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  • Digital Media, Sharing, and Everyday Life

    By Jenny Kennedy

    Sharing is an important form of communication, and one that is championed in contemporary digital culture. This book asks what is sharing, and what roles do our digital devices and the platforms we use such as Facebook and Twitter play in these practices? Drawing on original empirical data, this…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Ethnic Media in the Digital Age

    Edited by Sherry S. Yu, Matthew D. Matsaganis

    Ethnic media are media produced for, and frequently by, immigrants, ethnic and linguistic minority groups, and indigenous populations. These media represent a sector of the broader media industry that has seen considerable growth globally, even while many mainstream, legacy media have struggled to…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Blogging My Religion

    Religious and Secular Media Spaces in Europe

    By Giulia Evolvi

    Religion in Europe is currently undergoing changes that are reconfiguring physical and virtual spaces of practice and belief, and these changes need to be understood with regards to the proliferation of digital media discourses. This book explores religious change in Europe by analysing Atheist,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Digital Culture

  • Debating the Drug War

    Race, Politics, and Media in the "War on Drugs" Debate

    By Michael Rosino

    Paperback – 2018-08-01 
    Framing 21st Century Social Issues

  • Information Communication Technology and Poverty Alleviation

    Promoting Good Governance in the Developing World

    By Jack J. Barry

    Despite global economic disparities, recent years have seen rapid technological changes in developing countries, as it is now common to see people across all levels of society with smartphones in their hands and computers in their homes. However, does access to Information Communication…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • A Networked Self and Birth, Life, Death

    Edited by Zizi Papacharissi

    We are born, live, and die with technologies. This book is about the role technology plays in sustaining narratives of living, dying, and coming to be. Contributing authors examine how technologies connect, disrupt, or help us reorganize ways of parenting and nurturing life. They further consider…

    Paperback – 2018-07-20 
    A Networked Self

  • A Networked Self and Human Augmentics, Artificial Intelligence, Sentience

    Edited by Zizi Papacharissi

    Every new technology invites its own sets of hopes and fears, and raises as many questions as it answers revolving around the same theme: Will technology fundamentally alter the essence of what it means to be human? This volume draws inspiration from the work of the many luminaries who approach…

    Paperback – 2018-07-19 
    A Networked Self

  • Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space

    Edited by Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan, Bert-Jaap Koops

    Today, public space has become a fruitful venue for surveillance of many kinds. Emerging surveillance technologies used by governments, corporations, and even individual members of the public are reshaping the very nature of physical public space. Especially in urban environments, the ability of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-18 
    Routledge Studies in Surveillance

  • The Criminalisation of Fantasy Material

    Law and Sexually Explicit Representations of Fictional Children

    By Hadeel Al-Alosi

    This book addresses the criminalisation of sexually explicit material depicting or describing fictitious characters who appear to be children. It is the first book of its kind to specifically examine the expansion of the law to include fictional representations of children, focusing on the law in…

    Hardback – 2018-07-13 

  • In Crime's Archive

    The Cultural Afterlife of Evidence

    By Katherine Biber

    This book investigates what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings. During the criminal trial, evidentiary material is tightly-regulated; it is formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence and criminal procedure. However, these…

    Hardback – 2018-07-11 

  • Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia

    Television, Cinema and the State

    By Mariëlle Wijermars

    This book examines the societal dynamics of memory politics in Russia. Since Vladimir Putin became president, the Russian central government has increasingly actively employed cultural memory to claim political legitimacy and discredit all forms of political opposition. The rhetorical use of the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-09 
    Studies in Contemporary Russia

  • Pop Culture Freaks

    Identity, Mass Media, and Society, 2nd Edition

    By Dustin Kidd

    Utilizing each chapter to present core topical and timely examples, Pop Culture Freaks highlights the tension between inclusion and individuality that lies beneath mass media and commercial culture, using this tension as a point of entry to an otherwise expansive topic. He systematically…

    Paperback – 2018-07-06 

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