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New and Published Books

  1. Alphabet to Internet

    Media in Our Lives, 3rd Edition

    By Irving Fang

    What Greek philosopher thought writing would harm a student’s memory? Was the poet Byron’s daughter the first computer programmer? Who plays more video games, women over 18 or teenage boys? In Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives, Irving Fang looks at each medium of communication through the...

    Published November 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. LEGO Studies

    Examining the Building Blocks of a Transmedial Phenomenon

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    Since the "Automatic Binding Bricks" that LEGO produced in 1949, and the LEGO "System of Play" that began with the release of Town Plan No. 1 (1955), LEGO bricks have gone on to become a global phenomenon, and the favorite building toy of children, as well as many an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO). LEGO...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. China Online

    Locating Society in Online Spaces

    Edited by Peter Marolt, David Kurt Herold

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The Chinese internet is driving change across all facets of social life, and scholars have grown mindful that online and offline spaces have become interdependent and inseparable dimensions of social, political, economic, and cultural activity. This book showcases the richness and diversity of...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Modernization, Nation-Building, and Television History

    Edited by Stewart Anderson, Melissa Chakars

    Series: Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

    This innovative collection investigates the ways in which television programs around the world have highlighted modernization and encouraged nation-building. It is an attempt to catalogue and better understand the contours of this phenomenon, which took place as television developed and expanded in...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Interrogating Popular Culture

    Key Questions

    By Stacy Takacs

    Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic, contradictory, and hard to pin down, Stacy Takacs explores the field through a survey of...

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. K-pop – The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

    Edited by JungBong Choi, Roald Maliangkay

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea’s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the European Economic Crisis

    the case of Ireland

    By Julien Mercille

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The European economic crisis has been ongoing since 2008 and while austerity has spread over the continent, it has failed to revive economies. The media have played an important ideological role in presenting the policies of economic and political elites in a favourable light, even if the latter’s...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Media and Financial Crises

    Comparative and Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Steve Schifferes, Richard Roberts

    The Media and Financial Crises provides unique insights into the debate on the role of the media in the global financial crisis. Coverage is inter-disciplinary, with contributions from media studies, political economy and journalists themselves. It features a wide range of countries, including the...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Press Freedom in Africa

    Comparative perspectives

    Edited by Herman Wasserman

    This book gives an overview of current debates surrounding press freedom in Africa in response to ongoing contestations between media and governments on the continent. Through case studies of individual African countries as well as international comparisons, a wide range of global contributors...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Journalism and Conflict in Indonesia

    From Reporting Violence to Promoting Peace

    By Steve Sharp

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book examines, through the case study of Indonesia over recent decades, how the reporting of violence can drive the escalation of violence, and how journalists can alter their reporting practices in order to have the opposite effect and promote peace. It discusses the nature of press freedom...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge