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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: 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....


Deconstructing Brad Pitt

by Christopher Schaberg & Robert Bennett

The reactions evoked by images of and stories about Brad Pitt are many and wide-ranging: while one person might swoon or exclaim, another rolls his eyes or groans. How a single figure provokes such strong, often...


Celebrity Capital: Assessing the Value of Fame

by Barrie Gunter

Celebrities attract the attention of commercial interests and other public figures. They receive payments from sponsors to endorse brands. They are sought out to appear with politicians during election campaigns....


Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives from Nations in Transition

by Maria Raicheva-Stover & Elza Ibroscheva

Although women constitute half of the world's population, their participation in the political sphere remains problematic. While existing research on women politicians from the United States, the United Kingdom...


Cultural Science: A Natural History of Stories, Demes, Knowledge and Innovation

by John Hartley & Jason Potts

Cultural Science is a new way of thinking about culture. The book synthesises recent work across different disciplines, setting out a new, evolutionary approach to cultural studies. Engaging with scientific...


Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984 2014: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

by Clarence Page & Chris Matthews

Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page is one of the most nationally recognized and highly regarded syndicated columnists in the country, and his newest book, Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014, commemorates...


The Age of Missing Information

by Bill Mckibben

“Highly personal and original . . . McKibben goes beyond Marshall McLuhan’s theory that the medium is the message.”

——The New York Times

Imagine watching an entire day’s worth of television on every...


In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age

by Nev Schulman

From the host of MTV's #1 show Catfish comes the definitive guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world.

IN REAL LIFE: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age

As...


Occupymedia!: The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism

by Christian Fuchs

OccupyMedia! shows how Occupy activists confront capitalism and communication in a world of crisis, capitalism, surveillance and social media.


Mapping Foreign Correspondence in Europe

by Georgios Terzis

The book studies the current trends of foreign correspondence in Europe. The EU's expansion has had abundant effects on news coverage and some of the European capitals have become home to the biggest international...


The Routledge Companion to Design Research

by Paul Rodgers & Joyce Yee

The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological...


Selling Rights

by Lynette Owen

Selling Rights has firmly established itself as the leading guide to all aspects of rights sales and co-publications throughout the world. The seventh edition is substantially updated to illustrate the changes...


Understanding Communication Research Methods: A Theoretical and Practical Approach

by Stephen M. Croucher & Daniel Cronn-Mills

Comprehensive, innovative, and focused on the undergraduate student, this textbook prepares students to read and conduct research. Using an engaging how-to approach that draws from scholarship, real-life, and...


Profanity, Obscenity and the Media

by Melvin J. Lasky

In the second volume to his trilogy, Melvin J. Lasky documents the growing crisis affecting honest, thoughtful, and independent journalism in the Western world. Lasky’s examination on the use of formerly...


Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World

by Anya Schiffrin

Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption....


Media and Translation: An Interdisciplinary Approach

by Dror Abend-David

Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in publications on media and translation. In fact, there are those who believe that so much has been published in this field that any further publications...


The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy: Larry David, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Dave Chappelle

by Rick DesRochers

The Comic Offense from Vaudeville to Contemporary Comedy examines how contemporary writer/performers are influenced by the comedic vaudevillians of the early 20th century. By tracing the history and legacy of...


Media and the Ecological Crisis

by Richard Maxwell, Jon Raundalen & Nina Lager Vestberg

Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book...