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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...


Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting

by David B. Sachsman & David W. Bulla

In this book David B. Sachsman and David W. Bulla have gathered a colorful collection of essays exploring sensationalism in nineteenth-century newspaper reporting. The contributors analyze the role of sensationalism...


Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad

by Brett Martin

A revealing look at the shows that helped TV emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation....


The Boys on the Bus

by Timothy Crouse & Hunter S. Thompson

Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols.

Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from...


Advertising, Sex, and Post-Socialism: Women, Media, and Femininity in the Balkans

by Elza Ibroscheva

The book traces the evolution of gender ideologies in the Balkans, through emancipating women’s roles during socialism and into the proliferation and normalization of hyper-sexualized images of women in advertising...


The Cinema of Michael Mann

by Steven Rybin

The Cinema of Michael Mann traces the work of this important Hollywood director through a critical study of his film style and its relationship to genre, film criticism, auteurism, and historical context. The...


Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History

by Natalya Lusty & Helen Groth

Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History explores the dream as a distinctively modern object of inquiry and as a fundamental aspect of identity and culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

While...


The Public Space of Social Media: Connected Cultures of the Network Society

by Therese Tierney

Social media is restructuring urban practices-through ad-hoc experimentation, commercial software development, and communities of participation. This book is the first to consider how practices contained within...


Mobile Media Practices, Presence and Politics: The Challenge of Being Seamlessly Mobile: The Challenge of Being Seamlessly Mobile

by Kathleen M. Cumiskey & Larissa Hjorth

As an example of convergence, the mobile phone-especially in the form of smartphone-is now ushering in new promises of seamlessness between engagement with technology and everyday common experiences. This seamlessness...