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Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions


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Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions offer thorough, high-quality surveys and assessments of the major topics in the fields of media and cultural studies. All entries in each companion are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible, and cutting-edge, these companions are the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and researchers alike.

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The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children

The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Lelia Green, Donell Holloway, Kylie Stevenson, Tama Leaver, Leslie Haddon
October 28, 2020

This companion presents the newest research in this important area, showcasing the huge diversity in children’s relationships with digital media around the globe, and exploring the benefits, challenges, history, and emerging developments in the field. Children are finding novel ways to express ...

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art

The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art

1st Edition

Larissa Hjorth, Adriana de Souza e Silva, Klare Lanson
July 29, 2020

In this companion, a diverse, international and interdisciplinary group of contributors and editors examine the rapidly expanding, far-reaching field of mobile media as it intersects with art across a range of spaces—theoretical, practical and conceptual. As a vehicle for—and of—the everyday, ...

The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism

The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism

1st Edition

Maria Månsson, Annæ Buchmann, Cecilia Cassinger, Lena Eskilsson
July 08, 2020

The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism provides a comprehensive overview of the research into the convergence of media and tourism and specifically investigates the concept of mediatized tourism. This Companion offers a holistic look at the relationship between media and tourism by drawing ...

The Routledge Companion to Local Media and Journalism

The Routledge Companion to Local Media and Journalism

1st Edition

Agnes Gulyas, David Baines
April 30, 2020

This comprehensive edited collection provides key contributions in the field, mapping out fundamental topics and analysing current trends through an international lens. Offering a collection of invited contributions from scholars across the world, the volume is structured in seven parts, each ...

The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

1st Edition

Melissa A. Click, Suzanne Scott
April 28, 2020

The field of fan studies has seen exponential growth in recent years and this companion brings together an internationally and interdisciplinarily diverse group of established scholars to reflect on the state of the field and to point to new research directions. Engaging an impressive array of ...

The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk

The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk

1st Edition

Bishnupriya Ghosh, Bhaskar Sarkar
March 13, 2020

This collection presents new work in risk media studies from critical humanities perspectives. Defining, historicizing, and consolidating current scholarship, the volume seeks to shape an emerging field, signposting its generative insights while examining its implicit assumptions. When and under ...

The Routledge Companion to Media and Race

The Routledge Companion to Media and Race

1st Edition

Christopher Campbell
December 10, 2019

The Routledge Companion to Media and Race serves as a comprehensive guide for scholars, students, and media professionals who seek to understand the key debates about the impact of media messages on racial attitudes and understanding. Broad in scope and richly presented from a diversity of ...

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture

The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture

1st Edition

Anna McFarlane, Lars Schmeink, Graham Murphy
December 05, 2019

In this companion, an international range of contributors examine the cultural formation of cyberpunk from micro-level analyses of example texts to macro-level debates of movements, providing readers with snapshots of cyberpunk culture and also cyberpunk as culture. With technology seamlessly ...

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

1st Edition

Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton
December 02, 2019

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema – films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend, and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad ...

The Routledge Companion to Media and Class

The Routledge Companion to Media and Class

1st Edition

Erika Polson, Lynn Schofield Clark, Radhika Gajjala
December 02, 2019

This companion brings together scholars working at the intersection of media and class, with a focus on how understandings of class are changing in contemporary global media contexts. From the memes of and about working-class supporters of billionaire "populists", to well-publicized and critiqued ...

The Routledge Companion to American Literary Journalism

The Routledge Companion to American Literary Journalism

1st Edition

William E. Dow, Roberta S. Maguire
November 28, 2019

Taking a thematic approach, this new companion provides an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and international study of American literary journalism.From the work of Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman to that of Joan Didion and Dorothy Parker, literary journalism is a genre that both reveals and ...

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

1st Edition

Katie Ellis, Gerard Goggin, Beth Haller, Rosemary Curtis
November 20, 2019

An authoritative and indispensable guide to disability and media, this thoughtfully curated collection features varied and provocative contributions from distinguished scholars globally, alongside next-generation research leaders. Disability and media has emerged as a dynamic and exciting ...

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