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  • Bad Womenby Janet Staiger

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 97.50

    Bad Women takes us back to this time of massive social, cultural, and economic change to show us how American cinema gave women and women?s sexuality images useful to the new consumer culture of the early 1900s and its exploitation of sexual pleasure. Rich in historical detail and theoretical insight, this book offers an original depiction of a culture... more...

  • Perverse Spectatorsby Janet Staiger

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 89.00

    Film and television have never been as prevalent or watched than they are now, yet we still have little understanding of how people process and make use of what they see. Though we acknowledge the enormous role the media plays in our culture, we only have a vague sense of how it actually influences our attitudes and desires. In this work, Janet Staiger... more...

  • Blockbuster TVby Janet Staiger

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 89.00

    Archie Bunker. Jed. Laverne and Shirley. Cliff Huxtable. Throughout the entire history of American prime-time television only four sitcoms have been true blockbusters, with Nielsen ratings far above the second- and third-rated programs. Weekly, millions of Americans of every age were making a special effort to turn on the set to see what Archie, Jed,... more...

  • Media Reception Studiesby Janet Staiger

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 89.00

    Media Reception Studies broadly surveys the past century of scholarship on the ways in which audiences make meaning out of mass media. It synthesizes in plain language social scientific, linguistic, and cultural studies approaches to film and television as communication media. Janet Staiger traverses a broad terrain, covering the Chicago School, early... more...

  • Authorship and Filmby David A. Gerstner; Janet Staiger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Convergence Media Historyby Janet Staiger; Sabine Hake

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    Convergence Media History explores the ways that digital convergence has radically changed the field of media history. Writing media history is no longer a matter of charting the historical development of an individual medium such as film or television. Instead, now that various media from blockbuster films to everyday computer use intersect regularly... more...

  • Political Emotionsby Janet Staiger; Ann Cvetkovich; Ann Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    Political Emotions explores the contributions that the study of discourses, rhetoric, and framing of emotion make to understanding the public sphere, civil society and the political realm. Tackling critiques on the opposition of the public and private spheres, chapters in this volume examine why some sentiments are valued in public communication while... more...

  • The Classical Hollywood Cinemaby David Bordwell; Janet Staiger; Kristin Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 58.95

    'A dense, challenging and important book.' Philip French Observer 'At the very least, this blockbuster is probably the best single volume history of Hollywood we're likely to get for a very long time.' Paul Kerr City Limits 'Persuasively argued, the book is also packed with facts, figures and photographs.' Nigel Andrews Financial Times... more...

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