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Understanding Media Economics

Paperback, 18/04/2013, £27.99
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.

Using Communication Theory: An Introduction to Planned Communication

Paperback, 18/11/2008, £30.99
Second editon of this international bestseller. Unique in that it deals with both communication theory as well as its practical application in planned communication.

Media, Culture and Society: An Introduction

Paperback, 07/12/2016, £27.99
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, £34.99
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, £29.99
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, £27.99
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.

McQuail's Mass Communication Theory

Paperback, 18/02/2010, £35.99
The most recent edition of the pre-eminent text in mass communication theory. Nothing else in the field is as comprehensive, as authoritative, or as popular. A market leading text from a world renowned author.

Media, Culture and Society an Introduction

Paperback, 15/10/2010, £21.99
A popular, student-friendly introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of media, culture and society. A cutting edge book aimed at large, introductory undergradute courses in media, communication, cultural studies, and sociology departments.

Media and Communication Research Methods: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Paperback, 30/06/2013, £47.99
A practical and approachable student introduction to research methods in both human communication and mass communication.

Digital Media and Society

Paperback, 22/05/2017, £26.99
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.

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Hardback, 25/08/2016, £61.50
Why so many American comics fans avidly follow medieval heroes

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.

Naked Jape

Paperback, 27/09/2007, £9.99
Is Man the only animal that laughs? Why are clowns so scary? Do jokes make children more intelligent? Are men funnier than women? Can God take a joke? What's brown and sticky? This work takes a tour of the strange and wonderful world of jokes - to find out what's funny and why. With over 400 of the best jokes it is a lesson in joke-making.

Representing Communities: Discourse and Contexts

Hardback, 10/11/2017, £74.50
This edited collection offers the latest research into the reproduction of `hegemonic' discourse and the ways in which the description and evaluation of social groups affects their ability to exercise cultural and political autonomy.

Ethnographic I: A Methodological Novel about Autoethnography

Paperback, 27/12/2003, £34.95
Gives useful strategies for conducting a study, including the need for introspection, the struggles of the budding ethnographic writer, the practical problems in explaining results of this method to outsiders, and the moral and ethical issues that get raised in this form of research.


Paperback, 03/11/2011, £7.99
Offers a comic spoof of the consumer-product catalogues. This title is illustrated throughout in the shape and style of catalogues that offer you the chance to buy machines that stamp your initials onto golf balls or allow you to warm you slippers electronically before putting them on.

Carnage and the Media

7, 01/09/2005, £19.99
Seaton neither harks back to a lost golden age, nor presumes that more news is necessarily better news. This is a celebration of the media, which, despite all its problems, we must embrace as an essential part of a free society.

Media and the Inner World: Psycho-cultural Approaches to Emotion, Media and Popular Culture

Hardback, 03/09/2014, £61.00
This book applies insights from the spheres of academic scholarship and clinical experience to demonstrate the usefulness of psychoanalysis for developing nuanced and innovative approaches to media and cultural analysis.


Paperback, 20/03/2018, £10.99

Exploring Media Research: Theories, Practice, and Purpose

Paperback, 26/09/2017, £27.99
This book is a pragmatic guide to both gathering and analysing media data and helps readers make sense of how media are involved in politics, by bringing media research to life with vivid case studies.

Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore

Hardback, 22/03/2018, £12.99
A celebratory exploration of what our morbid tendencies can teach us about humanity, society and spirituality from the `Sinister Minister'.

Internet Celebrity: Understanding Fame Online

Paperback, 16/07/2018, £16.99
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.

Global Political Economy in the Information Age: Power and Inequality

Paperback, 14/12/2006, £37.99
Gives an introduction to 20th-21st century imaginings and realities. Divided in sections, this work includes Time/Space Frameworks. It features topics such as: States and Markets: understanding geospatial time; Embedding Patriarchy: feminism and inequality in the Internet era; Complex Hegemony in the 21st Century: power and inequality; and more.

International Relations in a Global Age: A Conceptual Challenge

Paperback, 19/06/1999, £17.99
The book investigates the ways in which state--centred approaches to international relations have limited our understanding of global, political, economic and cultural processes. By assessing a wide range of such state--centred work, Youngs identifies the challenges we must address to grasp the complexity of the contemporary world.

