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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...


Making News in India: Star News and Star Ananda: Star News and Star Ananda

by Somnath Batabyal

Post-liberalisation India has witnessed a dramatic growth of the television industry as well as on-screen images of the glitz and glamour of a vibrant, 'shining' India. Through a detailed ethnographic study...


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...


Femme: Feminists Lesbians and Bad Girls: Feminists, Lesbians and Bad Girls

by Laura Harris & Elizabeth Crocker

Femme seeks to redress the ways that femme identities have been elided, idealized, or not fully historicized in a productive reconsideration of lesbian and butch-femme history, of feminism, and of queer thought....


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...


Bazin at Work: Major Essays and Reviews from the Forties and Fifties

by Andre Bazin & Bert Cardullo

Bazin's impact on film art, as theorist and critic, is considered to be greater than that of any single director, actor, or producer. He is credited with almost single-handedly establishing the study of film...


Telling Flesh: The Substance of the Corporeal

by Vicki Kirby

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Woman's Film of the 1940s: Gender, Narrative, and History: Gender, Narrative, and History

by Alison L. McKee

This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman's films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman's film and other form of cinematic...


Consuming Race

by Ben Pitcher

From the rise of Nordic noir to a taste for street food, from practices of natural gardening to the aesthetics of children's TV, contemporary culture is saturated with racial meanings. By consuming race we make...


The Handbook of Development Communication and Social Change

by Karin Wilkins, Thomas Tufte & Rafael Obregon

This valuable resource offers a wealth of practical and conceptual guidance to all those engaged in struggles for social justice around the world. It explains in accessible language and painstaking detail how...


Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

by Andrea Bachner

New communication and information technologies remain challenging for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this...