The books in this series are designed to serve as a collection of the best scholarly thinking on various aspects of television, film, the Internet, and other digital media today. Along with providing original insights and examinations of critical themes, the main purpose of this series is to provide the best available resource for readers to gain an in-depth overview of the fundamental issues and agenda in contemporary media and cultural studies. Potential topics in the series may include, though are not limited to, critical-cultural examinations of mediated content, industries, institutions, creators, and audiences. Clearly written with an accessible style, contributions to The Essential Reader Series in Contemporary Media and Culture include both single-authored works as well as edited collections.
Gary R. Edgerton
Old Dominion University