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  • Technologies of Consumer Labor

    A History of Self-Service

    By Michael Palm

    This book documents and examines the history of technology used by consumers to serve oneself. The telephone’s development as a self-service technology functions as the narrative spine, beginning with the advent of rotary dialing eliminating most operator services and transforming every local…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • 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 

  • Understanding Video Games

    The Essential Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Jonas Heide Smith, Susana Pajares Tosca

    Understanding Video Games is a crucial guide for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This revised and updated third edition of the pioneering text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of game studies, and highlights changes in the gaming industry,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-10 

  • The Future of Internet Policy

    Edited by Peter Decherney, Victor Pickard

    All of the short essays in this volume look past the rhetoric of technological determinism and reliance on the natural logic of the market to consider the power of law and policy to steer new media in one direction or another. Many of the essays look backwards through history or outwards across…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 

  • Biopolitical Media

    Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life

    By Allen Meek

    This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains how responses to catastrophe in media and cultural criticism over the past 150 years are…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Environmental Advertising in China and the USA

    Structures of desire

    By Xinghua Li

    Since the late 1980s, green consumerism has been hailed in the West as an efficient solution to environmental problems. However, Chinese consumers have been slow to warm up to eco-friendly products. Consumers prefer SUVs to hybrid cars, health supplements and snake oil medicines to organic foods…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

  • Writing for Television

    By Sir Basil Bartlett

    This book, first published in 1955, was written at the request of the BBC in an attempt to help the professional writer to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the television medium. This title will be of interest to students of history, literature and media studies, and will also appeal…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Spanish-Language Television in the United States

    Fifty Years of Development

    By Kenton T. Wilkinson

    Since its introduction in the early 1960s, Spanish-language television in the United States has grown in step with the Hispanic population. Industry and demographic projections forecast rising influence through the 21st century. This book traces U.S. Spanish-language television’s development from…

    Hardback – 2015-10-08
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • New Media, Old Media

    A History and Theory Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Anna Watkins Fisher, Thomas Keenan

    This much-expanded and updated second edition of New Media, Old Media brings together original and classic essays that explore the tensions of old and new in digital culture. Touching on topics including media archaeology, archives, software studies, surveillance, big data, social media, organized…

    Paperback – 2015-09-03

  • Production Studies, The Sequel!

    Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries

    Edited by Miranda Banks, Bridget Conor, Vicki Mayer

    Production Studies, The Sequel! is an exciting exploration of the experiences of media workers in local, global, and digital communities—from prop-masters in Germany, Chinese film auteurs, producers of children’s television in Qatar, Italian radio broadcasters, filmmakers in Ethiopia and Nigeria,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-14

  • De-Convergence of Global Media Industries

    By Dal Yong Jin

    Convergence has become a buzzword, referring on the one hand to the integration between computers, television, and mobile devices or between print, broadcast, and online media and on the other hand, the ownership of multiple content or distribution channels in media and communications. Yet while…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Builders of the Vision

    Software and the Imagination of Design

    By Daniel Cardoso Llach

    Builders of the Vision traces the intellectual history and contemporary practices of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Numerical Control since the years following World War II until today. Drawing from primary archival and ethnographic sources, it identifies and documents the crucial ideas shaping…

    Paperback – 2015-06-15

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