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Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

Cultural and media studies are now well-established as important academic disciplines and are inspiring new research into a wide range of pertinent issues. This series presents outstanding research in these subjects, helping to shape the direction of future inquiry.

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  1. A Social History of Contemporary Democratic Media

    By Jesse Drew

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    The last few decades have helped dispel the myth that media should remain driven by high-end professionals and market share. This book puts forward the concept of "communications from below" in contrast to the "globalization from above" that characterizes many new developments in international...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. American Media and the Memory of World War II

    By Debra Ramsay

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    For three generations of Americans, World War II has been a touchstone for the understanding of conflict and of America’s role in global affairs. But if World War II helped shape the perception of war for Americans, American media in turn shape the understanding and memory of World War II....

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Video, War and the Diasporic Imagination

    By Dona Kolar-Panov

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Video, War and the Diasporic Imagination is an incisive study of the loss and (re)construction of collective and personal identities in ethnic migrant communities. Focusing on the Croatian and Macedonian Communities in Western Australia, Dona Kolar-Panov documents the social and cultural changes...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Neuroscience and Media

    New Understandings and Representations

    Edited by Michael Grabowski

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion within mediated environments. The book highlights interdisciplinary and...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Media Independence

    Working with Freedom or Working for Free?

    Edited by James Bennett, Niki Strange

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Media independence is central to the organization, make-up, working practices and output of media systems across the globe. Often stemming from western notions of individual and political freedoms, independence has informed the development of media across a range of platforms: from the freedom of...

    Published December 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels

    Edited by Carolene Ayaka, Ian Hague

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don’t conform to particular...

    Published December 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Artificial Culture

    Identity, Technology, and Bodies

    By Tama Leaver

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Artificial Culture is an examination of the articulation, construction, and representation of "the artificial" in contemporary popular cultural texts, especially science fiction films and novels. The book argues that today we live in an artificial culture due to the deep and inextricable...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Media and the Ecological Crisis

    Edited by Richard Maxwell, Jon Raundalen, Nina Lager Vestberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book is informed by a fusion of scholarly, practitioner, and activist interests to inform,...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

    Edited by Matthew Rubery

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. American Representations of Post-Communism

    Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives

    By Andaluna Borcila

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold War crumbled, new narratives emerged and new geographies were produced on and by American...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge