• 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

  • Gender, Heteronormativity and the American Presidency book cover

    Gender, Heteronormativity and the American Presidency

    By Aidan Smith

    Gender, Heteronormativity and the American Presidency places notions of gender at the centre of its analysis of presidential campaign communications. Over the decades, an investment in gendered representations of would-be leaders has changed little, in spite of the second and third wave feminist…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Global Gender

  • Voice of the Muslim Brotherhood: Da'wa, Discourse and Political Communication book cover

    Voice of the Muslim Brotherhood

    Da'wa, Discourse and Political Communication

    By Noha Mellor

    In the wake of the January 25 revolution, and the coup that followed in 2013, Egyptian bookstores recorded a significant increase in demand for books by and about the Muslim Brotherhood. However, despite the burgeoning literature on the Brotherhood, knowledge about the movement is still rather…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge

  • Film, Religion and Activist Citizens: An ontology of transformative acts book cover

    Film, Religion and Activist Citizens

    An ontology of transformative acts

    By Milja Radovic

    Film can be a socio-political and artistic-transformative cultural practice through which acts and activism are performed. Going beyond ideological constructs of activism and legal definitions of citizenship, this book offers a novel approach to understanding the ontology of acts and activist…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge

  • Online Reporting of Elections book cover

    Online Reporting of Elections

    Edited by Einar Thorsen

    This book contributes to debates concerning online reporting of elections and the challenges facing journalism in the context of democratic change. The speed of technological adaptation by journalists and their audiences means online news is gradually becoming a normalised part of media landscapes…

    Paperback – 2017-07-23 
    Routledge
    Journalism Studies

  • Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign: Simulation and its Social Implications book cover

    Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign

    Simulation and its Social Implications

    By Xiao Mei

    Between 2009 and 2012, the city of Chongqing came into the national, and even international spotlight, as it became the geographical centre of the ‘Singing Red, Smashing Black’ campaign, and later the political storm that swept China. Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign drew an incredible amount of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

  • Congressional Communication in the Digital Age book cover

    Congressional Communication in the Digital Age

    By Jocelyn Evans, Jessica Hayden

    Communication defines political representation. At the core of the representational relationship lies the interaction between principal and agent; the quality of this relationship is predicated upon the accessibility of effective channels of communication between the constituent and representative.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Routledge Revivals: The Rape of the Masses (1940): The Psychology of Totalitarian Political Propaganda book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Rape of the Masses (1940)

    The Psychology of Totalitarian Political Propaganda

    By Serge Chakotin

    First published in French in 1939, and later in English in 1940, this work by biologist, sociologist and social activist, Serge Chakotin, analyses and strongly critiques the effect of Nazi propaganda on the psychology of the masses. By bringing together the political and the psychological, Chakotin…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Four Theories of the Press: 60 Years and Counting book cover

    Four Theories of the Press

    60 Years and Counting

    By Maira T. Vaca-Baqueiro

    The links between distinctive political regimes and media systems are undeniable. As Siebert, Peterson and Schramm wrote (1956: 1) 60 years ago: ‘the press always takes on the form and coloration of the social and political structures within which it operates’. Nevertheless, today’s world and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-15 
    Routledge

  • Migrants in Contemporary Spanish Film book cover

    Migrants in Contemporary Spanish Film

    By Clara Guillén Marín

    During the last two decades Spain has undergone an unprecedented transformation from being a country of emigrants to receiving a significant number of migrants from all around the world. This book focuses on the analysis of documentaries and fiction films representing migrants in Spain in the first…

    Hardback – 2017-07-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Film 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

  • An Introduction to Political Communication book cover

    An Introduction to Political Communication

    6th Edition

    By Brian McNair

    The sixth edition of An Introduction to Political Communication examines the nature of political public relations, political advertising and the role of the media in modern democracies. Brain McNair reflects on the role of political communication in current political shifts across the globe, from…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge
    Communication and Society

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