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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 Media and Tourism

The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism

1st Edition

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Maria Månsson, Anne Buchmann, Cecilia Cassinger, Lena Eskilsson
July 01, 2020

The Routledge Companion to Media and Tourism provides a comprehensive overview of the research into the convergence of media and tourism and specifically investigates the concept of mediatized tourism. This companion offers a holistic look at the relationship between media and tourism by drawing...

The Routledge Companion of Local Media and Journalism

The Routledge Companion of Local Media and Journalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Agnes Gulyas, David Baines
April 27, 2020

This comprehensive edited collection provides key contributions in the field, mapping out fundamental topics and analysing current trends through an international lens. Offering a collection of invited contributions from scholars across the world, the volume is structured in seven parts, each...

The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk

The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bishnupriya Ghosh, Bhaskar Sarkar
March 18, 2020

This collection presents new work in risk media studies from critical humanities perspectives. Defining, historicizing, and consolidating current scholarship, the volume seeks to shape an emerging field, signposting its generative insights while examining its implicit assumptions. When and under...

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

1st Edition

Ernest Mathijs, Jamie Sexton
December 02, 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 Media and Class

The Routledge Companion to Media and Class

1st Edition

Erika Polson, Lynn Schofield Clark, Radhika Gajjala
December 02, 2019

This companion brings together scholars working at the intersection of media and class, with a focus on how understandings of class are changing in contemporary global media contexts. From the memes of and about working-class supporters of billionaire "populists", to well-publicized and critiqued...

The Routledge Companion to American Literary Journalism

The Routledge Companion to American Literary Journalism

1st Edition

William E. Dow, Roberta S. Maguire
November 28, 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 Disability and Media

The Routledge Companion to Disability and Media

1st Edition

Katie Ellis, Gerard Goggin, Beth Haller, Rosemary Curtis
November 20, 2019

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

The Routledge Companion to Global Television

The Routledge Companion to Global Television

1st Edition

Shawn Shimpach
November 14, 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 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...

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