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  • Goth Music

    From Sound to Subculture

    By Isabella van Elferen, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

     Is "goth music" a genre, and if so, how does it relate to the goth subculture? The music played at goth club nights and festivals encompasses a broad range of musical substyles, from gloomy Batcave reverberations to neo-medieval bagpipe drones and from the lush vocals of goth metal to the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

    Mystery Magnified

    Edited by Casey Cothran, Mercy Cannon

    This collection establishes new perspectives on the idea of mystery, as it is enacted and encoded in the genre of detective fiction. Essays reclaim detective fiction as an object of critical inquiry, examining the ways it shapes issues of social destabilization, moral ambiguity, reader complicity,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Re-Inventing the Media

    By Graeme Turner

    Re-Inventing the Media provides a highly original re-thinking of media studies for the contemporary post-broadcast, post-analogue, and post-mass media era. While media and cultural studies has made much of the changes to the media landscape that have come from digital technologies, these…

    Paperback – 2015-10-28 
    Routledge

  • Culture

    By Ben Highmore

    What are the qualities and properties that make something cultural? What does claiming something as cultural allow us to do? Culture offers students a workable understanding of the category ‘culture’ and explores how the realm of the ‘cultural’ can be practically explored as a way of understanding…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Young Muslim Women in India

    Bollywood, Identity and Changing Youth Culture

    By Kabita Chakraborty

    This book, based on extensive, original research, details the changing lives of youth living in slum communities (bustees) in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). Using young people’s own photos, art and narratives, the book explores how Muslim girls and young women are contributing to, and impacted by,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19 
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Diversity and Design

    Understanding Hidden Consequences

    Edited by Beth Tauke, Korydon Smith, Charles Davis

    Diversity and Design explores how design - whether of products, buildings, landscapes, cities, media, or systems - affects diverse members of society. Fifteen case studies in television, marketing, product design, architecture, film, video games, and more, illustrate the profound, though often…

    Paperback – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Girls’ Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age

    By Jessalynn Keller

    Girls’ Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age explores the practices of U.S.-based teenage girls who actively maintain feminist blogs and participate in the feminist blogosphere as readers, writers, and commenters on platforms including Blogspot, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Drawing on…

    Hardback – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Comedy and Distinction

    The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour

    By Sam Friedman

    Comedy is currently enjoying unprecedented growth within the British culture industries. Defying the recent economic downturn, it has exploded into a booming billion-pound industry both on TV and on the live circuit. Despite this, academia has either ignored comedy or focused solely on analysing…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Party Hegemony and Entrepreneurial Power in China

    Institutional Change in the Film and Music Industries

    By Elena Meyer-Clement

    Economic liberalisation processes and the rapid development of the private sector are widely visible signs of over thirty years of reform policies in the People’s Republic of China. Nevertheless, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has managed to preserve the basic political institutions of the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Art and Culture

    Edited by Laurie Hanquinet, Mike Savage

    The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential analysis of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Film, Form, and Culture

    Fourth Edition

    By Robert Kolker

    Film, Form, and Culture (4th edition) offers a lively introduction to both the formal and cultural aspects of film. With extensive analysis of films past and present, this textbook explores film from part to whole; from the smallest unit of the shot to the way shots are edited together to create…

    Paperback – 2015-08-25 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

    Reissuing works originally published between 1981 and 2000 this set offers an outstanding small collection of scholarship. It includes volumes on Victorian fiction for children, boys’ school stories, heroes in children’s literature, boyhood and children’s literature as art and how criticism…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

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