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Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies


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Dedicated to bringing to the foreground the central impulses by which we engage in inquiry, the Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies series attempts to make explicit the ways in which we craft our intellectual grasp of the world.

 

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Media Activism in the Digital Age

Media Activism in the Digital Age

Victor Pickard, Guobin Yang
June 21, 2017

Media Activism in the Digital Age captures an exciting moment in the evolution of media activism studies and offers an invaluable guide to this vibrant and evolving field of research. Victor Pickard and Guobin Yang have assembled essays by leading scholars and activists to provide case studies of...

Place, Space, and Mediated Communication: Exploring Context Collapse

Place, Space, and Mediated Communication: Exploring Context Collapse

Carolyn Marvin, Hong Sun-ha
April 20, 2017

Place, Space, and Mediated Communication explores how new communications technologies are able to disrupt our spatial understanding, and in so doing, reorganize the boundaries of human experience: a phenomenon that can rightly be described as ‘context collapse’. Individual essays investigate ‘...

Images, Ethics, Technology

Images, Ethics, Technology

Sharrona Pearl
October 14, 2015

Images, Ethics, Technology explores the changing ethical implications of images and the ways they are communicated and understood. It emphasises how images change not only through their modes of representation, but through our relationship to them. In order to understand images, we must...

Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation

Boundaries of Journalism: Professionalism, Practices and Participation

Matt Carlson, Seth C. Lewis
March 19, 2015

The concept of boundaries has become a central theme in the study of journalism. In recent years, the decline of legacy news organizations and the rise of new interactive media tools have thrust such questions as "what is journalism" and "who is a journalist" into the limelight. Struggles over...

Communication and Power in the Global Era: Orders and Borders

Communication and Power in the Global Era: Orders and Borders

Marwan M. Kraidy
November 13, 2012

This book re-visits how we think about communication and power in the global era. It takes stock of the last fifty years of scholarship, maps key patterns and concepts and sets an agenda for theory and research. The book addresses such questions as: How are national and cultural identities...

Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Mobility and Networks

Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Mobility and Networks

Jeremy Packer, Stephen B. Crofts Wiley
November 10, 2011

Communication has often been understood as a realm of immaterial, insubstantial phenomena—images, messages, thoughts, languages, cultures, and ideologies—mediating our embodied experience of the concrete world. Communication Matters challenges this view, assembling leading scholars in the fields of...

Making the University Matter

Making the University Matter

Barbie Zelizer
June 21, 2011

Making the University Matter investigates how academics situate themselves simultaneously in the university and the world and how doing so affects the viability of the university setting. The university stands at the intersection of two sets of interests, needing to be at one with the world while...

The Politics of Reality Television: Global Perspectives

The Politics of Reality Television: Global Perspectives

Marwan M. Kraidy, Katherine Sender
October 25, 2010

The Politics of Reality Television encompasses an international selection of expert contributions who consider the specific ways media migrations test our understanding of, and means of investigating, reality television across the globe. The book addresses a wide range of topics, including:...

The Changing Faces of Journalism: Tabloidization, Technology and Truthiness

The Changing Faces of Journalism: Tabloidization, Technology and Truthiness

Barbie Zelizer
May 01, 2009

The collection is introduced with an essay by Barbie Zelizer and organized into three sections: how tabloidization affects the journalistic landscape; how technology changes what we think we know about journalism; and how ‘truthiness’ tweaks our understanding of the journalistic tradition. Short...

Explorations in Communication and History

Explorations in Communication and History

Barbie Zelizer
October 22, 2008

When and how do communication and history impact each other? How do disciplinary perspectives affect what we know? Explorations in Communication and History addresses the link between what we know and how we know it by tracking the intersection of communication and history. Asking how each...

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