Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

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

Media & Cultural Studies

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

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  • Film Festivals

    History, Theory, Method, Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marijke de Valck, Brendan Kredell, Skadi Loist

    The last decade has witnessed an explosion of interest in film festivals, with the field growing to a position of prominence within the space of a few short years. Film Festivals: History, Theory, Method, Practice represents a major addition to the literature on this topic, offering an…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07

  • U.S. Media and Migration

    Refugee Oral Histories, 1st Edition

    By Sarah C. Bishop

    Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association's International and Intercultural Communication Division and the 2017 Sue DeWine Book Award from the NCA Applied Communication Division Using oral history, ethnography, and close readings of media, Sarah C. Bishop…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21

  • The Everyday Practice of Public Art

    Art, Space, and Social Inclusion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cameron Cartiere, Martin Zebracki

    The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion is a multidisciplinary anthology of analyses exploring the expansion of contemporary public art issues beyond the built environment. It follows the highly successful publication The Practice of Public Art (eds. Cartiere and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30

  • The Antihero in American Television

    1st Edition

    By Margrethe Bruun Vaage

    The antihero prevails in recent American drama television series. Characters such as mobster kingpin Tony Soprano (The Sopranos), meth cook and gangster-in-the-making Walter White (Breaking Bad) and serial killer Dexter Morgan (Dexter) are not morally good, so how do these television series make us…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Re-Inventing the Media

    1st Edition

    By Graeme Turner

    Re-Inventing the Media provides a highly original re-thinking of media studies for the contemporary post-broadcast, post-analogue, and post-mass media era. While media and cultural studies has made much of the changes to the media landscape that have come from digital technologies, these…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04

  • Media Education for a Digital Generation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julie Frechette, Rob Williams

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Boundaries of Journalism

    Professionalism, Practices and Participation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matt Carlson, Seth C. Lewis

    The concept of boundaries has become a central theme in the study of journalism. In recent years, the decline of legacy news organizations and the rise of new interactive media tools have thrust such questions as "what is journalism" and "who is a journalist" into the limelight. Struggles over…

    Paperback – 2015-03-19
    Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Randy Martin

    The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics offers a thorough examination of the complex relationship between art and politics, and the many forms and approaches the engagement between them can take. The contributors - a diverse assembly of artists, activists, scholars from around the world –…

    Hardback – 2015-01-26
    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

  • Television Brandcasting

    The Return of the Content-Promotion Hybrid, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Gillan

    Television Brandcasting examines U. S. television’s utility as a medium for branded storytelling. It investigates the current and historical role that television content, promotion, and hybrids of the two have played in disseminating brand messaging and influencing consumer decision-making.…

    Paperback – 2014-12-03

  • Reality TV

    1st Edition

    By Annette Hill

    Reality TV is popular entertainment. And yet a common way to start a conversation about it is ‘I wouldn’t want anyone to know this but…’ Why do people love and love to hate reality TV? This book explores reality TV in all its forms - from competitive talent shows to reality soaps - examining a…

    Paperback – 2014-11-25
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Journalism and Eyewitness Images

    Digital Media, Participation, and Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Mette Mortensen

    Building on the vast research conducted on war and media since the 1970s, scholars are now studying the digital transformation of the production of news. Little scholarly attention has been paid, however, to non-professional, eyewitness visuals, even though this genre holds a still greater bearing…

    Hardback – 2014-11-04
    Routledge Research in Journalism

  • Journalism in Context

    Practice and Theory for the Digital Age, 1st Edition

    By Angela Phillips

    Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then in…

    Paperback – 2014-09-16
    Communication and Society

  • Film Genre for the Screenwriter

    1st Edition

    By Jule Selbo

    Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo’s popular course, this accessible guide includes an examination of the historical origins of specific film genres, how and why these genres…

    Paperback – 2014-08-05

  • Digitized Lives

    Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era, 1st Edition

    By T.V. Reed

    In a remarkably short period of time the Internet and associated digital communication technologies have deeply changed the way millions of people around the globe live their lives. But what is the nature of that impact? In chapters examining a broad range of issues—including sexuality, politics,…

    Paperback – 2014-06-06

  • Policy and Marketing Strategies for Digital Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Yu-li Liu, Robert G. Picard

    With digital media becoming ever more prevalent, it is essential to study policy and marketing strategies tailored to this new development. In this volume, contributors examine government policy for a range of media, including digital television, IPTV, mobile TV, and OTT TV. They also address…

    Hardback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Media and the Sexualization of Childhood

    1st Edition

    By Barrie Gunter

    Media and the Sexualization of Childhood examines the on-going debates surrounding the prominence of sexual themes in children’s lives, from clothes and accessories, toys and games, to music, entertainment media, advertising, and new media platforms. Parents, educators and politicians around the…

