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  1. Locked Out
    A rare insight into how industry practices like regional restrictions have shaped global media culture in the digital era  “This content is not available in your country.” At some point, most media consumers around the... Learn More
    Published: 31st August 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  2. Fake Geek Girls
    Reveals the systematic marginalization of women within popculture fan communities WhenGhostbusters returned to the screen in 2016, some male fans of theoriginal film boycotted the all-female adaptation of the cult classic,... Learn More
    Published: 16th April 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  3. Celebrity
    The historical and cultural context of fame in the twenty-first century Today, celebrity culture is an inescapable part of our media landscape and our everyday lives. This was not always the case. Over the past century, media... Learn More
    Published: 26th March 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  4. The Identity Trade
    The successes and failures of an industry that claims to protect and promote our online identities What does privacy mean in the digital era? As technology increasingly blurs the boundary between public and private, questions... Learn More
    Published: 22nd January 2019
    Hardback | £27.99
  5. Netflix Nations
    How streaming services and internet distribution have transformed global television culture. Television, once a broadcast medium, now also travels through our telephone lines, fiber optic cables, and wireless networks. It... Learn More
    Published: 8th January 2019
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  6. Postracial Resistance
    How Black women in the spotlight negotiate the post-racial gaze of Hollywood and beyond  From Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and Shonda Rhimes to their audiences and the industry workers behind the scenes, Ralina L.... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
    PDF | £22.99
  7. Dot-Com Design
    From dial-up to wi-fi, an engaging cultural history of the commercial web industryIn the 1990s, the World Wide Web helped transform the Internet from the domain of computer scientists to a playground for mass audiences. As URLs... Learn More
    Published: 24th July 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £21.99
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  8. Homegrown
    An insightful study of how identity is mobilized in and for war in the face of homegrown terrorism. “You are either with us, or against us” is the refrain that captures the spirit of the global war on terror. Images of... Learn More
    Published: 10th April 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £21.99
    PDF | £21.99
  9. Wife, Inc.
    A fascinating look at the changing role of wives in modern America  After a half century of battling for gender equality, women have been freed from the necessity of securing a husband for economic stability, sexual fulfillment,... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2018
    Hardback | £23.99
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  10. Struggling for Ordinary
    An in-depth look at the role of media in the struggle for transgender inclusionFrom television shows like Orange is the New Black and Transparent, to the real-life struggles of Caitlyn Jenner splashed across the headlines, transgender... Learn More
    Published: 6th March 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  11. Asian American Media Activism
    Choice Top 25 Academic TitleHow activists and minority communities use media to facilitate social change and achieve cultural citizenship.  Among the most well-known YouTubers are a cadre of talented Asian American performers,... Learn More
    Published: 17th May 2016
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. Orienting Hollywood
    A new understanding of the culturally rich and historic relationship between Hollywood and Bollywood.  With American cinema facing intense technological and financial challenges both at home and abroad, and with Indian... Learn More
    Published: 27th March 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
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  13. Sounds of Belonging
    How Spanish-language radio has influenced American and Latino discourse on key current affairs issues such as citizenship and immigration.  Winner, Book of the Year presented by the American Association of Hispanics... Learn More
    Published: 17th October 2014
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £19.99
    PDF | £18.99
  14. Making Media Work
    The management and labor culture of the entertainment industry. In popular culture, management in the media industry isfrequently understood as the work of network executives, studio developers, andmarket researchers—“the... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2014
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £20.99
    PDF | £19.99
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  15. The Post-Racial Mystique
    Despite claims frompundits and politicians that we now live in a post-racial America, people seemto keep finding ways to talk about race—from celebrations of the inaugurationof the first Black president to resurgent debates... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2014
    Hardback | £65.00
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  16. Feeling Mediated
    New technologies, whether text message or telegraph,inevitably raise questions about emotion. New forms of communication bring withthem both fear and hope, on one hand allowing us deeper emotional connectionsand the ability to... Learn More
    Published: 28th March 2014
    Hardback | £65.00
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