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Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts

by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs,...


The Newspapers Handbook

by Richard Keeble & Ian Reeves

This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative...


Visualization in the Age of Computerization

by Annamaria Carusi, Aud Sissel Hoel & Timothy Webmoor

Digitalization and computerization are now pervasive in science. This has deep consequences for our understanding of scientific knowledge and of the scientific process, and challenges longstanding assumptions...


Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences

by John Moe

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth is proof that a funny book on pop culture doesn't have to be snide and nasty. I loved everything about it.” —Jim Gaffigan

 

We all know how Darth Vader shared his big...


Charisma and Patronage: Reasoning with Max Weber

by Andrew D. McCulloch

A detailed and richly illustrated analysis of charisma and the political and cultural conditions in which charismatic figures arise, this work of historical sociology critically engages with Max Weber's ambiguous...


Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Media

by Karin Eli & Stanley Ulijaszek

How do the media represent obesity and eating disorders? How are these representations related to one another? And how do the news media select which scientific findings and policy decisions to report? Multi-disciplinary...


London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold War

by Alban Webb

From its inception in 1932, overseas broadcasting by the BBC quickly became an essential adjunct to British diplomatic and foreign policy objectives. For this reason, the World Service was considered the primary...


Global Pop: World Music World Markets: World Music, World Markets

by Timothy D Taylor

Global Pop examines the rise of "world musics" and "world beat", and some of the musicians associated with these new genres such as Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Johnny Clegg. Drawing on a wide...


Locative Media

by Rowan Wilken & Gerard Goggin

Not only is locative media one of the fastest growing areas in digital technology, but questions of location and location-awareness are increasingly central to our contemporary engagements with online and mobile...


The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities

by Kevin Williams & Michael Mascioni

Digital Out of Home Entertainment is transforming the customer experience in shops, cinemas, museums; almost any environment where consumers are congregating. This book provides a 'state of play' exploration...


Film Genre for the Screenwriter

by Jule Selbo

Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo's popular course, this accessible guide includes...


Advanced Reporting: Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism

by Miles Maguire

News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the...


China Under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries 1980â¿¿2000

by Qing Cao

This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the...


Shakespeare on Film

by Judith R. Buchanan

 From the earliest days of the cinema to the present, Shakespeare has offered a tempting bank of source material than the film industry has been happy to plunder. Shakespeare on Film deftly examines an extensive...


Mediating and Remediating Death

by Dorthe Refslund Christensen & Kjetil Sandvik

Presenting rich, new interdisciplinary empirical case studies and fieldwork from the US and Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Mediating and Remediating Death shows how different media forms...


Beyond Hate: White Power and Popular Culture

by C. Richard King & David J. Leonard

Drawing on a range of new media sources, including websites, chat rooms, blogs and forums, this book explores the concerns expressed by advocates of white power, with regard to racial hierarchy and social order,...


Introduction to Game Analysis

by Clara Fernández-Vara

Game analysis allows us to understand games better, providing insight into the player-game relationship, the construction of the game, and its sociocultural relevance. As the field of game studies grows, videogame...


Sacrificial Logics: Feminist Theory and the Critique of Identity

by Allison Weir

Allison Weir sets forth a concept of identity which depends on an acceptance of nonidentity, difference, and connection to others, defined as a capacity to participate in a social world. Weir argues that the...


Australian Television Culture

by Tom O'Regan

Australian television has been transformed over the past decade. Australian Television Culture is the first book to offer a comprehensive analysis of the fundamental changes of this period. It is also the first...


American Representations of Post-Communism: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narrat

by Andaluna Borcila

With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold...