Media and Power

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Media and Power is a series that publishes work uniting media studies with studies of power.

This innovative and original series features books that challenge, even transcend, conventional disciplinary boundaries, construing both media and power in the broadest possible terms. At the same time, books in the series are designed to fit into several different types of college courses in political science, public policy, communication, journalism, media, history, film, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Intended for the scholarly, text, and trade markets, the series should attract authors and inspire and provoke readers.

  • Politics in Popular Movies

    Rhetorical Takes on Horror, War, Thriller, and Sci-Fi Films

    By John S. Nelson

    Popular movies can be surprisingly smart about politics - from the portentous politics of state or war, to the grassroots, everyday politics of family, romance, business, church and school. Politics in Popular Movies analyses the politics in many well-known films across four popular genres: horror,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Presidential Road Show

    Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation

    By Diane J. Heith

    In The Presidential Road Show: Public Leadership in an Era of Party Polarization and Media Fragmentation, Diane J. Heith evaluates presidential leadership by critically examining a fundamental tenet of the presidency: the national nature of the office. The fact that the entire nation votes for the…

    Paperback – 2013-02-28
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Media and Conflict

    Escalating Evil

    By Cees Jan Hamelink

    The world faces explosive conflicts about the distribution and scarcity of resources, about ethnicity and religion, and about the risks of urban life. These conflicts can easily spiral out of control toward mass slaughter-an evil of huge proportions that is often escalated by the media. What should…

    Paperback – 2011-07-30
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Evil and Silence

    By Richard Fleming

    Inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein and Stanley Cavell, this book is a profoundly original philosophical work put together as a network of quotations, to show that our language is never our own and that ethics can be understood as an effect of our attitude to language. It is a meditation on justice and…

    Paperback – 2010-11-30
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Sex and Violence

    The Hollywood Censorship Wars

    By Tom Pollard

    Sex and Violence examines the history and social dynamics of film censorship in the United States. It examines censorship controversies throughout film history, from the beginning of cinema in the 1890s to the present. The book focuses both on formal censorship systems, including state and local…

    Paperback – 2010-01-30
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Art/Museums

    International Relations Where We Least Expect it

    By Christine Sylvester

    Art/Museums takes the study of international relations to the art museum. It seeks to persuade those who study international relations to take art/museums seriously and museum studies to take up the insights of international relations. And it does so at a time when both international relations and…

    Paperback – 2009-07-30
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Netroots

    Online Progressives and the Transformation of American Politics

    By Matthew Robert Kerbel

    The progressive "netroots," fueled by bloggers writing on websites like the Daily Kos and working through online organizations like MoveOn, are on the verge of spearheading a revolution that may well define the coming political era. Still, their purpose, goals, and track record remain largely…

    Paperback – 2009-04-30
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Spinner in Chief

    How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves

    By Stephen J. Farnsworth

    As the U.S. enters the last lap of the 2008 presidential election season, the media and the candidates are in full gear exploiting each other, often at the expense of public information and awareness. This book looks at how presidents and presidential candidates use television, the Internet, and…

    Paperback – 2008-09-30
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Age of Oprah

    Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era

    By Janice Peck

    Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey's journey has taken her from talk show queen to-as Time Magazine has asserted-"one of the most important figures in popular culture." Through her talk show, magazine, website, seminars, charity work, and public appearances, her influence in the social,…

    Paperback – 2008-05-30
    Routledge
    Media and Power

  • Mousepads, Shoe Leather, and Hope

    Lessons from the Howard Dean Campaign for the Future of Internet Politics

    By Zephyr Teachout, Thomas Streeter

    Howard Dean's campaign for president changed the way in which campaigns are run today. With an unlikely collection of highly talented and motivated staffers drawn from a variety of backgrounds, the Dean campaign transformed the way in which money was raised and supporters galvanized by using the…

    Paperback – 2007-09-30
    Routledge
    Media and Power