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Beyond Britain: Stuart Hall and the Postcolonializing of Anglophone Cultural Studies

by Lars Jensen Rowman & Littlefield International (September 18, 2014)

Presents a history of the key ideas that have shaped the evolution of the shared spaces of inquiry in British Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies to analyze the continued significance and relevance of...


Homemaking

by Anindya Raychaudhuri Rowman & Littlefield International (October 19, 2018)

Is it possible to think of a counter-hegemonic, progressive nostalgia that celebrates and helps sustain the marginalised? What might such a nostalgia look like, and what political importance might it have?

Homemaking:...


Transnational Migrations in the Asia-Pacific

by Catherine Gomes & Brenda S. A. Yeoh Rowman & Littlefield International (August 15, 2018)

This edited collection interrogates the diversity of transnational migration experiences in the Asia-Pacific through the lens of digital ethnography in order to explore the transformative effects digital media...


Fading Out Black and White

by Lisa Simone Kingstone Rowman & Littlefield International (August 31, 2018)

What happens to a country that was built on race when the boundaries of black and white have started to fade? Not only is the literal face of America changing where white will no longer be the majority, but...


Affect and Social Media

by Tony Sampson, Stephen Maddison & Darren Ellis Rowman & Littlefield International (July 27, 2018)

Affect and Social Media is an edited collection of twenty bite sized articles by leading scholars from across disciplinary boundaries. It is comprised of four distinct but related sections which are interspersed...


Soundtracking Germany

by Melanie Schiller Rowman & Littlefield International (June 13, 2018)

This book argues for the importance of popular music in negotiations of national identity, and Germanness in particular. By discussing diverse musical genres and commercially and critically successful songs...


New Directions in Diaspora Studies

by Sarah Ilott, Ana Cristina Mendes & Lucinda Newns Rowman & Littlefield International (July 02, 2018)

This collection brings together new critical approaches to diaspora studies, branching out to areas such as literary studies, visual culture, and museum studies, and explores them in relation to a variety of...


Cultural Policy and East Asian Rivalry

by Anthony Y. H. Fung Rowman & Littlefield International (May 01, 2018)

Hong Kong was once an established hub of creativity in Asia recognized internationally for its cinema, Bruce Lee and Kung Fu. Cantopop, its particular form of pop music, was popular throughout China and East...


Willing Collaborators

by Michael Keane, Brian Yecies & Dr. Terry Flew Rowman & Littlefield International (April 16, 2018)

In recent years, many media producers, screenwriters, technicians and investors from the Asia-Pacific region have been attracted to projects in the People's Republic of China. The Chinese state’s recent willingness...


The Tastes and Politics of Inter-Cultural Food in Australia

by Dr. Sukhmani Khorana Rowman & Littlefield International (March 13, 2018)

In the 21st century, an accelerated pace of global movements of people, goods, capital, technology and ideas has led to ambivalence regarding cultural identity for individuals, as well as collectives like neighbourhoods...


Comedy and Critical Thought

by Iain MacKenzie, Fred Francis & Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone Rowman & Littlefield International (March 13, 2018)

Throughout history, comedians and clowns have enjoyed a certain freedom to speak frankly often denied to others in hegemonic systems. More recently, professional comedians have developed platforms of comic license...


Political Theory and Film

by Ian Fraser Rowman & Littlefield International (January 15, 2018)

The actions, images and stories within films can impact upon the political consciousness of viewers, enabling their audience to imagine ways of resisting the status quo, politically, economically and culturally....


artWORK

by Paula Serafini, Jessica Holtaway & Alberto Cossu Rowman & Littlefield International (November 15, 2017)

artWork: Art, Labour and Activism brings together a variety of perspectives on contemporary cultural production and activism in order to interrogate how the concepts of art, labour and activism intersect in...


