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  • Media Spaces and Global Security

    Coverage After 9/11

    By Lisa Parks

    In the post-9/11 era, media and security have become increasingly intertwined as techniques of filtering, sorting, surveillance and keywording become essential elements of national defense. In this book, Lisa Parks explores the complex relations between media and security, using the term "…

    Paperback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf, Bernard Perron

    The number of publications dealing with video game studies has exploded over the course of the last decade, but the field has produced few comprehensive reference works. The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies, compiled by well-known video game scholars Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • Disney, Culture, and Curriculum

    Edited by Jennifer A. Sandlin, Julie C. Garlen

    A presence for decades in individuals’ everyday life practices and identity formation, the Walt Disney Company has more recently also become an influential element within the "big" curriculum of public and private spaces outside of yet in proximity to formal educational institutions. Disney,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-13 
    Routledge
    Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

  • Islam and the Media

    Edited by Anna Piela

    This collection aims to illustrate the variety of different Islamic mediated expressions, both in Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority contexts. The study of the myriad of ways in which Islam is mediated in today’s world is important, because the media (both traditional, i.e print and broadcast, and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts 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 leaders or religious visionaries, but from stand-up comics. Even though comedy and satire have been addressed by rhetorical scholarship in recent decades, little has been…

    Paperback – 2016-04-01 
    Routledge

  • Giddens and Castells

    A Comparative Critique

    By Daniel Chaffee

    Hardback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Journalism and the Philosophy of Truth

    Beyond Objectivity and Balance

    By Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman

    This book bridges a gap between discussions about truth, human understanding, and epistemology in philosophical circles, and debates about objectivity, bias, and truth in journalism. It examines four major philosophical theories in easy to understand terms while maintaining a critical insight which…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Journalism

  • Social Memory Technology

    Theory, Practice, Action

    By Karen Worcman, Joanne Garde-Hansen

    Memory is a fundamental aspect of being and becoming, intimately entwined with space, time, place, landscape, emotion, imagination and identity. Memory studies is a burgeoning field of enquiry drawing from a range of social science, arts and humanities disciplines including human geography,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Sustainable Media

    Critical Approaches to Media and Environment

    Edited by Nicole Starosielski, Janet Walker

    Sustainable Media explores the many ways that media and environment are intertwined from the exploitation of natural and human resources during media production to the installation and disposal of media in the landscape; from people’s engagement with environmental issues in film, television, and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge

  • Reviving Gramsci

    Crisis, Communication, and Change

    By Marco Briziarelli, Susana Martínez Guillem

    Engaging debates within cultural studies, media and communication studies, and critical theory, this book addresses whether Gramscian thought continues to be relevant for social and cultural analysis, in particular when examining times of crisis and social change. The book is motivated by two…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Reconstructing Communicating

    Looking To A Future

    By Robyn Penman

    In this innovative and potentially controversial book, Penman examines the future of communication as a discipline. She foresees a time in which communicating is conceived as a social construction process, in the anticipation that this will allow a genuine practical response to contemporary social…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Lifestyle TV

    By Laurie Ouellette

    From HGTV and the Food Network to Keeping Up With the Kardashians, television is preoccupied with the pursuit and exhibition of lifestyle. Lifestyle TV analyzes a burgeoning array of lifestyle formats on network and cable channels, from how-to and advice programs to hybrid reality entertainment…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Television Guidebooks

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