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  • Threat Talk

    The Comparative Politics of Internet Addiction, 1st Edition

    By Mary Manjikian

    'Threat Talk' exposes how US and Chinese scientists and policy-makers have understood and responded to the problem of internet addiction in their societies. Is the internet good or bad for society? American analysts like Lessig and Zittrain suggest that the internet is inherently liberating and…

    Hardback – 2012-01-28

  • Social Media in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

    Theory, Practice and Cases, 1st Edition

    By Evangelos Christou

    Edited by Marianna Sigala

    Social media is fundamentally changing the way travellers and tourists search, find, read and trust, as well as collaboratively produce information about tourism suppliers and tourism destinations. Presenting cutting-edge theory, research and case studies investigating Web 2.0 applications and…

    Hardback – 2012-01-28
    New Directions in Tourism Analysis

  • Complex Copyright

    Mapping the Information Ecosystem, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Tussey

    This book draws on a wide selection of interdisciplinary literature discussing complex adaptive systems - including scholarship from economics, political science, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, and religion - to apply general complexity tenets to the institutions, conceptual framework,…

    Hardback – 2011-12-28

  • The Right to Landscape

    Contesting Landscape and Human Rights, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shelley Egoz, Jala Makhzoumi, Gloria Pungetti

    Associating social justice with landscape is not new, yet the twenty-first century's heightened threats to landscape and their impact on both human and, more generally, nature's habitats necessitate novel intellectual tools to address such challenges. This book offers that innovative critical…

    Hardback – 2011-12-28

  • Materan Contradictions

    Architecture, Preservation and Politics, 1st Edition

    By Anne Parmly Toxey

    Shaped by encrusted layers of development spanning millennia, the southern Italian city of Matera is the ultimate palimpsest. Known as the Sassi, the majority of the ancient city is composed of thousands of structures carved into a limestone cliff and clinging to its walls. The resultant menagerie…

    Hardback – 2011-12-28

  • Interactive Business Communities

    Accelerating Corporate Innovation through Boundary Networks, 1st Edition

    By Mitsuru Kodama

    Innovation in technology and services was once the result of specialist knowledge developed within a single corporation; now, a single focus on the development of new products and services is no longer enough. In Interactive Business Communities, Mitsuru Kodama shows how a new business approach can…

    Hardback – 2011-12-08

  • International Communications

    The International Telecommunication Union and the Universal Postal Union, 1st Edition

    By Francis Lyall

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) are the two major international organisations that are involved in the regulation of international communications. The ITU deals with electronic communications including radio. The UPU deals with mail. As such,…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28

  • Towards World Heritage

    International Origins of the Preservation Movement 1870-1930, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie Hall

    Historic preservation, whether of landscapes or buildings, was an important development of the nineteenth century in many countries. There is however surprisingly little understanding about how it took place, and research into it is narrowly focused. For example, generally landscape preservation…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Fortifications, Post-colonialism and Power

    Ruins and Imperial Legacies, 1st Edition

    By João Sarmento

    For more than 500 years, the Portuguese built or adapted fortifications along the coasts of Africa, Asia and South America. At a macro scale, mapping this network of power reveals a gigantic territorial and colonial project. Forts articulated the colonial and the metropolitan, and functioned as…

    Hardback – 2011-11-18
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Knowledge Sharing in Professions

    Roles and Identity in Expert Communities, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Styhre

    No professional is an island. Despite their capacity to monopolize and erect entry barriers in terms of either formal credentials or membership of certain organizations, professionalism is inextricably bound up with collective accomplishments on a day-to-day basis and the capacity to share all the…

    Hardback – 2011-08-28

  • Losing Site

    Architecture, Memory and Place, 1st Edition

    By Shelley Hornstein

    As Ruskin suggests in his Seven Lamps of Architecture: "We may live without [architecture], and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her." We remember best when we experience an event in a place. But what happens when we leave that place, or that place no longer exists? This book…

    Hardback – 2011-08-18

  • Political Communication in European Parliamentary Elections

    1st Edition

    By Michaela Maier, Jesper Strömbäck

    Written by a leading team of internationally distinguished political communication scholars, this book offers the most comprehensive account on comparative political communication research in the context of European Parliamentary elections to date. Divided into four sections, experts begin by…

    Hardback – 2011-07-15

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