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  • The Audience in Everyday Lifeby S. Elizabeth Bird

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 38.95

    The Audience in Everyday Life argues that a media audience cannot be studied in front of the television alone--their interaction with media does not simply end when the set is turned off. Instead, we must study the daily lives of audiences to find the undercurrents of media influence in everyday life. Bird provides a host of useful tools and methods... more...

  • Virtual Ascendanceby Devin C. Griffiths

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 16.99

    Video gaming is wildly popular and getting even more so as interfaces and devices improve. This popular account of the rise of gaming offers insight into its popularity and place in our culture as well as the impact it has on our daily lives ? from the doctor?s office to the family room sofa. more...

  • Suicide Prevention and New Technologiesby Brian Mishara; Ad Kerkhof

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    The internet, smartphones, computer self-help programmes and other technological advances are the new frontiers of suicide prevention, with organisations around the world rapidly expanding these services. This book provides a critical overview of new technologies in suicide prevention and presents promising practices and future perspectives. more...

  • Internet and Emotionsby Tova Benski; Eran Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book investigates a wide range of issues concerning the sociology of emotions in the context of new media, filling a substantial gap in the social research of digital technology. It examines the extent to which the internet invokes emotional states differently from other media and unmediated situations, how emotions are mobilized and internalized... more...

  • Nowspeakby Ben Zimmer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 27.00

    A popular language maven reveals how "Twitterology," forensic linguistics, and other cutting-edge tools have transformed our understanding of humans communication. more...

  • Global Populationby Alison Bashford

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Concern about the size of the world?s population did not begin with the Baby Boomers. Overpopulation as a conceptual problem originated after World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. This study traces the idea of a world population problem as it developed from the... more...

  • Mediatized Worldsby Andreas Hepp; Friedrich Krotz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Combining empirical studies and theoretical reflections, the volume offers a well-founded approach to the growing influence of media on our present lives. more...

  • The Race to the Intelligent Stateby Michael Connors

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 1996; US$ 39.95

    Infostructure change is technology-driven, inevitable, somewhat predictable and, on the whole, beneficial. But it will also be much more disruptive than we realise and it will change the World Order. more...

  • Prosthetic Cultureby Celia Lury

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Celia Lury describes the body's ability to act outside itself both mechanically and perceptually. She draws on a wide range of examples including phototherapy, accounts of false memory syndrome, family albums and Benetton adverts. more...

  • Constructing Risk and Safety in Technological Practiceby Boel Berner; Jane Summerton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 198.00

    This book discusses the construction of risk and safety within a variety of empirical contexts where technologies and their risk are debated and handled by individuals, groups or organizations. more...