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  • 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

  • Gender, Heteronormativity and the American Presidency

    By Aidan Smith

    Gender, Heteronormativity and the American Presidency places notions of gender at the centre of its analysis of presidential campaign communications. Over the decades, an investment in gendered representations of would-be leaders has changed little, in spite of the second and third wave feminist…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Global Gender

  • 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

  • The Routledge History Handbook of the American South

    Edited by Maggi M. Morehouse

    The Routledge History Handbook of the American South looks at the major themes that have developed in the interdisciplinary field of Southern Studies. With fifteen original essays from experts in their respective fields, the handbook addresses such diverse topics as Southern linguistics, music (…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge History Handbooks

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

    Edited by Temenuga Trifonova

    In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to its postmodern redefinition as an ‘event’ (temporal), from its conceptualization in terms of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Disability and the Media

    Edited by Katie Ellis, Mike Kent

    Scholars have long recognized the media’s role in shaping and reflecting the way we see the world, ourselves, and others. In particular, they have understood that the media plays a vital part in the social and cultural construction of disability. Moreover, as new types of media proliferate, and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

  • Islam and Popular Culture

    Edited by Anna Piela

    This collection aims to bring together writings that trace and critically analyse Islamic aspects of many modern-day popular cultural practices and products. The concepts of 'Islam' and 'popular culture' are both contested and context-dependent, and as such, they are understood here on inclusive,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Sociology

  • Sport, Culture and Society

    An introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Grant Jarvie

    What can sport do to produce social change in our world today? It is impossible to fully understand contemporary society and culture without acknowledging the importance of sport. Sport is part of our social and cultural fabric, possessing a commercial power that makes it a potent force in the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18 
    Routledge

  • Mediating Sexual Citizenship

    Neoliberal Subjectivities in Television Culture

    By Anita Brady, Kellie Burns, Cristyn Davies

    Mediating Sexual Citizenship considers how the neoliberal imperatives of adaptation, improvement and transformation that inform the shifting artistic and industrial landscape of television, are increasingly indexed to performed disruptions in the norms of sexuality and gender. Drawing on examples…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Evolution of Black Women in Television

    Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses

    By Imani M. Cheers

    This book seeks to interrogate the representation of Black women in television. Cheers explores how the increase of Black women in media ownership and creative executive roles (producers, showrunners, directors and writers) in the last 30 years affected the fundamental cultural shift in Black women…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Television Studies

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