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  • Russia's Liberal Media

    Handcuffed but Free, 1st Edition

    By Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova

    This book examines the challenges and pressures liberal journalists face in Putin's Russia. It presents the findings of an in-depth qualitative study, which included ethnographic observations of editorial meetings during the conflict in Ukraine. It also provides a theoretical framework for…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
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    Routledge Research in Journalism

  • Politics Goes to the Movies

    Hollywood, Europe, and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Robert P Kolker

    Politics Goes to the Movies introduces the topic of political representation and ideology by analyzing some of the most important politically themed films across the history of cinema in a refreshing and concise volume. Offering a survey of political cinema from 1915 to present day, topics include:…

    Paperback – 2018-03-21
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  • MGM

    1st Edition

    By Tino Balio

    This is the first comprehensive history of MGM from its origins in 1905 to the present. Following a straightforward chronology corresponding to specific periods of film industry history, each chapter describes how successive managements adjusted their production strategies and business practices in…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
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    The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series

  • The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Meikle

    The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism is a wide-ranging collection of 42 original and authoritative essays by leading contributors from a variety of academic disciplines. Introducing and exploring central debates about the diverse relationships between both media and protest, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
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    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • The Evolution of the Image

    Political Action and the Digital Self, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marco Bohr, Basia Sliwinska

    This volume addresses the evolution of the visual in digital communities, offering a multidisciplinary discussion of the ways in which images are circulated in digital communities, the meanings that are attached to them and the implications they have for notions of identity, memory, gender,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-16
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    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Entertainment Journalism

    Making it your Career, 1st Edition

    By Ben Falk

    Entertainment Journalism is a practical guide to one of the most highly visible areas of media practice. Drawing on 20 years’ experience as an entertainment journalist, Ben Falk gives a comprehensive overview of journalistic reporting on the arts industries, with particular focus on film, music, TV…

    Paperback – 2018-03-14
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  • Gay Men, Identity and Social Media

    A Culture of Participatory Reluctance, 1st Edition

    By Elija Cassidy

    This book explores how the social and technical integration of mainstream social media into gay men’s digital cultures since the mid 2000s has played out in the lives of young gay men, looking at how these convergences have influenced more recent iterations of gay men’s digital culture. Focusing on…

    Hardback – 2018-03-12
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    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Misunderstanding News Audiences

    Seven Myths of the Social Media Era, 1st Edition

    By Eiri Elvestad, Angela Phillips

    Misunderstanding News Audiences interrogates the prevailing myths around the impact of the Internet and social media on news consumption and democracy. The book draws on a broad range of comparative research into audience engagement with news, across different geographic regions, to provide insight…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
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    Communication and Society

  • The Advertising Handbook

    4th Edition

    By Jonathan Hardy, Iain Macrury, Helen Powell

    The Advertising Handbook provides a critical introduction to advertising and marketing practices today. Contributions from leading international scholars and practitioners offer extended coverage of the contemporary shifts and pressures reshaping the marketing communications (or advertising and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-06
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    Media Practice

  • Models of Journalism

    The functions and influencing factors, 1st Edition

    By Peter Bro

    Models of Journalism investigates the most fundamental questions of how journalists can best serve the public and what factors enable or obstruct them in doing so. The book evaluates previous scholarly attempts at modeling the function and influencing factors of journalism, and proceeds to develop…

    Hardback – 2018-02-27
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  • Emergent Feminisms

    Complicating a Postfeminist Media Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jessalynn Keller, Maureen E. Ryan

    Through twelve chapters that historicize and re-evaluate postfeminism as a dominant framework of feminist media studies, this collection maps out new modes of feminist media analysis at both theoretical and empirical levels and offers new insights into the visibility and circulation of feminist…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright, and Fair Use

    1st Edition

    Edited by Renee Hobbs

    Media literacy educators rely on the ability to make use of copyrighted materials from mass media, digital media and popular culture for both analysis and production activities. Whether they work in higher education, elementary and secondary schools, or in informal learning settings in libraries,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-26
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    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Television

    Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture, 5th Edition

    By Jeremy G. Butler

    For over two decades, Television has served as the foremost guide to television studies, offering readers an in-depth understanding of how television programs and commercials are made and how they function as producers of meaning. Author Jeremy G. Butler shows the ways in which camera style,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-26
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  • Responsible Drone Journalism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Astrid Gynnild, Turo Uskali

    Camera drones provide unique visual perspectives and add new dimensions to storytelling and accountability in journalism. Simultaneously, the rapidly expanding uses of drones as advanced sensor platforms raise new legislative, ethical and transparency issues. Responsible Drone Journalism…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
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    Disruptions

  • Discursivity, Relationality and Materiality in the Life of the Organisation

    Communication Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Colleen E. Mills, Francois Cooren

    The field of organisational communication has been rapidly transforming in the wake of the linguistic and discursive turns that have been sweeping across the social sciences since the mid-eighties. These ‘turns’ have prompted organisational communication scholars to look more closely at how they…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
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  • The Social Power of Algorithms

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Beer

    The vast circulations of mobile devices, sensors and data mean that the social world is now defined by a complex interweaving of human and machine agency. Key to this is the growing power of algorithms – the decision-making parts of code – in our software dense and data rich environments.…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
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  • Photography

    The Unfettered Image, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Henning

    We live in a time in which photographs have become extraordinarily mobile. They can be exchanged and circulated at the swipe of a finger across a screen. The digital photographic image appears and disappears with a mere gesture of the hand. Yet, this book argues that this mobility of the image was…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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    Directions in Cultural History

  • Lifestyle Media in American Culture

    Gender, Class, and the Politics of Ordinariness, 1st Edition

    By Maureen E. Ryan

    This book explores the emergence of "lifestyle" in the US, first as a term that has become an organizing principle for the self and for the structure of everyday life, and later as a pervasive form of media that encompasses a variety of domestic and self-improvement genres, from newspaper columns…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12
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    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • Venus in the Dark

    Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Janell Hobson

    In this second edition of the remarkable, and now classic, cultural history of black women’s beauty, Venus in the Dark, Janell Hobson explores the enduring figure of the "Hottentot Venus" and the history of critical and artistic responses to her by black women in contemporary photography,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • World Cinema

    A Critical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Shekhar Deshpande, Meta Mazaj

    World Cinema: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to film industries across the globe. From the 1980s onwards, new technologies and increased globalization have radically altered the landscape in which films are distributed and exhibited. Films are made from…

    Paperback – 2018-02-09
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  • Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film

    1st Edition

    By Deborah Lynn Porter

    Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Film advances a methodological line of inquiry based on a fresh insight into the ways in which cinematic meaning is generated and can be ascertained. Premised on a critical reading strategy informed by a metapsychology of secrets, the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Free Software, the Internet, and Global Communities of Resistance

    1st Edition

    By Sara Schoonmaker

    This book explores software's pivotal role as the code that powers computers, mobile devices, the Internet, and social media. Creating conditions for the ongoing development and use of software, including the Internet as a communications infrastructure, is one of the most compelling issues of our…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06
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    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Why Art Photography?

    2nd Edition

    By Lucy Soutter

    The second edition of Why Art Photography? is an updated, expanded introduction to the ideas behind today’s striking photographic images. Lively, accessible discussions of key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, fiction, authenticity, and photography’s expanding field are supplemented with…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
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  • Feminist Reception Studies in a Post-Audience Age

    Returning to Audiences and Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andre Cavalcante, Andrea Press, Katherine Sender

    This book makes an important return to reception studies at an exciting juncture of media distribution and modes of consumption. The editors’ introduction contextualizes this new work within a long history of feminist approaches to audience research, and argues that new media forms require new…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Difference in Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Music

    Theory and Politics of Ambiguity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gavin Lee

