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The Leisure Commons: A Spatial History of Web 2.0

by Payal Arora

There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a...


Lies We Live By: Defeating Doubletalk and Deception in Advertising, Politics, and the Media

by Carl Hausman

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

by Andrea Miller, Shearon Roberts & Victoria LaPoe

Along the Gulf Coast, history is often referenced as pre-Katrina or post-Katrina. However, the natural disaster that appalled the world in 2005 has been joined by another catastrophe, this one man-made--the...


Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction

by Jonathan Hardy

How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political...


Writing and Editing for Digital Media

by Brian Carroll

Writing and Editing for Digital Media, 2nd edition, teaches students how to write effectively for digital spaces-whether crafting a story for a website, blogging or using Twitter to cover a breaking news story...


The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Presidential Campaigns

by D. Sunshine Hillygus & Todd G. Shields

The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the...


Categorization and the Moral Order (Routledge Revivals)

by Lena Jayyusi

First published in 1984, this is a study of categorization practices: how people categorize each other and their actions; how they describe, infer, and judge. The book presents a sociological analysis and description...


Communities of Practice: A Special Issue of trends in Communication

by Marleen Huysman & Peter van Baalen

In this special issue of Trends in Communication management scholars share their ideas and research findings about the use of the community concept in the areas of knowledge management, organizational learning,...


Convergence: A Special Issue of trends in Communication

by Jaap Hoogenboezem

This issue of Trends in Communication will inspire researchers to take up the matter of convergence as a topic for research. We are entering a world--literally--without technical borders, and we need to adapt...


Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate)

by Inc. Turner Classic Movies & Richard Corliss

Turner Classic Movies and film historian Richard Corliss present Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), the definitive, fully illustrated book that shares the many...


Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions

by Ben Anderson

In Encountering Affect, Ben Anderson explores why understanding affect matters and offers one account of affective life that hones in on the different ways in which affects are ordered. Intervening in debates...


Online Gambling and Crime: Causes, Controls and Controversies

by James Banks

With attention to the manner in which online gambling can be a source of criminal activity, not only on the part of players, but also criminal entrepreneurs and legitimate gambling businesses, Online Gambling...


The Memory of Sound: Preserving the Sonic Past

by Seán| Street

This book explores the connections between sound and memory across all electronic media, with a particular focus on radio. Street explores our capacity to remember through sound and how we can help ourselves...


Online Games, Social Narratives

by Esther MacCallum-Stewart

The study of online gaming is changing. It is no longer enough to analyse one type of online community in order to understand the plethora of players who take part in online worlds and the behaviours they exhibit....


Media and Social Inequality: Innovations in Community Structure Research

by John C. Pollock

This book is among the first to systematically explore the impact of community inequality on reporting political and social change. Although most journalism scholars are still fascinated by the impact of media...


Cultural Studies of Rights: Critical Articulations

by John Nguyet Erni

At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking...


Entertainment Industries: Entertainment as a Cultural System

by Alan McKee, Christy Collis & Ben Hamley

Entertainment Industries is the first book to map entertainment as a cultural system. Including work from world-renowned analysts such as Henry Jenkins and Jonathan Gray, this innovative collection explains...


Chinese Entertainment

by Kwok-Bun Chan

Scholarly studies of Chinese culture, history and society, both within and outside of China, generally pay little attention to leisure, entertainment and amusement, though it has long been known that this aspect...


Cultural Policy Review of Books

by Oliver Bennett

Cultures are shaped by many institutions and agencies, including governments, corporations, education and the media. In recent years, research into these culture-shaping activities has been increasingly associated...


Policy and the Popular

by David Looseley

The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the complexities of 'popular' culture as a category of public policy. It approaches the notions of 'cultural policy' and 'popular culture' flexibly, examining...