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Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World

by Constance DeVereaux & Martin Griffin

In the twenty-first century arts and cultural policies are global as well as local. This can lead to merging and clashing of identities in a way not always easily resolvable by culture and policy. This book...


Documenting the Beijing Olympics

by D.P. Martinez & Kevin Latham

This book focuses on the processes of documenting the Beijing Olympics - ranging from the visual (television and film) to radio and the written word - and the meanings generated by such representations. What...


Excellence in Public Relations and Communication Management

by James E. Grunig

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Manager's Guide to Excellence in Public Relations and Communication Management

by David M. Dozier, Larissa A. Grunig & James E. Grunig

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Transnational Media Corporation: Global Messages and Free Market Competition

by Richard A. Gershon

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Fashion as Communication

by Malcolm Barnard

What kinds of things do fashion and clothing say about us? What does it mean to wear Gap or Gaultier, Milletts or Moschino? Are there any real differences between Hip-Hop style and Punk anti-styles? In this...


Culture After Humanism: History, Culture, Subjectivity

by Iain Chambers

Culture After Humanism asks what happens to the authority of traditional western modes of thought in the wake of postmodernist theories of language and identity. Drawing on examples from music, architecture,...


Subediting and Production for Journalists: Print, Digital & Social

by Wynford Hicks & Tim Holmes

Subediting for Journalists is a concise, up-to-date and readable introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers and magazines. It describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of printing...


Action TV: Tough-Guys, Smooth Operators and Foxy Chicks

by Anna Gough-Yates, Bill Osgerby & Anna Gough Yates

From re-runs of 'TV classics' like The Avengers or Starsky and Hutch, to soundtracks, club nights and film remakes such as Mission Impossible II, the action series is enjoying a popular revival. Yet little attention...


Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis

by Stella Bruzzi & Pamela Church Gibson

From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion...


Wild Science: Reading Feminism, Medicine and the Media

by Janine Marchessault & Kim Sawchuk

Wild Science investigates the world-wide boom in 'health culture'. While self-help health books and medical dramas are popular around the globe, we are bombarded with daily media images of DNA research, and...


British Low Culture: From Safari Suits to Sexploitation

by Leon Hunt Unpr Chq & Leon Hunt

Identifying 'permissive populism', the trickle down of permissiveness into mass consumption, as a key feature of the 1970s, Leon Hunt considers the values of an ostensibly 'bad' decade and analyses the implications...


Elvis After Elvis: The Posthumous Career of a Living Legend

by Gilbert B. Rodman

'For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy. His body may have failed him in 1977, but today his spirit, his image, and his myths do more than live on: they flourish, they thrive, they multiply.'

Why is Elvis...


Enjoy Your Symptom!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out

by Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Zizek, dubbed by the Village Voice "the giant of Ljubljana," is back with a new edition of his seriously entertaining book on film, psychoanalysis (and life). His inimitable blend of philosophical and...


Master Narratives and Their Discontents

by James Elkins

In this bracing engagement with the many versions of art history, James Elkins argues that the story of modernism and postmodernism is almost always told in terms of four narratives. Works of art are either...


True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernity

by Mark Seltzer

True crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction. It is one of the most popular genres of our pathological public sphere, and an integral part of our contemporary wound culture-a culture, or at least cult,...


Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism

by Ella Shohat & Robert Stam

The question "Why do they hate us?" is one of the most oft-cited puzzles of contemporary American affairs, yet it's not clear to whom "they" or "us" refers, nor even what "hate" means. In this bold new work,...


This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation: Radical Visions for Transformation

by Gloria Anzaldúa & AnaLouise Keating

More than twenty years after the ground-breaking anthology This Bridge Called My Back called upon feminists to envision new forms of communities and practices, Gloria E. Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating have...


The Spivak Reader: Selected Works of Gayati Chakravorty Spivak: Selected Works of Gayati Chakravorty Spivak

by Gayatri Spivak, Donna Landry & Gerald MacLean

Among the foremost feminist critics to have emerged to international eminence over the last fifteen years, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has relentlessly challenged the high ground of established theoretical discourse...


Stories of Art

by James Elkins

Stories of Art is James Elkins's intimate history of art. Concise and original, this engaging book is an antidote to the behemoth art history textbooks from which we were all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively,...