Activism and Digital Culture in Australia

by Debbie Rodan & Jane Mummery Rowman & Littlefield International (November 24, 2017)

Activists use digital as well as mainstream media tools to attract supporters, advertise their campaigns, and raise awareness of issues in the broader community. Activism and Digital Culture in Australia examines...


Experience Machines

by Mark Silcox Rowman & Littlefield International (July 17, 2017)

In his classic work Anarchy, State and Utopia, Robert Nozick asked his readers to imagine being permanently plugged into a 'machine that would give you any experience you desired'. He speculated that, in spite...


Poor News

by Dr. Steven Harkins & Dr. Jairo Lugo-Ocando Rowman & Littlefield International (November 15, 2017)

Poor News examines the way discourses of poverty are articulated in the news media by incorporating specific narratives and definers that bring about certain ideological worldviews. This happens, the authors...


Italy beyond Gomorrah

by Floriana Bernardi Rowman & Littlefield International (August 10, 2017)

When Roberto Saviano published Gomorrah in 2006 he exposed the Camorra, an organized crime network with global reach emanating from Naples. This ground-breaking work became an international best seller, inspired...


Austerity as Public Mood

by Kirsten Forkert Rowman & Littlefield International (September 20, 2017)

Austerity as Public Mood explores how politicians and the media mobilise nostalgic and socially conservative ideas of work and community in order to justify cuts to public services and create divisions between...


Naming Adult Autism

by Dr. James McGrath Rowman & Littlefield International (August 15, 2017)

Naming Adult Autism is one of the first critiques of cultural and medical narratives of Autism to be authored by an adult diagnosed with this condition.

Autism is a ‘social disorder’, defined by interactions...


Media and the Experience of Social Change

by Tim Markham Rowman & Littlefield International (July 28, 2017)

For centuries scholars have fretted about the gulf that exists between the enormity of historical change and the banality of people’s everyday lives. This is said to be exacerbated in our media saturated age,...


Media Power in Indonesia

by Ross Tapsell Rowman & Littlefield International (July 18, 2017)

Indonesia is undergoing a process of rapid change, with an affluent middle class due to hit 141 million people by 2020. While official statistics suggest that internet penetration is low, over 70 million Indonesians...


The Pink Tide

by Lee Artz Rowman & Littlefield International (April 12, 2017)

Over the last two decades, military and authoritarian regimes in Latin America have receded as indigenous social movements and popular protests have demanded and won peaceful transitions to democratically-elected...


The Changing Face of Alterity

by David J. Gunkel, Ciro Marcondes Filho & Dieter Mersch Rowman & Littlefield International (October 20, 2016)

The figure of the 'other' is fundamental to the concept of communication. Online or offline, communication, which is commonly defined as the act of sending or imparting information to others, is only possible...


Punks, Monks and Politics

by Julian C H Lee & Marco Ferrarese Rowman & Littlefield International (November 23, 2016)

Authenticity is much sought after; being described as inauthentic is an insult or an embarrassment. Being authentic suggests that a given behaviour or performance is reflective of a ‘trueness’ or ‘genuineness’...


The Attention Economy

by Claudio Celis Bueno Rowman & Littlefield International (November 16, 2016)

The attention economy is a notion that explains the growing value of human attention in societies characterised by post-industrial modes of production. In a world in which information and knowledge become central...


Hegemony, Mass Media and Cultural Studies

by Sean Johnson Andrews Rowman & Littlefield International (September 09, 2016)

In the early part of the 20th century, state and corporate propagandists used the mass media to promote the valor and rightness of ascending U.S. hegemony on the global stage. Critics who challenged these practices...


Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia

by Daniel Black, Olivia Khoo & Koichi Iwabuchi Rowman & Littlefield International (September 23, 2016)

The study of Asian culture, media and communications is an area that has developed rapidly over the past two decades. This rapid development has led to the deployment of diverse scholarly approaches while simultaneously...


Taking the Square

by Maria Rovisco & Jonathan Corpus Ong Rowman & Littlefield International (June 10, 2016)

From the Arab uprisings to the indignados movement and the global Occupy sit-ins, recent protests and civil unrest have sparked new debates about political organisation, media representation and the nature of...


