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  1. Female Celebrity and Ageing

    Back in the Spotlight

    Edited by Deborah Jermyn

    Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight interrogates the myriad ways in which celebrity culture constructs highly visible ideologies of femininity and ageing, and how ageing female celebrities have negotiated the media in a variety of industrial, historical and national contexts. In the...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  2. A Normative Theory of the Information Society

    By Alistair S. Duff

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    There is a clear need for a systematic, integrative, and rigorous normative theory of the information society. In this book, Duff offers a prescriptive theory to help to guide the academic and policy communities as they debate the future shape of emerging post-industrial, information-based...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

    Edited by Leopoldina Fortunati, Raul Pertierra, Jane Vincent

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Zombies

    By Jennifer Rutherford

    Series: Shortcuts

    Not so long ago zombies rarely shuffled out of B-grade horror movies and cult comic books, but today they are everywhere. Zombies are proliferating, demonstrating an extraordinary capacity to transport fluidly from genre to genre, from the apocalyptic future to the already survived past, and in and...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Online File Sharing

    Innovations in Media Consumption

    By Jonas Andersson Schwarz

    Series: Comedia

    It is apparent that file sharing on the Internet has become an emerging norm of media consumption—especially among young people. This book provides a critical perspective on this phenomenon, exploring issues related to file sharing, downloading, peer-to-peer networks, "piracy," and (not least)...

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Inside Family Viewing (Routledge Revivals)

    Ethnographic Research on Television's Audiences

    By James Lull

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this title presents a rich account of how television intersects with family life in American and other world cultures. From an analysis of the political and cultural significance of China’s most important television series to detailed descriptions of how families in the...

    Published August 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Myth of Moral Panics

    Sex, Snuff, and Satan

    By Bill Thompson, Andy Williams

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers from fundamental flaws that make it a myth rather than a viable academic perspective....

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Nature's Saviours

    Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age

    By Graham Huggan

    Today's celebrity conservationists, many of whom made their reputations through television and other visual media, play a major role in drawing public attention to an increasingly threatened world. This book, one of the first to address this contribution, focuses on five key figures: the English...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Chinese Media

    Edited by Michael Keane, Wanning Sun

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    From an area of specialist research a decade ago China’s media has become now an important element of research and teaching worldwide, not only in specific Chinese cultural studies courses at the university level but increasingly in post-graduate research and in the domain of business consultancy....

    Published July 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Online Gaming in Context

    The social and cultural significance of online games

    Edited by Garry Crawford, Victoria K Gosling, Ben Light

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    There is little question of the social, cultural and economic importance of video games in the world today, with gaming now rivalling the movie and music sectors as a major leisure industry and pastime. The significance of video games within our everyday lives has certainly been increased and...

    Published July 28th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media
    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Larissa Hjorth
    To Be Published April 21st 2014
  2. Celebrity Culture: Second Edition
    By Ellis Cashmore
    To Be Published April 21st 2014
  3. Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web
    Edited by Martha McCaughey
    To Be Published May 1st 2014
  4. Media and the Sexualization of Childhood
    By Barrie Gunter
    To Be Published May 8th 2014
  5. Studies of Video Practices: Video at Work
    Edited by Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier, Lorenza Mondada
    To Be Published May 22nd 2014

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