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The Networked Young Citizen: Social Media, Political Participation and Civic Engagement

by Brian D. Loader, Ariadne Vromen & Michael Xenos

The future engagement of young citizens from a wide range of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds in democratic politics remains a crucial concern for academics, policy-makers, civics teachers and...


Fashion on Television: Identity and Celebrity Culture

by Helen Warner

Fashion on Television provides a comprehensive critical examination of the intersection between fashion, television and celebrity culture. The book brings together theoretical approaches to the symbolic force...


Getting Personal: Feminist Occasions and Other Autobiographical Acts

by Nancy K. Miller

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning: New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters

by John Hendricks & Lynda Lee Kaid

The 2008 US presidential campaign saw politicians utilizing all types of new media -- Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail, and cell phone texting - to reach voters of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic...


Television, Imagination, and Aggression: A Study of Preschoolers

by D. G. Singer & Jerome L. Singer

First Published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller

by Jack Zipes

The 2005 bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen's birth is an opportunity to re-evaluate the achievement of one of the great figures of the fairy tale and storytelling tradition, a beloved writer famous for...


Hollywood Puzzle Films

by Warren Buckland

From Inception to The Lake House, moviegoers are increasingly flocking to narratologically complex puzzle films. These puzzle movies borrow techniques-like fragmented spatio-temporal reality, time loops, unstable...


Communication Law in America

by Paul Siegel

Communication Law in America is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow overview of the complicated ways in which U.S. law determines who may say what to (and about) whom. It covers the usual content– libel, invasion...


Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press: Framing Dissent

by Sarah J. Jackson

Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception...


Serialization in Popular Culture

by Rob Allen & Thijs van den Berg

From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of...


Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction

by John Storey

In this 6th edition of his successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, John Storey has extensively revised the text throughout. As before, the book presents a clear and critical survey of...


Don't Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England

by Jack Zipes

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Understanding African American Rhetoric: Classical Origins to Contemporary Innovations

by Ronald L. Jackson II & Elaine B. Richardson

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Codes of Advertising: Fetishism and the Political Economy of Meaning in the Consumer Society

by Sut Jhally

This book examines the commercial speech of advertising as a cultural phenomenon whose social significance far exceeds its economic influence. Jhally argues that by selling viewing time to advertisers, television...


Who Let the Blogs Out?

by Biz Stone & Wil Wheaton

Blogs--or weblogs--are a huge phenomenon on the internet. From ultra-personal diary entries to specialized information on a wide variety of subjects (teen ranting to presidential campaigns), blogs are the new...


The Handbook of Media and Mass Communication Theory

by Robert S. Fortner & P. Mark Fackler

The Handbook of Media and Mass Communication Theory presents a comprehensive collection of original essays that focus on all aspects of current and classic theories and practices relating to media and mass communication....


British Propaganda and Wars of Empire: Influencing Friend and Foe 1900-2010

by Christopher Tuck & Greg Kennedy

In order to provide a better understanding of the shifting nature of influence, this volume looks at how the British government employed various forms of persuasion to achieve its goals across the twentieth...


Countercultures and Popular Music

by Sheila Whiteley & Jedediah Sklower

'Counterculture' emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential new...


Female Masochism in Film: Sexuality, Ethics and Aesthetics

by Ruth McPhee

Responses to heterosexual female masochism have ranged from neglect in theories that focus predominantly or only upon masochistic sexuality within male subjects, to condemnation from feminists who regard it...


Challenging Myths of Masculinity: Understanding Physical Cultures

by Lee F. Monaghan & Michael Atkinson

Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand...