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  • Young People's Understanding of Society

    By Adrian Furnham

    First published in 1991, this book represents the first wide-ranging review of young people’s understanding of the social world and the functioning of society. Taking a social cognitive view of adolescence, it focuses on the processes by which young people learn to understand other people’s…

    Hardback – 2016-01-23 

  • US Media and Migration

    Refugee Oral Histories

    By Sarah Bishop

    Using oral history, ethnography, and close readings of media texts, Sarah C. Bishop probes the myriad and sometimes conflicting ways refugees interpret and use mediated representations of life in America. Guided by seventy-four different narrators from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq and Somalia, US Media and…

    Paperback – 2016-01-13 

  • A Musical and Cultural History of Loudness

    By Kyle Devine

    This book offers the first musical, cultural, and technological history of loudness, highlighting how loudness calls attention to musical, discursive, affective, and technological continuities that stretch across seemingly disparate traditions. Devine focuses especially on the years since 1915,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-30 
    Routledge Research in Music

  • 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 – 2015-12-21 

  • 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 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 – 2015-12-07 

  • 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 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 – 2015-11-30 

  • 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 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 Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Popular Culture as Everyday Life

    Edited by Phillip Vannini, Dennis Waskul

    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 

  • 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 

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