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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. Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture

    Gender, Crime, and Science

    By Lindsay Steenberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This book identifies, traces, and interrogates contemporary American culture's fascination with forensic science. It looks to the many different sites, genres, and media where the forensic has become a cultural commonplace. It turns firstly to the most visible spaces where forensic science has...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Cities, Citizens, and Technologies

    Urban Life and Postmodernity

    By Paula Geyh

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This book is about the contemporary city and those who live in it. It is thus also about the urban world of the era (extending roughly from the 1960s to the present) that we see as postmodern, and specifically about how the postmodern city is changing under the impact of globalization and new...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 3rd 2012 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 6th 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 26th 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 24th 2009 by Routledge