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New and Published Books

  1. Introduction to Game Analysis

    By Clara Fernández-Vara

    Game analysis allows us to understand games better, providing insight into the player-game relationship, the construction of the game, and its sociocultural relevance. As the field of game studies grows, videogame writing is evolving from the mere evaluation of gameplay, graphics, sound, and...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Entertainment Industries

    Entertainment as a Cultural System

    Edited by Alan McKee, Christy Collis, Ben Hamley

    Entertainment Industries is the first book to map entertainment as a cultural system. Including work from world-renowned analysts such as Henry Jenkins and Jonathan Gray, this innovative collection explains what entertainment is and how it works. Entertainment is audience-centred culture. The...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary Black American Cinema

    Race, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies

    Edited by Mia Mask

    Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies,...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. American Representations of Post-Communism

    Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives

    By Andaluna Borcila

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold War crumbled, new narratives emerged and new geographies were produced on and by American...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Online Games, Social Narratives

    By Esther MacCallum-Stewart

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    The study of online gaming is changing. It is no longer enough to analyse one type of online community in order to understand the plethora of players who take part in online worlds and the behaviours they exhibit. MacCallum-Stewart studies the different ways in which online games create social...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Memory of Sound

    Preserving the Sonic Past

    By Seán Street

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This book explores the connections between sound and memory across all electronic media, with a particular focus on radio. Street explores our capacity to remember through sound and how we can help ourselves preserve a sense of self through the continuity of memory. In so doing, he analyzes how the...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Digitized Lives

    Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era

    By T.V. Reed

    In a remarkably short period of time the Internet and associated digital communication technologies have deeply changed the way millions of people around the globe live their lives. But what is the nature of that impact? In chapters examining a broad range of issues—including sexuality, politics,...

    Published June 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press

    Framing Dissent

    By Sarah J. Jackson

    Series: Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

    Shifting understandings and ongoing conversations about race, celebrity, and protest in the twenty-first century call for a closer examination of the evolution of dissent by black celebrities and their reception in the public sphere. This book focuses on the way the mainstream and black press have...

    Published June 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Serialization in Popular Culture

    Edited by Rob Allen, Thijs van den Berg

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    From prime-time television shows and graphic novels to the development of computer game expansion packs, the recent explosion of popular serials has provoked renewed interest in the history and economics of serialization, as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, viewers, and gamers....

    Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Media, Religion and Culture

    An Introduction

    By Jeffrey H. Mahan

    Religion has always been shaped by the media of its time, and today we live in a media culture that informs much of what we think and how we behave. Religious believers, communities and institutions use media as tools to communicate, but also as locations where they construct and express identity,...

    Published May 23rd 2014 by Routledge