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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...


CHINA UNDER WESTERN GAZE: REPRESENTING CHINA IN THE BRITISH TELEVISION DOCUMENTARIES 1980-2000: Representing China in the British Television Documenta

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...


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...


The Leisure Commons: A Spatial History of Web 2.0

by Payal Arora

There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a...


Lies We Live By: Defeating Doubletalk and Deception in Advertising, Politics, and the Media

by Carl Hausman

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

by Andrea Miller, Shearon Roberts & Victoria LaPoe

Along the Gulf Coast, history is often referenced as pre-Katrina or post-Katrina. However, the natural disaster that appalled the world in 2005 has been joined by another catastrophe, this one man-made--the...


Critical Political Economy of the Media: An Introduction

by Jonathan Hardy

How the media are organised and funded is central to understanding their role in society. Critical Political Economy of the Media provides a clear, comprehensive and insightful introduction to the political...


Writing and Editing for Digital Media

by Brian Carroll

Writing and Editing for Digital Media, 2nd edition, teaches students how to write effectively for digital spaces-whether crafting a story for a website, blogging or using Twitter to cover a breaking news story...


The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Presidential Campaigns

by D. Sunshine Hillygus & Todd G. Shields

The use of wedge issues such as abortion, gay marriage, and immigration has become standard political strategy in contemporary presidential campaigns. Why do candidates use such divisive appeals? Who in the...


Categorization and the Moral Order (Routledge Revivals)

by Lena Jayyusi

First published in 1984, this is a study of categorization practices: how people categorize each other and their actions; how they describe, infer, and judge. The book presents a sociological analysis and description...


Communities of Practice: A Special Issue of trends in Communication

by Marleen Huysman & Peter van Baalen

In this special issue of Trends in Communication management scholars share their ideas and research findings about the use of the community concept in the areas of knowledge management, organizational learning,...


Convergence: A Special Issue of trends in Communication

by Jaap Hoogenboezem

This issue of Trends in Communication will inspire researchers to take up the matter of convergence as a topic for research. We are entering a world--literally--without technical borders, and we need to adapt...


Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate)

by Inc. Turner Classic Movies & Richard Corliss

Turner Classic Movies and film historian Richard Corliss present Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), the definitive, fully illustrated book that shares the many...