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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. 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 26th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 25th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 19th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 20th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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 March 31st 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 12th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Journalism

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Howard Tumber

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    This Major Work from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series is a four-volume set of key theoretical, empirical, and historical writings on journalism. Adopting a pluralist theoretical approach, the collection brings together the very best foundational and cutting-edge...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Subcultures

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Ken Gelder

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Subcultures attract a great deal of interest, both in popular media and in academic work. Comprehensive and fascinating, these four volumes represent work on subcultures across several disciplines: cultural history, cultural studies, criminology and sociology. Beginning by looking at accounts of...

    Published April 29th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Cultural Heritage

    Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Laurajane Smith

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Cultural Heritage is a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies. Edited by Laurajane Smith of the University of York, UK, this four-volume collection brings together the essential Anglophone literature of heritage studies. Encompassing both...

    Published December 6th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Japanese Cinema
    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer
    To Be Published September 22nd 2014
  2. Visual Culture and Gender
    Edited by Annette Burfoot
    To Be Published November 25th 2014
  3. Bollywood
    Edited by Rachel Dwyer
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  4. Sharma: International Librarianship, 4-vol. set
    Edited by Ravindra N. Sharma
    To Be Published July 14th 2015

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