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The Participatory Cultures Handbook

by Aaron Delwiche & Jennifer Jacobs Henderson

How did we get from Hollywood to YouTube? What makes Wikipedia so different from a traditional encyclopedia? Has blogging dismantled journalism as we know it?

Our media landscape has undergone a seismic shift...


Cultural Technologies: The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society

by Göran Bolin

The essays in this volume discuss both the culture of technology that we live in today, and culture as technology. Within the chapters of the book cultures of technology and cultural technologies are discussed,...


Fear, Cultural Anxiety, and Transformation: Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Films Remade

by John Marmysz, Scott A. Lukas & Shane Borrowman

The contributors to this volume explore the themes of fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation as expressed in remade horror, science fiction, and fantasy films. While opening on a note that emphasizes the...


The Egyptian Press and Coverage of Local and International Events

by Mohamed El-Bendary

The book focuses on the Egyptian press since Egyptian newspapers and magazines deserve study because of their large readership. Written in Cairo, the author offers an in depth analysis of the state of various...


The Presidential Debates: Fifty Years of High Risk TV

by Alan Schroeder

Alan Schroeder's popular history now covers the 2000 Bush-Gore and 2004 Bush-Kerry debates, including innovations in format and press coverage, and adds new research on televised debates since 1960. Schroeder...


Audience Economics: Media Institutions and the Audience Marketplace

by Philip M. M. Napoli

Focusing on the electronic media -- television, radio, and the Internet -- Audience Economics bridges a substantial gap in the literature by providing an integrated framework for understanding the various businesses...


Fanpire: The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it

by Tanya Erzen

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages

 

Twilight, Stephenie Meyer’s young-adult vampire romance series,...


Engaging Art: The Next Great Transformation of America's Cultural Life

by Steven J. Tepper & Bill Ivey

Engaging Art explores what it means to participate in the arts in contemporary society - from museum attendance to music downloading.  Drawing on the perspectives of experts from diverse fields (including Princeton...


Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio

by Christopher H. Sterling

Scholarly but accessible, The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.


Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life

by Gerard Goggin

Drawing on a wide range of national, regional, and international examples, this book provides the first comprehensive, accessible, and international introduction to cell phone culture and theory. Cell Phone...


Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays, Hamlet to the Tempest

by Janet Adelman

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Journalism in a Culture of Grief

by Carolyn Kitch & Janice Hume

This book considers the cultural meanings of death in American journalism and the role of journalism in interpretations and enactments of public grief, which has returned to an almost Victorian level. A number...


Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things

by Dick Hebdige

Dick Hebdige looks at the creation and consumption of objects and images as diverse as fashion and documentary photographs, 1950's streamlined cars, Italian motor scooters, 1980's 'style manuals', Biff cartoons,...


Feminist Film Studies

by Karen Hollinger

Feminist Film Studies is a readable, yet comprehensive textbook for introductory classes in feminist film theory and criticism.

Karen Hollinger provides an accessible overview of women's representation and involvement...


Best Before: Videogames, Supersession and Obsolescence

by James Newman

Best Before examines the ways in which the obsessions with technological obsolescence and supersession and an industry defined by continual innovation have effectively closed down the possibility of valuing...


The Public Relations Strategic Toolkit: An Essential Guide to Successful Public Relations Practice

by Alison Theaker & Heather Yaxley

This introduction to the critical practice of public relations offers clear guidance on successful techniques and practices within a professional context that reflects the reality of contemporary careers in...


Global Perspectives on Tarzan: From King of the Jungle to International Icon

by Annette Wannamaker & Michelle Ann Abate

This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural...


Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism: Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini's Italy

by Ora Gelley

In this exciting new book, Gelley considers the collaboration between Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman in light of the neorealist aesthetic. This study re-examines the director's postwar works in relation to the...


Contemporary Black American Cinema: Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies

by Mia Mask

Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the...


Men Who Hate Women and Women Who Kick Their Asses: Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy in Feminist Perspective

by Donna King & Carrie Lee Lee Smith

Stieg Larsson was an unabashed feminist in his personal and professional life and in the fictional world he created, but The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked...