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Major Works: Mass Media & Communication

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 12 new and published major works in the subject of Mass Media & Communication — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. The British Board of Film Censors

    Film Censorship in Britain, 1896-1950

    By James C. Robertson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    The secrecy in which the British Board of Film Censors enveloped itself until 1948 resulted in a glaring vacuum in British cinematic history. Originally published in 1985, this book filled this important gap, drawing on the detailed registers of films passed, cut and banned since 1913. The book...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Decline of the Cinema

    An Economist’s Report

    By John Spraos

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    Between 1952 and 1962, when this book was originally published, the number of people visiting British cinemas had fallen by nearly two thirds and was little more than half the pre-war total. Nearly 1500 of the 4500 cinemas functioning in 1955 had closed five years later, and the author here...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Celebrity

    Edited by Chris Rojek

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    In recent years, the study of celebrity has developed and cohered into a flourishing field of social and cultural analysis. There is huge interest in topics such as the politics and logic of glamour; the role of the public-relations industry in manipulating television audiences; the relationship...

    Published December 13th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Language of Advertising: Major Themes in English Studies

    Edited by Guy Cook

    Series: Major Themes in English Studies

    Advertising is one of the most prominent, powerful, and ubiquitous contemporary uses of language. Its seductive and controversial quality has attracted consistent and intense attention across a range of academic disciplines including linguistics, media studies, politics, semiotics, and sociology....

    Published October 29th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Communication Yearbook 31

    Edited by Christina S. Beck

    Communication Yearbook 31 continues the tradition of publishing rich, state-of-the-discipline literature reviews. This volume offers insightful descriptions of research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Christina S. Beck presents...

    Published July 22nd 2007 by Routledge

  7. Communication Yearbook 30

    Edited by Christina S. Beck

    Communication Yearbook 30 continues the tradition of publishing rich, state-of-the-discipline literature reviews. This volume offers insightful descriptions of research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Christina S. Beck presents...

    Published April 30th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Communication Yearbook 29

    Edited by Pamela J. Kalbfleisch

    For the past 55 years, the International Communication Association (ICA) has provided a venue for scholars and researchers to share ideas and findings in all aspects of the field of communication through its expanding publications program and its annual conference. The Association also works to...

    Published May 4th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Communication Yearbook 28

    Edited by Pamela J. Kalbfleisch

    Communities are composed of connected individuals. The communication that exists within, about, and between these communities is at the heart of Communication Yearbook 28. This book draws from the broad range encompassed by the communication discipline to review literature that has something to say...

    Published May 6th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Communication Yearbook 27

    Edited by Pamela J. Kalbfleisch

    Communication Yearbook 27 is devoted to publishing state-of-the-art literature reviews in which authors critique and synthesize a body of communication research. This volume continues the tradition of publishing critical, integrative reviews of specific lines of research. Chapters focus on an...

    Published April 30th 2003 by Routledge