Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

The Key Ideas in Media and Cultural Studies series covers the main concepts, issues, debates and controversies in contemporary media and cultural studies. Titles in the series constitute authoritative, original essays rather than literary surveys, but are also written explicitly to support undergraduate teaching. The series provides students and teachers with lively and original treatments of key topics in the field.

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    Global Cultural Economy

    1st Edition

    By Christiaan De Beukelaer, Kim-Marie Spence

    Global Cultural Economy critically interrogates the role cultural and creative industries play in societies. By locating these industries in their broader cultural and economic contexts, Christiaan De Beukelaer and Kim-Marie Spence combine their repertoires of empirical work across four continents…

    Paperback – 2018-10-04
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

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    Celebrity

    1st Edition

    By Sean Redmond

    Celebrity introduces the key terms and concepts, dilemmas and issues that are central to the study and critical understanding of celebrity. Drawing on two dynamic models from two different modes of enquiry – the circuit of celebrity culture and the circuit of celebrity affect – this book explores…

    Paperback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

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    Neoliberalism

    1st Edition

    By Julie Wilson

    Thanks to the rise of neoliberalism over the past several decades, we live in an era of rampant anxiety, insecurity, and inequality. While neoliberalism has become somewhat of an academic buzzword in recent years, this book offers a rich and multilayered introduction to what is arguably the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-19
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

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    Representation

    1st Edition

    By Jenny Kidd

    Written especially for undergraduate students, Representation synthesises and updates our understandings of representation - and the tools for its analysis - for use in the new mediascape. Jenny Kidd uses an engaging range of current examples and a lively style to explore a number of key…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

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    Culture

    1st Edition

    By Ben Highmore

    What are the qualities and properties that make something cultural? What does claiming something as cultural allow us to do? Culture offers students a workable understanding of the category ‘culture’ and explores how the realm of the ‘cultural’ can be practically explored as a way of understanding…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

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    Reality TV

    1st Edition

    By Annette Hill

    Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ‘I wouldn’t want anyone to know this but…’ Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a…

    Paperback – 2014-11-25
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

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    Cultural Policy

    1st Edition

    By David Bell, Kate Oakley

    David Bell and Kate Oakley survey the major debates emerging in cultural policy research, adopting an approach based on spatial scale to explore cultural policy in cities, nations and internationally. They contextualise these discussions with an exploration of what both ‘culture’ and ‘policy’ mean…

    Paperback – 2014-08-18
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies