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Emotion Online: Theorizing Affect on the Internet
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|May 28, 2013

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Travelling through theories of emotion and affect, this book addresses the key ways in which media studies can be brought to bear upon everyday encounters with online cultures and practices. The book takes stock of where we are emotionally with regard to the…
Rhetoric, Humor, and the Public Sphere: From Socrates to Stephen Colbert

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Rhetoric, Humor, and the Public Sphere: From Socrates to Stephen Colbert investigates classical and contemporary understandings of satire, parody, and irony, and how these genres function within a deliberative democracy. Elizabeth Benacka examines the rhetorical…
How Video Games Impact Players: The Pitfalls and Benefits of a Gaming Society

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How Video Games Impact Players provides a balanced and nuanced look at the complex role that video games play in society through an analysis of the positive and negative effects of game rules, feedback, and self-presentation. Rogers examines the positive aspects…
News, Neoliberalism, and Miami's Fragmented Urban Space
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|November 23, 2016

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News, Neoliberalism, and Miami’s Fragmented Urban Space examines cultural and social forces responsible for inequalities that have emerged in the rampant development of Miami as a “world city.” This book argues that neoliberal movements rely on the power of…
Reimagining Rural: Urbanormative Portrayals of Rural Life
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|June 20, 2016

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Reimagining Rural: Urbanormative Portrayals of Rural Life examines the ways in which rural people and places are being portrayed by popular television, reality television, film, literature, and news media in the United States. It is also an examination of the…
Maternal Horror Film: Melodrama and Motherhood
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|April 30, 2016

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Maternal Horror Film: Melodrama and Motherhood examines the function of the mother figure in horror film. Using psychoanalytic film theory as well as comparisons with the melodrama film, Arnold investigates the polarized images of monstrous and sacrificing mother.
Technology and Touch: The Biopolitics of Emerging Technologies
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|November 12, 2013

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Technology and Touch addresses the development of a range of new touch technologies, both technologies that we reach out to touch and technologies that touch us, by exploring how we use touch to connect with and understand our world, and ourselves.
Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change

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Fifteen thought-provoking essays engage in an innovative dialogue between cultural studies of affect, feelings and emotions, and digital cultures, new media and technology. The volume provides a fascinating dialogue that cuts across disciplines, media platforms…
Managing Human Development
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|June 30, 2007

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This book captures the thoughts of the Author who worked for more than four decades at the grassroots in India and other countries, observing and watching how Human Development Programmes touch the lives of those who receive the services like primary health care,…
Poverty and Global Recession in Southeast Asia

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Financial crises after financial crises have occurred, but for many countries the last one, the 200809 global recession, was the deepest since the 1930s great depression. This book started with an objective to understand the impact of high inflation on poverty…
Gaming in Social, Locative and Mobile Media
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|May 29, 2014

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Drawing on case studies across the Asia-Pacific region, Gaming in Social, Locative and Mobile Media explores the 'playful turn' in contemporary everyday life, and the role of mobile devices, games and social media in this transformation.
Screen Ages: A Survey of American Cinema
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|November 27, 2014

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Screen Ages is a valuable guide for students exploring the complex and vibrant history of US cinema and showing how this film culture has grown, changed and developed. Covering key periods from across American cinema history, John Alberti explores the social,…