Social science / Media Studies

New Releases

icon Subscribe to feed


Best Selling

New Releases

Our Selection



Delete Media Studies



English (1792)

French (78)

German (105)

Spanish (75)

Italian (151)



All (1792)

DRM Free (172)

DRM (1620)

More options

The Pink Tide

by Lee Artz

Over the last two decades, military and authoritarian regimes in Latin America have receded as indigenous social movements and popular protests have demanded and won peaceful transitions to democratically-elected...

Retcon Game

by Andrew J. Friedenthal

The superhero Wolverine time travels and changes storylines. On Torchwood, there’s a pill popped to alter memories of the past. The narrative technique of retroactive continuity seems rife lately, given all...

Cyborgian Images

by Lars C. Grabbe, Patrick Rupert, Kruse & Norbert M. Schmitz

One of the big myths and metaphors of the postmodern age is the Cyborg, which includes a large amount of different meanings. The Cyborg often expresses the transformation and extension of the body and exemplifies...

Social Media Freaks: Digital Identity in the Network Society

by Dustin Kidd

Social media has been transforming American and global cultural life for over a decade. It has flattened the divide between producer and audience found in other forms of culture while also enriching some massive...

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

by Adam Alter

“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses,...

Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era

by Daniel J. Levitin

Previously Published as A Field Guide to Lies

We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to...

Web as History

by Niels Brügger & Ralph Schroeder

The World Wide Web has now been in use for more than 20 years. From early browsers to today’s principal source of information, entertainment and much else, the Web is an integral part of our daily lives, to...

The Ideas Industry

by Daniel Drezner

The public intellectual, as a person and ideal, has a long and storied history. Writing in venues like the New Republic and Commentary, such intellectuals were always expected to opine on a broad array of topics,...

Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

by Derek Thompson

“This book picks up where The Tipping Point left off." -- Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE

Nothing “goes viral.” If you think a popular...

Fridays of Rage

by Sam Cherribi

Fridays of Rage reveals Al Jazeera's rise to that most respected of all Western media positions: the watchdog of democracy. Al Jazeera served as the nursery for the Arab world's democratic revolutions, promoting...

Hollywood Made in China

by Aynne Kokas

China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 ignited a race to capture new global media audiences. Hollywood moguls began courting Chinese investors to create entertainment on an international scale—from...

The Oracle Day

by Pierluigi Casalino

Here is the new International digital book (in english) of the eclectic Pierluigi Casalino scholar, already known as a modern protagonist of the italian futurist revival. He's often wandering around the world;...

The Responsive Chord

by Tony Schwartz & John Carey

"The Responsive Chord How media manipulate you: what you buy… who you vote for… and how you think. By Tony Schwartz" The essential guide to how media shape our lives. By the creator of the most talked about...

Misfit Children: An Inquiry into Childhood Belongings

by Markus Bohlmann, Naja Later, Daniel Butler & Danette DiMarco et al.

This collection of essays turns to misfit children as those found in-between socio-cultural, psychological and physical realms. It explores both the possibilities and futilities of negotiating this in-betweenness....

Censored 2017

by Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth & Project Censored

The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Featuring...

Public Opinion

by Walter Lippmann

Public Opinion exposes how media can shape public perception and how that perception changes society. Walter Lippmann is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and visionary.

Moments of Silence

by Arta Khakpour, Shouleh Vatanabadi & Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

The Iran-Iraq War was the longest conventional war of the 20th century. The memory of it may have faded in the wake of more recent wars in the region, but the harrowing facts remain: over one million soldiers...

The Evil Side of the Web

by Aa. Vv. & Gilberto Marzano

There are various risks tied to the Web. Toxic evils like cybercrimes, cyberbullying, on-line harassment, aggressive online comments, defamation, hateful speech, plagiarism, etc. are growing among young people....

Image Operations

by Jens Eder & Charlotte Klonk

Still and moving images are crucial factors in contemporary political conflicts. They not only have representational, expressive or illustrative functions, but also augment and create significant events. Beyond...

All Ears