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  • Beyond Prime Time Activism

    Edited by Charlotte Ryan, Karen Jeffreys

    This book offers an accessible introduction to communication activism. Referencing a growing literature and two decades of collaboration, authors Charlotte Ryan and Karen Jeffreys weigh the strengths and limits of existing public communication models, then, distill a participatory model that draws…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Media and Communication Activism

  • Unbecoming Things

    Mutable Objects and the Politics of Waste

    By Nicky Gregson, Mike Crang

    This book responds to moves to rematerialize the social sciences, to attend to the stuff of daily life but challenges the social sciences to think beyond objects as stable things. It forwards the argument that objects need to be seen not as stabilising things, or immutable mobiles – as…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 

  • The Emergence of Trans

    Cultures, Politics and Everyday Lives

    Edited by Iggi Moon, Ruth Pearce

    Paperback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Image Testimonies

    Witnessing in Times of Social Media

    Edited by Kerstin Schankweiler, Verena Straub, Tobias Wendl

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge Studies in Affective Societies

  • The Culture of Artificial Intelligence

    Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution

    By Anthony Elliott

    In this ground-breaking book, Cambridge-trained sociologist Anthony Elliott argues that much of what passes for conventional wisdom about artificial intelligence is either ill-considered or plain wrong. The reason? The AI revolution is not so much about cyborgs and super-robots in the future, but…

    Paperback – 2019-01-30 

  • Researching Learning, Insight, and Transformation in Online Talk

    By Trena Paulus, Alyssa Wise

    Researching Learning, Insight, and Transformation in Online Talk provides a comprehensive approach to analyzing online talk in formal and informal education for evidence of insights and transformations. The book addresses major teaching and learning challenges that have arisen as learning is…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 

  • Contemporary European Cinema

    Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis

    Edited by Betty Kaklamanidou, Ana M. Corbalán

    This book offers a range of accounts of the state of ‘European Cinema’ in a specific sociopolitical era: that of the global economic crisis that began in 2008 and the more recent refugee and humanitarian crisis. With the recession having become a popular theme of economic, demographic and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-24 
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Alternative Food Politics

    From the Margins to the Mainstream

    Edited by Michelle Phillipov, Katherine Kirkwood

    Media interest in food has intensified in recent years, leading to a contemporary food landscape where ‘alternative’ food practices are increasingly visible. Environmental concerns, that were once exclusively the concern of activist movements, are now central to primetime television cooking shows,…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20 
    Critical Food Studies

  • Technology, Media and Social Movements

    Edited by Cristina Flesher Fominaya, Kevin Gillan

    This book offers an interdisciplinary set of contributions from leading scholars, and explores the complex relationship between media, technology and social movements. It provides a valuable resource for scholars and students working in this rapidly developing field. Providing theoretical…

    Hardback – 2018-12-16 

  • The Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Culture, and Media

    Edited by Bree Hadley, Donna Mcdonald

    In the last 30 years, a distinctive intersection between disability studies – including disability rights advocacy, disability rights activism, and disability law – and disability arts, culture, and media studies has developed. The two fields have worked in tandem to offer critique of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-14 

  • Digitized Lives

    Culture, Power, and Social Change in the Internet Era, 2nd Edition

    By T.V. Reed

    In chapters examining a broad range of issues—including digitized identities, sexuality, politics in the post-truth era, digital games and education, race and gender relations, e-waste, and social protest movements—Digitized Lives argues that making sense of digitized culture means looking past the…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11 

  • Celebrity Society

    The Struggle for Attention, 2nd Edition

    By Robert van Krieken

    On television and in films, in magazines and books, on the internet and in the realm of politics: celebrities of all sorts seem to dominate our attention. Celebrity Society: The Struggle for Attention brings new perspectives to our understanding of how the figure of ‘the celebrity’ is bound up with…

    Paperback – 2018-12-10 

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