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Major Works: Social & Cultural History

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 205 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. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Marxism
    By Various
    To Be Published April 5th 2015
  2. Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia
    By Various
    To Be Published April 22nd 2015
  3. Memoirs of an Eighteenth Century Footman: John Macdonald Travels (1745-1779)
    By John Macdonald
    To Be Published April 28th 2015
  4. The History of Sexuality
    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams
    To Be Published June 9th 2015

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