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  1. Genetics, Mass Media and Identity

    A Case Study of the Genetic Research on the Lemba

    By Tudor Parfitt, Yulia Egorova

    This is the first book to explore the effect of genetic research on the Lemba Judaising community of Southern Africa and the phenomenon of Israelite identity. The science of genetics as relayed by the media is perceived by laymen as being irreproachably objective 'hard science': its disinterested...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Is There a Home in Cyberspace?

    The Internet in Migrants' Everyday Life and the Emergence of Global Communities

    By Heike Mónika Greschke

    Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

    How is global togetherness possible? How does the availability of the Internet alter migrants' everyday lives and senses of belonging? This book introduces an 'alien people' inhabiting a specific common virtual space in the World Wide Web, while the members of this space - most of them ethnic...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Information Technology, Development, and Social Change

    Edited by Fay Patel, Prahalad Sooknanan, Giselle Rampersad, Anuradha Mundkur

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    The speed and cost effectiveness of new information technology has prompted many to view these innovations as a panacea for social and economic development. However, such a view flies in the face of continuing inequities in education, health, food, and infrastructure. This volume explores these...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Managing Overflow in Affluent Societies

    Edited by Barbara Czarniawska, Orvar Löfgren

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    “It is simply too much” is a common complaint of the modern age. This book looks at how people and institutions deal with overflow - of information, consumption or choices. The essays explore the ways in which notions of overflow – framed in terms of excess and abundance or their implicit...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Theories of the Information Society

    4th Edition

    By Frank Webster

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Information is regarded as a distinguishing feature of our world. Where once economies were built on industry and conquest, we are now part of a global information economy. Pervasive media, expanding information occupations and the development of the internet convince many that living in an...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Muslim Women Online

    Faith and Identity in Virtual Space

    By Anna Piela

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    While issues surrounding Muslim women are common in the international media, the voices of Muslim women themselves are largely absent from media coverage and despite the rapidly increasing presence of Muslim women in online groups and discussions, it is still a relatively unexplored topic.This book...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Digital Labour and Karl Marx

    By Christian Fuchs

    How is labour changing in the age of computers, the Internet, and "social media" such as Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter? In Digital Labour and Karl Marx, Christian Fuchs attempts to answer that question, crafting a systematic critical theorisation of labour as performed in the...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology

    Edited by Massimiano Bucchi, Brian Trench

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Comprehensive yet accessible, this key Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the fast growing and increasingly important area of ‘public communication of science and technology’, from both research and practical perspectives. As well as introducing the main issues, arenas and professional...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. From Corporate to Social Media

    Critical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility in Media and Communication Industries

    By Marisol Sandoval

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf, Bernard Perron

    Series: Routledge Companions

    The number of publications dealing with video game studies has exploded over the course of the last decade, but the field has produced few comprehensive reference works. The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies, compiled by well-known video game scholars Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron,...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Celebrity Culture: Second Edition
    By Ellis Cashmore
    To Be Published April 20th 2014
  2. The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media
    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Larissa Hjorth
    To Be Published April 21st 2014
  3. Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web
    Edited by Martha McCaughey
    To Be Published May 1st 2014
  4. Media and the Sexualization of Childhood
    By Barrie Gunter
    To Be Published May 8th 2014
  5. Studies of Video Practices: Video at Work
    Edited by Mathias Broth, Eric Laurier, Lorenza Mondada
    To Be Published May 22nd 2014

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