Media & Film Studies Products

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene

    Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music

    By Laura Speers

    This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop — what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • White

    Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Now 20 years since its initial release, Richard Dyer’s classic text White remains a groundbreaking and insightful study of the representation of whiteness in Western visual culture. White explores how, while racial representation is central to the organization of the contemporary world, white…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03 

  • The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities

    Edited by Jentery Sayers

    This new companion examines the intersections of media studies and digital humanities. Although these two fields are both well established, their overlaps have not been examined in depth. This comprehensive collection fills that gap, giving students, scholars, and media studies practitioners a…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 

  • Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

    Edited by Alisa Freedman, Toby Slade

    Designed for teaching undergraduates,  Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook providing up-to-date and in-depth insights into a wide range of topics, from manga and anime to cinema and fashion, magazines and novels to videogames, food, and contemporary art. Useful as…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 

  • Journalism and Climate Crisis

    Public Engagement, Media Alternatives

    By Robert Hackett, Susan Forde, Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, Shane Gunster

    Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives recognises that climate change is more than an environmental crisis. It is also a question of political and communicative capacity. This book enquires into which approaches to journalism, as a particularly important form of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 

  • Human Rights in the Media

    Fear and Fetish

    Edited by Eleanor Drywood, Michelle Farrell, Edel Hughes

    Human rights law has a significant impact today, globally and at the domestic level, on law, politics and life. Despite its extensive institutionalisation and its universal, transnational and domestic acceptance and presence, the value of human rights law is highly contested in politics and in…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action

    Edited by Robin Andersen, Purnaka L. de Silva

    According to the United Nations, there are currently more crises around the globe than at any other time in human history, and the number of people affected by complex emergencies and humanitarian crises has more than doubled in the last decade. We live in a moment of unprecedented humanitarian…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 

  • Animal Automata and Living Machines in Literature and Philosophy

    Robots, Replicants, and Companion Species

    By Mark Paterson

    This book offers a protohistory of human-machine relations in literature and philosophy, focused on automata, robots, and the imaginary — and imagery — of animated nonhuman objects. Each chapter offers a distinct historical-philosophical epoch within human-machine thinking, and successively unfolds…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Television and Serial Adaptation

    By Shannon Wells-Lassagne

    As American television continues to garner considerable esteem, rivalling the seventh art in its "cinematic" aesthetics and the complexity of its narratives, one aspect of its development has been relatively unexamined. While film has long acknowledged its tendency to adapt, an ability that…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • The Narratology of Comic Art

    By Kai Mikkonen

    By placing comics in a lively dialogue with contemporary narrative theory, The Narratology of Comic Art builds a systematic theory of narrative comics, going beyond the typical focus on the Anglophone tradition. This involves not just the exploration of those properties in comics that can be…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • The Discourse of Financial Crisis and Austerity

    Critical analyses of business and economics across disciplines

    Edited by Darren Kelsey, Frank Mueller, Andrea Whittle, Majid KhosraviNik

    This book demonstrates the importance of understanding how political rhetoric, financial reporting and media coverage of austerity in transnational contexts is significant to the communicative, social and economic environments in which we live. It considers how aspects of moral storytelling,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 

  • The "Serial" Podcast and Storytelling in the Digital Age

    Edited by Ellen McCracken

    This volume analyzes the Serial podcast, situating it in the trajectory of other popular crime narratives and contemporary cultural theory. Contributors focus on topics such as the ethics of the use of fiction techniques in investigative journalism, the epistemological overlay of postmodern…

    Hardback – 2017-01-26 
    Routledge Focus on Digital Media and Culture

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