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  • American Pie

    The Anatomy of the Vulgar Teen Comedy

    By Bill Osgerby

    This book examines American Pie (1999), a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – vulgar teen comedy. Taking American Pie as its focus, Bill Osgerby explores the nature and appeal of gloriously ‘grossed out’ teen humour. The book considers the relationship between American Pie’…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • HBO’s Original Voices

    Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power

    Edited by Victoria McCollum, Giuliana Monteverde

    This book constitutes the first major exploration of HBO's current programming, examined in the context of the transformation of American television and global society. With studies of well-known shows such as Game of Thrones, Girls, The Leftovers, Silicon Valley, True Detective, The Looking,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Broadway and Economics

    Economic Lessons from Show Tunes

    By Matthew C. Rousu

    Economics has often been described as "the dismal science", with TV and movies reinforcing this description. However, economics is a powerful tool that can be used to understand how the world works, helping to answer confusing puzzles and solve the world’s problems. Surprisingly, Broadway musicals…

    Paperback – 2018-05-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • Understanding Idol Worship in Chinese Societies

    Psycho-social Perspective

    By Xiaodong Yue, Chau-kiu Cheung, Fei Cheng

    This book introduces psycho-social studies of idol worship in Chinese societies. It reviews how idol worship is perceived in Chinese culture, history and philosophy, and how it differs from the concept of Celebrity Worship that is more dominant in Western literature. It also explains idol worship…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Teen TV

    By Ellen Seiter, Stefania Marghitu

    Teen TV presents the history of television’s relationship to teens as a desired, but elusive audience and the ways that television has at times embraced youth subcultures. Focusing on the thematic concerns and narrative structure of the coming of age story, the prevalent genres of teen TV - soap…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Television Guidebooks

  • Empirical Approaches to Comics Research

    Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods

    Edited by Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock, Janina Wildfeuer

    This edited volume brings together work in the field of empirical comics research. Drawing on computer and cognitive science, psychology and art history, linguistics and literary studies, each chapter presents innovative methods and establishes the practical and theoretical motivations for the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse

    Feminism and Technoscience, 2nd Edition

    By Donna J. Haraway, Donna Haraway, Thyrza Goodeve

    Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium.FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse explores the roles of stories, figures, dreams, theories, facts, delusions, advertising, institutions, economic arrangements, publishing practices, scientific advances, and politics in modern technoscience. The book's title is an e-mail…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Immigrants and Comics

    Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis

    Edited by Nhora Lucía Serrano

    This interdisciplinary, themed anthology focuses on the depiction of immigrants in cartoons, comics, and graphic novels across diverse cultures and time periods, as they navigate new socio-political milieux. It seeks to interrogate how immigration is portrayed in comics and how the "immigrant" was…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Dystopia and Economics

    A Guide to Surviving Everything from the Apocalypse to Zombies

    Edited by Charity-Joy Revere Acchiardo, Michelle Albert Vachris

    Government collapsing? Zombies hunting you down? Everyone you know killed by a global epidemic? Not to worry! Economics holds the keys to survival. The "dismal science" is particularly equipped to show the order in what seems like chaos. Economists observe human behaviour, what leads us to take a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • Aging and Popular Music in Europe

    By Abigail Gardner, Ros Jennings

    Opening up the dialogue between popular music studies and aging studies, this book offers a major exploration of age and popular music across Europe. Using a variety of methods to illustrate how age within popular music is contingent and compelling, the volume explores how it provokes curation and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Chronicling Ben-Hur's Early Reception

    America’s Favorite Tale, 1880-1924

    By Barbara Ryan

    First published in 1880, Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur is one of the best-selling novels of all time. Employing analytical strategies from the fields of literature, fan studies, reception history, and media research, Barbara Ryan traces Ben-Hur’s popularity from 1880 to 1924. She analyzes fan mail as well…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 
    Routledge

  • On Comics and Legal Aesthetics

    Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing

    By Thomas Giddens

    What are the implications of comics for law? Tackling this question, On Comics and Legal Aesthetics explores the epistemological dimensions of comics and the way this once-maligned medium can help think about – and reshape – the form of law. Traversing comics, critical, and cultural legal studies,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

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