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  1. Punk in Russia

    Cultural mutation from the “useless” to the “moronic”

    By Ivan Gololobov, Hilary Pilkington, Yngvar B Steinholt

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide and is poised to extend and mutate even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have an impact and to shock is well illustrated by the state response to activist collective...

    Published March 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Popular Music in a Digital Music Economy

    Problems and Practices for an Emerging Service Industry

    By Tim J. Anderson

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    In the late 1990s, the MP3 became the de facto standard for digital audio files and the networked computer began to claim a significant place in the lives of more and more listeners. The dovetailing of these two circumstances is the basis of a new mode of musical production and distribution where...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Popular Culture in Africa

    The Episteme of the Everyday

    Edited by Stephanie Newell, Onookome Okome

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Chinese Media

    Edited by Michael Keane, Wanning Sun

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    From an area of specialist research a decade ago China’s media has become now an important element of research and teaching worldwide, not only in specific Chinese cultural studies courses at the university level but increasingly in post-graduate research and in the domain of business consultancy....

    Published July 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Radio's New Wave

    Global Sound in the Digital Era

    Edited by Jason Loviglio, Michele Hilmes

    Radio’s New Wave explores the evolution of audio media and sound scholarship in the digital age. Extending and updating the focus of their widely acclaimed 2001 book The Radio Reader, Hilmes and Loviglio gather together innovative work by both established and rising scholars to explore the ways...

    Published May 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Readings in Law and Popular Culture

    Edited by Steven Greenfield, Guy Osborn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture

    Readings in Law and Popular Culture is the first book to bring together high quality research, with an emphasis on context, from key researchers working at the cutting-edge of both law and cultural disciplines. Fascinating and varied, the volume crosses many boundaries, dealing with areas as...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Justice as Improvisation

    The Law of the Extempore

    By Sara Ramshaw

    Justice as Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore theorises the relationship between justice and improvisation through the case of the New York City cabaret laws. Discourses around improvisation often imprison it in a quasi-ethical relationship with the authentic, singular ‘other’. The same can be...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. A History of Popular Culture

    More of Everything, Faster and Brighter, 2nd Edition

    By Raymond F. Betts, Lyz Bly

    This lively and informative survey provides a thematic global history of popular culture focusing on the period since the end of the Second World War. A History of Popular Culture explores the rapid diffusion and 'hybridization' of popular culture as the result of three conditions of the world...

    Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Melodies of the Mind

    Connections between psychoanalysis and music

    By Julie Jaffee Nagel

    What can psychoanalysis learn from music? What can music learn from psychoanalysis? Can the analysis of music itself provide a primary source of psychological data? Drawing on Freud's concept of the oral road to the unconscious, Melodies of the Mind invites the reader to take a journey on an aural...

    Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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