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You are currently browsing 31–40 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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  1. Comedy and Distinction

    The Cultural Currency of a ‘Good’ Sense of Humour

    By Sam Friedman

    Series: CRESC

    Comedy is currently enjoying unprecedented growth within the British culture industries. Defying the recent economic downturn, it has exploded into a booming billion-pound industry both on TV and on the live circuit. Despite this, academia has either ignored comedy or focused solely on analysing...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Celebrity Culture

    Second Edition

    By Ellis Cashmore

    Over the past few decades, the public obsession with celebrity has exploded. There has also been a huge growth in the number of college and university courses and degrees on celebrity studies and celebrity journalism. Ellis Cashmore’s Celebrity/Culture was among the first textbooks to address this...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. CCCS Selected Working Papers

    Volume 1

    Edited by Ann Gray, Jan Campbell, Mark Erickson, Stuart Hanson, Helen Wood

    This collection of classic essays focuses on the theoretical frameworks that informed the work of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, the methodologies and working practices that the Centre developed for conducting academic research and examples of the '...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. CCCS Selected Working Papers

    Volume 2

    Edited by Ann Gray, Jan Campbell, Mark Erickson, Stuart Hanson, Helen Wood

    This collection of classic essays focuses on the theoretical frameworks that informed the work of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, the methodologies and working practices that the Centre developed for conducting academic research and examples of the...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. From Popular Culture to Everyday Life

    By John Storey

    From Popular Culture to Everyday Life presents a critical exploration of the development of everyday life as an object of study in cultural analysis, wherein John Storey addresses the way in which everyday life is beginning to replace popular culture as a primary concept in cultural studies....

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Celebrity Advocacy and International Development

    By Dan Brockington

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Celebrity advocacy is a curious phenomenon. It occupies a significant proportion of the public domain, but does so without engaging particularly well with much of the public. Yet this may not matter very much. Many people at the core of advocacy, and in political and business elites, simply do not...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa

    A Postcolonial Outlook

    Edited by Walid El Hamamsy, Mounira Soliman

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book explores the body and the production process of popular culture in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Iran in the first decade of the 21st century, and up to the current historical moment. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and cultural issues in film, cartoons...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Reflecting on Cosmetic Surgery

    Body image, Shame and Narcissism

    By Jane Megan Northrop

    Cosmetic surgery represents an extreme form of modern grooming. It is the fastest growing medical specialty, yet misconceptions abound about those who undertake it and their reasons for doing so. With a grounded approach, engaging 30 women through in-depth interview, this study explores how they...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The 1970s and its Legacies in India's Cinemas

    Edited by Priya Joshi, Rajinder Dudrah

    The 1970s was a pivotal decade in the Indian social, cultural, political and economic landscape: the global oil crisis, wars with China and Pakistan in the previous decade, the Bangladesh war of 1971, labour and food shortages, widespread political corruption, and the declaration of the state of...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

    Pop Goth

    Edited by Justin Edwards, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature
    By Blanka Grzegorczyk
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014
  2. Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions
    By Stacy Takacs
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  3. Pedagogy, Image Practices, and Contested Corporealities
    Edited by Sarah Brophy, Janice Hladki
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  4. Soccer in the Middle East
    Edited by Alon Raab, Issam Khalidi
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  5. New Media in New Europe-Asia
    Edited by Jeremy Morris, Natalya Rulyova, Vlad Strukov
    To Be Published October 3rd 2014

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