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Prime Time Animation: Television Animation and American Culture

by Carol Stabile

In September 1960 a television show emerged from the mists of prehistoric time to take its place as the mother of all animated sitcoms. The Flintstones spawned dozens of imitations, just as, two decades later,...


The Photography Handbook

by Terence Wright

This second edition provides an introduction to the principles of photographic practice and theory. It explores the history of lens-based image-making and examines the medium's characteristics, scope and limitations....


The Gendered Cyborg: A Reader

by Fiona Hovenden, Linda Janes & Gill Kirkup

The Gendered Cyborg explores the relationship between representation, technoscience and gender, through the metaphor of the cyborg. The contributors argue that the figure of the cyborg offers ways of thinking...


History of British Film (Volume 4): The History of the British Film 1918 - 1929

by Rachael Low

This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making...


History of Art: A Students' Handbook

by Marcia Pointon

History of Art covers training and vocational aspects of Art History, providing a wealth of information on the different kinds of courses available on the relationship between, for example, museum and gallery...


In the Culture Society: Art, Fashion and Popular Music

by Angela McRobbie

How do different artistic and cultural practices develop in the contemporary consumer culture? Providing a new direction in cultural studies as well as a vigorous defence of the field, Angela McRobbie's new...


Media Production Agreements: A User's Guide for Film and Programme Makers

by Philip Alberstat

Media Production Agreements is an invaluable reference tool for film, television and video producers and has been written specifically for all those involved in the media industry. Providing legal information...


The European Film Production Guide: Finance - Tax - Legislation France - Germany - Italy - Spain - UK

by Arthur Andersen

The European Film Production Guide sets out in one comprehensive volume the major economic, financial and business considerations which independent producers need to bear in mind when making films in or with...


The Casablanca Man: The Cinema of Michael Curtiz

by Dr James C Robertson & James Robertson

Michael Curtiz (1888-1962) was without doubt one of the most important directors in film history, yet he has never been granted his deserved recognition and no full-scale work on him has previously been published....


Watching Dallas: Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imagination

by Ien Ang

Dallas, one of the great internationally-screened soap operas, offers us first and foremost entertainment. But what is it about Dallas that makes that entertainment so successful, and how exactly is its entertainment...


Gender, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film

Theory for Art History: Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal

by Jae Emerling

Theory for Art History provides clear and concise introductions to thirty key figures of contemporary theory: four essential predecessors - Freud, Marx, Nietzsche, and Saussure - and twenty-six major moderns...


Transnational Television History: A Comparative Approach

by Andreas Fickers & Catherine Johnson

Although television has developed into a major agent of the transnational and global flow of information and entertainment, television historiography and scholarship largely remains a national endeavour, partly...


Intermedia in South Asia: The Fourth Screen

by Rajinder Dudrah, Sangita Gopal & Amit Rai

The emergence of new media today in South Asia has signalled an event, the meaning of which remains obscure but whose reality is rapidly evolving along gradients of intensity and experience. Contemporary media...


Local Foods Global Foodways: Tasting History

by Benjamin N. Lawrance & Carolyn de la Peña

This book explores the intersection of food and foodways from global and local perspectives. The collection contributes to interdisciplinary debates about the role and movement of commodities in the historical...


Hybrid Hong Kong

by Chan Kwok-bun

Hybrid Hong Kong attempts to attract and excite the intellectual, cultural, economic and political elites as well as the intelligent laymen of Hong Kong - hopefully enough for them to take a closer look at their...


Organizations and Popular Culture: Information, Representation and Transformation

by Carl Rhodes & Simon Lilley

Throughout its history, popular mass-mediated culture has turned its attention to representing and interrogating organizational life. As early as Charlie Chaplin's cinematic classic Modern Times and as recently...


Self-Mediation Chouliaraki: New Media, Citizenship and Civil Selves

by Lilie Chouliaraki

Blogs, You Tube, citizen journalism, social networking sites and museum interactivity are but a few of the new media options available for ordinary people to express themselves in public. This intensely technological...


Internet Culture

by David Porter

The internet has recently grown from a fringe cultural phenomenon to a significant site of cultural production and transformation. Internet Culture maps this new domain of language, politics and identity, locating...


Not Just Race, Not Just Gender: Black Feminist Readings

by Valerie Smith

From the nineteenth century articulations of Sojourner Truth to contemporary thinkers like Patricia J. Williams, Black feminists have always recognized the mutual dependence of race and gender. Detailing these...