Cultural Studies: Popular Culture

  • The World of DC Comics book cover

    The World of DC Comics

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Friedenthal

    The first sustained study of the DC Comics Multiverse, this book explores its history, meanings, and lasting influence. The multiverse is a unique exercise in world-building: a series of parallel and interactive worlds with a cohesive cosmology, developed by various creators over more than 50 years…

    Hardback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge
    Imaginary Worlds

  • The World of The Walking Dead book cover

    The World of The Walking Dead

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Freeman

    An accessible introduction to the world of The Walking Dead, this book looks across platforms and analytical frameworks to characterize the fictional world of The Walking Dead and how its audiences make use of it. From comics and television to social media, apps, and mobile games, utilizing…

    Hardback – 2019-02-25
    Routledge
    Imaginary Worlds

  • Introduction to Game Analysis book cover

    Introduction to Game Analysis

    2nd Edition

    By Clara Fernández-Vara

    This accessible textbook gives students the tools they need to analyze games using strategies borrowed from textual analysis. As the field of game studies grows, videogame writing is evolving from the mere evaluation of gameplay, graphics, sound, and replayablity, to more reflective writing that…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge

  • Digitized Lives: Culture, Power and Social Change in the Internet Era book cover

    Digitized Lives

    Culture, Power and Social Change in the Internet Era, 2nd Edition

    By T.V. Reed

    In chapters examining a broad range of issues—including sexuality, politics, education, race, gender relations, the environment and social protest movements—Digitized Lives argues that making sense of digitized culture means looking past the glossy surface of techno gear to ask deeper questions…

    Paperback – 2019-01-07
    Routledge

  • Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention book cover

    Celebrity Society

    The Struggle for Attention, 2nd Edition

    By Robert van Krieken

    On television and in films, in magazines and books, on the Internet and in the realm of politics, celebrities of all sorts seem to dominate our attention. Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention brings new perspectives to our understanding of how the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with…

    Paperback – 2018-12-18
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Celebrity book cover

    Celebrity

    1st Edition

    By Sean Redmond

    Celebrity introduces the key terms and concepts, dilemmas and issues that are central to the study and critical understanding of celebrity. Drawing on two dynamic models from two different modes of enquiry – the circuit of celebrity culture and the circuit of celebrity affect – this book explores…

    Paperback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • 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

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction book cover

    Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

    An Introduction, 8th Edition

    By John Storey

    In this eighth edition of his award-winning Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Charles Krinsky

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics offers a comprehensive assemblage of cutting-edge critical and theoretical perspectives on the concept of moral panic. All chapters represent original research by many of the most influential theorists and researchers now working in the area of moral…

    Paperback – 2018-01-19
    Routledge

  • Introducing Japanese Popular Culture book cover

    Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alisa Freedman, Toby Slade

    Specifically designed for use on a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook offering an up-to-date overview of a wide variety of media forms. It uses particular case studies as a way into examining the broader themes in Japanese…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Olu Jenzen, Sally R. Munt

    Despite the much vaunted ’end of religion’ and the growth of secularism, people are engaging like never before in their own ’spiritualities of life’. Across the West, paranormal belief is on the rise. The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures brings together the work of international…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge

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