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Major Works: Social & Cultural History

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 209 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.

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. Cinema Eye, Cinema Ear

    Some Key Film-makers of the Sixties

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Since the cinema first began to be taken seriously as an art form, there has been a constant debate on the question: who is the real creator of the film, the writer or the director? This study of a group of key film-makers in the sixties suggests that during this decade there was an emergence...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Cinema, Literature & Society

    Elite and Mass Culture in Interwar Britain

    By Peter Miles, Malcolm Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    During the interwar period cinema and literature seemed to be at odds with each other, part of the continuing struggle between mass and elite culture which so worried writers such as Aldous Huxley, T.S. Eliot and the Leavises. And this cultural divide appeared to be sharp evidence of a deeper...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Directors and Directions

    Cinema for the Seventies

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This is a study of nine key film-makers who came into prominence in the early ‘70s: Claude Chabrol, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lindsay Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey, Satyajit Ray, Miklos Jancsó, and Dušan Makavejev – representing seven film-producing countries. In this book...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Early Cinema in Russia and its Cultural Reception

    By Yuri Tsivian

    Edited by Richard Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This book examines the development of cinematic form and culture in Russia, from its late nineteenth-century beginnings as a fairground attraction to the early post-Revolutionary years. The author traces the changing perceptions of cinema and its social transition from a modernist invention to a...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Eisenstein: A Documentary Portrait

    By Norman Swallow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Of all the pioneers of the cinema, the Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein has exerted the most enduring hold on the popular imagination. This book offers a unique portrait of the director based on the personal recollections of those who knew him. Originally published in 1976, it is illustrated...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Feature Films as History

    Edited by K. R. M. Short

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Bringing together the work of leading film historians, originally published in 1981, this book illustrates the breadth of methodological approaches adopted by the field and the variety of its interests. Dealing with a period from about 1924-1945, it considers feature films in particular, showing...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The History of Sexuality
    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams
    To Be Published June 30th 2015
  2. Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World
    By Joseph Bristow
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  3. From Brown to Bunter: The Life and Death of the School Story
    By P. W. Musgrave
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  4. Crime in England: 1550-1800
    Edited by J S Cockburn
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  5. The Reform of Prisoners: 1830-1900
    By Willam James Forsythe
    To Be Published September 8th 2015

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