Cinema Studies & Popular Cinema Products

  • LEGO Studies

    Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20

  • The Multiplex in India

    A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure, 1st Edition

    By Adrian Athique, Douglas Hill

    During the decade of its existence in India, the multiplex cinema has been very much a sign of the times – both a symptom and a symbol of new social values. Indicative of a consistent push to create a ‘globalised’ consuming middle class and a new urban environment, multiplex theatres have thus…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Contemporary Black American Cinema

    Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mia Mask

    Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies,…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17

  • The Asian Cinema Experience

    Styles, Spaces, Theory, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Teo

    This book explores the range and dynamism of contemporary Asian cinemas, covering East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia), South Asia (Bollywood), and West Asia (Iran), in order to discover what is common about them and to engender a…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Battlestar Galactica and International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas J. Kiersey, Iver B. Neumann

    Looking at a television franchise like Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is no longer news within the discipline of International Relations. A growing number of scholars in and out of IR are studying the importance of cultural artifacts – popular or otherwise – for the phenomena that make up the core of…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • The Adaptation Industry

    The Cultural Economy of Contemporary Literary Adaptation, 1st Edition

    By Simone Murray

    Adaptation constitutes the driving force of contemporary culture, with stories adapted across an array of media formats. However, adaptation studies has been concerned almost exclusively with textual analysis, in particular with compare-and-contrast studies of individual novel and film pairings.…

    Paperback – 2013-07-08
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • After Taste: Cultural Value and the Moving Image

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julia Vassilieva, Constantine Verevis

    In the wake of the debates over high/low culture distinction spilling into the effective dismantling of the boundary that once separated them, the past decade has seen the explosion of ‘bad taste’ production on screen. Starting with paracinema or ‘badfilm’ – a movement that has grown up around…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31

  • The Persistence of Hollywood

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Elsaesser

    While Hollywood’s success – its persistence – has remained constant for almost one hundred years, the study of its success has undergone significant expansion and transformation. Since the 1960s, Thomas Elsaesser’s research has spearheaded the study of Hollywood, beginning with his…

    Paperback – 2011-12-06

  • In The Space Of A Song

    The Uses of Song in Film, 1st Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Songs take up space and time in films. Richard Dyer's In the Space of a Song takes off from this perception, arguing that the way songs take up space indicates a great deal about the songs themselves, the nature of the feelings they present, and who is allowed to present feelings how, when and…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12

  • Feminism at the Movies

    Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hilary Radner, Rebecca Stringer

    Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today’s changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary…

    Paperback – 2011-09-20

  • Genre and Cinema

    Ireland and Transnationalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian McIlroy

    This impressive volume takes a broad critical look at Irish and Irish-related cinema through the lens of genre theory and criticism. Secondary and related objectives of the book are to cover key genres and sub-genres and account for their popularity. The result offers new ways of looking at Irish…

    Paperback – 2011-09-12
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Cinema, Audiences and Modernity

    New perspectives on European cinema history, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Biltereyst, Richard Maltby, Philippe Meers

    This book sheds new light on the cinema and modernity debate by confronting established theories on the role of the modern cinematic experience with new empirical work on the history of the social experience of cinema-going, film audiences and film exhibition. The book provides a wide range of…

    Paperback – 2011-09-05

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