MEDIA STUDIES

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From Intellect

 

 

Consumer Identities
Agency, Media and Digital Culture
Edited by Candice Roberts and Myles Ethan Lascity
This collection explores the notion of agency by tracing the role and activities of consumers from the pre-internet age into the possible future. The authors demonstrate that active consumption is not merely a product of the digital age; it has always been a means by which a person can develop identity.
Cloth $96.00


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Communication and Discourse Theory
Collected Works of the Brussels Discourse Theory Group
Edited by Leen Van Brussel, Nico Carpentier, and Benjamin De Cleen
Drawing on a variety of case studies ranging from the politics of reality TV to the representation of populism, Communication and Discourse Theory highlights both the radical contingent nature and the hegemonic workings of media and communication practices.
Paper $40.00

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From Zed Books

Scroungers
Moral Panics and Media Myths
James Morrison
“Unmasks the motives and mechanisms behind anti-welfare discourses through a forensic analysis of ideological ploys by right-wing politicians, willfully distorted narratives in traditional media, and vitriolic outpourings in social media. A highly original contribution to the sociology of hate.”—Charles Critcher, Sheffield Hallam University 
Paper $26.95

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Social Media and Politics in Africa
Democracy, Censorship and Security
Edited by Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony
In the first comprehensive overview of social media and politics in Africa, experts from across the continent examine the historical, political, and social context in which these media platforms are used, revealing the profound effects of cyber-activism, cyber-crime, state policing, and surveillance on political participation.
Paper $29.95



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