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Cultural Studies

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Narrative Podcasting in an Age of Obsession

Evaluating the rise of podcasting and the storytelling trends that emerged

After Disruption

A Future for Cultural Memory

How we plan for and develop a more just, sustainable, and healthy future for memory infrastructure

Sensing Health

Bodies, Data, and Digital Health Technologies

An exploration of the experience of “health” in the age of the smart watch


Legacy of the Real-Time Strategy

One game’s influence on the rise of e-sports and video game strategy

Cinema Ann Arbor

How Campus Rebels Forged a Singular Film Culture

A fascinating journey into the DIY spirit of a highly influential film community

Mortal Kombat

Games of Death

An introduction to one of the world's most iconic fighting games

Transgenerational Media Industries

Adults, Children, and the Reproduction of Culture

Media industry strategies of production and consumption transform the boundaries between adulthood and childhood while reinforcing social norms, reproductive ideals, and labor hierarchies.

Coeds Ruining the Nation

Women, Education, and Social Change in Postwar Japanese Media

A unique glimpse into the hopes and fears of the Japanese people as coeducation was first introduced in the Occupation period.

Soda Goes Pop

Pepsi-Cola Advertising and Popular Music

Pepsi turned pop music in commercials from novelty to norm—with profound effects on both American culture and commerce

Transgression in Korea

Beyond Resistance and Control

Challenges our understanding of transgression— its causes, goals, and motives— across a comprehensive reading of South Korean media

Communicative Biocapitalism

The Voice of the Patient in Digital Health and the Health Humanities

Scrutinizes dominant models of health and ability, race, and gender and the structure of digital health

The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture

Popular culture has reimagined death as entertainment and monsters as heroes, reflecting a profound contempt for the human race 

Smartland Korea

Mobile Communication, Culture, and Society

An engaging and comprehensive look at the Korean smartphone industry and culture

Star Worlds

Freedom Versus Control in Online Gameworlds

A ground-breaking look at the paradox of technology to both liberate and enslave our current culture by noted scholar William Sims Bainbridge

War on Autism

On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence

Challenges the discourses of autism awareness campaigns for the “logic of violence” they often conceal

Science Fiction in Argentina

Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse

An exploration of science fiction literature, cinema, theater, and comics from Argentina over the last 140 years.

Aesthetics of Discomfort

Conversations on Disquieting Art

Describes and defends the centrality of discomfort for consumers of various arts—literature, architecture, visual art, music, dance, and cinema

Ethical Programs

Hospitality and the Rhetorics of Software

Explores the rhetorical potential and problems of a new era of hosts and guests

In Permanent Crisis

Ethnicity in Contemporary European Media and Cinema

Dissects the ways filmmakers frame ethnic and racial Otherness in Europe as adornments of catastrophe


Geometries of Play

Enumerates and analyzes Tempest’s landmark qualities—from aesthetics and development to its impact on video game history and culture

Digital Rhetoric

Theory, Method, Practice

A survey of a range of disciplines whose practitioners are venturing into the new field of digital rhetoric, examining the history of the ways digital and networked technologies inhabit and shape traditional rhetorical practices as well as considering new rhetorics made possible by current technologies

Hallyu 2.0

The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media

The first scholarly volume to investigate the impact of social media and other communication technologies on the global dissemination of the Korean Wave

Internationalizing "International Communication"

A critical intervention in international communications, in which an array of eminent scholars challenge the Western-dominated conceptions of the field

Imagining the Global

Transnational Media and Popular Culture Beyond East and West

A focused multisited cultural analysis that reflects on the symbiotic relationship between the local, the national, and the global

Religion and Spanish Film

Luis Buñuel, the Franco Era, and Contemporary Directors

How Spanish directors have handled religious themes, with their highly-charged political implications, from the historical avant-garde to 2010