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New and Published Books

  1. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections

    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Revitalising Audience Research

    Innovations in European Audience Research

    Edited by Frauke Zeller, Cristina Ponte, Brian O'Neill

    Series: Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

    The revitalisation of audience studies is not only about new approaches and methods; it entails a crossing of disciplines and a bridging of long-established boundaries in the field. The aim of this volume is to capture the boundary-crossing processes that have begun to emerge across the discipline...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Internet, Social Networks and Civic Engagement in Chinese Societies

    Edited by Wenhong Chen

    The Internet in China reflects many contradictions and complexities of the society in which it is embedded. Despite the growing significance of digital media and communication technologies, research on their contingent, non-linear, and sometimes paradoxical impact on civic engagement remains...

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Media and the Ecological Crisis

    Edited by Richard Maxwell, Jon Raundalen, Nina Lager Vestberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book is informed by a fusion of scholarly, practitioner, and activist interests to inform,...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Trickster and the System

    Identity and agency in contemporary society

    By Helena Bassil-Morozow

    For centuries, the trickster has been used in various narratives, including mythological, literary and cinematic, to convey the idea of agency, rebellion and, often turbulent, progress. In The Trickster and the System: Identity and Agency in Contemporary Society, Helena Bassil-Morozow shows how the...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

    Edited by Matthew Rubery

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea

    By Ki-Sung Kwak

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Since South Korea achieved partial democracy in 1987, the country has moved away from authoritarian political control. However, after two decades of democratic transition, South Korea still does not have a strong liberal, individualist culture – something that has brought about a wide range of...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Environment, Politics and Activism

    The Role of Media

    Edited by Somnath Batabyal

    This book examines the role of the media in environmental politics and activism in the 21st century. It highlights how politics is mediated in myriad ways through newspapers and news channels, through mobile telephony and through social networking sites. Further, it shows how the media creates and...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge India