Cultural Studies: Subcultures

  • The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing: Subjugated Knowledges book cover

    The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing

    Subjugated Knowledges, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Lowndes

    This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. Through secondary research, observation and original interviews, each chapter details the peak period of a city’s…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Role-Playing Game Studies: A Transmedia Approach book cover

    Role-Playing Game Studies

    A Transmedia Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sebastian Deterding, José Zagal

    This handbook collects, for the first time, the state of research on role-playing games (RPGs) across disciplines, cultures, and media in a single, accessible volume. Collaboratively authored by more than 50 key scholars, it traces the history of RPGs, from wargaming precursors…

    Paperback – 2018-04-18
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Digital Writing and Rhetoric book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Digital Writing and Rhetoric

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Alexander, Jacqueline Rhodes

    This handbook brings together scholars from around the globe who here contribute to ourunderstanding of how digital rhetoric is changing the landscape of writing. Increasingly, all of usmust navigate networks of information, compose not just with computers but an array ofmobile devices,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Communication Studies

  • The Subcultural Imagination: Theory, Research and Reflexivity in Contemporary Youth Cultures book cover

    The Subcultural Imagination

    Theory, Research and Reflexivity in Contemporary Youth Cultures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shane Blackman, Michelle Kempson

    The Subcultural Imagination discusses young adults in subcultures and examines how sociologists use qualitative research methods to study them. Through the application of the ideas of C. Wright Mills to the development of theory-reflexive ethnography, this book analyses the experiences of young…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09
    Routledge
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • Understanding Counterplay in Video Games book cover

    Understanding Counterplay in Video Games

    1st Edition

    By Alan F. Meades

    This book offers insight into one of the most problematic and universal issues within multiplayer videogames: antisocial and oppositional play forms such as cheating, player harassment, the use of exploits, illicit game modifications, and system hacking, known collectively as counterplay. Using…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The Influence of Girl Culture book cover

    International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

    The Influence of Girl Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Masami Toku

    This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Video Games and Social Competence book cover

    Video Games and Social Competence

    1st Edition

    By Rachel Kowert

    Despite their popularity, online video games have been met with suspicion by the popular media and academic community. In particular, there is a growing concern that online video game play may be associated with deficits in social functioning. Due to a lack of empirical consistency, the debate…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • The Dark Side of Game Play: Controversial Issues in Playful Environments book cover

    The Dark Side of Game Play

    Controversial Issues in Playful Environments, 1st Edition

    Edited by Torill Elvira Mortensen, Jonas Linderoth, Ashley ML Brown

    Games allow players to experiment and play with subject positions, values and moral choice. In game worlds players can take on the role of antagonists; they allow us to play with behaviour that would be offensive, illegal or immoral if it happened outside of the game sphere. While contemporary…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages book cover

    Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel T. Kline

    Digital gaming’s cultural significance is often minimized much in the same way that the Middle Ages are discounted as the backward and childish precursor to the modern period. Digital Gaming Reimagines the Middle Ages challenges both perceptions by examining how the Middle Ages have persisted into…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Media and New Religions in Japan book cover

    Media and New Religions in Japan

    1st Edition

    By Erica Baffelli

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781135117849, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative 4.0 license. Japanese "new religions" (shinshūkyō) have used various media forms for training, communicating with…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Fan Identities and Practices in Context: Dedicated to Music book cover

    Fan Identities and Practices in Context

    Dedicated to Music, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Duffett

    Popular music is not simply a series of musicians, moments, genres or recordings. Audiences matter; and the most ardent audience members are the fans. To be a fan is to feel a connection with music. The study of fandom has begun to emerge as a vital strand of academic research, one that offers a…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge

  • How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics book cover

    How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By Wes Hill

    Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge

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