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Forthcoming Sociology of Media Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Current Research on Information Technologies and Society

    Papers from the 2013 Meetings of the American Sociological Association

    Edited by Jennifer Earl, Katrina Kimport

    Research on communication and information technologies is of growing importance to sociology and the interdisciplinary examination of communication and (new) media. This volume includes eight chapters examining recent developments in the field, illustrating the maturation, vibrancy, and diversity...

    To Be Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Power, Diversity and Public Relations

    By Lee Edwards

    Series: Routledge New Directions in Public Relations & Communication Research

    Power, Diversity and Public Relations addresses the lack of diversity in PR by revealing the ways in which power operates within the occupation to construct archetypal practitioner identities, occupational belonging and exclusion. It explores the ways in which the field is normatively constructed...

    To Be Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Media and Human Rights

    The Cosmopolitan Promise

    By Ekaterina Balabanova

    In recent years there has been an explosion in the usage and visibility of the language of human rights in the media, but what does this mean for the role of the media? For evolving ideas about human rights? And for the prospect of shared cosmopolitan values? Ekaterina Balabanova argues that in...

    To Be Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Digital Sociology

    By Deborah Lupton

    We now live in a digital society. New digital technologies have had a profound influence on everyday life, social relations, government, commerce, the economy and the production and dissemination of knowledge. People’s movements in space, their purchasing habits and their online communication with...

    To Be Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. China Online

    Locating Society in Online Spaces

    Edited by Peter Marolt, David Kurt Herold

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The Chinese internet is driving change across all facets of social life, and scholars have grown mindful that online and offline spaces have become interdependent and inseparable dimensions of social, political, economic, and cultural activity. This book showcases the richness and diversity of...

    To Be Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Theories of the Mobile Internet

    Materialities and Imaginaries

    Edited by Andrew Herman, Jan Hadlaw, Thom Swiss

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    This volume proposes the mobile Internet is best understood as a socio-technical "assemblage" of objects, practices, symbolic representations, experiences and affects. Authors from a variety of disciplines discuss practices mediated through mobile communication, including current phone and tablet...

    To Be Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialization and Creative Organizational Politics

    By John Michael Roberts

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Today we often hear academics, commentators, pundits, and politicians telling us that new media has transformed activism, providing an array of networks for ordinary people to become creatively involved in a multitude of social and political practices. But what exactly is the ideology lurking...

    To Be Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Pop Culture Panics

    How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency

    By Karen Sternheimer

    Moral panics reveal much about a society’s social structure and the sociology embedded in everyday life. This short text examines extreme reactions to American popular culture over the past century, including crusades against comic books, music, and pinball machines, to help convey the "...

    To Be Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Reframing Disability?

    Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

    Edited by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society," and use sport to contribute to "a better world for all people with a disability." This...

    To Be Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Video Games and Social Competence

    By Rachel Kowert

    Series: Routledge Advances in Game Studies

    Despite their popularity, online video games have been met with suspicion by the popular media and academic community. In particular, there is a growing concern that online video game play may be associated with deficits in social functioning. Due to a lack of empirical consistency, the debate...

    To Be Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge