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Spanish Cinema

by Rob Stone

From the surrealist films of Luis Buñuel to the colourful melodramas of Pedro Almodóvar, Spain has produced a wealth of exciting and distinctive film-makers who have consistently provided a condoning or dissenting...


The Western

by David Lusted

The Western introduces the novice to the pleasures and the meanings of the Western film, shares the excitement of the genre with the fan, addresses the suspicions of the cynic and develops the knowledge of...


John Ford

by Brian Spittles

John Ford is a monumental figure in Hollywood and world cinema. Throughout his long and varied career spanning the silent and sound era, he produced nearly 150 films of which Iron Horse (1924), Stagecoach (1939),...


Contemporary Us Cinema

by Michael Allen

Contemporary U.S. Cinema is a forceful exploration of the tumultuous changes that have dominated the shifting landscape of American film-making over the past three decades. From the explosive release of Easy...


Russian Cinema

by David Gillespie

Russian Cinema provides a lively and informative exploration of the film genres that developed during Russia's tumultuous history, with discussion of the work of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Mikhalkov, Paradzhanov,...


Insulting the Public?: The British Press and the European Union

by Peter J. Anderson & Tony Weymouth

Insulting the Public? examines the way in which the European Union and issues relating to it are represented to the public. Combining theoretical and empirical research, the text explores and provides an assessment...


The Media and Human Rights: The Cosmopolitan Promise

by Ekaterina Balabanova

In recent years there has been an explosion in the usage and visibility of the language of human rights, but what does this mean for the role of the media? For evolving ideas about human rights? And for the...


In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

by Darryl Mace

On August 28, 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death for allegedly flirting with a white woman at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam were...


In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

by Darryl Mace

On August 28, 1955, fourteen-year-old Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death for allegedly flirting with a white woman at a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam were...


A Press Divided: Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War

by David B. Sachsman

This book tells the story of the sharp political divisions that existed among the newspapers of the Civil War era. It discusses the roles played by newspapers in splitting the nation, newspaper coverage of the...


The 21st Century Journalism Handbook: Essential Skills for the Modern Journalist

by Tim Holmes, Sara Hadwin & Glyn Mottershead

Set against the background of the fundamental issues facing the industry today, The 21st Century Journalism Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the core principles and practices essential to the modern journalist. ...


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...


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...


No News is Bad News: Radio, Television and the Public

by Michael Bromley

This volume of collected essays provides a wide-ranging survey of the state of radio and television, especially the idea of public service broadcasting, and of news, current affairs and documentary programming...


The Horror Film

by Peter Hutchings

The Horror Film is an in-depth exploration of one of the most consistently popular, but also most disreputable, of all the mainstream film genres. Since the early 1930s there has never been a time when horror...


Quentin Tarantino

by Edward Gallafent

Quentin Tarantino is one of the best-known living American filmmakers in the world, and the story of his career has been the subject of a number of books and articles. But what do his films mean? In this new...


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...