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  • The Antihero in American Television

    By Margrethe Bruun Vaage

    The antihero prevails in recent American drama television series. Characters such as mobster kingpin Tony Soprano (The Sopranos), meth cook and gangster-in-the-making Walter White (Breaking Bad) and serial killer Dexter Morgan (Dexter) are not morally good, so how do these television series make us…

    Hardback – 2015-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • The Video Game Debate

    Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video Games

    Edited by Rachel Kowert, Thorsten Quandt

    Do video games cause violent, aggressive behavior? Can online games help us learn? When it comes to video games, these are often the types of questions raised by popular media, policy makers, scholars, and the general public. In this collection, international experts review the latest research…

    Paperback – 2015-09-24 
    Routledge

  • The Olympics, Media and Society

    Edited by Kim Bissell, Stephen D. Perry

    When the general public follow the Olympic Games on television, on the internet, even in the newspapers, they feel like they have themselves experienced the performances of the athletes. This book explores whether it is ever possible to experience the Olympic Games as an athletic event without…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13 
    Routledge

  • Mobile Media Practices, Presence and Politics

    The Challenge of Being Seamlessly Mobile

    Edited by Kathleen M. Cumiskey, Larissa Hjorth

    As an example of convergence, the mobile phone—especially in the form of smartphone—is now ushering in new promises of seamlessness between engagement with technology and everyday common experiences. This seamlessness is not only about how one transitions between the worlds of the device and the…

    Paperback – 2015-06-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Media and the Moral Mind

    Edited by Ron Tamborini

    Questions regarding the relation between media and morality have been a lasting concern. Can media exposure shape or alter moral values? Does morality influence how audience members select, interpret and respond to media content? Attempts to answer such questions are hindered by the complex nature…

    Paperback – 2015-06-07
    Routledge
    Electronic Media Research Series

  • Neuroscience and Media

    New Understandings and Representations

    Edited by Michael Grabowski

    This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion within mediated environments. The book highlights interdisciplinary and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Video Games and Social Competence

    By Rachel Kowert

    Despite their popularity, online video games have been met with suspicion by the popular media and academic community. In particular, there is a growing concern that online video game play may be associated with deficits in social functioning. Due to a lack of empirical consistency, the debate…

    Hardback – 2014-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Game Studies

  • Entertainment Media and Politics

    Advances in Effects-Based Research

    Edited by Robert Lance Holbert

    The prominence of politically-themed entertainment is evident across the global media landscape. Given its popularity, it is important to gain a firm understanding of the mechanisms through which this diverse and multi-faceted content can generate democratic outcomes. In addition, it is essential…

    Hardback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge

  • Media and Social Inequality

    Innovations in Community Structure Research

    Edited by John C. Pollock

    This book is among the first to systematically explore the impact of community inequality on reporting political and social change. Although most journalism scholars are still fascinated by the impact of media on society, Media and Social Inequality explores the reverse perspective: the impact of…

    Paperback – 2014-06-22
    Routledge

  • Media and Social Life

    Edited by Mary Beth Oliver, Arthur A. Raney

    Our use of media touches on almost all aspects of our social lives, be they friendships, parent-child relationships, emotional lives, or social stereotypes. How we understand ourselves and others is now largely dependent on how we perceive ourselves and others in media, how we interact with one…

    Hardback – 2014-04-06
    Routledge
    Electronic Media Research Series

  • Media Messages

    What Film, Television, and Popular Music Teach Us About Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, 2nd Edition

    By Linda Holtzman, Leon Sharpe

    The new edition of this widely adopted book reveals how the popular media contribute to widespread myths and misunderstanding about cultural diversity. While focused on the impact of television, feature film, and popular music, the authors reach far beyond media to explore how our understanding,…

    Paperback – 2014-02-28
    Routledge

  • Historical Tales and National Identity

    An introduction to narrative social psychology

    By János László

    Social psychologists argue that people’s past weighs on their present. Consistent with this view, Historical Tales and National Identity outlines a theory and a methodology which provide tools for better understanding the relation between the present psychological condition of a society and…

    Paperback – 2013-11-10
    Routledge

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