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  1. Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture

    Gender, Crime, and Science

    By Lindsay Steenberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This book identifies, traces, and interrogates contemporary American culture's fascination with forensic science. It looks to the many different sites, genres, and media where the forensic has become a cultural commonplace. It turns firstly to the most visible spaces where forensic science has...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Chinese Cinema

    Edited by Chris Berry

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Chinese cinema is the only non-English language cinema to have a significant global presence. From multiplex blockbusters like Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to festival hits such as Jia Zhangke’s Still Life, Chinese cinema succeeds like no other foreign-language cinema. The...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Arab Cultural Studies

    History, Politics and the Popular

    Edited by Anastasia Valassopoulos

    This book seeks to both showcase and further develop innovative research and debates on contemporary Arab cultural production. Popular culture in the form of cinema, popular music, literature, visual media and cyber-cultures, both local and imported, enjoy a central role in Arab cultural life, and...

    Published November 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film

    Radical Projection

    By Jennifer Lynde Barker

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Through a series of detailed film case histories ranging from The Great Dictator to Hiroshima mon amour to The Lives of Others, The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection explores the genesis and recurrence of antifascist aesthetics as it manifests in the WWII, Cold War and Post-Wall...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Hindi Cinema

    Repeating the Subject

    By Nandini Bhattacharya

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Hindi Cinema is full of instances of repetition of themes, narratives, plots and characters. By looking at 60 years of Hindi cinema, this book focuses on the phenomenon as a crucial thematic and formal code that is problematic when representing the national and cinematic subject. It reflects on the...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Global Perspectives on Tarzan

    From King of the Jungle to International Icon

    Edited by Annette Wannamaker, Michelle Ann Abate

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves as the basis for...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s

    Blackness and Genre

    By Novotny Lawrence

    Series: Studies in African American History and Culture

    During the early years of the motion picture industry, black performers were often depicted as shuckin’ and jivin’ caricatures. Specifically, black males were portrayed as toms, coons and bucks, while the mammy and tragic mulatto archetypes circumscribed black femininity. This misrepresentation...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Westerns

    The Essential 'Journal of Popular Film and Television' Collection

    Edited by Gary R. Edgerton, Michael T. Marsden

    For nearly two centuries, Americans have embraced the Western like no other artistic genre. Creators and consumers alike have utilized this story form in literature, painting, film, radio and television to explore questions of national identity and purpose. Westerns: The Essential Collection...

    Published March 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Persistence of Hollywood

    By Thomas Elsaesser

    While Hollywood’s success – its persistence – has remained constant for almost one hundred years, the study of its success has undergone significant expansion and transformation. Since the 1960s, Thomas Elsaesser’s research has spearheaded the study of Hollywood, beginning with his...

    Published December 5th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Crime

    By Sarah Casey Benyahia

    Series: Routledge Film Guidebooks

    Crime films have, since the earliest days of cinema, been popular with audiences, industry and critics alike and encompassed a diverse range of subjects, styles and themes. The genre provides a range of pleasures for the spectator, from taking on the role of the detective in the pursuit of clues in...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge