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Crime, Media, and Reality

by Venessa Garcia & Samantha G. Arkerson

In today's society, the public perception of crime has been skewed by how the media depicts it. People use the media for enjoyment, companionship, surveillance, and interpretation. The problem is that it becomes...

Good Sweden, Bad Sweden: The Use and Abuse of Swedish Values in a Post-Truth World

by Paul Rapacioli

You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this?

The idea of Sweden as a nation in crisis is spreading. With influential news outlets reporting stories of no-go zones, lawlessness...


by Ankit Lal

`As a pioneer in the age when social media has become India?s new political pulpit and argumentative townsquare, Ankit Lal is perfectly poised to chronicle India?s transformational tryst with Twitter and Facebook...

Activism and Digital Culture in Australia

by Debbie Rodan & Jane Mummery

Activists use digital as well as mainstream media tools to attract supporters, advertise their campaigns, and raise awareness of issues in the broader community. Activism and Digital Culture in Australia examines...

David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music

by Darryl W. Bullock

The most comprehensive history of LGBT music ever compiled, encompassing a century of music by and for the LGBT community

LGBT musicians have shaped the development of music over the last century, with a sexually...

HBO's Treme and the Stories of the Storm

by Robin Andersen

This book analyses the HBO program Treme from multiple perspectives and argues that the series’ depictions of music, culture, cuisine, and identity are innovative and represent unique televisual storytelling...

Globalization and Media

by Jack Lule

The fully updated third edition of this lively and accessible book argues for the central role of media in understanding globalization. Indeed, Jack Lule convincingly shows that globalization could not have...

Authority and leadership. Values, religion, media

by Caroline Cerveny, Johannes Ehrat, Marianne Ejdersten & Stephen Garner et al.

This book wrestles with questions of authority and leadership in the digital age, questions that hold particular relevance for religious communication and Church authority. The essays come out of a series of...

Film and values

by Botros Danial, Michel Kocher, Frix Farel & Katia Malatesta et al.

This book is the result of the 1st International Seminar of Film and Values organized by the Directorate of Religious Affairs, SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communication) and Blanquerna Observatory...

Poor News

by Dr. Steven Harkins & Dr. Jairo Lugo-Ocando

Poor News examines the way discourses of poverty are articulated in the news media by incorporating specific narratives and definers that bring about certain ideological worldviews. This happens, the authors...

Think Before You Like: Social Media's Effect on the Brain and the Tools You Need to Navigate YourNewsfeed

by Guy P. Harrison

At a time when the news cycle turns on a tweet, journalism gets confused with opinion, and facts are treated as negotiable information, applying critical thinking skills to your social media consumption is more...

Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution

by Neil Gershenfeld, Alan Gershenfeld & Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

That's the promise, and peril, of the third digital revolution, where anyone will be able to make (almost) anything

Two digital revolutions--computing and communication--have radically transformed our economy...


by Kevin Young

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

“There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential.”—Marlon James


Everything You Need to Know about Social Media: Without Having to Call A Kid

by Greta Van Susteren

A simple, step-by-step guide to the major social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, and more—by former news anchor and media maven Greta Van Susteren.

Becoming the News

by Ruth Palmer

What does it feel like to be featured, quoted, or just named in a news story? A refugee family, the survivor of a shooting, a primary voter in Iowa—the views and experiences of ordinary people are an important...

Constructing Digital Cultures

by Judith E. Rosenbaum

Announcing presidential decisions, debating social issues, disputing the latest developments in television shows, and sharing funny memes—Twitter has become a space where ordinary citizens and world-leaders...

Social Media in Emergent Brazil

by Juliano Spyer

Since the birth of the internet, low-income Brazilians have received little government support to help them access it. In response, they have largely self-financed their digital migration. Internet cafés became...

The Assimilation of Yogic Religions through Pop Culture

by Paul G. Hackett, Rex Barnes, Joel Bordeaux & Albion M. Butters et al.

The image of the meditating yogi has become a near-universal symbol for transcendent perfection used to market everything from perfume and jewelry to luxury resorts and sports cars, and popular culture has readily...

Heritage, Screen and Literary Tourism

by Dr. Sheela Agarwal & Prof. Gareth Shaw

This book examines the main issues and concepts relating to heritage, screen and literary tourism (HSLT) and provides a comprehensive understanding and evaluation of these three forms of tourism in the context...

Negotiating Group Identities in Multicultural Germany

by David Abadi

This monograph scrutinizes the media portrayals of (ethnic/religious) minorities in Germany, encompassing the fields of media sociology, media effects, political communication, multiculturalism, populism in...