Cultural Studies: Subcultures

  • US Youth Films and Popular Music

    Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency

    By Tim McNelis

    This book brings theory from popular music studies to an examination of identity and agency in youth films while building on, and complementing, film studies literature concerned with genre, identity, and representation. McNelis includes case studies of Hollywood and independent US youth films that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Global Metal Music and Culture

    Current Directions in Metal Studies

    Edited by Andy R. Brown, Karl Spracklen, Keith Kahn-Harris, Niall Scott

    This book defines the key ideas, scholarly debates, and research activities that have contributed to the formation of the international and interdisciplinary field of Metal Studies. Drawing on insights from a wide range of disciplines including popular music, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Queercore

    Queer Punk Media Subculture

    By Curran Nault

    This book is a scholarly exploration of queercore, a transnational media subculture that stands in opposition to the homophobia of mainline punk and the sexual politics and assimilationist tendencies of dominant gay and lesbian society. Through archival research, interviews with queercore…

    Hardback – 2017-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • New Perspectives on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming

    Multiplayer 2

    Edited by Rachel Kowert, Thorsten Quandt

    Expanding on the work in the volume Multiplayer, this new book explores several other areas related to social gaming in detail. The aim is to go beyond a typical "edited book" concept, and offer a very concise volume with several focal points that are most relevant for the current debate about…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Fans and Videogames

    Histories, Fandom, Archives

    Edited by Melanie Swalwell, Angela Ndalianis, Helen Stuckey

    In order to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. Gamers make literal the theoretical concept that Roland Barthes and Julia Kristeva defined four decades ago: they are active creators in generating meaning; they…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Football and Accelerated Culture

    This Modern Sporting Life

    By Steve Redhead

    In Football and Accelerated Culture, Steve Redhead offers a new and challenging theorisation of global football culture, exploring the relationship between sport and culture in a rapidly shifting world. Incorporating cutting-edge concepts, from accelerated culture and claustropolitanism to…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • The Culture of Digital Fighting Games

    Performance and Practice

    By Todd Harper

    This book examines the complex network of influences that collide in the culture of digital fighting games. Players from all over the world engage in competitive combat with one another, forming communities in both real and virtual spaces, attending tournaments and battling online via…

    Paperback – 2017-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Revisiting Imaginary Worlds

    A Subcreation Studies Anthology

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    The concept of world and the practice of world creation have been with us since antiquity, but they are now achieving unequalled prominence. In this timely anthology of subcreation studies, an international roster of contributors come together to examine the rise and structure of worlds, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22
    Routledge

  • Children and Media in India

    Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change

    By Shakuntala Banaji

    Is the bicycle, like the loudspeaker, a medium of communication in India? Do Indian children need trade unions as much as they need schools? What would you do with a mobile phone if all your friends were playing tag in the rain or watching Indian Idol? Children and Media in India illuminates the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • Punk Rock and the Politics of Place

    Building a Better Tomorrow

    By Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl

    This book is an ethnographic investigation of punk subculture as well as a treatise on the importance of place: a location with both physical form and cultural meaning. Rather than examining punk as a "sound" or a "style" as many previous works have done, it investigates the places that the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness

    Edited by Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Julia Leyda, Anthony P. McIntyre, Diane Negra

    Cuteness is one of the most culturally pervasive aesthetics of the new millennium and its rapid social proliferation suggests that the affective responses it provokes find particular purchase in a contemporary era marked by intensive media saturation and spreading economic precarity. Rejecting…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society

    Edited by Youna Kim

    The Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource that explores the formation and transformation of Korean culture and society. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview on key topics, including: compressed modernity,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge

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