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Series Editor: David Morley

The Comedia series features new theoretical and empirical work exploring the dynamics of the arts and culture industries, and addressing critical issues in the field of contemporary popular culture: issues of production, design, marketing, and consumption. While the principle focus is contemporary, the series also offers historical, educational, and policy-oriented perspectives across a broad range of media and cultural forms, from the news media to the visual arts.

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11-20 of 41 results in Comedia
  1. Watching with The Simpsons

    Television, Parody, and Intertextuality

    By Jonathan Gray

    Series: Comedia

    Using our favourite Springfield family as a case study, Watching with The Simpsons examines the textual and social role of parody in offering critical commentary on other television programs and genres. Jonathan Gray brings together textual theory, discussions of television and the public sphere,...

    Published November 30th 2005 by Routledge

  2. Media/Theory

    Thinking about Media and Communications

    By Shaun Moores

    Series: Comedia

    From an established author with a growing international profile in media studies, Media/Theory is an accessible yet challenging guide to ways of thinking about media and communications in modern life. Shaun Moores draws on ideas from a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and...

    Published July 13th 2005 by Routledge

  3. Open the Box

    About Television

    By Jane Root

    Series: Comedia

    Television viewers are often labelled as addicts or zombies who avidly lap up a daily diet of soap operas and quiz shows. This heavily illustrated book breaks down these stereotypes....

    Published June 27th 2005 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of Heritage

    The Legacies of Race

    Edited by Jo Littler, Roshi Naidoo

    Series: Comedia

    While 'social inclusion' and 'cultural diversity' circulate frenetically as buzzwords, are we really ready to accept that ideas about 'race' and 'ethnicity', rather than being a peripheral concern, are at the core of how a nation's heritage is represented and imagined?This book interrogates just...

    Published February 6th 2005 by Routledge

  5. A Game of Two Halves

    Football Fandom, Television and Globalisation

    By Cornel Sandvoss

    Series: Comedia

    Professional football is one of the most popular television 'genres' worldwide, attracting the support of millions of fans, and the sponsorship of powerful companies. In A Game of Two Halves, Sandvoss considers football's relationship with television, its links with transnational capitalism, and...

    Published September 10th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Impossible Bodies

    Femininity and Masculinity at the Movies

    By Christine Holmlund

    Series: Comedia

    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 focuses on actors whose physique or appearance marks them as unusual or exceptional,...

    Published December 19th 2001 by Routledge

  7. Culture after Humanism

    History, Culture, Subjectivity

    By Iain Chambers

    Series: Comedia

    Culture After Humanism asks what happens to the authority of traditional western modes of thought in the wake of postmodernist theories of language and identity. Drawing on examples from music, architecture, literature, philosophy and art, Iain Chambers investigates moments of tension,...

    Published July 4th 2001 by Routledge

  8. Home Territories

    Media, Mobility and Identity

    By David Morley

    Series: Comedia

    Home Territories examines how traditional ideas of home, homeland and nation have been destabilised both by new patterns of migration and by new communication technologies which routinely transgress the symbolic boundaries around both the private household and the nation state. David Morley...

    Published August 30th 2000 by Routledge

  9. The Place of Media Power

    Pilgrims and Witnesses of the Media Age

    By Nick Couldry

    Series: Comedia

    This fascinating study focuses on an area neglected in previous studies of the media: the meetings between ordinary people and the media. Couldry explores what happens when people who normally consume the media witness media processes in action, or even become the object of media attention...

    Published December 22nd 1999 by Routledge

  10. Black British Culture and Society

    A Text Reader

    Edited by Kwesi Owusu

    Series: Comedia

    Black British Culture and Society brings together in one indispensable volume key writings on the Black community in Britain, from the 'Windrush' immigrations of the late 1940s and 1950s to contemporary multicultural Britain. Combining classic writings on Black British life with new, specially...

    Published October 31st 1999 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Cut `n' Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music
    By Dick Hebdige
    To Be Published December 15th 2014

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