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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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Documentary's Awkward Turn Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship

Documentary's Awkward Turn: Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship

1st Edition

By Jason Middleton
December 18, 2015

Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be adequately theorized in academic film and media studies. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a new critical paradigm to the field by presenting ...

Ambiguities of Activism Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

Ambiguities of Activism: Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

1st Edition

By Ingrid M. Hoofd
December 07, 2015

This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change ...

Global Perspectives on Tarzan From King of the Jungle to International Icon

Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon

1st Edition

Edited By Annette Wannamaker, Michelle Ann Abate
December 07, 2015

This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves as the basis for ...

Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik
December 07, 2015

This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They do memory, and in this ...

The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film Affect Theory's Other

The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film: Affect Theory's Other

1st Edition

By Pansy Duncan
December 03, 2015

Emotion and Postmodernism: is it possible to imagine an odder couple, stranger bedfellows, less bad company? The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film brings this unlikely pair into sustained dialogue, arguing that the interdisciplinary body of scholarship currently emerging under the rubric of "affect...

Biopolitical Media Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life

Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life

1st Edition

By Allen Meek
December 02, 2015

This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains how responses to catastrophe in media and cultural criticism over the past 150 years are ...

Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race in American Film and Television Screening the Closet

Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race in American Film and Television: Screening the Closet

1st Edition

By Melanie Kohnen
December 02, 2015

This book traces the uneven history of queer media visibility through crucial turning points including the Hollywood Production Code era, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the so-called explosion of gay visibility on television during the1990s, and the re-imagination of queer representations on TV ...

The Nationwide Television Studies

The Nationwide Television Studies

1st Edition

By Charlotte Brunsdon, David Morley
November 24, 2015

This book brings together for the first time David Morley and Charlotte Brunsdon's classic texts, Everyday Television: Nationwide and The Nationwide Audience. Originally published in 1978 and 1980 these two research projects combine innovative textual readings and audience analysis of the BBC's ...

The Middle Class in Emerging Societies Consumers, Lifestyles and Markets

The Middle Class in Emerging Societies: Consumers, Lifestyles and Markets

1st Edition

Edited By Leslie L. Marsh, Hongmei Li
November 17, 2015

This volume examines the discursive construction of the meanings and lifestyle practices of the middle class in the rapidly transforming economies of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, focusing on the social, political and cultural implications at local and global levels. While ...

Critical Animal and Media Studies Communication for Nonhuman Animal Advocacy

Critical Animal and Media Studies: Communication for Nonhuman Animal Advocacy

1st Edition

Edited By Núria Almiron, Matthew Cole, Carrie P. Freeman
November 03, 2015

This book aims to put the speciesism debate and the treatment of non-human animals on the agenda of critical media studies and to put media studies on the agenda of animal ethics researchers. Contributors examine the convergence of media and animal ethics from theoretical, philosophical, discursive...

Media Education for a Digital Generation

Media Education for a Digital Generation

1st Edition

Edited By Julie Frechette, Rob Williams
August 27, 2015

Media education for digital citizenship is predicated upon the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media content and communication in a variety of forms. While many media literacy approaches overemphasize the end-goal of accessing digital media content through the acquisition of ...

Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games Cognitive Approaches

Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games: Cognitive Approaches

1st Edition

Edited By Kathrin Fahlenbrach
October 12, 2015

In cognitive research, metaphors have been shown to help us imagine complex, abstract, or invisible ideas, concepts, or emotions. Contributors to this book argue that metaphors occur not only in language, but in audio visual media well. This is all the more evident in entertainment media, which ...

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