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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.


Brazilian National Cinema

by Lisa Shaw & Stephanie Dennison

Brazilian cinema is one of the most influential national cinemas in Latin America and this wide-ranging study traces the evolution of Brazilian film from the silent era to the present day, including detailed...


Cultural Studies as Critical Theory

by Ben Agger

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


The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland

by Mila Dragojevic

After forced migration to a country where immigrants form an ethnic majority, why do some individuals support exclusivist and nationalist political parties while others do not? Based on extensive interviews...


Embodiment and Mechanisation: Reciprocal Understandings of Body and Machine from the Renaissance to the Present

by Daniel Black

This book explores the interaction between mechanistic beliefs about human bodies and the successive technologies that have established and illustrated these beliefs. Drawing upon newer perspectives on technology...


London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold War

by Alban Webb

From its inception in 1932, overseas broadcasting by the BBC quickly became an essential adjunct to British diplomatic and foreign policy objectives. For this reason, the World Service was considered the primary...


Queering Fat Embodiment

by Cat Pausé, Jackie Wykes & Samantha Murray

Shedding light on the ways in which fat embodiment is lived, experienced, regulated and (re)produced across a range of cultural sites and contexts, Queering Fat Embodiment destabilises established ideas about...


Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture: Advertising's Impact on American Character and Society

by Arthur Asa Berger

Now in its fourth edition, the popular Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture is an engaging cultural studies critique of contemporary advertising and its impacts on American society. Arthur Asa Berger looks at marketing...


Inside Family Viewing (Routledge Revivals): Ethnographic Research on Television's Audiences

by James Lull

First published in 1990, this title presents a rich account of how television intersects with family life in American and other world cultures. From an analysis of the political and cultural significance of...


French Film: Texts and Contexts

by Susan Hayward & Ginette Vincendeau

The second edition of this innovative textbook brings together leading scholars to provide detailed analyses of twenty-two key films within the canon of French cinema, from the 1920s to the 1990s. Films discussed...


Women and Radio: Airing Differences

by Caroline Mitchell

Combining classic work on radio with innovative research, journalism and biography, Women and Radio offers a variety of approaches to understanding the position of women as producers, presenters and consumers...


Analyzing Media Messages: Using Quantitative Content Analysis in Research

by Daniel Riff, Stephen Lacy & Frederick Fico

Analyzing Media Messages provides a comprehensive and comprehensible guide to conducting content analysis research. It establishes a formal definition of quantitative content analysis; gives step-by-step instruction...


The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues

by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak & Sarah Harasym

Gayatri Spivak, one of our best known cultural and literary theorists, addresses a vast range of political questions with both pen and voice in this unique book. The Post-Colonial Critic brings together a selection...


The American Imperial Gothic: Popular Culture, Empire, Violence

by Johan Höglund

Drawing on a rich array of texts from a long history of the gothic, this book contends that the doom faced by the world in popular culture is related to the current global instability, renegotiation of worldwide...