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  • 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$ 40.50

    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...

  • Making Maps, Third Editionby John Krygier; Denis Wood

    Guilford Publications 2016; US$ 55.00

    Lauded for its accessibility and beautiful design, this text has given thousands of students and professionals the tools to create effective, compelling maps. Using a wealth of illustrations--with 74 in full color--to elucidate each concisely presented point, the revised and updated third edition continues to emphasize how design choices relate to... more...

  • To Siri with Loveby Judith Newman

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 21.59

    From the author of the viral New York Times op-ed column "To Siri with Love" comes a collection of touching, hilarious, and illuminating stories about life with a thirteen-year-old boy with autism that hold insights and revelations for us all. When Judith Newman shared the story of how Apple’s electronic personal assistant, Siri, helped Gus, her... 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...

  • I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in Itby Jess Kimball Leslie

    Running Press 2017; US$ 20.00

    "Get off your phone and read Jess Kimball Leslie's funny book!" ---Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live I LOVE MY COMPUTER BECAUSE MY FRIENDS LIVE IN IT is a hilarious memoir of growing up in the early days of the Internet and celebrating technology's role in our lives. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late '80s... 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...