The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies comprises contemporary texts by key authors and artists who are active in the emerging field of remix studies. As an organic international movement, remix culture originated in the popular music culture of the 1970s, and has since grown into a rich cultural activity encompassing numerous forms of media.

The act of recombining pre-existing material brings up pressing questions of authenticity, reception, authorship, copyright, and the techno-politics of media activism. This book approaches remix studies from various angles, including sections on history, aesthetics, ethics, politics, and practice, and presents theoretical chapters alongside case studies of remix projects. The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies is a valuable resource for both researchers and remix practitioners, as well as a teaching tool for instructors using remix practices in the classroom.

chapter |12 pages


ByEduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, Xtine Burrough

part |120 pages


chapter |28 pages

Remix and the Dialogic Engine of Culture

A Model for Generative Combinatoriality
ByMartin Irvine

chapter |11 pages

A Rhetoric of Remix

ByScott H. Church

chapter |14 pages

Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal1

Reflections on Cut-Copy-Paste Culture
ByStefan Sonvilla-Weiss

chapter |15 pages

Toward a Remix Culture

An Existential Perspective
ByVito Campanelli

chapter |13 pages

An Oral History of Sampling

From Turntables to Mashups
ByKembrew McLeod

chapter |8 pages

Can I Borrow Your Proper Name?

Remixing Signatures and the Contemporary Author
ByCicero Inacio da Silva

chapter |12 pages

The Extended Remix

Rhetoric and History
ByMargie Borschke

chapter |17 pages

Culture and Remix

A Theory on Cultural Sublation
ByEduardo Navas

part |92 pages


chapter |19 pages

Remix Strategies in Social Media

ByLev Manovich

chapter |13 pages

Remixing the Plague of Images

Video Art from Latin America in a Transnational Context
ByErandy Vergara

chapter |13 pages

Race and Remix

The Aesthetics of Race in the Visual and Performing Arts
ByTashima Thomas

chapter |12 pages

Digital Poetics and Remix Culture

From the Artisanal Image to the Immaterial Image
ByMonica Tavares

chapter |13 pages

The End of an Aura

Nostalgia, Memory, and the Haunting of Hip Hop
ByRoy Christopher

chapter |8 pages

Appropriation is Activism

ByByron Russell

part |96 pages


chapter |20 pages

The Emerging Ethics of Networked Culture

ByAram Sinnreich

chapter |12 pages

Cutting Scholarship Together/Apart

Rethinking the Political Economy of Scholarly Book Publishing
ByJanneke Adema

chapter |13 pages

Copyright and Fair Use in Remix

From Alarmism to Action
ByPatricia Aufderheide

chapter |13 pages

I Thought I Made a Vid, but Then You Told Me That I Didn't

Aesthetics and Boundary Work in the Fan-Vidding Community
ByKatharina Freund

chapter |14 pages

Peeling the Layers of the Onion

Authorship in Mashup and Remix Cultures
ByJohn Logie

chapter |11 pages

Remixthecontext (A Theoretical Fiction)

ByMark Amerika

part |88 pages


chapter |10 pages

A Capital Remix

ByRachel O'Dwyer

chapter |13 pages

Remix Practices and Activism

A Semiotic Analysis of Creative Dissent
ByPaolo Peverini

chapter |12 pages

Political Remix Video as a Vernacular Discourse

ByOlivia Conti

chapter |16 pages

Locative Media as Remix

ByConor McGarrigle

chapter |12 pages

The Politics of John Lennon's “Imagine”

Contextualizing the Roles of Mashups and New Media in Political Protest
ByJ. Meryl Krieger

chapter |12 pages

The New Polymath (Remixing Knowledge)

ByRachel Falconer

part |107 pages


chapter |14 pages

Crises of Meaning in Communities of Creative Appropriation

A Case Study of the 2010 RE/Mixed Media Festival
ByTom Tenney

chapter |7 pages

Of Re/Appropriations

ByGustavo Romano

chapter |12 pages

Aesthetics of Remix

Networked Interactive Objects and Interface Design
ByJonah Brucker-Cohen

chapter |9 pages

Reflections on the Amen Break

A Continued History, an Unsettled Ethics
ByNate Harrison

chapter |8 pages

Going Crazy with Remix

A Classroom Study by Practice via Lenz v. Universal
ByXtine Burrough, Emily Erickson

chapter |10 pages

A Remix Artist and Advocate

ByDesiree D'Alessandro

chapter |9 pages

Occupy/Band Aid Mashup

“Do They Know It's Christmas?”
ByOwen Gallagher

chapter |7 pages

Remixing the Remix

ByElisa Kreisinger

chapter |8 pages

A Fair(y) Use Tale

ByEric S. Faden

chapter |6 pages

Radical Remix

ByJesse Drew

chapter |7 pages

In Two Minds

ByKevin Atherton