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  • Film Comedy and the American Dream

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Populism

    An Introduction

    By Manuel Anselmi

    Populism is the first introduction to the theme of populism. It will introduce the principal theories, definitions, models and contemporary debates. A number of global case studies will be used to illustrate the concept: Russian populism, Latin American populism  Italian populism…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies

    Edited by Denise Segura, Francisco Lomelí, Elyette Benjamin-Labarthe

    The Routledge Handbook of Chicana/o Studies is a unique interdisciplinary resource for students, libraries, and researchers interested in the largest and most rapidly growing racial-ethnic community in the United States and elsewhere which can either be identified as Chicano, Latino, Hispanic, or…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Girlhood and Evangelicalism in the Nineteenth Century

    Edited by Allison Giffen, Robin L. Cadwallader

    This book makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of childhood studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture by drawing on the intersecting fields of girlhood, evangelicalism, and reform to investigate texts written in North America about girls, for girls, and by girls.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Du Bois and Education

    By Carl A. Grant

    One of the most prominent African American intellectuals of the twentieth century, W. E. B. Du Bois continues to influence the understanding of race relations in the United States. In this deeply personal introduction to the man and his ideas, esteemed scholar Carl A. Grant reflects on how Du Bois’…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Ideas in Education

  • Brands and the City

    Entanglements and Implications for Urban Life, Identities and Culture

    By Sonia Bookman

    From commercial retail environments to branded urban villages, brands are now a salient feature of contemporary cityscapes and are deeply entwined in people’s everyday lives. Drawing on extensive empirical material and recent theoretical developments in the sociology of brands, this book explores…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

  • Community and the Material Basis of Citizenship

    The Unfinished Story of American Democracy

    Edited by Rodolfo Rosales

    Community and the Material Basis of Citizenship addresses community as the site of participation, production, and rights of citizens and brings to bear a profound critique of a collective process that has historically excluded working class communities and communities of color from any real…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Superheroes and American Self Image

    From War to Watergate

    By Michael Goodrum

    This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of comic-books, mobilising them as a means to understand better the political context in which they are produced. Structured around key political events in the US between 1938 and 1975, the author combines analyses of visual and textual…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military

    Edited by Kara D. Vuic

    The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the US Military is the first examination of the interdisciplinary, intersecting fields of gender studies and the history of the United States military. In twenty-one original essays, the contributors tackle themes including gendering the 'other', gender and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • The Routledge History of the American South

    Edited by Maggi M. Morehouse

    The Routledge History Handbook of the American South looks at the major themes that have developed in the interdisciplinary field of Southern Studies. With fifteen original essays from experts in their respective fields, the handbook addresses such diverse topics as Southern linguistics, music (…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner

    Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy

    By Naurice Frank Woods, Jr.

    Over the last forty years, renewed interest in the career of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) has vaulted him into expanding scholarly discourse on American art. Consequently, he has emerged as the most studied and recognized representative of African American art during the nineteenth century. In…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Race

  • United States Assistance Policy in Africa

    Exceptional Power

    By Shai A. Divon, Bill Derman

    From the end of World War II through the Obama administration, development assistance in Africa has been viewed as an essential instrument of US foreign policy. Although many would characterise it as a form of aid aimed at enhancing the lives of those in the developing world, it can also be viewed…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

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