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Forthcoming Media Theory Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 17th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Extreme Weather and Global Media

    Edited by Julia Leyda, Diane Negra

    In the two decades bracketing the turn of the millennium, large-scale weather disasters have been inevitably constructed as media events. As such, they challenge the meaning of concepts such as identity and citizenship for both locally affected populations and widespread spectator communities. This...

    To Be Published June 18th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Future of Internet Policy

    Edited by Peter Decherney, Victor Pickard

    All of the short essays in this volume look past the rhetoric of technological determinism and reliance on the natural logic of the market to consider the power of law and policy to steer new media in one direction or another. Many of the essays look backwards through history or outwards across...

    To Be Published July 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Production Studies, The Sequel!

    Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries

    Edited by Miranda Banks, Bridget Conor, Vicki Mayer

    Production Studies, The Sequel! is an exciting exploration of the experiences of media workers in local, global, and digital communities—from prop-masters in Germany, Chinese film auteurs, producers of children’s television in Qatar, Italian radio broadcasters, filmmakers in Ethiopia and Nigeria,...

    To Be Published July 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 July 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Media Criticism in a Digital Age

    Professional And Consumer Considerations

    By Peter B. Orlik

    Media Criticism in a Digital Age introduces readers to a variety of critical approaches to audio and video discourse on radio, television and the Internet. It is intended for those preparing for electronic media careers as well as for anyone seeking to enhance their media literacy. This book takes...

    To Be Published August 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Political Communication and Leadership

    Mimetisation, Hugo Chavez and the Construction of Power and Identity

    By Elena Block

    Series: Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

    The long-lasting hegemonic rule of President Hugo Chávez not only involved significant rearrangements in the control of political power in Venezuela but also shifts in the way its citizens constructed, connected and interacted with politics. In this book, Elena Block explores the political...

    To Be Published August 18th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Communication Theory

    A Beginner's Guide

    By Stephen M. Croucher

    This book offers students a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical guide to communication theory. Croucher defines the various perspectives on communication theory—the social scientific, interpretive, and critical approaches—and then takes on the theories themselves, with topics including...

    To Be Published September 2nd 2015 by Routledge