    In studies of gender and sexuality in popular music, the concept of difference is often a crucial analytic used to detect social agency; however, the alternative analytic of ambiguity has never been systematically examined. While difference from heterosexual norms is taken to be the multivalent…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
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    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture

    An Introduction, 8th Edition

    By John Storey

    In this eighth edition of his award-winning Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey presents a clear and critical survey of competing theories of and various approaches to popular culture. Its breadth and theoretical unity, exemplified through popular culture, means that…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02
    Routledge

  • Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives

    A Textual Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Ian Case Punnett

    Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives vivifies how nonfiction murder stories are told, what role they play in society, and in the form of true crime why they remain enduringly popular internationally on every platform. This book establishes for the first time the actual line—or dotted…

    Hardback – 2018-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Journalism Studies

  • Becoming-Social in a Networked Age

    1st Edition

    By Neal Thomas

    This book examines the semiotic effects of protocols and algorithms at work in popular social media systems, bridging philosophical conversations in human-computer interaction (HCI) and information systems (IS) design with contemporary work in critical media, technology and software studies. Where…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert E. Gutsche Jr.

    This book examines the disruptive nature of Trump news – both the news his administration makes and the coverage of it – related to dominant paradigms and ideologies of U.S. journalism. By relying on conceptualizations of media memory and "othering" through news coverage that enhances…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Journalism

  • Thinking Media and Beyond

    Perspectives from German Media Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Briankle G. Chang, Florian Sprenger

    Media – old or new, in the cloud or underground – constitutes the very condition in which our world takes shape. Media is reshaped continuously, marked for both the profound effects it produces and the acceleration it exhibits. It is the site in which we signal some of the most pressing issues we…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
    Routledge

  • Internet Histories

    1st Edition

    Edited by Niels Brügger, Gerard Goggin, Ian Milligan, Valérie Schafer

    In 2017, the new journal Internet Histories was founded. As part of the process of defining a new field, the journal editors approached leading scholars in this dynamic, interdisciplinary area. This book is thus a collection of eighteen short thought-provoking pieces, inviting discussion about…

    Hardback – 2018-01-16
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  • From Networks to Netflix

    A Guide to Changing Channels, 1st Edition

    Edited by Derek Johnson

    Even as the television industry experiences significant transformation and disruption in the face of streaming and online delivery, the television channel itself persists. If anything, the television channel landscape has become more complex to navigate as viewers can now choose between broadcast,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
    Routledge

  • Global Finance on Screen

    From Wall Street to Side Street, 1st Edition

    By Constantin Parvulescu

    Global Finance on Screen is the first collection exclusively dedicated to a growing body of multi-format and multimedia audiovisual work that this book designates as the finance film. Finance film provides critical visualizations of the secretive, elitist, PR firewalled, and gender and race-biased…

    Paperback – 2017-12-27
    Routledge

  • Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art

    1st Edition

    Edited by Cristina Albu, Dawna Schuld

    This book examines the interconnections between art, phenomenology, and cognitive studies. Contributors question the binary oppositions generally drawn between visuality and agency, sensing and thinking, phenomenal art and politics, phenomenology and structuralism, and subjective involvement and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • (Mis)Understanding Political Participation

    Digital Practices, New Forms of Participation and the Renewal of Democracy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Wimmer, Cornelia Wallner, Rainer Winter, Karoline Oelsner

    The practices of participation and engagement are characterised by complexities and contradictions. All celebratory examples of uses of social media, e.g. in the Arab spring, the Occupy movement or in recent LGBTQ protests, are deeply rooted in human practices. Because of this connection, every…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

  • The Pioneering Photographic Work of Hercule Florence

    1st Edition

    By Boris Kossoy

    This book delivers an in-depth analysis of Hercule Florence, who is virtually unknown despite being among the world’s photographic pioneers. Based on the texts of various manuscripts, letters, diaries, notes, and advertisements, this book answers numerous questions surrounding Florence’s work,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Applied Media Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kirsten Ostherr

