Highly Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press

A full list of titles reviewed as "Highly Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.

Media & Cultural Studies

The full list of Routledge Media & Cultural Studies titles reviewed as Highly Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • The Routledge Companion to Media and Fairy-Tale Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pauline Greenhill, Jill Terry Rudy, Naomi Hamer, Lauren Bosc

    From Cinderella to comic con to colonialism and more, this companion provides readers with a comprehensive and current guide to the fantastic, uncanny, and wonderful worlds of the fairy tale across media and cultures. It offers a clear, detailed, and expansive overview of contemporary themes and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-05
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Regulating the Lives of Women

    Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present, 3rd Edition

    By Mimi Abramovitz

    Widely praised as an outstanding contribution to social welfare and feminist scholarship, Regulating the Lives of Women (1988, 1996) was one of the first books to apply a race and gender lens to the U.S. welfare state. The first two editions successfully exposed how myths and stereotypes built into…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22

  • Undergraduate Research in Music

    A Guide for Students, 1st Edition

    By Gregory Young, Jenny Olin Shanahan

    Undergraduate Research in Music: A Guide for Students supplies tools for scaffolding research skills, with examples of undergraduate research activities and case studies on projects in the various areas of music study. Undergraduate research has become a common degree requirement in some…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03
    Routledge Undergraduate Research Series

  • Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films

    In conversation with Stanley Cavell, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Kraft

    In Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films, Elizabeth Kraft brings the canon of Restoration comedy into the conversation initiated by Stanley Cavell in his book Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage. Before there could be imagined remarriages of the sort Cavell…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20
    British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

  • Culture

    1st Edition

    By Ben Highmore

    What are the qualities and properties that make something cultural? What does claiming something as cultural allow us to do? Culture offers students a workable understanding of the category ‘culture’ and explores how the realm of the ‘cultural’ can be practically explored as a way of understanding…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • The Myth of Post-Racialism in Television News

    1st Edition

    By Libby Lewis

    This book explores the written and unwritten requirements Black journalists face in their efforts to get and keep jobs in television news. Informed by interviews with journalists themselves, Lewis examines how raced Black journalists and their journalism organizations process their circumstances…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Gatekeeping in Transition

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tim P. Vos, François Heinderyckx

    Much of what journalism scholars thought they knew about gatekeeping—about how it is that news turns out the way it does—has been called into question by the recent seismic economic and technological shifts in journalism. These shifts come with new kinds of gatekeepers, new routines of news…

    Hardback – 2015-04-28

  • Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media

    1st Edition

    By Christian Fuchs

    Understanding social media requires us to engage with the individual and collective meanings that diverse stakeholders and participants give to platforms. It also requires us to analyse how social media companies try to make profits, how and which labour creates this profit, who creates social…

    Paperback – 2015-01-21

  • The Economics of the Publishing and Information Industries

    The Search for Yield in a Disintermediated World, 1st Edition

    By Albert N. Greco

    Books, scholarly journals, business information, and professional information play a pivotal role in the political, social, economic, scientific, and intellectual life of nations. While publications abound on Wall Street and financial service companies, the relationship between Wall Street’s…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12

  • Fifty Hollywood Directors

    1st Edition

    Edited by Suzanne Leonard, Yvonne Tasker

    Fifty Hollywood Directors introduces the most important, iconic and influential filmmakers who worked in Hollywood between the end of the silent period and the birth of the blockbuster. By exploring the historical, cultural and technological contexts in which each director was working, this book…

    Paperback – 2014-12-01
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Ethics for Digital Journalists

    Emerging Best Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lawrie Zion, David Craig

    The rapid growth of online media has led to new complications in journalism ethics and practice. While traditional ethical principles may not fundamentally change when information is disseminated online, applying them across platforms has become more challenging as new kinds of interactions develop…

    Paperback – 2014-09-19

  • The Routledge Companion to British Media History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Conboy, John Steel

    The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry explores why each film is significant for those who study film and explores the social,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-01

  • Virtue in Media

    The Moral Psychology of Excellence in News and Public Relations, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Lee Plaisance

    This work establishes a contemporary profile of virtue in professional media practice. Author Patrick Lee Plaisance examines the experiences, perspectives, moral stances, and demographic data of two dozen professional exemplars in journalism and public relations. Plaisance conducted extensive…

    Paperback – 2014-07-25

  • The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Larissa Hjorth

    The last decade has witnessed the rise of the cell phone from a mode of communication to an indispensable multimedia device, and this phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of mobile communication studies in media, cultural studies, and communication departments across the academy.The Routledge…

