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  • 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 – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • The Business of Leisure in 20th Century Britain

    Pay and Play

    By Richard Coopey, Peter Lyth

    The leisure sector of developed economies continues to grow rapidly, this expansion building on existing forms of leisure economy to introduce entirely new enterprises, products and markets. Britain, the first industrial nation, is no exception, and business across a range of leisure sectors is now…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • Gender and Race in Postwar Variety Television

    Colorful Performance

    By Meenasarani Linde Murugan

    This book expands our understanding of postwar television and US culture by focusing on variety programs. It looks at how variety television articulated a cosmopolitanism that served to expand televisual constructions of gender and race in the postwar period, demonstrating how the entertaining of…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender, Sexuality, and Media

  • 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 – 2018-05-17 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Russia's Liberal Media

    Handcuffed but Free

    By Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova

    This book examines the challenges and pressures liberal journalists face in Putin's Russia. It presents the findings of an in-depth qualitative study, which included ethnographic observations of editorial meetings during the conflict in Ukraine. It also provides a theoretical framework for…

    Hardback – 2018-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Journalism

  • 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

  • Roberto Busa, S. J., and the Emergence of Humanities Computing

    The Priest and the Punched Cards

    By Steven E. Jones

    It’s the founding myth of humanities computing and digital humanities: In 1949, the Italian Jesuit scholar, Roberto Busa, S.J., persuaded IBM to offer technical and financial support for the mechanized creation of a massive lemmatized concordance to the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. Using Busa’s own…

    Paperback – 2018-04-08 
    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

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