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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 272 new and published books in the subject of Popular Culture — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Transforming Images

    Screens, affect, futures

    By Rebecca Coleman

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Contemporary social and cultural life is increasingly organised around a logic of self-transformation, where changing the body is seen as key. Transforming Images examines how the future functions within this transformative logic to indicate the potential of a materially better time. The book...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Cultural Politics of Europe

    European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s

    Edited by Kiran Klaus Patel

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Culture is one of the most complex and contested fields of European integration. This book analyzes EU cultural politics since their emergence in the 1980s with a particular focus on the European Capital of Culture program, the flagship of EU cultural policy. It discusses both the central as well...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century

    Entertaining the Nation

    Edited by Ruoyun Bai, Geng Song

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Rio de Janeiro

    Urban Life through the Eyes of the City

    By Beatriz Jaguaribe

    Series: CRESC

    "Through artistic imaginaries, media productions, social practices and spatial mappings, this book offers an insightful and original contribution to the understanding of Rio de Janeiro, one of the highly contested urban terrains in the world. Offering a rich diversity of examples extracted from...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States

    By Olena Nikolayenko

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    The political outlook of young people in the countries of the former Soviet Union is crucial to their countries’ future political development. This is particularly relevant now as the first generation without firsthand experience of communism at first hand is approaching adulthood. Based on...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Made in Europe

    The Production of Popular Culture in the Twentieth-Century

    Edited by Klaus Nathaus

    This edited collection studies the production and dissemination of popular music, tourism, cinema, fashion, broadcasting programmes, advertising and coffee in Western Europe in the twentieth century. Focussing on the supply side of popular culture, it addresses a field of study that is neglected in...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Transnational Feminism and Global Advocacy in South Asia

    Edited by Gita Rajan, Jigna Desai

    Transnational feminism has been critical to feminist theorizing in the global North over the last few decades. Perhaps due to its broad terminology, transnational feminism can become vague and dislocated, losing its ability to name specific critiques of and responses to empire, race, and...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Cultural Policy and Democracy

    Edited by Geir Vestheim

    This book discusses how public cultural policies can relate to the principle political issue of democracy. Here, democratic cultural policies include ideas and ideologies, institutional structures, agents and interests, power, access and participation and distribution of economic resources....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Interpreting Japan

    Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

    By Brian J. McVeigh

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research. Stressing the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, Brian McVeigh lays out practical and understandable research...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature
    By Blanka Grzegorczyk
    To Be Published September 22nd 2014
  2. Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions
    By Stacy Takacs
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014
  3. Pedagogy, Image Practices, and Contested Corporealities
    Edited by Sarah Brophy, Janice Hladki
    To Be Published September 28th 2014
  4. Soccer in the Middle East
    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  5. New Media in New Europe-Asia
    Edited by Jeremy Morris, Natalya Rulyova, Vlad Strukov
    To Be Published October 2nd 2014

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