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COMICS AND STUFF HENRY JENKINS

Sorts through piles of stuff—junk drawers, bookshelves, attics—to consider what comics can tell us about how we present ourselves now Comics like Archie, Batman, and Spiderman— what were once ninety-nine cent novelties printed on cheap newsprint—have now been rebranded as graphic novels, clothbound high-gloss volumes. This transformation alters a medium once considered trash into a respectable, if not elite, genre. Enter stuff: since the Industrial Revolution, shifts in mass production and consumption have dramatically increased the amount of material goods that fill our lives. But what do we make of the stuff that is amassed in this popular culture renaissance? For comics, this transformation has expanded the duration of these objects’ meaningfulness and the market value placed on their content. Henry Jenkins, a leading scholar of popular culture, argues that it is not inconsequential that the stories unfolding between the gutters no longer only center epic stories involving larger-than-life battles between mythic heroes, but instead, more quotidian stories set in everyday lifeworlds. Usually discussed in terms of their disposability in a world where nothing is made to last, Comics and Stuff insists that how we collect and display mass-market goods reflect our ideals back to us. In short order, as Jenkins proclaims, our “belongings” become our “sense of belonging.”

Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California. He is the author or editor of 20 books including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, Spreadable Media: Creating Meaning and Value in a Networked Society, By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activists, and Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination: Case Studies of Creative Social Change. He blogs at henryjenkins.org and co-hosts the podcast How Do You Like It So Far?

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CONVERGENCE CULTURE Where Old and New Media Collide HENRY JENKINS Winner of the 2007 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title A classic study on the dynamic between an individual and different media channels Convergence Culture maps a new territory: where old and new media intersect, where grassroots and corporate media collide, where the power of the media producer and the power of the consumer interact in unpredictable ways.

Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California. He is the author or editor of 20 books including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, Spreadable Media: Creating Meaning and Value in a Networked Society, By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activists, and Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination: Case Studies of Creative Social Change. He blogs at henryjenkins.org and co-hosts the podcast How Do You Like It So Far?

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Henry Jenkins, one of America’s most respected media analysts, delves beneath the new media hype to uncover the important cultural transformations that are taking place as media converge. Jenkins argues that struggles over convergence will redefine the face of popular culture. Industry leaders see opportunities to direct content across many channels to increase revenue and broaden markets. At the same time, consumers envision a liberated public sphere, free of network controls, in a decentralized media environment. Sometimes corporate and grassroots efforts reinforce each other, creating closer, more rewarding relations between media producers and consumers. Sometimes these two forces are at war. Jenkins provides a riveting introduction to the world where every story gets told and every brand gets sold across multiple media platforms. He explains the cultural shift that is occurring as consumers fight for control across disparate channels, changing the way we do business, elect our leaders, and educate our children.


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SPREADABLE MEDIA Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture

HENRY JENKINS, SAM FORD, and JOSHUA GREEN with a new afterword How sharing, linking, and liking have transformed the media and marketing industries Spreadable Media is a rare inside look at today’s ever-changing media landscape. The days of corporate control over media content and its distribution have been replaced by the age of what the digital media industries have called “user-generated content.” Spreadable Media maps these fundamental changes, and gives readers a comprehensive look into the rise of participatory culture, from internet memes to presidential tweets. Now with a new afterword addressing changes in the media industry, audience participation, and political reporting, and drawing on modern examples from online activism campaigns, film, music, television, advertising, and social media—from both the U.S. and around the world—the authors illustrate the contours of our current media environment. For all of us who actively create and share content, Spreadable Media provides a clear understanding of how people are spreading ideas and the implications these activities have for business, politics, and everyday life, both on- and offline.

Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California. Sam Ford is Director of Digital Strategy with Peppercomm Strategic Communications, an affiliate with the MIT Program in Comparative Media Studies and the Western Kentucky University Popular Culture Studies Program, and a regular contributor to Fast Company. He is co-editor of The Survival of the Soap Opera. Joshua Green is a Strategist at digital strategy firm Undercurrent. With a PhD in Media Studies, he has managed research projects at MIT and the University of California. He is author (with Jean Burgess) of YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture.

