granchester make the most of Lovereading eleanor oliphant debuts of the month eligible curtis sittenfeld
Search our site
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley Read the opening extract of the brand new Steven Rowley book before its publication on 05/10/2017

Popular culture books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Popular culture category. Presented with a red border are the Popular culture books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Popular culture books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Game of Thrones Twin Pins Two Enamel Pins by Chronicle Books Game of Thrones Twin Pins Two Enamel Pins

This two-pin set allows Game of Thrones fans to declare their allegiance to House Targaryen or House Stark on a stylish lapel or bag.
Format: Other merchandise - Released: 19/09/2017

Casting Masculinity in Spanish Film Negotiating Identity in a Consumer Age by Mary Hartson Casting Masculinity in Spanish Film Negotiating Identity in a Consumer Age

This book explores representations of masculinity in Spanish film from the early Franco dictatorship through the present. It describes the rise of consumerism in Spain and, through an analysis of over 60 films, and shows how the hegemonic masculine models...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Shame Nation The Global Epidemic of Online Hate by Sue Scheff, Melissa Schorr, Monica Lewinsky Shame Nation The Global Epidemic of Online Hate
, ,

Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Aestheticism, Evil, Homosexuality, and Hannibal If Oscar Wilde Ate People by Geoff Klock Aestheticism, Evil, Homosexuality, and Hannibal If Oscar Wilde Ate People

This book investigates the bittersweet legacy of the art-for-art's sake movement in today's popular culture and the modern landscape where questions of beauty are seen as secondary to those of social justice by examining Bryan Fuller's Hannibal, among other works...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Horse in Literature and Film Uncovering a Transcultural Paradigm by Francisco LaRubia-Prado The Horse in Literature and Film Uncovering a Transcultural Paradigm

This book explores the balancing function that horses play when they become central characters in literature and film. Through close readings of texts from the Middle Ages until the present, covering works from Eastern and Western cultures, the book examines...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Against Everything On Dishonest Times by Mark Greif Against Everything On Dishonest Times

A brilliant collection of essays from one of the most highly acclaimed young writers in the US - Featured in: The Guardian Best Books of 2016 and NY Magazine Best Books of 2016
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Naughty Nineties The Triumph of the American Libido by David Friend The Naughty Nineties The Triumph of the American Libido

THE NAUGHTY NINETIES is the first sexual history of the decade when the Baby Boomers took over Washington, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue, ultimately winning the culture wars.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Travel Matching Game My Little Cities by Jennifer Adams Travel Matching Game My Little Cities

A classic toddler Matching Game format goes global in this favorite game for babies around the world!
Format: Game - Released: 05/09/2017

On Video Games The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space by Soraya Murray On Video Games The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space

Video games are a defining part of mass visual culture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Popular Culture A User's Guide by Imre Szeman, Susie O'Brien Popular Culture A User's Guide
,
Popular Culture: A User s Guide, International Edition ventures beyond the history of pop culture to give readers the vocabulary and tools to address and analyze the contemporary cultural landscape that surrounds them.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2017

Popular Culture A User's Guide by Imre Szeman, Susie O'Brien Popular Culture A User's Guide
,
Popular Culture: A User s Guide, International Edition ventures beyond the history of pop culture to give readers the vocabulary and tools to address and analyze the contemporary cultural landscape that surrounds them.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Toward a Chican@ Hip Hop Anticolonialism by Pancho McFarland Toward a Chican@ Hip Hop Anticolonialism

Toward a Chican@ Hip Hop Anti-Colonialism makes visible the anti-colonial, alterNative politics in hip hop texts created by Chican@s and Xican@s (indigenous-identified people of Mexican descent in the US). McFarland builds on indigenous knowledge, anarchism, and transnational feminism to identify...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Katamari Damacy by L. E. Hall Katamari Damacy


Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2017

Fandom, Second Edition Identities and Communities in a Mediated World by Jonathan Gray Fandom, Second Edition Identities and Communities in a Mediated World

