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Popular Cinema and Politics in South India: The Films of MGR and Rajinikanth

by S. Rajanayagam

This work breaks new ground in the understanding of South Indian cinema and politics. Through incisive analysis and original concepts it illustrates the private, public and cinematic personas of MGR and Rajinikanth....

Transcultural Communication

by Andreas Hepp

In Transcultural Communication, Andreas Hepp provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the exciting possibilities and inevitable challenges presented by the proliferation of transcultural communication...

Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds

by Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen & Maria Mäkelä

Offering an interdisciplinary approach to narrative, this book investigates storyworlds and minds in narratives across media, from literature to digital games and reality TV, from online sadomasochism to oral...

Gender and Media: Representing, Producing, Consuming

by Tonny Krijnen & Sofie Van Bauwel

Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the City empowering or not? Why are...

Sociological Amnesia: Cross-currents in Disciplinary History

by Eric, Mr Royal Lybeck, Alex, Professor Law & Stjepan, Dr Mestrovic

The history of sociology overwhelmingly focuses on ‘the winners’ from the classical ‘canon’ - Marx, Durkheim, and Weber - to today’s most celebrated sociologists. This book strikingly demonstrates...

Global Manga: 'Japanese' Comics without Japan?

by Casey, Dr Brienza

Outside Japan, the term ‘manga’ usually refers to comics originally published in Japan. Yet nowadays many publications labelled ‘manga’ are not translations of Japanese works but rather have been wholly...

18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein: Teeing Up with Big Hitters, Hall of Famers and Legendary Talkers

by Teddy Greenstein

18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein is a collection of articles from Greenstein's Chicago Tribune column detailing his time golfing with and interviewing various sports coaches, broadcasters, and players — some...

Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up

by Philip N. Howard

Should we fear or welcome the internet's evolution? The "internet of things" is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects-eyeglasses, cars, thermostats-made smart with sensors and internet addresses. Soon...

It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality

by Michelangelo Signorile

One of the most prominent voices on LGBT rights boldly confronts the forces still standing in the way of full equality, and charts a course toward victory.

European Media in Crisis: Values, Risks and Policies

by Josef Trappel, Jeanette Steemers & Barbara Thomass

When the financial markets collapsed in 2008, the media industry was affected by a major slump in advertising revenues, and a formerly highly successful business model fell into a state of decay. This economic...

The Borders of Subculture: Resistance and the Mainstream

by Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet & Jacques Haers

This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices...

Understanding Counterplay in Video Games

by Alan F. Meades

This book offers insight into one of the most problematic and universal issues within multiplayer videogames: antisocial and oppositional play forms such as cheating, player harassment, the use of exploits,...

The Dark Side of Game Play: Controversial Issues in Playful Environments

by Torill Elvira Mortensen, Jonas Linderoth & Ashley ML Brown

Games allow players to experiment and play with subject positions, values and moral choice. In game worlds players can take on the role of antagonists; they allow us to play with behaviour that would be offensive,...

The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting

by Kristen J. Warner

This book fills a significant gap in the critical conversation on race in media by extending interrogations of racial colorblindness in American television to the industrial practices that shape what we see...

International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga: The Influence of Girl Culture

by Masami Toku

This collaborative book explores the artistic and aesthetic development of shojo, or girl, manga and discusses the significance of both shojo manga and the concept of shojo, or girl culture. It features contributions...

Nollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the Diaspora

by Noah A. Tsika

In this comprehensive study of Nollywood stardom around the world, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industry's top on-screen talents have helped Nollywood to expand beyond West Africa and into the diaspora to...

The Media Against Democracy

by Thomas Field

A radical critique of existing institutions.

Activism on the Web: Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism

by Veronica Barassi

Activism on the Web examines the everyday tensions that political activists face as they come to terms with the increasingly commercialized nature of web technologies and sheds light on an important, yet under-investigated,...

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

by Kate Oakley & Justin O'Connor

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries is collection of contemporary scholarship on the cultural industries and seeks to re-assert the importance of cultural production and consumption against the...

Monitoring the News: The Brilliant Launch and Sudden Collapse of the Monitor Channel: The Brilliant Launch and Sudden Collapse of the Monitor Channel

by Susan Bridge

In her colorful insider's account, Susan Bridge analyzes the bitter struggle that ensued when a sophisticated entrepreneurial leadership tried to diversify and reposition "The Christian Science Monitor" beyond...