    Hardback – 2014-04-24
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Connected Viewing

    Selling, Streaming, & Sharing Media in the Digital Age, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Holt, Kevin Sanson

    As patterns of media use become more integrated with mobile technologies and multiple screens, a new mode of viewer engagement has emerged in the form of connected viewing, which allows for an array of new relationships between audiences and media texts in the digital space. This exciting new…

    Paperback – 2013-12-14

  • Digital Labour and Karl Marx

    1st Edition

    By Christian Fuchs

    How is labour changing in the age of computers, the Internet, and "social media" such as Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter? In Digital Labour and Karl Marx, Christian Fuchs attempts to answer that question, crafting a systematic critical theorisation of labour as performed in the…

    Hardback – 2013-11-11

  • Al Jazeera and the Global Media Landscape

    The South is Talking Back, 1st Edition

    By Tine Ustad Figenschou

    This book analyzes how and why Al Jazeera English (AJE) became the channel of choice to understand the massive protests across the Arab world 2011. Aiming to explain the ‘Al Jazeera moment,’ it tracks the channel’s bumpy road towards international recognition in a longitudinal, in-depth analysis of…

    Hardback – 2013-10-24
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • Transnational Horror Across Visual Media

    Fragmented Bodies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dana Och, Kirsten Strayer

    This volume investigates the horror genre across national boundaries (including locations such as Africa, Turkey, and post-Soviet Russia) and different media forms, illustrating the ways that horror can be theorized through the circulation, reception, and production of transnational media texts.…

    Hardback – 2013-10-01
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Book Publishing Industry

    3rd Edition

    By Albert N. Greco, Jim Milliot, Robert Wharton

    The Book Publishing Industry focuses on consumer books (adult, juvenile, and mass market paperbacks) and reviews all major book categories to present a comprehensive overview of this diverse business. In addition to the insights and portrayals of the U.S. publishing industry, this book includes an…

    Paperback – 2013-07-29

  • Chinese Cinema

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Berry

    Chinese cinema is the only non-English language cinema to have a significant global presence. From multiplex blockbusters like Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to festival hits such as Jia Zhangke’s Still Life, Chinese cinema succeeds like no other foreign-language cinema. The…

    Hardback – 2012-12-06
    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

  • The Screenwriter Activist

    Writing Social Issue Movies, 1st Edition

    By Marilyn Beker

    Hotel Rwanda. Philadelphia.  Silkwood. Some of the most important films ever made have tackled real-world social issues, from genocide to homophobia to corporate greed. As storytellers, activist screenwriters recognize that social issues make great stories that can be gut-wrenching,…

    Paperback – 2012-07-03

  • De-Westernizing Film Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Saer Maty Ba, Will Higbee

    De-Westernizing Film Studies aims to consider what form a challenge to the enduring vision of film as a medium - and film studies as a discipline - modelled on ‘Western’ ideologies, theoretical and historical frameworks, critical perspectives as well as institutional and artistic practices, might…

    Paperback – 2012-06-28

  • Book Production

    1st Edition

    By Adrian Bullock

    The digital revolution has brought with it a wider range of options for creating and producing print on paper products than ever seen before. With the growing demand for skills and knowledge with which to exploit the potential of digital technology, comes the need for a comprehensive book that…

    Paperback – 2012-06-22

  • Global Perspectives on Tarzan

    From King of the Jungle to International Icon, 1st Edition

    Edited by Annette Wannamaker, Michelle Ann Abate

    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…

    Hardback – 2012-04-18
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Tracking the Audience

    The Ratings Industry From Analog to Digital, 1st Edition

    By Karen Buzzard

    In Tracking the Audience: The Ratings Industry From Analog to Digital, author Karen Buzzard examines the key economic, political, and competitive factors that have influenced ratings methods dominant in each of the markets for radio, TV, and the Internet, tracing the practice¹s history from its…

    Paperback – 2012-04-12

  • Mobile Interfaces in Public Spaces

    Locational Privacy, Control, and Urban Sociability, 1st Edition

    By Adriana de Souza e Silva, Jordan Frith

    Mobile phones are no longer what they used to be. Not only can users connect to the Internet anywhere and anytime, they can also use their devices to map their precise geographic coordinates – and access location-specific information like restaurant reviews, historical information, and locations of…

    Paperback – 2012-03-08

  • Photography: History and Theory

    1st Edition

    By Jae Emerling

    Photography: History and Theory introduces students to both the history of photography and critical theory. From its inception in the nineteenth century, photography has instigated a series of theoretical debates. In this new text, Jae Emerling therefore argues that the most insightful way to…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13