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  • Ageing and Digital Games

    Uses and Perceptions of Game Play in Later Life

    By Sara Mosberg Iversen

    Digital games are often perceived as a leisure activity posed primarily at young boys, but as this volume highlights people of all ages and genders increasingly play digital games for a host of different reasons. Using new empirical data and first-hand material, Sara Mosberg Iversen examines the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture

    From Crime Fighting Robots to Duelling Pocket Monsters

    Edited by Thomas Giddens, Ashley Pearson, Kieran Tranter

    In a world of globalised media, Japanese popular culture has become a significant fountainhead for images, narrative, artefacts, and identity. From Pikachu, to instantly identifiable manga memes, to the darkness of adult anime, and the hyper-consumerism of product tie-ins, Japan has figured…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge

  • American Graffiti

    George Lucas, the New Hollywood and the Baby Boom Generation

    By Peter Kramer

    Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Peter Kramer explains how American Graffiti came into existence, paying close attention to the small-town upbringing and previous films of its director George Lucas. The book also explores the film’s story, style and themes; its marketing, critical…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Utopian Desire

    A Cultural Studies Approach

    By John Storey

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Empirical Approaches to Comics Research

    Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods

    Edited by Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock, Janina Wildfeuer

    This edited volume brings together work in the field of empirical comics research. Drawing on computer and cognitive science, psychology and art history, linguistics and literary studies, each chapter presents innovative methods and establishes the practical and theoretical motivations for the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • The Virgin Suicides

    Reverie, Sorrow and Young Love

    By Justin Wyatt

    In this book, the analysis of the film occurs around three inter-locking arguments: the unusual structuring absence at the center of the film; the intricate manner through which music is used in the drama, communication, and character creation; and the film’s careful and specific referencing of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Freshman

    Comedy and Masculinity in 1920s Film and Youth Culture

    By Christina G. Petersen

    Before the advent of the teenager in the 1940s and the teenpic in the 1950s, The Freshman (Taylor and Newmeyer, 1925) represented 1920s college youth culture as an exclusive world of leisure to a mass audience. Starring popular slapstick comedian Harold Lloyd, The Freshman was a hit with audiences…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Contemporary Film and Economics

    Lights! Camera! Econ!

    By Samuel R. Staley

    What does the movie Lion tell us about why some societies grow rich and others remain poor? What can the global, box office juggernaut, Jurassic World tell us about entrepreneurs and the ethics of business? Can the movie Passengers give us insight into human motivation and decision making? This…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Economics and Popular Culture Series

  • DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes

    Edited by Andy Bennett, Paula Guerra

    The concept of DIY ‘do-it-yourself’ cultural production gained critical momentum during the late 1970s with the emergence of punk. This proved to be a catalyst for the creation of a broader DIY aesthetic that has underpinned a succession of punk and post-punk music styles since the late 1970s.…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Anxiety of Ascent

    Middle-Class Narratives in Germany and America

    By Scott Doidge

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge
    Morality, Society and Culture

  • 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 – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

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