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Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia

by David H. Mould

Central Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history. It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth-century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the...


The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet

by Justin Peters

A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society—and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons—from...


Pulitzer's Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism

by Roy J. Harris

The Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal for meritorious public service is an unparalleled American media honor, awarded to news organizations for collaborative reporting that moves readers, provokes change, and advances...


Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency

by David Greenberg

The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image.

In Republic of Spin—a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics—presidential historian...


Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society: 2015/2: Double Special Issue: Back from Afghanistan: The Experiences of Soviet Afghan War Vete

by Julie Fedor

This double special issue investigates the experiences of Soviet Afghan veterans and the ongoing impact of the Soviet-Afghan war (1979-89); and the new and reconstituted narratives of martyrdom that have been...


Sepinwall On Mad Men and Breaking Bad

by Alan Sepinwall

From the updated edition of The Revolution Was Televised, Alan Sepinwall’s analysis of Breaking Bad and Mad Men, featuring new commentary and insights on the complete series and controversial finales.


Social Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility

by Graham Meikle

Social media platforms have captured the attention and imagination of many millions of people, enabling their users to develop and display their creativity, to empathize with others, and to find connection,...


Speaking Power to Truth: Digital Discourse and the Public Intellectual

by Michael Keren & Richard Hawkins

Casting doubt on the assertion that online discourse, with its proliferation of voices, will somehow yield collective wisdom, Speaking Power to Truth raises concerns that this wealth of digitally enabled commentary...


Media, Culture and Human Violence: From Savage Lovers to Violent Complexity

by Jeff Lewis

This book examines the role of media and culture in shaping contemporary conditions of violence. It argues that the collective pursuit and expression of our economic, sexual, social and political desires has...


Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives

by David M. Levy

From email to smart phones, and from social media to Google searches, digital technologies have transformed the way we learn, entertain ourselves, socialize, and work. Despite their usefulness, these technologies...


Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action

by Helen Margetts, Peter John & Scott Hale

As people spend increasing proportions of their daily lives using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, they are being invited to support myriad political causes by sharing, liking, endorsing, or downloading....


A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders: Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations

by E. Deidre Pribram

In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorders" continue to be eschewed, even...


Celebrity Philanthropy

by Elaine Jeffreys & Paul Allatson

There is no question that celebrities these days are some of the most prominent faces of philanthropic activity - yet their participation raises questions about efficacy, motivations, and activism overall. This...


Censored 2016: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2014#15

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. Censored 2016...


Reporting Always: Writings from The New Yorker

by Lillian Ross & David Remnick

From the inimitable veteran New Yorker journalist Lillian Ross—a stunning collection of Ross’s iconic New Yorker pieces.

A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1945, Lillian Ross is one of the few journalists...


Syria's Democratic Years: Citizens, Experts, and Media in the 1950s

by Kevin W. Martin

The years 1954-1958 in Syria are popularly known as "The Democratic Years," a brief period of civilian government before the consolidation of authoritarian rule. Kevin W. Martin provides a cultural history of...


Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest: Between Control and Emancipation

by Lina Dencik & Oliver Leistert

This book critically interrogates the relationship between social media and protest from an interdisciplinary perspective, examining the multiple ways in which we need to politicize and contextualise commercial...


Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

by Sherry Turkle

Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivityand why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost...


Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, & the Modern Revolution

by Lightning Guides

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and the Modern Revolution, explores the myriad ways in which social media has influenced, created, and exposed some of the 21st century's most pivotal moments. From the early...


Foundations of Mobile Media Studies: Essential Texts on the Formation of a Field

by Jason Farman

Leading editors have curated collections of important Routledge research in ebook form to share recommended paths to understanding cutting-edge topics.

In this book Jason Farman presents his guide to the must-read...