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Misinformation and Mass Audiences
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|This title releases January 24, 2018

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Lies and inaccurate information are as old as humanity, but never before have they been so easy to spread. Each moment of every day, the Internet and broadcast media purvey misinformation, either deliberately or accidentally, to a mass audience on subjects…
Loaded: A Disarming History Of The Second Amendment
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|This title releases January 19, 2018

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America loves guns. From Daniel Boone and Jesse James to the NRA and Seal Team 6, gun culture has colored the lore, shaped the law, and protected the market that arms the nation. In Loaded , Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz peels away the myths of gun culture to expose the…
Race and the Cultural Industries
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|This title releases January 23, 2018

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Studies of race and media are dominated by textual approaches that explore the politics of representation. But there is little understanding of how and why representations of race in the media take the shape that they do. How, one might ask, is race created by…
The Internet of Things
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|This title releases December 18, 2017

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More objects and devices are connected to digital networks than ever before. Things - from your phone to your car, from the heating to the lights in your house - have gathered the ability to sense their environments and create information about what is happening.…
How Metaphors Matter In New Media: Transcoding The Digital
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|This title releases January 15, 2018

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How Metaphors Matter in New Media examines the role of metaphors in our daily encounters with computers and networks. While concepts such as that of the desktop and the window may be easily recognized, this study reveals the vast wealth of metaphors, ranging from…
Poverty Propaganda: Confronting The Myths
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|This title releases January 15, 2018

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The topic of poverty and the poor frequently arises in political conversations, but it’s rarely defined clearly, let alone closely analyzed so that we can understand what poverty actually is and what it means for those who endure it. This book aims to…
Twitter
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|This title releases January 29, 2018

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Twitter is a household name, discussed for its role in prominent national elections, natural disasters, and political movements, as well as for what some malign as narcissistic 'chatter'. The first edition of Dhiraj Murthy's balanced and incisive book…
Callous Objects: Designs Against The Homeless
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|This title releases December 15, 2017

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Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings Callous Objects unearths cases in which cities push homeless people out of public spaces through a combination of policy and strategic design. Robert Rosenberger examines such commonplace devices as…
Search Engine Society
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|This title releases December 11, 2017

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Search engines have become a key part of our everyday lives. Yet there is growing concern with how algorithms, which run just beneath the surface of our interactions online, are affecting society. This timely new edition of  Search Engine Society…
Understanding Global Media
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|This title releases January 18, 2018

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Praktiken Der Überwachten: Öffentlichkeit Und Privatheit Im Web 2.0
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|This title releases January 19, 2018

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The Politics of Persuasion: Economic Policy and Media Bias in the Modern Era

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Tracking the effects of media content on the public is a difficult endeavor, and media effects vary on a subject-to-subject basis. To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and…
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