Sociology of Media Products

  • Technologies of Consumer Labor

    A History of Self-Service

    By Michael Palm

    This book documents and examines the history of technology used by consumers to serve oneself. The telephone’s development as a self-service technology functions as the narrative spine, beginning with the advent of rotary dialing eliminating most operator services and transforming every local…

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

  • Social Media

    Communication, Sharing and Visibility

    By Graham Meikle

    Social media platforms have captured the attention and imagination of many millions of people, enabling their users to develop and display their creativity, to empathize with others, and to find connection, communication and communion. But they are also surveillance systems through which those…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 

  • Technologies of Religion

    Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity

    By Sam Han

    Breaking new ground by bringing together empirical work done in the vein of the emergent field of "digital religion" and larger social-theoretical discussions on secularism and modernity, this book investigates the powerful entanglement of religion and new media technologies. It takes stock of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-10 
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

  • Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture

    Emerging Phenomena, Enduring Concepts

    Edited by Sun Sun Lim, Cheryll Soriano

    In Asia, amidst its varied levels of economic development and diverse cultural traditions and political regimes, the Internet and mobile communications are increasingly used in every aspect of life. Yet the analytical frames used to understand the impact of digital media on Asia predominantly…

    Hardback – 2016-02-02 
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • 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 

  • 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 – 2016-02-01 

  • Young People's Understanding of Society

    By Adrian Furnham

    First published in 1991, this book represents the first wide-ranging review of young people’s understanding of the social world and the functioning of society. Taking a social cognitive view of adolescence, it focuses on the processes by which young people learn to understand other people’s…

    Hardback – 2016-01-23 

  • Masters of the Soviet Cinema

    Crippled Creative Biographies

    By Herbert Marshall

    Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Dovzhenko, Vertov: these Soviet film directors are acknowledged to be among the greatest in the history of cinematography. To Eisenstein we owe such films as Battleship Potemkin and October; to Pudovkin Mother and The End of St Petersburg; to Dovzhenko Earth and Zvenigora; and…

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

  • Film and the Working Class

    The Feature Film in British and American Society

    By Peter Stead

    Taking the subject chronologically from the 1890s to when the book was initially published in 1989, this book analyses those films specifically concerned with working-class conditions and struggle, and discusses them within the context of the debate on the social significance of the feature film.…

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

  • 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

  • Early Cinema in Russia and its Cultural Reception

    By Yuri Tsivian

    Edited by Richard Taylor

    This book examines the development of cinematic form and culture in Russia, from its late nineteenth-century beginnings as a fairground attraction to the early post-Revolutionary years. The author traces the changing perceptions of cinema and its social transition from a modernist invention to a…

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

  • The Road to Romance and Ruin

    Teen Films and Youth Culture

    By Jon Lewis

    This book analyses the teen film as the rare medium able to represent the otherwise chaotic and conflicting experience of youth. The author focuses on six major issues: alienation, deviance and delinquency, sex and gender, the politics of consumption, the apolitics of youth(ful) rebellion, and…

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

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