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The Cherokee Kid: Will Rogers, Tribal Identity, and the Making of an American Icon

by Amy M. Ware

The ways the Cherokee Nation's stories, arts, technologies, and history influenced the work of one of the United States' most prominent celebrities: Will Rogers (1879-1935). The Cherokee Kid makes clear that...


Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory

by Toija Cinque, Christopher Moore & Sean Redmond

A longstanding, successful and frequently controversial career spanning more than four decades establishes David Bowie as charged with contemporary cultural relevance. That David Bowie has influenced many lives...


Sounds: The Ambient Humanities

by John Mowitt

This is not a book about sound. It is a study of sounds that aims to write the resonance and response they call for. John Mowitt seeks to critique existing models in the expanding field of sound studies and...


Eco-Sonic Media

by Jacob Smith

The negative environmental effects of media culture are not often acknowledged: the fuel required to keep huge server farms in operation, landfills full of high tech junk, and the extraction of rare minerals...


Steve Tomasula: The Art and Science of New Media Fiction

by David Banash

Steve Tomasula's work exists at the cutting edges of scientific knowledge and literary

techniques. As such, it demands consideration from multiple perspectives and from critics who can guide the reader through...


Shigeru Miyamoto: Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda

by Jennifer deWinter

Video games are considered by many to be just entertainment-essentially void of skillful, artistic intervention. But as any gamer knows, there's incredible technical and graphic talent behind even a flickering...


Mediated Identities

by Deniz Derman

This book explores the critical concepts in identity theories...


Transcultural Communication

by Andreas Hepp

In Transcultural Communication, Andreas Hepp provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the exciting possibilities and inevitable challenges presented by the proliferation of transcultural communication...


Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics: The Gaze of the Fl¿¿neur and 19th-Century Media

by Marit Gr¿¿tta

Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics situates Charles Baudelaire in the midst of 19th-century media culture. It offers a thorough study of the role of newspapers, photography, and precinematic devices in Baudelaire's...


Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds

by Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen & Maria Mäkelä

Offering an interdisciplinary approach to narrative, this book investigates storyworlds and minds in narratives across media, from literature to digital games and reality TV, from online sadomasochism to oral...


Gender and Media: Representing, Producing, Consuming

by Tonny Krijnen & Sofie Van Bauwel

Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the City empowering or not? Why are...


Digital Broadcasting: An Introduction to New Media

by Jo Pierson & Joke Bauwens

Digital Broadcasting presents an introduction to how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved and is being reinterpreted in an age of digitization and convergence. The book argues that 'digital broadcasting'...


18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein: Teeing Up with Big Hitters, Hall of Famers and Legendary Talkers

by Teddy Greenstein

18 Holes with Teddy Greenstein is a collection of articles from Greenstein's Chicago Tribune column detailing his time golfing with and interviewing various sports coaches, broadcasters, and players — some...


Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up

by Philip N. Howard

Should we fear or welcome the internet's evolution? The "internet of things" is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects-eyeglasses, cars, thermostats-made smart with sensors and internet addresses. Soon...


It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality

by Michelangelo Signorile

One of the most prominent voices on LGBT rights boldly confronts the forces still standing in the way of full equality, and charts a course toward victory.


European Media in Crisis: Values, Risks and Policies

by Josef Trappel, Jeanette Steemers & Barbara Thomass

When the financial markets collapsed in 2008, the media industry was affected by a major slump in advertising revenues, and a formerly highly successful business model fell into a state of decay. This economic...


The Borders of Subculture: Resistance and the Mainstream

by Alexander Dhoest, Steven Malliet & Jacques Haers

This book aims to revisit the notion of subculture for the 21st century, reinterpreting it and extending its scope. On the one hand, the notion of resistance is redefined and applied to contemporary practices...


Understanding Counterplay in Video Games

by Alan F. Meades

This book offers insight into one of the most problematic and universal issues within multiplayer videogames: antisocial and oppositional play forms such as cheating, player harassment, the use of exploits,...


The Dark Side of Game Play: Controversial Issues in Playful Environments

by Torill Elvira Mortensen, Jonas Linderoth & Ashley ML Brown

Games allow players to experiment and play with subject positions, values and moral choice. In game worlds players can take on the role of antagonists; they allow us to play with behaviour that would be offensive,...


The Cultural Politics of Colorblind TV Casting

by Kristen J. Warner

This book fills a significant gap in the critical conversation on race in media by extending interrogations of racial colorblindness in American television to the industrial practices that shape what we see...