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  • Therapeutic Worlds

    Popular Psychology and the Socio-Cultural Organisation of Intimate Life

    By Daniel Nehring, Dylan Kerrigan

    This book builds a fresh perspective on therapeutic narratives of intimate life. Focusing on the question of how popular psychology organises everyday experiences of intimacy, its argument is grounded in qualitative research in Trinidad in the Anglophone Caribbean. Against the backdrop of Trinidad…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Therapeutic Cultures

  • Heroism, Celebrity and Therapy in Nurse Jackie

    By Christopher Pullen

    This book presents an examination of the television series Nurse Jackie, making connections between the representational processes and the audience consumption of the series. A key point of reference is the political and performative potential of Nurse Jackie with regards to its progressive…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Focus on Television Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies

    Edited by Matthew Freeman, Renira Rampazzo Gambarato

    Around the globe, people now engage with media content across multiple platforms, following stories, characters, worlds, brands and other information across a spectrum of media channels. This transmedia phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of transmedia studies in media, cultural studies and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19 
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • 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 – 2018-09-15 
    Routledge Television Guidebooks

  • The Anxiety of Ascent

    Middle-Class Narratives in Germany and America

    By Scott Kenneth Doidge

    This intriguing book examines Max Weber’s disenchantment thesis, engaging with the idea that modern life was to be experienced as a flat procession of mechanical experiences and empty consumer consolations through a study of the lifeways of the middle-class. Beginning with the rise of the German…

    Hardback – 2018-09-11 
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • Inside Reality TV

    Producing Race, Gender, and Sexuality on "Big Brother"

    By Ragan Fox

    In the summer of 2010, Ragan Fox was one of twelve people selected to participate in the twelfth season of CBS's reality program Big Brother. The show heightens everyday life performance to a theatrical state where houseguests’ performances, no matter how humdrum, are turned into televisual…

    Paperback – 2018-09-03 

  • The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

    Edited by Michael Bull

    The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies  provides both upper level students and researchers with a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Individual sections consider…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Rock around the Clock

    Exploitation, Rock 'n' roll and the Origins of Youth Culture

    By Yannis Tzioumakis, Sian Lincoln

    Rock around the Clock examines one of the earliest films made specifically for young audiences in US cinema, paying particular attention to the exploitation film production company that made the film, the ways it represented young people, especially in terms of their association with rock ‘n’ roll…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Teen Magazines, Fashion, and Femininity

    Honey Magazine and Consumer Culture in 1960s Britain

    By Fan Carter

    Paperback – 2018-08-31 
    Feminism and Female Sexuality

  • Addictive Consumption

    Capitalism, Modernity and Excess

    By Gerda Reith

    In this engaging new book Gerda Reith explores key theoretical concepts in the sociology of consumption. Drawing on the ideas of Foucault, Marx and Bataille, amongst others, she investigates the ways that understandings of ‘the problems of consumption’ change over time, and asks what these changes…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23 

  • Celebrity

    By Sean Redmond

    Celebrity: Key Ideas in Media and Cultural Studies introduces the key terms and concepts, dilemmas and issues that are central to the study and critical understanding of celebrity. Drawing on two dynamic models from two different modes of enquiry – the circuit of celebrity culture and the circuit…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16 
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Cultural Representations of Feminicidio at the US-Mexico Border

    By Nuala Finnegan

    Since the early 1990s, the repeated murders of women from Ciudad Juárez have become something of a global cause célèbre. Cultural Representations of Feminicidio at the US-Mexico Border examines cultural responses to these acts of violence. It reveals how theatre, art, film, fiction and other…

    Hardback – 2018-08-06 
    Global Gender

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