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  1. The Messianic Now

    Philosophy, Religion, Culture

    Edited by Arthur Bradley, Paul Fletcher

    This collection explores the phenomenon of the messianic in contemporary philosophy, religion and culture. From the later Derrida’s work on Marx and Benjamin to Agamben and Badiou’s recent texts on St Paul, it is becoming possible to detect a marked ‘messianic turn’ in contemporary continental...

    Published February 14th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Re-writing Culture in Taiwan

    Edited by Fang-Long Shih, Stuart Thompson, Paul Tremlett

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This inter-disciplinary volume of essays opens new points of departure for thinking about how Taiwan has been studied and represented in the past, for reflecting on the current state of ‘Taiwan Studies’, and for thinking about how Taiwan might be re-configured in the future. As the study of Taiwan...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

    Edited by Mark Bould, Andrew Butler, Adam Roberts, Sherryl Vint

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international...

    Published January 7th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Reading the Adolescent Romance

    Sweet Valley High and the Popular Young Adult Romance Novel

    By Amy Pattee

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Reading the Adolescent Romance provides an exhaustive study of the developments in young adult literature since the 1980s with a focus on Francine Pascal’s "Sweet Valley High" series, which has become a cultural and literary touchstone for both fans and critics of the novels. Pattee carefully...

    Published December 21st 2010 by Routledge

  5. Stargazing

    Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction

    By Kerry O. Ferris, Scott R. Harris

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    The sociology of fame and celebrity is at the cutting edge of current scholarship in a number of different areas of study. Stargazing highlights the interactional dynamics of celebrity and fame in contemporary society, including the thoughts and feelings of stars on the red carpet, the thrills and...

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Enchanted Screen

    The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films

    By Jack Zipes

    The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author. With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Paranormal Media

    Audiences, Spirits and Magic in Popular Culture

    By Annette Hill

    The paranormal has gone mainstream.Beliefs are on the rise, with almost half of the British population, and two thirds of Americans, claiming to believe in extra sensory perceptions and hauntings. Psychic magazines like Spirit and Destiny, television shows such as Fringe, Ghost Whisperer and Most...

    Published November 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Neo-Feminist Cinema

    Girly Films, Chick Flicks, and Consumer Culture

    By Hilary Radner

    What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner’s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on...

    Published October 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Politics of Reality Television

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Marwan M. Kraidy, Katherine Sender

    Series: Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies

    The Politics of Reality Television encompasses an international selection of expert contributions who consider the specific ways media migrations test our understanding of, and means of investigating, reality television across the globe. The book addresses a wide range of topics, including:...

    Published October 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The John Fiske Collection

    By John Fiske

    These revised editions of four classic texts each include a new introduction by Henry Jenkins, explaining ‘Why Fiske Still Matters’ for today’s students, followed by a discussion chapter between former Fiske students. This new material underlines the continuing relevance of these foundational...

    Published October 18th 2010 by Routledge