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New and Published Books

  1. From Corporate to Social Media

    Critical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility in Media and Communication Industries

    By Marisol Sandoval

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Disorder and the Disinformation Society

    The Social Dynamics of Information, Networks and Software

    By Jonathan Paul Marshall, James Goodman, Didar Zowghi, Francesca da Rimini

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    This book is the first general social analysis that seriously considers the daily experience of information disruption and software failure within contemporary Western society. Through an investigation of informationalism, defined as a contemporary form of capitalism, it describes the social...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Interactive Digital Narrative

    History, Theory and Practice

    Edited by Hartmut Koenitz, Gabriele Ferri, Mads Haahr, Diğdem Sezen, Tonguç İbrahim Sezen

    Series: Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

    The book is concerned with narrative in digital media that changes according to user input—Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN). It provides a broad overview of current issues and future directions in this multi-disciplinary field that includes humanities-based and computational perspectives. It...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Digital Platforms, Imperialism and Political Culture

    By Dal Yong Jin

    Series: Routledge New Developments in Communication and Society Research

    In the networked twenty-first century, digital platforms have significantly influenced capital accumulation and digital culture. Platforms, such as social network sites (e.g. Facebook), search engines (e.g. Google), and smartphones (e.g. iPhone), are increasingly crucial because they function as...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Making Sense of Mediatized Politics

    Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

    Edited by Jesper Strömbäck, Frank Esser

    Series: Journalism Studies

    Over time and across Western democracies, the media has become increasingly influential, and a great deal more political processes have become altered, shaped or structured by the media and the perceived need of individuals, organizations and social systems to communicate with or through the media....

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Boundaries of Journalism

    Professionalism, Practices and Participation

    Edited by Matt Carlson, Seth C. Lewis

    Series: Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies

    The concept of boundaries has become a central theme in the study of journalism. In recent years, the decline of legacy news organizations and the rise of new interactive media tools have thrust such questions as "what is journalism" and "who is a journalist" into the limelight. Struggles over...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Culture and Economy in the Age of Social Media

    By Christian Fuchs

    Understanding social media requires us to engage with the individual and collective meanings that diverse stakeholders and participants give to platforms. It also requires us to analyse how social media companies try to make profits, how and which labour creates this profit, who creates social...

    Published January 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Critiquing Free Speech

    First Amendment theory and the Challenge of Interdisciplinarity

    By Matthew D. Bunker

    Series: Routledge Communication Series

    In this exceptional volume, Matthew D. Bunker explores the work of contemporary free speech critics and argues that, while at times these critics provide important lessons, many of their conclusions must be rejected. Moreover, Bunker suggests that we be wary of interdisciplinary approaches to free...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Neuroscience and Media

    New Understandings and Representations

    Edited by Michael Grabowski

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion within mediated environments. The book highlights interdisciplinary and...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Theories of the Mobile Internet

    Materialities and Imaginaries

    Edited by Andrew Herman, Jan Hadlaw, Thom Swiss

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    This volume proposes the mobile Internet is best understood as a socio-technical "assemblage" of objects, practices, symbolic representations, experiences and affects. Authors from a variety of disciplines discuss practices mediated through mobile communication, including current phone and tablet...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge