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  • Understanding Society through Popular Music

    3rd Edition

    By Joe Kotarba, Bryce Merrill, J Patrick Williams, Phillip Vannini

    Written for Introductory Sociology, and Sociology of Popular Culture courses, this book uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and bring life…

    Paperback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Matrix Activism

    Global Practices of Resistance

    By Michela Ardizzoni

    The intersection of virtual and physical spaces at the heart of contemporary political protests is a pivotal element in new practices of activism. In this new and global ecology of dissent and activism, different forces, stakeholders, and spaces, once defiantly discordant, come together to define…

    Hardback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness

    Edited by Joshua Paul Dale, Joyce Goggin, Julia Leyda, Anthony P. McIntyre, Diane Negra

    Cuteness is one of the most culturally pervasive aesthetics of the new millennium and its rapid social proliferation suggests that the affective responses it provokes find particular purchase in a contemporary era marked by intensive media saturation and spreading economic precarity. Rejecting…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge

  • LGBTQs, Media and Culture in Europe

    Edited by Alexander Dhoest, Lukasz Szulc, Bart Eeckhout

    Media matter, particularly to social minorities like lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Rather than one homogenised idea of the ‘global gay’, what we find today is a range of historically and culturally specific expressions of gender and sexuality, which are reflected and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Online Hate and Harmful Content

    Cross-National Perspectives

    By Teo Keipi, Matti Nasi, Atte Oksanen, Pekka Rasanen

    Over the past couple of decades, different types of hate material have become an increasing concern as the easy and often anonymous access to excessive amount online content has opened the internet up to both use and abuse. Indeed, by providing inexpensive and instantaneous access without necessary…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Japanese Media at the Beginning of the 21st Century

    Consuming the Past

    By Katsuyuki Hidaka

    Hailed by Japanese critics as a milestone in the study of contemporary Japanese media, this book explores the contemporary ‘boom’ in Japanese media representations of the recent past. Recent years have seen the production of an unprecedented number of films, animation, manga, and television…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Everyday Media Culture in Africa

    Audiences and Users

    Edited by Wendy Willems, Winston Mano

    African audiences and users are rapidly gaining in importance and increasingly targeted by global media companies, social media platforms and mobile phone operators. This is the first edited volume that addresses the everyday lived experiences of Africans in their interaction with different kinds…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography

    Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway, Genevieve Bell

    With the increase of digital and networked media in everyday life, researchers have increasingly turned their gaze to the symbolic and cultural elements of technologies. From studying online game communities, locative and social media to YouTube and mobile media, ethnographic approaches to digital…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • 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: Homosexuality: A Research Guide (1987)

    Edited by Wayne R. Dynes

    First published in 1987, this book encompasses a broad range interdisciplinary research into homosexuality — displaying a full spectrum of points of view — and, given that the major traditions of modern homosexual research began in Europe, is not restricted to works in English.. In general topics…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Media Ownership and Agenda Control

    The hidden limits of the information age

    By Justin Schlosberg

    Media Ownership and Agenda Control offers a detailed examination of media ownership amidst the complexities of the information age, from the resurgence of press barons to the new monopoly power wielded by internet giants. Much of the discussion pivots around recent revelations and controversies in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23 
    Routledge
    Communication and Society

  • Political Internet

    State and Politics in the Age of Social Media

    By Biju P. R.

    This book investigates the Internet as a site of political contestation in the Indian context. It widens the scope of the public sphere to social media, and explores its role in shaping the resistance and protest movements on the ground. The volume also explores the role of Internet, a global…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge India

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