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New and Published Books

  1. The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

    Edited by Kate Oakley, Justin O'Connor

    The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries is collection of contemporary scholarship on the cultural industries and seeks to re-assert the importance of cultural production and consumption against the purely economic imperatives of the ‘creative industries’. Across 43 chapters drawn from...

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Social Media Handbook

    Edited by Jeremy Hunsinger, Theresa M. Senft

    The Social Media Handbook explores how social media are changing disciplinary understandings of the internet and our everyday lives. In addition to person-to-person social networking services like Facebook and Twitter, this volume considers a broad range of networked information services that...

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Fantasy Sport Industry

    Games within Games

    By Andrew C. Billings, Brody J. Ruihley

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Fantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 27 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $1.5bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-depth study of fantasy sport as a cultural and social phenomenon and...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Sociology of the Visual Sphere

    Edited by Regev Nathansohn, Dennis Zuev

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This collection of original articles deals with two intertwined general questions: what is the visual sphere, and what are the means by which we can study it sociologically? These questions serve as the logic for dividing the book into two sections, the first ("Visualizing the Social, Sociologizing...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia

    Edited by Jo Caust

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia’s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Post Mobile Society

    from the Smart/Mobile to Second Offline

    Edited by Hidenori Tomita

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    The Post Mobile Society: from the Smart/Mobile to Second Offline forms the results of an in-depth and multilateral study on the influence of mobile media on society as well as trends of technologies and applications."Second Offline" refers to the real-world environment whose elements are...

    Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Social Media and Democracy

    Innovations in Participatory Politics

    Edited by Brian D. Loader, Dan Mercea

    Series: Routledge Research in Political Communication

    This book critically investigates the complex interaction between social media and contemporary democratic politics, and provides a grounded analysis of the emerging importance of Social media in civic engagement. Social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have increasingly...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Shanghai Expo

    An International Forum on the Future of Cities

    Edited by Tim Winter

    Series: CRESC

    In 2010 Shanghai hosted the largest, most spectacular and most expensive expo ever. Attracting a staggering 73 million visitors, and costing around US$45 billion dollars, Shanghai Expo broke the records in the history of world's fairs and universal expositions. With more than half of the world’s...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Diasporas and Diplomacy

    Cosmopolitan contact zones at the BBC World Service (1932–2012)

    Edited by Marie Gillespie, Alban Webb

    Series: CRESC

    Diasporas and Diplomacy analyzes the exercise of British ‘soft power’ through the BBC’s foreign language services, and the diplomatic role played by their diasporic broadcasters. The book offers the first historical and comparative analysis of the ‘corporate cosmopolitanism’ that has characterized...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge