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Lifestyle Journalism

by Folker Hanusch

Lifestyle journalism has experienced enormous growth in the media over the past two decades, but scholars in the fields of journalism and communication studies have so far paid relatively little attention to...


The Machine in Me: An Anthropologist Sits Among Computer Engineers

by Gary Lee Downey

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


The Mediation of Poverty: The News, New Media, and Politics

by Joanna Redden

The Mediation of Poverty examines the impact of digital technologies on poverty politics in Canada and the United Kingdom. As the first transnational comparison of poverty coverage, this book provides several...


Television, Religion, and Supernatural: Hunting Monsters, Finding Gods

by Erika Engstrom & Joseph M., III Valenzano

Television, Religion, and Supernatural: Hunting Monsters, Finding Gods is the first book-length treatment using a theory-based inquiry of the nuanced religious messages in Supernatural, a popular, long-running...


How to Launch a Magazine in this Digital Age

by Mary Hogarth & John Jenkins

Lively and engaging, How to Launch a Magazine in this Digital Age adopts a practical guide for students and inexperienced editors, detailing the process of setting up and launching a new publication -- be it...


Courtesans at Table: Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus

by Laura McClure

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


Wild/Lives: Trickster, Place and Liminality on Screen

by Terrie Waddell

Wild/lives draws on myth, popular culture and analytical psychology to trace the machinations of 'trickster' in contemporary film and television. This archetypal energy traditionally gravitates toward liminal...


Film After Jung: Post-Jungian Approaches to Film Theory

by Greg Singh

Popular film as a medium of communication, expression and storytelling has proved one of the most durable and fascinating cultural forms to emerge during the twentieth century, and has long been the object of...


Cult Collectors

by Lincoln Geraghty

Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise.


The Weight of Images: Affect, Body Image and Fat in the Media

by Katariina Kyrölä

The Weight of Images explores the ways in which media images can train their viewers' bodies. Proposing a shift away from an understanding of spectatorship as being constituted by acts of the mind, this book...


Children's Games in the New Media Age: Childlore, Media and the Playground

by Andrew Burn & Chris Richards

Conceived to explore the relationship between children's vernacular play cultures and their media-based play, this collection challenges two popular misconceptions: that children's play is dying out and that...


Screened Out

by Jean Baudrillard & Chris Turner

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the...


Critical Media Studies: An Introduction

by Brian L. Ott & Robert L. Mack

Fully revised to reflect today’s media environment, this new edition of Critical Media Studies offers students a comprehensive introduction to the field and demonstrates how to think critically about the power...


Technoscience and Cyberculture

by Stanley Aronowitz

Technoculture is culture--such is the proposition posited in Technoscience and Cyberculture, arguing that technology's permeation of the cultural landscape has so irrevocably reconstituted this terrain that...


Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World

by Anne Jamison & Lev Grossman

What is fanfiction, and what is it not? Why does fanfiction matter? And what makes it so important to the future of literature?

Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and...


Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic

by Lucas Hilderbrand

A Queer Film Classic on the stunning 1991 documentary about New York's drag subculture in the 1980s.


The HBO Effect

by Dean J. DeFino

No advertisers to please, no censors to placate, no commercial interruptions every eleven minutes, demanding cliffhangers to draw viewers back after the commercial breaks: HBO has re-written the rules of television;...


Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries

by Danielle Sarver Coombs

When Barack Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, took the blame for being alternately too moderate or too conservative; his vast wealth made him unappealing...


Introducing Cultural Studies

by Greg Smith, Gaynor Bagnall & Brian Longhurst

A rapidly changing world - in part driven by huge transformations in technology and mobility - means we all encounter shifting cultures, and new cultural and social interactions daily. Powerful forces such as...


Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice

by Wilma de Jong, Erik Knudsen & Jerry Rothwell

What does it mean to be a documentary filmmaker in today's world? How are new technologies changing documentary filmmaking? What new forms of documentary are emerging?

Recent technological developments have...