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Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

This extensive series from Routledge Major Works draws upon a broad range of academic interest within the diverse field of Media and Cultural Studies. The series explores key areas of research, such as Advertising and Radio and shines a spotlight on the study of Cinema, with collections analyzing the cinema of various geographic areas, including French Cinema and Chinese Cinema.

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1-10 of 27 results in Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies
  1. Japanese Cinema

    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Japanese cinema is historically one of the world’s most important national film industries and one that continues to have a significant global influence. From the Golden Age of the 1930s and the 1950s art-house success of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu to the 1960s New Wave of Imamura and Oshima and...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Information Science

    Edited by David Nicholas, Eti Herman

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Information Science is concerned with the theoretical and practical aspects of effective information provision and consumption. In particular, information scientists explore the theoretical underpinnings and practical competencies involved in the generation, collection, organization, processing,...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Early Cinema

    Edited by Richard Abel

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Especially over the past thirty years, serious research on early cinema has blossomed as never before. This rapid growth has included the establishment of international organizations such as Domitor (founded in 1987), with its biannual conferences; film festivals such as Le Giorante del cinema muto...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. British Cinema

    Edited by Robert Murphy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Serious scholarly writing and research on British cinema has burgeoned to a dizzying degree in recent decades, and this new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative reference work to enable users to navigate and make sense of the subject’s large body of scholarship,...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. French Cinema

    Edited by Phil Powrie

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Of all European cinema, the most important is French. France annually produces more films than any other European nation, and throughout its history it has been the key competitor to Hollywood; it is Cannes that matters most after the Oscars. Moreover, the study of film as an academic discipline...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Film and Gender

    Edited by Sue Thornham, Niall Richardson

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Since at least the early 1970s, when Claire Johnston observed that despite ‘the enormous emphasis placed on woman as spectacle in the cinema … woman as woman is largely absent’, the relationship of cinema to the construction of gender identities and gendered pleasures has been a central concern...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Chinese Media

    Edited by Michael Keane, Wanning Sun

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    From an area of specialist research a decade ago China’s media has become now an important element of research and teaching worldwide, not only in specific Chinese cultural studies courses at the university level but increasingly in post-graduate research and in the domain of business consultancy....

    Published July 30th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Public Relations

    Edited by Robert Heath

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Public Relations is increasingly recognized as a well-established communication and management science. Indeed, the discipline has now generated an abundance of serious scholarly research which is very wide-ranging and which continues to flourish as never before. But much of the relevant literature...

    Published June 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Sound Studies

    Edited by Michael Bull

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Sound Studies is the primary theoretical and empirical alternative to our understanding of media and culture by visual means. The field is now well established as a serious area of research and study. Concentrating on the history of audio media, Sound Studies explores the nature of sound and...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Advertising

    Edited by Iain MacRury

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Academic analysts and practitioner-theorists of advertising draw on rich and innovative multidisciplinary resources where cultural and media analysis meet economics, anthropology, semiotics, gender studies, social psychology, linguistics, and applied neuroscience. This new four-volume collection...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Visual Culture and Gender
    Edited by Annette Burfoot
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  2. Bollywood
    Edited by Rachel Dwyer
    To Be Published March 12th 2015
  3. Sharma: International Librarianship, 4-vol. set
    Edited by Ravindra N. Sharma
    To Be Published June 14th 2015
  4. Mobile Technologies, 4-vol. set
    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Rich Ling, Larissa Hjorth
    To Be Published August 24th 2015

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