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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...


Studies of Video Practices: Video at Work

by Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier & Lorenza Mondada

The last two decades have seen a rapid increase in the production and consumption of video by both professionals and amateurs. The near ubiquity of devices with video cameras and the rise of sites like YouTube...


Weapons of Mass Distraction

by Matthew Fraser

In its march to becoming the world's first hyper-power, the United States has been as dependent on its soft power - the allure of American lifestyles and culture - as it has been on the hard power of military...


Journalism Ethics and Regulation

by Chris Frost

Technology, and the democratising of news gathering, continue to change traditional journalistic practice making the path through ethical and regulatory frameworks tough to negotiate. As high-profile celebrity...


Place and Politics in Latin American Digital Culture: Location and Latin American Net Art

by Claire Taylor

This volume explores one of the central issues that has been debated in internet studies in recent years: locality, and the extent to which cultural production online can be embedded in a specific place. The...


Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

by Delia Chiaro & Raffaella Baccolini

In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field...


Routledge Companion to Mobile Media

by Gerard Goggin & Larissa Hjorth

The last decade has witnessed the rise of the cell phone from a mode of communication to an indispensable multimedia device, and this phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of mobile communication studies in media,...


Beauty, Violence, Representation

by Lisa A. Dickson & Maryna Romanets

This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music.

Charting diversifying...


10/40/70: Constraint as Liberation in the Era of Digital Film Theory

by Nicholas Rombes

A bold experiment in film theory for the digital era.


Sex on the Couch: What Freud Still Has to Teach Us about Sex and Gender

by Richard Boothby

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality

by Susan H. Mcfadden & Mark Brennan

Examine the questions of “how,” “what,” and “why” associated with religiousness and spirituality in the lives of older adults!

New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality explores...


Making Art History: A Changing Discipline and its Institutions

by Elizabeth Mansfield

Making Art History is a collection of essays by contemporary scholars on the practice and theory of art history as it responds to institutions as diverse as art galleries and museums, publishing houses and universities,...


James Cameron

by Alexandra Keller

Featuring excerpts from interviews and frame-by-frame analysis of important scenes from films such as Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic, Alexandra Keller provides the first critical study of James Cameron...


News Production: Theory and Practice

by Sarah Niblock & David Machin

Bringing to the forefront a much-needed book that bridges the gap between journalistic theory and practice, Sarah Niblock and David Machin provide here an invaluable real-life account of reporting in the context...


Globalization: The Reader

by John Benyon & David Dunkerley

Globalization: The Reader addresses the big issues: communications and global media, political economy, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, new technologies, tourism, beliefs, and identity.


Brazilian National Cinema

by Lisa Shaw & Stephanie Dennison

Brazilian cinema is one of the most influential national cinemas in Latin America and this wide-ranging study traces the evolution of Brazilian film from the silent era to the present day, including detailed...


Mad as Hell

by Dave Itzkoff

The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the iconic movie Network, which transformed the way we think about television and the way television thinks about us

“I’m mad as hell, and I'm not going to take...


Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love

by Simon Blackburn

Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behavior. But are narcissism and vanity...