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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. Beauty, Violence, Representation

    Edited by Lisa A. Dickson, Maryna Romanets

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music. Charting diversifying interests in the subject of violence and beauty, dealing with the multiple inflections...

    Published July 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Adaptation Industry

    The Cultural Economy of Contemporary Literary Adaptation

    By Simone Murray

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Adaptation constitutes the driving force of contemporary culture, with stories adapted across an array of media formats. However, adaptation studies has been concerned almost exclusively with textual analysis, in particular with compare-and-contrast studies of individual novel and film pairings....

    Published July 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet

    By Olga Goriunova

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In this book, Goriunova offers a critical analysis of the processes that produce digital culture. Digital cultures thrive on creativity, developing new forces of organization to overcome repetition and reach brilliance. In order to understand the processes that produce culture, the author...

    Published July 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Violence, Visual Culture, and the Black Male Body

    By Cassandra Jackson

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    From early photographs of disfigured slaves to contemporary representations of bullet-riddled rappers, images of wounded black men have long permeated American culture. While scholars have fittingly focused on the ever-present figure of the hypermasculine black male, little consideration has...

    Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Barthes’ "Mythologies" Today

    Readings of Contemporary Culture

    Edited by Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is Barthes’ seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture. Leading...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Digital Media Sport

    Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society

    Edited by Brett Hutchins, David Rowe

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Live broadband streaming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics accounted for 2,200 of the estimated 3,600 total hours shown by the American NBC-Universal networks. At the 2012 London Olympics, unprecedented multi-platforming embraced online, mobile devices, game consoles and broadcast television, with the...

    Published June 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 18th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Reading Beyond the Book

    The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture

    By Danielle Fuller, DeNel Rehberg Sedo

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Moral Panics, Social Fears, and the Media

    Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Siân Nicholas, Tom O'Malley

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    The media have always played a central role in organising the way ideas flow through societies. But what happens when those ideas are disruptive to normal social relations? Bringing together work by scholars in history, media and cultural studies and sociology, this collection explores this role in...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    Edited by Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume pursues a new line of research in cultural memory studies by understanding memory as a performative act in art and popular culture. The authors take their cue from the observation that art and popular culture enact memory and generate processes of memory. They do memory, and in this...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge