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  • The Video Game Debate

    Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video Games

    Edited by Rachel Kowert, Thorsten Quandt

    Do video games cause violent, aggressive behavior? Can online games help us learn? When it comes to video games, these are often the types of questions raised by popular media, policy makers, scholars, and the general public. In this collection, international experts review the latest research…

    Paperback – 2015-09-24 
    Routledge

  • Football and Accelerated Culture

    This Modern Sporting Life

    By Steve Redhead

    In Football and Accelerated Culture, Steve Redhead offers a new and challenging theorisation of global football culture, exploring the relationship between sport and culture in a rapidly shifting world. Incorporating cutting-edge concepts, from accelerated culture and claustropolitanism to…

    Hardback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity

    The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris

    By Hsiao-yen Peng

    This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"—transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge

  • The Dark Side of Game Play

    Controversial Issues in Playful Environments

    Edited by Torill Elvira Mortensen, Jonas Linderoth, Ashley ML Brown

    Games allow players to experiment and play with subject positions, values and moral choice. In game worlds players can take on the role of antagonists; they allow us to play with behaviour that would be offensive, illegal or immoral if it happened outside of the game sphere. While contemporary…

    Hardback – 2015-06-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Understanding Counterplay in Video Games

    By Alan F. Meades

    This book offers insight into one of the most problematic and universal issues within multiplayer videogames: antisocial and oppositional play forms such as cheating, player harassment, the use of exploits, illicit game modifications, and system hacking, known collectively as counterplay. Using…

    Hardback – 2015-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • The Borders of Subculture

    Resistance and the Mainstream

    Edited by Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet, Jacques Haers, Barbara Segaert

    This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider…

    Hardback – 2015-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

    The Influence of Girl Culture

    Edited by Masami Toku

    This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of…

    Hardback – 2015-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Activism on the Web

    Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism

    By Veronica Barassi

    Activism on the Web examines the everyday tensions that political activists face as they come to terms with the increasingly commercialized nature of web technologies and sheds light on an important, yet under-investigated, dimension of the relationship between contemporary forms of social protest…

    Hardback – 2015-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge New Developments in Communication and Society Research

  • 'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way…

    Hardback – 2015-05-12
    Routledge

  • Producing Women

    The Internet, Traditional Femininity, Queerness, and Creativity

    By Michele White

    Producing Women examines the ways femininity is produced through new media. Michele White considers how women are constructed, produce themselves as subjects, form vital production cultures on sites like Etsy, and deploy technological processes to reshape their identities and digital…

    Paperback – 2015-03-11
    Routledge

  • Sexuality in Role-Playing Games

    By Ashley ML Brown

    Role-playing games offer a chance to pretend, make believe, and share fantasy. They often invoke heavy themes into their game play: morality, violence, politics, spirituality, or sexuality. Although interesting moral debates perennially appear in the media and academia concerning the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Rastafari and the Arts

    An Introduction

    By Darren J. N. Middleton

    Drawing on literary, musical, and visual representations of and by Rastafari, Darren J. N. Middleton provides an introduction to Rasta through the arts, broadly conceived. The religious underpinnings of the Rasta movement are often overshadowed by Rasta’s association with reggae music, dub, and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

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