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The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

by Clay A. Johnson

The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just...


Radio Audiences and Participation in the Age of Network Society

by Tiziano Bonini & Belén| Monclús

This book maps, describes and further explores all contemporary forms of interaction between radio and its public, with a specific focus on those forms of content co-creation that link producers and listeners....


Global Media, Biopolitics, and Affect: Politicizing Bodily Vulnerability: Politicizing Bodily Vulnerability

by Britta Timm Knudsen & Carsten Stage

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...


Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the London Paralympics: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges & Mike Molesworth

The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society,"...


Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations: New Understandings and Representations

by Michael Grabowski

This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion...


The Promiscuity of Network Culture: Queer Theory and Digital Media: Queer Theory and Digital Media

by Robert Payne

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...


Environmental Journalism

by Henrik Bodker & Irene Neverla

Environmental journalism is an increasingly significant area for study within the broader field of journalism studies. It connects the concerns of politics, science, business, culture and the natural world...


Online Reporting of Elections

by Einar Thorsen

This book contributes to debates concerning online reporting of elections and the challenges facing journalism in the context of democratic change. The speed of technological adaptation by journalists and their...


Heritage, Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture: Movements in Irish Landscapes

by Diane Sabenacio Nititham & Rebecca Boyd

Using an interdisciplinary and transhistorical framework this book examines the cultural, material, and symbolic articulations of Irish migration relationships from the medieval period through to the contemporary...


Popular Music Matters: Essays in Honour of Simon Frith

by Lee Marshall & Dave Laing

Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith's achievements,...


Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic

by Márta Minier & Maddalena Pennacchia

Beginning with the premise that the biopic is a form of adaptation and an example of intermediality, this collection examines the multiplicity of 'source texts' and the concurrent issues of celebrity, fidelity...


Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism: Representation, Cognition and Everyday Talk

by Rusi Jaspal

Drawing upon media and visual sources and rich interview data from Iran, Britain and Israel, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism examines the concepts of antisemitism and anti-Zionism, tracing their evolution and...


Tourism, Performance, and Place: A Geographic Perspective

by Jillian M. Rickly-Boyd, Daniel C. Knudsen & Lisa C. Braverman

Drawing upon theories of landscape and performance, this work weaves together existing tourism literature with new scholarship to forge a geographically informed theory of tourism. Such a theory integrates the...


The Festivalization of Culture

by Andy Bennett, Jodie Taylor & Ian Woodward

The Festivalization of Culture explores the links between various local and global cultures, communities, identities and lifestyle narratives as they are both constructed and experienced in the festival context....


Mapping Foreign Correspondence in Europe

by Georgios Terzis

The book studies the current trends of foreign correspondence in Europe. The EU's expansion has had abundant effects on news coverage and some of the European capitals have become home to the biggest international...


Media and the Ecological Crisis

by Richard Maxwell, Jon Raundalen & Nina Lager Vestberg

Media and the Ecological Crisis is a collaborative work of interdisciplinary writers engaged in mapping, understanding and addressing the complex contribution of media to the current ecological crisis. The book...


Cultural Production in and Beyond the Recording Studio

by Allan Watson

Recording studios are the most insulated, intimate and privileged sites of music production and creativity. Yet in a world of intensified globalisation, they are also sites which are highly connected into wider...


Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus

by Gregory Price Grieve & Daniel Veidlinger

Buddhism, the Internet and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus explores Buddhist practice and teachings in an increasingly networked and digital era. Contributors consider the ways Buddhism plays a role and...


American and Chinese-Language Cinemas: Examining Cultural Flows

by Lisa Funnell & Man-Fung Yip

Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however,...


Eco-Trauma Cinema

by Anil Narine

Film has taken a powerful position alongside the global environmental movement, from didactic documentaries to the fantasy pleasures of commercial franchises. This book investigates in particular film's complex...