Media History Products

  • Revisiting Transnational Broadcasting

    The BBC's foreign-language services during the Second World War

    Edited by Nelson Ribeiro, Stephanie Seul

    Presenting a collection of original chapters, this book reassesses the history of the BBC foreign-language services prior to, and during, the Second World War. The communication between the British government and foreign publics by way of mass media constituted a fundamental, if often ignored,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-12 
    Routledge

  • Technologies of Consumer Labor

    A History of Self-Service

    By Michael Palm

    This book documents and examines the history of technology used by consumers to serve oneself. The telephone’s development as a self-service technology functions as the narrative spine, beginning with the advent of rotary dialing eliminating most operator services and transforming every local…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Politics of Ephemeral Digital Media

    Permanence and Obsolescence in Paratexts

    Edited by Sara Pesce, Paolo Noto

    In the age of "complex Tv", of social networking and massive consumption of transmedia narratives, a myriad short-lived phenomena surround films and TV programs raising questions about the endurance of a fictional world and other mediatized discourse over a long arc of time. The life of media…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Environmental Advertising in China and the USA

    The desire to go green

    By Xinghua Li

    Since the late 1980s, green consumerism has been hailed in the West as an efficient solution to environmental problems. However, Chinese consumers have been slow to warm up to eco-friendly products. Consumers prefer SUVs to hybrid cars, health supplements and snake oil medicines to organic foods…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

  • The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing

    Subjugated Knowledges

    By Sarah Lowndes

    This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. Through secondary research, observation and original interviews, each chapter details the peak period of a city’s…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-08
    Routledge

  • Principles of American Journalism

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Stephanie Craft, Charles N. Davis

    Designed to engage, inspire and challenge students while laying out the fundamentals of the craft, Principles of American Journalism introduces readers to the core values of journalism and its singular role in a democracy. From the First Amendment to Facebook, the new and revised edition of this…

    Paperback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge

  • American Militarism on the Small Screen

    Edited by Anna Froula, Stacy Takacs

    Anna Froula is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at East Carolina University, USA Stacy Takacs is Associate Professor and Director of American Studies at Oklahoma State University, USA…

    Hardback – 2016-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Reframing the Past

    History, Film and Television

    By Mia E. M. Treacey

    Reframing the Past traces what historians have written about film and television from 1898 until the early 2000s. Mia Treacey argues that historical engagement with film and television should be reconceptualised as Screened History: an interdisciplinary, international field of research to…

    Paperback – 2016-03-02
    Routledge

  • Black Women in Television

    An Illustrated History and Bibliography

    By George H. Hill, Lorraine Raglin, Chas Floyd Johnson

    This bibliography lists more than 700 articles, books, dissertations, and theses on the participation of African American women in the television industry. Includes materials on specific television personalities and programs, and black women's involvement as producers, news anchors, and editorial…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Television

  • Social Media

    Communication, Sharing and Visibility

    By Graham Meikle

    Social media platforms have captured the attention and imagination of many millions of people, enabling their users to develop and display their creativity, to empathize with others, and to find connection, communication and communion. But they are also surveillance systems through which those…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge

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