Cultural Studies: Subcultures

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

    Fans and Videogames

    Histories, Fandom, Archives, 1st Edition

    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 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, 1st Edition

    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 Advances in Game Studies

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

    Football and Accelerated Culture

    This Modern Sporting Life, 1st Edition

    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 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, 1st Edition

    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 Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Revisiting Imaginary Worlds: A Subcreation Studies Anthology book cover

    Revisiting Imaginary Worlds

    A Subcreation Studies Anthology, 1st Edition

    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

  • Punk Rock and the Politics of Place: Building a Better Tomorrow book cover

    Punk Rock and the Politics of Place

    Building a Better Tomorrow, 1st Edition

    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 Advances in Sociology

  • The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness book cover

    The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness

    1st Edition

    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 Handbook of Korean Culture and Society book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society

    1st Edition

    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

  • Being Bengali: At Home and in the World book cover

    Being Bengali

    At Home and in the World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mridula Nath Chakraborty

    Bengal has long been one of the key centres of civilisation and culture in the Indian subcontinent. However, Bengali identity – "Bengaliness" – is complicated by its long history of evolution, the fact that Bengal is now divided between India and Bangladesh, and by virtue of a very large…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Punk in Russia: Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic” book cover

    Punk in Russia

    Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic”, 1st Edition

    By Ivan Gololobov, Hilary Pilkington, Yngvar B Steinholt

    Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide and is poised to extend and mutate even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have an impact and to shock is well illustrated by the state response to activist collective…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture book cover

    Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Koichi Iwabuchi, Eva Tsai, Chris Berry

    Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28

  • The Creative Underground: Art, Politics and Everyday Life book cover

    The Creative Underground

    Art, Politics and Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    By Paul Clements

    Paul Clements champions the creative underground and expressions of difference through visionary avant-garde and resistant ideas. This is represented by an admixture of utopian literature, manifestos and lifestyles which challenge normality and attempt to reinvent society, as practiced for example,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-10
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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