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Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies


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This extensive series from Routledge Major Works draws upon a broad range of academic interest within the diverse field of Media and Cultural Studies. The series explores key areas of research, such as Advertising and Radio and shines a spotlight on the study of Cinema, with collections analyzing the cinema of various geographic areas, including French Cinema and Chinese Cinema.

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Science Fiction

Science Fiction

1st Edition

Edited By Andy Sawyer
November 23, 2020

Given that science fiction, in its many forms and genres, engages in sometimes serious speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations, and that its recurrent themes—such as the concept of the alien, alternative identities, and the role of technology—chime with so many ...

Museum Studies

Museum Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Rhiannon Mason
November 18, 2019

Especially in the last several decades, Museum Studies has expanded enormously to become an internationally recognized and highly interdisciplinary academic field. It draws on subjects from across the humanities and social sciences, including Art History, Cultural Studies, Ethnography, Cultural ...

Gender and Popular Culture

Gender and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Katie Milestone, Anneke Meyer
May 28, 2019

The interconnections of gender and popular culture are multiple and varied, and serious scholarly work that examines gender through the lens of popular culture—and vice versa—is of central and growing significance in the academy. This is not only because battles about gender roles, rights, and ...

Rantanen: Globalization and the Media (4-vol. set)

Rantanen: Globalization and the Media (4-vol. set)

1st Edition

Edited By Terhi Rantanen
January 28, 2019

Over the last forty years or so academic interest in ‘globalization’ has burgeoned, and, since the 1970s at least, attempts to define, analyse, and critically explain it have become vital areas of research and study across many disciplines. Moreover, if globalization is a defining phenomenon of our...

Disability and the Media

Disability and the Media

1st Edition

Edited By Katie Ellis, Mike Kent
August 03, 2017

Scholars have long recognized the media’s role in shaping and reflecting the way we see the world, ourselves, and others. In particular, they have understood that the media plays a vital part in the social and cultural construction of disability. Moreover, as new types of media proliferate, and ...

Cultural Policy

Cultural Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Dave O'Brien, Kate Oakley
May 26, 2017

Specialists in cultural policy draw on many scholarly literatures and traditions, including but not limited to, media and communication studies, history, sociology, politics, arts management, geography, and cultural studies. Now, this new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the ...

Film and Religion

Film and Religion

1st Edition

Edited By S. Brent Plate
May 26, 2017

The four volumes of 'Film and Religion' will present a range of scholarly articles, mainly since 1990, which offer a critical overview of the interdisciplinary field from a number of perspectives. It is an international collection that includes attention to popular Hollywood and 'arthouse' films ...

Gender and the Media

Gender and the Media

1st Edition

Edited By Kaitlynn Mendes
September 14, 2016

Scholars have long recognized the media’s role in shaping and reflecting the way we see the world, ourselves, and others. In particular, they have understood that ‘the media’ plays a vital part in the policing and construction of gender. Moreover, as new types of media proliferate, and become ...

Video Games and Gaming Culture

Video Games and Gaming Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Mark J.P. Wolf
April 12, 2016

Video and interactive computer games now constitute an enormous industry that rivals television and film. Moreover, gaming is of growing importance in spheres beyond mere entertainment; games and gaming technology are increasingly applied to other ends, including for educational, political, and ...

Mobile Technologies, 4-vol. set

Mobile Technologies, 4-vol. set

1st Edition

Edited By Gerard Goggin, Rich Ling, Larissa Hjorth
December 23, 2015

With at least seven billion subscriptions worldwide, the impact of mobile devices undoubtedly rivals that of television, radio, and newspapers. Mobile technologies have had—and continue to have—a profound influence on every sphere of public and private life. Unsurprisingly, since their emergence ...

International Librarianship

International Librarianship

1st Edition

Edited By Ravindra N. Sharma
July 24, 2015

The International Federation of Library Associations was founded as early as 1927, but in recent years serious academic and practical work on and around international librarianship has flourished as never before. Now, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies ...

Bollywood

Bollywood

1st Edition

Edited By Rachel Dwyer
March 27, 2015

Serious research on Bollywood—perhaps the most well-known and vital aspect of contemporary Indian culture—has flourished in recent decades. This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative anthology to enable users to navigate and make sense of the subject’s large ...

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