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  1. 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...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Global Media, Biopolitics, and Affect

    Politicizing Bodily Vulnerability

    By Britta Timm Knudsen, Carsten Stage

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    Global Media, Biopolitics and Affect shows how mediations of bodily vulnerability have become a strong political force in contemporary societies. In discussions and struggles concerning war involvement, healthcare issues, charity, democracy movements, contested national pasts, and climate change,...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Promiscuity of Network Culture

    Queer Theory and Digital Media

    By Robert Payne

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    Liking, sharing, friending, going viral: what would it mean to recognize these current modes of media interaction as promiscuous? In a contemporary network culture characterized by a proliferation of new forms of intimate mediated sociality, this book argues that promiscuity is a new standard of...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Celebrity Culture and the American Dream

    Stardom and Social Mobility, 2nd Edition

    By Karen Sternheimer

    Celebrity Culture and the American Dream, Second Edition considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture as we know it today, retaining the first edition’s examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present and expanding to include...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 "...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Digital Publics

    Cultural Political Economy, Financialisation and Creative Organisational 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...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge