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Multiculturalism and the Jews

by Sander Gilman

In this powerful and wide-ranging study, Sander Gilman explores the idea of 'the multicultural' in the contemporary world, a question he frames as the question of the relationship between Jews and Muslims. How...


Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising

by Robert Gooding-Williams

Reading Rodney King/Reading Urban Uprising keeps the public debate alive by exploring the connections between the Rodney King incidents and the ordinary workings of cultural, political, and economic power in...


Talk, Talk, Talk: The Cultural Life of Everyday Conversation

by S.I. Salamensky

Before media, before the Internet...there was talk itself. Talk Talk Talk is an incisive, exhilarating collection of essays by some of the best thinkers -- and talkers -- of our time. These stellar contributors...


Drugs and Popular Culture in the Age of New Media

by Paul Manning

This book examines the history of popular drug cultures and mediated drug education, and the ways in which new media - including social networking and video file-sharing sites - transform the symbolic framework...


Language in the News: Discourse and Ideology in the Press

by Roger Fowler

First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Revolution Wasn't Televised: Sixties Television and Social Conflict

by Lynn Spigel & Michael Curtin

Caricatures of sixties television--called a "vast wasteland" by the FCC president in the early sixties--continue to dominate our perceptions of the era and cloud popular understanding of the relationship between...


The Video Game Theory Reader

by Mark J.P. Wolf & Bernard Perron

In the early days of Pong and Pac Man, video games appeared to be little more than an idle pastime. Today, video games make up a multi-billion dollar industry that rivals television and film.

The Video Game...


The Year That Defined American Journalism: 1897 and the Clash of Paradigms

by W. Joseph Campbell

The Year that Defined American Journalism explores the succession of remarkable and decisive moments in American journalism during 1897 - a year of significant transition that helped redefine the profession...


Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street

by Mark Bray

An insider's account of the anarchists who ignited Occupy Wall Street.


The Collected Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales of Giuseppe Pitre

by Giuseppe Pitre, Jack Zipes & Joseph Russo

Giuseppe Pitrè, a nineteenth-century Sicilian physician, gathered an enormous wealth of folk and fairy tales as he traveled and treated the poor throughout Palermo. He also received tales from friends and scholars...


Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them

by Susan Delacourt

A witty, insightful, and provocative look at the inside world of political marketing and its impact on democracy

Inside the political backrooms of Ottawa, the Mad Men of Canadian politics are planning their next...


Human Rights Discourse in a Global Network: Books beyond Borders

by Lena Khor

Rather than viewing human rights as an immutable and ill-defined entity, Khor argues for the recognition of human rights as a social construct comprised of language and language use. Her case studies of Doctors...


Torture, Intelligence and Sousveillance in the War on Terror: Agenda-Building Struggles

by Vian Bakir

This book examines the communication battles of the Bush and Blair political administrations (and those of their successors) over their use of torture to gain intelligence for the War on Terror. Exploring the...


Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film

by Agnieszka Piotrowska

This distinctively interdisciplinary approach to the subject encompasses filmmaking, psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and offers a unique insight into documentary film practice from a psychoanalytic...


Contemporary Chinese Print Media: Cultivating Middle Class Taste: Cultivating Middle Class Taste

by Zheng Yi

This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly...


Murders and Acquisitions: Representations of the Serial Killer in Popular Culture

by Alzena MacDonald

The 'serial killer' has become increasingly prevalent in popular culture since the term was coined by Robert Ressler at the FBI in the mid-1970s. Murders and Acquisitions explores the social and political implications...


The Spectralities Reader: Ghosts and Haunting in Contemporary Cultural Theory

by Maria del Pilar Blanco & Esther Peeren

The Spectralities Reader is the first volume to collect the rich scholarship produced in the wake of the "spectral turn�? of the early 1990s, which saw ghosts and haunting conjured as compelling analytical...


Moral Panics in the Contemporary World

by Julian Petley, Chas Critcher & Jason Hughes

Moral Panics in the Contemporary World represents the best current theoretical and empirical work on the topic, taken from the international conference on moral panics held at Brunel University. The range of...


Understanding Fandom: An Introduction to the Study of Media Fan Culture

by Mark Duffett

Fans used to be seen as an overly obsessed fraction of the audience. In the last few decades, shifts in media technology and production have instead made fandom a central mode of consumption. A range of ideas...


The Consumerist Manifesto: Advertising in Postmodern Times

by Martin P. Davidson

Advertising is no longer on the defensive. It has survived the snobbery of the 50s, the conspiracy theories of the 60s and the semiology of the 70s to be embraced and apotheosised by the 80s.

The Consumerist...