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The Western in the Global South

by MaryEllen Higgins, Rita Keresztesi & Dayna Oscherwitz

The Western in the Global South investigates the Western film genre's impact, migrations, and reconfigurations in the Global South. Contributors explore how cosmopolitan directors have engaged with, appropriated,...


Interactive Digital Narrative: History, Theory and Practice

by Hartmut Koenitz, Gabriele Ferri & Mads Haahr

The book is concerned with narrative in digital media that changes according to user input-Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN). It provides a broad overview of current issues and future directions in this multi-disciplinary...


Gender, Age, and Digital Games in the Domestic Context

by Alison Harvey

Western digital game play has shifted in important ways over the last decade, with a plethora of personal devices affording a range of increasingly diverse play experiences. Despite the celebration of a more...


Online Journalism Ethics: Traditions and Transitions: Traditions and Transitions

by Cecilia Friend & Jane Singer

Online media present both old and new ethical issues for journalists who must make decisions in an interactive, instantaneous environment short on normative standards or guidelines. This user-friendly book guides...


Projecting Politics: Political Messages in American Films

by Terry Christensen & Peter J. Haas

This fascinating work examines in detail the relationship between American politics and films, from Birth of a Nation to Fahrenheit 9/11. It provides a decade-by-decade survey of politics and films of all types...


Systems Analysis and Design: People, Processes, and Projects

by Keng Siau, Roger Chiang & Bill C. Hardgrave

For the last two decades, IS researchers have conducted empirical studies leading to a better understanding of the impact of Systems Analysis and Design methods in business, managerial, and cultural contexts....


Virtual Communities: 2014

by Jan Marco Leimeister & Rajagopolan Balaji

Written for both scholars and practitioners, this volume focuses on the design, management, use and impacts of Virtual Communities (VCs) from technological, social and economic perspectives. It brings together...


Digital Platforms, Imperialism and Political Culture

by Dal Yong Jin

In the networked twenty-first century, digital platforms have significantly influenced capital accumulation and digital culture. Platforms, such as social network sites (e.g. Facebook), search engines (e.g....


Sexuality in Role-Playing Games

by Ashley ML Brown

Role-playing games offer a chance to pretend, make believe, and share fantasy. They often invoke heavy themes into their game play: morality, violence, politics, spirituality, or sexuality. Although interesting...


Hollywood Action Films and Spatial Theory

by Nick Jones

This book applies the discourse of the so-called 'spatial turn' to popular contemporary cinema, in particular the action sequences of twenty-first century Hollywood productions. Tackling a variety of spatial...


Film and the American Presidency

by Jeff Menne & Christian B. Long

The contention of Film and the American Presidency is that over the twentieth century the cinema has been a silent partner in setting the parameters of what we might call the presidential imaginary. This volume...


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.


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...


Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity: In Search of the Modern?

by Zakir Hossain Raju

Throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, cinema has been adopted as a popular cultural institution in Bangladesh. At the same time, this has been the period for the articulation of modern nationhood...


Radio Audiences and Participation in the Age of Network Society

by Tiziano Bonini & Belén| Monclús

This book maps, describes and further explores all contemporary forms of interaction between radio and its public, with a specific focus on those forms of content co-creation that link producers and listeners....


Global Media, Biopolitics, and Affect: Politicizing Bodily Vulnerability

by Britta Timm Knudsen & Carsten Stage

Global Media, Biopolitics and Affect shows how mediations of bodily vulnerability have become a strong political force in contemporary societies. In discussions and struggles concerning war involvement, healthcare...


Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges & Mike Molesworth

The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society,"...


Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations

by Michael Grabowski

This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion...


The Promiscuity of Network Culture: Queer Theory and Digital Media

by Robert Payne

Liking, sharing, friending, going viral: what would it mean to recognize these current modes of media interaction as promiscuous? In a contemporary network culture characterized by a proliferation of new forms...