Richard Butsch is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, American Studies, and Film and Media Studies at Rider University.
Screen culture is culture - lived culture yet industrialized, ubiquitous yet iniquitous, pleasurable yet problematic for audiences around the world. Few scholars have the ambition to encompass both a historical and a global/local perspective, but Richard Butsch takes it all on with aplomb, expertly steering us through a wealth of fascinating archival research to reveal the emerging character of globalized media in this still-new millennium. Sonia Livingstone, author of The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age Richard Butsch's highly original and very readable overview of the development of screen cultures is particularly striking in the breadth of its chronological and geographical coverage. His knowledge and scholarship, based on an extensive career, ring out from the text. Richard Maltby, Flinders University