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Esports and the Media Challenges and Expectations in a Multi-Screen Society

Esports and the Media: Challenges and Expectations in a Multi-Screen Society

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Angel Torres-Toukoumidis
July 04, 2022

This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the question of esports and their role in society. A diverse group of authors tackle the impact of esports and the ways in which it has grown within the entertainment industry around the world. Chapters offer a coherent response to the following ...

Cypherpunk Ethics Radical Ethics for the Digital Age

Cypherpunk Ethics: Radical Ethics for the Digital Age

1st Edition

By Patrick D. Anderson
April 25, 2022

Cypherpunk Ethics explores the moral worldview of the cypherpunks, a movement that advocates the use of strong digital cryptography—or crypto, for short—to defend individual privacy and promote institutional transparency in the digital age. Focusing on the writings of Timothy May and Julian ...

TikTok Cultures in the United States

TikTok Cultures in the United States

1st Edition

Edited By Trevor Boffone
April 15, 2022

TikTok Cultures in the United States examines the role of TikTok in US popular culture, paying close attention to the app’s growing body of subcultures. Featuring an array of scholars from varied disciplines and backgrounds, this book uses TikTok (sub)cultures as a point of departure from which to ...

Algorithms and Subjectivity The Subversion of Critical Knowledge

Algorithms and Subjectivity: The Subversion of Critical Knowledge

1st Edition

By Eran Fisher
January 27, 2022

In this thought-provoking volume, Eran Fisher interrogates the relationship between algorithms as epistemic devices and modern notions of subjectivity. Over the past few decades, as the instrumentalization of algorithms has created knowledge that informs our decisions, preferences, tastes, and ...

Understanding Reddit

Understanding Reddit

1st Edition

By Elliot T. Panek
December 21, 2021

This book offers a comprehensive scholarly overview of Reddit, one of the most popular and least studied social platforms of the early 21st century. The book inspires new ways of thinking about Reddit, considering it from multiple perspectives: through a historical lens, as a site where identity is...

Playlisting Collecting Music, Remediated

Playlisting: Collecting Music, Remediated

1st Edition

By Onur Sesigür
October 19, 2021

This book examines the collection and curation of music, and the way digital streaming services are transforming the way we engage with the media. The study foregrounds personal digital curation techniques, rather than algorithms or technology, to acknowledge the sustaining human agency involved ...

Mobilizing the U.S. Latinx Vote Media, Identity, and Politics

Mobilizing the U.S. Latinx Vote: Media, Identity, and Politics

1st Edition

By Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez
February 03, 2020

This book examines the politics involved in the mobilization of the Latinx vote in America. Delving into the questions of race and identity formation in conjunction with the role of communication media, the author discusses the implications for Latinx voters and their place in the American ...

Media Piracy in the Cultural Economy Intellectual Property and Labor Under Neoliberal Restructuring

Media Piracy in the Cultural Economy: Intellectual Property and Labor Under Neoliberal Restructuring

1st Edition

By Gavin Mueller
April 23, 2019

This book takes a Marxist approach to the study of media piracy – the production, distribution, and consumption of media texts in violation of intellectual property laws – to examine its place as an endemic feature of the cultural economy since the rise of the Internet. The author explores media ...

The Serial Podcast and Storytelling in the Digital Age

The Serial Podcast and Storytelling in the Digital Age

1st Edition

Edited By Ellen McCracken
January 27, 2017

This volume analyzes the Serial podcast, situating it in the trajectory of other popular crime narratives and contemporary cultural theory. Contributors focus on topics such as the ethics of the use of fiction techniques in investigative journalism, the epistemological overlay of postmodern ...

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