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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
[email protected]

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Spanish-Language Television in the United States Fifty Years of Development

Spanish-Language Television in the United States: Fifty Years of Development

1st Edition

By Kenton T. Wilkinson
October 08, 2015

Since its introduction in the early 1960s, Spanish-language television in the United States has grown in step with the Hispanic population. Industry and demographic projections forecast rising influence through the 21st century. This book traces U.S. Spanish-language television’s development from ...

Barthes’ Mythologies Today Readings of Contemporary Culture

Barthes’ Mythologies Today: Readings of Contemporary Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall
June 23, 2015

This is Barthes’ seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture. Leading ...

De-Convergence of Global Media Industries

De-Convergence of Global Media Industries

1st Edition

By Dal Yong Jin
June 23, 2015

Convergence has become a buzzword, referring on the one hand to the integration between computers, television, and mobile devices or between print, broadcast, and online media and on the other hand, the ownership of multiple content or distribution channels in media and communications. Yet while ...

Reading Beyond the Book The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture

Reading Beyond the Book: The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture

1st Edition

By Danielle Fuller, DeNel Rehberg Sedo
June 08, 2015

Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events ...

A Social History of Contemporary Democratic Media

A Social History of Contemporary Democratic Media

1st Edition

By Jesse Drew
April 24, 2015

The last few decades have helped dispel the myth that media should remain driven by high-end professionals and market share. This book puts forward the concept of "communications from below" in contrast to the "globalization from above" that characterizes many new developments in international ...

Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory Russian Literary Mnemonics

Cognitive Poetics and Cultural Memory: Russian Literary Mnemonics

1st Edition

By Mikhail Gronas
April 23, 2015

In this volume, Gronas addresses the full range of psychological, social, and historical issues that bear on the mnemonic existence of modern literary works, particularly Russian literature. He focuses on the mnemonic processes involved in literary creativity, and the question of how our memories ...

Video, War and the Diasporic Imagination

Video, War and the Diasporic Imagination

1st Edition

By Dona Kolar-Panov
December 22, 2014

Video, War and the Diasporic Imagination is an incisive study of the loss and (re)construction of collective and personal identities in ethnic migrant communities. Focusing on the Croatian and Macedonian Communities in Western Australia, Dona Kolar-Panov documents the social and cultural changes ...

News of the World World Cultures Look at Television News

News of the World: World Cultures Look at Television News

1st Edition

Edited By Klaus Bruhn Jensen
December 01, 2014

This is the first in-depth study of how television viewers around the world respond to the ever increasing mass of information available from news programmes. Based on individual and household interviews in seven countries including India, Mexico, Italy and Denmark, the contributors examine the ...

The New Communications Landscape Demystifying Media Globalization

The New Communications Landscape: Demystifying Media Globalization

1st Edition

Edited By Anura Goonasekera, Jan Servaes, Georgette Wang
December 01, 2014

The innovative and rapid growth of communication satellites and computer mediated technologies in the late 1980s and early 1990s, combined with the deregulation of national broadcasting, led many media commentators to assume that the age of national media had been lost. But what has become clear is...

Artificial Culture Identity, Technology, and Bodies

Artificial Culture: Identity, Technology, and Bodies

1st Edition

By Tama Leaver
November 10, 2014

Artificial Culture is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of "the artificial" in contemporary popular cultural texts, especially science fiction films and novels. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable ...

Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Matthew Rubery
September 11, 2014

This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the ...

Cultural Technologies The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society

Cultural Technologies: The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society

1st Edition

Edited By Göran Bolin
July 03, 2014

The essays in this volume discuss both the culture of technology that we live in today, and culture as technology. Within the chapters of the book cultures of technology and cultural technologies are discussed, focussing on a variety of examples, from varied national contexts. The book brings ...

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