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  • Popular Postcolonialisms

    Discourses of Empire and Popular Culture

    Edited by Nadia Atia, Kate Houlden

    Drawing together the insights of postcolonial scholarship and cultural studies, Popular Postcolonialisms questions the place of ‘the popular’ in the postcolonial paradigm. Multidisciplinary in focus, this collection explores the extent to which popular forms are infused with colonial logics, and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • An Introduction to Television Studies

    4th Edition

    By Jonathan Bignell

    An Introduction to Television Studies provides students with a comprehensive framework for understanding the key concepts and main approaches to television studies. Topics covered include: audience research, television history and broadcasting policy and the analytical study of individual…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism

    Edited by Nathan Farrell

    This edited collection brings together a range of research focusing on the political economy of celebrity activism. It seeks to advance current understandings of the complex relationships between celebrity activists, traditional political figures, non-profit organisations, the corporate sector,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • 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 – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Viral Structures in Literature and Digital Media

    Networked Counterpublics and Participatory Capitalism

    By Kim Brillante Knight

    This book examines the ways digital networks facilitate new dissemination models for information, aesthetic texts, and amateur media by tracing the proliferation of "viral structures." A viral structure can be a text, video, internet joke, computer virus, game, blog post, or technological platform…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Digital Humanities

  • The New Narcissus in the Age of Reality Television

    By Megan Collins

    This book explores the emergence and encouragement of the new narcissus in our society and the ways in which this is portrayed in reality television. Through studies of well-known reality shows, including Toddlers and Tiaras, Hoarders, Sister Wives, Catfish: The TV Show, Celebrity Rehab with Dr.…

    Hardback – 2017-12-23 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Staging British South Asian Culture

    Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre

    By Jerri Daboo

    Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre looks afresh at the popularity of forms and aesthetics from Bollywood films and bhangra music and dance on the British stage. From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, Jerri Daboo…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21 
    Routledge

  • Role-Playing Game Studies

    Transmedia Foundations

    Edited by Sebastian Deterding, José Zagal

    This handbook, for the first time, collects the state of research on role-playing games across disciplines, cultures, and media in a single, accessible volume. Collaboratively authored by more than 50 key scholars, this book traces the history of the genre from wargaming precursors and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Smartphone Cultures

    Edited by Jane Vincent, LESLIE HADDON

    Smartphone Cultures explores emerging questions about the ways in which this mobile technology and its apps have been produced, represented, regulated and incorporated into everyday social practices, as the various authors in this volume each locate their contributions within the circuit of culture…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • The Irish and the Origins of American Popular Culture

    By Christopher Dowd

    This book focuses on the intersection between the assimilation of the Irish into American life and the emergence of an American popular culture, which took place at the same historical moment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It investigates the primary elements of early American…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

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