IAMCR is the worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research. Its members promote global inclusiveness and excellence within the best traditions of critical research in the field.
Edited by Berit von der Lippe, Rune Ottosen - Through different case studies, the book reveals how the framing of different femininities and masculinities affects the reporting and our understanding of war and conflicts.
By Cherian George - This book shows that outbreaks of religious intolerance often involve sophisticated campaigns manufactured by political opportunists to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents.
The first International Forum of Communication Law and Ethics, (known as FIÉDI for its Spanish acronym), was held this past July in Leicester, UK as an IAMCR preconference co-organized in collaboration with IAMCR’s Law Section. This book, published through the UCM e-Prints platform of the Complutense University of Madrid and with the collaboration of the University’s Cyberlaw Clinic, is a result of the preconference.
Edited by Edited by Des Freedman, Jonathan Obar, Cheryl Martens, and Robert W. McChesney - Media reform plays an increasingly important role in the struggle for social justice. As battles are fought over the future of investigative journalism, media ownership, spectrum management, speech rights, broadband access, network neutrality, the surveillance apparatus, and digital literacy, what effective strategies can be used in the pursuit of effective media reform?
Edited by Leif Kramp, Nico Carpentier, Andreas Hepp, Richard Kilborn, Risto Kunelius, Hannu Nieminen, Tobias Olsson, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Ilija Tomanić Trivundža and Simone Tosoni. - This book focus on the fundamental question: How do media and communications practices within European cultures change with their environment?
By Marwan M. Kraidy. - This book argues that technology publicizes defiance, but the body remains the vital nexus of physical struggle and digital communication, destabilizing distinctions between “the real world” and virtual reality, spurring revolutionary debates about the role of art, & anchoring Islamic State’s attempted hijacking of creative insurgency.
- This book questions whether Web 2.0 could help enhance citizens’ political participation. It offers a critical examination of the current state of the art from diverse perspectives, highlights persisting gaps in our knowledge and identifies a promising stream of further research.
By Wayne Hope - This book analyzes the double relation between time and global capitalism. In order to do this, the author cross-relates four epistemes of time –epochality, time reckoning, temporality and coevalness– with four materializations of time.
Edited by Benjamin Birkinbine, Rodrigo Gomez, and Janet Wasko - This book takes an in-depth look at how media corporate power works globally, regionally, and nationally, investigating the ways in which the largest and most powerful media corporations in the world wield power.
- Building on and extending Herbert Schiller’s classic study of US Empire and communications, Mirrlees highlights the symbiotic geopolitical and economic relationships between the US state and media firms that drive the production of imperial culture.
EU Referendum Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign
Edited in record time by IAMCR members Daniel Jackson, Einar Thorsen and Dominic Wring, this book is available for free download and was central to a special IAMCR pre-conference held in Leicester on 27 July.
Freedom of Expression and Media in Transition: Studies and reflections in the digital age
Edited by Ulla Carlsson - Digitization and globalization of media have changed our communication systems in terms of time, space and social behaviour... The context of freedom of expression has shifted.
- This book looks at the media representation of consumer culture in Africa, China, Brazil and India through case studies ranging from celebrity selfies, to travel websites, news reports and documentary film.
Edited by Richard C. Vincent and Kaarle Nordenstreng
This book is meant for the students and scholars of international communication and development, political economy, and international relations. It is also a resource for members of governments and NGOs, as well as advocates of human rights and grassroots communication.
Edited by John A. Lent and Michelle A. Amazeen -
This book serves as a guidepost to those wishing to understand the difficulties facing critical researchers and how others have been able to navigate through these challenges. It is noteworthy that 10 of the 12 key thinkers presented in this book are members of IAMCR.
By Bart Cammaerts, Michael Bruter, Shakuntala Banaji, Sarah Harrison, Nicholas Anstead -
The book reveals that most young people are far from apathetic about democracy but rather they are critical of current representative democratic systems and the political elites who appear to run them.
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 social media platforms, in particular with regards to their use for the purposes of anti-systemic and progressive protest movements.
By Tonny Krijnen and Sofie Van Bauwel -
Why do some TV genres have the label feminine or masculine? Why do we worry about boys playing video games too much while girls play just as often? Is the TV show Sex and the City empowering or not? Why are recent television shows like Desperate Housewives post-feminist television?
Edited by Leif Kramp, Nico Carpentier, Andreas Hepp, Ilija Tomanić Trivundža, Hannu Nieminen, Risto Kunelius, Tobias Olsson, Ebba Sundin and Richard Kilborn -
How do journalism, the various representations and public spheres of European cultures and societies change?
Drawing on Marxist theory and concepts, as well as on various theoretical contributions developed by prominent political economists, Bolaño develops a unique approach to understanding the culture industry, offering an interesting intervention in debates surrounding media and communication.
The Internet and "social media" may initially have been understood as just one more instrument politicians could employ to manage without political parties. However, these media cannot be reduced to being a tool available solely to politicians.
Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional capitalism.
Based on extensive fieldwork, in-depth interviews with Internet activists, and immersive analyses of online communication, this book draws our attention away from the tools of political communication and refocuses it on the politics of communication.
By Kaitlynn Mendes -
SlutWalk is a study of the global anti-rape movement of the same name, in eight nations which organized marches: Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the US.
Edited by Anders Høg Hansen, Oscar Hemer and Thomas Tufte -
This book approaches the memory sharing of groups, communities and societies as inevitable struggles over the interpretation of, and authority over, particular stories. Coming to terms with the past in memory work, alone or with others, is always unsteady ground and the activation of memory will always relay imaginations of futures we want to shape and inhabit.
By Asimina Michailidou, Hans-Jörg Trenz, Pieter de Wilde -
This book offers a wealth of original empirical data on how online media shape EU contestation. Taking a public sphere perspective, the authors highlight the myths and truths about the nature of audience-driven online media content and show how public demands for legitimacy are at the heart of the much-analyzed politicization of European integration.
By Thomas Allmer -
Critical Theory and Social Media examines both academic discourse on, and users’ responses to, new media, making it a valuable tool for international scholars and students of sociology, media and communication studies, social theory, new media, and information society studies.
The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform
By Victor Pickard -
How did the American media system become what it is today? Why do American media have so few public interest regulations compared with other democratic nations? How did the system become dominated by a few corporations, and why are structural problems like market failures routinely avoided in media policy discourse?
Edited by Kaarle Nordenstreng, Daya Kishan Thussu -
Mapping BRICS Media is the first comprehensive and comparative study of the emerging media landscape in the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing markets. This pioneering collection focuses on one of the key topics in contemporary international relations - the emergence of BRICS.
Edited by Anders Hansen, Robert Cox -
This Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for theory, research and practice with regard to environment and communication from a perspective which is both international and multi-disciplinary in scope.
By Nico Carpentier -
A series of 20th century conflicts and wars are revisited to demonstrate the cultural durability of war and the interconnection of these wars with present-day discourses and practices through the dialectics of remembering, commemorating and forgetting.
By Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski -
The Real Cyber War focuses on political, economic, and geopolitical factors driving internet freedom policies, in particular the U.S. State Department's emerging doctrine in support of a universal freedom to connect.
Co-edited by IAMCR members and contributions by many more. - The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society offers critical assessments of theoretical and applied research on digitally-mediated communication, a central area of study in the 21st century.
Edited by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges, Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion -
The book is structured around three key questions: 1. What were the predominant mediated narratives surrounding the Paralympics, and what are the associated meanings attached to them? 2. How were the Paralympics experienced by media audiences (both disabled and non-disabled)? 3. To what extent did the 2012 Paralympics inspire social change?
This volume offers an overview of the diversity of perspectives on communication: including analyses in terms of biology, sociality, economics, norms and human development. It includes general social science approaches to communication, such as those found in systems theory and cultural theory, as well as perspectives more specifically related to communication acts, such as linguistics and cognition.