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Forthcoming Sociology of Media Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media

    Edited by Richard Maxwell

    Series: Routledge Companions

    Labor resides at the center of all media and communication production, from the workers who create the information technologies that form the dynamic core of the global capitalist system and the designers who create media content to the salvage workers who dismantle the industry’s high-tech trash....

    To Be Published July 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations

    Politics, place and power

    Edited by Lisa Ann Richey

    Series: Rethinking Development

    Discussion over celebrity engagement is often limited to theoretical critique or normative name-calling, without much grounded research into what it is that celebrities are doing, the same or differently throughout the world. Crucially, little attention has been paid to the Global South, either as...

    To Be Published July 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattari

    Towards an affective theory of form

    By Colin Cremin

    Videogames are a unique artistic form, and to analyse and understand them an equally unique language is required. Cremin turns to Deleuze and Guattari’s non-representational philosophy to develop a conceptual toolkit for thinking anew about videogames and our relationship to them. Rather than...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Media, Animal Conservation and Environmental Education

    Edited by John Blewitt

    Natural History filmmaking has a long history but the generic boundaries between it and environmental and conservation filmmaking are blurred. Nature, environment and animal imagery has been a mainstay of television, campaigning organisations and conservation bodies from Greenpeace to the Sierra...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Handbook of Critical Public Relations

    Edited by Jacquie L'Etang, David McKie, Nancy Snow, Jordi Xifra

    Series: Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting

    Critical theory has a long history, but a relatively recent intersection with public relations. This ground-breaking collection engages with commonalities and differences in the traditions, whilst encouraging plural perspectives in the contemporary public relations field. Compiled by a high-profile...

    To Be Published August 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Digital Audiobooks

    New Media, Users, and Experiences

    By Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    Audiobooks are rapidly gaining popularity with widely accessible digital downloading and streaming services. This book engages with the digital form of audiobooks, framing audiobook listening as both a remediation of literature and an everyday activity that creates new reading experiences...

    To Be Published August 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora

    Rethinking Transnationalism

    Edited by Wanning Sun, John Sinclair

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The rise of China has brought about a dramatic increase in the rate of migration from mainland China. At the same time, the Chinese government has embarked on a full-scale push for the internationalisation of Chinese media and culture. Media and communication have therefore become crucial factors...

    To Be Published August 28th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Mediating Post-Socialist Femininities

    Edited by Nadia Kaneva

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this collection of essays examines the ways in which popular media re-construct ideas and ideals of femininity in the post-socialist cultural space. The authors explore a comprehensive range of questions including: How have post-socialist women...

    To Be Published September 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Global Beauty Industry

    Colorism, Racism, and the National Body

    By Meeta Rani Jha

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    The Global Beauty Industry is an interdisciplinary text that uses beauty to explore topics of gender, race, class, colorism, nation, bodies, multiculturalism, transnationalism, and intersectionality. Integrating materials from a wide range of cultural and geo-political contexts, it coalesces with...

    To Be Published September 7th 2015 by Routledge