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2017 Media & Cultural Studies Titles for Review

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  • Geomedia Studies

    Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds

    Edited by Karin Fast, André Jansson, Johan Lindell, Linda Ryan Bengtsson, Mekonnen Tesfahuney

    This book introduces and develops the concept of geomedia studies as the name of a particular subfield of communication geography. Despite the accelerating societal relevance of ‘geomedia’ technologies for the production of various spaces, mobilities, and power-relations, and the unquestionable…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Tracking Color in Cinema and Art

    Philosophy and Aesthetics

    By Edward Branigan

    Color is one of cinema’s most alluring formal systems, building on a range of artistic traditions that orchestrate visual cues to tell stories, stage ideas, and elicit feelings. But what if color is not—or not only—a formal system, but instead a linguistic effect, emerging from the slipstream of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge

  • Mediated Intimacies

    Connectivities, Relationalities and Proximities

    Edited by Rikke Andreassen, Michael Nebeling Petersen, Katherine Harrison, Tobias Raun

    Social media, characterized by user-generated content, interactivity, participation and community formation, have gained much research attention in recent years. At the same time, intimacy, affectivity and emotions are increasingly growing as fields of study. While these two areas are often…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

  • New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature

    Disrupting the Discourse

    Edited by Sonora Jha, Alka Kurian

    This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented…

    Hardback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Uncut Funk

    A Contemplative Dialogue

    By bell hooks, Stuart Hall

    In an awesome meeting of minds, cultural theorists Stuart Hall and bell hooks met for a series of wide-ranging conversations on what Hall sums up as "life, love, death, sex." From the trivial to the profound, across boundaries of age, sexualities and genders, hooks and Hall dissect topics and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge

  • The Public Relations Strategic Toolkit

    An Essential Guide to Successful Public Relations Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Alison Theaker, Heather Yaxley

    The Public Relations Strategic Toolkit presents guidance to instruct and educate students and professionals of public relations and corporate communications. Alison Theaker and Heather Yaxley cover every aspect of critical practice, including definitions of public relations, key theoretical…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge

  • Media and Class

    TV, Film, and Digital Culture

    Edited by June Deery, Andrea Press

    Although the idea of class is again becoming politically and culturally charged, the relationship between media and class remains understudied. This diverse collection draws together prominent and emerging media scholars to offer readers a much-needed orientation within the wider categories of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge

  • Understanding the Business of Global Media in the Digital Age

    By Micky Lee, Dal Yong Jin

    This new introductory textbook provides students with the tools they need to understand the way digital technologies have transformed the global media business of the 21st century. Focusing on three main approaches – media economics, critical political economy, and production studies – the authors…

    Paperback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge

  • Visualizing War

    Emotions, Technologies, Communities

    Edited by Anders Engberg-Pedersen, Kathrin Maurer

    Wars have always been connected to images. From the representation of war on maps, panoramas, and paintings to the modern visual media of photography, film, and digital screens, images have played a central role in representing combat, military strategy, soldiers, and victims. Such images evoke a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Experiencing Public Relations

    International Voices

    Edited by Elizabeth Bridgen, Dejan Verčič

    Experiencing Public Relations examines the everyday experiences of PR practitioners in order to better understand how public relations is perceived by those outside and within the field. The book aims to provoke debate around the nature of public relations by looking at how it…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge

  • Children, Media, and American History

    Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations

    By Margaret Cassidy

    Printed poison. Pernicious stuff. Since the nineteenth century, these are some of the many concerned comments critics have made about media for children. From dime novels to comic books to digital media, Cassidy illustrates the ways children have used "old media" when they were first…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge

  • The Materiality of Love

    Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice

    Edited by Anna Malinowska, Michael Gratzke

    Drawing on love studies and research in material cultures, this book seeks to re-examine love through materiality studies, especially their recent incarnations, new materialism and object-oriented philosophy, to spark a debate on the relationship between love, objects and forms of materializing…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Chinese Social Media

    Social, Cultural, and Political Implications

    Edited by Mike Kent, Katie Ellis, Jian Xu

    This book brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address critical perspectives on Chinese language social media, internationalizing the state of social media studies beyond the Anglophone paradigm. The collection focuses on the intersections between Chinese language social media…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia

  • The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

    Edited by Rob Stone, Paul Cooke, Stephanie Dennison, Alex Marlow-Mann

    The Routledge Companion to World Cinema explores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Contemporary Cinema and Neoliberal Ideology

    Edited by Ewa Mazierska, Lars Kristensen

    In this edited collection, an international ensemble of scholars examine what contemporary cinema tells us about neoliberal capitalism and cinema, exploring whether filmmakers are able to imagine progressive alternatives under capitalist conditions. Individual contributions discuss filmmaking…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • Online Journalism from the Periphery

    Interloper Media and the Journalistic Field

    By Scott A. Eldridge II

    Online Journalism from the Periphery looks at how a range of new media actors, communicating online, have challenged us to think differently about the journalistic field. Emerging from the disruption of digital technology, these new actors have been met with resistance by an existing core of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema

    Edited by Marvin D'Lugo, Ana M. López, Laura Podalsky

    The Routledge Companion to Latin American Cinema is the most comprehensive survey of Latin American cinemas available in a single volume. While highlighting state-of-the-field research, essays also offer readers a cohesive overview of multiple facets of filmmaking in the region, from the production…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Future Journalism

    Where We Are and Where We’re Going

    By Sue Greenwood

    Future Journalism investigates where journalism has come from, where it is now and where it might be going, through a range of case studies on organisations pushing the traditional boundaries of journalism, including Vice, Buzzfeed, Bellingcat, The Washington Post, the Guardian, Circa and Narrative…

    Paperback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge

  • Performing Digital Activism

    New Aesthetics and Discourses of Resistance

    By Fidèle A. Vlavo

    From the emergence of digital protest as part of the Zapatista rebellion, to the use of disturbance tactics against governments and commercial institutions, there is no doubt that digital technology and networks have become the standard features of 21st century social mobilisation. Yet, little is…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Homegrown

    Engaged Cultural Criticism

    By bell hooks, Amalia Mesa-Bains

    In Homegrown, cultural critics bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains reflect on the innate solidarity between Black and Latino culture. Riffing on everything from home and family to multiculturalism and the mass media, hooks and Mesa-Bains invite readers to re-examine and confront the polarizing…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge

  • Film Comedy and the American Dream

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Arts Reviewing

    A Practical Guide

    By Andy Plaice

    Arts Reviewing: A Practical Guide is an accessible introduction to the world of arts criticism. Drawing on professional expertise and a range of cultural reviews from music, film, theatre, visual arts, television and books, Andy Plaice discusses different approaches to arts criticism, with tips on…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge

  • The World of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

    By Mark J P Wolf

    Unlike many children’s television shows, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood did more than simply entertain or occupy children’s attention. The show educated them in the affective domain, encouraging such things as appreciation for difference, collaboration, self-expression, and self-worth. It also…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Imaginary Worlds

  • Fashion Ethics

    By Sue Thomas

    Fashion Ethics provides a comprehensive overview of the ethical issues in the fashion industry, from collection design concept to upcycling and closed loop production. This book answers an urgent need for a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental ethics of the fashion industry. Sue Thomas…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge