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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...


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 Annette Coburn & Sinéad Gormally 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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Digital Practices of African Americans

by Roderick Graham Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 01, 2013)

How do social scientists study the impact of social networking sites on racial identity formation? How has the Internet impacted the accumulation of social and cultural capital? By synthesizing insights across...


Citizen Journalism

by Stuart Allan & Einar Thorsen 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...


Doing Critical Educational Research

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

John Smyth’s remarkable body of writing, research and scholarship has spanned four decades, and the urgency of our times makes it imperative to look in some depth at the breadth of his research and its trajectory,...


From Education to Incarceration

by Anthony J. Nocella Ii, Priya Parmar & David Stovall Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

The school-to-prison pipeline is a national concern, from the federal to local governments, and a leading topic in conversations in the field of urban education and juvenile justice. From Education to Incarceration:...


Gender and Sexualities in Education

by Elizabeth J. Meyer & Dennis Carlson Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 09, 2014)

This volume is about the education of gender and sexualities, which is to say it explores how gender and sexuality identities and differences get constructed through the process of education and «schooling»....


Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Care and Education

by Marianne N. Bloch, Beth Blue Swadener & Gaile S. Cannella Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Care and Education is a foundational text, which presents contemporary theories and debates about early education and child care in many nations. The authors selected are leading...


The World of Stephanie St. Clair

by Shirley Stewart Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (November 01, 2013)

Born in Guadeloupe in 1897, Stephanie St. Clair entered the United States thirteen years later. By 1923 at the age of twenty-six she would create and manage a highly lucrative policy bank in Harlem – earning...


Restoring Dignity in Rural and Urban Madagascar

by Marianne Skjortnes Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 25, 2014)

Christian churches across the world such as the Lutheran church in Madagascar have long been engaged in what we would today term «development». The church has been deeply involved in humanitarian assistance...


Observing «and» Analyzing Communication Behavior

by John A. Courtright Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 11, 2015)

This is a book about communication behavior: how we conceptualize it, observe it, measure it, and analyze it.

The 1970s and 1980s were times when communication behavior was a primary interest of many communication...


Stepfather-Stepson Communication

by Jonathan Pettigrew Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 01, 2014)

This book offers a novel analysis of communication in stepfather-stepson relationships and is one of the first to examine the ways stepfathers communicate and to integrate the perspectives of adolescents into...


Research Methods in Africana Studies

by Serie McDougal Iii Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Research Methods in Africana Studies is a major contribution to the discipline of Africana studies and social science involving people of African descent in general. This textbook is the first of its kind, offering...


Global Literary Journalism

by John Tulloch & Richard Lance Keeble Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

Following on from the first volume published in 2012, this new volume significantly expands the scope of the study of literary journalism both geographically and thematically.

Chapters explore literary journalism...


Africa’s Last Romantic

by Olga Brom Spencer & Glenn Reynolds Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 19, 2014)

Africa’s Last Romantic: The Films, Books and Expeditions of John L. Brom captures the drama and excitement of John L. Brom’s film expeditions from 1949 to 1962 through sub-Saharan Africa. Brom was the only...


The ‘People’s Joan of Arc’

by Brooke Speer Orr Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 05, 2014)

The ‘People’s Joan of Arc’: Mary Elizabeth Lease, Gendered Politics and Populist Party Politics in Gilded-Age America is the first comprehensive biography tracing the captivating life of renowned activist...


Each Child Is My Only One

by Miriam Gillis-Carlebach Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 20, 2014)

In Each Child Is My Only One: Lotte Carlebach-Preuss, the Portrait of a Mother and Rabbi’s Wife, Miriam Gillis-Carlebach, the daughter of Rabbi Dr. Joseph Zvi Carlebach (1883–1942), last Chief Rabbi of Hamburg...


Home with Hip Hop Feminism

by Aisha S. Durham Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 30, 2010)

This book has won the 2015 Top Book Award from the NCA African American Communication and Culture Division (AACCD) of NCA

Home with Hip Hop Feminism brings together popular culture and the everyday experiences...


The Rhizome of Blackness

by Ibrahim Awad & Awad Ibrahim Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 30, 2014)

The Rhizome of Blackness is a critical ethnographic documentation of the process of how continental African youth are becoming Black in North America. They enter a «social imaginary» where they find themselves...


The Quicksands of Belief

by Janet Winn Boehm Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 16, 2014)

The Quicksands of Belief: The Need for Skepticism draws on history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and the cognitive sciences in an accessible, non-academic style in order to argue that humans don’t...


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...


Pierre Bourdieu

by David W. Park Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 31, 2010)

Pierre Bourdieu’s ideas have had a major impact on a number of fields of inquiry. As scholars of media and communication begin to think more frequently and more carefully with Bourdieu’s ideas, this book...