Podcast Series Critical Studies in Media Communication

The Critical Studies in Media Communication (CSMC) podcast series expands the scope and reach of traditional academic publishing by offering open-access digital audio material. Edited by Piotr Szpunar, University of Pennslyvania, USA, the series features book reviews, author interviews and round-table discussions on key contemporary topics in media and mass communication. Podcasts are available through iTunes and audioBoom, where you can subscribe to an RSS feed and be notified when a new podcast is added. If you would like to propose a topic or book for the series, please contact Piotr at pszpunar@asc.upenn.edu.

CSMC, a National Communication Association journal, published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis, provides a home for scholarship in media and mass communication from a cultural studies and critical perspective.

Discover the CSMC podcast series and listen to introductions to the hottest topics in Communication Studies today!

NEW: Digital Currents: How Technology and the Public Are Shaping TV News by Rena Bivens. Published by University of Toronto Press 2014, Reviewed by luke gaspard
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NEW: Book Review: Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses by Margaret Schwartz, Reviewed by alea adigweme
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Book Review: Imagining the Global: Transnational Media and Popular Culture Beyond East and West by Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Reviewed by Lindsey Decker
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Book Review: Feminist Surveillance Studies edited by Rachel Dubrofsky and Shoshana Magnet, book review by Victoria L. Brown
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Book Review: Islands of Empire: Pop Culture and U.S. Power by Camilla Fojas, book review by Jessica Gantt Shafer
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Book Review: Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States, Reviewed by Alyxandra Vesey
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Book Review: Special Affects: Cinema, Animation, and the Translation of Consumer Culture, Reviewed by Jamie Landau
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Interview with Kristin Lieb - part 1
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Interview with Kristin Lieb - part 2
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Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century
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Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series
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Inaugural Message from CSMC Editors, Katherine Sender, University of Auckland, and Peter Decherney, University of Pennsylvania.
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Interview with Lisa Henderson, recorded by Katherine Sender.
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The Meaning of a Format by Jonathan Stern (Duke University Press, 2012). Review and audio recording by Ben Aslinger, Bentley University.
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AuthenticTM: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture by Sarah Banet-Weiser (New York University Press, 2012). Review and audio recording by Amanda Nell Edgar, University of Missouri.
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