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Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion

by Charlotte Bates

This interdisciplinary collection provides a set of innovative and inventive approaches to the use of video as a research method. Building on the development of visual methods across the social sciences, it...


Sport, Racism and Social Media

by Neil Farrington, Lee Hall & Daniel Kilvington

Racist abuse may at one time have been hurled across the sports stadium or scrawled on a wall. But in today's social media world it can be published to millions, from almost anywhere, in an instant.

Sport,...


Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts

by Hiesun Cecilia Suhr

Social media have dramatically popularized practices of evaluation, especially of cultural products and artistic expressions. The practices of "liking" and rating any shared contents such as music to blogs,...


Visualization in the Age of Computerization

by Annamaria Carusi, Aud Sissel Hoel & Timothy Webmoor

Digitalization and computerization are now pervasive in science. This has deep consequences for our understanding of scientific knowledge and of the scientific process, and challenges longstanding assumptions...


Locative Media

by Rowan Wilken & Gerard Goggin

Not only is locative media one of the fastest growing areas in digital technology, but questions of location and location-awareness are increasingly central to our contemporary engagements with online and mobile...


American Representations of Post-Communism: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narratives: Television, Travel Sites, and Post-Cold War Narrat

by Andaluna Borcila

With the televised events of 1989, territories of Eastern and Central Europe that had been marked as impenetrable and inaccessible to the Western gaze exploded into visibility. As the narratives of the Cold...


Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema

by George Melnyk

Film and the City is the first comprehensive study of Canadian film and "urbanity"-the totality of urban life and culture. Building upon issues of identity formation in Canadian studies, Melnyk considers how...


Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations

by Marcia W. DiStaso & Denise Sevick Bortree

Given the high rate of social media use by the public, organizations are compelled to engage with key audiences through these outlets. Social media engagement requires organizations to actively participate with...


The Leisure Commons: A Spatial History of Web 2.0: A Spatial History of Web 2.0

by Payal Arora

There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a...


Lies We Live By: Defeating Doubletalk and Deception in Advertising, Politics, and the Media

by Carl Hausman

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Categorization and the Moral Order (Routledge Revivals)

by Lena Jayyusi

First published in 1984, this is a study of categorization practices: how people categorize each other and their actions; how they describe, infer, and judge. The book presents a sociological analysis and description...


The Memory of Sound: Preserving the Sonic Past: Preserving the Sonic Past

by Seán| Street

This book explores the connections between sound and memory across all electronic media, with a particular focus on radio. Street explores our capacity to remember through sound and how we can help ourselves...


Online Games, Social Narratives

by Esther MacCallum-Stewart

The study of online gaming is changing. It is no longer enough to analyse one type of online community in order to understand the plethora of players who take part in online worlds and the behaviours they exhibit....


Media and Social Inequality: Innovations in Community Structure Research

by John C. Pollock

This book is among the first to systematically explore the impact of community inequality on reporting political and social change. Although most journalism scholars are still fascinated by the impact of media...


Cultural Studies of Rights: Critical Articulations

by John Nguyet Erni

At a time of global uncertainties and erosion of liberties, how will cultural studies clear a space for a parallel intellectual and political engagement with human rights practice? How will human rights thinking...


Entertainment Industries: Entertainment as a Cultural System

by Alan McKee, Christy Collis & Ben Hamley

Entertainment Industries is the first book to map entertainment as a cultural system. Including work from world-renowned analysts such as Henry Jenkins and Jonathan Gray, this innovative collection explains...


Chinese Entertainment

by Kwok-Bun Chan

Scholarly studies of Chinese culture, history and society, both within and outside of China, generally pay little attention to leisure, entertainment and amusement, though it has long been known that this aspect...


Cultural Policy Review of Books

by Oliver Bennett

Cultures are shaped by many institutions and agencies, including governments, corporations, education and the media. In recent years, research into these culture-shaping activities has been increasingly associated...


Policy and the Popular

by David Looseley

The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the complexities of 'popular' culture as a category of public policy. It approaches the notions of 'cultural policy' and 'popular culture' flexibly, examining...


Media Accountability: Who Will Watch the Watchdog in the Twitter Age?

by William Babcock

A small collection of well-honed tools has been employed for some time by media practitioners and the public to help maintain and improve the credibility of journalism and the mass media. These media accountability...