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Digital Orientations

by Shaun Moores Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 15, 2017)

Might it be possible to rearticulate the term digital in digital media, so that it refers at least as much to the deft movements or orientations of hands and fingers (of digits) as it does to the new media technologies...


Hip Hop in American Cinema

by Melvin Donalson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 01, 2007)

Hip Hop in American Cinema examines the manner in which American feature films have served as the primary medium for mainstreaming hip hop culture into American society. With their glamorizing portrayals of...


Women Lead

by Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Courtney L. Vien & Caroline Molina-Ray Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 12, 2017)

Women are taking the lead in today’s workforce. They hold half of America’s jobs, 51% of supervisory and managerial positions, and nearly 60% of all college degrees. A woman starts a business in the U.S....


Communities for Social Change

by Sinéad Gormally & Annette Coburn Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 04, 2017)

Communities for Social Change: Practicing Equality and Social Justice in Youth and Community Work examines core ideas of social justice and equality that underpin community and youth work. It informs understanding...


Reconsidering Obama

by Robert E. Terrill Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 30, 2017)

Perhaps no other presidential candidate or sitting president has attracted as much attention from rhetorical critics as Barack Obama. Much of this work was conceived and written during Obama’s initial presidential...


What Is Sustainable Journalism?

by Mart Ots, Ulrika Olausson & Peter Berglez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 04, 2017)

This edited volume, which elaborates on the idea and concept of sustainable journalism, is the result of a perceived lack of integral research approaches to journalism and sustainable development. Thirty years...


Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age

by Michael Zimmer & Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 06, 2017)

The continuous evolution of internet and related social media technologies and platforms have opened up vast new means for communication, socialization, expression, and collaboration. They also have provided...


Sweetwater

by Robin Boylorn Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2017)

Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience is a multi-generational story of growing up black and female in the rural south. At times heartbreaking, at times humorous, Sweetwater captures the artistry,...


The Middle Years of Marriage

by Vince Waldron Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 17, 2017)

Midlife can be a time of great change for individuals and a "make or break" period for marriages. Couples navigate a relationship landscape defined by such lifecourse landmarks as "the empty nest," changing...


Uncovering Black Heroes

by David Boers Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 21, 2017)

Uncovering Black Heroes: Lesser-Known Stories of Liberty and Civil Rights is a series of stories regarding real people who are not so well known in the mainstream of American freedom and civil rights discussions....


Sympathy for the Cyberbully

by Arthur S. Hayes Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 11, 2017)

In the first systematic account of judicial rulings striking down cyberbullying laws in the United States and Canada, Sympathy for the Cyberbully offers an unapologetic defense of online acid-tongued disparagers...


Molefi Kete Asante

by James L. Conyers, Jr. Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 28, 2017)

Conceptually, Molefi Kete Asante: A Critical Afrocentric Reader is a reflexive analysis of the editor’s space in higher education over the past three decades. As a historical assessment, this reader is a narrative...


Boondock Kollage

by Regina N. Bradley Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 23, 2017)

Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South is a collection of twelve short stories that addresses issues of race, place, and identity in the post–Civil Rights American South. Using historical, spectral,...


White Out

by Alexander Jun & Christopher S. Collins Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 10, 2017)

Colleges across the country, and the nation as a whole continue to be divided along racial lines. White Out: Understanding White Privilege and Dominance in the Modern Age is about the role of Whiteness and a...


Media Ecology

by Lance Strate Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 26, 2017)

Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition provides a long-awaited and much anticipated introduction to media ecology, a field of inquiry defined as the study of media as environments. Lance...


Media Interventions

by Kevin Howley Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2012)

This collection of essays, the first book-length treatment of its kind, explicates the concept of «media interventions», which are herein defined as activities and projects that secure, exercise, challenge...


Digital Media

by Paul Messaris & Lee Humphreys Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 28, 2017)

The age of digital media has given rise to a new social world. It is a world in which the transmission of information from the few to the many is steadily being supplanted by the multi-directional flow of facts,...


