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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 309 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. Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Barthes’ "Mythologies" Today

    Readings of Contemporary Culture

    Edited by Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is Barthes’ seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture. Leading...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

    By Guillermina De Ferrari

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting

    By Kristen J. Warner

    Series: Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

    This book fills a significant gap in the critical conversation on race in media by extending interrogations of racial colorblindness in American television to the industrial practices that shape what we see on screen. Specifically, it frames the practice of colorblind casting as a potent lens for...

    Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Borders of Subculture

    Resistance and the Mainstream

    Edited by Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet, Jacques Haers, Barbara Segaert

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices of cultural production and entrepreneurship. On the other hand, contributors reconsider...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga

    The Influence of Girl Culture

    Edited by Masami Toku

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions from manga critics, educators, and researchers from both manga’s home country of...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Reading Beyond the Book

    The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture

    By Danielle Fuller, DeNel Rehberg Sedo

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Law and Enjoyment

    Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis

    By Daniel Hourigan

    Series: Discourses of Law

    This book advocates, and develops, a critical account of the relationship between law and the largely neglected issue of ‘enjoyment’. Taking popular culture seriously – as a lived and meaningful basis for a wider understanding of law, beyond the strictures of legal institutions and professional...

    Published June 5th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 'Alternative' cultures and leisure

    Creating pathways for sustainable livelihoods

    Edited by Alan Law, Stephen Wearing

    Contemporary discourse on sustainability points to the need for substantial, if not radical, shifts in relations between productivity, environment, consumption and identities, in ways which bring or restore balance to the intersecting domains. The catchphrase of ‘sustainability’ has made its way...

    Published May 13th 2015 by Routledge

  10. British Culture

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By David P. Christopher

    This third edition of British Culture is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Extensively illustrated and offering a wider range of topics than ever before, David P. Christopher identifies and analyses key areas in language, literature, film, TV, social media, popular...

    Published May 11th 2015 by Routledge