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  • Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity and Culture

    Edited by Ulrik Ekman, Jay David Bolter, Lily Díaz, Morten Søndergaard, Maria Engberg

    The ubiquitous nature of mobile and pervasive computing has begun to reshape and complicate our notions of space, time, and identity. In this collection, over thirty internationally recognized contributors reflect on ubiquitous computing’s implications for the ways in which we interact with our…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge

  • Feminism, Labour and Digital Media

    The Digital Housewife

    By Kylie Jarrett

    There is a contradiction at the heart of digital media. We use commercial platforms to express our identity, to build community and to engage politically. At the same time, our status updates, tweets, videos, photographs and music files are free content for these sites. We are also generating an…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Networking the Globe

    New Technologies and the Postcolonial

    Edited by Florian Stadtler, Ole Birk Laursen

    Contemporary events which have catastrophic global ramifications such as the current economic crisis or on-going conflicts across the globe are not only mediated by super-fast digital communication and information networks, but also conditioned by the presence of rapidly advancing technologies.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Fan Identities and Practices in Context

    Dedicated to Music

    Edited by Mark Duffett

    Popular music is not simply a series of musicians, moments, genres or recordings. Audiences matter; and the most ardent audience members are the fans. To be a fan is to feel a connection with music. The study of fandom has begun to emerge as a vital strand of academic research, one that offers a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Emotions and Mass Media

    Edited by Katrin Doveling, Christian von Scheve, Elly A. Konijn

    The impact of mass media on individuals and society is to a great extent based on human emotions. Emotions, in turn, are essential in understanding how media messages are processed as well as media’s impact on individual and social behavior and public social life. Adopting an interdisciplinary…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Affect, Space and Animals

    Edited by Jopi Nyman, Nora Schuurman

    In recent years, animals have entered the focus of the social and cultural sciences, resulting in the emergence of the new field of human–animal studies. This book investigates the relationships between humans and animals, paying particular attention to the role of affect, space, and animal…

    Hardback – 2015-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • Citizen Participation and Political Communication in a Digital World

    Edited by Alex Frame, Gilles Brachotte

    The arrival of the participatory web 2.0 has been hailed by many as a media revolution, bringing with it new tools and possibilities for direct political action. Through specialised online platforms, mainstream social media or blogs, citizens in many countries are increasingly seeking to have their…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Popular Culture as Everyday Life

    Edited by Dennis Waskul, Phillip Vannini

    In Popular Culture and Everyday Life Phillip Vannini and Dennis Waskul have brought together a variety of short essays that illustrate the many ways that popular culture intersects with mundane experiences of everyday life. Most essays are written in a reflexive ethnographic style, primarily…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

    Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Olivia Khoo

    While a decade ago much of the discussion of new media in Asia was couched in Occidental notions of Asia as a "default setting" for technology in the future, today we are seeing a much more complex picture of contesting new media practices and production. As "new media" becomes increasingly an…

    Hardback – 2015-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Radio Wars

    Broadcasting During the Cold War

    Edited by Linda Risso

    During the Cold War, radio broadcasting played an important role in the ideological confrontation between East and West. As archival documents gathered in this volume reveal, radio broadcasting was among the most pressing concerns of contemporary information agencies. These broadcasts could…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19 
    Routledge

  • Theorizing Social Memories

    Concepts and Contexts

    Edited by Gerd Sebald, Jatin Wagle

    Public debates over the last two decades about social memories, about how as societies we remember, make sense of, and even imagine and invent, our collective pasts suggest that grand narratives have been abandoned for numerous little stories that contest the unified visions of the past. But, while…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Reading Marx in the Information Age

    A Media and Communication Studies Perspective on Capital Volume 1

    By Christian Fuchs

    This book is a comprehensive guide to Marx’s most important and groundbreaking work. Renowned Marxist scholar Christian Fuchs provides a thorough, chapter-by-chapter introduction to Capital Volume 1 that assists undergraduate and postgraduate readers in making sense of Marx in the information age,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10 
    Routledge

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