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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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The Politics of Heritage The Legacies of Race

The Politics of Heritage: The Legacies of Race

1st Edition

Edited By Jo Littler, Roshi Naidoo
April 08, 2005

While 'social inclusion' and 'cultural diversity' circulate frenetically as buzzwords, are we really ready to accept that ideas about 'race' and 'ethnicity', rather than being a peripheral concern, are at the core of how a nation's heritage is represented and imagined?This book interrogates just ...

A Game of Two Halves Football Fandom, Television and Globalisation

A Game of Two Halves: Football Fandom, Television and Globalisation

1st Edition

By Cornel Sandvoss
November 10, 2003

Professional football is one of the most popular television 'genres' worldwide, attracting the support of millions of fans, and the sponsorship of powerful companies. In A Game of Two Halves, Sandvoss considers football's relationship with television, its links with transnational capitalism, and ...

Black British Culture and Society A Text Reader

Black British Culture and Society: A Text Reader

1st Edition

Edited By Kwesi Owusu
November 16, 1999

Black British Culture and Society brings together in one indispensable volume key writings on the Black community in Britain, from the 'Windrush' immigrations of the late 1940s and 1950s to contemporary multicultural Britain. Combining classic writings on Black British life with new, specially ...

The Dynasty Years Hollywood Television and Critical Media Studies

The Dynasty Years: Hollywood Television and Critical Media Studies

1st Edition

By Jostein Gripsrud
March 28, 1995

The Dynasty Years documents and analyses in detail 'the Dynasty phenomenon', the hotly debated success of the Hollywood-made 'Rolls Royce of a primetime soap' which heralded a profound transformation of European television.From the operatic camp of Krystle and Alexis' fight in the lilypond or the ...

The Known World of Broadcast News International News and the Electronic Media

The Known World of Broadcast News: International News and the Electronic Media

1st Edition

By Stanley Baran, Roger Wallis
November 16, 1990

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Times of the Technoculture From the Information Society to the Virtual Life

Times of the Technoculture: From the Information Society to the Virtual Life

1st Edition

By Kevin Robins, Frank Webster
July 08, 1999

Times of the Technoculture explores the social and cultural impact of new technologies, tracing the origins of the information society from the coming of the machine with the industrial revolution to the development of mass production techniques in the early twentieth century.The authors look at ...

Home Territories Media, Mobility and Identity

Home Territories: Media, Mobility and Identity

1st Edition

By David Morley
October 17, 2000

Home Territories examines how traditional ideas of home, homeland and nation have been destabilised both by new patterns of migration and by new communication technologies which routinely transgress the symbolic boundaries around both the private household and the nation state. David Morley ...

Television and Common Knowledge

Television and Common Knowledge

1st Edition

Edited By Jostein Gripstrud
June 21, 1999

Television and Common Knowledge considers how television is and can be a vehicle for well-informed citizenship in a fragmented modern society. Grouped into thematic sections, contributors first examine how common knowledge is assumed and produced across the huge social, cultural and geographical ...

Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change

Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change

1st Edition

By Marie Gillespie
May 30, 1995

For 'ethnic minorities' in Britain, broadcast TV provides powerful representations of national and 'western' culture. In Southall - which has the largest population of 'South Asians' outside the Indian sub-continent - the VCR furnishes Hindi films, 'sacred soaps' such as the Mahabharata, and family...

The Place of Media Power Pilgrims and Witnesses of the Media Age

The Place of Media Power: Pilgrims and Witnesses of the Media Age

1st Edition

By Nick Couldry
February 03, 2000

This fascinating study focuses on an area neglected in previous studies of the media: the meetings between ordinary people and the media. Couldry explores what happens when people who normally consume the media witness media processes in action, or even become the object of media attention ...

To Be Continued... Soap Operas Around the World

To Be Continued...: Soap Operas Around the World

1st Edition

By Robert C. Allen
January 20, 1995

To Be Continued... explores the world's most popular form of television drama; the soap opera. From Denver to Delhi, Moscow to Manchester, audiences eagerly await the next episode of As the World Turns, The Rich Also Weep or Eastenders. But the popularity of soap operas in Britain and the US pales ...

Transnational Connections Culture, People, Places

Transnational Connections: Culture, People, Places

1st Edition

By Ulf Hannerz
July 31, 1996

This work provides an account of culture in an age of globalization. Ulf Hannerz argues that, in an ever-more interconnected world, national understandings of culture have become insufficient. He explores the implications of boundary-crossings and long-distance cultural flows for established ...

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