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2017 Media & Cultural Studies Titles for Review

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  • Cultural Feelings

    Mood, Mediation and Cultural Politics

    By Ben Highmore

    Cultural Feelings: Mood, Mediation and Cultural Politics sets out to examine the role of feelings and mood in the production of social and cultural experience. By returning to the work of Raymond Williams, and informed by recent ‘affect theory’, it treats feeling as a foundational term for cultural…

    Paperback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge

  • US Youth Films and Popular Music

    Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency

    By Tim McNelis

    This book brings theory from popular music studies to an examination of identity and agency in youth films while building on, and complementing, film studies literature concerned with genre, identity, and representation. McNelis includes case studies of Hollywood and independent US youth films that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Global Perspectives on Intercultural Communication

    Edited by Stephen M. Croucher

    What is intercultural communication? How does perspective shape a person’s definition of the key tenets of the term and the field? These are the core questions explored by this accessible global introduction to intercultural communication. Each chapter explores the topic from a different geographic…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge

  • Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe

    Cross-Country Comparisons

    Edited by Divina Frau-Meigs, Irma Velez, Julieta Flores Michel

    Public Policies in Media and Information Literacy in Europe explores the current tensions in European countries as they attempt to tackle the transition to the digital age, providing a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) across Europe. This book takes a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

  • Community Filmmaking

    Diversity, Practices and Places

    Edited by Sarita Malik, Caroline Chapain, Roberta Comunian

    This book examines the role of community filmmaking in society and its connection with issues of cultural diversity, innovation, policy and practice in various places. Deploying a range of examples from Europe, North America, Australia and Hong Kong, the chapters show that film emerging from…

    Hardback – 2017-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Media and Cultural Industries

  • Art, Research, Philosophy

    By Clive Cazeaux

    Art, Research, Philosophy explores the emergent field of artistic research: art produced as a contribution to knowledge. As a new subject, it raises several questions: What is art-as-research? Don’t the requirements of research amount to an imposition on the artistic process that dilutes the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge

  • Childhood and Celebrity

    Edited by Jane O'Connor, John Mercer

    The twenty-first century has seen an explosion in the ways and means in which children can become part of celebrity culture. With the rise in popularity of reality TV, child beauty pageants, talent shows, and social media platforms, as well as more established routes to fame through TV, cinema,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22
    Routledge

  • Surveillance in Asian Cinema

    Under Eastern Eyes

    Edited by Karen Fang

    Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Girlhood on Disney Channel

    Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity

    By Morgan Genevieve Blue

    Since the early 2000s, Disney Channel has been dominated by original live-action programming popular among tween girls. The shows’ successes rely not only on their popularity among girl audiences, but also on the development of star personae by girl performers, such as Raven-Symoné, Miley Cyrus,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Spectral Spaces and Hauntings

    Edited by Christina Lee

    This anthology explores the spatial dimension and politics of haunting. It considers how the ‘appearance’ of absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can indicate an overwhelming presence of something that once was, and still is, (t)here. At its core, the book asks: how and why do certain places…

    Hardback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Affective Sexual Pedagogies in Film and Television

    By Kyra Clarke

    Popular film and television hold valuable potential for learning about sex and sexuality beyond the information-based model of sex education currently in schools. This book argues that the representation of complicated—or "messy"—relationships in these popular cultural forms makes them potent as…

    Hardback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Fans and Videogames

    Histories, Fandom, Archives

    Edited by Melanie Swalwell, Angela Ndalianis, Helen Stuckey

    This anthology addresses videogames long history of fandom, and fans’ important role in game history and preservation. In order to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. Gamers are active creators in generating…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • The Secret Origins of Comics Studies

    Edited by Matthew Smith, Randy Duncan

    In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, today’s leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28
    Routledge

  • Developing News

    Global journalism and the coverage of "Third World" development

    By Jairo Lugo-Ocando, An Nguyen

    Developing News sets out to describe how development is articulated in the news and used by newspeople as an analytical category to explain the world. It is about examining development as a discourse that is based on the harmful contrast between the developed and the developing (or the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge

  • New Perspectives on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming

    Multiplayer 2

    Edited by Rachel Kowert, Thorsten Quandt

    Expanding on the work in the volume Multiplayer, this new book explores several other areas related to social gaming in detail. The aim is to go beyond a typical "edited book" concept, and offer a very concise volume with several focal points that are most relevant for the current debate about…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Studying Digital Media Audiences

    Perspectives from Australasia

    Edited by Craig Hight, Ramaswami Harindranath

    Although many digital platforms continue to appropriate and reconfigure familiar forms of media experience, this is an environment which no longer consistently constructs an identifiable 'mass' audience in the terms understood by twentieth century audience researchers. The notion of 'audiencing'…

    Hardback – 2017-02-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Identity in Animation

    A Journey into Self, Difference, Culture and the Body

    By Jane Batkin

    Identity in Animation: A Journey into Self, Difference, Culture and the Body uncovers the meaning behind some of the most influential characters in the history of animation and questions their unique sense of who they are and how they are formed. Jane Batkin explores how identity politics shape…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge

  • Journalism and Climate Crisis

    Public Engagement, Media Alternatives

    By Robert A. Hackett, Susan Forde, Shane Gunster, Kerrie Foxwell-Norton

    Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives recognizes that climate change is more than an environmental crisis. It is also a question of political and communicative capacity. This book enquires into which approaches to journalism, as a particularly important form of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge

  • The New Woman's Film

    Femme-centric Movies for Smart Chicks

    By Hilary Radner

    With the chick flick arguably in decline, film scholars may well ask: what has become of the woman’s film? Little attention has been paid to the proliferation of films, often from the independent sector, that do not sit comfortably in either the category of popular culture or that of high art––…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • White

    Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Now twenty years since its initial release, Richard Dyer’s classic text White remains a groundbreaking and insightful study of the representation of whiteness in Western visual culture. White explores how, while racial representation is central to the organisation of the contemporary world,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge

  • Theories of Consumption

    By John Storey

    Theories of Consumption explores the concept of consumption from the post-disciplinary perspective of cultural studies. John Storey brings together work that up until now has been located in distinct disciplinary spaces including work on reception theory in literary studies and philosophy; work on…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History

    Edited by I.Q. Hunter, Laraine Porter, Justin Smith

    Over 39 chapters The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History offers a comprehensive and revisionist overview of British cinema as, on the one hand, a commercial entertainment industry and, on the other, a series of institutions centred on economics, funding and relations to government.…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge

  • Message Received

    By Greg Philo

    Message Received brings together the most recent research findings of the Glasgow Media Group. It focuses on major public issues such as the impact of fictional violence on children and media coverage of ethnic minorities, the developing world and disasters. It examines media representations of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-04
    Routledge