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Understanding Media Economics

Paperback, 18/04/2013, £29.99
Long waited second edition of this popular exploration of media economics. Will be adopted on courses across media management, media policy and the creative industries.

Media, Culture and Society: An Introduction

Paperback, 07/12/2016, £29.99
Combining a critical survey of the field with a finely judged assessment of cutting-edge developments, this second edition cements its reputation as the 'must have' text for any undergraduate student studying media and communication studies.

Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice

Paperback, 16/05/2016, £37.99
With over 40,000 copies sold, Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice has been the indispensable guide to studying culture for generations of students, pulling key concepts, theories and thinkers in one comprehensive, authoritative yet accessible resource.

Strategic Management in the Media: Theory to Practice

Paperback, 10/11/2016, £32.99
A new edition of Lucy Kung's popular guide to change and decision-making in the media industries. Full of detailed contemporary case studies on BuzzFeed, The Guardian, Netflix, the New York Times, the BBC and more.

Social Media: A Critical Introduction

Paperback, 22/02/2017, £28.99
This book equips students with the critical thinking they need to understand the complexities and contradictions of social media and make informed judgements. The Second Edition explores the sharing economy of Uber and Airbnb and social media in China.

Digital Media and Society

Paperback, 22/05/2017, £28.99
This book offers a comprehensive new analysis of the contemporary media landscape, looking at the central theories of the digital society, and the hot topics and key research methods in the field.

Attack of the Flickering Skeletons: More Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £12.99
Welcome to a world of games you never knew existed.

Selfies: Why We Love (and Hate) Them

Paperback, 30/04/2018, £17.99
This book presents a rich and nuanced analysis of selfie culture. It shows how selfies gain their meanings, illustrates different selfie practices, explores how selfies make us feel and why they have the power to make us feel anything, and unpacks how selfie practices and selfie related norms have changed or might change in the future.

Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online

Paperback, 16/07/2018, £17.99
This book presents a framework for thinking about different forms of internet celebrity that have emerged in the last decade. Through cross-cultural case studies, the book offers a brief history of internet celebrity; analysis on recent developments in the industry; and commentary on emergent trends.

Subcultures, Bodies and Spaces: Essays on Alternativity and Marginalization

Hardback, 28/09/2018, £68.99
This edited collection provides sociological and cultural research that expands our understanding of the alternative, liminal or transgressive; theorizing the status of the alternative in contemporary culture and society.

Media in History: An Introduction to the Meanings and Transformations of Communication over Time

Paperback, 01/05/2019, £23.99
Since media is omnipresent in our lives, it is crucial to understand the complex means and dimensions of media in history, and how we have arrived at the current digital culture.

Media, Place and Mobility

Paperback, 20/04/2012, £24.99
Media, Place and Mobility offers a new understanding of media uses as place-making practices in everyday living.

Gender in the Media

Paperback, 19/05/2014, £24.99
Integrating cultural theory with text-based criticism, Gender in the Media analyses recent debates in feminist cultural theory, masculinity studies and queer theory, before applying these cultural paradigms to critical readings in relevant media contexts.

Disability and the Media

Paperback, 30/04/2015, £24.99
An approachable but critical introduction to the complex relationship between disability and the media, bringing together prominent theoretical work and research on disability internationally, with analysis and examples of a range of contemporary media issues in news, the press, broadcasting and new media.

Diversity and the Media

Paperback, 02/09/2016, £24.99
Focusing on media regulation in democratic societies, each chapter explores how different conceptions of diversity relate to media audiences, media workforces, media outlets and media content.

Advertising and Consumer Society: A Critical Introduction

Paperback, 09/06/2016, £30.99
This critical introductory text explores the role of advertising in contemporary culture and its connections to larger economic, social and political forces.

Media and Everyday Life

Paperback, 18/11/2016, £26.99
Establishing a critical break with the way we usually experience media as given, this text takes a step back and asks challenging questions about what underpins that experience, and sets out the full range of academic perspectives available to begin to answer those questions.

Digital Advertising

Paperback, 01/12/2016, £29.99
This core textbook addresses structural change in the advertising industry, its legal and political environment, and the ways in which people engage with advertising.

Media and Communication Research Methods

Paperback, 13/10/2018, £26.99
Beginning with an overview of the changing contexts and trends in media and communication research approaches, the book demystifies 'research' and the 'research process' by offering practical and accessible guidance on how to design, plan and carry out successful research projects in media and communication.

Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen

Paperback, 03/10/2019, £12.99
An urgent and empowering collection of writings and artworks by working class artists in the UK

Becoming Digital: Toward a Post-Internet Society

Paperback, 06/11/2017, £18.99
This book examines the convergence of Cloud Computing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things to forge the Next Internet. Ubiquitous computing enables universal communication, concentration of power, privacy erosion, environmental degradation, and massive automation and this title explores solving these issues to create a democratic digital world.