    In the age of the maker movement, hackathons and do-it-yourself participatory culture, the boundaries between digital media theory and production have dissolved. Multidisciplinary humanities labs have sprung up around the globe, generating new forms of hands-on, critical, and creative work. The…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14
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  • Film Policy in a Globalised Cultural Economy

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Hill, Nobuko Kawashima

    The past two decades have witnessed major changes in film industries worldwide in response to both economic globalisation and technological developments. The dominant position of Hollywood movies in the global film market has remained largely uncontested, but Hollywood itself has become…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
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  • Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan

    1st Edition

    By Farooq Sulehria

    Examining anew the notions of media imperialism and globalization of media, this book disrupts the generalised consensus in media scholarship that globalization of media has put an end to media imperialism. One elemental aspect of media imperialism is the structural dependency of television systems…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11
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    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • The Live-Streaming Handbook

    How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop, 1st Edition

    By Peter Stewart

    The Live-Streaming Handbook will teach you how to present live-video shows from your phone and stream them straight to Facebook and Twitter. With this book and your favourite social media apps, you will be able to run your own TV station for your home or work. Peter Stewart, an experienced TV…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Open Space New Media Documentary

    A Toolkit for Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Patricia R. Zimmermann, Helen De Michiel

    Open Space New Media Documentary examines an emerging and significant area of documentary practice in the twenty-first century: community-based new media documentary projects that move across platforms and utilize participatory modalities. The book offers an innovative theorization of these…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
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    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Journalism Design

    Interactive Technologies and the Future of Storytelling, 1st Edition

    By Skye Doherty

    Journalism Design is about the future of journalism. As technologies increasingly, and continually, reshape the way we interact with information, with each other and with our environment, journalists need new ways to tell stories. Journalists often see technology as something that improves what…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Disruptions

  • Writing for News Media

    The Storyteller’s Craft, 1st Edition

    By Ian Pickering

    Writing for News Media is a down-to-earth guide on how to write news stories for online, print and broadcast audiences. It celebrates the craft of storytelling, arguing for its continued importance in a modern newsroom. With dynamism and humour, Ian Pickering, a journalist with 30 years’ experience…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27
    Routledge

  • China's Media Go Global

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daya Kishan Thussu, Hugo de Burgh, Anbin Shi

    As part of its ‘going out’ strategy, China is using the media to promote its views and vision to the wider world and to counter negative images in the US-dominated international media. China’s Media Go Global, the first edited collection on this subject, evaluates how the unprecedented expansion of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27
    Routledge
    Internationalizing Media Studies

  • Contemporary BRICS Journalism

    Non-Western Media in Transition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Svetlana Pasti, Jyotika Ramaprasad

    Contemporary BRICS Journalism: Non-Western Media in Transition is the first comparative study of professional journalists working in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). The book presents a range of insider perspectives, offering a valuable insight into the nature of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27
    Routledge
    Internationalizing Media Studies

  • Reconceptualising Film Policies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nolwenn Mingant, Cecilia Tirtaine

    This volume explores and interrogates the shifts and changes in both government and industry-based screen policies over the past 30 years. It covers a diverse range of film industries from different parts of the world, along with the interrelationship between different localities, policy regimes…

    Hardback – 2017-11-24
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    Routledge Studies in Media and Cultural Industries

  • Complex Serial Drama and Multiplatform Television

    1st Edition

    By Trisha Dunleavy

    This book examines the creative strategies, narrative characteristics, industrial practices and stylistic tendencies of complex serial drama. Exemplified by shows like HBO’s The Sopranos, AMC’s Mad Men and Breaking Bad, Showtime’s Dexter, and Netflix’s Stranger Things, complex serials are…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge

  • Keywords in Remix Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Eduardo Navas, Owen Gallagher, xtine burrough

    Keywords in Remix Studies consists of twenty-four chapters authored by researchers who share interests in remix studies and remix culture throughout the arts and humanities. The essays reflect on the critical, historical and theoretical lineage of remix to the technological production that makes…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge

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