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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. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Cinema

    Edited by Chris Berry

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Chinese cinema is the only non-English language cinema to have a significant global presence. From multiplex blockbusters like Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to festival hits such as Jia Zhangke’s Still Life, Chinese cinema succeeds like no other foreign-language cinema. The...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Documentary Film

    Edited by Ian Aitken

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Documentary film is cinema’s oldest form, dating back to the medium’s invention at the turn of twentieth century. From cinema’s earliest days, important documentary films and film-makers have emerged continuously and, today, interest in documentary film remains substantial, and is rapidly growing....

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Everyday Life

    Edited by Ben Highmore

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Coinciding with the massive growth of consumerism after the Second World War, ‘everyday life’ has emerged as a crucial site of scholarly exploration. The critical study of quotidian routines, rules, spaces, and objects has become a central concern for scholars working in cultural studies....

    Published October 26th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Popular Culture

    Edited by Chris Rojek

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Research in and around popular culture continues to flourish. And its study is, more than ever, a key component of Media and Communications Studies courses, and a vital part of Cultural Studies and Cultural Sociology curricula. The sheer scale of the available research exploring popular culture—and...

    Published September 20th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Fashion

    Edited by Malcolm Barnard

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Over the last forty years or so academic interest in fashion has burgeoned, and, since the 1970s at least, attempts to define, analyse, and critically explain fashion phenomena have become vital areas of research and study in almost all disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. As...

    Published July 21st 2011 by Routledge

  8. Book Publishing

    Edited by John Feather

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Books are the cornerstone of our culture. They disseminate ideas, and preserve and transmit literature. Their contents underpin great religions, and have been responsible for wars and revolutions. They lie at the heart of education and scholarship. They have brought pleasure (and some pain) to...

    Published May 4th 2011 by Routledge

  9. War and Conflict Communication

    Edited by Philip Seib

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    The close and complex relationship between conflict and communication has been vividly illustrated in work spanning the writings of Homer and Thucydides to blogs bashed out on contemporary battlefields. And in recent decades there has been a huge growth in scholarly and popular interest in the...

    Published April 1st 2010 by Routledge

  10. Radio

    Edited by Andrew Crisell

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Over the last sixty years or so academic interest in the mass media has burgeoned. It is not, perhaps, surprising that this interest at first focused principally on the visual media of film and television, where it has remained intensive. Nevertheless, serious thinking about radio soon followed....

    Published November 13th 2008 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. International Librarianship
    Edited by Ravindra N. Sharma
    To Be Published May 15th 2015
  2. Mobile Technologies
    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Rich Ling, Larissa Hjorth
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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