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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...


Inside Family Viewing (Routledge Revivals): Ethnographic Research on Television's Audiences

by James Lull

First published in 1990, this title presents a rich account of how television intersects with family life in American and other world cultures. From an analysis of the political and cultural significance of...


French Film: Texts and Contexts

by Susan Hayward & Ginette Vincendeau

The second edition of this innovative textbook brings together leading scholars to provide detailed analyses of twenty-two key films within the canon of French cinema, from the 1920s to the 1990s. Films discussed...


Women and Radio: Airing Differences

by Caroline Mitchell

Combining classic work on radio with innovative research, journalism and biography, Women and Radio offers a variety of approaches to understanding the position of women as producers, presenters and consumers...


The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues

by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak & Sarah Harasym

Gayatri Spivak, one of our best known cultural and literary theorists, addresses a vast range of political questions with both pen and voice in this unique book. The Post-Colonial Critic brings together a selection...


Geographies of Urban Sound

by Torsten Wissmann

Taking into account both the urban soundscape and the impacts of sound on the urban dweller, this book examines sound not as a by-product of urban life, but as a fundamental part of the urban experience that...


The Politics of Social Ties: Immigrants in an Ethnic Homeland

by Mila Dragojevic

After forced migration to a country where immigrants form an ethnic majority, why do some individuals support exclusivist and nationalist political parties while others do not? Based on extensive interviews...


Embodiment and Mechanisation: Reciprocal Understandings of Body and Machine from the Renaissance to the Present

by Daniel Black

This book explores the interaction between mechanistic beliefs about human bodies and the successive technologies that have established and illustrated these beliefs. Drawing upon newer perspectives on technology...


Queering Fat Embodiment

by Cat Pausé, Jackie Wykes & Samantha Murray

Shedding light on the ways in which fat embodiment is lived, experienced, regulated and (re)produced across a range of cultural sites and contexts, Queering Fat Embodiment destabilises established ideas about...


Policy and Marketing Strategies for Digital Media

by Yu-Li Liu & Robert G. Picard

With digital media becoming ever more prevalent, it is essential to study policy and marketing strategies tailored to this new development. In this volume, contributors examine government policy for a range...


From Popular Culture to Everyday Life

by John Storey

From Popular Culture to Everyday Life presents a critical exploration of the development of everyday life as an object of study in cultural analysis, wherein John Storey addresses the way in which everyday life...


Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice

by Bridget Conor

Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters.

Author Bridget Conor considers...


Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web

by Martha McCaughey

Cyberactivism already has a rich history, but over the past decade the participatory web-with its de-centralized information/media sharing, portability, storage capacity, and user-generated content-has reshaped...


The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power

by Andrew Herman & Thomas Swiss

Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy...


The Talking Cure: TV Talk Shows and Women

by Jane M. Shattuc

The Talking Cure examines four nationally syndicated television talk shows--Donahue, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Geraldo and Sally Jessy Raphael--which are primarily devoted to feminine culture and issues. Serving...


Between Borders: Pedagogy and the Politics of Cultural Studies

by Henry A. Giroux & Peter McLaren

Informed by the belief that critical pedagogy must move beyond the classroom if it is to be truly effective, this essay collection makes clear how cultural practices--as portrayed in film, sports, and in the...