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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...


Violence and American Cinema

by J. David Slocum

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Welcome to the Jungle: New Positions in Black Cultural Studies

by Kobena Mercer

Welcome to the Jungle brings a black British perspective to the critical reading of a wide range of cultural texts, events and experiences arising from volatile transformations in the politics of ethnicity,...


What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture

by Mark Anthony Neal

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Whores and Other Feminists

by Jill Nagle

Whores and Other Feminists fleshes out feminist politics from the perspective of sex workers--strippers, prostitutes, porn writers, producers and performers, dominatrices--and their allies. Comprising a range...


Mobile Phone Cultures

by Gerard Goggin

What do we really know about mobile phone culture? This provocative and comprehensive collection explores the cultural and media dimensions of mobile phones around the world.

An international team of contributors...


Sparta PB

by Michael Whitby

This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth...


Advertising Handbook

by Helen Powell, Jonathan Hardy & Sarah Hawkin

The Advertising Handbook is a critical introduction to the practices and perspectives of advertising. It explores the industry and those who work in it and examines the reasons why companies and organizations...


Wake of Art: Criticism, Philosophy, and the Ends of Taste

by Arthur C. Danto, Gregg Horowitz & Tom Huhn

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