• Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action book cover

    Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action

    Edited by Robin Andersen, Purnaka L. de Silva

    In this moment of unprecedented humanitarian crises, the representations of global disasters are increasingly common media themes around the world. The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action explores the interconnections between media, old and new, and the humanitarian challenges that…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge

  • Making Human Rights News: Balancing Participation and Professionalism book cover

    Making Human Rights News

    Balancing Participation and Professionalism

    Edited by John C. Pollock, Morton Winston

    Making Human Rights News: Balancing Participation and Professionalism explores the impact of new digital technology and activism on the production of human rights messages. It is the first collection of studies to combine multidisciplinary approaches, "citizen witness" challenges to journalism…

    Hardback – 2017-08-09 
    Routledge

  • The Digital Academic: Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education book cover

    The Digital Academic

    Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education

    Edited by Deborah Lupton, Inger Mewburn, Pat Thomson

    Academic work, like many other professional occupations, has increasingly become digitised. This book brings together leading scholars who examine the impacts, possibilities, politics and drawbacks of working in the contemporary university, using digital technologies. The contributors take a…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge

  • Against Meritocracy: Culture, power and myths of mobility book cover

    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 prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics book cover

    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 – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Disability and the Media book cover

    Disability and the Media

    Edited by Katie Ellis, Mike Kent

    Scholars have long recognized the media’s role in shaping and reflecting the way we see the world, ourselves, and others. In particular, they have understood that the media plays a vital part in the social and cultural construction of disability. Moreover, as new types of media proliferate, and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

  • Moralising Poverty: The ‘Undeserving’ Poor in the Public Gaze book cover

    Moralising Poverty

    The ‘Undeserving’ Poor in the Public Gaze

    By Serena Romano

    Do we judge the poor? Do we fear them? Do we have a moral obligation to help those in need? The moral and social grounds of solidarity and deservedness in relation to aid for poor people are rarely steady. This is particularly true under contemporary austerity reforms, where current debates…

    Hardback – 2017-07-25 
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    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Digitization: Theories and Concepts for Empirical Cultural Research book cover

    Digitization

    Theories and Concepts for Empirical Cultural Research

    Edited by Gertraud Koch

    In recent years, digital technologies have become pervasive in academic and everyday life. This comprehensive volume covers a wide range of concepts for studying the new cultural dynamics that are evident as a result of digitization. It considers how the cultural changes triggered by digitization…

    Hardback – 2017-07-18 
    Routledge

  • The Evolution of Black Women in Television: Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses book cover

    The Evolution of Black Women in Television

    Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses

    By Imani M. Cheers

    This book seeks to interrogate the representation of Black women in television. Cheers explores how the increase of Black women in media ownership and creative executive roles (producers, showrunners, directors and writers) in the last 30 years affected the fundamental cultural shift in Black women…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Television Studies

  • Making Sense of Mediatized Politics: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives book cover

    Making Sense of Mediatized Politics

    Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

    Edited by Jesper Strömbäck, Frank Esser

    Over time and across Western democracies, the media has become increasingly influential, and a great deal more political processes have become altered, shaped or structured by the media and the perceived need of individuals, organizations and social systems to communicate with or through the media.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13 
    Routledge
    Journalism Studies

  • Popular Music and Cultural Policy book cover

    Popular Music and Cultural Policy

    Edited by Shane Homan, Martin Cloonan, Jen Cattermole

    Popular music is increasingly visible in government strategies and policies. While much has been written about the expanding flow of music products and music creativity in emphasising the global nature of popular music, little attention has been paid to the flow of ideas about policy formation and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge

  • Advancing Comparative Media and Communication Research book cover

    Advancing Comparative Media and Communication Research

    Edited by Joseph M. Chan, Francis L. F. Lee

    A comparative approach to media and communication research plays an important, if not indispensable, role in achieving a core mission of researchers: to delimit the generality and specificity of media and communication theories, enabling researchers to more readily identify the influence of social,…

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

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