Books in category Social Science – Media Studies

  • Sharing our Lives Online

    Sharing our Lives Online
    David R. Brake

    Why do we share so much about our lives on social media when we often have little idea who might be reading or viewing? David R. Brake examines the causes and consequences of moving towards a radically open society.

  • Tales from Facebook

    Tales from Facebook
    Daniel Miller

    This book examines how Facebook transforms the lives of particular individuals, but it also presents a general theory of Facebook as culture and considers the likely consequences of social networking in the future.

  • Media Literacies

    Media Literacies
    Michael Hoechsmann, Stuart R. Poyntz

    The book provides a much-needed guide to what it means to be literate in today’s media-saturated environment.

  • Complex TV

    Complex TV
    Jason Mittell

    Through close analyses of key programs, including The Wire, Lost, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Veronica Mars, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Mad Men the book traces the emergence of this narrative mode, focusing on issues such as viewer …

  • Literary Gaming

    Literary Gaming
    Astrid Ensslin

    In this book, Astrid Ensslin examines literary videogames—hybrid digital artifacts that have elements of both games and literature, combining the ludic and the literary.

  • African Print Cultures

    African Print Cultures
    African Print Cultures Network. Meeting

    Papers presented at the 2013 meeting of the African Print Cultures Network, held July 2013 at the University of Birmingham, England.

  • The Internet and Democratic Citizenship

    The Internet and Democratic Citizenship
    Stephen Coleman, Jay G. Blumler

    This book examines how the Internet can improve public communications and enrich democracy.

  • YouTube

    Jean Burgess, Joshua Green

    The book critically examines the public debates surrounding the site, demonstrating how it is central to struggles for authority and control in the new media environment.

  • Subaltern China

    Subaltern China
    Wanning Sun

    In this powerful and timely book, Wanning Sun focuses on the country’s hundreds of millions of rural migrant workers, who embody China's most intractable problems of inequality.

  • The Copycat Effect

    The Copycat Effect
    Loren Coleman

    This is The Copycat Effect — the phenomenon through which violent events spawn violence of the same type.

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