Media Studies & Journalism: Media Entertainment

  • Wrestling in Britain: Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences book cover

    Wrestling in Britain

    Sporting Entertainments, Celebrity and Audiences, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Litherland

    At the intersection of sport, entertainment and performance, wrestling occupies a unique position in British popular culture. This is the first book to offer a detailed historical and cultural analysis of British professional wrestling, exploring the shifting popularity of the sport as well as its…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Transmedial Worlds in Everyday Life: Networked Reception, Social Media, and Fictional Worlds book cover

    Transmedial Worlds in Everyday Life

    Networked Reception, Social Media, and Fictional Worlds, 1st Edition

    By Susana Tosca, Lisbeth Klastrup

    In this pioneering new book, authors Klastrup and Tosca explore the many ways that transmedial worlds are present in people’s everyday life, proposing a new theory of (trans)media use for the digital age. People are not only reading, watching and playing in fictional worlds like never before, but…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication book cover

    Comic Performativities

    Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication, 1st Edition

    By Dustin Goltz

    Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication studies patterns of criticism and public debate in the relationship between humour, identity, and offense. In an increasingly reductive and politically charged debate, right-wing pundits argue leftist politics…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

  • Neoliberalism and the Media book cover

    Neoliberalism and the Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marian Meyers

    This book examines the multiple ways that popular media mainstream and reinforce neoliberal ideology, exposing how they promote neoliberalism’s underlying ideas, values and beliefs so as to naturalize inequality, undercut democracy and contribute to the collapse of social notions of community and…

    Paperback – 2019-02-12
    Routledge

  • Hans Keller and the BBC: The Musical Conscience of British Broadcasting 1959-1979 book cover

    Hans Keller and the BBC

    The Musical Conscience of British Broadcasting 1959-1979, 1st Edition

    By A. M. Garnham

    Originally published in 2003, Hans Keller and the BBC is a vivid portrait of the changing face of British broadcasting seen through the work of one of its most significant personalities. Starting with an examination of Keller’s early psychological interests, and the evolution of his method of ‘…

    Paperback – 2019-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Interpreting Tyler Perry: Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality book cover

    Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, Ronald L. Jackson II

    Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Film book cover

    Robot Ecology and the Science Fiction Film

    1st Edition

    By J. P. Telotte

    This book offers the first specific application in film studies of what is generally known as ecology theory, shifting attention from history to the (in this case media) environment. It takes the robot as its subject because it has attained a status that resonates not only with some of the key…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Entertainment Journalism: Making it your Career book cover

    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
    Routledge

  • Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages book cover

    Digital Gaming Re-imagines the Middle Ages

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel T. Kline

    Digital gaming’s cultural significance is often minimized much in the same way that the Middle Ages are discounted as the backward and childish precursor to the modern period. Digital Gaming Reimagines the Middle Ages challenges both perceptions by examining how the Middle Ages have persisted into…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Complex Serial Drama and Multiplatform Television book cover

    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

  • Arts Reviewing: A Practical Guide book cover

    Arts Reviewing

    A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

    By Andy Plaice

    Arts Reviewing: A Practical Guide is an accessible introduction to the world of arts criticism. Drawing on professional expertise and a range of cultural reviews from music, film, theatre, visual arts, television and books, Andy Plaice discusses different approaches to arts criticism, with tips on…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge

  • Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Content, Context, Culture book cover

    Race and Gender in Electronic Media

    Content, Context, Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rebecca Ann Lind

    This volume will feature research examining the consequences, implications, and opportunities associated with issues of diversity in the electronic media. The topics of gender and race in electronic media have been hot topics of study and remain so today. The book will consider race and gender…

    Paperback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge
    Electronic Media Research Series

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