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  • Cognitive Surplusby Clay Shirky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 17.58

    For decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time and as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with human potential. In Cognitive Surplus , Clay Shirky examines the changes we will all enjoy as our untapped resources of talent and good will are put to use at last. Since the postwar boom, we've had a surfeit of intellect,... more...

  • The Hunger Games and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; Nicolas Michaud; William Irwin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95

    A philosophical exploration of Suzanne Collins's New YorkTimes bestselling series, just in time for the release of The Hunger Games movie Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was on fire," but she is alsothe girl who made us think, dream, question authority, and rebel.The post-apocalyptic world of Panem's twelve districts is a dividedsociety on... more...

  • The Blind Giantby Nick Harkaway

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.99

    Nick Harkaway, author of  Angelmaker , presents a rousing and energizing look at how we can meaningfully and constructively engage with technology?creating an essential handbook for anyone trying to be human in a digital age.   Some say our devices will lead us to ruin: isolating us from our neighbors, warping communication, delivering an unregulated... more...

  • Transformers and Philosophyby John R. Shook; Liz Stillwaggon Swan

    Open Court 2012; US$ 17.95

    Transformers began with toys and a cartoon series in 1984 and has since grown to include comic books, movies, and video games ? its science fiction story has reached an audience with a wide range second only to that of Star Wars. Here, in Transformers and Philosophy, a dream team of philosophers pursues the fascinating questions posed by humankind?s... more...

  • Media and Societyby Arthur Asa Berger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 33.99

    Media and Society: A Critical Perspective is a lively, illustrated introduction to the role that the mass media play in our lives, our society, and American culture. Featuring updated examples and expanded material on media theories, ideology, and new technology, the third edition helps students understand their relationship with the media they... more...

  • Digital Indiaby Pradip Ninan Thomas

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 33.00

    India’s tryst with the digital is an extensive project and while much media attention is given to flagship digital initiatives linked to informational capitalism, the story is also one of marginalized people appropriating digital leaks and re-creating the digital economy in their image. The story of the digital in India is also about the ambivalent... more...

  • The Vagendaby Holly Baxter; Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

    Random House 2014; US$ 20.78

    As students, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter spent a lot of time laughing at magazine pieces entitled things like '50 Sex Tips to Please Your Man' (particularly the ones that encouraged bringing baked goods into the bedroom). They laughed at the ridiculous ?circles of shame? detailing minor weight fluctuations of female celebs, or the shocking... more...

  • Arab Mediaby Noha Mellor; Khalil Rinnawi; Nabil Dajani; Muhammad I. Ayish

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to the emerging Arab media industries in the context of globalization and its impacts, with a focus on publishing, press, broadcasting, cinema and new media. Through detailed discussions of the regulation and economics of these industries, the authors argue that the political, technological... more...

  • Ender's Game and Philosophyby Kevin S. Decker; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95

    A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in thecold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation ofOrson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniusesfighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of originalessays probes key philosophical... more...

  • The Birth of Korean Coolby Euny Hong

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    How did a really unhip country suddenly become cool? How could a nation that once banned miniskirts, long hair on men and rock 'n' roll come to mass produce pop music and a K-pop star that would break the world record for the most YouTube hits? Who would have predicted that a South Korean company that used to sell fish and fruit (Samsung) would one... more...