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Early '70s Radio: The American Format Revolution

by Kim Simpson

Providing a fresh reevaluation of a specific era in popular music, the book contextualizes the era in terms of both radio history and cultural analysis.


Reframing 9/11: Film, Popular Culture and the "War on Terror"

by Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula & Karen Randell

A collection of analyses focusing on popular culture as a profound discursive site of anxiety and discussion about 9/11 and demystifies the day's events.


Creative Enterprise: Contemporary Art between Museum and Marketplace

by Martha Buskirk

Intertwines a dual emphasis on evolving institutional priorities and major shifts in artistic production.


No News is Bad News: Radio, Television and the Public

by Michael Bromley

This volume of collected essays provides a wide-ranging survey of the state of radio and television, especially the idea of public service broadcasting, and of news, current affairs and documentary programming...


The Horror Film

by Peter Hutchings

The Horror Film is an in-depth exploration of one of the most consistently popular, but also most disreputable, of all the mainstream film genres. Since the early 1930s there has never been a time when horror...


Quentin Tarantino

by Edward Gallafent

Quentin Tarantino is one of the best-known living American filmmakers in the world, and the story of his career has been the subject of a number of books and articles. But what do his films mean? In this new...


A Press Divided: Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War

by David B. Sachsman

A Press Divided provides new insights regarding the sharp political divisions that existed among the newspapers of the Civil War era. These newspapers were divided between North and South, and also divided within...


Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion

by Charlotte Bates

This interdisciplinary collection provides a set of innovative and inventive approaches to the use of video as a research method. Building on the development of visual methods across the social sciences, it...


Shaping American Telecommunications: A History of Technology, Policy, and Economics

by Christopher H. Sterling, Phyllis W. Bernt & Martin B.H. Weiss

Shaping American Telecommunications examines the technical, regulatory, and economic forces that have shaped the development of American telecommunications services. This volume is both an introduction to the...


Competition, Regulation, and Convergence: Current Trends in Telecommunications Policy Research

by Sharon E. Gillett & Ingo Vogelsang

The telecommunications industry has experienced dynamic changes over the past several years, and those exciting events and developments are reflected in the chapters of this volume. The Telecommunications Policy...


Feminism Without Women: Culture and Criticism in a "Postfeminist" Age

by Tania Modleski

In a series of essays scrutinizing feminist and post-structuralists positions, Tania Modleski examines "the myth of postfeminism" and its operation in popular culture, especially popular film and cultural studies....


Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions

by Stacy Takacs

Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic,...


The Age of Missing Information

by Bill Mckibben

“Highly personal and original . . . McKibben goes beyond Marshall McLuhan’s theory that the medium is the message.”

——The New York Times

Imagine watching an entire day’s worth of television on every...


Beyond the Screen: Emerging Cinema and Engaging Audiences

by Sarah Atkinson

Beyond the Screen presents an expanded conceptualization of cinema which encompasses the myriad ways film can be experienced in a digitally networked society where the auditorium is now just one location amongst...


Cinematic Chronotopes: Here, Now, Me

by Pepita Hesselberth

The site of cinema is on the move. The extent to which technologically mediated sounds and images continue to be experienced as cinematic today is largely dependent on the intensified sense of being 'here,'...


The Media and Financial Crises: Comparative and Historical Perspectives

by Steve Schifferes & Richard Roberts

The Media and Financial Crises provides unique insights into the debate on the role of the media in the global financial crisis. Coverage is inter-disciplinary, with contributions from media studies, political...


Fashion Journalism

by Julie Bradford

Fashion Journalism presents a comprehensive overview of how fashion journalism operates and how to report on fashion. Encompassing skills for print and online media, the book includes many case studies and interviews...


Ethics for Digital Journalists: Emerging Best Practices

by Lawrie Zion & David Craig

The rapid growth of online media has led to new complications in journalism ethics and practice. While traditional ethical principles may not fundamentally change when information is disseminated online, applying...


Sport, Racism and Social Media

by Neil Farrington, Lee Hall & Daniel Kilvington

Racist abuse may at one time have been hurled across the sports stadium or scrawled on a wall. But in today's social media world it can be published to millions, from almost anywhere, in an instant.

Sport,...


Media Ethics

by Matthew Kieran

Media Ethics brings together philosophers, academics and media professionals to debate pressing ethical and moral questions for journalists and the media and to examine basic notions such as truth, virtue, privacy,...