as canonical grandmothers, Rude Girls,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-11
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

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