Television Studies Products

  • The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

    Edited by Melissa Click, Suzanne Scott

    The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom brings together an internationally and interdisciplinarily diverse group of established scholars to reflect on the state of fan studies and to point to new research directions. Engaging an impressive array of media texts and formats and incorporating a…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Women Do Genre in Film and Television

    Edited by Mary Harrod, Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

    This volume examines how different generations of women work within the genericity of audio-visual storytelling not only to "undo" or "subvert" popular formats, but also to draw creatively on their generative force. Recent examples of filmmakers within and outside Hollywood as well as women working…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Media and Class

    TV, Film, and Digital Culture

    Edited by June Deery, Andrea Press

    Although the idea of class is again becoming politically and culturally charged, the relationship between media and class remains understudied. This diverse collection draws together prominent and emerging media scholars to offer readers a much-needed orientation within the wider categories of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Digital Politics and Culture in Contemporary India

    The Making of an Info-Nation

    By Biswarup Sen

    The relationship between information and the nation-state is typically portrayed as a face-off involving repressive state power and democratic flows: Twitter and the Arab Spring, Google in China, WikiLeaks and the U.S. State Department. Less attention has been paid to those scenarios where states…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    This companion provides a definitive and cutting-edge guide to the study of imaginary and virtual worlds across a range of media including literature, television, film, and games. From the Star Trek universe, Thomas More’s classic Utopia, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s Arda, to elaborate, user-created…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

    Edited by Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley

    Gary D. Rawnsley is a Professor of Public Diplomacy, Aberystwyth University, UK. Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley is Research Associate, Centre of Taiwan Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Associate Fellow, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, UK.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge

  • Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context

    By June Carolyn Erlick

    This concise book provides an accessible overview of the history of the telenovela in Latin America within a pan-Latino context, including the way the genre crosses borders between Latin America and the United States. Telenovelas, a distinct variety of soap operas originating in Latin America, take…

    Paperback – 2017-09-08 
    Routledge
    Latin American Tópicos

  • The World of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

    By Mark J P Wolf

    Unlike many children’s television shows, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood did more than simply entertain or occupy children’s attention. The show educated them in the affective domain, encouraging such things as appreciation for difference, collaboration, self-expression, and self-worth. It also…

    Hardback – 2017-09-08 
    Routledge
    Imaginary Worlds

  • Writing Hollywood

    The Work and Professional Culture of Television Writers

    By Patricia F. Phalen

    Writing Hollywood highlights the writing process in the production of television drama and comedy series in the U.S. The way writers do their jobs is heavily dependent not only on the demands of commercial business, but also on the uncertainties inherent in a writing career in Hollywood. Drawing on…

    Paperback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge

  • Olympic Television

    Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth

    By Andrew C. Billings, James R. Angelini, Paul J. MacArthur

    As the Olympic spectacle grows, broadcast coverage becomes bigger, more complex, and more sophisticated. Part sporting event, part reality show, and part global festival, the Olympics can be seen as both intensely nationalistic and a celebration of a shared sense of international community. This…

    Paperback – 2017-08-16 
    Routledge

  • Against Meritocracy

    Culture, power and myths of mobility

    By Jo Littler

    Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ‘talent’ to combine with ‘effort’ in order to ‘rise to the top’. This idea is one of the most prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge

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