    Paperback – 2014-04-24

  • Turning the Page

    The Evolution of the Book, 1st Edition

    By Angus Phillips

    This is an exciting period for the book, a time of innovation, experimentation, and change. It is also a time of considerable fear within the book industry as it adjusts to changes in how books are created and consumed. The movement to digital has been taking place for some time, but with consumer…

    Paperback – 2014-02-18

  • Adaptive Rhetoric

    Evolution, Culture, and the Art of Persuasion, 1st Edition

    By Alex C. Parrish

    Rhetorical scholarship has for decades relied solely on culture to explain persuasive behavior. While this focus allows for deep explorations of historical circumstance, it neglects the powerful effects of biology on rhetorical behavior – how our bodies and brains help shape and constrain…

    Hardback – 2013-12-02
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

  • Art, Religion, Amnesia

    The Enchantments of Credulity, 1st Edition

    By Donald Preziosi

    Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how such Western terms represent alternative and even antithetical modes of world-making. In…

    Paperback – 2013-11-29

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Edward Branigan, Warren Buckland

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory is an international reference work representing the essential ideas and concepts at the centre of film theory from the beginning of the twentieth century, to the beginning of the twenty-first. When first encountering film theory, students are often…

    Hardback – 2013-11-21

  • Multiplayer

    The Social Aspects of Digital Gaming, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thorsten Quandt, Sonja Kröger

    In the past decade, digital games have become a widely accepted form of media entertainment, moving from the traditional 'core gamer' community into the mainstream media market. With millions of people now enjoying gaming as interactive entertainment there has been a huge increase in interest in…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
    Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

  • Cine-Ethics

    Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jinhee Choi, Mattias Frey

    This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with film, which can function as a moral ground for one’s connection to…

    Hardback – 2013-10-15
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Japanese Horror Films and their American Remakes

    1st Edition

    By Valerie Wee

    The Ring (2002)—Hollywood’s remake of the Japanese cult success Ringu (1998)—marked the beginning of a significant trend in the late 1990s and early 2000s of American adaptations of Asian horror films. This book explores this complex process of adaptation, paying particular attention to the various…

    Hardback – 2013-09-20
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Meanings of Audiences

    Comparative Discourses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Butsch, Sonia Livingstone

    In today’s thoroughly mediated societies people spend many hours in the role of audiences, while powerful organizations, including governments, corporations and schools, reach people via the media. Consequently, how people think about, and organizations treat, audiences has considerable…

    Paperback – 2013-08-22

  • Public Relations: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Ron Smith

    Public Relations: The Basics is a highly readable introduction to one of the most exciting and fast-paced media industries. Both the practice and profession of public relations are explored and the focus is on those issues which will be most relevant to those new to the field: The four key…

    Paperback – 2013-08-06
    The Basics

  • Infoglut

    How Too Much Information Is Changing the Way We Think and Know, 1st Edition

    By Mark Andrejevic

    Today, more mediated information is available to more people than at any other time in human history. New and revitalized sense-making strategies multiply in response to the challenges of "cutting through the clutter" of competing narratives and taming the avalanche of information. Data miners, "…

    Paperback – 2013-06-17

  • Manga's Cultural Crossroads

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jaqueline Berndt, Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga’s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese…

    Hardback – 2013-05-22
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Generation X Goes Global

    Mapping a Youth Culture in Motion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Henseler

    This edited volume is the first book of its kind to engage critics’ understanding of Generation X as a global phenomenon. Citing case studies from around the world, the research collected here broadens the picture of Generation X as a demographic and a worldview. The book traces the global and…

    Hardback – 2012-09-24
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Digital Labor

    The Internet as Playground and Factory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Trebor Scholz

    Digital Labor calls on the reader to examine the shifting sites of labor markets to the Internet through the lens of their political, technological, and historical making. Internet users currently create most of the content that makes up the web: they search, link, tweet, and post updates—leaving…

    Paperback – 2012-09-19

  • Google and the Culture of Search

    1st Edition

    By Ken Hillis, Michael Petit, Kylie Jarrett

    What did you do before Google? The rise of Google as the dominant Internet search provider reflects a generationally-inflected notion that everything that matters is now on the Web, and should, in the moral sense of the verb, be accessible through search. In this theoretically nuanced study of…

    Paperback – 2012-07-26

  • The Participatory Cultures Handbook

    1st Edition

    Edited by Aaron Delwiche, Jennifer Jacobs Henderson

    How did we get from Hollywood to YouTube? What makes Wikipedia so different from a traditional encyclopedia? Has blogging dismantled journalism as we know it? Our media landscape has undergone a seismic shift as digital technology has fostered the rise of "participatory culture," in…

