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Mad as Hell

by Dave Itzkoff

The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the iconic movie Network, which transformed the way we think about television and the way television thinks about us

“I’m mad as hell, and I'm not going to take...


Rapture Ready!: Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture

by Daniel Radosh

What does it mean when a band is judged by how hard they pray rather than how hard they rock? Would Jesus buy "Jesus junk" or wear "witness wear"? What do Christian skate parks, raves, and romance novels say...


Introducing Cultural Studies

by Greg Smith, Gaynor Bagnall & Brian Longhurst

A rapidly changing world - in part driven by huge transformations in technology and mobility - means we all encounter shifting cultures, and new cultural and social interactions daily. Powerful forces such as...


Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice

by Wilma de Jong, Erik Knudsen & Jerry Rothwell

What does it mean to be a documentary filmmaker in today's world? How are new technologies changing documentary filmmaking? What new forms of documentary are emerging?

Recent technological developments have...


Feeling Film: Affect and Authenticity in Popular Cinema

by Greg Singh

This book examines the emotional encounters found in contemporary popular cinema cultures within the context of a Jungian-informed psychology.


The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow's Headlines

by Loren Coleman

VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE BEGETS VIOLENCE...

A disturbed student shoots up his classroom -- and suddenly a wave of mass murder is sweeping through our nation's schools. A young child is taken from her home --...


Star Trek: The Magic of Tribbles

by Terry J. Erdmann, Gary Hutzel & Paula M. Block

Originally conceived of more than thirty-five years ago, these dimunitive creatures have become stars in their own right. With uncanny grace and ease they have won hearts and upstaged stars.

They are tribbles....


The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism

by Dean Starkman

In this sweeping, incisive study, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. Dividing journalism...


Women Take Issue: Aspects of Women's Subordination

by CCCS

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Making Histories: Studies in History-Writing and Politics

by CCCS

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Screened Out

by Jean Baudrillard & Chris Turner

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the...


Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War

by Howard Kurtz

Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings: They were on a first-name basis with the country for a generation, leading viewers through moments of triumph and tragedy. But now that a new generation has succeeded...


Sports Talk: A Journey Inside the World of Sports Talk Radio

by Alan Eisenstock

A Journey inside the World of Sports Talk Radio

Their voices explode over the airwaves -- with names like Mike and the Mad Dog, the Stinkin' Genius, Hacksaw, and JT the Brick. They broadcast in drive time and...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures

by Olu Jenzen & Sally R. Munt

With contributions from the UK and other European countries, the USA, Australia and Canada, The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures attends to the paranormal as a position from which to critique...


The Archive Effect: Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History

by Jaimie Baron

The Archive Effect: Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History examines the problems of representation inherent in the appropriation of archival film and video footage for historical purposes. Baron...


Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween

by Melissa Atkins Wardy & Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Containing practical, specific parenting advice; strategies for effecting change with educators, store managers, corporations, and more; and tips for challenging and changing the media, this essential guide...


Critical Media Studies: An Introduction

by Brian L. Ott & Robert L. Mack

Fully revised to reflect today’s media environment, this new edition of Critical Media Studies offers students a comprehensive introduction to the field and demonstrates how to think critically about the power...


The Culture of Digital Fighting Games: Performance and Practice

by Todd Harper

This book examines the complex network of influences that collide in the culture of digital fighting games. Players from all over the world engage in competitive combat with one another, forming communities...


Libraries, Literatures, and Archives

by Sas Mays

Not only does the library have a long and complex history and politics, but it has an ambivalent presence in Western culture - both a site of positive knowledge and a site of error, confusion, and loss. Nevertheless,...


Negotiating the Mediated City: Everyday Encounters with Public Screens: Everyday Encounters with Public Screens

by Zlatan Krajina

This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines...