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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 254 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. Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia

    Edited by Andrew N. Weintraub

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Home to approximately one-fifth of the world’s Muslim population, Indonesia and Malaysia are often overlooked or misrepresented in media discourses about Islam. Islam is a religion but there is also a popular culture, or popular cultures of Islam that are mass mediated, commercialized,...

    Published July 28th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports

    By Belinda Wheaton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    This important new study examines the changing place and meaning of lifestyle sports – parkour, surfing, skateboarding, kite-surfing and others – and asks whether they continue to pose a challenge to the dominant meanings and experience of ‘sport’ and physical culture. Drawing on a series of...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Sports Videogames

    Edited by Mia Consalvo, Konstantin Mitgutsch, Abe Stein

    From Pong to Madden NFL to Wii Fit, Sports Videogames argues for the multiple ways that sports videogames—alongside televised and physical sports—impact one another, and how players and viewers make sense of these multiple forms of play and information in their daily lives. Through case studies,...

    Published July 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Unspeakable Awfulness

    America Through the Eyes of European Travelers, 1865-1900

    By Kenneth D. Rose

    The late nineteenth century was a golden age for European travel in the United States. For prosperous Europeans, a journey to America was a fresh alternative to the more familiar ‘Grand Tour’ of their own continent, promising encounters with a vast, wild landscape, and with people whose culture was...

    Published July 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Pervasive Animation

    Edited by Suzanne Buchan

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    This new addition to the AFI Film Readers series brings together original scholarship on animation in contemporary moving image culture, from classic experimental and independent shorts to digital animation and installation. The collection - that is also a philosophy of animation - foregrounds new...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games

    By Jules Boykoff

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The Olympic Games have become the world’s greatest media and marketing event—a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this...

    Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. American Theology, Superhero Comics, and Cinema

    The Marvel of Stan Lee and the Revolution of a Genre

    By Anthony Mills

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

    Stan Lee, who was the head writer of Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, co-created such popular heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and Daredevil. This book traces the ways in which American theologians and comic books of the era were not only both saying...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Barthes’ "Mythologies" Today

    Readings of Contemporary Culture

    Edited by Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is Barthes’ seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture. Leading...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge

  9. After Taste: Cultural Value and the Moving Image

    Edited by Julia Vassilieva, Constantine Verevis

    In the wake of the debates over high/low culture distinction spilling into the effective dismantling of the boundary that once separated them, the past decade has seen the explosion of ‘bad taste’ production on screen. Starting with paracinema or ‘badfilm’ – a movement that has grown up around...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Unthinking Eurocentrism

    Multiculturalism and the Media, 2nd Edition

    By Ella Shohat, Robert Stam

    Series: Sightlines

    Unthinking Eurocentrism, a seminal and award-winning work in postcolonial studies first published in 1994, explored Eurocentrism as an interlocking network of buried premises, embedded narratives, and submerged tropes that constituted a broadly shared epistemology. Within a transdisciplinary study,...

    Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge