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  • The Culture of Digital Fighting Games

    Performance and Practice

    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 – 2017-01-20 
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • E-Research in Educational Contexts

    The roles of technologies, ethics and social media

    Edited by Jocelyn Wishart, Michael Thomas

    This book explores the impact of e-research in education and the opportunities presented by a new generation of research approaches and tools. ‘E-research’ is an umbrella term that encompasses all digital research methods used for data collection and analysis including those involving handheld…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 

  • 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 – 2016-11-10 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Boredom Studies Reader

    Frameworks and Perspectives

    Edited by Michael E. Gardiner, Julian Jason Haladyn

    Boredom Studies is an increasingly rich and vital area of contemporary research that examines the experience of boredom as an importan – even quintessential – condition of modern life. This anthology of newly commissioned essays focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern…

    Hardback – 2016-10-07

  • Dialogues on Mobile Communication

    By Adriana de Souza e Silva

    In this book, top scholars in the field of mobile communication discuss the major issues related to the use of mobile phones in today’s society, such as the tension between private and public, youth mobile culture, creative appropriations of mobile devices, and mobile methods. Each chapter unfolds…

    Paperback – 2016-10-05
    Changing Mobilities

  • The Leisure Commons

    A Spatial History of Web 2.0

    By Payal Arora

    There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a perspective that is invested in neither a utopian or dystopian posture but sees historical…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Software, Infrastructure, Labor

    A Media Theory of Logistical Nightmares

    By Ned Rossiter

    Infrastructure makes worlds. Software coordinates labor. Logistics governs movement. These pillars of contemporary capitalism correspond with the materiality of digital communication systems on a planetary scale. Ned Rossiter theorizes the force of logistical media to discern how subjectivity and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26

  • Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattari

    Towards an affective theory of form

    By Colin Cremin

    Videogames are a unique artistic form, and to analyse and understand them an equally unique language is required. Cremin turns to Deleuze and Guattari’s non-representational philosophy to develop a conceptual toolkit for thinking anew about videogames and our relationship to them. Rather than…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10

  • Mobile Media Practices, Presence and Politics

    The Challenge of Being Seamlessly Mobile

    Edited by Kathleen M. Cumiskey, Larissa Hjorth

    As an example of convergence, the mobile phone—especially in the form of smartphone—is now ushering in new promises of seamlessness between engagement with technology and everyday common experiences. This seamlessness is not only about how one transitions between the worlds of the device and the…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Disorder and the Disinformation Society

    The Social Dynamics of Information, Networks and Software

    By Jonathan Paul Marshall, James Goodman, Didar Zowghi, Francesca da Rimini

    This book is the first general social analysis that seriously considers the daily experience of information disruption and software failure within contemporary Western society. Through an investigation of informationalism, defined as a contemporary form of capitalism, it describes the social…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

  • Gender Circuits

    Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age, 2nd Edition

    By Eve Shapiro

    The new edition of Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies…

    Paperback – 2015-02-02
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Digital Sociology

    By Deborah Lupton

    We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the production and dissemination of knowledge. People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with…

    Paperback – 2014-11-04

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