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  1. Relentless Progress

    The Reconfiguration of Children's Literature, Fairy Tales, and Storytelling

    By Jack Zipes

    Can fairy tales subvert consumerism? Can fantasy and children's literature counter the homogenizing influence of globalization? Can storytellers retain their authenticity in the age of consumerism? These are some of the critical questions raised by Jack Zipes, the celebrated scholar of fairy tales...

    Published December 5th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport

    Edited by Ben Carrington, Ian McDonald

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The cultural ubiquity, political prominence and economic significance of contemporary sport present fertile terrain for its critical socio-cultural analysis. From corporate and media dominated mega-events like the Olympic Games, to state programmes for nation-building and health promotion, to the...

    Published December 5th 2008 by Routledge

  3. 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 20th 2008 by Routledge

  4. 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 15th 2008 by Routledge

  5. 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 11th 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 5th 2008 by Routledge

  8. 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 30th 2008 by Routledge

  9. 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 19th 2008 by Routledge

  10. 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 19th 2008 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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