Kardashian Kulture: How Celebrities Changed Life in the 21st Century

Paperback, 30/08/2019, £14.99
Using the royal family of celebrity culture, the Kardashians, as a lens through which to scrutinize early 21st century culture, this book examines the worlds of business, politics, technology and entertainment, to show how celebrity has fundamentally changed the way we live.

Smart City in a Digital World

Paperback, 28/08/2019, £14.99
This book looks at what makes a city smart by describing, challenging, and offering democratic alternatives to the view that the answer begins and ends with technology. Drawing on worldwide case studies documenting the redevelopment of old and the creation of new cities, it provides an essential guide to the future of urban life in a digital world.

Companion to media studies

7, 22/12/2005, £39.50
Brings together writings by an international team to provide an overview of the theories and methodologies that have produced this most interdisciplinary of fields. This title tackles a variety of central concepts and controversies, organized into six areas of study: foundations, production, media content, media audiences, effects, and futures.

Understanding Digital Culture

Paperback, 09/02/2011, £28.99
An account of digital culture in everyday life that explains the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society.


Paperback, 03/09/2009, £9.99
A collection of essays that explores the myths of mass culture. It deciphers the symbols and signs embedded deep in familiar aspects of modern life, unmasking the hidden ideologies and meanings which implicitly affect our thought and behaviour.

Alien Chic

Paperback, 23/09/2004, £24.99
Alien Chic sets out to provide a cultural history of the alien since the 1950s, asking why our attitudes to aliens have changed from fear to affection, and what this can tell us about how we now see ourselves and others.

Media Semiotics

Paperback, 04/04/2002, £12.99
Using examples such as "Big Brother" and "Billy Elliot", Bignell offers a comprehensive, intelligent and readable introduction into the critical approach in contemporary media studies. This second edition includes sections on men's style magazines, docusoaps and "reality TV".


Paperback, 01/06/2011, £23.99
The fourth edition of this indispensible Key Guide is fully revised and updated to include many new and topical entries, all clearly explained and explored by a leading figure in the field.

Doing Cultural Theory

Paperback, 31/03/2012, £32.99
A textbook-toolkit that teaches students the basics of cultural theory by unpacking its complexities with real-life examples and student focused pedagogy. Goes beyond showing how others have analysed and interpreted the world to demonstrate to students how to do cultural theory themselves

Media and Society: Production, Content and Participation

Paperback, 21/01/2015, £27.99
A cutting-edge, student focused introduction to the broad field of media, culture and society. Louw and Carah critically explore the emergence of interactive, social and mobile media, alongside established questions of production, content and participation.

No Logo 10ed

Paperback, 21/11/2009, £10.99
'No Logo' was a book that defined a generation when it was first published in 1999. For it's 10th anniversay Naomi Klein has updated this iconic book.

CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide

Hardback, 01/07/2013, £47.59
Exclusively from McGraw-Hill Professional and InfoComm International, the leading audio visual association, this official exam guide covers the latest CTS Certified Technology Specialist exam for AV professionals.

Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up

Hardback, 19/05/2015, £16.99
A foremost digital expert looks at the most powerful political tool ever created-the internet of things. Will it be like the internet of surveillance and censorship we have now, or will it be something better?

Key themes in Media theory

Paperback, 01/10/2007, £27.99
This book provides a thorough and critical introducation to the key theories of media studies. Using up-to-date case studies, it discusses a broad range of themes, issues and perspectives that inform our understanding of media production and consumption in all their cultural forms.

Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain

Paperback, 03/11/2014, £14.99
How money, politics and the Arts turned a golden age for culture into lead

Media,gender & identity:an introduction

Paperback, 26/03/2008, £27.99
Offers an introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities. This book includes: an introduction to theorists such as Judith Butler, Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault; an outline of creative approaches, where identities are explored with video, drawing, or Lego bricks; and, a website with articles, interviews and links.

You Are Not A Gadget

Paperback, 03/02/2011, £9.99
Reveals how the internet is deadening personal interaction, stifling genuine inventiveness and even changing us as people. Showing us the way to a future where individuals mean more than machines, this book is a searing manifesto against mass mediocrity, a creative call to arms - and an impassioned defence of the human.

How to Do Critical Discourse Analysis: A Multimodal Introduction

Paperback, 23/03/2012, £29.99
Written for students without prior knowledge of linguistics, this is an accessible and systematic toolkit for doing language and image analysis. Using case studies and examples from a range of media, it enables students to analyze and understand the relationship between language, discourse and social practices.

Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices 2ed

Paperback, 15/05/2013, £34.99
Highly anticipated Second Edition of one of the most popular and influential books ever written in media and cultural studies. A genuine classic, expertly updated for a new generation of students and researchers.
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