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Major Works: Social & Cultural History

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 192 new and published major works in the subject of Social & Cultural History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Film and the Working Class

    The Feature Film in British and American Society

    By Peter Stead

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Taking the subject chronologically from the 1890s to when the book was initially published in 1989, this book analyses those films specifically concerned with working-class conditions and struggle, and discusses them within the context of the debate on the social significance of the feature film....

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Hollywood Goes to War

    Films and American Society, 1939-1952

    By Colin Shindler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    A historian’s view of the relationship between American history and the American film industry, this book is a witty and perceptive account of Hollywood and its films in the years from the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe to the end of the war in Korea, It describes how film makers and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Image and Influence

    Studies in the Sociology of Film

    By Andrew Tudor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This text outlines what sociologists need to know of the nature of communication and of mass culture, while also looking in some empirical detail at the workings of the Hollywood community and the psychology of the star system. It explores trends such as attempts to adapt semiology and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Masters of the Soviet Cinema

    Crippled Creative Biographies

    By Herbert Marshall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Dovzhenko, Vertov: these Soviet film directors are acknowledged to be among the greatest in the history of cinematography. To Eisenstein we owe such films as Battleship Potemkin and October; to Pudovkin Mother and The End of St Petersburg; to Dovzhenko Earth and Zvenigora; and...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Our Lady Cinema

    How and Why I went into the Photo-play World and What I Found There

    By Harry Furniss

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This charming classic of film literature was originally published in 1914 and hence represents an early attempt to catalogue the allure of cinema and how the motion picture industry began. This tale of life in the early days of cinema will be of interest to film historians and anyone interested in...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Hollywood Feature Film in Postwar Britain

    By Paul Swann

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    When this book was originally published in 1987, the American feature film had been colonising the world’s imagination for over 75 years and the book studies that experience in Britain, where American films have always dominated cinema screens, both commercially and intellectually. The timeframe is...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Visions of Yesterday

    By Jeffrey Richards

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Film is an important source of social history, as well as having been a popular art form from the early twentieth century. This study shows how a society, consciously or unconsciously, is mirrored in its cinema. It considers the role of the cinema in dramatizing popular beliefs and myths, and takes...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Where we Came In

    Seventy Years of the British Film Industry

    By Charles Allen Oakley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Originally published in 1964, this book tells the history of the British cinematograph industry for the first time. It describes moments of splendid triumph and others of shattering failure. The mood switches from reckless optimism to demoralising pessimism, from years in which British films won...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Mass-Observation at the Movies

    Edited by Jeffrey Richards, Dorothy Sheridan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    The Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s), a pioneering independent effort aimed at education, specialised in material about everyday life in Britain and recorded material through a panel of around 500 volunteer observers who maintained diaries or replied to open-ended...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Children and Empire

    Edited by Cheryl M. Cassidy, Andrea Kaston Tange

    Series: History of Feminism

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse The History of Feminism series makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of women’s and gender studies, women’s history, and women’s writing, as well as those working in allied and related fields....

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Nationalism and Archaeology in Europe
    Edited by Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Timothy Champion
    To Be Published October 19th 2014
  2. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery
    By Alix Wilkinson
    To Be Published October 19th 2014
  3. Celtic Craftsmanship in Bronze
    By H.E. Kilbride-Jones
    To Be Published October 19th 2014
  4. The History of Sexuality
    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams
    To Be Published August 14th 2015

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