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POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CIVIC IMAGINATION Case Studies of Creative Social Change

Edited by HENRY JENKINS, GABRIEL PETERSLAZARO, and SANGITA SHRESTHOVA How popular culture is engaged by activists to effect emancipatory political change One cannot change the world unless one can imagine what a better world might look like. Civic imagination is the capacity to conceptualize alternatives to current cultural, social, political, or economic conditions; it also requires the ability to see oneself as a civic agent capable of making change, as a participant in a larger democratic culture. Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination represents a call for greater clarity about what we’re fighting for—not just what we’re fighting against. Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California. Gabriel Peters-Lazaro is Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. Sangita Shresthova is the Director of Research of Civic Paths@USC.

Across more than thirty examples from social movements around the world, this casebook proposes “civic imagination” as a framework that can help us identify, support, and practice new kinds of communal participation. As the contributors demonstrate, young people, in particular, are turning to popular culture—from Beyoncé to Bollywood, from Smokey Bear to Hamilton, from comic books to VR—for the vernacular through which they can express their discontent with current conditions. In each instance, activists demonstrate what happens when the creative energies of fans are infused with deep political commitment, mobilizing new visions of what a better democracy might look like.

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FAKE GEEK GIRLS Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry SUZANNE SCOTT Reveals the systematic marginalization of women within pop culture fan communities When Ghostbusters returned to the screen in 2016, some male fans of the original film boycotted the all-female adaptation of the cult classic, turning to Twitter to express their disapproval and making it clear that they considered the film’s “real” fans to be white, straight men. While extreme, these responses are far from unusual. Suzanne Scott points to the ways in which the “men’s rights” movement and antifeminist pushback against “social justice warriors” connect to new mainstream fandom, where female casting in geek-nostalgia reboots is vilified and historically feminized forms of fan engagement—like cosplay and fan fiction—are treated as less worthy than male-dominant expressions of fandom like collection, possession, and cataloguing. While this gender bias harkens back to the origins of fandom itself, Fake Geek Girls contends that the current view of women in fandom as either inauthentic masqueraders or unwelcome interlopers has been tacitly endorsed by Hollywood franchises and the viewer demographics they selectively champion. It offers a view into the inner workings of how digital fan culture converges with old media and its biases in new and novel ways.

Suzanne Scott is Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Radio-Television-Film Department at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom.

April 2019 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 18 black & white illustrations Paper • 9781479879571 • $30.00 In the Critical Cultural Communication series Media Studies | Comic Studies


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FANDOM SECOND EDITION

Identities and Communities in a Mediated World Edited by JONATHAN GRAY, CORNEL SANDVOSS, and C. LEE HARRINGTON A completely updated edition of a seminal work on fans and communities We are all fans. Whether we follow our favorite celebrities on Twitter, attend fan conventions such as Comic Con, or simply wait with bated breath for the next episode of our favorite television drama— each of us is a fan. Recognizing that fandom is not unusual, but rather a universal subculture, the contributions in this book demonstrate that understanding fans— whether of toys, TV shows, celebrities, comics, music, film, or politicians—is vital to an understanding of media audiences, use, engagement, and participatory culture in a digital age. Jonathan Gray is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Television Entertainment, Television Studies (with Amanda D. Lotz), Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts, and Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality. Cornel Sandvoss is Professor of Media and Journalism and co-founding Director of Centre of Participatory Culture at the University of Huddersfield. C. Lee Harrington is Professor of Sociology at Miami University. She is the author (with Denise D. Bielby) of Soap Fans (1995) and Global TV (2008).

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Including eighteen new, original essays covering topics such as activism directed at racism in sports fandom, fan/producer interactions at Comic Con, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the politics and legality of fanfic, this wide-ranging collection provides diverse approaches to fandom for anyone seeking to understand modern life in our increasingly mediated, globalized and binge-watching world.


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ANTI-FANDOM

Dislike and Hate in the Digital Age Edited by MELISSA A. CLICK A revealing look at the pleasure we get from hating figures like politicians, celebrities, and TV characters, showcased in approaches that explore snark, hate-watching, and trolling The work of a fan takes many forms: following a favorite celebrity on Instagram, writing steamy fan fiction fantasies, and attending meet-and-greets. While fandom that manifests as feelings of like and love are commonly understood, examined less frequently are the equally intense, but opposite feelings of dislike and hatred. Anti-Fandom, a collection of 15 original and innovative essays, provides a framework for future study through theoretical and methodological exemplars that examine anti-fandom in the contemporary digital environment through gender, generation, sexuality, race, taste, authenticity, nationality, celebrity, and more. From hatewatching Girls and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to trolling celebrities and their characters on Twitter, these chapters ground the emerging area of anti-fan studies with a productive foundation. The book's focus on the pleasures, performances, and practices that constitute anti-fandom will generate new perspectives for understanding the impact of hate on our identities, relationships, and communities.

Melissa A. Click is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Gonzaga University. Her work has been published in the anthologies Fandom and Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn. She is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom and Bitten by Twilight.

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NETFLIX NATIONS The Geography of Digital Distribution RAMON LOBATO How streaming services and internet distribution have transformed global television culture Combining media industry analysis with cultural theory, Ramon Lobato explores the political and policy tensions at the heart of the digital distribution revolution, tracing their longer history through our evolving understanding of media globalization. Netflix Nations considers the ways that subscription video-on-demand services, but most of all Netflix, have irrevocably changed the circulation of media content. It tells the story of how a global video portal interacts with national audiences, markets, and institutions, and what this means for how we understand global media in the internet age

Ramon Lobato is Senior Research Fellow in Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. His previous books include Shadow Economies of Cinema, The Informal Media Economy, and Geoblocking and Global Video Culture.

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Netflix Nations addresses a fundamental tension in the digital media landscape—the clash between the internet’s capacity for global distribution and the territorial nature of media trade, taste, and regulation. Contrary to popular belief, the story of Netflix is not just an American one. From Argentina to Australia, Netflix’s ascension from a Silicon Valley start-up to an international television service has transformed media consumption on a global scale. Netflix Nations will help readers make sense of a complex, ever-shifting streaming media environment.


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TWITTER A Biography

JEAN BURGESS and NANCY K. BAYM The sometimes surprising, often humorous story of the forces that came together to shape the central role Twitter now plays in contemporary politics and culture Is Twitter a place for sociability and conversation, a platform for public broadcasting, or a network for discussion? Digital platforms have become influential in every sphere of communication, from the intimate and everyday to the public, professional and political. Since the scrappy startup days of social media in the mid-2000s, not only has the worldwide importance of platforms grown exponentially, but their cultures have shifted dramatically, in a variety of directions. Like much of social media, the platform’s growth over the past decade has far surpassed its creators’ vision. Twitter charts this trajectory in the format of a platform biography: a new, streamlined approach to understanding how platforms change over time. Through the often surprising, fast-moving story of Twitter, it illuminates the multiple forces—from politics and business to digital ideologies—that came together to shape the evolution of this revolutionary platform. Filled with stories of Twitter’s development, interviews with longtime users, and a range of archival sources, Burgess and Baym build a rich narrative of how Twitter has evolved as a technology, a company, and a culture, from its origins as a personal messaging service, to its transformation into one of the most globally influential social media platforms, where history and culture is not only recorded but written in real-time.

Jean Burgess is Professor of Communication and Director of the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology. In addition to 120 other scholarly outputs, she is co-author or editor of five previous books on digital media, communication, and culture. Nancy K. Baym is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author and co-editor of three previous books about audiences, relationships, and the internet. More information, most of her articles, and some of her talks are available at nancybaym.com.

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OPEN TV

Innovation beyond Hollywood and the Rise of Web Television AYMAR JEAN CHRISTIAN How the internet transformed television Open TV shows how we have left “the network era” far behind and entered the networked era, with the web opening up new possibilities for independent producers, entrepreneurs, and media audiences.

Aymar Jean Christian is an assistant professor at Northwestern University and Peabody Fellow. His work on television has been published in numerous journals, including The International Journal of Communication, Cinema Journal, and Continuum. He leads Open TV (beta), a platform for independent artists, whose partners have included the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and City of Chicago.

January 2018 320 pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479815975 • $30.00 In the Postmillennial Pop series Media Studies

Based on interviews with writers, producers, show-runners, and network executives, visits to festivals and award shows, and the experience of producing his own series, Aymar Jean Christian argues that the web brought innovation to television by opening up series development to new producers, fans, and sponsors that had previously been excluded. Online access to distribution provides creative freedom for indie producers, allows for more diverse storytelling from marginalized communities, and introduces new ways of releasing and awarding shows. Open TV is essential reading for anyone interested in the changing environment of television and how the internet can inspire alternatives to what’s on TV tonight.


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COMPLEX TV

The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling JASON MITTELL A poetic narrative of technology's strongest mode of storytelling: the television Over the past two decades, new technologies, changing viewer practices, and the proliferation of genres and channels has transformed American television. One of the most notable impacts of these shifts is the emergence of highly complex and elaborate forms of serial narrative, resulting in a robust period of formal experimentation and risky programming rarely seen in a medium that is typically viewed as formulaic and convention bound.

