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  • Terrors of Uncertainty (Routledge Revivals)

    The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction

    By Joseph Grixti

    From Frankenstein and Dracula to Psycho and The Chainsaw Massacre, horror fiction has provided our culture with some of its most enduring themes and narratives. Considering horror fiction both as a genre and as a social phenomenon, Joseph Grixti provides a theoretical and historical framework for…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • War Gothic in Literature and Culture

    Edited by Steffen Hantke, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture, this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic. Critics have described the global Seven Year’s War as the "…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

    Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations

    By E. Deidre Pribram

    In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorders" continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural and historical study of mental illness flourishes. The author ties…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Big Smallness

    Niche Marketing, the American Culture Wars, and the New Children’s Literature

    By Michelle Ann Abate

    This book is the first full-length critical study to explore the rapidly growing cadre of amateur-authored, independently-published, and niche-market picture books that have been released during the opening decades of the twenty-first century. Emerging from a powerful combination of the ease and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Representation

    By Jenny Kidd

    Written especially for undergraduate students, Representation synthesises and updates our understandings of representation - and the tools for its analysis - for use in the new mediascape. Jenny Kidd uses an engaging range of current examples and a lively style to explore a number of key…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Representations of Black Women in the Media

    The Damnation of Black Womanhood

    By Marquita Marie Gammage

    In 1920 W.E.B. Du Bois cited the damnation of women as linked to the devaluation of motherhood. This dilemma, he argues, had a crushing blow on Black women as they were forced into slavery. Black womanhood, portrayed as hypersexual by nature, became an enduring stereotype which did not coincide…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Post-Communist Aesthetics

    Revolutions, capitalism, violence

    By Anca M. Pusca

    In this book, Anca Pusca seeks to extend the aesthetic and cultural turn in international relations to an analysis of post-communist transitions in Central and Eastern Europe. Building on the philosophy of Walter Benjamin and Jacques Ranciere, the work investigates how post-communist film,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Popular Culture as Everyday Life

    Edited by Dennis Waskul, Phillip Vannini

    In Popular Culture and Everyday Life Phillip Vannini and Dennis Waskul have brought together a variety of short essays that illustrate the many ways that popular culture intersects with mundane experiences of everyday life. Most essays are written in a reflexive ethnographic style, primarily…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge

  • Understanding Video Games

    The Essential Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Jonas Heide Smith, Susana Pajares Tosca

    Understanding Video Games is a crucial guide for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This revised and updated third edition of the pioneering text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of game studies, and highlights changes in the gaming industry,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • 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 – 2015-11-06 
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • 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 – 2015-11-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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