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  1. Consuming History

    Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture

    By Jerome de Groot

    Non-academic history – ‘public history’ – is a complex, dynamic entity which impacts on the popular understanding of the past at all levels. In Consuming History, Jerome de Groot examines how society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular culture and...

    Published October 19th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Playing on the Periphery

    Sport, Identity and Memory

    By Tara Brabazon

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Part of the Sport in the Global Society series, this innovative and creative text explores collective history, memory, and sport culture, tracking the passage of sports away from England. The author investigates why ‘elite’ English sports – such as rugby and cricket – became national sports in New...

    Published September 14th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Reel to Real

    Race, Sex and Class at the Movies

    By bell hooks

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Movies matter – that is the message of Reel to Real, bell hooks’ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and...

    Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge

  4. What a Girl Wants?

    Fantasizing the Reclamation of Self in Postfeminism

    By Diane Negra

    From domestic goddess to desperate housewife, What a Girl Wants? explores the importance and centrality of postfeminism in contemporary popular culture. Focusing on a diverse range of media forms, including film, TV, advertising and journalism, Diane Negra holds up a mirror to the contemporary...

    Published August 19th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth E. Heilman

    This thoroughly revised edition includes updated essays on cultural themes and literary analysis, and its new essays analyze the full scope of the seven-book series as both pop cultural phenomenon and as a set of literary texts. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter, Second Edition draws on a wider...

    Published August 4th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Key Words in Religion, Media and Culture

    Edited by David Morgan

    'From The Passion of the Christ to the presumed 'clash of civilizations', religion's role in culture is increasingly contested and mediated. Key Words in Religion, Media, and Culture is a welcome and interdisciplinary contribution that maps the territory for those who aim to make sense of it all....

    Published June 29th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Sociology Through the Projector

    By Bulent Diken, Carsten Bagge Laustsen

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Sociology through the Projector takes issue with the question of how contemporary film can help answering the general, abstract but still urgent question: what is the social today? This book explains the performative relation to contemporary social theory in which cinema functions as a tool for...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Television Entertainment

    By Jonathan Gray

    Series: Communication and Society

    Television entertainment rules supreme, one of the world’s most important disseminators of information, ideas, and amusement. More than a parade of little figures in a box, it is deeply embedded in everyday life, in how we think, what we think and care about, and who we think and care about it...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Culture, Politics and Sport

    Blowing the Whistle, Revisited

    By Garry Whannel

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    'Whannel is a foundational figure in the study of sports and the media. …For 20 years his writing has set a high standard …and it remains an inspiration to many' - Toby Miller, Professor of Cultural Studies, New York University, USA Garry Whannel’s text Blowing the Whistle: The Politics of Sport&...

    Published January 13th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Amateurism in British Sport

    It Matters Not Who Won or Lost?

    Edited by Dilwyn Porter, Stephen Wagg

    The ideal of the amateur competitor, playing the game for love and, unlike the professional, totally untainted by commerce, has become embedded in many accounts of the development of modern sport. It has proved influential not least because it has underpinned a pervasive impression of...

    Published December 12th 2007 by Routledge