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Comedia

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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21-30 of 41 results in Comedia
  1. Times of the Technoculture

    From the Information Society to the Virtual Life

    By Kevin Robins, Frank Webster

    Series: Comedia

    Times of the Technoculture explores the social and cultural impact of new technologies, tracing the origins of the information society from the coming of the machine with the industrial revolution to the development of mass production techniques in the early twentieth century.The authors look at...

    Published May 12th 1999 by Routledge

  2. Television and Common Knowledge

    Edited by Jostein Gripstrud

    Series: Comedia

    Television and Common Knowledge considers how television is and can be a vehicle for well-informed citizenship in a fragmented modern society. Grouped into thematic sections, contributors first examine how common knowledge is assumed and produced across the huge social, cultural and geographical...

    Published March 31st 1999 by Routledge

  3. Transnational Connections

    Culture, People, Places

    By Ulf Hannerz

    Series: Comedia

    This work provides an account of culture in an age of globalization. Ulf Hannerz argues that, in an ever-more interconnected world, national understandings of culture have become insufficient. He explores the implications of boundary-crossings and long-distance cultural flows for established...

    Published July 3rd 1996 by Routledge

  4. Stuart Hall

    Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies

    Edited by Kuan-Hsing Chen, David Morley

    Series: Comedia

    Stuart Hall's work has been central to the formation and development of cultural studies as an international discipline. Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies is an invaluable collection of writings by and about Stuart Hall. The book provides a representative selection of Hall's...

    Published February 7th 1996 by Routledge

  5. Television, Ethnicity and Cultural Change

    By Marie Gillespie

    Series: Comedia

    For 'ethnic minorities' in Britain, broadcast TV provides powerful representations of national and 'western' culture. In Southall - which has the largest population of 'South Asians' outside the Indian sub-continent - the VCR furnishes Hindi films, 'sacred soaps' such as the Mahabharata, and family...

    Published May 3rd 1995 by Routledge

  6. The Dynasty Years

    Hollywood Television and Critical Media Studies

    By Jostein Gripsrud

    Series: Comedia

    The Dynasty Years documents and analyses in detail 'the Dynasty phenomenon', the hotly debated success of the Hollywood-made 'Rolls Royce of a primetime soap' which heralded a profound transformation of European television.From the operatic camp of Krystle and Alexis' fight in the lilypond or the...

    Published March 1st 1995 by Routledge

  7. To Be Continued...

    Soap Operas Around the World

    By Robert C. Allen

    Series: Comedia

    To Be Continued... explores the world's most popular form of television drama; the soap opera. From Denver to Delhi, Moscow to Manchester, audiences eagerly await the next episode of As the World Turns, The Rich Also Weep or Eastenders. But the popularity of soap operas in Britain and the US pales...

    Published December 21st 1994 by Routledge

  8. Migrancy, Culture, Identity

    By Iain Chambers

    Series: Comedia

    In Migrancy, Culture, Identity, Iain Chambers unravels how our sense of place and identity is realised as we move through myriad languages, worlds and histories. The author explores the uncharted impact of cultural diversity on today's world, from the 'realistic' eye of the painter to the '...

    Published December 15th 1993 by Routledge

  9. Spectacular Bodies

    Gender, Genre and the Action Cinema

    By Yvonne Tasker

    Series: Comedia

    While films such as Rambo, Thelma and Louise and Basic Instinct have operated as major points of cultural reference in recent years, popular action cinema remains neglected within contemporary film criticism.Spectacular Bodies unravels the complexities and pleasures of a genre often dismissed as `...

    Published November 10th 1993 by Routledge

  10. Video Playtime

    The Gendering of a Leisure Technology

    By Ann Gray

    Series: Comedia

    The 1980s saw an explosion in the use of the domestic video cassette recorder (VCR), arguably the most significant new form of home entertainment technology since television. In Video Playtime Ann Gray investigates what women themselves felt about the VCR, both in terms of the ways these...

    Published November 25th 1992 by Routledge

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