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  • Masculinity and Popular Televisionby Rebecca Feasey

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 38.99

    This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the key debates concerning the representation of masculinities in a wide range of popular television genres. The volume looks at the depiction of public masculinity in the soap opera, homosexuality in the situation comedy, the portrayal of fatherhood in prime-time animation, emerging manhood... more...

  • Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotionby Kristyn Gorton

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    An engaging and original study of current research on television audiences and the concept of emotion, this book offers a unique approach to key issues within television studies. Topics discussed include: television branding; emotional qualities in television texts; audience reception models; fan cultures; 'quality' television; television aesthetics;... more...

  • Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Cultureby Raymond Boyle; Richard Haynes

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 149.99

    The fully revised and updated version of this classic text examines the link between three key obsessions of the 21st century: the media, sport and popular culture. Gathering new material from around the 2007 Rugby World Cup, the Beijing Olympics and the rise of new sports stars such as boxing's Amir Khan and cycling's Victoria Pendleton, the... more...

  • Social Issues in Television Fictionby Lesley Henderson

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 37.99

    Why are some controversial issues covered in TV soaps and dramas and not others? How are decisions really made 'behind the scenes'? How do programme makers push boundaries without losing viewers? What do audiences take away from their viewing experience? Does TV fiction have a greater impact on public understandings than TV news? This exciting... more...

  • The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britainby Emma Hanna

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    In Britain since the 1960s television has been the most influential medium of popular culture. Television is also the site where the Western Front of popular culture clashes with the Western Front of history.This book examines the ways in which those involved in the production of historical documentaries for this most influential media have struggled... more...

  • The Quiz Showby Su Holmes

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    Despite its enduring popularity with both broadcasters and audiences, the quiz show has found itself marginalised in studies of popular television. This book offers a unique introduction to the study of the quiz show, while also revisiting, updating and expanding on existing quiz show scholarship. Ranging across programmes such as Double Your Money,... more...

  • From the Sands of Dorne: A Feast of Ice & Fire Companion Cookbookby Chelsea Monroe-Cassel

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 2.99

    Prepare your palette for more than a dozen all-new recipes in this eBook-exclusive companion to the official Game of Thrones cookbook! Discover the tastes of Dorne, including one dish from The Winds of Winter, the highly anticipated next chapter of George R. R. Martin?s beloved series, A Song of Ice and Fire.   The most culturally distinct... more...

  • The Nitpicker's Guide for X-Philesby Phil Farrand

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 12.95

    The truth is, the nits are out there.... What's weird about Samantha T. Mulder's birthday? (She has two of them: January 22 and November 21.) What's amazing about Mulder's cell phone? (It operates inside a metal boxcar, buried in a canyon, out in the deserts of New Mexico: anywhere!) Scully and Mulder, you have reason to be paranoid. Armed... more...

  • The Works of John Leguizamoby John Leguizamo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    John Leguizamo's smash?hit one?man shows have been acclaimed by critics and fans alike. In this new Harper Paperback edition, all four shows are compiled into one phenomenally entertaining volume. Mambo Mouth (1991), Leguizamo's first show, was an off Broadway sensation. Leguizamo's portrayal of seven different Latino characters earned him both... more...