“A lucid and provocative exploration of modern television, from the inside out." —Emily Nussbaum, television critic at the New Yorker "Looking at how television tells stories Mittell shows the contribution of technology, reception, and industry in changing television into a & lived cultural experience where different forms of & cultural engagement, are key to understanding the textuality of Complex TV."

Jason Mittell is Professor of Film & Media Culture at Middlebury College. His books include Genre & Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture, Television & American Culture and Narrative Theory and Adaptation. He is project manager for [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, and author of numerous video essays.

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WE ARE DATA

Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves JOHN CHENEY-LIPPOLD What identity means in an algorithmic age: how it works, how our lives are controlled by it, and how we can resist it Algorithms are everywhere, organizing the near limitless data that exists in our world. Derived from our every search, like, click, and purchase, algorithms determine the news we get, the ads we see, the information accessible to us and even who our friends are. These complex configurations not only form knowledge and social relationships in the digital and physical world, but also determine who we are and who we can be, both on and offline. Algorithms create and recreate us, using our data to assign and reassign our gender, race, sexuality, and citizenship status. They can recognize us as celebrities or mark us as terrorists. In this era of ubiquitous surveillance, contemporary data collection John Cheney-Lippold is Assistant Professor entails more than gathering information about us. of American Culture and Digital Studies at the We have little control over who we algorithmically University of Michigan. are. Our identities are made useful not for us—but for someone else. Through a series of entertaining and engaging examples, John Cheney-Lippold draws on the social constructions of identity to advance a new understanding of our algorithmic identities. We Are Data will educate and inspire readers who want to wrest back some freedom in our increasingly surveilled and algorithmically-constructed world.

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THE PROCRASTINATION ECONOMY The Big Business of Downtime ETHAN TUSSEY 2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title How mobile devices make our in-between moments valuable to media companies while also providing a sense of control and connection In moments of downtime—waiting for a friend to arrive or commuting to work—we pull out our phones for a few minutes of distraction. Just as television reoriented the way we think about living rooms, mobile devices have taken over the interstitial spaces of our everyday lives. Ethan Tussey argues that these in-between moments have created a procrastination economy, an opportunity for entertainment companies to create products, apps, platforms, subscription services, micropayments, and interactive opportunities that can colonize our everyday lives. But as businesses commoditize our free time, and mobile devices become essential tools for promotion, branding and distribution, consumers are using these devices as a means of navigating public and private space. These devices are not just changing the way we spend and value our time, but also how we interact with others and transform our sense of the politics of space.

Ethan Tussey is Assistant Professor of Communication at Georgia State University. He is the Coordinating Editor of In Media Res, and co-founder of the Atlanta Media Project.

By examining the four main locations of the procrastination economy—the workplace, the commute, the waiting room, and the “connected” living room—Tussey illuminates the relationship between the entertainment industry and the digitally empowered public.

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SOCIAL MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT

The New Intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley STUART CUNNINGHAM and DAVID CRAIG How the transformation of social media platforms and user-experience have redefined the entertainment industry In a little over a decade, competing social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, have given rise to a new creative industry: social media entertainment. Operating at the intersection of the entertainment and interactivity, communication and content industries, social media entertainment creators have harnessed these platforms to generate new kinds of content separate from the century-long model of intellectual property control in the traditional entertainment industry. Stuart Cunningham is Distinguished Professor of Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology. His most recent books include Media Economics (with Terry Flew and Adam Swift), Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World (with Jon Silver), and Hidden Innovation: Policy, Industry and the Creative Sector. David Craig is Clinical Associate Professor at USC Annenberg’s School for Communication and Journalism and a Fellow at the Peabody Media Center. Craig is also a veteran media producer and executive nominated for many Emmy Awards and responsible for over thirty critically-acclaimed films, TV programs, and stage productions.

February 2019 368 pages • 6 x 9 • 33 black & white illustrations Paper • 9781479846894 • $30.00 In the Postmillennial Pop series Media Studies

Stuart Cunningham and David Craig chronicle the rise of social media entertainment and its impact on media consumption and production. A massive, industry-defining study with insight from over 100 industry insiders, Social Media Entertainment explores the latest transformations in the entertainment industry in this time of digital disruption.


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WHOSE GLOBAL VILLAGE?

Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World RAMESH SRINIVASAN A call to action to include marginalized, non-western communities in the continuously expanding digital revolution In the digital age, technology has shrunk the physical world into a “global village,” where we all seem to be connected as an online community as information travels to the farthest reaches of the planet with the click of a mouse. Yet while we think of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as open and accessible to all, in reality, these are commercial entities developed primarily by and for the Western world. Considering how new technologies increasingly shape labor, economics, and politics, these tools often reinforce the inequalities of globalization, rarely reflecting the perspectives of those at the bottom of the digital divide. This book asks us to re-consider ‘whose global village’ we are shaping with the digital technology revolution today. Sharing stories of collaboration with Native Americans in California and New Mexico, revolutionaries in Egypt, communities in rural India, and others across the world, Ramesh Srinivasan urges us to re-imagine what the Internet, mobile phones, or social media platforms may look like when considered from the perspective of diverse cultures. Whose Global Village? seeks to inspire professionals, activists, and scholars alike to think about technology in a way that embraces the realities of communities too often relegated to the margins. We can then start to visualize a world where technologies serve diverse communities rather than just the Western consumer.

Ramesh Srinivasan is the Director of the Digital Cultures Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies and Design and Media Arts at UCLA. His work has been featured by Al Jazeera, The Washington Post, The Young Turks, NPR, and HuffPost

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CTRL + Z

The Right to Be Forgotten MEG LETA JONES A gripping insight into the digital debate over data ownership, permanence and policy “This is going on your permanent record!” is a threat that has never held more weight than it does in the Internet Age, when information lasts indefinitely. The ability to make good on that threat is as democratized as posting a Tweet or making blog. Data about us is created, shared, collected, analyzed, and processed at an overwhelming scale. The damage caused can be severe, affecting relationships, employment, academic success, and any number of other opportunities—and it can also be long lasting.

Meg Leta Jones is Assistant Professor of Communication, Culture, & Technology at Georgetown University.

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One possible solution to this threat? A digital right to be forgotten, which would in turn create a legal duty to delete, hide, or anonymize information at the request of another user. The highly controversial right has been criticized as a repugnant affront to principles of expression and access, as unworkable as a technical measure, and as effective as trying to put the cat back in the bag. Ctrl+Z breaks down the debate and provides guidance for a way forward. It argues that the existing perspectives are too limited, offering easy forgetting or none at all. By looking at new theories of privacy and organizing the many potential applications of the right, law and technology scholar Meg Leta Jones offers a set of nuanced choices. To help us choose, she provides a digital information life cycle, reflects on particular legal cultures, and analyzes international interoperability. In the end, the right to be forgotten can be innovative, liberating, and globally viable.


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DOT-COM DESIGN

The Rise of a Usable, Social, Commercial Web MEGAN SAPNAR ANKERSON From dial-up to WiFi, an engaging cultural history of the commercial web industry In the 1990s, the World Wide Web helped transform the Internet from the domain of computer scientists to a playground for mass audiences. For today’s internet users who are more familiar sharing social media posts than collecting hotlists of cool sites, the early web may seem primitive, clunky, and graphically inferior. After the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, this pre-crash era was dubbed “Web 1.0,” a retronym meant to distinguish the early web from the social, user-centered, and participatory values that were embodied in the internet industry’s resurgence as “Web 2.0” in the 21st century. Tracking shifts in the rules of “good web design,” Ankerson reimagines speculation and design as a series of contests and collaborations to conceive the boundaries of a new digitally networked future. Bringing together media studies, internet studies, and design theory, Dot-Com Design traces the shifts in, and struggles over, the web’s production, aesthetics, and design to provide a comprehensive look at the evolution of the web industry and into the vast internet we browse today.

Megan Sapnar Ankerson is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. She is co-editor of the international journal Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society.

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THE RACE CARD

From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities TARA FICKLE How games have been used to establish and combat Asian American racial stereotypes

Tara Fickle is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Oregon and affiliated faculty in Ethnic Studies, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, and the New Media & Culture Certificate.

As Pokémon Go reshaped our neighborhood geographies and the human flows of our cities, mapping the virtual onto lived realities, so too has gaming and game theory played a role in our contemporary understanding of race and racial formation in the United States. From the Chinese Exclusion Act and Japanese American internment to the model minority myth and the globalization of Asian labor, Tara Fickle shows how games and game theory shaped fictions of race upon which the nation relies. Drawing from a wide range of literary and critical texts, analog and digital games, journalistic accounts, marketing campaigns, and archival material, Fickle illuminates the ways Asian Americans have had to fit the roles, play the game, and follow the rules to be seen as valuable in the US.