Terrorizing the Masses

by Ruth DeFoster Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 28, 2017)

Why are some crimes identified as acts of terrorism, while others are not? How are critical terms like «terrorism» and «mass shooting» defined and understood in the 21st century? What are some of the causes...


Branding as Communication

by Susan B. Barnes Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 06, 2017)

Once only a sign, technologies have helped to transform brands into symbols that we constantly encounter in our natural and mediated environments. Moreover, the branding of culture marks a commercialization...


Dreams and Deception

by Isabel Ann Dwornik Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2016)

This book helps young black males, educators, policy makers, parents, and all other interested parties to understand the importance of education alongside athletic pursuits. In the world today, many young black...


The Discursive-Material Knot

by Nico Carpentier Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 17, 2017)

The theoretical framework of the discursive-material knot consists out of a non-hierarchical ontology of the interactions of the discursive and the material, articulating the assemblages that are driven by this...


Real World Career Preparation

by Douglas J. Swanson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2017)

University student-run communications agencies allow students to work with real clients and get real world experience before they graduate from college and enter the workforce. Student-run agencies are increasing...


Conditions of Mediation

by Tim Markham & Scott Rodgers Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 09, 2017)

Phenomenology has become one of the most important philosophical traditions underpinning recent theory and research on new media, whether or not the word is used explicitly. Conditions of Mediation brings together,...


Privacy, Surveillance, and the New Media You

by Edward Lee Lamoureux Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 11, 2016)

Very little in the American way of life functions adequately under surveillance. Democracy itself may be at mortal risk due to the loss of privacy and the increase in surveillance.

Examining challenges in a wide...


Hispanic (LGT) Masculinities in Transition

by Rafael M. Mérida-Jiménez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 06, 2014)

The objective of Hispanic (LGT) Masculinities in Transition is to investigate the cultural representations/intersections of masculinity and sexual minorities (lesbians, gays, and transgenders) in Spain between...


Language Vitality Through Bible Translation

by Vitaly Voinov & Marianne Beerle-Moor Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2015)

This interdisciplinary collection of articles, written by scholars involved in translating the Bible into various languages around the world, demonstrates that such translation projects are promoting the vitality...


WechselWirkungen

by Clemens Ruthner, Diana Reynolds Cordileone, Ursula Reber & Raymond Detrez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

What can post/colonial studies and their approaches contribute to our understanding of the Austro-Hungarian (k.u.k.) occupation and administration of Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1878 to 1914?

This anthology presents...


Socialist Literature

by Abdulla M. Al-Dabbagh Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 27, 2012)

Socialist Literature studies the relationship between the development of socialist literary theory and the process of cultural transformation in modern society by tracing the outline of the theory in the works...


Girls’ Sexualities and the Media

by Vera Lopez, Georganne Scheiner Gillis, Kate Harper & Yasmina Katsulis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 01, 2013)

This anthology provides exciting, innovative research focused on the construction of adolescent girls’ sexuality in the media. The volume includes a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives from...


Global Journalism

by Peter Berglez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 01, 2011)

Recent instances of global crisis reporting on climate change and the financial crisis are early embryos of a new form of journalism that is increasingly needed in global times: global journalism.

Instead of...


Foreign News on Television

by Akiba Cohen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 30, 2012)

Spanning several years of research, this book compares and contrasts how public and commercial TV stations present foreign, domestic, and hybrid news from a number of different countries. It examines what viewers...


Educating for Democratic Consciousness

by Ali A. Abdi & Paul R. Carr Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 01, 2012)

This book has received the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2013.

There is a widespread, but mainly untenable, assumption that education in Western societies (and elsewhere)...


Volunteering and Communication

by Michael W. Kramer, Loril M. Gossett & Laurie K. Lewis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2012)

This book won the 2014 Applied Communication Division Award for Outstanding Edited Book

There is a growing interest in studying nonprofit organizations and volunteers as an alternative to studying employees...


