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  • The Circus Ageby Janet M. Davis

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus... more...

  • Swimming Lessonsby David Ehrenfeld

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    Never in history has life been so complicated and full of sudden changes. Technology, the environment, and the way we work and relate to one another are all in upheaval. With wit, humor, a calm voice, and great authority, Swimming Lessons gives a clear view of what our world has become - not just our successes, but also the destruction set loose... more...

  • Tweeting to Powerby Jason Gainous; Kevin M. Wagner

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Using theory and data, Gainous and Wagner illustrate how online social media is bypassing traditional media and creating new forums for the exchange of political information and campaigning. The authors illustrate how political actors utilized these networks to control the flow of information, and garner votes, in the 2010 congressional elections. more...

  • Learning from Multiple Social Networksby Liqiang Nie; Xuemeng Song; Tat-Seng Chua

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 36.00

    With the proliferation of social network services, more and more social users, such as individuals and organizations, are simultaneously involved in multiple social networks for various purposes. In fact, multiple social networks characterize the same social users from different perspectives, and their contexts are usually consistent or complementary... more...

  • Policing and Social Mediaby Christopher J. Schneider; David L. Altheide

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book illustrates the process by which social media and related changes in communication formats have affected the public face of policing and police work using Canada as a case study. Schneider argues that police use of social media has altered institutional public police practices in a manner that is consistent with the logic of social media... more...

  • Click and Kinby May Friedman; Silvia Schultermandl

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    The essays in Click and Kin span the globe, examining transnational connections that touch in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, Pakistan, and elsewhere. more...

  • The Growth of Minds and Cultureby Willem H. Vanderburg

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    In The Growth of Minds and Cultures Vanderburg shows how the culture of a society underlies its science, technology, economy, social structure, political institutions, morality, religion, and art. more...

  • The Myth Gapby Alex Evans

    Transworld 2017; US$ 14.09

    Once upon a time our society was rich in stories. They united us and helped us to understand the world and ourselves. We called them myths. Today, we have a myth gap. Does that matter? Alex Evans argues powerfully and persuasively that it does. In this time of global crisis and transition? mass migration, inequality, resource scarcity, and climate... more...

  • Technologies of Consumer Laborby Michael Palm

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book documents and examines the history of technology used by consumers to serve oneself. The telephone?s development as a self-service technology functions as the narrative spine, beginning with the advent of rotary dialing eliminating most operator services and transforming every local connection into an instance of self-service. Today, nearly... more...

  • Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanitiesby Roger Whitson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Steampunk is more than a fandom, a literary genre, or an aesthetic. It is a research methodology turning history inside out to search for alternatives to the progressive technological boosterism sold to us by Silicon Valley. This book turns to steampunk's quirky temporalities to embrace diverse genealogies of the digital humanities and to unite their... more...