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Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introduction

by Lee Artz

Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional...


Lincoln Mediated: The President and the Press through Nineteenth-Century Media

by David W. Bulla, Gregory A. Borchard & David B. Sachsman

Lincoln Mediated describes how Abraham Lincoln worked with the press throughout his political career. It details how his ties to various newspapers played a central role in the success of his presidency. Gregory...


Interactive Digital Narrative: History, Theory and Practice

by Hartmut Koenitz, Gabriele Ferri & Mads Haahr

The book is concerned with narrative in digital media that changes according to user input-Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN). It provides a broad overview of current issues and future directions in this multi-disciplinary...


Driver's License

by Meredith Castile

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

A classic teenage fetish object, the American driver's license has long symbolized freedom and mobility...


Drone

by Adam Rothstein

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, swarming through the networks, and soon, we're told,...


Remote Control

by Caetlin Benson-Allott

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

While we all use remote controls, we understand little about their history or their impact on our daily...


Golf Ball

by Harry Brown

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Harry Brown explores the composition, history, kinetic life, and the long deterioration of golf balls,...


Post-Object Fandom: Television, Identity and Self-narrative

by Rebecca Williams

Fandom is generally viewed as an integral part of everyday life which impacts upon how we form emotional bonds with ourselves and others in a modern, mediated world. Whilst it is inevitable for television series...


Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

by Mark McLelland, Kazumi Nagaike & Katsuhiko Suganuma

A critical examination of the "beautiful boy" love comics that enthralled fans in Japan and then worldwide


The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology

by S. Shyam Sundar

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology offers an unparalleled source for seminal and cutting-edge research on the psychological aspects of communicating with and via emergent media technologies,...


Gender, Age, and Digital Games in the Domestic Context

by Alison Harvey

Western digital game play has shifted in important ways over the last decade, with a plethora of personal devices affording a range of increasingly diverse play experiences. Despite the celebration of a more...


Promotional Screen Industries

by Paul Grainge & Catherine Johnson

From the trailers and promos that surround film and television to the ads and brand videos that are sought out and shared, promotional media have become a central part of contemporary screen life. Promotional...


Ethnography for the Internet: Embedded, Embodied and Everyday

by Christine Hine

The internet has become embedded into our daily lives, no longer an esoteric phenomenon, but instead an unremarkable way of carrying out our interactions with one another. Online and offline are interwoven in...


Online Journalism Ethics: Traditions and Transitions: Traditions and Transitions

by Cecilia Friend & Jane Singer

Online media present both old and new ethical issues for journalists who must make decisions in an interactive, instantaneous environment short on normative standards or guidelines. This user-friendly book guides...


Projecting Politics: Political Messages in American Films

by Terry Christensen & Peter J. Haas

This fascinating work examines in detail the relationship between American politics and films, from Birth of a Nation to Fahrenheit 9/11. It provides a decade-by-decade survey of politics and films of all types...


Systems Analysis and Design: People, Processes, and Projects

by Keng Siau, Roger Chiang & Bill C. Hardgrave

For the last two decades, IS researchers have conducted empirical studies leading to a better understanding of the impact of Systems Analysis and Design methods in business, managerial, and cultural contexts....


Virtual Communities: 2014

by Jan Marco Leimeister & Rajagopolan Balaji

Written for both scholars and practitioners, this volume focuses on the design, management, use and impacts of Virtual Communities (VCs) from technological, social and economic perspectives. It brings together...


Rethinking Biblical Literacy

by Katie Edwards

What do people know about the Bible, and how much do they know? The media often discusses the worrying 'decline' in biblical literacy, but what does this really mean, and how can we measure this assumed 'decline'?...


Digital Platforms, Imperialism and Political Culture

by Dal Yong Jin

In the networked twenty-first century, digital platforms have significantly influenced capital accumulation and digital culture. Platforms, such as social network sites (e.g. Facebook), search engines (e.g....


Masculinity in Contemporary Quality Television

by Michael Mario Albrecht

Recent years have seen a rise in the popularity and quantity of ‘quality’ television programs, many of which featuring complicated versions of masculinity that are informed not only by the women’s movement...