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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...


Iconic Events: Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History

by Patricia Leavy

Iconic Events explores the social forces that have shaped the meanings around and enduring significance of events that have captured the public's imagination, including: Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, and...


Moral Panics in the Contemporary World

by Julian Petley, Chas Critcher & Jason Hughes

Moral Panics in the Contemporary World represents the best current theoretical and empirical work on the topic, taken from the international conference on moral panics held at Brunel University. The range of...


DOOM: SCARYDARKFAST

by Dan Pinchbeck

In December 1993, gaming changed forever. id Software's seminal shooter DOOM was released, and it shook the foundations of the medium. Daniel Pinchbeck brings together the complete story of DOOM for the first...


Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

by Marshall McLuhan & W. Terrence Gordon

When first published, Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century. This edition of McLuhan’s...


Pervasive Animation

by Suzanne Buchan

This new addition to the AFI Film Readers series brings together original scholarship on animation in contemporary moving image culture, from classic experimental and independent shorts to digital animation...


Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan

by Rachael Hutchinson

Censorship in Japan has seen many changes over the last 150 years and each successive system of rule has possessed its own censorship laws, regulations, and methods of enforcement. Yet what has remained constant...


Contemporary Cultural Theory: An Introduction

by Andrew Milner & Jeff Browitt

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Beauty Is Nowhere: Ethical Issues in Art and Design

by Saul Ostrow & Susan King Roth

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Reality Effect: Film Culture and the Graphic Imperative: Film Culture and the Graphic Imperative

by Joel Black

It used to be only movies were on film; now the whole world is. The most intimate and most banal moments of our lives are constantly recorded for public consumption. In The Reality Effect, Joel Black argues...


Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales Children and the Culture Industry: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry

Health and Medical Public Relations

by Myc Riggulsford

Health and Medical Public Relations takes a fresh look at media relations and news values. It examines how information about medical research from the academic, pharmaceutical and charitable sectors is disseminated...


The Audience in Everyday Life: Living in a Media World: Living in a Media World

by S. Elizabeth Bird

The Audience in Everyday Life argues that a media audience cannot be studied in front of the television alone--their interaction with media does not simply end when the set is turned off. Instead, we must study...


Say It Loud!: African American Audiences, Media and Identity

Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place