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Ethnographies of the Videogame: Gender, Narrative and Praxis

by Thornham

Ethnographies of the Videogame uses the medium of the videogame to explore wider significant sociological issues around new media, interaction, identity, performance, memory and mediation. The book is particularly...

Negotiating National Identities: Between Globalization, the Past and 'the Other'

by Karner

Negotiating National Identities presents an empirically detailed and theoretically wide-ranging analysis of the complex political and cultural struggles taking place in contemporary Europe. Taking contemporary...

Places of the Imagination: Media, Tourism, Culture

by Reijnders

Places of the Imagination presents a timely and insightful analysis of the increasing popularity of media tourism within contemporary culture. Drawing on extensive empirical and interview material, this book...

Personality Presenters: Television's Intermediaries with Viewers

by Bonner

Personality Presenters explores the role of the television presenter, analysing the distinct skills possessed by different categories of host and the expectations and difficulties that exist with regard to the...


by Pamela Paul

“Strips porn of its culture-war claptrap . . . Pornified may stand as a Kinsey Report for our time.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Porn in America is everywhere—not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popular...

The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire

by Jennifer Greiman & Paul Stasi

This collection grounds contemporary anxieties about race and class, domesticity and American exceptionalism in its nineteenth-century setting through a close reading of the Deadwood series.

Everything Was Better in America: Print Culture in the Great Depression

by David Welky

As a counterpart to research on the 1930s that has focused on liberal and radical writers calling for social revolution, David Welky offers this eloquent study of how mainstream print culture shaped and disseminated...

The Gospel of Sustainability: Media, Market, and LOHAS

by Monica M. Emerich

From organic produce and clothing to socially conscious investing and eco-tourism, the lifestyles of health and sustainability, or LOHAS, movement encompasses diverse products and practices intended to contribute...

Global Masculinities and Manhood

by Ronald L Jackson & Murali Balaji

What makes a man, within his own culture

Gandhi Meets Primetime: Globalization and Nationalism in Indian Television

The Copy Editing And Headline Handbook

by Barbara Ellis

For professionals and students alike, the first-ever guide to newspaper copy editing and headline writing

A Right to Offend

by Brian Winston

A Right to Offend explores the most important cases of conflict over the last two decades, including the fatwa against Salman Rushdie and the incident of the Danish cartoons. It provides unique insight into...

Hegemony and Heteronormativity: Revisiting 'The Political' in Queer Politics

by do Mar Castro Varela & Dhawan

This book reflects on 'the political' in queer theory and politics by revisiting two of its key categories: hegemony and heteronormativity. It explores the specific insights offered by these categories and the...

Queer in Europe: Contemporary Case Studies

by Downing & Gillett

Queer in Europe takes stock of the intellectual and social status and treatment of queer in the New Europe of the twenty-first century, addressing the ways in which the Anglo-American term and concept 'queer'...

Experience and Representation: Contemporary Perspectives on Migration in Australia

by Jacobs

Experience and Representation brings together influential theoretical perspectives and recent empirical material in the analysis of migration, race and contemporary Australian culture and politics. As such,...

Managing Ethnic Diversity: Meanings and Practices from an International Perspective

by Hasmath

The management of ethnic diversity has become a topical and often controversial subject in recent times, with much debate surrounding multiculturalism as a systematic and comprehensive response for dealing with...

Media in Motion: Cultural Complexity and Migration in the Nordic Region

by Eide & Nikunen

Owing to increased migration from the 1990s, Nordic countries have gone through substantial cultural and social changes, resulting in increased debate surrounding the politics of multiculturalism. By drawing...

Re-crafting Rationalization: Enchanted Science and Mundane Mysteries

by Locke

Re-Crafting Rationalization contributes to debates relating to the public understanding of science, regarding the conceptualisation of the relationship between 'science' and 'the public'. With profound implications...

Muslim Diaspora in the West: Negotiating Gender, Home and Belonging

by Moghissi & Ghorashi

In view of the growing influence of religion in public life, Muslim Diaspora in the West offers a timely contribution to scholarly debates and concerns raised in the West about Islam and Muslims within diaspora....

Radicalism in French Culture: A Sociology of French Theory in the 1960s

by Kauppi

This ground-breaking book furthers the internal sociological analysis of ideas and styles of thought by showing that the defining but largely neglected feature of what has become 'French theory' is a collective...