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Authority and Leadership

Values, Religion, Media

by Alba Sabaté Gauxachs, Matthias Scharer, Antonio Spadaro & others

<p>This book wrestles with questions of authority and leadership in the digital age, questions that hold particular relevance for religious communication and Church authority. The essays come out of a series of conferences that gathered acadèmic

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Authority in Islam: From Mohammed to Khomeini

From Mohammed to Khomeini

by Mehdi Mozaffari

<p>This text looks at the future orientation of the People's Liberation Army. It covers military leadership, readiness and expenditure, defense doctrine, high-tech warfare acquisitions, the scientific and technological base for defense ...

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Automatic Society

The Future of Work

by Bernard Stiegler

<p>In July 2014 the Belgian newspaper Le Soir claimed that France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland and the United States may lose between 43 and 50 per cent of their jobs within ten to fifteen years. Across the world, integrated ...

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Automating the News

How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Media

by Nicholas Diakopoulos

<p>From hidden connections in big data to bots spreading fake news, journalism is increasingly computer-generated. Nicholas Diakopoulos explains the present and future of a world in which algorithms have changed how the news is created, ...

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Babbling Corpse

Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts

by Grafton Tanner

<span><span>In the age of global capitalism, vaporwave celebrates and undermines the electronic ghosts haunting the nostalgia industry. Ours is a time of ghosts in machines, killing meaning and exposing the gaps inherent in the electronic media ...

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Bad News from Venezuela

Twenty years of fake news and misreporting

by Alan Macleod

<p>Since the election of President Hugo Chavez in 1998, Venezuela has become an important news item. Western coverage is shaped by the cultural milieu of its journalists, with news written from New York or London by non-specialists or by those ...

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Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity

The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus

by Jeffrey A. Brown

<p>Concentrating primarily on contemporary depictions of Batman in the comic books, this book analyzes why Batman is so immensely popular right now in America and globally, and how the fictional Dark Knight reveals both new cultural concerns and

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Be Creative

Making a Living in the New Culture Industries

by Angela McRobbie

<p>In this exciting new book Angela McRobbie charts the ‘euphoric’ moment of the new creative economy, as it rose to prominence in the UK during the Blair years, and considers it from the perspective of contemporary experience of economic ...

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Becoming Sexual

A Critical Appraisal of the Sexualization of Girls

by R. Danielle Egan

<p>The sexualization of girls has captured the attention of the media, advocacy groups and politicians in recent years. This prolific discourse sets alarm bells ringing: sexualization is said to lead to depression, promiscuity and compassion ...

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Becoming the News

How Ordinary People Respond to the Media Spotlight

by Ruth Palmer

<p>What does it feel like to be featured, quoted, or just named in a news story? A refugee family, the survivor of a shooting, a primary voter in Iowa—the views and experiences of ordinary people are an important component of journalism. While ...

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Becoming-Social in a Networked Age

by Neal Thomas

<p>This book examines the semiotic effects of protocols and algorithms at work in popular social media systems, bridging philosophical conversations in human-computer interaction (HCI) and information systems (IS) design with contemporary work ...

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Beethoven

The Philosophy of Music

by Theodor W. Adorno

<p>Beethoven is a classic study of the composer's music, written by one of the most important thinkers of our time. Throughout his life, Adorno wrote extensive notes, essay fragments and aides-memoires on the subject of Beethoven's music. This ...

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Behind the Screen

Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media

by Sarah T. Roberts

<p><strong>An eye-opening look at the invisible workers who protect us from seeing humanity’s worst on today’s commercial internet</strong><br />  <br /> Social media on the internet can be a nightmarish place. A primary shield against hateful

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Berlin Replayed

Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the Postwall Era

by Brigitta B. Wagner

<DIV><P>Scarred by the Second World War, divided during the Cold War, and turned into a massive construction site in the early postwall years, Berlin has dramatically reinvented itself in the new millennium. Film has served a neglected but ...

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Between the Public and Private in Mobile Communication

by Ana Serrano Tellería

<p>Mobile devices’ impact on daily life has raised relevant questions regarding public and private space and communication. Both the technological environment (operating systems, platforms, apps) and media ecosystems (interface design, ...

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Beyond Alterity: German Encounters with Modern East Asia

by Shen, Qinna

<p> With the economic and political rise of East Asia in the second half of the twentieth century, many Western countries have re-evaluated their links to their Eastern counterparts. Thus, in recent years, Asian German Studies has emerged as a ...

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Beyond Capital

Values, Commons, Computing, and the Search for a Viable Future

by David Hakken, Maurizio Teli & Barbara Andrews

<p>The financial/social cataclysm beginning in 2007 ended notions of a “great moderation” and the view that capitalism had overcome its systemic tendencies to crisis. The subsequent failure of contemporary social formations to address the causes

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Beyond Consumer Capitalism

Media and the Limits to Imagination

by Justin Lewis

<p>Consumer capitalism dominates our economy, our politics and our culture. Yet there is a growing body of research from a range of disciplines that suggests that consumer capitalism may be past its sell-by date.</p> <p><em>Beyond Consumer ...

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Beyond Malice

The Media's Years of Reckoning

by Richard M. Clurman

<p>The national news media, as now practiced, were born in the 1950s, revealed their strength in the 1960s (Vietnam), asserted it in the 1970s (Watergate), and were hammered for it in the 1980s. By the mid- and late 1980s, after historic libel ...

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Beyond Prime Time Activism

Communication Activism and Social Change

by Charlotte Ryan & Karen Jeffreys

<p>In this accessible introduction to communication activism, organizer Karen Jeffreys and sociologist Charlotte Ryan draw on more than two decades of ongoing collaboration, using the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH) as a case ...

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