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The Codes of Advertising: Fetishism and the Political Economy of Meaning in the Consumer Society

by Sut Jhally

This book examines the commercial speech of advertising as a cultural phenomenon whose social significance far exceeds its economic influence. Jhally argues that by selling viewing time to advertisers, television...


Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press: Framing Dissent

by Sarah J. Jackson

Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception...


Serialization in Popular Culture

by Rob Allen & Thijs van den Berg

From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of...


Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema

by George Melnyk

Film and the City is the first comprehensive study of Canadian film and "urbanity"-the totality of urban life and culture. Building upon issues of identity formation in Canadian studies, Melnyk considers how...


Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences

by John Moe

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth is proof that a funny book on pop culture doesn't have to be snide and nasty. I loved everything about it.” —Jim Gaffigan

 

We all know how Darth Vader shared his big...


Media in the Digital Age

by John V. Pavlik

Digital technologies have fundamentally altered the nature and function of media in our society, reinventing age-old practices of public communication and at times circumventing traditional media and challenging...


Geographies of Urban Sound

by Torsten Wissmann

Taking into account both the urban soundscape and the impacts of sound on the urban dweller, this book examines sound not as a by-product of urban life, but as a fundamental part of the urban experience that...


Studies of Video Practices: Video at Work

by Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier & Lorenza Mondada

The last two decades have seen a rapid increase in the production and consumption of video by both professionals and amateurs. The near ubiquity of devices with video cameras and the rise of sites like YouTube...


Journalism Ethics and Regulation

by Chris Frost

Technology, and the democratising of news gathering, continue to change traditional journalistic practice making the path through ethical and regulatory frameworks tough to negotiate. As high-profile celebrity...


The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power

by Andrew Herman & Thomas Swiss

Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy...


Place and Politics in Latin American Digital Culture: Location and Latin American Net Art

by Claire Taylor

This volume explores one of the central issues that has been debated in internet studies in recent years: locality, and the extent to which cultural production online can be embedded in a specific place. The...


Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

by Delia Chiaro & Raffaella Baccolini

In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field...


Routledge Companion to Mobile Media

by Gerard Goggin & Larissa Hjorth

The last decade has witnessed the rise of the cell phone from a mode of communication to an indispensable multimedia device, and this phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of mobile communication studies in media,...


Beauty, Violence, Representation

by Lisa A. Dickson & Maryna Romanets

This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music.

Charting diversifying...


Sex on the Couch: What Freud Still Has to Teach Us about Sex and Gender

by Richard Boothby

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality

by Susan H. Mcfadden & Mark Brennan

Examine the questions of “how,” “what,” and “why” associated with religiousness and spirituality in the lives of older adults!

New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality explores...


Making Art History: A Changing Discipline and its Institutions

by Elizabeth Mansfield

Making Art History is a collection of essays by contemporary scholars on the practice and theory of art history as it responds to institutions as diverse as art galleries and museums, publishing houses and universities,...


James Cameron

by Alexandra Keller

Featuring excerpts from interviews and frame-by-frame analysis of important scenes from films such as Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic, Alexandra Keller provides the first critical study of James Cameron...


News Production: Theory and Practice

by Sarah Niblock & David Machin

Bringing to the forefront a much-needed book that bridges the gap between journalistic theory and practice, Sarah Niblock and David Machin provide here an invaluable real-life account of reporting in the context...


Globalization: The Reader

by John Benyon & David Dunkerley

Globalization: The Reader addresses the big issues: communications and global media, political economy, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, new technologies, tourism, beliefs, and identity.