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  • Self-(re)presentation now

    Questions of presentation and representation of individuals, groups, and communities have become key sites of struggle, as evidenced by the battles in both physical and digital spaces – battles which have also thrown the roles of digital affordances, systems, industries, and structures into relief.…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 

  • History TV

    By Allison Perlman

    This guidebook offers a critical introduction to history TV. Allison Perlman provides an accessible and engaging model to unpack the meanings of "history" and "TV," and explores topics that include documentary, the mini-series, network branding, and reality TV. Through fictional and non-fictional…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge Television Guidebooks

  • Snapchat and Forgettable Media

    By Andrew Hoskins

    Snapchat’s apparent guarantor of ephemerality for its users reflects a key theme of digital media and everyday life, namely privacy as a central concern and pursuit of those active in using digital and social media. Snapchat is also indicative of the compulsion of connectivity and an example of the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge Focus on Digital Media and Everyday Life

  • Climate Change and Popular Culture

    By Angi Buettner

    This book examines how the climate change debate is represented, dealt with, narrated and more generally plays out within the field, texts and genres of the commercial media. Understanding the importance of environmental representations, narratives and discourses for our perceptions of the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism

    Edited by Nathan Farrell

    This edited collection brings together a range of research focusing on the political economy of celebrity activism. It seeks to advance current understandings of the complex relationships between celebrity activists, traditional political figures, non-profit organisations, the corporate sector,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Laura Grindstaff, John R. Hall, Ming-cheng Lo

    The thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides an unparalleled overview of sociological and related scholarship on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With 70 essays written by scholars from around the world, the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

    Edited by Katie Ellis, Gerard Goggin, Beth Haller

    The media help shape a range of economic, political, social, cultural, technological and attitudinal issues related to disability, and yet to date, there has not been a single definitive resource for those looking to examine the intersection of disability and media. International in scope, this new…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • World Comics

    The Basics

    By Frederick Aldama

    World Comics: The Basics approaches the history of comic books as a global one, one that includes the physical transmigration of artists and their styles and worldviews from one place to another, and increasingly includes the active participation of creators and editors in the publishing and…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    The Basics

  • The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

    Edited by Michael Bull

    The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies is an extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Experts from a variety of disciplines within sound studies…

    Hardback – 2018-10-24 
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Idol Worship in Chinese Society

    A Psychological Approach

    By Xiaodong Yue, Chau-kiu Cheung

    This book introduces psycho-social studies of idol worship in Chinese societies. It reviews how idol worship is perceived in Chinese culture, history and philosophy, and how it differs from the concept of Celebrity Worship that is more dominant in Western literature. It also explains idol worship…

    Hardback – 2018-10-17 
    Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

  • Therapeutic Worlds

    Popular Psychology and the Socio-Cultural Organisation of Intimate Life

    By Daniel Nehring, Dylan Kerrigan

    This book builds a fresh perspective on therapeutic narratives of intimate life. Focusing on the question of how popular psychology organises everyday experiences of intimacy, its argument is grounded in qualitative research in Trinidad in the Anglophone Caribbean. Against the backdrop of Trinidad…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Therapeutic Cultures

  • The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies

    Edited by Matthew Freeman, Renira Rampazzo Gambarato

    Around the globe, people now engage with media content across multiple platforms, following stories, characters, worlds, brands and other information across a spectrum of media channels. This transmedia phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of transmedia studies in media, cultural studies and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-26 
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

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