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Capacity: The History, the World, and the Self in Contemporary Art and Criticism

by Thomas McEvilley

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Installation Art and the Practices of Archivalism

by David Houston Jones

On the leading edge of trauma and archival studies, this timely book engages with the recent growth in visual projects that respond to the archive, focusing in particular on installation art. It traces a line...


Reporting China in Africa: Media Discourses on Shifting Geopolitics

by Herman Wasserman

This book discusses the growing media engagement between China and Africa from the point of view of both these regions. The rapid increase in Sino-African contact has led to many controversies and debates in...


The Pedagogies of Cultural Studies

by Andrew Hickey

This volume provides an exploration of the manifold ways pedagogy is enacted in cultural studies practice. Pedagogy in the book comes to stand as far more than simply the "art of teaching"; contributors explore...


Roberto Busa, S. J., and the Emergence of Humanities Computing: The Priest and the Punched Cards

by Steven E. Jones

It's the founding myth of humanities computing and digital humanities: In 1949, the Italian Jesuit scholar, Roberto Busa, S.J., persuaded IBM to offer technical and financial support for the mechanized creation...


Middlebrow Cinema

by Sally Faulkner

Middlebrow Cinema challenges an often uninterrogated hostility to middlebrow culture that frequently dismisses it as conservative, which it often is not, and feminized or middle-class, which it often is. The...


Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia

by David H. Mould

Central Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history. It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth-century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography

by Paul C. Adams & Jim Craine

This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. While it has deep roots in the wider discipline, the consolidation of media geography has started...


Superheroes and Identities

by Mel Gibson, David Huxley & Joan Ormrod

Superheroes have been the major genre to emerge from comics and graphic novels, saturating popular culture with images of muscular men and sexy women. A major aspect of this genre is identity in the roles played...


Debates in Nordic Gender Studies: Differences Within

by Cecilia Asberg & Malin Rönnblom

Celebrating more than two decades of feminist theory and gender research, this book provides an essential overview of current theoretical positions, hot topics and state-of-the-art perspectives in the field...


Publishing Law

by Hugh Jones & Christopher Benson

Publishing Law is an authoritative and engaging guide to a wide range of legal issues affecting publishing today.

Hugh Jones and Christopher Benson present readers with clear and accessible guidance to the complex...


The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet

by Justin Peters

A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society—and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons—from...


Pulitzer's Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism

by Roy J. Harris

The Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal for meritorious public service is an unparalleled American media honor, awarded to news organizations for collaborative reporting that moves readers, provokes change, and advances...


Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency

by David Greenberg

The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image.

In Republic of Spin—a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics—presidential historian...


Locating Emerging Media

by Germaine R. Halegoua & Ben Aslinger

Locating Emerging Media focuses on the tensions between the local and global in the design, distribution, and use of emerging media forms, building on scholarship on the cultural geography of new media networks...


Entertainment Media and Politics: Advances in Effects-Based Research

by Robert Lance Holbert

The prominence of politically-themed entertainment is evident across the global media landscape. Given its popularity, it is important to gain a firm understanding of the mechanisms through which this diverse...


American Militarism on the Small Screen

by Anna Froula & Stacy Takacs

Anna Froula is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at East Carolina University, USA

Stacy Takacs is Associate Professor and Director of American Studies at Oklahoma State University,...


A World of Excesses: Online Games and Excessive Playing

by Faltin Karlsen

This book explores gaming culture, focusing on competent players and excessive use. Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games - specifically online gaming...


Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society: 2015/2: Double Special Issue: Back from Afghanistan: The Experiences of Soviet Afghan War Vete

by Julie Fedor

This double special issue investigates the experiences of Soviet Afghan veterans and the ongoing impact of the Soviet-Afghan war (1979-89); and the new and reconstituted narratives of martyrdom that have been...


Media Events in Web 2.0 China: Interventions of Online Activism

by Jian Xu

This book is among the first to use a “media events” framework to examine China’s Internet activism and politics, and the first study of the transformation of China’s media events through the parameter...