Software Theory: A Cultural and Philosophical Study

by Federica Frabetti Rowman & Littlefield International (November 17, 2014)

This book engages directly in close readings of technical texts and computer code in order to show how software works. It offers an analysis of the cultural, political, and philosophical implications of software...


Protest Campaigns, Media and Political Opportunities

by Jonathan Cable Rowman & Littlefield International (September 21, 2016)

The attention paid to protest groups and social movements has rarely been higher, be it the Occupy movement, austerity protests, or student demonstrations. These formations are under continual scrutiny by academics,...


Negotiating Digital Citizenship

by Anthony McCosker, Sonja Vivienne & Amelia Johns Rowman & Littlefield International (October 12, 2016)

With pervasive use of mobile devices and social media, there is a constant tension between the promise of new forms of social engagement and the threat of misuse and misappropriation, or the risk of harm and...


Cultural Studies 50 Years On

by Kieran Connell & Matthew Hilton Rowman & Littlefield International (September 30, 2016)

Stuart Hall conceptualized his time at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies as a series of interruptions. It was this fluidity that gave rise to Hall’s conception of cultural studies as a ‘moving...


Creole in the Archive

by Roshini Kempadoo Rowman & Littlefield International (October 24, 2016)

The image of the Caribbean figure has been reconfigured by photography from the mid-19th century onwards. Initial images associated with the slave and indentured worker from the locations and legacies associated...


Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics: Transmedia World-Building Beyond Capitalism

by Dan Hassler-Forest Rowman & Littlefield International (July 21, 2016)

From Tolkien to Star Trek and from Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, imaginary worlds in fantastic genres offer highly detailed political worlds beyond capitalism. This book examines the complex ways in which...


Ethics and Communication: Global Perspectives

by Göran Collste Rowman & Littlefield International (June 17, 2016)

How do we communicate morals and values in a world that is becoming increasingly interdependent? This collection of essays explores ethics and communication with reference to specific world views and religions,...


Gilbert Simondon: Information, Technology and Media

by Simon Mills Rowman & Littlefield International (May 02, 2016)

A philosophical introduction to and interrogation of the work of Gilbert Simondon and its relation to contemporary media technology, communication and information.


Sites of Protest

by Stuart Price & Ruth Sanz Sabido Rowman & Littlefield International (May 18, 2016)

Sites of Protest examines the global resurgence of protest movements and the ways in which they use public and private space.


Chronopoetics: The Temporal Being and Operativity of Technological Media

by Wolfgang Ernst & Anthony Enns Rowman & Littlefield International (March 16, 2016)

An abridged and translated edition of two of Wolfgang Ernst’s major works, representing the ambitious claim of a comprehensive knowledge-oriented analysis of media tempor(e)alities.


Media, Culture and Human Violence: From Savage Lovers to Violent Complexity

by Jeff Lewis Rowman & Littlefield International (November 18, 2015)

This book examines the role of media and culture in shaping contemporary conditions of violence. It argues that the collective pursuit and expression of our economic, sexual, social and political desires has...


Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission: Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage

by Deborah Withers Rowman & Littlefield International (October 02, 2015)

Devises a theoretical framework to think through the politics of transmission within feminism. It draws upon and develops the work of Bernard Stiegler to create a theoretical apparatus that can analyze the politics...


Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest: Between Control and Emancipation

by Lina Dencik & Oliver Leistert Rowman & Littlefield International (October 06, 2015)

This book critically interrogates the relationship between social media and protest from an interdisciplinary perspective, examining the multiple ways in which we need to politicize and contextualise commercial...


Media After Kittler

by Eleni Ikoniadou & Scott Wilson Rowman & Littlefield International (April 22, 2015)

This is a major collection of essays examining the legacy of Friedrich Kittler in the turn towards Media Philosophy.