• 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,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics: Queer Economies of Dirt, Dust and Patina book cover

    The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics

    Queer Economies of Dirt, Dust and Patina, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Franziska Bergmann, Georg Vogt

    "Camp" is often associated with glamour, surfaces and an ostentatious display of chic, but as these authors argue, there is an underside to it that has often gone unnoticed: camp’s simultaneous investment in dirt, vulgarity, the discarded and rejected, the abject. This book explores how camp…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Modern Superhero in Film and Television: Popular Genre and American Culture book cover

    The Modern Superhero in Film and Television

    Popular Genre and American Culture, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey A. Brown

    Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • On The Origins of Self-Service book cover

    On The Origins of Self-Service

    1st Edition

    By Franck Cochoy

    Most marketing scholars implicitly consider independent merchants as conservative and passive actors, and study the modernization of retailing via department stores, chains and supermarkets. In this innovative study, Franck Cochoy challenges this perspective and takes a close look at the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities: Literary Retrofuturisms, Media Archaeologies, Alternate Histories book cover

    Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities

    Literary Retrofuturisms, Media Archaeologies, Alternate Histories, 1st Edition

    By Roger Whitson

    Steampunk is more than a fandom, a literary genre, or an aesthetic. It is a research methodology turning history inside out to search for alternatives to the progressive technological boosterism sold to us by Silicon Valley. This book turns to steampunk's quirky temporalities to embrace diverse…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television book cover

    Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jorge Marí

    This critical anthology sets out to explore the boom that horror cinema and TV productions have experienced in Spain in the past two decades. It uses a range of critical and theoretical perspectives to examine a broad variety of films and filmmakers, such as works by Alejandro Amenábar, Álex de la…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Materiality of Love: Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice book cover

    The Materiality of Love

    Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Malinowska, Michael Gratzke

    Drawing on love studies and research in material cultures, this book seeks to re-examine love through materiality studies, especially their recent incarnations, new materialism and object-oriented philosophy, to spark a debate on the relationship between love, objects and forms of materializing…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Trauma Graphic Novel book cover

    The Trauma Graphic Novel

    1st Edition

    By Andrés Romero-Jódar

    The end of the twentieth century and the turn of the new millennium witnessed an unprecedented flood of traumatic narratives and testimonies of suffering in literature and the arts. Graphic novels, free at last from long decades of stern censorship, helped explore these topics by developing a new…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • SHAKESPEARE�S HAMLET IN AN ERA OF TEXTUAL EXHAUSTION book cover

    SHAKESPEARE�S HAMLET IN AN ERA OF TEXTUAL EXHAUSTION

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sonya Freeman Loftis, Allison Kellar, Lisa Ulevich

    "Post-Hamlet: Shakespeare in an Era of Textual Exhaustion" examines how postmodern audiences continue to reengage with Hamlet in spite of our culture’s oversaturation with this most canonical of texts. Combining adaptation theory and performance theory with examinations of avant-garde performances…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lori Lopez, Vincent Pham

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media offers readers a comprehensive examination of the way that Asian Americans have engaged with media, from the long history of Asian American actors and stories that have been featured in mainstream film and television, to the birth and development of a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Secret Origins of Comics Studies book cover

    The Secret Origins of Comics Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Smith, Randy Duncan

    In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, today’s leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Videogames, Identity and Digital Subjectivity book cover

    Videogames, Identity and Digital Subjectivity

    1st Edition

    By Rob Gallagher

    This book argues that games offer a means of coming to terms with a world that is being transformed by digital technologies. As blends of software and fiction, videogames are uniquely capable of representing and exploring the effects of digitization on day-to-day life. By modeling and incorporating…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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