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  • The New Woman's Film

    Femme-centric Movies for Smart Chicks

    By Hilary Radner

    With the chick flick arguably in decline, film scholars may well ask: what has become of the woman’s film? Little attention has been paid to the proliferation of films, often from the independent sector, that do not sit comfortably in either the category of popular culture or that of high art––…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06 

  • White

    Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Now 20 years since its initial release, Richard Dyer’s classic text White remains a groundbreaking and insightful study of the representation of whiteness in Western visual culture. White explores how, while racial representation is central to the organization of the contemporary world, white…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03 

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

    Edited by Alisa Freedman, Toby Slade

    Designed for teaching undergraduates,  Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook providing up-to-date and in-depth insights into a wide range of topics, from manga and anime to cinema and fashion, magazines and novels to videogames, food, and contemporary art. Useful as…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 

  • Television and Serial Adaptation

    By Shannon Wells-Lassagne

    As American television continues to garner considerable esteem, rivalling the seventh art in its "cinematic" aesthetics and the complexity of its narratives, one aspect of its development has been relatively unexamined. While film has long acknowledged its tendency to adapt, an ability that…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Weimar Cinema, Embodiment, and Historicity

    Cultural Memory and the Historical Films of Ernst Lubitsch

    By Mason Kamana Allred

    In its retrieval and (re)construction, the past has become interwoven with the images and structure of cinema. Not only have mass media—especially film and television—shaped the content of memories and histories, but they have also shaped their very form. Combining historicization with close…

    Hardback – 2017-01-20 
    Routledge Focus on Film Studies

  • Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

    Framing Fatherhood

    By Hannah Hamad

    This book interrogates representations of fatherhood across the spectrum of popular U.S. film of the early twenty-first century. It situates them in relation to postfeminist discourse, identifying and discussing dominant paradigms and tropes that emerge from the tendency of popular cinema to…

    Paperback – 2017-01-20 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History

    Edited by Ian Hunter, Justin Smith, Laraine Porter

    Over 39 chapters The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History offers a comprehensive and revisionist overview of British cinema as, on the one hand, a commercial entertainment industry and, on the other, a series of institutions centred on economics, funding and relations to government, such…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19 

  • Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film

    Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction

    By Benjamin Winters

    This book examines the relationship between narrative film and reality, as seen through the lens of on-screen classical concert performance. By investigating these scenes, wherein the performance of music is foregrounded in the narrative, Winters uncovers how concert performance reflexively…

    Paperback – 2016-12-27 
    Routledge Research in Music

  • The Rise and Fall of the Italian Film Industry

    By Marina Nicoli

    Italian cinema triumphed globally in the 1960, with directors such as Rossellini, Fellini, and Leone, and actors like Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni known to audiences around the world. But by the end of the 1980s, the Italian film industry was all but dead. The Rise and Fall of the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge International Studies in Business History

  • Popular Media, Social Emotion and Public Discourse in Contemporary China

    By Shuyu Kong

    Since the early 1990s the media and cultural fields in China have become increasingly commercialized, resulting in a massive boom in the cultural and entertainment industries. This evolution has also brought about fundamental changes in media behaviour and communication, and the enormous growth of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Gender, Nation and Popular Film in India

    Globalizing Muscular Nationalism

    By Sikata Banerjee

    Interpretations of manhood have unfolded in India within a middle class cultural milieu shaped by an assertive self-confidence fuelled by liberalisation, a process by which India has been integrated into the global political economy and the prominence of Hindutva or Hindu nationalist politics.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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