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Remake Television: Reboot, Re-Use, Recycle

by Carlen Lavigne, Steven Gil & William Proctor

Remake Television: Reboot, Re-use, Recycle, edited by Carlen Lavigne, examines multiple definitions of television remakes, from reboots (like Charlie’s Angels) to adaptations (The Walking Dead) and sequels...


Gauchos and Foreigners: Glossing Culture and Identity in the Argentine Countryside

by Ariana Huberman

In Ariana Huberman's manuscript titled Gauchos and Foreigners: Glossing Culture and Identity in the Argentine Countryside, she discusses the relationship between the gaucho figure and the 'foreigner' in Argentine...


The Mediation of Poverty: The News, New Media, and Politics

by Joanna Redden

The Mediation of Poverty examines the impact of digital technologies on poverty politics in Canada and the United Kingdom. As the first transnational comparison of poverty coverage, this book provides several...


Courtesans at Table: Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus

by Laura McClure

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


Wild/Lives: Trickster, Place and Liminality on Screen

by Terrie Waddell

Wild/lives draws on myth, popular culture and analytical psychology to trace the machinations of 'trickster' in contemporary film and television. This archetypal energy traditionally gravitates toward liminal...


Film After Jung: Post-Jungian Approaches to Film Theory

by Greg Singh

Popular film as a medium of communication, expression and storytelling has proved one of the most durable and fascinating cultural forms to emerge during the twentieth century, and has long been the object of...


Media Entertainment: The Psychology of Its Appeal

by Dolf Zillmann & Peter Vorderer

This collection represents a systematic exploration of media entertainment from an academic perspective. Editors Zillmann and Vorderer have assembled scholars from psychology, sociology, and communication to...


Media Freedom and Pluralism

by Beata Klimkiewicz, Péter Bajomi-Lázár, Miyase Christensen & Fausto Colombo et al.

Addresses a critical analysis of major media policies in the European Union and Council of Europe at the period of profound changes affecting both media environments and use, as well as the logic of media policy-making...


Cult Collectors

by Lincoln Geraghty

Cult Collectors examines cultures of consumption and the fans who collect cult film and TV merchandise.


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...


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.


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...