Media Theory Products

  • The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities

    Edited by Jentery Sayers

    This new companion examines the intersections of media studies and digital humanities. Although these two fields are both well established, their overlaps have not been examined in depth. This comprehensive collection fills that gap, giving students, scholars, and media studies practitioners a…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 

  • Media Relations of the Anti-War Movement

    The Battle for Hearts and Minds

    By Ian Taylor

    In this book, Ian Taylor examines how a social movement, the anti-Iraq War movement in the UK, engaged with the media as a part of their campaigning against the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Moving beyond content analysis to draw upon interviews with locally based journalists and activists,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • Drones and Journalism

    How the media is making use of unmanned aerial vehicles

    By Phillip Chamberlain

    Drones and Journalism explores the increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, by the global media for researching and newsgathering purposes. Phil Chamberlain examines the technological development and capabilities of contemporary drone hardware and the future of drone journalism. He…

    Hardback – 2017-01-15 
    Routledge Focus on Journalism Studies

  • Socialbots and Their Friends

    Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality

    Edited by Robert Gehl, Maria Bakardjieva

    Many users of the Internet are aware of bots: automated programs that work behind the scenes to come up with search suggestions, check the weather, filter emails, or clean up Wikipedia entries. More recently, a new software robot has been making its presence felt in social media sites such as…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06 

  • Balancing the Secrets of Private Disclosures

    Edited by Sandra Petronio

    This book joins together disclosure, privacy, and secrecy to pursue a greater understanding of how people are both public and private in their interactions. To be social yet autonomous, known yet unknown, independent yet dependent on others is essential to the communicative world. How do people…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Routledge Revivals: Radio Broadcasting from 1920 to 1990 (1991)

    An Annotated Bibliography

    By Diane Foxhill Carothers

    First published in 1991, this book presents a comprehensive annotated bibliography of radio broadcasting. Its eleven chapter-categories cover almost the entire range of radio broadcasting — with the exception of radio engineering due to its technical complexity although some of the historical…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 

  • The Big Humanities

    Digital Humanities/Digital Laboratories

    By Richard J. Lane

    This book provides an accessible introduction to, and overview of, the digital humanities, one of the fastest growing areas of literary studies. Lane takes a unique approach by focusing on the technologies and the new environment in which the digital humanities largely takes place: the digital…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17 

  • The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

    Specters of the City

    By Libero Andreotti, Nadir Lahiji

    In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising

    Edited by James F. Hamilton, Robert Bodle, Ezequiel Korin

    This volume provides a thoughtful and wide-ranging exploration of approaches to the critical study of advertising. Current and impending practices of advertising have in many ways exceeded the grasp of traditional modes of critique, due at least in part to their being formulated in very different…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Negotiating the Mediated City

    Everyday Encounters with Public Screens

    By Zlatan Krajina

    This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Standing Up, Speaking Out

    Stand-Up Comedy and the Rhetoric of Social Change

    Edited by Matthew R. Meier, Casey R. Schmitt

    In recent decades, some of the most celebrated and culturally influential American oratorical performances have come not from political leaders or religious visionaries, but from stand-up comics. Even though comedy and satire have been addressed by rhetorical scholarship in recent decades, little…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26 

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