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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...


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...


Feeling Film: Affect and Authenticity in Popular Cinema

by Greg Singh

This book examines the emotional encounters found in contemporary popular cinema cultures within the context of a Jungian-informed psychology.


Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age

by Alice E. Marwick

Social media technologies such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook promised a new participatory online culture. Yet, technology insider Alice Marwick contends in this insightful book, “Web 2.0” only encouraged...


Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles

by Yuezhi Zhao, Robert A. Hackett & Majid Tehranian

Democratizing Global Media explores the complex relationship between globalizing media and the spread of democracy around the world. An international, interdisciplinary group of journalists and scholars discusses...


Writing History in the Digital Age

by Jack Dougherty & Kristen Nawrotzki

Writing History in the Digital Age began as a "what-if" experiment by posing a question: How have Internet technologies influenced how historians think, teach, author, and publish? To illustrate their answer,...


The First Freedoms and America's Culture of Innovation: The Constitutional Foundations of the Aspirational Society

by Narain D. Batra

The First Freedoms and America’s Culture of Innovation explores how the triangulation of the First Freedoms, open and competitive marketplace, and global brain-and-muscle-inflow into the Unites States generates...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures

by Olu Jenzen & Sally R. Munt

With contributions from the UK and other European countries, the USA, Australia and Canada, The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures attends to the paranormal as a position from which to critique...


Informing the News

by Thomas E. Patterson

As the journalist Walter Lippmann noted nearly a century ago, democracy falters “if there is no steady supply of trustworthy and relevant news.” Today’s journalists are not providing it. Too often, reporters...


Women Take Issue: Aspects of Women's Subordination

by CCCS

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