Environmental Conflict and the Media

by Brett Hutchins & Libby Lester Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2013)

Has the hype associated with the «revolutionary» potential of the World Wide Web and digital media for environmental activism been muted by the past two decades of lived experience? What are the empirical...


Reading Rey Chow

by Paul Bowman Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This is the first book-length study of the groundbreaking work of Rey Chow, whose work has transformed the fields of postcolonialism, cultural studies, film, ethnicity and gender. It describes and explains the...


Coming out of the Closet

by Richard D. Waters & Natalie T.J. Tindall Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

Despite representing significant portions of the advertising, marketing, and public relations work force, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community has largely been ignored by scholarly...


New Noise

by Simon Lindgren Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This book is about online subcultures thriving in the border zones between pop cultural and political engagement. Combining classic theories of space, power and resistance with current case studies of digital...


Transforming Education

by Binbin Jiang, Jim Cummins & Robert A. DeVillar Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 15, 2014)

This research-based volume presents a substantive, panoramic view of ways in which Australia and countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America engage in educational programs and practices to...


Literary Intellectuals

by Abdulla M. Al-Dabbagh Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 19, 2013)

The modernist movement, in literature as well as in criticism, provides a very instructive case of iconoclastic canon-change and subsequent canon-formation, and modern British literary criticism has been remarkably...


Summer of Rage

by Max Arthur Herman Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 04, 2013)

Drawing on oral history interviews and archival materials, Summer of Rage examines the causes and consequences of urban unrest that occurred in Newark and Detroit during the summer of 1967. It seeks to give...


Crafting Critical Stories

by Judith Flores-Carmona & Kristen V. Luschen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2012)

Critical storytelling, a rich form of culturally relevant, critical pedagogy, has gained great urgency in a world of standardization. Crafting Critical Stories asks how social justice scholars and educators...


Tweening the Girl

by Natalie Coulter Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 01, 2013)

Tweening the Girl challenges the argument that the tween market began in the mid-1990s. It was actually during the 1980s that young girls were given the label «tweens» and were heralded by marketers, and subsequently...


Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen

by Paul Mihailidis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 30, 2014)

Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen is about enhancing engagement in a digital media culture and the models that educators, parents and policy makers can utilize to place media-savvy youth into positions...


Tween Girls and their Mediated Friends

by Nancy A. Jennings Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Although parents and teachers are among the numerous socializing agents through which children learn about the world, media, too, has begun to take center stage as a substantial force in children’s lives....


Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth

by Elizabeth J. Meyer & Annie Pullen Sansfaçon Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2013)

Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth brings together cuttingedge research, social action methods, and theory on the topic of transgender youth and gender creative children. Organized in three sections...


Becoming Educated

by John Smyth & Peter McInerney Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 01, 2014)

Becoming Educated examines the education of young people, especially those from the most ‘disadvantaged’ contexts. The book argues that because the focus has been obdurately and willfully on the wrong things...


Black Queer Identity Matrix

by Sheena C. Howard Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 09, 2015)

This volume launches the first sustained discussion of the need for a queer of color conceptual framework around Black, lesbian female identity. Specifically, this volume addresses the necessity for a more integrated...


Political History of Guinea since World War Two

by Mohamed Saliou Camara Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 05, 2014)

Political History of Guinea since World War Two provides an in-depth study of the political evolution of Guinea from World War Two to the present. Based on primary-source information, it examines with rare depth...


Critical Studies of Southern Place

by William M. Reynolds Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

Critical Studies of Southern Place: A Reader critically investigates and informs the construction of Southernness, Southern identity, and the South past and present. It promotes and expands the notion of a Southern...


Uprooting Urban America

by Horace R. Hall, Cynthia Cole Robinson & Amor Kohli Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

Shifts in America’s socioeconomic geography have been documented since the 1960s, demonstrating the reversal of white flight and the reshaping of a nation, evidenced by the growing divide between underprivileged...