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OPEN WORLD EMPIRE

Race, Erotics, and the Global Rise of Video Games CHRISTOPHER B. PATTERSON In spite of video games’ inherent imperialism, Patterson turns to erotics to re-invigorate the potential passions and pleasures of play Video games vastly outpace all other mediums of entertainment in revenue and in global reach. On the surface, games do not appear ideological, nor are they categorized as national products. Instead, they seemingly reflect the open and uncontaminated reputation of information techn-ology. Though often presented as purely technological feats, they are also artistic projects, and as such, video games allow us an understanding of how war and imperial violence proceed under signs of openness, transparency, and digital utopia. But the video game, as Patterson argues, is also an inherently Asian commodity: its hardware is assembled in Asia; its most talented e-sports players of Asian origin; Nintendo, Sony, and Sega have defined and dominated the genre. Games draw on established discourses of Asia to provide an “Asiatic” space, a playful sphere of racial otherness that straddles notions of the queer, the exotic, the bizarre, and the erotic. Thinking through games like Overwatch, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Shenmue II, and Alien: Isolation, Patterson reads against empire by playing games erotically, as players do—seeing games as Asiatic playthings that afford new passions, pleasures, desires, and attachments.

Christopher B. Patterson is Assistant Professor in the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia. His previous books include Transitive Cultures: Anglophone Literature of the Transpacific (2018), and Stamped: an Anti-Travel Novel (2018), written under his pen name Kawika Guillermo.

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PLAYING WAR Military Video Games after 9/11 MATTHEW THOMAS PAYNE The culture that made military shooter video games popular and key in understanding the War on Terror No video game genre has been more popular or more lucrative in recent years than the “military shooter.” Franchises such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and those bearing Tom Clancy’s name turn over billions of dollars annually by promising to immerse players in historic and near-future battles, converting the reality of contemporary conflicts into playable, experiences. In the aftermath of 9/11, these games transformed a national crisis into fantastic and profitable adventures, where seemingly powerless spectators became solutions to these virtual Wars on Terror. Matthew Thomas Payne is an associate professor in the Department of Film, Television, & Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. He is co-editor of the anthologies Flow TV: Television in the Age of Media Convergence, Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games, and How to Play Video Games.

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Playing War provides a cultural framework for understanding the popularity of military-themed video games and their significance in the ongoing War on Terror. Matthew Payne examines post9/11 shooter-style game design as well as gaming strategies to expose how these practices perpetuate and challenge reigning political beliefs about America’s military prowess and combat policies. Far from offering simplistic escapist pleasures, these post-9/11 shooters draw on a range of nationalist mythologies, positioning the player as the virtual hero at every level. Through close readings of key games, analyses of marketing materials, and participant observations of the war gaming community, Playing War examines an industry mobilizing anxieties about terrorism and invasion to craft immersive titles that transform international strife into interactive fun.


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MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise BOB REHAK A rare look at the role of special effects in creating fictional worlds and transmedia franchises From comic book universes crowded with soaring superheroes and shattering skyscrapers to cosmic empires set in far-off galaxies, today’s fantasy blockbusters depend on visual effects. Bringing science fiction from the studio to your screen, through film, television, or video games, these special effects power our entertainment industry. More Than Meets the Eye delves into the world of fantastic media franchises to trace the ways in which special effects over the last 50 years have become central not just to transmedia storytelling but to worldbuilding, performance, and genre in contem- Bob Rehak is Associate Professor of Film and porary blockbuster entertainment. Media Studies at Swarthmore College. More Than Meets the Eye maps the ways in which special effects build consistent storyworlds and transform genres while traveling from one media platform to the next. Examining high-profile franchises in which special effects have played a constitutive role such as Star Trek, Star Wars, The Matrix, and The Lord of the Rings, as well as more contemporary franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter, Bob Rehak analyzes the ways in which production practices developed alongside the cultural work of industry professionals. More Than Meets the Eye explores the larger history of how physical and optical effects in postwar Hollywood laid the foundation for modern transmedia franchises and argues that special effects are not simply an adjunct to blockbuster filmmaking, but central agents of an entire mode of production.

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THE DIGITAL CITY

Media and the Social Production of Place GERMAINE R. HALEGOUA Shows how digital media connects people to their lived environments Every day, millions of people turn to small handheld screens to search for their destinations and to seek recommendations for places to visit. They may share texts or images of themselves and these places en route or after their journey is complete. We don’t consciously reflect on these activities and probably don’t associate these practices with constructing a sense of place. Critics have argued that digital media alienates users from space and place, but this book argues that the exact opposite is true: that we habitually use digital technologies to re-embed ourselves within urban environments.

