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2017 Media & Cultural Studies Titles for Review

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  • The Online Journalism Handbook

    Skills to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Bradshaw

    The Online Journalism Handbook has established itself globally as the leading guide to the fast-moving world of digital journalism, showcasing the multiple possibilities for researching, writing and storytelling offered to journalists through new technologies. In this new edition, Paul Bradshaw…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge

  • Profit and Pleasure

    Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism, 2nd Edition

    By Rosemary Hennessy

    Profit and Pleasure, Second Edition is a classic intervention into the relationship between capitalism and sexual identity. Rosemary Hennessy boldly reorients queer theory toward an up-close analysis of the structures of consumption, labor, and commodification, revealing how sexual identity—in the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge

  • Queercore

    Queer Punk Media Subculture

    By Curran Nault

    Queercore is a queer and punk transmedia movement that was instigated in 1980s Toronto via the pages of the underground fanzine ("zine") J.D.s. Authored by G.B. Jones and Bruce LaBruce, J.D.s. declared "civil war" on the punk and gay and lesbian mainstreams, consolidating a subculture of likeminded…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality

    Edited by Clarissa Smith, Feona Attwood, Brian McNair

    The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of the ways in which sex and sexualities are mediated in modern media and everyday life. The 40 chapters in this volume offer a snapshot of the remarkable diversification of approaches and research…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Against Meritocracy

    Culture, power and myths of mobility

    By Jo Littler

    Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ‘talent’ to combine with ‘effort’ in order to ‘rise to the top’. This idea is one of the most prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge

  • Greenwashing Culture

    By Toby Miller

    Greenwashing Culture examines the complicity of culture with our environmental crisis. Through its own carbon footprint, the promotion of image-friendly environmental credentials for celebrities, and the mutually beneficial engagement with big industry polluters, Toby Miller argues that…

    Paperback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge

  • Cinema Studies

    The Key Concepts, 5th Edition

    By Susan Hayward

    Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • The Routledge Companion to Design Research

    Edited by Paul A. Rodgers, Joyce Yee

    The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. This volume comprises…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge

  • Mediatization and Mobile Lives

    A Critical Approach

    By André Jansson

    Mediatization and Mobile Lives: A Critical Approach contributes to a complex, situated and critical understanding of what mediatization means and how it works in contemporary life. The book explores the tension between the extended capabilities offered by media technology and growing media…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge

  • The Patterns of Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    With the classic semiotician Roland Barthes' ground-breaking research of semiotics, symbols are liberated from linguistics and extended to media research, which makes semiotics increasingly important especially in the present-day world dominated by new media. In this book, the author offers an…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • China in Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    What kinds of human individuals, events, things and commodities can best represent China? How have those representative symbols evolved in Chinese history? How have they been highlighted, disseminated and accepted? In this book, a full range of symbols and seemingly discrete social phenomena,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • The Cinematic Eighteenth Century

    History, Culture, and Adaptation

    Edited by Srividhya Swaminathan, Steven W. Thomas

    This collection explores how film and television depict the complex and diverse milieu of the eighteenth century as a literary, historical, and cultural space. Topics range from adaptations of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (The Martian) to historical fiction on the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Childcare Workers, Global Migration and Digital Media

    By Youna Kim

    This book explores the transnational mobility, everyday life and digital media use of childcare workers living and working abroad. Focusing specifically on Filipina, Indonesian, and Sri Lankan nannies in Europe, it offers insights as to the causes and implications of women’s mobility, using data…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

    Edited by Axel Bruns, Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbo, Anders Olof Larsson, Christian Christensen

    Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to experiences beyond the US and UK. This collection tackles this imbalance head-on, compiling cutting-edge…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research

    The Future of the Magazine Form

    Edited by David Abrahamson, Marcia R. Prior-Miller

    Scholarly engagement with the magazine form has, in the last two decades, produced a substantial amount of valuable research. Authored by leading academic authorities in the study of magazines, the chapters in The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research not only create an architecture to organize…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge

  • Neoliberalism

    By Julie Wilson

    Thanks to the rise of neoliberalism over the past several decades, we live in an era of rampant anxiety, insecurity, and inequality. While neoliberalism has become somewhat of an academic buzzword in recent years, this book offers a rich and multilayered introduction to what is arguably the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-19
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Media & Cultural Studies

  • The Contemporary Femme Fatale

    Gender, Genre and American Cinema

    By Katherine Farrimond

    The femme fatale occupies a precarious yet highly visible space in contemporary cinema. From sci-fi alien women to teenage bad girls, filmmakers continue to draw on the notion of the sexy deadly woman in ways which traverse boundaries of genre and narrative. This book charts the articulations of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Videogames, Identity and Digital Subjectivity

    By Rob Gallagher

    This book argues that games offer a means of coming to terms with a world that is being transformed by digital technologies. As blends of software and fiction, videogames are uniquely capable of representing and exploring the effects of digitization on day-to-day life. By modeling and incorporating…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Social Media Communication

    Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics, 2nd Edition

    By Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

    In the second edition of Social Media Communication: Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics, Jeremy Harris Lipschultz presents a wide-scale, interdisciplinary analysis and guide to social media. Examining platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest, this book…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge

  • Greenwashing Sport

    By Toby Miller

    Professional sports promote their green credentials and yet remain complicit in our global environmental crisis Sports are responsible for significant carbon footprints through stadium construction and energy use, player and spectator travel, and media coverage. The impact of sports on…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

    Edited by Howard Tumber, Silvio Waisbord

    The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights offers a comprehensive and contemporary survey of the key themes, approaches and debates in the field of media and human rights. The Companion is the first collection to bring together two distinct ways of thinking about human rights and media,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Media, Knowledge and Power

    Edited by Oliver Boyd-Barrett

    First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Political Communication

    6th Edition

    By Brian McNair

    At a time of radical shifts in power across the globe, the sixth edition of An Introduction to Political Communication examines the role of the media in the political process. Brian McNair reflects on the role of communication in key events such as the referendum vote for the UK’s withdrawal from…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27
    Routledge
    Communication and Society

  • Writing and Editing for Digital Media

    3rd Edition

    By Brian Carroll

    Writing and Editing for Digital Media teaches students how to write effectively for digital spaces—whether writing for an app, crafting a story for a website, blogging, or using social media to expand the conversation. The lessons and exercises in each chapter help students build a solid…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22
    Routledge