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Watching Them Be

by James Harvey

An intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the mysteries of “star presence” in cinema

“One does not go to see them act,” James Baldwin wrote about the great iconic movie stars, “one goes to watch...


The Unleashed Scandal: The End of Control in the Digital Age

by Bernhard Poerksen & Hanne Detel

In an age of ubiquitous digital media and permanent mutual observation scandals are omnipresent. Everybody can release them, everybody can become their victim. Videos on mobile phones terminate careers, Twitter...


Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences

by John Moe

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth is proof that a funny book on pop culture doesn't have to be snide and nasty. I loved everything about it.” —Jim Gaffigan

 

We all know how Darth Vader shared his big...


London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold War

by Alban Webb

From its inception in 1932, overseas broadcasting by the BBC quickly became an essential adjunct to British diplomatic and foreign policy objectives. For this reason, the World Service was considered the primary...


The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities

by Kevin Williams & Michael Mascioni

Digital Out of Home Entertainment is transforming the customer experience in shops, cinemas, museums; almost any environment where consumers are congregating. This book provides a 'state of play' exploration...


Film Genre for the Screenwriter

by Jule Selbo

Film Genre for the Screenwriter is a practical study of how classic film genre components can be used in the construction of a screenplay. Based on Jule Selbo's popular course, this accessible guide includes...


Advanced Reporting: Essential Skills for 21st Century Journalism

by Miles Maguire

News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. Advanced Reporting takes the...


China Under Western Gaze: Representing China in the British Television Documentaries 1980-2000: Representing China in the British Television Doc

by Qing Cao

This book presents a critical analysis of the images of China portrayed in British television documentaries between 1980 and 2000. The examination is contextualized within the profound transformations of the...


Shakespeare on Film

by Judith R. Buchanan

 From the earliest days of the cinema to the present, Shakespeare has offered a tempting bank of source material than the film industry has been happy to plunder. Shakespeare on Film deftly examines an extensive...


Introduction to Game Analysis

by Clara Fernández-Vara

Game analysis allows us to understand games better, providing insight into the player-game relationship, the construction of the game, and its sociocultural relevance. As the field of game studies grows, videogame...


Sacrificial Logics: Feminist Theory and the Critique of Identity

by Allison Weir

Allison Weir sets forth a concept of identity which depends on an acceptance of nonidentity, difference, and connection to others, defined as a capacity to participate in a social world. Weir argues that the...


American Representations of Post-Communism: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives

by Andaluna Borcila

With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold...


Making Chaplaincy Work: Practical Approaches

by Laurel A Burton

With compassion and commitment, practicing chaplains draw on a wide range of professional experiences and discuss principles, themes, and guidelines that have enhanced their ministries. These practical and successful...


Design for Media: A Handbook for Students and Professionals in Journalism, PR, and Advertising

by Di Hand & Steve Middleditch

This essential guide provides you with a tailored introduction to the design techniques and production practices employed in the media industry. It presents clear and relevant explanations of how to design...


Design for Media: A Handbook for Students and Professionals in Journalism, PR, and Advertising

by Di Hand & Steve Middleditch

This essential guide provides you with a tailored introduction to the design techniques and production practices employed in the media industry. It presents clear and relevant explanations of how to design...


Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context

by Paul Long & Tim Wall

Media Studies: Texts, Production, Context, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the various approaches in the field. From outlining what media studies is to encouraging active engagement in research...


Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema

by George Melnyk

Film and the City is the first comprehensive study of Canadian film and "urbanity"-the totality of urban life and culture. Building upon issues of identity formation in Canadian studies, Melnyk considers how...


Cultural Studies as Critical Theory

by Ben Agger

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations

by Marcia W. DiStaso & Denise Sevick Bortree

Given the high rate of social media use by the public, organizations are compelled to engage with key audiences through these outlets. Social media engagement requires organizations to actively participate with...


Inside Book Publishing

by Giles Clark & Angus Phillips

Now in its fifth edition, Inside Book Publishing remains the classic introduction to the book publishing industry, being both a manual for the profession for over two decades and the bestselling textbook for...