Postmillennial Pop

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  1. The Dark Fantastic
    Reveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not only a lack of representation, but a lack of imagination Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws... Learn More
    Published: 21st May 2019
    Hardback | £21.99
  2. The Power of Sports
    A provocative, must-read investigation that both appreciates the importance of—and punctures the hype around—big-time contemporary American athletics In an increasingly secular, fragmented, and distracted culture, nothing... Learn More
    Published: 23rd April 2019
    Hardback | £27.99
  3. Video Games Have Always Been Queer
    Argues for the queer potential of video games While popular discussions about queerness in video games often focus on big-name, mainstream games that feature LGBTQ characters, like Mass Effect or Dragon Age, Bonnie Ruberg... Learn More
    Published: 19th March 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Social Media Entertainment
    How the transformation of social media platforms and user-experience have redefined the entertainment industry In a little over a decade, competing social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,... Learn More
    Published: 26th February 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  5. Anti-Fandom
    A revealing look at the pleasure we get from hating figures like politicians, celebrities, and TV characters, showcased in approaches that explore snark, hate-watching, and trolling   The work of a fan takes many forms:... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
    PDF | £28.00
  6. Old Futures
    Traverses the history of imagined futures from the 1890s to the 2010s, interweaving speculative visions of gender, race, and sexuality from literature, film, and digital media Old Futures explores the social, political, and... Learn More
    Published: 25th September 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
    PDF | £28.00
  7. Playing to the Crowd
    Explains what happened to music—for both artists and fans—when music went online. Playing to the Crowd explores and explains how the rise of digital communication platforms has transformed artist-fan relationships into... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £22.99
    PDF | £27.00
  8. More Than Meets the Eye
    A rare look at the role of special effects in creating fictional worlds and transmedia franchises From comic book universes crowded with soaring superheroes and shattering skyscrapers to cosmic empires set in far-off galaxies,... Learn More
    Published: 13th March 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  9. Antisocial Media
    The debate surrounding the transformation of work at the hands of digital technology and the anxieties brought forth by automation, the sharing economy, and the exploitation of leisure  We have been told that digital... Learn More
    Published: 16th January 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £20.99
    PDF | £25.00
  10. Open TV
    How the internet transformed television   Before HBO’s hit show Insecure, Issa Rae’s comedy about being a nerdy black woman debuted as a YouTube web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, her response to... Learn More
    Published: 9th January 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
    PDF | £28.00
  11. Diversión
    Winner, 2018 Peter C. Rollins Book Prize, presented by the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Winner, 2018 Robert K. Martin Book Prize, presented by the Canadian American Studies Association A re-examination... Learn More
    Published: 18th July 2017
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  12. The Sonic Color Line
    The unheard history of how race and racism are constructed from sound and maintained through the listening ear.  Race is a visual phenomenon, the ability to see “difference.” At least that is what conventional wisdom... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2016
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £21.99
    PDF | £22.00
  13. Restricted Access
    How reconsidering digital media and participatory cultures from the standpoint of disability allows for a full understanding of accessibility.  While digital media can offer many opportunities for civic and cultural... Learn More
    Published: 29th March 2016
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  14. The New Mutants
    How fantasy meets reality as popular culture evolves and ignites postwar gender, sexual, and race revolutions.  2017 The Association for the Studies of the Present Book PrizeFinalist Mention, 2017 Lora Romero First Book... Learn More
    Published: 22nd January 2016
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  15. Modernity's Ear
    Inside the global music industry and the racialized and gendered assumptions we make about what we hear  Fearing the rapid disappearance of indigenous cultures, twentieth-century American ethnographers turned to the... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £20.99
    PDF | £24.00
  16. Surveillance Cinema
    In Paris, a static video camera keeps watch on a bourgeois home. In Portland, a webcam documents the torture and murder of kidnap victims. And in clandestine intelligence offices around the world, satellite technologies relentlessly... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £20.99
    PDF | £25.00
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