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Forthcoming Sociology of Media Books

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Forthcoming 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...

    To Be 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...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Mobile Media Practices, Presence and Politics

    The Challenge of Being Seamlessly Mobile

    Edited by Kathleen M. Cumiskey, Larissa Hjorth

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    As an example of convergence, the mobile phone—especially in the form of smartphone—is now ushering in new promises of seamlessness between engagement with technology and everyday common experiences. This seamlessness is not only about how one transitions between the worlds of the device and the...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Social Dynamics of Web 2.0

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Charalambos Tsekeris, Ioannis Katerelos

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Within only a few years, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, You Tube and other social media have become an intimate part of everyday life. Web 2.0, the collective term for all forms of interactive online communication, is characterized by the overwhelming ability of users to collaboratively create...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Dark Side of Game Play

    Controversial Issues in Playful Environments

    Edited by Torill Elvira Mortensen, Jonas Linderoth, Ashley ML Brown

    Series: Routledge Advances in Game Studies

    Games allow players to experiment and play with subject positions, values and moral choice. In game worlds players can take on the role of antagonists; they allow us to play with behaviour that would be offensive, illegal or immoral if it happened outside of the game sphere. While contemporary...

    To Be Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Women and Media in the Middle East

    From Veiling to Blogging

    Edited by Nahed Eltantawy

    The traditional image of the Middle Eastern woman, as portrayed by the Western media, has tended to be one of a woman oppressed by men and religion. Veiling intensifies this image of supposed powerlessness and imprisonment. However, the Arab Spring uprisings have introduced the West to women in the...

    To Be Published July 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Categorization and the Moral Order (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lena Jayyusi

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1984, this is a study of categorization practices: how people categorize each other and their actions; how they describe, infer, and judge. The book presents a sociological analysis and description of practical activities and makes a cogent contribution to the study of how the...

    To Be Published July 6th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 21st 2015 by Routledge