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  1. The Emergence of Rock and Roll

    Music and the Rise of American Youth Culture

    By Mitchell K. Hall

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was the subject of controversy and contention....

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cover Stories (Routledge Revivals)

    Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller

    By Michael Denning

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, this title tracks the spy thriller from John Buchanan to Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré, and shows how these tales of spies, moles, and the secret service tell a history of modern society, translating the political and cultural transformations of the twentieth...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Cultural Policy in East Asia

    Contemporary Issues and Trends

    Edited by Lorraine Lim

    This book provides an introduction to the contemporary issues that are occurring in cultural policy in East Asia today. Interest in East Asia has grown considerably in recent years due not only to the emergence of economic super-powers such as China but also to the cultural impact the region is...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Television at Large in South Asia

    Edited by Aswin Punathambekar, Shanti Kumar

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    This book explores the empirical and theoretical significance of understanding television as a dynamic technology, a creative industry, and a vibrant cultural form that is "at large" in South Asia. Bringing together prominent scholars who have shaped television studies in South Asia, as well as...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Media and the Sexualization of Childhood

    By Barrie Gunter

    Media and the Sexualization of Childhood examines the on-going debates surrounding the prominence of sexual themes in children’s lives, from clothes and accessories, toys and games, to music, entertainment media, advertising, and new media platforms. Parents, educators and politicians around the...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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