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The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power

by Andrew Herman & Thomas Swiss

Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy...


Place and Politics in Latin American Digital Culture: Location and Latin American Net Art

by Claire Taylor

This volume explores one of the central issues that has been debated in internet studies in recent years: locality, and the extent to which cultural production online can be embedded in a specific place. The...


Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

by Delia Chiaro & Raffaella Baccolini

In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field...


The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media

by Gerard Goggin & Larissa Hjorth

The last decade has witnessed the rise of the cell phone from a mode of communication to an indispensable multimedia device, and this phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of mobile communication studies in media,...


Beauty, Violence, Representation

by Lisa A. Dickson & Maryna Romanets

This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music.

Charting diversifying...


Sex on the Couch: What Freud Still Has To Teach Us About Sex and Gender

by Richard Boothby

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


New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality

by Susan H. Mcfadden & Mark Brennan

Examine the questions of “how,” “what,” and “why” associated with religiousness and spirituality in the lives of older adults!

New Directions in the Study of Late Life Religiousness and Spirituality explores...


Making Art History: A Changing Discipline and its Institutions

by Elizabeth Mansfield

Making Art History is a collection of essays by contemporary scholars on the practice and theory of art history as it responds to institutions as diverse as art galleries and museums, publishing houses and universities,...


James Cameron

by Alexandra Keller

Featuring excerpts from interviews and frame-by-frame analysis of important scenes from films such as Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, and Titanic, Alexandra Keller provides the first critical study of James Cameron...


News Production: Theory and Practice

by Sarah Niblock & David Machin

Bringing to the forefront a much-needed book that bridges the gap between journalistic theory and practice, Sarah Niblock and David Machin provide here an invaluable real-life account of reporting in the context...


Globalization: The Reader

by John Benyon & David Dunkerley

Globalization: The Reader addresses the big issues: communications and global media, political economy, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, new technologies, tourism, beliefs, and identity.


Brazilian National Cinema

by Lisa Shaw & Stephanie Dennison

Brazilian cinema is one of the most influential national cinemas in Latin America and this wide-ranging study traces the evolution of Brazilian film from the silent era to the present day, including detailed...


Cultural Studies As Critical Theory

by Ben Agger

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Embodiment and Mechanisation: Reciprocal Understandings of Body and Machine from the Renaissance to the Present

by Daniel Black

Drawing on philosophical, neurological and cultural answers to the question of what constitutes a body, this book explores the interaction between mechanistic beliefs about human bodies and the successive technologies...


Researching for the Media: Television, Radio and Journalism

by Adele Emm

Researching for the Media: Television, Radio and Journalism is an essential guide to researching for the media industry. It explains the role of the researcher and journalist within radio, television and journalism...


Media and the Sexualization of Childhood

by Barrie Gunter

Media and the Sexualization of Childhood examines the on-going debates surrounding the prominence of sexual themes in children's lives, from clothes and accessories, toys and games, to music, entertainment media,...


Queering Fat Embodiment

by Cat Pausé, Jackie Wykes & Samantha Murray

Cultural anxieties about fatness and the attendant stigmatisation of fat bodies, have lent a medical authority and cultural legitimacy to what can be described as ‘fat-phobia’. Against the backdrop of the...


Multimodal Epistemologies: Towards an Integrated Framework

by Arianna Maiorani & Christine Christie

This volume develops a new multimodal semiotic approach to the study of communication, examining how multimodal discourse is construed transmedially and interculturally and how new technologies and cultural...


Political Communication Online: Structures, Functions, and Challenges

by Ognyan Seizov

The impact of the Internet on political communication has been significant and multifaceted: it expanded the reach of political messages; opened the floodgates of decontextualization and intercultural misunderstanding;...


Inside Family Viewing (Routledge Revivals): Ethnographic Research on Television's Audiences

by James Lull

First published in 1990, this title presents a rich account of how television intersects with family life in American and other world cultures. From an analysis of the political and cultural significance of...