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  • Gay Men, Identity, and Social Media

    The Culture of Participatory Reluctance

    By Elija Cassidy

    This book explores identity management practices employed by young gay social media users in the context of convergence between niche sites like Gaydar and more mainstream sites like Facebook. Cassidy considers key public issues such as participatory reluctance, online privacy, and digital equality…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Role-Playing Game Studies

    Transmedia Foundations

    Edited by Sebastian Deterding, José Zagal

    This handbook, for the first time, collects the state of research on role-playing games across disciplines, cultures, and media in a single, accessible volume. Collaboratively authored by more than 50 key scholars, this book traces the history of the genre from wargaming precursors and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Smartphone Cultures

    Edited by Jane Vincent, LESLIE HADDON

    Smartphone Cultures explores emerging questions about the ways in which this mobile technology and its apps have been produced, represented, regulated and incorporated into everyday social practices, as the various authors in this volume each locate their contributions within the circuit of culture…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Uncovering Social Life

    Critical Perspectives from Sociology

    By Chris Shilling, Philip A. Mellor

    In an era when rapid social change, the disappearance of traditional communities, the rise of political populism and the threat posed by radical religious movements makes it appear that ‘all that is solid melts into air’, the classical sociological problem of how peaceable societies can be created…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Global Finance on Screen

    From Wall Street to Side Street

    By Constantin Parvulescu

    Global Finance on Screen is the first collection exclusively dedicated to the growing body of work that this book designates as the finance film. Finance films present the lives and deeds of bankers and the effects that money, credit, greed, and economic recessions have on the well-being,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge

  • A Perfect Union?

    Television and the Winning of Same-Sex Marriage

    By Cory Albertson

    On June 26, 2015, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy declared same-sex marriage "is so ordered" across the United States. The day will no doubt be remembered as a landmark shift in how U.S. society views and validates marriage and romantic relationships. But the shift would not have happened…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • A Socio-Legal Study of Hacking

    Breaking and Remaking Law and Technology

    By Michael Anthony C. Dizon

    The relationship between hacking and the law has always been complex and conflict-ridden. This book examines the relations and interactions between hacking and the law with a view to understanding how hackers influence and are influenced by technology laws and policies. In our increasingly digital…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Death and Digital Media

    By Michael Arnold, Martin Gibbs, Tamara Kohn, James Meese, Bjorn Nansen

    Death and Digital Media provides a critical overview of how people mourn, commemorate and interact with the dead through digital media. It maps the historical and shifting landscape of digital death, considering a wide range of social, commercial and institutional responses to technological…

    Paperback – 2017-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Young People, Social Media and the Law

    By Brian Simpson

    This book critically confronts perceptions that social media has become a ‘wasteland’ for young people. Law has become preoccupied with privacy, intellectual property, defamation and criminal behaviour in and through social media. In the case of children and youth, this book argues, these…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge

  • Debating the Drug War

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

    By Michael Rosino

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Framing 21st Century Social Issues

  • Class and Everyday Life

    Critiques and Practices

    By Kirsteen Paton

    Why is social class still important in the twenty-first century, and in what ways? This text challenges claims that class is ‘dead’ by exploring how it comes to manifest itself in our everyday lives, whether in the bedroom or the gym, on social media sites or in the music charts. Taking a…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Social Media and Political Culture

    By Bridgette Wessels

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

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