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  • The Routledge Handbook of the American South

    Edited by Maggi M. Morehouse

    The study of the American South is still growing, evolving, and deepening as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have come together with sociologists, musicologists, geographers, and others to broaden the ways in which we study the American South. Rather than just a rehashing of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge

  • Girlhood on Disney Channel

    Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity

    By Morgan Genevieve Blue

    Since the early 2000s, Disney Channel has been dominated by original live-action programming popular among tween girls. The shows’ successes rely not only on their popularity among girl audiences, but also on the development of star personae by girl performers, such as Raven-Symoné, Miley Cyrus,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media

    Edited by Lori Kido Lopez, Vincent Pham

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media offers readers a comprehensive examination of the way that Asian Americans have engaged with media, from the long history of Asian American actors and stories that have been featured in mainstream film and television, to the birth and development of a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

  • Affective Sexual Pedagogies in Film and Television

    By Kyra Clarke

    Popular film and television hold valuable potential for learning about sex and sexuality beyond the information-based model of sex education currently in schools. This book argues that the representation of complicated—or "messy"—relationships in these popular cultural forms makes them potent as…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • New Perspectives on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming

    Multiplayer 2

    Edited by Rachel Kowert, Thorsten Quandt

    Expanding on the work in the volume Multiplayer, this new book explores several other areas related to social gaming in detail. The aim is to go beyond a typical "edited book" concept, and offer a very concise volume with several focal points that are most relevant for the current debate about…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Fans and Videogames

    Histories, Fandom, Archives

    Edited by Melanie Swalwell, Angela Ndalianis, Helen Stuckey

    In order to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. Gamers make literal the theoretical concept that Roland Barthes and Julia Kristeva defined four decades ago: they are active creators in generating meaning; they…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • The Secret Origins of Comics Studies

    Edited by Matthew Smith, Randy Duncan

    In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, today’s leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02 
    Routledge

  • The Trauma Graphic Novel

    By Andrés Romero-Jódar

    The end of the twentieth century and the turn of the new millennium witnessed an unprecedented flood of traumatic narratives and testimonies of suffering in literature and the arts. Graphic novels, free at last from long decades of stern censorship, helped explore these topics by developing a new…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Encyclopedia of American Humorists

    Edited by Steven H. Gale

    First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • S. J. Perelman

    An Annotated Bibliography

    Edited by Steven H. Gale

    First published in 1985, this bibliography focuses on the works of S. J. Perelman as a humorist, author, and screenwriter. It is divided into two major sections: "Works by S. J. Perelman" and "Critical Responses". Within each section, there are subdivisions which focus on various areas of S. J.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • S. J. Perelman

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Steven H. Gale

    First published in 1992, this book focuses on the oeuvre of S. J. Perelman. Taken together, the essays included serve as an introduction to this important humorist’s work, both in terms of the specific short prose pieces, plays, and films examined and as an overview of his lengthy professional…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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