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  • Social Memory Technology

    Theory, Practice, Action

    By Karen Worcman, Joanne Garde-Hansen

    Memory is a fundamental aspect of being and becoming, intimately entwined with space, time, place, landscape, emotion, imagination and identity. Memory studies is a burgeoning field of enquiry drawing from a range of social science, arts and humanities disciplines including human geography,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Media and New Religions in Japan

    By Erica Baffelli

    Japanese "new religions" (shinshukyo) have used various media forms for training, communicating with members, presenting their messages, reinforcing or protecting the image of the leader, and, potentially, attracting converts. In this book the complex and dual relationship between media and new…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07 
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • The Internet and New Social Formation in China

    Fandom Publics in the Making

    By Weiyu Zhang

    There are billions of internet users in China, and this number is continually growing. This book looks at the various purposes of this internet use, and provides a study about how the entertainment-consuming users form into publics through the mediation of technologies in the era of network society…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Cyber Zen

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

    By Gregory Price Grieve

    Digital Zen argues that, on a pragmatic level, digital religious practice in virtual worlds such as Second Life affords isolated and solitary practitioners a Buddhist community, if only a virtual one. It argues that much contemporary popular religious practice is a creative protest against, and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
    Media, Religion and Culture

  • The Future of the Nineteenth-Century Dream-Child

    Fantasy, Dystopia, Cyberculture

    By Amy Billone

    This book investigates the reappearance of the 19th-century dream-child from the Golden Age of Children's Literature, both in the Harry Potter series and in other works that have reached unprecedented levels of popular success today. Discussing Harry Potter as a reincarnation of Lewis Carroll's…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Real Space

    The fate of physical presence in the digital age, on and off planet

    By Paul Levinson

    Is planet earth the end of the line, or is space itself the next stop?Cyberspace. It's incredible, taking us to any part of the planet we want to visit. But as Paul Levinson shows in his brilliant new book, when it comes to transport, we're still stuck in the past, preferring to take our bodies…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • Social Media

    Communication, Sharing and Visibility

    By Graham Meikle

    Social media platforms have captured the attention and imagination of many millions of people, enabling their users to develop and display their creativity, to empathize with others, and to find connection, communication and communion. But they are also surveillance systems through which those…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 

  • Discourse and Social Media

    Edited by Gwen Bouvier

    Discourse and Social Media is a unique and timely collection that breaks ground on how discourse scholars, coming from a range of disciplinary perspectives, can critically analyse different social media, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and News. The book fills a gap in the market for a…

    Hardback – 2016-02-11 

  • Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture

    Emerging Phenomena, Enduring Concepts

    Edited by Sun Sun Lim, Cheryll Soriano

    In Asia, amidst its varied levels of economic development and diverse cultural traditions and political regimes, the Internet and mobile communications are increasingly used in every aspect of life. Yet the analytical frames used to understand the impact of digital media on Asia predominantly…

    Hardback – 2016-02-02 
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf, Bernard Perron

    The number of publications dealing with video game studies has exploded over the course of the last decade, but the field has produced few comprehensive reference works. The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies, compiled by well-known video game scholars Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-01 

  • Youth and Internet Addiction in China

    By Trent Bax

    A form of 'electronic opium' is how some people have characterised young people’s internet use in China. The problem of 'internet addiction' (wangyin) is seen by some parents as so severe that they have sought psychiatric help for their children. This book, which is based on extensive original…

    Paperback – 2015-12-28 
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Ambiguities of Activism

    Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

    By Ingrid M. Hoofd

    This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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