• Rock around the Clock

    Exploitation, Rock 'n' roll and the Origins of Youth Culture

    By Yannis Tzioumakis, Sian Lincoln

    Rock around the Clock examines one of the earliest films made specifically for young audiences in US cinema, paying particular attention to the exploitation film production company that made the film, the ways it represented young people, especially in terms of their association with rock ‘n’ roll…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Hunger Games

    Spectacle, Risk and the Girl Action Hero

    By Catherine Driscoll

    This book considers "The Hunger Games" as an intertextual field centred on this blockbuster film franchise but also encompassing the successful novels that preceded them and the merchandised imagery and the critical and fan discourse that surrounds them. It emphasizes the place of "The Hunger Games…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • 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

  • Music Video After MTV: Audiovisual Studies, New Media, and Popular Music book cover

    Music Video After MTV

    Audiovisual Studies, New Media, and Popular Music

    By Mathias Bonde Korsgaard

    Since the 1980s, music videos have been everywhere, and today almost all of the most-viewed clips on YouTube are music videos. However, in academia, music videos do not currently share this popularity. Music Video After MTV gives music video its due academic credit by exploring the changing…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Popular Music, Cultural Memory, and Heritage book cover

    Popular Music, Cultural Memory, and Heritage

    Edited by Andy Bennett, Susanne Janssen

    Popular music is increasingly being represented and celebrated as an aspect of contemporary cultural history and heritage. In many places across the world, popular music heritage sites – including museums, archives, commemorative plaques adorning buildings, and what could be referred to as DIY…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Popular Music: The Key Concepts book cover

    Popular Music: The Key Concepts

    4th Edition

    By Roy Shuker

    Now in an updated fourth edition, this popular A-Z student handbook provides a comprehensive survey of key ideas and concepts in popular music culture. With new and expanded entries on genres and subgenres, the text comprehensively examines the social and cultural aspects of popular music, taking…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs book cover

    Music in Comedy Television

    Notes on Laughs

    Edited by Liz Giuffre, Philip Hayward

    The study of television and music has expanded greatly in recent years, yet to date no book has focused on the genre of comedy television as it relates to music. Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs fills that gap, breaking new critical ground. With contributions from an array of established…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene: Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music book cover

    Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene

    Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music

    By Laura Speers

    This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop — what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society book cover

    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

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

    Punk in Russia

    Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic”

    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
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

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