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McQuail's Mass Communication Theory
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|February 18, 2010

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"Denis McQuail's Mass Communication Theory is not just a seminal text in the study of media and society - it is a benchmark for understanding and appreciating the long and winding road people and their media have taken to get us here." - Mark Deuze, Indiana…
Ethics and Visual Research Methods: Theory, Methodology, and Practice
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|December 27, 2016

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This collection presents stories from the field that were gathered from researchers using a breadth of visual methods. Visual methods refer to the use of still or moving images either as forms of data, to explore research topics and explorations of artistic…
Representations of Peace and Conflict
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|January 18, 2016

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This edited volume brings together a series of contributions exploring the socio-cultural and psychological representation of peace and conflict. It ventures into areas of the humanities and social sciences not typically foregrounded in Peace Studies, such…
Culture, Space, and Power: Blurred Lines
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|December 9, 2015

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Culture, Space and Power: Blurred Lines collects essays that study contemporary mutations of public and private space in multiple cultural contexts and media from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. The essays range from the general to the…
Celebrity Philanthropy
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|December 1, 2015

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There is no question that celebrities these days are some of the most prominent faces of philanthropic activity – yet their participation raises questions about efficacy, motivations, and activism overall. This book presents case studies of celebrity philanthropy…
How Pop Culture Shapes the Stages of a Woman's Life: From Toddlers-in-Tiaras to Cougars-on-the-Prowl

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Contemporary popular culture has created a slew of stereotypical roles for girls and women to (willingly or not) play throughout their lives: The Princess, the Nymphette, the Diva, the Single Girl, the Bridezilla, the Tiger Mother, the M.I.L.F, the Cougar, and…
Communicating Gender and Advocating Accountability in Global Development
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|January 26, 2016

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Case studies of micro-enterprise, girls' education, and population programs suggest that our discourse limits our potential to conceive of development, communication, and gender outside of neoliberal ideologies. Advocacy for global social justice demands a…
Lasting Screen Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure
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|May 28, 2016

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Lasting Stars examines the issue of stardom and longevity and investigates the many reasons for the persistence or disappearance of different star personas. Through a selection of chapters that look at issues such as inappropriate ageing, national identity and…
Screening European Heritage: Creating and Consuming History on Film
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|September 1, 2016

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This book provides a unique examination of the way Europe’s past is represented on contemporary screens and what this says about contemporary cultural attitudes to history. How do historical dramas come to TV and cinema screens across Europe? How is this shaped…
Media Boundaries and Conceptual Modelling: Between Texts and Maps
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|April 29, 2016

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This book brings together digital humanities and intermedia studies to establish the field of transformative digital intermedia studies. It does so in a model based study of the differences between texts and maps that will be important for the further development…
Public Spheres and Mediated Social Networks in the Western Context and Beyond

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Social media is said to radically change the way in which public communication takes place: information diffuses faster and can reach a large number of people, but what makes the process so novel is that online networks can empower people to compete with…
Friends, Lovers, Co-Workers, and Community: Everything I Know about Relationships I Learned from…

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Friends, Lovers, Co-Workers, and Community analyzes how television narratives form the first decade of the twenty-first century are powerful socializing agents which both define and limit the types of acceptable interpersonal relationships between co-workers,…
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