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Celebrity Capital: Assessing the Value of Fame

by Barrie Gunter

Celebrities attract the attention of commercial interests and other public figures. They receive payments from sponsors to endorse brands. They are sought out to appear with politicians during election campaigns....


Deconstructing Brad Pitt

by Christopher Schaberg & Robert Bennett

The reactions evoked by images of and stories about Brad Pitt are many and wide-ranging: while one person might swoon or exclaim, another rolls his eyes or groans. How a single figure provokes such strong, often...


Scorpion Tongues New and Updated Edition: Gossip, Celebrity, And American Politics

by Gail Collins

From Thomas Jefferson to William Jefferson Clinton, Scorpion Tongues is a popular history of gossip in American politics. Complete with wickedly delightful anecdotes of major and minor politicians and entertainers...


Mobile Media: Content and Services for Wireless Communications

by Jo Groebel, Eli M. Noam & Valerie Feldmann

The proliferation of mobile media in recent years is an international phenomenon, with billions of devices sold annually. Mobile communications are now moving beyond individualized voice to mass media content--text,...


Cultural Production in and Beyond the Recording Studio

by Allan Watson

Recording studios are the most insulated, intimate and privileged sites of music production and creativity. Yet in a world of intensified globalisation, they are also sites which are highly connected into wider...


Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus

by Gregory Price Grieve & Daniel Veidlinger

Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus explores Buddhist practice and teachings in an increasingly networked and digital era. Contributors consider the ways Buddhism plays a role and...


American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows

by Lisa Funnell & Man-Fung Yip

Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however,...


Eco-Trauma Cinema

by Anil Narine

Film has taken a powerful position alongside the global environmental movement, from didactic documentaries to the fantasy pleasures of commercial franchises. This book investigates in particular film's complex...


Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook

by Tracy Dahlby

Tracy Dahlby is an award-winning journalist who has reported internationally as a contributor to National Geographic magazine and served as a staff correspondent for Newsweek and the Washington Post. In this...


The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films

by Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow & John White

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Films comprises 200 essays by leading film scholars analysing the most important, influential, innovative and interesting films of all time. Arranged alphabetically, each entry...


Iranian Cinema in a Global Context: Policy, Politics, and Form

by Peter Decherney & Blake Atwood

Iranian films have been the subject of much critical and scholarly attention over the past several decades, and Iranian filmmakers are mainstays of international film festivals. Yet most of the attention has...


The Routledge Companion to British Media History

by Martin Conboy & John Steel

The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts.

The 50 chapters in this volume, written...


Journalism in Context: Practice and Theory for the Digital Age

by Angela Phillips

Journalism in Context is an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of journalism in a changing world. The book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations influencing not only...


Postcolonial Piracy: Media Distribution and Cultural Production in the Global South

by Lars Eckstein & Anja Schwarz

Across the global South, new media technologies have brought about new forms of cultural production, distribution and reception. The spread of cassette recorders in the 1970s; the introduction of analogue and...


Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview

by Graeme Harper, Ruth Doughty & Jochen Eisentraut

comprehensive work defining and encapsulating concepts, issues and applications in and around the use of sound in film and the cinema, media/broadcast and new media


Media and Translation: An Interdisciplinary Approach

by Dror Abend-David

Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in publications on media and translation. In fact, there are those who believe that so much has been published in this field that any further publications...


The Ethics of Emerging Media: Information, Social Norms, and New Media Technology

by Bruce E. Drushel & Kathleen German

This edited collection examines the role of ethics in new media with particular emphasis on specific contexts and applications.


The Radio Drama Handbook: Audio Drama in Context and Practice

by Richard J. Hand & Mary Traynor

Combines both theory and practice to lead, stepwise, to a full understanding of radio drama form.


The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy: Larry David, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Dave Chappelle

by Rick DesRochers

The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy examines how contemporary writer/performers are influenced by the comedic vaudevillians of the early 20th century. By tracing the history and legacy of...


Early '70s Radio: The American Format Revolution

by Kim Simpson

Providing a fresh reevaluation of a specific era in popular music, the book contextualizes the era in terms of both radio history and cultural analysis.