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  1. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge