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  • The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism

    Edited by Nathan Farrell

    This edited collection brings together a range of research focusing on the political economy of celebrity activism. It seeks to advance current understandings of the complex relationships between celebrity activists, traditional political figures, non-profit organisations, the corporate sector,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Civic Media Literacies

    By Paul Mihailidis

    Civic life today is mediated. Communities small and large are now using connective platforms to share information, engage in local issues, facilitate vibrant debate, and advocate for social causes. In this timely book, Paul Mihailidis explores the texture of daily engagement in civic life, and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 

  • Introduction to News Framing Effects Research

    Theory and Practice

    By Sophie Lecheler, Claes H De Vreese

    News framing helps to determine what role news media play in people’s lives on a daily basis, and how they are able to change how we think and act. News Framing Effects Research offers an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to research on news framing effects, one of the most widely used…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 

  • Political Communication in Zimbabwe

    Mediations of Power in an African Context

    By Wallace Chuma

    Political Communication in Zimbabwe contributes to the emerging scholarly work on theorising political communication in non-Western contexts. Focusing primarily on different phases of the post-independent Zimbabwean polity, the book draws on trends, practices and frames of reference which are…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • 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 Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • 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 – 2018-03-27 

  • Communicative Civic-ness

    Social Media and Political Culture

    By Bridgette Wessels

    Communicative Civic-ness explores how political culture shapes social media interactions in civic participation, arguing that social media usage is informed by context-specific political culture. Drawing on cutting-edge research, the book provides a robust theoretical and conceptual framework on…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26 

  • Misunderstanding News Audiences

    Seven Myths of the Social Media Era

    By Eiri Elvestad, Angela Phillips

    Misunderstanding News Audiences interrogates the prevailing myths around the impact of the internet and social media on news consumption and democracy. The book draws on a broad range of comparative research into audience engagement with news, across different geographic regions, to provide insight…

    Paperback – 2018-03-13 
    Communication and Society

  • Media Consumption in Malaysia

    A Hermeneutics of Human Behaviour

    By Tony Wilson

    How do visitors immersing themselves in material places such as shopping malls or video sites online make sense of the experience, enabling criticizing - or consenting to content? How is this evident in behaviour? Reflecting on accounts by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indigenous members of Malaysian…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The Media and Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Whose News?

    By Lena von Naso

    News coverage on Africa is closely connected not only with how Western audiences see the continent, but also with how a wide Western audience builds its opinion on issues that carry consequences for the public's and governments' support and policy towards development aid. The Western media…

    Hardback – 2018-02-19 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Constrained Elitism and Contemporary Democratic Theory

    By Timothy Kersey

    Today, examples of the public’s engagement with political issues through commercial and communicative mechanisms have become increasingly common. In February 2012, the Susan G. Komen Foundation reversed a decision to cease funding of cancer screening programs through Planned Parenthood amidst…

    Paperback – 2018-02-10 
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy

    Edited by Robert E. Gutsche Jr.

    This book examines the disruptive nature of Trump news – both the news his administration makes and the coverage of it – related to dominant paradigms and ideologies of U.S. journalism. By relying on conceptualizations of media memory and "othering" through news coverage that enhances…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge Research in Journalism

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