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  • The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

    Edited by Carlos Salomon

    The Routledge History of Latin American Culture delves into the cultural history of Latin America from the end of the colonial period to the 20th century, focusing on the formation of national, racial, and ethnic identity, the culture of resistance, the effects of Eurocentrism, and the process of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness

    Edited by Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Julia Leyda, Anthony P. McIntyre, Diane Negra

    Cuteness is one of the most culturally pervasive aesthetics of the new millennium and its rapid social proliferation suggests that the affective responses it provokes find particular purchase in a contemporary era marked by intensive media saturation and spreading economic precarity. Rejecting…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge

  • Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    Edited by Laszlo Muntean, Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    Memory matters. It matters because memory brings the past into the present, and opens it up to the future. But it also matters literally, because memory is mediated materially. Materiality is the stuff of memory. Meaningful objects that we love (or hate) function not only as aide-mémoire but are…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Law and Enjoyment

    Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis

    By Daniel Hourigan

    This book advocates, and develops, a critical account of the relationship between law and the largely neglected issue of ‘enjoyment’. Taking popular culture seriously – as a lived and meaningful basis for a wider understanding of law, beyond the strictures of legal institutions and professional…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society

    Edited by Youna Kim

    The Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource that explores the formation and transformation of Korean culture and society. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview on key topics, including: compressed modernity,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Revisiting Imaginary Worlds

    A Subcreation Studies Anthology

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    The concept of world and the practice of world creation have been with us since antiquity, but they are now achieving unequalled prominence. In this timely anthology of subcreation studies, an international roster of contributors come together to examine the rise and structure of worlds, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge

  • The Cultural Politics of Chick Lit

    Popular Fiction, Postfeminism and Representation

    By Heike Missler

    Chick lit is the marketing label attributed to a surge of books published in the wake of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) and Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City (1997). Branded by their pink or pastel-coloured book covers, chick-lit novels have been a highly successful and ubiquitous…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Historicising Transmedia Storytelling

    Early Twentieth-Century Transmedia Story Worlds

    By Matthew Freeman

    Tracing the industrial emergence of transmedia storytelling—typically branded a product of the contemporary digital media landscape—this book provides a historicised intervention into understandings of how fictional stories flow across multiple media forms. Through studies of the storyworlds…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Comics and Legal Aesthetics

    The Haunted Mask

    By Thomas Giddens

    Law brings certainty to life. Its production of and reliance upon rational text as the predominant way of knowing about, and thus judicially managing, the world enables law to give practical and certain answers to difficult and complex moral, judicial and philosophical questions. But law’s…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Discourses of Law

  • Crime Fiction and the Law

    Edited by Maria Aristodemou, Fiona Macmillan, Patricia Tuitt

    This book opens up a range of important perspectives on law and violence by considering the ways in which their relationship is formulated in literature, television and film. Employing critical legal theory to address the relationship between crime fiction, law and justice, it considers a range of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24 
    Routledge
    Birkbeck Law Press

  • Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture

    Edited by Koichi Iwabuchi, Chris Berry, Eva Tsai

    Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge

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