Sociology of Media Products

  • Online Hate and Harmful Content

    Cross-National Perspectives

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

    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 Research in Information Technology and Society

  • 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

    This book addresses the everyday lived experiences of Africans in their interaction with different kinds of media: old and new, state and private, elite and popular, global and national, material and virtual. The ongoing targeting of African audiences and users by global media companies such as…

    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

  • Media, Mobilization and the Umbrella Movement

    Edited by Francis L. F. Lee

    The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong caught the world’s attention and imagination at the end of 2014. The 79-day occupation campaign took on some of the characteristics of the recent wave of large-scale protest movements around the world, including the prominent roles played by the media – both…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Women’s Magazines in Print and New Media

    Edited by Noliwe Rooks, Victoria Pass, Ayana Weekley

    This book contributes to our collective understanding of the significance of representations of women and gender in magazines in both their print and online forms. The essays are authored by scholars, writers and cultural producers in fields such as art, film and visual studies, literature,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Migrants, Minorities, and the Media

    Information, representations, and participation in the public sphere

    Edited by Erik Bleich, Irene Bloemraad, Els de Graauw

    The media inform the public, help political and social actors communicate with each other, influence perceptions of pressing issues, depict topics and people in particular ways, and may shape political views and participation. Given these critical functions that the media play in society, this book…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge

  • Media Research on Climate Change

    Where have we been and where are we heading?

    Edited by Ulrika Olausson, Peter Berglez

    Research on media coverage of climate change, as a particular subfield of environmental communication research, has proliferated over the past decade. This book sets out to consider what conclusions can be drawn in light of the existing body of work, what lessons can be learnt, what are the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    Routledge

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