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The Comedia series features new theoretical and empirical work exploring the dynamics of the arts and culture industries, and addressing critical issues in the field of contemporary popular culture: issues of production, design, marketing, and consumption. While the principle focus is contemporary, the series also offers historical, educational, and policy-oriented perspectives across a broad range of media and cultural forms, from the news media to the visual arts.

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Online File Sharing Innovations in Media Consumption

Online File Sharing: Innovations in Media Consumption

1st Edition

Jonas Andersson Schwarz
February 12, 2018

It is apparent that file sharing on the Internet has become an emerging norm of media consumption—especially among young people. This book provides a critical perspective on this phenomenon, exploring issues related to file sharing, downloading, peer-to-peer networks, "piracy," and (not least) ...

Advertising International The Privatisation of Public Space

Advertising International: The Privatisation of Public Space

1st Edition

Armand Mattelart
October 17, 1991

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Timeshift On Video Culture

Timeshift: On Video Culture

1st Edition

Sean Cubitt
January 03, 1991

Focusing on the aesthetics of video, Timeshift tests current semiotic, postmodernist and psychoanalytic approaches in the laboratory of real-life video viewing....

Negotiating the Mediated City Everyday Encounters with Public Screens

Negotiating the Mediated City: Everyday Encounters with Public Screens

1st Edition

Zlatan Krajina
October 27, 2016

This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which ...

Family Television Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure

Family Television: Cultural Power and Domestic Leisure

1st Edition

David Morley
January 01, 1986

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Museum Time Machine Putting Cultures on Display

The Museum Time Machine: Putting Cultures on Display

1st Edition

Robert Lumley
March 10, 1988

A provocative contribution to the current debate on museums, this collection of essays contains contributions from France, Britain, Australia, the USA and Canada....

Hiding in the Light On Images and Things

Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things

1st Edition

Dick Hebdige
November 10, 1988

Dick Hebdige looks at the creation and consumption of objects and images as diverse as fashion and documentary photographs, 1950's streamlined cars, Italian motor scooters, 1980's 'style manuals', Biff cartoons, the Band Aid campaign, Pop Art and promotional music videos. He assesses their broad ...

Cut `n' Mix Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music

Cut `n' Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music

1st Edition

Dick Hebdige
July 16, 1987

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Teletechnologies, Place, and Community

Teletechnologies, Place, and Community

1st Edition

Rowan Wilken
March 27, 2014

Teletechnologies, or technologies of distance, cannot be ignored. Indeed, the present electronic age is said to have wrought profound changes to how we think about and experience who we are, where we are, and how we relate with one another. Place and community have traditionally formed key concepts...

Impossible Bodies Femininity and Masculinity at the Movies

Impossible Bodies: Femininity and Masculinity at the Movies

1st Edition

Christine Holmlund
December 20, 2001

Impossible Bodies investigates issues of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Hollywood. Examining stars from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Clint Eastwood, to Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Lopez, Holmlund focuses on actors whose physique or appearance marks them as unusual or exceptional, ...

Culture after Humanism History, Culture, Subjectivity

Culture after Humanism: History, Culture, Subjectivity

1st Edition

Iain Chambers
July 05, 2001

Culture After Humanism asks what happens to the authority of traditional western modes of thought in the wake of postmodernist theories of language and identity. Drawing on examples from music, architecture, literature, philosophy and art, Iain Chambers investigates moments of tension, ...

The Consumerist Manifesto Advertising in Postmodern Times

The Consumerist Manifesto: Advertising in Postmodern Times

1st Edition

Martin P. Davidson
July 30, 1992

Advertising is no longer on the defensive. It has survived the snobbery of the 50s, the conspiracy theories of the 60s and the semiology of the 70s to be embraced and apotheosised by the 80s. The Consumerist Manifesto is the first book to examine the advertising process from within the agency ...

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