Cultural, media and gender studies round-up

September 18, 2008

Understanding Cultural Globalization

Author: Paul Hopper

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Pages: 240

Price: £50.00 and £15.99

ISBN 9780745635576 and 5583

Hopper, reader in the School of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Brighton, aims to offer a comprehensive introduction to critical debates around cultural globalisation.

Blogging

Author: Jill Walker Rettberg

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Pages: 184

Price: £45.00 and £13.99

ISBN 9780745641331 and 1348

Blogging has profoundly influenced not only the nature of the internet today but also the nature of modern communication, despite being a genre invented less than a decade ago. Rettberg, associate professor in the department of linguistic, literary and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen, has produced a key text for an emerging field.

Gender and Everyday Life

Author: Mary Holmes

Edition: First

Publisher: Routledge

Pages: 176

Price: £60.00 and £17.99

ISBN 9780415423489 and 3496

Gender is illustrated with a range of familiar and contemporary examples ranging from 19th-century fashions in China and Britain to discussions of what a Barbie doll can tell us about gender in America. Covering key sociological and feminist ideas about gender, Holmes, of the department of sociology at Australia's University of Flinders, considers the strengths and limitations of each approach.

Native Features: Indigenous Films from Around the World

Author: Houston Wood

Edition: First

Publisher: Continuum

Pages: 240

Price: £55.00 and £16.99

ISBN 9780826428448 and 8455

In the first book-length examination of this subject, Wood explores the varying contexts in which indigenous film-making takes place and demonstrates how indigenous films challenge some of the basic assumptions of viewers while using national cinemas as their models.

Postcolonial African Cinema: Ten Directors

Authors: David Murphy and Patrick Williams

Edition: First

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Pages: 2

Price: £55.00 and £15.99

ISBN 9780719072024 and 2031

This volume brings together ideas from a range of disciplines to combine the in-depth analysis of individual films and bodies of work by individual directors, touching on choice of subject matter, aesthetic strategies and ideological stance.

Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice

Author: Chris Barker

Edition: Third

Publisher: Sage

Pages: 552

Price: £70.00 and £22.99

ISBN 9781412924153 and 4160

This accessible text details the theoretical foundations and developments of cultural studies. It includes a new chapter on electronic media and "digital" culture and new material on the creative industries, culture jamming, new feminism and "raunch culture". Barker is associate professor of media and cultural studies at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales.

Strategic Management in the Media: Theory to Practice

Author: Lucy Kung

Edition: First

Publisher: Sage

Pages: 256

Price: £70.00 and £21.99

ISBN 97814129031 and 3134

Kung, of Jonkoping International Business School in Sweden, offers an introduction to strategy within a media-management context. Part one provides an overview of the media industry from a strategic management perspective, and part two analyses a number of strategic topics central to the media sector.

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