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Media & Culture Textbooks New and Key Titles 2017

Media & Culture Textbooks - Titles for University and Further Education

Welcome to the Media Textbook Collection. Looking for a textbook for a course or class you teach? We have a wide range of textbooks to meet a variety of course needs and study levels. This collection is kept up to date with textbooks and key readings from new and established authors in the area and includes titles from both Routledge and Focal Press imprints.

Our textbooks and key readings cover a variety of courses within Media, Mass Communication, Journalism, Broadcast and Culture, catering to a wide range of student study levels including Undergraduate, Postgraduate, A level and Vocational Education.

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Featured Books

  • New Media, Old Media

    A History and Theory Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Anna Watkins Fisher, Thomas Keenan

    This much-expanded and updated second edition of New Media, Old Media brings together original and classic essays that explore the tensions of old and new in digital culture. Touching on topics including media archaeology, archives, software studies, surveillance, big data, social media, organized…

    Paperback – 2015-09-03

  • How to Market Books

    5th Edition

    By Alison Baverstock

    'Baverstock is to book marketing what Gray is to anatomy; the undisputed champion.' Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing and President Elect of the International Publishers Association Over four editions, Alison Baverstock’s How to Market Books has established itself as the…

    Paperback – 2015-02-18

  • Screen Ages

    A Survey of American Cinema, 1st Edition

    By John Alberti

    Screen Ages is a valuable guide for students exploring the complex and vibrant history of US cinema and showing how this film culture has grown, changed and developed. Covering key periods from across American cinema history, John Alberti explores the social, technological and political forces that…

    Paperback – 2015-02-06

  • Computer-Assisted Reporting

    A Practical Guide, 4th Edition

    By Brant Houston

    This straightforward and effective how-to guide provides the basics for any journalist or student beginning to use data for news stories. It has step-by-step instructions on how to do basic data analysis in journalism while addressing why these digital tools should be an integral part of reporting…

    Paperback – 2014-11-21

  • Ain't I a Woman

    Black Women and Feminism, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black…

    Paperback – 2014-10-14

  • Feminist Theory

    From Margin to Center, 3rd Edition

    By bell hooks

    When Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center was first published in 1984, it was welcomed and praised by feminist thinkers who wanted a new vision. Even so, individual readers frequently found the theory "unsettling" or "provocative." Today, the blueprint for feminist movement presented in the book…

    Paperback – 2014-10-01

  • Feminism Is for Everybody

    Passionate Politics, 2nd Edition

    By bell hooks

    What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their…

    Paperback – 2014-09-26

  • Media Messages

    What Film, Television, and Popular Music Teach Us About Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, 2nd Edition

    By Linda Holtzman, Leon Sharpe

    The new edition of this widely adopted book reveals how the popular media contribute to widespread myths and misunderstanding about cultural diversity. While focused on the impact of television, feature film, and popular music, the authors reach far beyond media to explore how our understanding,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-01