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  • Balancing the Secrets of Private Disclosures

    Edited by Sandra Petronio

    This book joins together disclosure, privacy, and secrecy to pursue a greater understanding of how people are both public and private in their interactions. To be social yet autonomous, known yet unknown, independent yet dependent on others is essential to the communicative world. How do people…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Socialbots

    Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality

    Edited by Robert 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 – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Radio Broadcasting from 1920 to 1990 (1991)

    An Annotated Bibliography

    By Diane F. Carothers

    First published in 1991, this book presents a comprehensive annotated bibliography of radio broadcasting. Its eleven chapter-categories cover almost the entire range of radio broadcasting — with the exception of radio engineering due to its technical complexity although some of the historical…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • The Big Humanities

    Digital Humanities/Digital Laboratories

    By Richard J. Lane

    This book provides an accessible introduction to, and overview of, the digital humanities, one of the fastest growing areas of literary studies. Lane takes a unique approach by focusing on the technologies and the new environment in which the digital humanities largely takes place: the digital…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16 
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

    Specters of the City

    By Libero Andreotti, Nadir Lahiji

    In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising

    Edited by James F. Hamilton, Robert Bodle, Ezequiel Korin

    This volume provides a thoughtful and wide-ranging exploration of approaches to the critical study of advertising. Current and impending practices of advertising have in many ways exceeded the grasp of traditional modes of critique, due at least in part to their being formulated in very different…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Negotiating the Mediated City

    Everyday Encounters with Public Screens

    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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Comedia

  • Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Standing Up, Speaking Out

    Stand-Up Comedy and the Rhetoric of Social Change

    Edited by Matthew R. Meier, Casey R. Schmitt

    In recent decades, some of the most celebrated and culturally influential American oratorical performances have come not from political leaders or religious visionaries, but from stand-up comics. Even though comedy and satire have been addressed by rhetorical scholarship in recent decades, little…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Subjectivity across Media

    Interdisciplinary and Transmedial Perspectives

    Edited by Maike Sarah Reinerth, Jan-Noel Thon

    Media in general and narrative media in particular have the potential to represent not only a variety of both possible and actual worlds but also the perception and consciousness of characters in these worlds. Hence, media can be understood as "qualia machines," as technologies that allow for the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • What's Become of Australian Cultural Studies?

    The Legacies of Graeme Turner

    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Anna Cristina Pertierra, Mark Andrejevic, Melissa Gregg

    Cultural studies face a complicated yet rich future, proving both flexible and resilient in many countries. Against this backdrop, this book offers a fresh perspective on the state of the field of cultural studies, via an evaluation of the work of one of its key thinkers – Graeme Turner – and the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-13 
    Routledge

  • Race and Gender in Electronic Media

    Content, Context, Culture

    Edited by Rebecca Ann Lind

    This volume examines the consequences, implications, and opportunities associated with issues of diversity in the electronic media. With a focus on race and gender, the chapters represent diverse approaches, including social scientific, humanistic, critical, and rhetorical. The contributors…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11 
    Routledge
    Electronic Media Research Series

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