A completely updated edition of a seminal work on fans and communities We are all fans. Whether we follow our favorite celebrities on Twitter, attend fan conventions such as Comic Con, or simply wait with bated breath for the next...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Fandom, Second Edition Identities and Communities in a Mediated World by Jonathan Gray Fandom, Second Edition Identities and Communities in a Mediated World

A completely updated edition of a seminal work on fans and communities We are all fans. Whether we follow our favorite celebrities on Twitter, attend fan conventions such as Comic Con, or simply wait with bated breath for the next...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Coming Soon

Introducing Japanese Popular Culture by Alisa (University of Oregon, USA) Freedman Introducing Japanese Popular Culture
,
Designed for teaching undergraduates, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook providing up-to-date and in-depth insights into a wide range of topics, from manga and anime to cinema and fashion, magazines and novels to videogames, food, and contemporary art....
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

77 Dates with Your Dog by Katharina von der Leyen 77 Dates with Your Dog

With a big dollop of humor and affection, Katharina von der Leyen offers her expert advice in 77 Dates with Your Dog, suggesting 77 fun activities to enhance the relationship between dog owners and their four-legged friends-and have a good...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

No Future Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984 by Matthew (University of Reading) Worley No Future Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984

An innovative history of British youth culture during the 1970s and 1980s, charting the full spectrum of punk's cultural development.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Introducing Japanese Popular Culture by Alisa (University of Oregon, USA) Freedman Introducing Japanese Popular Culture
,
Designed for teaching undergraduates, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook providing up-to-date and in-depth insights into a wide range of topics, from manga and anime to cinema and fashion, magazines and novels to videogames, food, and contemporary art....
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Zoo Portraits by Yago Partal Zoo Portraits

Spanish photographer Yago Partal's aim is to increase our awareness of animals who need protection with his Zoo Portraits project, which launched in 2013. The project presents animals in anthropomorphized form, wearing clothing and accessories that echo the animal's temperament...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Custard, Culverts and Cake Academics on Life in The Archers by Cara Courage Custard, Culverts and Cake Academics on Life in The Archers

Leading scholars from the Academic Archers network combine a love of The Archers with their specialist subjects, in Custard, Culverts and Cake - a sometimes serious, but most often wry look at the people of Ambridge. Scholars take on subjects...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Mute A Visual Document by Daniel Miller, Terry Burrows Mute A Visual Document
,
The authoritative, sumptuously illustrated history of Mute Records, a one-man label which helped launch Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Goldfrapp, and many more
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Jacksons Legacy by The Jacksons, Fred Bronson The Jacksons Legacy
,

Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, And Real Cool Cats Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980 by Peter Doyle Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, And Real Cool Cats Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Furry Nation The True Story of America's Most Misunderstood Subclulture by Joe (Joe Strike) Strike Furry Nation The True Story of America's Most Misunderstood Subclulture


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Brave New Weed Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis by Joe Dolce Brave New Weed Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis

The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating brave new world of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant.Pot. Weed. Grass. Mary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

High Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users by Ingrid Walker High Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users

Whether drinking Red Bull, relieving chronic pain with oxycodone, or experimenting with Ecstasy, Americans participate in a culture of self-medication, using psychoactive substances to enhance or manage our moods. A drug-free America seems to be a fantasyland that most people...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/10/2017

High Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users by Ingrid Walker High Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users

Whether drinking Red Bull, relieving chronic pain with oxycodone, or experimenting with Ecstasy, Americans participate in a culture of self-medication, using psychoactive substances to enhance or manage our moods. A drug-free America seems to be a fantasyland that most people...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

The Materiality of Love Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice by Anna (University of Silesia, Poland) Malinowska The Materiality of Love Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice
,
Drawing on love studies and research in material cultures, this book seeks to re-examine love through materiality studies, especially their recent incarnations, new materialism and object-oriented philosophy, to spark a debate on the relationship between love, objects and forms of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

Disrobed How Clothing Predicts Economic Cycles, Saves Lives, and Determines the Future by Syl Tang Disrobed How Clothing Predicts Economic Cycles, Saves Lives, and Determines the Future

