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Driver's License

by Meredith Castile

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

A classic teenage fetish object, the American driver's license has long symbolized freedom and mobility...


Drone

by Adam Rothstein

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, swarming through the networks, and soon, we're told,...


Remote Control

by Caetlin Benson-Allott

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

While we all use remote controls, we understand little about their history or their impact on our daily...


Golf Ball

by Harry Brown

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Harry Brown explores the composition, history, kinetic life, and the long deterioration of golf balls,...


Post-Object Fandom: Television, Identity and Self-narrative

by Rebecca Williams

Fandom is generally viewed as an integral part of everyday life which impacts upon how we form emotional bonds with ourselves and others in a modern, mediated world. Whilst it is inevitable for television series...


Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday

by Christine Hine

The internet has become embedded into our daily lives, no longer an esoteric phenomenon, but instead an unremarkable way of carrying out our interactions with one another. Online and offline are interwoven in...


British Historical Cinema

by Claire Monk & Amy Sargeant

Films recreating or addressing 'the past' - recent or distant, actual or imagined - have been a mainstay of British cinema since the silent era. From Elizabeth to Carry On Up The Khyber, and from the heritage-film...


Theorizing Culture: Critique

by Barbara Adam & Stuart Allan

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Photography, History, Difference

by Tanya Sheehan

Thinking differently about photography and its histories


Manufacturing the News

by Mark Fishman

There is little argument that mass media news projects a particular point of view. The question is how that bias is formed. Most media critics look to the attitudes of reporters and editors, the covert news...


Software Theory: A Cultural and Philosophical Study

by Federica Frabetti

This book engages directly in close readings of technical texts and computer code in order to show how software works. It offers an analysis of the cultural, political, and philosophical implications of software...


The Inter American Press Association: Its Fight for Freedom of the Press, 1926-1960

by Mary A. Gardner

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has been a pioneer in the concept of an inter-American professional, independent, and self-sufficient pressure group that acts on its own initiative and subsists on...


On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

by Frances Guerin

On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated...


Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media

by Christian Fuchs

Understanding social media requires us to engage with the individual and collective meanings that diverse stakeholders and participants give to platforms. It also requires us to analyse how social media companies...


Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview

by Graeme Harper, Ruth Doughty & Jochen Eisentraut

comprehensive work defining and encapsulating concepts, issues and applications in and around the use of sound in film and the cinema, media/broadcast and new media


The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet

by Molly Sauter & Ethan Zuckerman

What is Hacktivism?

In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet...


American Tantalus: Horizons, Happiness, and the Impossible Pursuits of US Literature and Culture

by Andrew Warnes

American Tantalus argues that modern US fictions often grow preoccupied by tantalisation. This keyword might seem commonplace; thesauruses, certainly, often lump it in with tease and torment in their general...


Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture

by Raka Shome

Analyzes the global circulation of white femininity through Princess Diana and other celebrity figures


Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook

by Tracy Dahlby

Tracy Dahlby is an award-winning journalist who has reported internationally as a contributor to National Geographic magazine and served as a staff correspondent for Newsweek and the Washington Post. In this...


The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt's Historic Broadcasts

by Stephen Drury Smith & Blanche Wiesen Cook

On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, as a stunned nation gathered around the radio to hear the latest about Pearl Harbor, Eleanor Roosevelt was preparing for her weekly Sunday evening national radio program....