Germaine R. Halegoua is Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas. She is the co-editor of Locating Emerging Media.

January 2020 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 8 black & white illustrations Paper • 9781479882199 • $30.00 In the Critical Cultural Communication series Media Studies | Urban Studies

The Digital City advocates for the need to rethink our everyday interactions with digital infrastructures, navigation technologies, and social media as we move through the world. Drawing on five case studies from global and mid-sized cities to illustrate the concept of “re-placeing,” Germaine R. Halegoua shows how different populations employ urban broadband networks, social and locative media platforms, digital navigation, smart cities, and creative placemaking initiatives to turn urban spaces into places with deep meanings and emotional attachments. Through timely narratives of everyday urban life, Halegoua argues that people use digital media to create a unique sense of place within rapidly changing urban environments and that a sense of place is integral to understanding contemporary relationships with digital media.


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ECOPIETY

Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue SARAH MCFARLAND TAYLOR Tackles a human problem we all share—the fate of the earth and our role in its future Confident that your personal good deeds of environmental virtue will save the earth? It’s time for a reality check. Ecopiety offers an absorbing examination of the intersections of environmental sensibilities, contemporary expressions of piety and devotion, and American popular culture. Ranging from portrayals of environmental sin and virtue such as the eco-pious depiction of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, to the green capitalism found in the world of mobile-device “carbon sin-tracking” software applications, to the socially conscious vegetarian vampires in True Blood, the volume illuminates the work pop culture performs as both a mirror and an engine for the greening of Sarah McFarland Taylor is Associate ProfesAmerican spiritual and ethical commitments. Taylor makes the case that it is not through a framework of grim duty or obligation, but through one of play and delight, that we may move environmental ideals into substantive action.

sor in the Department of Religious Studies and in the Program in Environmental Policy and Culture at Northwestern University. She is the award-winning author of Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology.

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HYPER EDUCATION

Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough PAWAN DHINGRA An up-close look at the culture of academic competitions, private tutoring, and the failure of public schools to educate gifted children

Pawan Dhingra is Professor of American Studies at Amherst College and a multiple award-winning author. He also is a former Museum Curator at the Smithsonian Institution. His work has been profiled and published in various outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, The Guardian, Colorlines, Times of India, and more.

Whether it’s spelling bees, math competitions, soccer or robotics, today’s youth are encouraged to compete with one another, in addition to the private tutoring, piano lessons, and mounds of homework that now begins as early as elementary school. Third graders are stressed-out and their parents are right there with them. In Hyper Education, Pawan Dhingra uncovers the intense world of high-achievement education and the spelling bees, math competitions and science Olympiads that they have spawned. A world where parents are first and foremost concerned with elite college admissions and with their children achieving professional success. It is a world where Asian American students are often at the head of the class, putting in hours of study and testing in order to gain a foothold in the supposed meritocracy of American public education. Drawing on in-depth interviews with mostly immigrant families, Dhingra delves into the origins of this phenomenon, as well as how schools, families and communities play their part. He addresses, and ultimately dispels, myths about why Asian American kids excel in school, why their parents believe in hyper education and whether or not their investment in it pays off. He also speaks with teachers, principals, and private tutors to understand how programs like Kumon and Mathnasium both supplement and undermine public education. Ultimately by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the Scripps National Spelling Bee and other nationally-known, or privately run, competitions, Dhingra shows why good schools, good grades and good behavior are seen as not enough for high-achieving students and their parents.

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FIXING PARENTAL LEAVE The Six Month Solution GAYLE KAUFMAN A real-world solution for parental leave that promotes gender equality at work and at home What do Papua New Guinea, Suriname, and the United States have in common? These three nations are the only ones that do not offer some form of parental leave to new parents. The US lags far behind the rest of the world on this important issue, raising questions about our commitment to gender equality and the welfare of our families. In Fixing Parental Leave, Gayle Kaufman takes an in-depth look at parental leave policies in the US, the UK, and Sweden, and evaluates the benefits and drawbacks of leave policies in each country. She finds that there is more to parental leave policies than whether a country provides time off around the birth or adoption of a child. While most policies are designed to help women return to work, this is only half of the puzzle. The second half requires men to be meaningful partners by encouraging them to take equal time at home.

