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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-02-04 
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • The Language of Protest

    By Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Judith M. Maxwell

    From the American Civil Rights Movement to the Arab Spring, protest movements have been at the heart of pivotal points in our history. Analysis of the language of these movements on television, print news sources and the more recent social media platforms like Twitter, provides a fascinating…

    Paperback – 2016-02-01 

  • Persuasion in Society

    3rd Edition

    By Jean G. Jones, Herbert W. Simons

    Persuasion in Society introduces readers to the rich tapestry of persuasive technique and scholarship, interweaving rhetorical, critical theory, and social science traditions. This text examines current and classical theory through the lens of contemporary culture, encouraging readers to explore…

    Paperback – 2016-02-01 

  • Space, Time and Evaluation in Ideological Discourse

    Edited by Laura Filardo-Llamas, Christopher Hart, Bertie Kaal

    Bringing together a body of related research which has recently developed in Critical Discourse Analysis, this book is the first to address the role of perspective in socio-political discourse. Specifically, the contributions to this volume seek to explore, from a cognitive standpoint, the way in…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01 

  • Algorithmic Life

    Calculative Devices in the Age of Big Data

    Edited by Louise Amoore, Volha Piotukh

    This book critically explores forms and techniques of calculation that emerge with digital computation, and their implications. The contributors demonstrate that digital calculative devices matter beyond their specific functions as they progressively shape, transform and govern all areas of our…

    Paperback – 2016-01-04 

  • Hollywood Goes to War

    Films and American Society, 1939-1952

    By Colin Shindler

    A historian’s view of the relationship between American history and the American film industry, this book is a witty and perceptive account of Hollywood and its films in the years from the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe to the end of the war in Korea, It describes how film makers and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Film Propaganda and American Politics

    An Analysis and Filmography

    By James Combs, Sara T. Combs

    Originally published in 1994, this important book traces the rise of film propaganda in the 20th Century, discussing specifically how film can be used to manipulate public perception and opinions. Two distinct areas are covered: war propaganda, including feature and documentary films regarding…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Movies and Politics

    The Dynamic Relationship

    Edited by James E. Combs

    Collecting together some of the best thinking about the relationship between movies and politics, this book, originally published in 1993, encourages an awareness of the political dimension of film, both for film scholars and those entering the film industry. Eight essays are grouped into four…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • U.S. Media and Migration

    Refugee Oral Histories

    By Sarah C. Bishop

    Using oral history, ethnography, and close readings of media, Sarah C. Bishop probes the myriad and sometimes conflicting ways refugees interpret and use mediated representations of life in the United States. Guided by 74 refugee narrators from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, and Somalia, U.S. Media and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-24 

  • Ambiguities of Activism

    Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

    By Ingrid M. Hoofd

    This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

    Edited by Axel Bruns, Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbo, Anders Olof Larsson, Christian Christensen

    Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to experiences beyond the US and UK. This collection tackles this imbalance head-on, compiling cutting-edge…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 

  • Political Communication in the Online World

    Theoretical Approaches and Research Designs

    Edited by Gerhard Vowe, Philipp Henn

    As a consequence of the rapid diffusion of online media, the conditions for political communication, and research concerning it have radically changed. Is empirical communication research capable of consistently describing and explaining the changes in political communication in the online world…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Research in Political Communication

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