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  • Chinese Television and National Identity Construction

    The Cultural Politics of Music Entertainment Programmes

    By Lauren Gorfinkel

    This book examines music entertainment programmes on China Central Television, China’s only national level television network, as well as on nationally-available provincial channels, exploring how such programmes project a nuanced image of China’s identity and position in the world. It shows how…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Trauma and the Ontology of the Modern Subject

    Historical Studies in Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis

    By John L. Roberts

    Recent scholarship has inquired into the socio-historical, discursive genesis of trauma. Trauma & the Ontology of the Modern Subject, however, seeks what has not been actualized in trauma studies – that is, how the necessity and unassailable intensity of trauma is fastened to its historical…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge

  • Performing Digital Activism

    New Aesthetics and Discourses of Resistance

    By Fidèle A. Vlavo

    From the emergence of digital protest as part of the Zapatista rebellion, to the use of disturbance tactics against governments and commercial institutions, there is no doubt that digital technology and networks have become the standard features of 21st century social mobilisation. Yet, little is…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World

    Edited by Supriya Chaudhuri, Josephine Mcdonagh, Brian H. Murray, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

    Commodity culture and colonialism are intimately related and mutually constitutive. The desire for commodities drove colonial expansion at the same time that colonial expansion fuelled technological invention, created new markets for goods, displaced populations, and transformed local and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • 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

  • The Boarding School Girls

    Developmental and Cultural Narratives

    By Soosan Latham, Roya Ferdows

    They were children. Put on a train in a strange land, they waved goodbye to a parent as they headed to an educational institution that, unbeknownst to them, was to become their new home. Separated from their loving families, they strived to meet the expectations of the grownups and, in some cases,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Fashion Entrepreneurship

    The Creation of the Global Fashion Business

    By Neri Karra

    The fashion business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive and express ourselves in our environment. The brands and the firms that shaped this industry have, in many ways, defined the fashion business. This book provides the first authoritative history of the global fashion industry,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge

  • China's Soviet Dream

    Propaganda, Culture, and Popular Imagination

    By Yan Li

    This book examines the introduction of Soviet socialist culture in the People’s Republic of China, with a focus on the period of Sino-Soviet friendship in the 1950s. The vast state initiative to transplant Soviet culture into Chinese soil has conventionally been dismissed as a tool of propaganda…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Chinese Fans of Japanese and Korean Pop Culture

    Nationalistic Narratives and International Fandom

    By Lu Chen

    How can Japanese popular culture gain numerous fans in China, despite pervasive anti-Japanese sentiment? How is it that there’s such a strong anti-Korean sentiment in Chinese online fan communities when the official Sino-Korean relationship is quite stable before 2016? Avid fans in China are…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Cultural Resistance, 9/11, and the War on Terror

    Sensible Interventions

    By Jenifer Chao

    Cultural Resistance, 9/11, and the War on Terror: Sensible Interventions offers a fresh account of the enduring cultural legacies of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the global war on terror through the critical lens of cultural resistance. It assesses the intersecting ways that…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Homegrown

    Engaged Cultural Criticism

    By bell hooks, Amalia Mesa-Bains

    In Homegrown, cultural critics bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains reflect on the innate solidarity between Black and Latino culture. Riffing on everything from home and family to multiculturalism and the mass media, hooks and Mesa-Bains invite readers to re-examine and confront the polarizing…

    Paperback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge

  • At War with the Obvious

    Disruptive Thinking in Psychoanalysis

    By Donald Moss

    Psychoanalytic thought has already transformed our basic assumptions about the psychic life of individuals and cultures. Those assumptions often take on the valence of common sense. However, this can mean that their original and important meanings often become obscured. Disruptive ideas become…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge

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