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Forthcoming Sociology of Media Books

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  1. Gender, Age, and Digital Games in the Domestic Context

    By Alison Harvey

    Series: Routledge Advances in Game Studies

    Western digital game play has shifted in important ways over the last decade, with a plethora of personal devices affording a range of increasingly diverse play experiences. Despite the celebration of a more inclusive environment of digital game play, very little grounded research has been devoted...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Sexuality in Role-Playing Games

    By Ashley ML Brown

    Series: Routledge Advances in Game Studies

    Role-playing games offer a chance to pretend, make believe, and share fantasy. They often invoke heavy themes into their game play: morality, violence, politics, spirituality, or sexuality. Although interesting moral debates perennially appear in the media and academia concerning the...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Unbecoming Things

    Mutable Objects and the Politics of Waste

    By Nicky Gregson, Mike Crang

    Series: CRESC

    This book responds to moves to rematerialize the social sciences, to attend to the stuff of daily life but challenges the social sciences to think beyond objects as stable things. It forwards the argument that objects need to be seen not as stabilising things, or immutable mobiles – as...

    To Be Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Synchronization of National Policies

    How Worldwide Trends are Created and Domesticated

    By Pertti Alasuutari

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The Synchronization of National Policies shows how it is possible that there is remarkable uniformity in the policies that the nation-states adopt, although there is no world government. Mainstream research attributes such global governance to the influence of leading countries, to functional...

    To Be Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries

    Edited by Kate Oakley, Justin O'Connor

    To Be Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Promotional Screen Industries

    By Paul Grainge, Cathy Johnson

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Companion to Media and Labor

    Edited by Richard Maxwell

    Series: Routledge Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Media and Labor will address fundamental questions about work that takes place throughout the global supply chain of information and communication technologies (ICT), consumer electronics (CE), and media/cultural production. Essays examine work on the mostly unglamorous...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. White Weddings

    Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture, 3rd Edition

    By Chrys Ingraham

    This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge