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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics: Transmedia World-Building Beyond Capitalism

by Dan Hassler-Forest

From Tolkien to Star Trek and from Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, imaginary worlds in fantastic genres offer highly detailed political worlds beyond capitalism. This book examines the complex ways in which...


From Idolatry to Advertising: Visual Art and Contemporary Culture: Visual Art and Contemporary Culture

by Susan G. Josephson

The true measure of the practice of public service is its ability to remain faithful to the tenets of democratic society. This introductory text links the practice of public administration to the core concepts...


An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties and Literature of Negroes

by Henri Gregoire & Graham Hodges

Amongst other things, this book is a devastating critique of Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, in which he mused about black inferiority. Its publication in 1810, after Jefferson's opposition...


Engendered Economics: Incorporating Diversity into Political Economy: Incorporating Diversity into Political Economy

by Ellen Mutari, Heather Boushey & William Fraher

This book provides an overview of current developments within feminist political economy, including reformulations of economic theory, historical and empirical research on the economic roles and status of women...


American Television News: The Media Marketplace and the Public Interest: The Media Marketplace and the Public Interest

by Steve M. Barkin

This concise history of the news broadcasting industry will appeal to both students and general readers. Stretching from the "radio days" of the 1920s and 1930s and the early era of television after World War...


Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest

by Michael P. McCauley, B. Lee Artz & DeeDee Halleck

As federal funding for public broadcasting wanes and support from corporations and an elite group of viewers and listeners rises, public broadcasting's role as vox populi has come under threat. With contributions...


Performing Ethnicity, Performing Gender: Transcultural Perspectives

by Bettina Hofmann & Monika Mueller

Performance and performativity are important terms for a theorization of gender and race/ethnicity as constitutive of identity. This collection reflects the ubiquity, diversity, and (historical) locatedness...


The Media Economy

by Alan B. Albarran

The Media Economy analyzes the media industries and its activities from macro to micro levels, using concepts and theories to demonstrate the role the media plays in the economy as a whole. Representing a rapidly...


Twitter and Elections around the World: Campaigning in 140 Characters or Less

by Richard Davis, Christina Holtz Bacha & Marion R. Just

Twitter already has become an important electoral communication tool between candidates, parties and their specific constituencies. No serious candidate campaign ignores Twitter, while political party organizations...


Ethics and Communication: Global Perspectives

by Göran Collste

How do we communicate morals and values in a world that is becoming increasingly interdependent? This collection of essays explores ethics and communication with reference to specific world views and religions,...


The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media

by Maria Elena Cepeda

The Routledge Companion to Latina/o Media provides students and scholars with an indispensable overview of the domestic and transnational dynamics at play within multi-lingual Latina/o media.  The book examines...


The Rise of Transtexts: Challenges and Opportunities

by Benjamin W.L. Derhy Kurtz & Mélanie Bourdaa

This volume builds on previous notions of transmedia practices to develop the concept of transtexts, in order to account for both the industrial and user-generated contributions to the cross-media expansion...


Metro Newspaper Journalists in China: The Aspiration-Frustration-Reconciliation Framework

by Zhaoxi (Josie) Liu

This book explores how journalists at local metro papers in a south-western China metropolis give meaning to their work and how these meanings are shaped by the specific social environment within which these...


Mister Pulitzer and the Spider: Modern News from Realism to the Digital

by Kevin G. Barnhurst

Changes in news ideology from nineteenth-century realism to digital society


Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State

by Bilge Yesil

How Turkey's media environment reflects the country's dynamic political, economic, social, and cultural landscapes


Materiality and Popular Culture: The Popular Life of Things

by Anna Malinowska & Karolina Lebek

This book critically approaches contemporary meanings of materiality and discuses ways in which we understand, experience, and engage with objects through popular culture in our private, social and professional...


Star Trek: The Human Frontier

by Duncan Barrett & Michele Barrett

In a world shrunk by modern transport and communication, Star Trek has maintained the values of western maritime exploration through the discovery of 'strange new worlds' in space. Throughout its fifty-year...