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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...


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...


Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion

by Charlotte Bates

This interdisciplinary collection provides a set of innovative and inventive approaches to the use of video as a research method. Building on the development of visual methods across the social sciences, it...


Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions

by Stacy Takacs

Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic,...


Feminism Without Women: Culture and Criticism in a "Postfeminist" Age

by Tania Modleski

In a series of essays scrutinizing feminist and post-structuralists positions, Tania Modleski examines "the myth of postfeminism" and its operation in popular culture, especially popular film and cultural studies....


The Unleashed Scandal: The End of Control in the Digital Age

by Bernhard Poerksen & Hanne Detel

In an age of ubiquitous digital media and permanent mutual observation scandals are omnipresent. Everybody can release them, everybody can become their victim. Videos on mobile phones terminate careers, Twitter...


Cinematic Chronotopes: Here, Now, Me

by Pepita Hesselberth

The site of cinema is on the move. The extent to which technologically mediated sounds and images continue to be experienced as cinematic today is largely dependent on the intensified sense of being 'here,'...


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...


The Media and Financial Crises: Comparative and Historical Perspectives

by Steve Schifferes & Richard Roberts

The Media and Financial Crises provides unique insights into the debate on the role of the media in the global financial crisis. Coverage is inter-disciplinary, with contributions from media studies, political...


Fashion Journalism

by Julie Bradford

Fashion Journalism presents a comprehensive overview of how fashion journalism operates and how to report on fashion. Encompassing skills for print and online media, the book includes many case studies and interviews...


Ethics for Digital Journalists: Emerging Best Practices

by Lawrie Zion & David Craig

The rapid growth of online media has led to new complications in journalism ethics and practice. While traditional ethical principles may not fundamentally change when information is disseminated online, applying...


Sport, Racism and Social Media

by Neil Farrington, Lee Hall & Daniel Kilvington

Racist abuse may at one time have been hurled across the sports stadium or scrawled on a wall. But in today's social media world it can be published to millions, from almost anywhere, in an instant.

Sport,...


Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts

by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs,...


The Newspapers Handbook

by Richard Keeble & Ian Reeves

This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative...