Media History Products

  • Fantasy/Animation

    Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres

    Edited by Christopher Holliday, Alexander Sergeant

    This book examines the relationship that exists between fantasy cinema and the medium of animation. Animation has played a key role in defining our collective expectations and experiences of fantasy cinema, just as fantasy storytelling has often served as inspiration for our most popular animated…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    While so many books on technology look at new advances and digital technologies, the Routledge Companion to Obsolete and Vanishing Media Technology looks back at analog technologies that are disappearing, considering their demise and what it says about media history, pop culture, and the nature of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Religion by Radio

    Its Place in British Broadcasting

    By Melville Dinwiddie

    This book, first published in 1968, describes the development of religion by radio, and its influences on people both inside and outside the Church. It tells of experiment and practice, of acceptance and rejection, of inspiration and comfort in peace and war, and assesses the great contribution…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • The Unseen Voice

    A Cultural Study of Early Australian Radio

    By Lesley Johnson

    Images of the golden age of wireless and family life before the age of television have widespread currency. Their dominance raises fundamental questions about the extent to which people’s memories of early radio and everyday pre-war life are shaped and mediated by these public histories. For…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • Contemporary Radio Programming Strategies

    By David T. MacFarland

    This book, first published in 1990, offers an in-depth analysis of the ‘fundamental beliefs’ of radio. This refers to the common understanding of what the radio enterprise is – and should be – about: entertainment and information. A major thrust of this book is to arrive at a set of fundamental…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • Who's Listening?

    The Story of BBC Audience Research

    By Robert J.E. Silvery

    This book, first published in 1974, is the story of BBC Audience Research, a behind-the-scenes activity that has always been the subject of some curiosity. It describes the early, tentative experiments, designed both to develop ways of applying the techniques of social research to broadcasting and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Radio

  • Contagion and the National Body

    The Organism Metaphor in American Thought

    By Gerald O'Brien

    Drawing on the work of George Lakoff, this book provides a detailed analysis of the organism metaphor, which draws an analogy between the national or social body and a physical body. With attention to the manner in which this metaphor conceives of various sub-groups as either beneficial or…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism

    Edited by Graham Meikle

    The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism is a wide-ranging collection of 42 original and authoritative essays by leading contributors from a variety of academic disciplines. Introducing and exploring central debates about the diverse relationships between both media and protest and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • A History of Digital Media

    An Intermedia and Global Perspective

    By Gabriele Balbi, Paolo Magaudda

    From the punch card calculating machine to the personal computer to the iPhone and more, this in-depth text offers a comprehensive introduction to digital media history for students and scholars across media and communication studies, providing an overview of the main turning points in digital…

    Paperback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge

  • International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    Exorbitant Expectations

    Edited by Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, Heidi J.S. Tworek

    International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries is the first volume to explore broadly the historical relationship between international organizations and the media. Beginning in the early nineteenth century and coming up to the 1990s, the volume shows how people…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Rediscovering U.S. Newsfilm

    Cinema, Television, and the Archive

    Edited by Mark Garrett Cooper, Sara Beth Levavy, Ross Melnick, Mark Williams

    The twentieth century generated tens of thousands of hours of American newsfilm but not the scholarly apparatus necessary to analyze and contextualize them. Assembling new approaches to the study of U.S. newsfilm in cinema and television, this book makes a long overdue critical intervention in the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives

    A Textual Analysis

    By Ian Case Punnett

    Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives vivifies how nonfiction murder stories are told, what role they play in society, and in the form of true crime, why they remain enduringly popular internationally on every platform. This book establishes for the first time the actual line—or dotted…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Journalism Studies

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