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Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies


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Cultural and media studies are now well-established as important academic disciplines and are inspiring new research into a wide range of pertinent issues. This series presents outstanding research in these subjects, helping to shape the direction of future inquiry.

 

To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
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Global South Discourse in East Asian Media Studies

Global South Discourse in East Asian Media Studies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dal Yong Jin
November 04, 2022

This book examines the nexus of East Asian media, culture, and digital technologies in the early 21st century from a Global South perspective. Providing an empirically rich analysis of the emergence of Asian culture, histories, texts, and state policies as they relate to both Asian media and ...

Crowds, Community and Contagion in Contemporary Britain

Crowds, Community and Contagion in Contemporary Britain

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sarah Lowndes
September 30, 2022

Crowds, Community and Contagion in Contemporary Britain presents the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to re-assess the neoliberal politics, xenophobia, and racism that have undermined community cohesion in the United Kingdom since 1979, and which have continued largely unchecked through the last...

Drag in the Global Digital Public Sphere Queer Visibility, Online Discourse and Political Change

Drag in the Global Digital Public Sphere: Queer Visibility, Online Discourse and Political Change

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Niall Brennan, David Gudelunas
August 19, 2022

This volume explores drag in global online spaces as a distinct departure from the established success, and limitations, of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Centered around discourses of LGBTQ+ visibility and political mobilization, the book addresses how these discourses have moved beyond the increasingly ...

The Eurovision Song Contest as a Cultural Phenomenon From Concert Halls to the Halls of Academia

The Eurovision Song Contest as a Cultural Phenomenon: From Concert Halls to the Halls of Academia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Adam Dubin, Dean Vuletic, Antonio Obregón
July 08, 2022

Drawing from the wealth of academic literature about the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) written over the last two decades, this book consolidates and recognizes the ESC's relevance in academia by analysing its contribution to different fields of study. The book brings together leading ESC scholars ...

Serial Killers in Contemporary Television Familiar Monsters in Post-9/11 Culture

Serial Killers in Contemporary Television: Familiar Monsters in Post-9/11 Culture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Brett A.B. Robinson, Christine Daigle
June 14, 2022

This volume examines the significant increase in representations of serial killers as central characters in popular television over the last two decades. Via critical analyses of the philosophical and existential themes presented to viewers and their place in the cultural landscape of contemporary ...

Celebrity and New Media Gatekeeping Success

Celebrity and New Media: Gatekeeping Success

1st Edition

By Stephanie Patrick
May 05, 2022

This book looks back to the early days of new and social media, to examine the potential threat that such technologies and platforms posed to the mainstream corporate media’s gatekeeping, and its ability to exploit, humiliate, and even violate famous women. Drawing on her own experiences working as...

Mediatisation of Emotional Life

Mediatisation of Emotional Life

1st Edition

Edited By Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Mateusz Sobiech
April 21, 2022

This volume brings together an international team of authors to investigate a wide range of issues concerning the fundamental role of media technologies in shaping contemporary emotional life. Chapters explore key aspects of the mediatisation of emotional life, feelings and interpersonal relations:...

Celebrity Bromances Constructing, Interpreting and Utilising Personas

Celebrity Bromances: Constructing, Interpreting and Utilising Personas

1st Edition

By Celia Lam, Jackie Raphael
April 01, 2022

This comprehensive work presents a thorough exploration of celebrity ‘bromances,’ interrogating how bromances are portrayed in media and consumed by audiences to examine themes of celebrity persona, performativity, and authenticity. The authors examine how the performance of intimate male ...

Playing with Reality Denying, Manipulating, Converting, and Enhancing What Is There

Playing with Reality: Denying, Manipulating, Converting, and Enhancing What Is There

1st Edition

Edited By Sidney Homan
March 11, 2022

This volume explores how and why we deny, or manipulate, or convert, or enhance reality. Finding it important to come to terms with reality, with what is there before us, and, with reality however defined, to live responsibly, this collection takes a truly multidisciplinary approach to examining ...

The Covid-19 Pandemic as a Challenge for Media and Communication Studies

The Covid-19 Pandemic as a Challenge for Media and Communication Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Bartłomiej Łódzki
February 01, 2022

This truly interdisciplinary volume brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore changes in the significance of media and communication in the era of pandemic. The book answers two interrelated questions: how media and communication reality changed during the first wave of the COVID-19 ...

Activating Cultural and Social Change The Pedagogies of Human Rights

Activating Cultural and Social Change: The Pedagogies of Human Rights

1st Edition

Edited By Baden Offord, Caroline Fleay, Lisa Hartley, Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, Dean Chan
December 24, 2021

In this thought-provoking book, a diverse range of educators, activists, academics, and community advocates provide theoretical and practical ways of activating our knowledge and understanding of how to build a human rights culture. Addressing approaches and applications to human rights within ...

Illusion in Cultural Practice Productive Deceptions

Illusion in Cultural Practice: Productive Deceptions

1st Edition

By Katharina Rein
November 26, 2021

This volume explores illusionism as a much larger phenomenon than optical illusion, magic shows, or special effects, as a vital part of how we perceive, process, and shape the world in which we live. Considering different cultural practices characterized by illusionism, this book suggests a ...

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