This series is our home for innovative research in the field of digital media. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this subject as its influence and significance grow into the twenty-first century.
To submit a proposal for this series, please contact:
Suzanne Richardson, Commissioning Editor for Media, Cultural and Communication Studies
By Esperanza Miyake
August 01, 2024
This book identifies the converging socio-cultural, economic and technological conditions that have shaped, informed and realised the identity of the contemporary virtual influencer, situating them at the intersection of social media, consumer culture and AI, and digital technologies. Through a ...
By Rebekah Willett, Xinyu Zhao
July 04, 2024
This book examines changes in families’ rules and routines connected with media during the pandemic and shifts in parents’ understanding of children’s media use. Drawing on interviews with 130 parents at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the book explores specific cultural contexts across seven...
By Yanning Huang
June 07, 2024
This book offers an in-depth study of the quasi-political, self-deprecating and parodic buzzwords and memes prevalent in Chinese online discourse. Combining discourse analysis with in-depth audience research amongst the young internet users who deploy these buzzwords in on and offline contexts, the...
By Francis Russell
February 28, 2024
Digital Media as Ambient Therapy explores the ways “mental illness” can emerge from our relationships (with ourselves, others, and the world), to address the concern around what kind of relationality is conducive for “mental health” and what role digital technologies can play in fostering such ...
By Yasmin Ibrahim
January 29, 2024
Posthuman Capitalism critically reviews the manifestation of capitalist agenda online by examining the phenomenon of the ‘posthuman’ in the data economy. The chapters examine our posthuman condition, where we are constantly asked to partake in platforms which perform to capitalist agenda while ...
By Adam Richard Rottinghaus
January 29, 2024
This book explores the origin and future of "upgrade culture," a collection of cultural habits and orientations based on the assumption that new technologies will rapidly, perpetually, and inevitably emerge. By analyzing discourses of technological change and the practices of marketing workers ...
By Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli, Melis Öneren Özbek
September 01, 2023
This volume addresses the concept of “(in)nocent lies” in the media – beyond the concept of misleading information online, this extends to a deliberate effort to spread misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories – and proposes a critical approach to tackle the issue in related ...
By Yuqi Na
November 03, 2023
This book explores China’s digital discourse and how the Internet influences social and ideological changes to the country’s political economy, within China’s historical context and through a variety of social and political actors. Analysing discourses as diverse as policy papers, addresses from ...
By Vikas Kumar, Mohit Rewari
September 26, 2023
This book offers insights into social media practices and challenges in developing nations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering different aspects of social media during the pandemic, the book offers new frameworks, concepts, tools and techniques for integrating social media to support national ...
By Stefania Vicari
September 25, 2023
This book explores how the complex scenario of platforms, practices and content in the contemporary digital landscape is shaping participatory cultures of health and illness. The everyday use of digital and social media platforms has major implications for the production, seeking and sharing of ...
By Michael Klipphahn-Karge, Ann-Kathrin Koster, Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss
July 17, 2023
This volume offers a socio-technical exploration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the way it reflects and reproduces certain normative representations of gender and sexuality, to ultimately guide more diverse and radical discussions of life with digital technologies. Moving beyond the ...
By Carlos A. Scolari
June 23, 2023
This book describes the lifecycle of media in the context of the media ecology, presenting a general theoretical framework and a series of methodological procedures to support the construction of an eco-evolutionary approach to media change. Focusing on a series of processes - emergence, ...