This series is devoted to innovative research in media and cultural studies. It will prioritize new directions of research, with an orientation towards work that is critical of contemporary media and society and that seeks to integrate theory and empirical research.
By Greg Philo, Catherine Happer
February 06, 2018
This book, drawing on new research conducted for the UK Energy Resource Centre (UKERC), examines the contemporary public debate on climate change and the linked issue of energy security. It analyses the key processes which affect the formation of public attitudes and understanding in these areas, ...
By Veronica Barassi
October 12, 2017
Activism on the Web examines the everyday tensions that political activists face as they come to terms with the increasingly commercialized nature of web technologies and sheds light on an important, yet under-investigated, dimension of the relationship between contemporary forms of social protest ...
By Dal Yong Jin
June 16, 2017
In the networked twenty-first century, digital platforms have significantly influenced capital accumulation and digital culture. Platforms, such as social network sites (e.g. Facebook), search engines (e.g. Google), and smartphones (e.g. iPhone), are increasingly crucial because they function as ...
By Toril Aalberg, James Curran
November 08, 2013
In this timely book, leading researchers consider how media inform democracy in six countries – the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Taking as their starting point the idea that citizens need to be briefed adequately with a full and intelligent ...