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  1. The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media

    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Larissa Hjorth

    Series: Routledge Companions

    The last decade has witnessed the rise of the cell phone from a mode of communication to an indispensable multimedia device, and this phenomenon has led to the burgeoning of mobile communication studies in media, cultural studies, and communication departments across the academy.The Routledge...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Media and the Sexualization of Childhood

    By Barrie Gunter

    Media and the Sexualization of Childhood examines the on-going debates surrounding the prominence of sexual themes in children’s lives, from clothes and accessories, toys and games, to music, entertainment media, advertising, and new media platforms. Parents, educators and politicians around the...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social Media and Democracy

    Innovations in Participatory Politics

    Edited by Brian D. Loader, Dan Mercea

    Series: Routledge Research in Political Communication

    This book critically investigates the complex interaction between social media and contemporary democratic politics, and provides a grounded analysis of the emerging importance of Social media in civic engagement. Social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have increasingly...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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