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Society 3.0

by Tracey Wilen-Daugenti Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 12, 2017)

Higher education in the U.S. has traditionally prepared students for work and social success, but with families, work, and society itself undergoing revolutionary change, is this preparation sufficient to develop...


New Media and Public Relations—Third Edition

by Sandra C. Duhé Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 28, 2017)

The latest edition of New Media and Public Relations offers communication scholars, professionals, and students current insights on how emerging technologies challenge and change the rules of stakeholder engagement...


Digital Media

by Lee Humphreys & Paul Messaris 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,...


Transforming Education with New Media

by Peter DePietro Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 01, 2011)

The possibilities that online platforms and new media technologies provide, in terms of human connection and the dissemination of information, are seemingly endless. With Web 2.0 there is an exchange of messages,...


Environmental Conflict and the Media

by Libby Lester & Brett Hutchins 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...


The Influence of Communication on Physiology and Health

by James M. Honeycutt, Shaughan Keaton & Chris R. Sawyer Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 05, 2014)

There is a significant amount of research that substantiates the connection between social support/relationships and the development, onset, and/or recovery of several physical diseases/illnesses. Research has...


Ecological Pedagogy, Buddhist Pedagogy, Hermeneutic Pedagogy

by Jackie Seidel & David W. Jardine Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

This book explores three interrelated roots of scholarly work that have a supportive and elaborative affinity to authentic and engaging classroom inquiry: ecological consciousness, Buddhist epistemologies, philosophies...


Uprooting Urban America

by Cynthia Cole Robinson, Amor Kohli & Horace R. Hall 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...


Citizen Journalism

by Einar Thorsen & Stuart Allan Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 01, 2013)

The second volume of Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives seeks to build upon the agenda set in motion by the first volume, namely by: Offering an overview of key developments in citizen journalism since...


News Evolution or Revolution?

by Andrea Miller & Amy Reynolds Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 09, 2013)

This book tells the story of modern-day newspapers by exploring the digital transition of the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a microcosm of the industry. Drawing on the expertise of scholars and professionals...


The Audience Commodity in a Digital Age

by Lee McGuigan & Vincent Manzerolle Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2013)

This edited collection comprises foundational texts and new contributions that revisit the theory of the «audience commodity» as first articulated by Dallas Smythe. Contributors focus on the historical and...


The False Promises of the Digital Revolution

by C.A Bowers Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 22, 2014)

The False Promises of the Digital Revolution examines what currently goes largely unnoticed because of the many important uses of digital technologies. While many people interpret digital technologies as accelerating...


Trading Zones in Environmental Education

by Marianne E. Krasny & Justin Dillon Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 15, 2013)

Environmental educators often adhere to a relatively narrow theoretical paradigm focusing on changing attitudes and knowledge, which are assumed to foster pro-environmental behaviors, which, in turn, leads to...


Sacred Matters, Stately Concerns

by John M. Thompson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 01, 2014)

Politics and religion have been major forces throughout history, and they still are as anyone who pays attention to current events can see. Understandably, the relationship between religion and politics calls...


Transparency 2.0

by David Cuillier & Charles N. Davis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2012)

Transparency 2.0 investigates a host of emerging issues around the collision of information and personal privacy in a digital world. Delving into the key legal concepts of information access and privacy, such...


Privacy and Philosophy

by Andrew McStay Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 14, 2015)

What can philosophy tell us about privacy? Quite a lot as it turns out. With Privacy and Philosophy: New Media and Affective Protocol Andrew McStay draws on an array of philosophers to offer a refreshingly novel...


Exploring Globalization Opportunities and Challenges in Social Studies

by Lydiah Nganga, John Kambutu & William B. Russell Iii Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 16, 2013)

This book on global issues, trends, and practices is intended to serve primarily as an instructional and learning resource in social studies methods courses for preservice teachers. In addition, it is an effective...


Visualizing Culture

by Roxanne M. O'Connell Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2013)

In an increasingly global society, the ability to identify a culture’s visual aesthetics helps us localize messages for better understanding and resonance with targeted audiences. But how do we identify the...


Gourmands and Gluttons

by Carlnita P. Greene Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

From «supersizing it» to hoarding, we are living in an age of excess. Whether it is cars or housing, American culture is being driven by the old adage that «bigger is better». Yet, although we often overlook...


From Bricolage to Métissage

by Gregory Lowan-Trudeau Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

Rethinking Intercultural Approaches to Indigenous Environmental Education and Research arose from a physical and philosophical journey that critically considered the relationship between Western, Indigenous,...


Making Media Studies

by David Gauntlett Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 01, 2014)

In Making Media Studies, David Gauntlett turns media and communications studies on its head. He proposes a vision of media studies based around doing and making – not about the acquisition of skills, as such,...


Greening Media Education

by Antonio Lopez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 31, 2014)

Media are a powerful educational force that teaches about the relationship between humans and living systems while also physiologically impacting the environment. However, although long considered a tool for...


New World View

by Ruth Cape Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 26, 2015)

New World View: Letters from a German Immigrant Family in Texas, 1854–1885 is a bilingual and annotated edition of a collection of letters written by a 19th century German immigrant family in Texas. Christian...


Participatory Culture, Community, and Play

by Adrienne L. Massanari Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 01, 2014)

What does online community look like in the age of social networking? How do participatory culture platforms reflect both their designers’ intentions and the desires of their users? In this incisive and timely...


Children Count

by Mary M. Stordy Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 31, 2011)

Children Count is an interpretive exploration into the teaching of mathematics to children. Through the use of narratives to make meaning of particular pedagogic events, the book explores the possibilities that...


Mediated Authenticity

by Gunn Enli Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 31, 2014)

This book explores the paradox of mediated authenticity – the idea that our understanding of society is based on mediated representations of reality. Enli argues that mediated authenticity is established through...


Designing Online Communities

by Trevor Owens Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 01, 2014)

Discussion on the Web is mediated through layers of software and protocols. As scholars increasingly study communication and learning on the Internet, it is essential to consider how site administrators, programmers,...


Communication and «The Good Life»

by Hua Wang Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 01, 2014)

What is a «good life» and how can it be achieved? In this volume, communication scholars and media experts explore these fundamental questions about human existence and aspiration in terms of what a «good...


Shakespeare and Saturn

by Peter D. Usher Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 14, 2015)

In the mid-sixteenth century, Copernicus asserted that the Earth was not the center of the universe as was generally believed, but that the sun lay there instead. The relegation of the Earth to the rank of an...


Digital Proxemics

by John A. McArthur Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 14, 2016)

The study of proxemics – the human use of space – is reimagined for the digital age in this book, a compelling examination of the future of the ways we move. Whereas much writing on the subject focuses on...


2284 World Society

by Seymour W. Itzkoff Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 31, 2016)

2284: World Society, Iaian Vernier’s Memoir is a fascinating study of mankind. Written as a work of fiction, it looks at the human condition 200 years in the future. Predicting the outcome of today’s social...


Hip Hop DJs and the Evolution of Technology

by André Sirois Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 10, 2016)

Using interviews with world-renowned and innovative hip-hop DJs, as well as technology manufacturers that cater to the market/culture, this book reveals stories behind some of the iconic DJ technologies that...


Measuring the Impact of Social Media on Business Profit & Success

by Cong Li & Don Stacks Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

An organization can have a high number of «likes» on its Facebook page and lots of «followers» on its Twitter account, but does that mean anything from a financial perspective? Is it worth the organization’s...


Communication Theory and Millennial Popular Culture

by Kathleen Glenister Roberts Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

Theories help to troubleshoot gaps in our understanding, and to make sense of a world that is constantly changing. What this book tries to do, in part, is blur the lines between the differences between today’s...


Snatched

by Spring-Serenity Duvall & Leigh Moscowitz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 11, 2016)

Few crimes provoke the collective fear, public outrage, and media fascination that child abductions do. Stories about missing children capture national headlines and dominate public discourses about crime and...


Produsing Theory in a Digital World 2.0

by Rebecca Ann Lind Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

Continuing the explorations begun in the first Produsing Theory volume, this book provides a site at which varied theories – some still emerging – can intersect and shine a light into the spaces between...


Contexts of the Dark Side of Communication

by Eletra S. Gilchrist-Petty & Shawn D. Long Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 10, 2016)

Research on the dark side of communication has typically been studied from a single standpoint confined to a specific context. As an intradisciplinary project, this volume transcends the traditional unilateral...


The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts

by Stig Hjarvard, Mette Mortensen & Mikkel Fugl Eskjær Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

This book engages with the mediatized dynamics of political, military and cultural conflicts. In today’s global and converging media environment, the interrelationship between media and conflict has been altered...


Digital Literacy

by Susan Wiesinger & Ralph Beliveau Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 10, 2016)

The Internet, World Wide Web, and digital devices have fundamentally changed the way people communicate, affecting everything from business, to school, to family, to religion, to democracy. This textbook takes...


Communicating the Environment Beyond Photography

by Michelle I. Seelig Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 18, 2016)

Communicating the Environment Beyond Photography is a modern look at how photographers visualize what is happening to people and places on a changing planet. Michelle I. Seelig draws attention to what compels...


Water and the Development of Africa

by Kwadwo A. Sarfoh Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 19, 2016)

This book examines Africa’s water resources from pre-historic times to the present, illustrating how Africans and their rulers formulated water management systems to support water-sector activities including...


Hashtag Publics

by Nathan Rambukkana Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 09, 2015)

This collection investigates the publics of the hashtag. Taking cues from critical public sphere theory, contributors are interested in publics that break beyond the mainstream – in other publics. They are...


The Intersectional Internet

by Safiya Umoja Noble & Brendesha M. Tynes Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 14, 2016)

From race, sex, class, and culture, the multidisciplinary field of Internet studies needs theoretical and methodological approaches that allow us to question the organization of social relations that are embedded...


Privileged Mobilities

by Erika Polson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 01, 2015)

As corporations ramp up «workforce globalization» and young professionals increasingly pursue opportunities to work abroad, social entrepreneurs use online digital platforms to create offline social events...


de-testing and de-grading schools

by Paul L. Thomas & Joe Bower Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2015)

A century of education and education reform, along with more than three decades of high-stakes testing and accountability, reveals a disturbing paradox: education has a steadfast commitment to testing and grading....


The Observable

by Patrick Aidan Heelan & Babette Babich Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 03, 2015)

Patrick Aidan Heelan’s The Observable offers the reader a completely articulated development of his 1965 philosophy of quantum physics, Quantum Mechanics and Objectivity. In this previously unpublished study...


The Future of 24-Hour News

by Stephen Cushion & Richard Sambrook Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 05, 2016)

Over the last 30 years 24-hour television news channels have reshaped the practice and culture of journalism. But the arrival of new content and social media platforms over recent years has challenged their...


Social Media in the Classroom

by Hana S. Noor Al-Deen Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 15, 2016)

Social Media in the Classroom provides a comprehensive resource for teaching social media in advertising, public relations, and journalism at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With twelve chapters by contributors...


Digital Fandom 2.0

by Paul Booth Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 27, 2017)

In this completely revised and updated version of Digital Fandom, Paul Booth extends his analysis of fandom in the digital environment. With new chapters that focus on the economics of crowdfunding, the playfulness...