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Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

Cultural and media studies are now well-established as important academic disciplines and are inspiring new research into a wide range of pertinent issues. This series presents outstanding research in international communication, cultural, and media studies.

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  1. Violence and the Pornographic Imaginary

    The Politics of Sex, Gender, and Aggression in Hardcore Pornography

    By Natalie Purcell

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    No cultural product reveals our collective fascination with sexual violence more candidly than popular heterosexual pornographies. They showcase scenes of intense sexual aggression and cruelty that are gendered in repetitive, patterned configurations—configurations that are designed to arouse....

    Published June 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Ambiguities of Activism

    Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

    By Ingrid M. Hoofd

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change...

    Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Global Perspectives on Tarzan

    From King of the Jungle to International Icon

    Edited by Annette Wannamaker, Michelle Ann Abate

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves as the basis for...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Writers' Houses and the Making of Memory

    Edited by Harald Hendrix

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This innovative new book examines the ways in which writers’ houses contribute to the making of memory. It shows that houses built or inhabited by poets and novelists both reflect and construct the author’s private and artistic persona; it also demonstrates how this materialized process of...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Deconstruction After 9/11

    By Martin McQuillan

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In this book Martin McQuillan brings Derrida's writing into the immediate vicinity of geo-politics today, from the Kosovan conflict to the war in Iraq. The chapters in this book follow both Derrida's writing since Specters of Marx and the present political scene through the former Yogoslavia...

    Published February 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Artificial Culture

    Identity, Technology, and Bodies

    By Tama Leaver

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Artificial Culture is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of "the artificial" in contemporary popular cultural texts, especially science fiction films and novels. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  7. Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

    Edited by Matthew Rubery

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory

    Russian Literary Mnemonics

    By Mikhail Gronas

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the mnemonic processes involved in literary creativity, and the question of how our memories...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero

    Edited by Angela Ndalianis

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Over the last several decades, comic book superheroes have multiplied and, in the process, become more complicated. In this cutting edge anthology an international roster of contributors offer original research and writing on the contemporary comic book superhero, with occasional journeys...

    Published January 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Practice of Public Art

    Edited by Cameron Cartiere, Shelly Willis

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Wide-ranging and timely, The Practice of Public Art brings together practicing artists, curators, activists, art writers, administrators, city planners, and educators from the United Kingdom and United States to offer differing perspectives on the many facets of the public art process. The Practice...

    Published December 23rd 2009 by Routledge