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Re-reading Spare Rib
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|September 7, 2017

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Spare Rib remains one of the most iconic symbols of Second Wave Feminism, its influence far out-living the span of its publication (1972-1993). This collection examines various aspects of the magazine - based on the digitised publication by the British Library in…
Scripting the Environment: Oil, Democracy and the Sands of Time and Space
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|December 8, 2016

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This volume explores how to engage audiences both beyond and within the academy more deeply in environmental research through arts-based forms. It builds on a multi-pronged case study of scripts for documentary film, audio-visual and stage formats, focusing on…
Mediatized China-Africa Relations: How Media Discourses Negotiate the Shifting of Global Order
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This cutting edge book explores the role of the media in the highly disputed area of China-Africa relations, notably how various aspects of the issue have been portrayed, negotiated and contested in media and academic discourses. As Africa’s biggest trading…
Postfeminism(s) and the Arrival of the Fourth Wave: Turning Tides
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This book addresses the current resurgence of interest in feminism – notably within popular culture and media – that has led some to announce the arrival of the fourth wave. Research explores where fourth-wave feminism sits in relation to those that preceded it,…
Private Print Media, the State and Politics in Colonial and Post-Colonial Zimbabwe

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This book examines the role played by two popular private newspapers in the struggle for democracy in Zimbabwe, one case from colonial Rhodesia and the other from the post-colonial era. It argues that, operating under oppressive political regimes and in the…
Netizenship, Activism and Online Community Transformation in Indonesia
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|September 12, 2017

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Focusing on the concept of prudence as ethical groundwork for digital practices and activism, this book considers digital media expediency and populism as conflicting required experiences that lead digital citizens to discover activism. It highlights the…
The Work and Play of the Mind in the Information Age: Whose Property?

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This book tells a series of living stories about a domain of social activity, “the work and play of the mind,” in a particular historical epoch: the “information age.” The stories concern political processes and movements as varied as the World Trade…
Evolving Euroscepticisms in the British and Italian Press: Selling the Public Short

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This book argues the discursive construction of the EU in national newspapers is pivotal in creating an environment of Euroscepticism. It will challenge the persuasive, manipulative and prejudicial language, sometimes peddled in the influential UK Murdoch and…
Creating with Mobile Media
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|September 29, 2017

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This book investigates the convergence between locative, mobile and social media in order to show how people use mobile media for their creative practice—creative writing, photography, video and filmmaking. The central thematic focus of this book explores how…
Global Knowledge Dynamics and Social Technology
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|May 31, 2017

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This volume unpacks an intriguing challenge for the field of media research: combining media research with the study of complex networks. Bringing together research on the small-world idea and digital culture it questions the assumption that we are separated from…
Networked Cancer: Affect, Narrative and Measurement
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|August 4, 2017

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This book investigates how individual cancer narratives change in an age of networked social media. Through a range of case studies, it shows that a new type of entrepreneurial cancer narrative is currently evolving. This narrative is characterised by using…
Online Incivility and Public Debate: Nasty Talk
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|June 25, 2017

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This book investigates what influence online incivility—through user-generated comments on news websites—has on public debate. Built on the premise that public discussions about important topics are vital to a healthy democracy, the book analyzes 3,508 online…
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