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  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. 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 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Theorizing Social Memories

    Concepts and Contexts

    Edited by Gerd Sebald, Jatin Wagle

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Public debates over the last two decades about social memories, about how as societies we remember, make sense of, and even imagine and invent, our collective pasts suggest that grand narratives have been abandoned for numerous little stories that contest the unified visions of the past. But, while...

    To Be Published July 30th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Celebrity Humanitarianism and North-South Relations

    Politics, place and power

    Edited by Lisa Ann Richey

    Series: Rethinking Development

    There is a pressing need to examine celebrities and the role of context in the power relations that constitute North-South relations. The chapters in this volume are thematically organized according to two themes: 1) What impact do celebrities have in the global South? and 2) What does celebrity...

    To Be Published July 30th 2015 by Routledge