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  • The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality

    Edited by Clarissa Smith, Feona Attwood, Brian McNair

    The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of the ways in which sex and sexualities are mediated in modern media and everyday life. The 40 chapters in this volume offer a snapshot of the remarkable diversification of approaches and research…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge

  • The Digital Academic

    Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education

    Edited by Deborah Lupton, Inger Mewburn, Pat Thomson

    Academic work, like many other professional occupations, has increasingly become digitised. This book brings together leading scholars who examine the impacts, possibilities, politics and drawbacks of working in the contemporary university, using digital technologies. The contributors take a…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge

  • The Cinematic Eighteenth Century

    History, Culture, and Adaptation

    Edited by Srividhya Swaminathan, Steven Thomas

    This collection explores how film and television depict the complex and diverse milieu of the eighteenth century as a literary, historical, and cultural space. Topics range from adaptations of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (The Martian) to historical fiction on the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • China in Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    What kinds of human individuals, events, things and commodities can best represent China? How have those representative symbols evolved in Chinese history? How have they been highlighted, disseminated and accepted? In this book, a full range of symbols and seemingly discrete social phenomena,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge

  • The Patterns of Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    With the classic semiotician Roland Barthes' ground-breaking research of semiotics, symbols are liberated from linguistics and extended to media research, which makes semiotics increasingly important especially in the present-day world dominated by new media. In this book, the author offers an…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Celebrity, Convergence and Transformation

    Edited by Douglas Brownlie, Paul Hewer, Finola Kerrigan

    Bringing together the latest thinking on both celebrity brands and celebrity culture from academics specialising in the field of marketing, this book explores a range of insightful contexts in order to add vigour and vitality to our understanding of the connections between celebrities, markets and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Marketing Management

  • Rhetoric

    The Basics

    By Michael Burke

    Rhetoric: The Basics is a concise introduction to the forms, theories and history of rhetoric. The book traces the development of rhetoric from ancient to modern times, all illustrated with contemporary examples drawn from politics to the courtroom to social media. This book: Explores the five…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Communication Theory

    A Journey Through the Ages

    By Igor E Klyukanov, Galina V Sinekopova

    Communication Theory: A Journey Through the Ages presents communication theory as a journey through history by way of asking engaged questions. Informed by contemporary problems, students explore theory up close through their own engaged questions. Encouraging intellectual vitality, the authors…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Role-playing Game Studies

    A Transmedial Approach

    Edited by Sebastian Deterding, José Zagal

    This collection offers readers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, international, and transmedia examination of roleplaying games. Tracing the history of the genre from its origins in tabletop and pen-and-paper RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons all the way up to contemporary franchises like World of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Theorizing Digital Rhetoric

    Edited by Aaron Hess, Amber Davisson

    Theorizing Digital Rhetoric takes up the intersection of rhetorical theory and digital technology to explore the ways in which rhetoric is challenged by new technologies and how rhetorical theory can illuminate discursive expression in digital contexts. The volume combines complex rhetorical theory…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

    Edited by Temenuga Trifonova

    In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to its postmodern redefinition as an ‘event’ (temporal), from its conceptualization in terms of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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