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Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice

by Andrew Ross

In Real Love, Andrew Ross, one of our preeminent social critics, explores the vital connection between economic life and cultural expression. From the consequences of cyberspace for work and play to the uses...


Impossible Bodies: Femininity and Masculinity at the Movies

by Christine Holmlund

Impossible Bodies investigates issues of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Hollywood. Examining stars from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Clint Eastwood, to Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Lopez, Holmlund...


The Photographic Image in Digital Culture

by Martin Lister

What does a new technology of images mean for the ways in which we encounter and use images in everyday life: in advertising, entertainment, news, evidence? And within our domestic and private worlds for our...


Star Gazing: Hollywood Cinema and Female Spectatorship

by Jackie Stacey

In a historical investigation of the pleasures of cinema, Star Gazing puts female spectators back into theories of spectatorship. Combining film theory with a rich body of ethnographic research, Jackie Stacey...


The Sexual Subject: Screen Reader in Sexuality

by Mandy Merck

Brings together indispensable writings on sexuality which have appeared in Screen, posing new conjunctions and making connections in one volume between debates which have spanned the last two decades in film...


Stalinism and Soviet Cinema

by Derek Spring & Richard Taylor

Stalinism and Soviet Cinema marks the first attempt to confront systematically the role and influence of Stalin and Stalinism in the history and development of Soviet cinema.

The collection provides comprehensive...


Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media: Analysis and Criticism of Unrealistic Portrayals and Their Influence

by Mary-Lou Galician

Volume offers a critical examination of the portrayals of relationships in the various media and debunks the myths perpetuated there. For courses in media criticism/media literacy, mass communication, & interpersonal...


Rhetorical and Critical Approaches to Public Relations II

by Dr Robert L Heath & Elizabeth L Toth

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


The Sound Bite Society: How Television Helps the Right and Hurts the Left

by Jeffrey Scheuer

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Performativity and Performance

by Andrew Parker & Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age

by Alice E. Marwick

Social media technologies such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook promised a new participatory online culture. Yet, technology insider Alice Marwick contends in this insightful book, “Web 2.0” only encouraged...


Media Disparity: A Gender Battleground

by Cory L. Armstrong, Julie L. Andsager & Gaye Tuchman

This book highlights the progress—or lack thereof—in media regarding portrayals of women, across genres and cultures within the twenty-first-century. Both original studies and descriptive overviews of current...


Television Aesthetics and Style

by Steven Peacock & Jason Jacobs

Although Film Studies has successfully (re)turned attention to matters of style and interpretation, its sibling discipline has left the territory uncharted - until now. The question of how television operates...


The HBO Effect

by Dean J. DeFino

No advertisers to please, no censors to placate, no commercial interruptions every eleven minutes, demanding cliffhangers to draw viewers back after the commercial breaks: HBO has re-written the rules of television;...


Ratings Analysis: Audience Measurement and Analytics

by James Webster, Patricia Phalen & Lawrence Lichty

This 4th edition of Ratings Analysis describes and explains the current audience information system that supports economic exchange in traditional and evolving electronic media markets. It provides a thoroughly...


Media Law: A User's Guide for Film and Programme Makers

by Rhonda Baker

A user's reference guide to media law offering advice on copyright, moral rights, performer's rights, contract law, defamation, contempt of court and the Official Secrets Act.


Routledge Handbook of Social Media

by Jeremy Hunsinger & Theresa M. Senft

The Social Media Handbook explores how social media are changing disciplinary understandings of the internet and our everyday lives. In addition to person-to-person social networking services like Facebook and...


Racing Cyberculture: Minoritarian Art and Cultural Politics on the Internet

by Christopher L. McGahan

Racing Cyberculture explores new media art that challenges the 'race-blind' myth of cyberspace. The particular cultural workers whose productions are addressed are the performance and installation artist Guillermo...


That or Which, and Why: A Usage Guide for Thoughtful Writers and Editors

by Evan Jenkins

That or Which, and Why is an insightful and witty guide to writing based on Evan Jenkins's long-running column 'Language Corner', compiled of brief, alphabetically arranged entries on approximately 200 major...


Mediating the Message in the 21st Century: A Media Sociology Perspective

by Pamela J. Shoemaker & Stephen D. Reese

Hailed as one of the "most significant books of the twentieth century" by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Mediating the Message has long been an essential text for media effects scholars and students...