Disrobed explores how clothing reflects the state of the world and where it might be headed. Syl Tang brilliantly links the clothes we wear to world concerns such as the environment, water security, culture clashes, and economic booms and busts....
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Transnational Cinematic and Popular Music Icons Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, and Queen Latifah, 1917-2017 by Aaron Lefkovitz Transnational Cinematic and Popular Music Icons Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, and Queen Latifah, 1917-2017

This book explores the films and popular music of Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, and Queen Latifah,connecting each performer to female black-transnational histories and nonwhite female performers' representational struggles.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Humour as Politics The Political Aesthetics of Contemporary Comedy by Nicholas Holm Humour as Politics The Political Aesthetics of Contemporary Comedy

This book argues that recent developments in contemporary comedy have changed not just the way we laugh but the way we understand the world. Drawing on a range of contemporary televisual, cinematic and digital examples, from Seinfeld and Veep to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China by Jingsi Christina Wu Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China

Furthermore, Entertainment and Politics in Contemporary China is the first book to apply the theoretical innovation of an aesthetic public sphere in examining closely the linkages between China's political life and activities in the country's culture sphere.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Bizarrism Vol Ii by Chris Mikul Bizarrism Vol Ii


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

What Remains Everyday Encounters with the Socialist Past in Germany by Jonathan (Associate Professor, The New School) Bach What Remains Everyday Encounters with the Socialist Past in Germany
,
What happens when an entire modern state's material culture becomes abruptly obsolete? How do ordinary people encounter what remains? In this ethnography, Jonathan Bach examines the afterlife of East Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall, as things and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Games are Not The Difficult and Definitive Guide to What Video Games are by David Myers Games are Not The Difficult and Definitive Guide to What Video Games are

In Game are not, David Myers demonstrates that current controversies and conflicts surrounding the meanings and effects of videogames are not going away; they are essential properties of the game's unique and paradoxical aesthetic form: a form critical to human...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

How to be Cool The 150 Essential Idols, Ideals and Other Cool S*** by Thomas Hodgkinson How to be Cool The 150 Essential Idols, Ideals and Other Cool S***

From the co-author of the brilliant How to Sound Cultured, a wry and incisive guide to the people and ideas that have defined cool.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

My Life in Emoticons A Journal by Chronicle Books My Life in Emoticons A Journal

Emoji-fy your life.
Format: Notebook / blank book - Released: 01/08/2017

A Year of Nerd Trivia Page-A-Day Calendar 2018 by Workman Publishing A Year of Nerd Trivia Page-A-Day Calendar 2018

The kids who skipped prom to play Dungeons and Dragons are now multibillionaires heading unicorn start-ups. Nerds--so hot right now! Celebrate all things geeky, from right-on book recommendations (like The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin) to clever life hacks...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/08/2017

Game Worlds Get Real How Who We Are Online Became Who We Are Offline by Zek Valkyrie Game Worlds Get Real How Who We Are Online Became Who We Are Offline

This book explores how after 20 years of existence, virtual world games have evolved: the social landscapes within digital worlds have become rigid and commodified, and play and fun have become rational and mechanical products.* Explains how social rigidity in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

The Knife Went in Real Life Murderers and Our Culture by Theodore Dalrymple The Knife Went in Real Life Murderers and Our Culture

A hands-on update of George Orwell's famous but romantic essay The Decline of the English Murder by Birmingham-city prison GP and psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Sophisticated Swearing Flip Book by Sophisticated Swearing Flip Book


Format: Spiral bound - Released: 24/07/2017

The Stars In Our Eyes The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them by Julie Klam The Stars In Our Eyes The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

How Genes Matter Genetic Medicine as Subjectivisation Practices by Bernhard Wieser How Genes Matter Genetic Medicine as Subjectivisation Practices

Understanding the significance of genetic factors for our lives requires an analysis that goes beyond biological aspects. It is especially necessary to take into account how human beings relate to others and to themselves. Who we are is a result...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

Audio Culture, Readings in Modern Music by Christoph (Hampshire College, USA) Cox Audio Culture, Readings in Modern Music
,
The groundbreaking Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum; September 2004; paperback original) maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, Audio Culture traces the genealogy of current musical practices...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Registered users have access to unique site features

Register now