New books by IAMCR members

IAMCR members are invited to announce their recently published books and book chapters to the IAMCR community and website visitors.

Information is published in the Members' Books section of the website and highlighted books appear on the front page.

This is a selection of the most recent ones.

Title: Gendering War and Peace Reporting. Some Insights – Some Missing Links
Editors: Berit von der Lippe, Rune Ottosen
Published: 2016
Pages: 278
Publisher: Nordicom
ISBN: 978-91-87957-42-0

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. More...

Title: Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and Its Threat to Democracy
Author: Cherian George
Published: 2016
Pages: 328
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262035309

This book shows that outbreaks of religious intolerance often involve sophisticated campaigns manufactured by political opportunists to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents. More... 

Title: Global Media Studies
Authors: Toby Miller, Marwan M. Kraidy
Published: 2016
Pages: 256
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 978-0-7456-4431-8

A look at political economy, global policymaking and governance, and the past and present manifestations of cultural imperialism. More... 

Title: Strategies for Media Reform: International Perspectives
Editors: Des Freedman, Jonathan Obar, Cheryl Martens, and Robert W. McChesney
Published: 2016
Pages: 360
Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 9780823271658

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? More... 

Title: Politics, Civil Society and Participation
Editors: Leif Kramp, Nico Carpentier, Andreas Hepp, Richard Kilborn, Risto Kunelius, Hannu Nieminen, Tobias Olsson, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Ilija Tomanić Trivundža and Simone Tosoni
Published: 2016
Pages: 420
Publisher: édition lumière
ISBN: 978-3-943245-54-7

This book focus on the fundamental question: How do media and communications practices within European cultures change with their environment? More...

Title: India Connected: Mapping the Impact of New Media
Editors: Sunetra Sen Narayan and Shalini Narayanan
Published: 2016
Pages: 308
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN: 9789385985027

This book creatively delves into various aspects such as digitization, convergence, interactivity, and ubiquity. More...

Title: The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World
Author: Marwan M. Kraidy
Published: 2016
Pages: 304
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674737082

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. More...

Title: Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World
Author: Marc Raboy
Published: 2016
Pages: 872
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199313587

The authoritative biography of Guglielmo Marconi, the first giant in global communication.

Title: Politics and Web 2.0: The Participation Gap
Editors: Gisela Goncalves, J. Paulo Serras
Published: 2016
Pages: 184
Publisher: Vernon Press
ISBN: 978-1-62273-099-5

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. More...

Title: Time, Communication and Global Capitalism
Author: Wayne Hope
Published: 2016
Pages: 260
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 978-1137443458

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. More...

Title: Global Media Giants
Editors: Benjamin Birkinbine, Rodrigo Gomez, and Janet Wasko
Published: 2017
Pages: 496
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138927711

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. 

Title: Hearts and Mines: The US Empire's Culture Industry
Author: Tanner Mirrlees
Published: 2016
Pages: 336
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774830157

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. More...