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2017 Media & Cultural Studies Titles for Review

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Masterful Stories

    Lessons from Golden Age Radio

    By John V Pavlik

    The early eras of radio storytelling have entered and continue to enter the public domain in large quantities, offering unprecedented access to the Golden Age of Radio. Author and Professor John Pavlik mines the best this age of radio has to offer in Masterful Stories, an examination of the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Politics, Media and Democracy in Australia

    Public and Producer Perceptions of the Political Public Sphere

    By Brian McNair, Terry Flew, Stephen Harrington, Adam Swift

    In Australia, as in many comparable democracies, the role of the media in the political process is high on the public agenda. There is a perception of widespread disillusionment with and disengagement from politics amongst voters, and criticism of the media for failing to fulfil their democratic…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • 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

  • Social Media and the Law

    A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals, 2nd Edition

    By Daxton Stewart

    Edited by Daxton Stewart

    Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat allow users to connect with one another and share information with the click of a mouse or a tap on a touchscreen—and have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But as…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media

    Edited by Richard Maxwell

    Labor resides at the center of all media and communication production, from the workers who create the information technologies that form the dynamic core of the global capitalist system and the designers who create media content to the salvage workers who dismantle the industry’s high-tech trash.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Television and Serial Adaptation

    By Shannon Wells-Lassagne

    As American television continues to garner considerable esteem, rivalling the seventh art in its "cinematic" aesthetics and the complexity of its narratives, one aspect of its development has been relatively unexamined. While film has long acknowledged its tendency to adapt, an ability that…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • 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

  • How to Report Economic News

    By Nicola Walton

    Since the global financial crisis in 2008, economics has dominated the news agenda, with issues such as migration, growth, trade and unemployment remaining hotly debated in the media. How to Report Economic News is an accessible introduction to our contemporary economic landscape and journalistic…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31
    Routledge

  • The "Serial" Podcast and Storytelling in the Digital Age

    Edited by Ellen McCracken

    This volume analyzes the Serial podcast, situating it in the trajectory of other popular crime narratives and contemporary cultural theory. Contributors focus on topics such as the ethics of the use of fiction techniques in investigative journalism, the epistemological overlay of postmodern…

    Hardback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Digital Media and Culture

  • Video Games and the Law

    By Elizabeth Townsend Gard, W Ronald Gard

    The video game industry is big business, not only in terms of the substantial revenue generated through retail sales of games themselves, but also in terms of the size and value of parallel and secondary markets. Consider any popular video game today, and you most likely are looking at a franchise…

    Hardback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • The Trauma Graphic Novel

    By Andrés Romero-Jódar

    The end of the twentieth century and the turn of the new millennium witnessed an unprecedented flood of traumatic narratives and testimonies of suffering in literature and the arts. Graphic novels, free at last from long decades of stern censorship, helped explore these topics by developing a new…

    Hardback – 2017-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Weimar Cinema, Embodiment, and Historicity

    Cultural Memory and the Historical Films of Ernst Lubitsch

    By Mason Kamana Allred

    In its retrieval and (re)construction, the past has become interwoven with the images and structure of cinema. Not only have mass media—especially film and television—shaped the content of memories and histories, but they have also shaped their very form. Combining historicization with close…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Film Studies

  • Entrepreneurial Journalism

    How to go it alone and launch your dream digital project

    By Paul Marsden

    Entrepreneurial Journalism explains how, in the age of online journalism, digital-savvy media practitioners are building their careers by using low-cost digital technologies to create unique news platforms and cultivate diverse readerships. The book also offers a range of techniques and tips that…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19
    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

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    Hardback – 2017-01-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Looking Beyond Borderlines

    North America's Frontier Imagination

    By Lee Rodney

    American territorial borders have undergone significant and unparalleled changes in the last decade. They serve as a powerful and emotionally charged locus for American national identity that correlates with the historical idea of the frontier. But the concept of the frontier, so central…

    Hardback – 2017-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice

    Techne/Technique/Technology

    Edited by Camille C Baker, Kate Sicchio

    This book focuses on the artistic process, creativity and collaboration, and personal approaches to creation and ideation, in making digital and electronic technology-based art. Less interested in the outcome itself – the artefact, artwork or performance – contributors instead highlight the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies