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  • New Frontiers in Technological Literacyby John R. Dakers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 32.00

    This book attempts to rethink the concept of technological literacy in a modern context, not only in terms of a subject area taught in schools, but also as an important general concept that all citizens should engage with. As this book will illustrate, the concept of technological literacy has no universally agreed definition. more...

  • The Watchdog That Didn't Barkby Dean Starkman

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth... more...

  • Creative Labourby David Hesmondhalgh; Sarah Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    What is it like to work in the media? Are media jobs more ?creative? than those in other sectors? To answer these questions, this book explores the creative industries, using a combination of original research and a synthesis of existing studies. Through its close analysis of key issues ? such as tensions between commerce and creativity, the conditions... more...

  • Post-Broadcast Democracyby Markus Prior

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    This 2007 book studies the impact of the media on politics in the United States during the last half-century. more...

  • Media Consumption and Public Engagementby Nick Couldry; Sonia Livingstone; Tim Markham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 36.00

    Democracy is based on the belief that the media gets the attention of voters. But is this plausible in an age of multiplying media, disillusionment with the political system and time-scarcity? This book, now available in paperback, addresses this question, and charts experiences of 'public connection'. more...

  • Battling Pornographyby Carolyn Bronstein

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    The rise and fall of the American feminist anti-pornography movement, discovering its origins in 1970s political and cultural conditions. more...

  • Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrustby Frank Furedi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 25.33

    The epidemic of scandals unleashed by the Savile Scandal highlights the precarious status of relations of trust. The rapid escalation of this crisis offers insights into the relationship between anxieties about childhood and the wider moral order. This book explains why western society has become so uncomfortable with the exercise of authority. more...

  • Digital Labour and Karl Marxby Christian Fuchs

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 43.95

    How is labour changing in the age of computers, the Internet, and "social media" such as Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter? In Digital Labour and Karl Marx, Christian Fuchs attempts to answer that question, crafting a systematic critical theorisation of labour as performed in the capitalist ICT industry. Relying on a range of global case studies--from... more...

  • Digital Platforms, Imperialism and Political Cultureby Dal Yong Jin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    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. Google), and smartphones (e.g. iPhone), are increasingly crucial because they function as major digital media intermediaries. Emerging companies... more...

  • Projecting Politicsby Terry Christensen; Peter J. Haas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.00

    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 - comedies and dramas to biographies and documentaries - as well as a helpful framework that students and general readers can use to analyze... more...