This series encompasses the broad field of media and cultural studies. Its main concerns are the media and the public sphere: on whether the media empower or fail to empower popular forces in society; media organizations and public policy; political communication; and the role of media entertainment, ranging from potboilers and the human interest story to rock music and TV sport.
Journalism and Celebrity
Culture Wars The Media and the British Left
An Introduction to Political Communication
Comparing Political Journalism
Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century From the "Heart of Darkness" to "Africa Rising"
Misunderstanding the Internet
By Tonny Krijnen, Sofie Van Bauwel
October 28, 2021
This thoroughly revised second edition provides a critical overview of the contemporary debates and discussions surrounding gender and mediated communication. The book is divided into three parts: representing, producing, and consuming, with each section made up of three chapters. The first ...
By Bethany Usher
October 19, 2020
This insightful book traces the development of journalism and celebrity and their relationship to and influence on political and social spheres from the beginnings of capitalist democracy in the 18th century to the present day. Journalism and Celebrity provides the first account of its kind, ...
By James Curran, Ivor Gaber, Julian Petley
July 04, 2018
Culture Wars investigates the relationship between the media and politics in Britain today. It focusses on how significant sections of the national press have represented and distorted the policies of the Labour Party, and particularly its left, from the Thatcher era up to and including Ed Miliband...
By Eiri Elvestad, Angela Phillips
March 05, 2018
Misunderstanding News Audiences interrogates the prevailing myths around the impact of the Internet and social media on news consumption and democracy. The book draws on a broad range of comparative research into audience engagement with news, across different geographic regions, to provide insight...
By Brian McNair
June 22, 2017
At a time of radical shifts in power across the globe, the sixth edition of An Introduction to Political Communication examines the role of the media in the political process. Brian McNair reflects on the role of communication in key events such as the referendum vote for the UK’s withdrawal from ...
By Peter Dahlgren, Colin Sparks
November 12, 1993
First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
By Justin Schlosberg
November 29, 2016
Media Ownership and Agenda Control offers a detailed examination of media ownership amidst the complexities of the information age, from the resurgence of press barons to the new influence wielded by internet giants. Much of the discussion pivots around recent revelations and controversies in the ...
By Claes de Vreese, Frank Esser, David Nicolas Hopmann
July 26, 2016
Comparing Political Journalism is a systematic, in-depth study of the factors that shape and influence political news coverage today. Using techniques drawn from the growing field of comparative political communication, an international group of contributors analyse political news content drawn ...
By Mel Bunce, Suzanne Franks, Chris Paterson
July 06, 2016
Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa. It brings together leading researchers and prominent journalists to explore representation of the continent, and the production of that image, ...
By Suzanne Hasselbach, Vincent Porter
May 26, 2016
Since the mid-1980s, broadcasting in the Federal Republic of Germany has been extensively re-regulated. The traditional duopoly of the public broadcasters Ard and ZDF has been challenged by new private networks in both radio and television. In two historic judgements handed down in 1986 and 1987, ...
By Hanno Hardt
April 10, 1992
The development of communication studies has been a lively process of adoption and integration of theoretical constructs from Pragmatism, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Critical Communication Studies describes the intellectual and professional forces that have shaped research interests and ...
By James Curran, Natalie Fenton, Des Freedman
February 09, 2016
The growth of the internet has been spectacular. There are now more than 3 billion internet users across the globe, some 40 per cent of the world’s population. The internet’s meteoric rise is a phenomenon of enormous significance for the economic, political and social life of contemporary societies...