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Haunting Hands

by Kathleen M. Cumiskey & Larissa Hjorth

Haunting Hands looks closely at the consequences of digital media's ubiquitous presence in our lives, in particular the representing, sharing, and remembering of loss. From Facebook tribute pages during public...


Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman

by Anne Helen Petersen

“Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to non-conforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is crucial reading...


The Voice of America

by Mitchell Stephens

The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer—the most famous journalist of his time—who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism.

Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this...


Plain Text

by Dennis Tenen

This book challenges the ways we read, write, store, and retrieve information in the digital age. Computers—from electronic books to smart phones—play an active role in our social lives. Our technological...


Social Media in South India

by Shriram Venkatraman

One of the first ethnographic studies to explore use of social media in the everyday lives of people in Tamil Nadu, Social Media in South India provides an understanding of this subject in a region experiencing...


Supreme Democracy

by Richard Davis

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Supreme Court nominations were driven by presidents, senators, and some legal community elites. Many nominations were quick processes with little Senate deliberation,...


Entertainment - Droit, Médias, Art, Culture 2017/1

by Mrs. Judith Andres

Découvrez le sommaire de ce premier numéro et l'article "Pourquoi une nouvelle revue ?"

Discover the table of contents of this first issue and the article "Why a New Publication?"


(Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love: Gender, Social Media, and Aspirational Work

by Brooke Erin Duffy

An illuminating investigation into a class of enterprising women aspiring to "make it" in the social media economy but often finding only unpaid work

Profound transformations in our digital society have brought...


The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time

by Brooke Gladstone

Reality. It used to seem so simple—reality just was, like the weather. Why question it, let alone disagree about it? And then came the assault, an unending stream of “fake news,” “alternative facts,”...


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...


Drawn to the Gods: Religion and Humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy

by David Feltmate

Dives into a new world of religious satire illuminated through the layers of religion and humor that make up the The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy.  

Drawing on the worldviews put forth by three wildly...


Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

by Zeynep Tufekci

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements' greatest strengths and frequent challenges

To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti-Wall Street...


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...


Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America's Surveillance Society

by Joshua Reeves

The history of recruiting citizens to spy on each other in the United States.

Ever since the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, we think about surveillance as the data-tracking digital technologies...


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...


Interviewing for Journalists

by Emma Lee-Potter

Interviewing for Journalists focuses on the central journalistic skill of how to ask the right questions in the right way. It is a practical and concise guide for all print and online journalists - professionals,...


Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism: Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity

by Stuart Allan

If everyone with a smartphone can be a citizen photojournalist, who needs professional photojournalism? This rather flippant question cuts to the heart of a set of pressing issues, where an array of impassioned...


Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth

by Patti M. Valkenburg & Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age

Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media-thanks to the sophistication and portability of the...


Children and Media in India: Narratives of Class, Agency and Social Change

by Shakuntala Banaji

Is the bicycle, like the loudspeaker, a medium of communication in India? Do Indian children need trade unions as much as they need schools? What would you do with a mobile phone if all your friends were playing...


Cultural Feelings: Mood, Mediation and Cultural Politics

by Ben Highmore

Cultural Feelings: Mood, Mediation and Cultural Politics sets out to examine the role of feelings and mood in the production of social and cultural experience. By returning to the work of Raymond Williams, and...