Cultural Studies: Cyberculture

  • Media Accountability: Who Will Watch the Watchdog in the Twitter Age? book cover

    Media Accountability

    Who Will Watch the Watchdog in the Twitter Age?, 1st Edition

    Edited by William Babcock

    A small collection of well-honed tools has been employed for some time by media practitioners and the public to help maintain and improve the credibility of journalism and the mass media. These media accountability tools have included ethics codes, media critics, news councils, ombudsmen,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10
    Routledge

  • Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture: Artificial Slaves book cover

    Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture

    Artificial Slaves, 1st Edition

    By Kevin LaGrandeur

    Awarded a 2014 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Prize Honourable Mention. This book explores the creation and use of artificially made humanoid servants and servant networks by fictional and non-fictional scientists of the early modern period. Beginning with an investigation of the roots…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • The Culture of Digital Fighting Games: Performance and Practice book cover

    The Culture of Digital Fighting Games

    Performance and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Todd Harper

    This book examines the complex network of influences that collide in the culture of digital fighting games. Players from all over the world engage in competitive combat with one another, forming communities in both real and virtual spaces, attending tournaments and battling online via…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Creating Second Lives: Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the Virtual book cover

    Creating Second Lives

    Community, Identity and Spatiality as Constructions of the Virtual, 1st Edition

    Edited by Astrid Ensslin, Eben Muse

    This book aims to provide insights into how ‘second lives’ in the sense of virtual identities and communities are constructed textually, semiotically and discursively, specifically in the online environment Second Life and Massively Multiplayer Online Games such as World of Warcraft. The book’…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness book cover

    The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Julia Leyda, Anthony P. McIntyre, Diane Negra

    Cuteness is one of the most culturally pervasive aesthetics of the new millennium and its rapid social proliferation suggests that the affective responses it provokes find particular purchase in a contemporary era marked by intensive media saturation and spreading economic precarity. Rejecting…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16
    Routledge

  • Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life book cover

    Cyber Zen

    Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community, and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life, 1st Edition

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Cyber Zen ethnographically explores Buddhist practices in the online virtual world of Second Life. Does typing at a keyboard and moving avatars around the screen, however, count as real Buddhism? If authentic practices must mimic the actual world, then Second Life Buddhism does not. In fact, a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • Socialbots and Their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality book cover

    Socialbots and Their Friends

    Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert W. Gehl, Maria Bakardjieva

    Many users of the Internet are aware of bots: automated programs that work behind the scenes to come up with search suggestions, check the weather, filter emails, or clean up Wikipedia entries. More recently, a new software robot has been making its presence felt in social media sites such as…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production book cover

    Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production

    1st Edition

    By Claire Taylor, Thea Pitman

    This volume provides an innovative and timely approach to a fast growing, yet still under-studied field in Latin American cultural production: digital online culture. It focuses on the transformations or continuations that cultural products and practices such as hypermedia fictions, net.art and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Negotiating the Mediated City: Everyday Encounters with Public Screens book cover

    Negotiating the Mediated City

    Everyday Encounters with Public Screens, 1st Edition

    By Zlatan Krajina

    This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27
    Routledge
    Comedia

  • Digital Russia: The Language, Culture and Politics of New Media Communication book cover

    Digital Russia

    The Language, Culture and Politics of New Media Communication, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Gorham, Ingunn Lunde, Martin Paulsen

    Digital Russia provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which new media technologies have shaped language and communication in contemporary Russia. It traces the development of the Russian-language internet, explores the evolution of web-based communication practices, showing how they have…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Television and Postfeminist Housekeeping: No Time for Mother book cover

    Television and Postfeminist Housekeeping

    No Time for Mother, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Nathanson

    In this book, Nathanson examines how contemporary American television and associated digital media depict women’s everyday lives as homemakers, career women, and mothers. Her focus on American popular culture from the 1990s through the present reveals two extremes: narratives about women who cannot…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • The Public Space of Social Media: Connected Cultures of the Network Society book cover

    The Public Space of Social Media

    Connected Cultures of the Network Society, 1st Edition

    By Therese Tierney

    Social media is restructuring urban practices–through ad-hoc experimentation, commercial software development, and communities of participation. This book is the first to consider how practices contained within social media are situated within a larger genealogy of public space, including theories…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

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