Globalization: Theory and Practice

Paperback, 28/06/2008, £34.99
Focusing on the major topics of globalization, this work includes: the importance of the emerging economies of India and China and how this is effecting the global community; the impact of migration; the debate between the northern and southern hemispheres; and how the Internet and other technologies are changing the face of globalization.

Narrative Networks: Storied Approaches in a Digital Age

Paperback, 11/12/2014, £24.99
Illustrated with examples from a range of fields and disciplines, as well as the author's own work on hacking cultures and cultural activism, this title is a must for anyone wanting to learn about narrative networks and how to conduct successful narrative research in a modern age.

Among cultures; the challenge of communication

Paperback, 16/07/2004, £27.99
This text is organised around basic questions related to intercultural interaction, it explores how culture and communication are intimately related. The author explores topics such as the roles of rituals and social dramas, and he provides an extensive and relevant discussion of different world views.


Paperback, 20/06/2003, £14.99
This book provides a clear and concise introduction to the concept of consumption and to the wide--ranging debates about the nature and consequences of consumer society. Community and social class appear to be in irreversible decline.

Your Right To Know

Paperback, 20/10/2006, £16.99
New edition of this popular guide. Shows how to get the information you want through using the Freedom of Information Act.

Questioning the media

Paperback, 03/05/1995, £46.99
'Clearly written, with careful signposting of relevant debates, this reader in the "critical tradition" is a model of an introductory cultural and media studies text... the writing is accessible, the concepts and arguments are sophisticated, and the tone is one of committed engagement' - Media International Australia

Media Psychology

Paperback, 01/02/2002, £34.99
"Media Psychology" examines the impact that 21st century media use has on human behaviour, from teenage crushes on pop stars to soap fandom in adulthood. It brings together North American communication research with European media research in a variety of disciplines.

Companion to media studies

7, 22/12/2005, £27.99
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.

Media Studies: Key Debates and Issues

Paperback, 21/06/2007, £20.99
Bringing together a range of renowned scholars in the field, this book examines eighteen key issues within contemporary media studies.

Research With People

Paperback, 31/03/2009, £20.99
How do you measure human behaviour? All of us observe human behaviour everyday, but individual habits can make large research studies difficult to design and conduct. In this accessible introductory textbook, Holt and Walker survey a wide range of research methods and demonstrate how to use them in a series of practical experiments.

Understanding Digital Culture

Paperback, 09/02/2011, £26.99
An account of digital culture in everyday life that explains the social, economic and cultural dimensions of the information society.

Religion, Media and Culture: A Reader

Paperback, 10/08/2011, £28.99

Play All: A Bingewatcher's Notebook

Hardback, 02/06/2017, £7.99

Arab Subcultures: Transformations in Theory and Practice

Paperback, 18/12/2016, £16.99
Radical new thinking about Arab subcultures from live art to music making

Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

Hardback, 27/04/2017, £16.99
From the anti-vaccination movement to citizen blogging to uninformed attacks on GMOs, the nation has witnessed a surge in intellectual egalitarianism. While increased access to information undoubtedly brings some societal benefits, the leap to enlightenment that millions of lightly educated people believe they make after scouring WebMD or Wikipedia undermines established sources of knowledge.

How to be Cool: The 150 Essential Idols, Ideals and Other Cool S***

Hardback, 03/11/2016, £12.99
From the co-author of the brilliant How to Sound Cultured, a wry and incisive guide to the people and ideas that have defined cool.


Paperback, 03/09/2009, £8.99
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.

Crisis and Critique: A Brief History of Media Participation in Times of Crisis

Paperback, 15/09/2016, £18.99
Anne Kaun provides a historical exploration of the role of media in shaping social movements and resistance to capitalism.

Abuse Your Illusions

Paperback, 01/05/2003, £17.99

This New Noise: The Extraordinary Birth and Troubled Life of the BBC

Paperback, 18/06/2015, £12.99
What does the BBC mean to us now? What are the threats to its continued existence? Is it worth fighting for? This book traces its origins, celebrating the early pioneering spirit and unearthing forgotten characters whose imprint can still be seen on the BBC. It explores how it forged ideas of Britishness both at home and abroad.

Doing Cultural Theory

Paperback, 31/03/2012, £24.99
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


Paperback, 01/06/2011, £16.99
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.


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