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The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry

by Sarah Dewis

Through close readings of individual serials and books Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic discourse. Vilified during their...


Television, Religion, and Supernatural: Hunting Monsters, Finding Gods

by Erika Engstrom & Joseph M., III Valenzano

Television, Religion, and Supernatural: Hunting Monsters, Finding Gods is the first book-length treatment using a theory-based inquiry of the nuanced religious messages in Supernatural, a popular, long-running...


Art in the Asia-Pacific: Intimate Publics

by Larissa Hjorth, Natalie King & Mami Kataoka

As social, locative, and mobile media render the intimate public and the public intimate, this volume interrogates how this phenomenon impacts art practice and politics. Contributors bring together the worlds...


Japanese Cinema: Texts and Contexts

by Alastair Phillips & Julian Stringer

Japanese Cinema includes twenty-four chapters on key films of Japanese cinema, from the silent era to the present day, providing a comprehensive introduction to Japanese cinema history and Japanese culture...


Cases in Public Relations Management: The Rise of Social Media and Activism

by Patricia Swann

Developed for advanced students in public relations, Cases in Public Relations Management uses recent cases in public relations that had outcomes varying from expected to unsuccessful. The text challenges students...


Belo: From Newspapers to New Media

by Judith Garrett Segura

Founded in Galveston in 1842 with the launch of the Daily News, the Belo Corporation entered the twenty-first century as a powerhouse conglomerate, owning four daily newspapers (including the Dallas Morning...


Brown Tide Rising: Metaphors of Latinos in Contemporary American Public Discourse

by Otto Santa Ana

"...awash under a brown tide...the relentless flow of immigrants..like waves on a beach, these human flows are remaking the face of America...." Since 1993, metaphorical language such as this has permeated mainstream...


Inequity in the Technopolis: Race, Class, Gender, and the Digital Divide in Austin

by Joseph Straubhaar, Jeremiah Spence & Zeynep Tufekci

Over the past few decades, Austin, Texas, has made a concerted effort to develop into a "technopolis," becoming home to companies such as Dell and numerous start-ups in the 1990s. It has been a model for other...


Border Radio: Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves, Revised Edition

by Gene Fowler & Bill Crawford

Before the Internet brought the world together, there was border radio. These mega-watt "border blaster" stations, set up just across the Mexican border to evade U.S. regulations, beamed programming across the...


The First Texas News Barons

by Patrick Cox

Newspaper publishers played a crucial role in transforming Texas into a modern state. By promoting expanded industrialization and urbanization, as well as a more modern image of Texas as a southwestern, rather...


Harry Reasoner: A Life in the News

by Douglass K. Daniel

Harry Reasoner was one of the most trusted and well-liked journalists of the golden age of network television news. Whether anchoring the evening newscast on CBS in the 1960s or on ABC in the 1970s, providing...


Latin Politics, Global Media

by Elizabeth Fox & Silvio Waisbord

The globalization of media industries that began during the 1980s and 1990s occurred at the same time as the establishment of or return to democratic forms of government in many Latin American countries. In...


10/40/70: Constraint as Liberation in the Era of Digital Film Theory

by Nicholas Rombes

A bold experiment in film theory for the digital era.


Television and the Meaning of 'Live': An Enquiry into the Human Situation

by Paddy Scannell

This book is about the question of existence, the meaning of ‘life’. It is an enquiry into the contemporary human situation as disclosed by television.

The elementary components of any real-world situation...


Beyond Consumer Capitalism: Media and the Limits to Imagination

by Justin Lewis

Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics and our culture. Yet there is a growing body of research from a range of disciplines that suggests that consumer capitalism may be past its sell-by date....


Who Let the Blogs Out?

by Biz Stone & Wil Wheaton

Blogs--or weblogs--are a huge phenomenon on the internet. From ultra-personal diary entries to specialized information on a wide variety of subjects (teen ranting to presidential campaigns), blogs are the new...


Technoscience and Cyberculture

by Stanley Aronowitz

Technoculture is culture--such is the proposition posited in Technoscience and Cyberculture, arguing that technology's permeation of the cultural landscape has so irrevocably reconstituted this terrain that...


The Persistence of History: Cinema, Television and the Modern Event

by Vivian Sobchack

The Persistence of History examines how the moving image has completely altered traditional modes of historical thought and representation. Exploring a range of film and video texts, from The Ten Commandments...


Mass Culture and Everyday Life

by Peter Gibian

Mass Culture and Everyday Life is a collection of lively work from the small but seminal journal Tabloid. The book offers a clarification of the study of mass culture as it transforms daily life, providing a...


Songs in the Key of Black Life: A Rhythm and Blues Nation

by Mark Anthony Neal

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.