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Making Universal Service Policy: Enhancing the Process Through Multidisciplinary Evaluation

by Steven S. Wildman, IV, Allen S. Hammond & Barbara A. Cherry

This book is the outgrowth of shared interests between the editors and the contributing authors to provide a multidisciplinary perspective in evaluating universal service policy and recommending policy changes...


Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller

by Jack Zipes

The 2005 bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen's birth is an opportunity to re-evaluate the achievement of one of the great figures of the fairy tale and storytelling tradition, a beloved writer famous for...


DIY Style: Fashion, Music and Global Digital Cultures

by Brent Luvaas

Through rich ethnographic detail and cutting-edge theory, DIY Style tells the fascinating story of an international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of the "indie" music and fashion scene...


British Propaganda and Wars of Empire: Influencing Friend and Foe 1900-2010

by Christopher Tuck & Greg Kennedy

In order to provide a better understanding of the shifting nature of influence, this volume looks at how the British government employed various forms of persuasion to achieve its goals across the twentieth...


The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities

by Kevin Williams & Michael Mascioni

Digital Out of Home Entertainment is transforming the customer experience in shops, cinemas, museums; almost any environment where consumers are congregating. This book provides a 'state of play' exploration...


Hollywood Puzzle Films

by Warren Buckland

From Inception to The Lake House, moviegoers are increasingly flocking to narratologically complex puzzle films. These puzzle movies borrow techniques-like fragmented spatio-temporal reality, time loops, unstable...


Countercultures and Popular Music

by Sheila Whiteley & Jedediah Sklower

'Counterculture' emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential new...


Female Masochism in Film: Sexuality, Ethics and Aesthetics

by Ruth McPhee

Responses to heterosexual female masochism have ranged from neglect in theories that focus predominantly or only upon masochistic sexuality within male subjects, to condemnation from feminists who regard it...


Challenging Myths of Masculinity: Understanding Physical Cultures

by Lee F. Monaghan & Michael Atkinson

Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand...


Understanding Machinima: Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds

by Jenna Ng

The first-ever collection�to include�a unique and fascinating combination of cinema, animation and games and�machinima� films created in virtual worlds.


Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction

by John Storey

In this 6th edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of...


Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England

by Jack Zipes

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Understanding African American Rhetoric: Classical Origins to Contemporary Innovations

by Ronald L. Jackson II & Elaine B. Richardson

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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...