Cultural Studies: Subcultures

  • Sexuality in Role-Playing Games book cover

    Sexuality in Role-Playing Games

    By Ashley ML Brown

    Role-playing games offer a chance to pretend, make believe, and share fantasy. They often invoke heavy themes into their game play: morality, violence, politics, spirituality, or sexuality. Although interesting moral debates perennially appear in the media and academia concerning the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Hispanic Marketing: The Power of the New Latino Consumer book cover

    Hispanic Marketing

    The Power of the New Latino Consumer, 3rd Edition

    By Felipe Korzenny, Betty Ann Korzenny, Sindy Chapa

    Hispanic Marketing: The Power of the New Latino Consumer focuses on using cultural insights to connect with Latino consumers. Now in its third edition, the book provides marketers with the skills necessary to perform useful Hispanic market analysis and thus develop effective integrated marketing…

    Paperback – 2017-06-08 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society

    Edited by Kevin Latham

    Offers an overview of contemporary Chinese social and cultural issues including gender and family, religion and ethnicity, social stratification, urban life, popular culture and media. Will be of interest to students and scholars of China across a range of disciplines including anthropology,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge

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

    Hip Hop Versus Rap

    The Politics of Droppin' Knowledge

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-05-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • US Youth Films and Popular Music: Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency book cover

    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 book cover

    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

  • Fans and Videogames: Histories, Fandom, Archives book cover

    Fans and Videogames

    Histories, Fandom, Archives

    Edited by Melanie Swalwell, Angela Ndalianis, Helen Stuckey

    This anthology addresses videogames long history of fandom, and fans’ important role in game history and preservation. In order to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. Gamers are active creators in generating…

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

  • New Perspectives on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming: Multiplayer 2 book cover

    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 – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Football and Accelerated Culture: This Modern Sporting Life book cover

    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 – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • The Culture of Digital Fighting Games: Performance and Practice book cover

    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 – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Revisiting Imaginary Worlds: A Subcreation Studies Anthology book cover

    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 book cover

    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

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