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  • Religion and the Internet

    Edited by Heidi Campbell

    Religion and the Internet will present a range of scholarly articles that offer a critical overview of the interdisciplinary study of new media, religion and digital culture. Scholars have documented individuals using computer networks for religious discussions and enagagment since the early 1980s.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Beloved Does Not Bite

    Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them

    By Debra Dudek

    In this new monograph, author Debra Dudek defines a new era of vampire texts in which vampires have moved from their iconic dark, feared, often seductive figure lingering in alleys to the beloved and morally sensitive vampire winning the affections of teen protagonists throughout pop culture. Dudek…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • 'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way…

    Paperback – 2017-08-20 
    Routledge

  • Digital Music Distribution

    The Sociology of Online Music Streams

    By Hendrik Storstein Spilker

    The digital music revolution and the rise of piracy cultures has transformed the music world as we knew it. Digital Music Distribution aims to go beyond the polarized and reductive perception of ‘piracy wars’ to offer a broader and richer understanding of the paradoxes inherent in new forms of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Streaming Music

    Practices, Media, Cultures

    By Sofia Johansson, Ann Werner, Patrik Åker, Greg Goldenzwaig

    Streaming Music examines how the Internet has become integrated in contemporary music use, by focusing on streaming as a practice and a technology for music consumption. The backdrop to this enquiry is the digitization of society and culture, where the music industry has undergone profound…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Against Meritocracy

    Culture, power and myths of mobility

    By Jo Littler

    Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ‘talent’ to combine with ‘effort’ in order to ‘rise to the top’. This idea is one of the prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Role-playing Game Studies

    A Transmedial Approach

    Edited by Sebastian Deterding, José Zagal

    This collection offers readers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, international, and transmedia examination of roleplaying games. Tracing the history of the genre from its origins in tabletop and pen-and-paper RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons all the way up to contemporary franchises like World of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Rethinking G.K. Chesterton and Literary Modernism

    Parody, Performance, and Popular Culture

    By Michael Shallcross

    This book studies the relationship between the work of G.K. Chesterton and a range of key literary modernists. When Chesterton and modernism have previously been considered in relation to one another the dynamic has been figured as one of mutual hostility, grounded in Chesterton’s advocacy of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace

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