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Reconstructing the Past - Nicholas: History in the Mass Media 1890 2005

by Sian Nicholas, Tom O'Malley & Kevin Williams

Bringing together a team of history and media researchers from across Britain and Europe, this volume provides readers with a themed discussion of the range and variety of the media's engagement with history,...


Mapping the Magazine - Holmes: Comparative Studies in Magazine Journalism

by Tim Holmes

The media and more recently journalism have provided rich areas of study for many years but magazines, perhaps the most prolific single medium, have been largely ignored. Mapping The Magazine aims to redress...


TV Transformations - Lewis: Revealing the Makeover Show

by Tania Lewis

The past decade has seen an explosion of lifestyle makeover TV shows. Audiences around the world are being urged to 'renovate' everything from their homes to their pets and children while lifestyle experts on...


Baltic Musics/Baltic Musicologies: The Landscape Since 1991

by Kevin C Karnes & Joachim Braun

This volume is the first to bring together music scholars working on Baltic topics from throughout Europe, North America, and the Middle East for the purpose of exploring the impact of Nazi and Soviet occupation...


The Future of Newspapers

by Bob Franklin

The future of newspapers is hotly contested. Pessimistic pundits predict their imminent demise while others envisage a new era of participatory journalism online, with yet others advocating increased investment...


Public Art, Memorials and Atlantic

by Celeste-Marie Bernier & Judie Newman

In this collection distinguished American and European scholars, curators and artists discuss major issues concerning the representation and commemoration of slavery, as brought into sharp focus by the 2007...


Adapting to eBooks - Miller

by William Miller & Rita Pellen

Electronic books are now having a major impact on library collections. This book provides models for acquisitions policies and reports on several surveys of faculty and librarian attitudes toward e-books. It...


Picturing China in the American Press: The Visual Portrayal of Sino-American Relations in Time Magazine

by David D. Perlmutter

Picturing China is the first postDCold War intensive study comparing and contrasting press coverage of an important period in East-West relations to the 'what we know now' of archival history. The book reveals...


DIY Style: Fashion, Music and Global Digital Cultures

by Brent Luvaas

Through rich ethnographic detail and cutting-edge theory, DIY Style tells the fascinating story of an international do-it-yourself (DIY) movement through a major case study of the "indie" music and fashion scene...


Television Aesthetics and Style

by Steven Peacock & Jason Jacobs

Although Film Studies has successfully (re)turned attention to matters of style and interpretation, its sibling discipline has left the territory uncharted - until now. The question of how television operates...


Barthes "Mythologies" Today: Readings of Contemporary Culture: Readings of Contemporary Culture

by Pete Bennett & Julian McDougall

This is Barthes' seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these...


Researching Virtual Worlds: Methodologies for Studying Emergent Practices

by Louise Phillips & Ursula Plesner

This volume presents a wide range of methodological strategies that are designed to take into account the complex, emergent, and continually shifting character of virtual worlds. It interrogates how virtual...


Masculinity in Contemporary Popular Cinema: Gender as Genre

by John Alberti

This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing...


Digital Gaming Re-Imagines the Middle Ages

by Daniel T. Kline

Digital gaming's cultural significance is often minimized much in the same way that the Middle Ages are discounted as the backward and childish precursor to the modern period. Digital Gaming Reimagines the Middle...


Global Communication: New Agendas in Communication: New Agendas in Communication

by Karin Wilkins, Joe Straubhaar & Shanti Kumar

This volume interrogates what "global" means in the context of "communication," and who benefits from global communication practices and industries. Emerging scholars contribute their unique perspectives in...


Spanish Cinema in the Global Context: Film on Film: Film on Film

by Samuel Amago

Across a broad spectrum of media, markets, and national contexts, self-reflexivity continues to be a favored narrative mode with wide ranging functions. In this book Amago argues that, in addition to making...


The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies

by Jason Farman

What happens when stories meet mobile media? In this cutting-edge collection, contributors explore digital storytelling in ways that look beyond the desktop to consider how stories can be told through mobile,...


A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict

by Jake Lynch

A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict constructs an argument from first principles to identify what constitutes good journalism. It explores and synthesises key concepts from political and communication theory...


Online File Sharing: Innovations in Media Consumption: Innovations in Media Consumption

by Jonas Andersson Schwarz

It is apparent that file sharing on the Internet has become an emerging norm of media consumption-especially among young people. This book provides a critical perspective on this phenomenon, exploring issues...


Digital Media Sport: Technology and Power in the Network Society: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society

by Brett Hutchins & David Rowe

Live broadband streaming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics accounted for 2,200 of the estimated 3,600 total hours shown by the American NBC-Universal networks. At the 2012 London Olympics, unprecedented multi-platforming...