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Forthcoming Media Theory Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published March 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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....

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Media and the Moral Mind

    Edited by Ron Tamborini

    Series: Electronic Media Research Series

    Questions regarding the relation between media and morality have been a lasting concern. Can media exposure shape or alter moral values? Does morality influence how audience members select, interpret and respond to media content? Attempts to answer such questions are hindered by the complex nature...

    To Be Published May 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    To Be Published May 12th 2015 by Routledge

  8. New Media, Old Media

    A History and Theory Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Anna Watkins Fisher, Thomas Keenan

    This much-expanded and updated second edition of New Media, Old Media brings together original and classic essays that explore the tensions of old and new in digital culture. Touching on topics including media archaeology, archives, software studies, surveillance, big data, social media, organized...

    To Be Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Barthes’ "Mythologies" Today

    Readings of Contemporary Culture

    Edited by Pete Bennett, Julian McDougall

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This is Barthes’ seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture. Leading...

    To Be Published June 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Activism on the Web

    Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism

    By Veronica Barassi

    Series: Routledge New Developments in Communication and Society Research

    Activism on the Web examines the everyday tensions that political activists face as they come to terms with the increasingly commercialized nature of web technologies and sheds light on an important, yet under-investigated, dimension of the relationship between contemporary forms of social protest...

    To Be Published June 10th 2015 by Routledge