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  1. Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web

    Edited by Martha McCaughey

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    Cyberactivism already has a rich history, but over the past decade the participatory web—with its de-centralized information/media sharing, portability, storage capacity, and user-generated content—has reshaped political and social change. Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web examines the impact...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Critique, Social Media and the Information Society

    Edited by Christian Fuchs, Marisol Sandoval

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    In times of global capitalist crisis we are witnessing a return of critique in the form of a surging interest in critical theories (such as the critical political economy of Karl Marx) and social rebellions as a reaction to the commodification and instrumentalization of everything. On one hand,...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Celebrity Culture

    Second Edition

    By Ellis Cashmore

    Over the past few decades, the public obsession with celebrity has exploded. There has also been a huge growth in the number of college and university courses and degrees on celebrity studies and celebrity journalism. Ellis Cashmore’s Celebrity/Culture was among the first textbooks to address this...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 7th 2014 by Routledge