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The full list of Routledge Media & Cultural Studies titles reviewed as Recommended, Highly Recommended, and Essential 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
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    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
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  • 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
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    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
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    British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Representations of Black Women in the Media

    The Damnation of Black Womanhood, 1st Edition

    By Marquita Marie Gammage

    In 1920 W.E.B. Du Bois cited the damnation of women as linked to the devaluation of motherhood. This dilemma, he argues, had a crushing blow on Black women as they were forced into slavery. Black womanhood, portrayed as hypersexual by nature, became an enduring stereotype which did not coincide…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
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    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • 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
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    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • 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
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    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • Contemporary Documentary

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Marcus, Selmin Kara

    Contemporary Documentary offers a rich survey of the rapidly expanding landscape of documentary film, television, video, and new media. The collection of original essays addresses the emerging forms, popular genres, and innovative approaches of the digital era. The anthology highlights…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13
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  • 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
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    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • 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
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  • The Video Game Debate

    Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video Games, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rachel Kowert, Thorsten Quandt

    Do video games cause violent, aggressive behavior? Can online games help us learn? When it comes to video games, these are often the types of questions raised by popular media, policy makers, scholars, and the general public. In this collection, international experts review the latest research…

    Paperback – 2015-09-01
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  • 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
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    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • 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
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  • 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
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    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
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    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    Routledge Key Guides

  • 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
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    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
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    Routledge Research in Journalism

  • 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
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  • 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
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    Communication and Society

  • 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
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    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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • 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
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    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

  • 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
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    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • 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
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    Routledge Advances in Film 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
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    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media 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
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    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
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  • 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
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    The Basics

  • 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
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  • 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
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