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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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21-30 of 37 results in Comedia
  1. 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 4th 1996 by Routledge

  2. 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 8th 1996 by Routledge

  3. 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 4th 1995 by Routledge

  4. 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 2nd 1995 by Routledge

  5. 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 22nd 1994 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 1993 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 1993 by Routledge

  8. 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 26th 1992 by Routledge

  9. The Consumerist Manifesto

    Advertising in Postmodern Times

    By Martin P. Davidson

    Series: Comedia

    Advertising is no longer on the defensive. It has survived the snobbery of the 50s, the conspiracy theories of the 60s and the semiology of the 70s to be embraced and apotheosised by the 80s. The Consumerist Manifesto is the first book to examine the advertising process from within the agency...

    Published July 30th 1992 by Routledge

  10. Advertising International

    The Privatisation of Public Space

    By Armand Mattelart

    Series: Comedia

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 17th 1991 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Cut `n' Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music
    By Dick Hebdige
    To Be Published July 7th 2015

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