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Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions


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Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions offer thorough, high-quality surveys and assessments of the major topics in the fields of media and cultural studies. All entries in each companion are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible, and cutting-edge, these companions are the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and researchers alike.

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The Routledge Companion to American Literary Journalism

The Routledge Companion to American Literary Journalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

William E. Dow, Roberta S. Maguire
December 02, 2019

Taking a thematic approach, this new companion provides an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and international study of American literary journalism.From the work of Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman to that of Joan Didion and Dorothy Parker, literary journalism is a genre that both reveals and...

The Routledge Companion to Global Television

The Routledge Companion to Global Television

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Shawn Shimpach
November 13, 2019

Featuring scholarly perspectives from around the globe and drawing on a legacy of television studies, but with an eye toward the future, this authoritative collection examines both the thoroughly global nature of television and the multiple and varied experiences that constitute television in the...

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton
November 07, 2019

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema offers an overview of the field of cult cinema – films at the margin of popular culture and art that have received exceptional cultural visibility and status mostly because they break rules, offend and challenge understandings of achievement (some are so bad...

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Katie Ellis, Gerard Goggin, Beth Haller, Rosemary Curtis
November 04, 2019

An authoritative and indispensable guide to disability and media, this thoughtfully curated collection features varied and provocative contributions from distinguished scholars alongside next-generation research leaders. Disability and media has emerged as a dynamic and exciting area of...

The Routledge Companion to Media and Scandal

The Routledge Companion to Media and Scandal

1st Edition

Howard Tumber, Silvio Waisbord
April 11, 2019

Howard Tumber is Professor in the Department of Journalism at City, University of London, UK. He is a founder and co-editor of Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. He has published widely in the field of the sociology of media and journalism. Silvio Waisbord is Professor in the School of...

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History

1st Edition

Daniel Biltereyst, Richard Maltby, Philippe Meers
February 14, 2019

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History presents the most recent approaches and methods in the study of the social experience of cinema, from its origins in vaudeville and traveling exhibitions to the multiplexes of today. Exploring its history from the perspective of the cinemagoer, the...

The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence

The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence

1st Edition

Mark J.P. Wolf
November 29, 2018

While so many books on technology look at new advances and digital technologies, The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence looks back at analog technologies that are disappearing, considering their demise and what it says about media history, pop culture, and the nature of...

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

1st Edition

Michael Bull
November 02, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies is an extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Experts from a variety of disciplines within sound studies...

The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media

The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media

1st Edition

Chris Atton
October 12, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media provides an authoritative and comprehensive examination of the diverse forms, practices and philosophies of alternative and community media across the world. The volume offers a multiplicity of perspectives to examine the reasons why...

The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies

The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies

1st Edition

Matthew Freeman, Renira Rampazzo Gambarato
October 02, 2018

Around the globe, people now engage with media content across multiple platforms, following stories, characters, worlds, brands and other information across a spectrum of media channels. This transmedia phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of transmedia studies in media, cultural studies and...

The Routledge Companion to Cinema & Gender

The Routledge Companion to Cinema & Gender

1st Edition

Kristin Lené Hole, Dijana Jelača, E. Ann Kaplan, Patrice Petro
September 28, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender comprises forty-three innovative essays that offer both an overview of and an intervention into the field of cinema and gender. The contributions in this volume address a variety of geographical and cultural contexts through an analysis of cinema, from...

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

1st Edition

Kate Oakley, Justin O'Connor
September 20, 2018

The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries is collection of contemporary scholarship that seeks to re-assert the importance of cultural production and consumption against the purely economic imperatives of the ‘creative industries’. Across 43 chapters drawn from a wide range of geographic...

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