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Rebuilding the News

Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age

C.W. Anderson

An inside account of dramatic changes in journalism at a large metropolitan newspaper.

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures,16 halftones


Religion and Political Tolerance in America

Advances in the State of the Art

Edited by Paul A. Djupe

Cutting-edge scholarship that sets the agenda for research on religion and political tolerance

276 pages | 6 x 9 | 24 tables, 18 figures


The Renewal of Cultural Studies

Edited by Paul Smith

A collective manifesto for the future of Cultural Studies

274 pages | 6 x 9


Renovating Value

HGTV and the Spectacle of Gentrification

Robert Goldman

Reveals how the comforting story told by HGTV programs obscures the reality of housing investment, renovation, and flipping

250 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 7 halftones


Reverse Engineering Social Media

Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism

Robert Gehl

Revealing the underside of our technology-laden world

236 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Rubble Films

German Cinema in the Shadow of the Third Reich

Robert R Shandley

An insightful analysis of German film in the immediate postwar era

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones


Savage Portrayals

Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story

Natalie P Byfield

How the media's racialized coverage of the Central Park Jogger case influenced the conviction of five young minority men accused of "wilding" and affected the American juvenile justice system

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 4 figs.


Serial Fu Manchu

The Chinese Supervillain and the Spread of Yellow Peril Ideology

Ruth Mayer

How mass media serials featuring Fu Manchu reinforced the cultural notion of the Yellow Peril

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 halftones


Soap Fans

Pursuing Pleasure and Making Meaning in Everyday Life

C. Lee Harrington and Denise D. Bielby

A dispute of the simplistic illusion of soap fans as bored housewives or losers

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 1 figure, 8 halftones


The Sons and Daughters of Los

Culture and Community in L.A.

Edited by David E. James

Breathing a new city of Los Angeles to life, through urban art and performance

264 pages | 7 x 10 | 50 halftones


Sons of Chinatown

A Memoir Rooted in China and America

William Gee Wong

Forthcoming Fall 2023 — Pre-order your copy now

An immigrant father-American son story that illustrates that immigration works despite systemic racism and American exceptionalism

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 31 halftones


Specular City

Transforming Culture, Consumption, and Space in Buenos Aires, 1955-1973

Laura Podalsky

A rich history of Buenos Aires during the inter-Perónist years, and a history-in-miniature of the modernization of Latin America

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 halftones



Toby Miller

How people perform their sexual identities as athletes and spectators

192 pages | 6 x 9


Stan Hochman Unfiltered

50 Years of Wit and Wisdom from the Groundbreaking Sportswriter

Edited by Gloria Hochman

50 years of classic columns from one of Philadelphia's most beloved sportswriters

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 halftones


Storytelling in Daily Life

Performing Narrative

Kristin Langellier, and Eric E. Peterson

A guide to understanding storytelling in context

288 pages | 7 x 10