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  • Reality TV

    By Jon Kraszewski

    From early first-wave programs such as Candid Camera, An American Family, and The Real World to the shows on our television screens and portable devices today, reality television consistently takes us to cities—such as New York, Los Angeles, and Boston—to imagine the place of urbanity in American…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Television Guidebooks

  • The Performativity of Digital Activism

    By Fidele Vlavo

    This book offers an analysis of online direct action as creative and cultural performance. It examines the historical and present practices of artists-activists engaged in digital activism, including the work of Critical Art Ensemble, Electronic Disturbance Theatre and Anonymous and discusses over…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Girlhood on Disney Channel

    Branding, Celebrity, and Femininity

    By Morgan Genevieve Blue

    Since the early 2000s, Disney Channel has been dominated by original live-action programming popular among tween girls. The shows’ successes rely not only on their popularity among girl audiences, but also on the development of star personae by girl performers, such as Raven-Symoné, Miley Cyrus,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Identity and Play in Interactive Digital Media

    Ergodic Ontogeny

    By Sara M. Cole

    Recent shifts in new literacy studies have expanded definitions of text, reading/viewing, and literacy itself. The inclusion of non-traditional media forms is essential, as texts beyond written words, images, or movement across a screen are becoming ever more prominent in media studies. Included in…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Surveillance in Asian Cinema

    Under Eastern Eyes

    Edited by Karen Fang

    Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media

    Edited by Lori Kido Lopez, Vincent Pham

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media offers readers a comprehensive examination of the way that Asian Americans have engaged with media, from the long history of Asian American actors and stories that have been featured in mainstream film and television, to the birth and development of a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

  • Breaking In

    Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches

    By Lee Jessup

    Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches is a no-nonsense, boots-on-the-ground exploration of how writers REALLY go from emerging to professional in today’s highly saturated and competitive screenwriting space. With a focus on writers who have gotten representation and broken into the TV…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Focal Press

  • Developing News

    Global Journalism and the Coverage of 'Third World' Development

    By Jairo Lugo-Ocando, An Nguyen

    Development is a recurrent theme in the media. It is often linked to different items on the news agenda such as progress, economic growth, foreign aid and poverty, among others. However, the way in which the media covers development often tells us more about the innate biases of the news media than…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge

  • Affective Sexual Pedagogies in Film and Television

    By Kyra Clarke

    Popular film and television hold valuable potential for learning about sex and sexuality beyond the information-based model of sex education currently in schools. This book argues that the representation of complicated—or "messy"—relationships in these popular cultural forms makes them potent as…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • New Perspectives on the Social Aspects of Digital Gaming

    Multiplayer 2

    Edited by Rachel Kowert, Thorsten Quandt

    Expanding on the work in the volume Multiplayer, this new book explores several other areas related to social gaming in detail. The aim is to go beyond a typical "edited book" concept, and offer a very concise volume with several focal points that are most relevant for the current debate about…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Fans and Videogames

    Histories, Fandom, Archives

    Edited by Melanie Swalwell, Angela Ndalianis, Helen Stuckey

    In order to better understand and theorize video games and game playing, it is necessary to study the activities of gamers themselves. Gamers make literal the theoretical concept that Roland Barthes and Julia Kristeva defined four decades ago: they are active creators in generating meaning; they…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

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