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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 international communication, cultural, and media studies.

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  1. Branding Post-Communist Nations

    Marketizing National Identities in the “New” Europe

    Edited by Nadia Kaneva

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Nation branding--a set of ideas rooted in Western marketing--gained popularity in the post-communist world by promising a quick fix for the identity malaise of "transitional" societies. Since 1989, almost every country in Central and Eastern Europe has engaged in nation branding initiatives of...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Comics and the Senses

    A Multisensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels

    By Ian Hague

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Attempts to define what comics are and explain how they work have not always been successful because they are premised upon the idea that comic strips, comic books and graphic novels are inherently and almost exclusively visual. This book challenges that premise, and asserts that comics is not just...

    Published February 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Radio’s Digital Dilemma

    Broadcasting in the Twenty-First Century

    By John Nathan Anderson

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Radio's Digital Dilemma is the first comprehensive analysis of the United States’ digital radio transition, chronicling the technological and policy development of the HD Radio broadcast standard. A story laced with anxiety, ignorance, and hubris, the evolution of HD Radio pitted the nation’s...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Documentary's Awkward Turn

    Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship

    By Jason Middleton

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be adequately theorized in academic film and media studies. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a new critical paradigm to the field by presenting...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Transgender Experience

    Place, Ethnicity, and Visibility

    Edited by Chantal Zabus, David Coad

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This collection by trans and non-trans academics and artists from the United States, the UK, and continental Europe, examines how transgenderism can be conceptualized in a literary, biographical, and autobiographical framework, with emphasis on place, ethnicity and visibility. The volume covers the...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Popular Culture in Africa

    The Episteme of the Everyday

    Edited by Stephanie Newell, Onookome Okome

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Sport Beyond Television

    The Internet, Digital Media and the Rise of Networked Media Sport

    By Brett Hutchins, David Rowe

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Television is no longer the only screen delivering footage and news to people about sport. Computers, the Internet, Web, mobile and other digital media are increasingly important technologies in the production and consumption of sports media. Sport Beyond Television analyzes the changes that have...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Letters, Postcards, Email

    Technologies of Presence

    By Esther Milne

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In this original study, Milne moves between close readings of letters, postcards and emails, and investigations of the material, technological infrastructures of these forms, to answer the question: How does presence function as an aesthetic and rhetorical strategy within networked communication...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Science Fiction Film, Television, and Adaptation

    Across the Screens

    Edited by Jay Telotte, Gerald Duchovnay

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    While film and television seem to be closely allied screen media, our feature films and television series have seldom been successfully adapted across those screens. In fact, rather than functioning as portals, those allied media often seem, quite literally, screens that filter out something that...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Studying Mobile Media

    Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone

    Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Jean Burgess, Ingrid Richardson

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    The iPhone represents an important moment in both the short history of mobile media and the long history of cultural technologies. Like the Walkman of the 1980s, it marks a juncture in which notions about identity, individualism, lifestyle and sociality require rearticulation. this book ...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge