Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

This extensive series from Routledge Major Works draws upon a broad range of academic interest within the diverse field of Media and Cultural Studies. The series explores key areas of research, such as Advertising and Radio and shines a spotlight on the study of Cinema, with collections analyzing the cinema of various geographic areas, including French Cinema and Chinese Cinema.

  • Mobile Technologies, 4-vol. set

    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Rich Ling, Larissa Hjorth

    With at least seven billion subscriptions worldwide, the impact of mobile devices undoubtedly rivals that of television, radio, and newspapers. Mobile technologies have had—and continue to have—a profound influence on every sphere of public and private life. Unsurprisingly, since their emergence…

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  • International Librarianship

    Edited by Ravindra N. Sharma

    The International Federation of Library Associations was founded as early as 1927, but in recent years serious academic and practical work on and around international librarianship has flourished as never before. Now, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies…

    Hardback – 2015-05-21
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  • Bollywood

    Edited by Rachel Dwyer

    Serious research on Bollywood—perhaps the most well-known and vital aspect of contemporary Indian culture—has flourished in recent decades. This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative anthology to enable users to navigate and make sense of the subject’s large…

    Hardback – 2015-03-23
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  • Visual Culture and Gender

    Edited by Annette Burfoot

    Issues and themes in and around gender and visual culture have generated a huge and complex scholarly literature. Now, to enable users to make sense of an explosion of scholarship, this new title from Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme answers the need for an authoritative…

    Hardback – 2014-11-24
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  • Japanese Cinema

    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer

    Japanese cinema is historically one of the world’s most important national film industries and one that continues to have a significant global influence. From the Golden Age of the 1930s and the 1950s art-house success of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu to the 1960s New Wave of Imamura and Oshima and…

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  • Information Science

    Edited by David Nicholas, Eti Herman

    Information Science is concerned with the theoretical and practical aspects of effective information provision and consumption. In particular, information scientists explore the theoretical underpinnings and practical competencies involved in the generation, collection, organization, processing,…

    Hardback – 2014-06-25
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  • Early Cinema

    Edited by Richard Abel

    Especially over the past thirty years, serious research on early cinema has blossomed as never before. This rapid growth has included the establishment of international organizations such as Domitor (founded in 1987), with its biannual conferences; film festivals such as Le Giorante del cinema muto…

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  • British Cinema

    Edited by Robert Murphy

    Serious scholarly writing and research on British cinema has burgeoned to a dizzying degree in recent decades, and this new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to navigate and make sense of the subject’s large body of scholarship,…

    Hardback – 2013-12-11
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  • French Cinema

    Edited by Phil Powrie

    Of all European cinema, the most important is French. France annually produces more films than any other European nation, and throughout its history it has been the key competitor to Hollywood; it is Cannes that matters most after the Oscars. Moreover, the study of film as an academic discipline…

    Hardback – 2013-11-21
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  • Film and Gender

    Edited by Sue Thornham, Niall Richardson

    Since at least the early 1970s, when Claire Johnston observed that despite ‘the enormous emphasis placed on woman as spectacle in the cinema … woman as woman is largely absent’, the relationship of cinema to the construction of gender identities and gendered pleasures has been a central concern…

    Hardback – 2013-10-09
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  • Chinese Media

    Edited by Michael Keane, Wanning Sun

    From an area of specialist research a decade ago China’s media has become now an important element of research and teaching worldwide, not only in specific Chinese cultural studies courses at the university level but increasingly in post-graduate research and in the domain of business consultancy.…

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  • Public Relations

    Edited by Robert Heath

    Public Relations is increasingly recognized as a well-established communication and management science. Indeed, the discipline has now generated an abundance of serious scholarly research which is very wide-ranging and which continues to flourish as never before. But much of the relevant literature…

    Hardback – 2013-06-28
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  • Sound Studies

    Edited by Michael Bull

    Sound Studies is the primary theoretical and empirical alternative to our understanding of media and culture by visual means. The field is now well established as a serious area of research and study. Concentrating on the history of audio media, Sound Studies explores the nature of sound and…

    Hardback – 2013-03-21
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  • Advertising

    Edited by Iain MacRury

    Academic analysts and practitioner-theorists of advertising draw on rich and innovative multidisciplinary resources where cultural and media analysis meet economics, anthropology, semiotics, gender studies, social psychology, linguistics, and applied neuroscience. This new four-volume collection…

    Hardback – 2012-12-19
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  • Chinese Cinema

    Edited by Chris Berry

    Chinese cinema is the only non-English language cinema to have a significant global presence. From multiplex blockbusters like Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to festival hits such as Jia Zhangke’s Still Life, Chinese cinema succeeds like no other foreign-language cinema. The…

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  • Documentary Film

    Edited by Ian Aitken

    Documentary film is cinema’s oldest form, dating back to the medium’s invention at the turn of twentieth century. From cinema’s earliest days, important documentary films and film-makers have emerged continuously and, today, interest in documentary film remains substantial, and is rapidly growing.…

    Hardback – 2012-07-27
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  • Everyday Life

    Edited by Ben Highmore

    Coinciding with the massive growth of consumerism after the Second World War, ‘everyday life’ has emerged as a crucial site of scholarly exploration. The critical study of quotidian routines, rules, spaces, and objects has become a central concern for scholars working in cultural studies.…

    Hardback – 2011-10-26
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  • Popular Culture

    Edited by Chris Rojek

    Research in and around popular culture continues to flourish. And its study is, more than ever, a key component of Media and Communications Studies courses, and a vital part of Cultural Studies and Cultural Sociology curricula. The sheer scale of the available research exploring popular culture—and…

    Hardback – 2011-09-20
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  • Fashion

    Edited by Malcolm Barnard

    Over the last forty years or so academic interest in fashion has burgeoned, and, since the 1970s at least, attempts to define, analyse, and critically explain fashion phenomena have become vital areas of research and study in almost all disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. As…

    Hardback – 2011-07-21
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  • Book Publishing

    Edited by John Feather

    Books are the cornerstone of our culture. They disseminate ideas, and preserve and transmit literature. Their contents underpin great religions, and have been responsible for wars and revolutions. They lie at the heart of education and scholarship. They have brought pleasure (and some pain) to…

    Hardback – 2011-05-04
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  • War and Conflict Communication

    Edited by Philip Seib

    The close and complex relationship between conflict and communication has been vividly illustrated in work spanning the writings of Homer and Thucydides to blogs bashed out on contemporary battlefields. And in recent decades there has been a huge growth in scholarly and popular interest in the…

    Hardback – 2010-04-01
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  • Radio

    Edited by Andrew Crisell

    Over the last sixty years or so academic interest in the mass media has burgeoned. It is not, perhaps, surprising that this interest at first focused principally on the visual media of film and television, where it has remained intensive. Nevertheless, serious thinking about radio soon followed.…

    Hardback – 2008-11-13
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  • Journalism

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Howard Tumber

    This Major Work from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series is a four-volume set of key theoretical, empirical, and historical writings on journalism. Adopting a pluralist theoretical approach, the collection brings together the very best foundational and cutting-edge…

    Hardback – 2007-12-21
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  • Subcultures

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Ken Gelder

    Subcultures attract a great deal of interest, both in popular media and in academic work. Comprehensive and fascinating, these four volumes represent work on subcultures across several disciplines: cultural history, cultural studies, criminology and sociology. Beginning by looking at accounts of…

    Hardback – 2007-04-30
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  • Cultural Heritage

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Laurajane Smith

    Cultural Heritage is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies. Edited by Laurajane Smith of the University of York, UK, this four-volume collection brings together the essential Anglophone literature of heritage studies. Encompassing both…

    Hardback – 2006-12-07
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  • Communication Theories

    Edited by Paul Cobley

    This remarkable four-volume collection brings together a range of essays at the cutting edge of, communication theory. Selections included provide in-depth theoretical analysis and overviews rather than specific study of phenomena within a given theoretical tradition. The collection provides…

    Hardback – 2006-03-21
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  • Visual Culture

    Edited by Marquard Smith, Joanne Morra

    Visual culture incorporates a number of different visual practices including art, design, performance, architecture, film and photography. The study of visual culture is interdisciplinary, deriving in part from the new art history that emerged in the 1980s, the developing studies of design and…

    Hardback – 2006-01-27
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  • Popular Music

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Simon Frith

    Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agendas. The music industry has changed in recent years, as has governmental involvement in popular music schemes as part of the culture industry. The distinction between the major record labels and the outsider…

    Hardback – 2004-01-22
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  • Hollywood

    Edited by Thomas Schatz

    'Hollywood' as a concept applies variously to a particular film style, a factory-based mode of film production, a cartel of powerful media institutions and a national (and increasingly global) 'way of seeing'. It is a complex social, cultural and industrial phenomenon and is arguably the single…

    Hardback – 2003-12-18
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  • Film Theory

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by K. J. Shepherdson, Philip Simpson, Andrew Utterson

    This major new collection: identifies the critical and theoretical concepts which have been most significant in the study of film presents chronologically the most influential and important writing on these concepts provides an historical and intellectual context for the material presented. New…

    Hardback – 2003-11-27
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  • Television

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Toby Miller

    Bringing together the most important writings on television in theoretical, historical, empirical and political terms, from the USA and Europe, with significant coverage of other international works, this collection demonstrates television's global significance, as a field of study, to…

    Hardback – 2002-12-19
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