    Paperback – 2012-07-25

  • Strategic Conflict

    1st Edition

    By Daniel J. Canary, Sandra Lakey

    Strategic Conflict offers a research-based, accessible analysis of how people can manage conflict productively. Moving beyond the basics of conflict, it examines interpersonal situations in which conflict occurs and promotes strategic communicative responses based on the latest theoretical research…

    Paperback – 2012-07-03
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Contemporary Black American Cinema

    Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mia Mask

    Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies,…

    Hardback – 2012-05-22

  • Seeing Differently

    A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts, 1st Edition

    By Amelia Jones

    Seeing Differently offers a history and theory of ideas about identity in relation to visual arts discourses and practices in Euro-American culture, from early modern beliefs that art is an expression of an individual, the painted image a "world picture" expressing a comprehensive and coherent…

    Paperback – 2012-03-21

  • The Psychology of Entertainment Media

    Blurring the Lines Between Entertainment and Persuasion, 2nd Edition

    Edited by L. J. Shrum

    In this volume, psychologists and communication experts present theory on understanding and predicting how learning occurs through media consumption. As the impact of traditional advertising has declined over the last couple of decades, marketers have scrambled to find other ways to effectively…

    Hardback – 2012-03-05

  • Stories of Life in the Workplace

    An Open Architecture for Organizational Narratology, 1st Edition

    By Larry Browning, George H. Morris

    Addressing both renowned theories and standard applications, Stories of Life in the Workplace explains how stories affect human practices and organizational life. Authors Larry Browning and George H. Morris explore how we experience, interpret, and personalize narrative stories in our everyday…

    Paperback – 2012-03-01
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Media and Religion

    Foundations of an Emerging Field, 1st Edition

    By Daniel A. Stout

    This text examines the history, theory, cultural context, and professional aspects of media and religion. While religion has been explored more fully in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and the humanities, there is no clear bridge of understanding to the communication discipline.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-12

  • Critical Approaches to Comics

    Theories and Methods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew J. Smith, Randy Duncan

    Critical Approaches to Comics offers students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter explains and then demonstrates a critical method or approach, which…

    Paperback – 2011-10-26

  • Reading, Writing, and the Rhetorics of Whiteness

    1st Edition

    By Wendy Ryden, Ian Marshall

    In this volume, Ryden and Marshall bring together the field of composition and rhetoric with critical whiteness studies to show that in our "post race" era whiteness and racism not only survive but actually thrive in higher education. As they examine the effects of racism on contemporary literacy…

    Hardback – 2011-10-17
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

  • Race After the Internet

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lisa Nakamura, Peter Chow-White

    In Race After the Internet, Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White bring together a collection of interdisciplinary, forward-looking essays exploring the complex role that digital media technologies play in shaping our ideas about race. Contributors interrogate changing ideas of race within the context…

    Paperback – 2011-10-05

  • Net Works

    Case Studies in Web Art and Design, 1st Edition

    By xtine burrough

    Net Works offers an inside look into the process of successfully developing thoughtful, innovative digital media. In many practice-based art texts and classrooms, technology is divorced from the socio-political concerns of those using it. Although there are many resources for media theorists,…

    Paperback – 2011-07-27

  • Documentary

    Witness and Self-Revelation, 1st Edition

    By John Ellis

    Digital technologies have transformed documentary for both filmmakers and audiences. Documentary: Witness and Self-Revelation takes an audience-centred approach to documentary, arguing that everyday experiences of what it feels like to film and to be filmed have developed a new sophistication and…

    Paperback – 2011-07-20

  • Changing Journalism

    1st Edition

    By Peter Lee-Wright, Angela Phillips, Tamara Witschge

    Journalism is in transition. Irrevocable decisions are being made, often based on flimsy evidence, which could change not only the future of journalism, but also the future of democracy. This book, based on extensive research, provides the opportunity to reflect upon these decisions and considers…

    Paperback – 2011-07-12
    Communication and Society

  • What Photography Is

    1st Edition

    By James Elkins

    In What Photography Is, James Elkins examines the strange and alluring power of photography in the same provocative and evocative manner as he explored oil painting in his best-selling What Painting Is. In the course of an extended imaginary dialogue with Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, Elkins…

    Paperback – 2011-04-26

  • Contemporary British Art

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Grant Pooke

    The last few decades have been among the most dynamic within recent British cultural history. Artists across all genres and media have developed and re-fashioned their practice against a radically changing social and cultural landscape – both national and global. This book takes a fresh look at…

    Paperback – 2010-09-24