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Routledge Library Editions: Cultural Studies

1st Edition

By Various Authors
September 02, 2016

This seven volume set reissues a collection of out-of-print titles covering a range of responses to modern culture. They include in-depth analyses of US and Australian popular culture, works on the media and television, macrosociology, and the media and ‘otherness’. Taken together, they provide ...

America Under Construction Boundaries and Identities in Popular Culture

America Under Construction: Boundaries and Identities in Popular Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Kristi S. Long, Matthew Nadelhaft
March 29, 2018

A variety of theoretical approaches to the study of culture have emphasised the significance of the creation, maintenance, and the transgression of boundaries to identities – be they social, cultural, national or personal. The essays collected in this book, first published in 1997, explore the ...

Dynamics of Culture

Dynamics of Culture

1st Edition

By J. Zvi Namenwirth, Robert Philip Weber
March 29, 2018

This book, first published in 1987, is a landmark contribution to macrosociology that extends the tradition of Sorokin, Durkheim, Marx, Weber and other founders of the discipline in new and exciting directions. Using their innovative content analysis methodology to examine American and British ...

Media Cultures Reappraising Transnational Media

Media Cultures: Reappraising Transnational Media

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Skovmand, Kim Christian Schrøder
March 29, 2018

This book, first published in 1992, challenges the elitism and cultural pessimism of much Anglo-American and Continental cultural debate with regard to the role and power of transnational media practices. In a series of ten innovative essays, an international group of media researchers explores a ...

Misunderstanding Media

Misunderstanding Media

1st Edition

By Brian Winston
March 29, 2018

The 1980s saw constant reports of an information revolution. This book, first published in 1986, challenges this view. It argues that the information revolution is an illusion, a rhetorical gambit, an expression of profound historical ignorance, and a movement dedicated to purveying ...

Myths of Oz Reading Australian Popular Culture

Myths of Oz: Reading Australian Popular Culture

1st Edition

By John Fiske, Bob Hodge, Graeme Turner
March 29, 2018

This book, first published in 1987, sets out to examine and extend our understanding of Australian popular culture, and to counter the long-established, traditional criticism bewailing its lack. The authors argue that the 'knocker's' view started from an elitist viewpoint, yearning for Australia to...

Otherness and the Media The Ethnography of the Imagined and the Imaged

Otherness and the Media: The Ethnography of the Imagined and the Imaged

1st Edition

Edited By Hamid Naficy, Teshome H. Gabriel
March 29, 2018

This anthology on otherness and the media, first published in 1993, was prompted by the proliferation of writings centring on issues of ‘difference’, ‘diversity’, ‘multiculturalism’, ‘representation’ and ‘postcolonial’ discourses. Such issues and discourses question existing canons of criticism, ...

Television The Medium and its Manners

Television: The Medium and its Manners

1st Edition

By Peter Conrad
March 29, 2018

It dominates our lives. It is the twentieth-century medium. And yet we're all a little sheepish when it comes to television, disowning it by disavowal or by inventing subtle, innocuous disguises for it. Why is this? In this book, first published in 1982, Peter Conrad argues that our unease stems ...

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