Gayle Kaufman is Nancy and Erwin Maddrey Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies at Davidson College in North Carolina. She is the author of Superdads: How Fathers Balance Work and Family in the 21st Century.

Ultimately, Kaufman arrives at a rational solution that will promote gender equity through a policy that enables parents at companies of all sizes to spend six months with their new child.

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THE KIDS ARE IN CHARGE

Activism and Power in Peru's Movement of Working Children JESSICA K. TAFT Details the possibilities and challenges of intergenerational activism and social movements Since 1976, the Peruvian movement of working children has fought to redefine age-based roles in society, including defending children’s right to work. In The Kids Are in Charge, Jessica K. Taft gives us an inside look at this groundbreaking, intergenerational social movement, showing that kids can—and should be—respected as equal partners in economic, social, and political life.

Jessica K. Taft is Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

"This book is about children who work and organize for their rights to work in dignified and fair conditions. What is most interesting to me is that they are trying create a world where children and adults can share power as equals—a revolutionary proposition! I write about what this equality means to them, how it works in their organizations, some of the challenges they face, and whether or not it is even possible to have truly egalitarian relationships between children and adults. I hope that this book will encourage people to rethink some of their assumptions about the very idea of 'the child.'" —Jessica K. Taft

September 2019 272 pages • 6 x 9 • 9 black & white illustrations Paper • 9781479854509 • $30.00 In the Critical Perspectives on Youth series Sociology | Labor Studies

Through participant observation, Taft explores how the movement has redefined relationships between kids and adults; how they put these ideas into practice within their organizations; and how they advocate for them in larger society. Ultimately, she encourages us to question the widely accepted beliefs that children should not work or participate in politics. The Kids Are in Charge is a provocative invitation to re-imagine childhood, power, and politics.


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ON INFERTILE GROUND

Population Control and Women's Rights in the Era of Climate Change JADE S. SASSER A critique of population control narratives reproduced by international development actors in the 21st century Since the turn of the millennium, American media, scientists, and environmental activists have insisted that the global population crisis is “back”— and that the only way to avoid catastrophic climate change is to ensure women’s universal access to contraception. Did the population problem ever disappear? What is bringing it back—and why now? In On Infertile Ground, Jade S. Sasser explores how a small network of international development actors, including private donors, NGO program managers, scientists, and youth advocates, is bringing population back to the center of Jade S. Sasser is Assistant Professor of Genpublic environmental debate. der and Sexuality Studies at University of CalUsing interviews and case studies from a wide ifornia, Riverside. range of sites—from Silicon Valley foundation headquarters to youth advocacy trainings, the halls of Congress and an international climate change conference—Sasser demonstrates how population growth has been reframed as an urgent source of climate crisis and a unique opportunity to support women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. ­On Infertile Ground presents a unique critique of international development that blends the study of feminism, environmentalism, and activism in a groundbreaking way. It will make any development professional take a second look at the ideals driving their work.

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WHAT WORKS FOR WOMEN AT WORK

Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know JOAN C. WILLIAMS and RACHEL DEMPSEY Foreword by ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice and an indispensable guide for working women.

Joan C. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She has authored eleven books, including White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America and Unbending Gender: Why Work and Family Conflict and What to Do About It. Rachel Dempsey is a writer and attorney. Her writing has appeared in publications including the HuffPost and Psychology Today.

January 2018 394 pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479814312 • $15.95 Sociology | Gender Studies

An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation’s most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of today’s workplace. Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead—Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it’s not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women. Based on interviews with 127 successful working women, over half of them women of color, What Works for Women at Work presents a toolkit for getting ahead in today’s workplace.


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DOMESTIC WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights JENNIFER N. FISH From grassroots to global activism, the untold story of the world's first domestic workers' movement Domestic workers exist on the margins of the world labor market. Maids, nannies, housekeepers, au pairs, and other care workers are most often ‘off the books,’ working for long hours and low pay. They are not afforded legal protections or benefits such as union membership, health care, vacation days, and retirement plans. Many women who perform these jobs are migrants, and are oftentimes dependent upon their employers for room and board as well as their immigration status, creating Jennifer N. Fish is a sociologist and Professor an extremely vulnerable category of workers in the and Chair of Women’s Studies at Old Domingrowing informal global economy. ion University. She has worked with domestic Drawing on over a decade’s worth of research, plus labor movements for over fifteen years, as a interviews with a number of key movement leaders researcher, ally, and policy activist. Her puband domestic workers, Jennifer N. Fish presents lications include Domestic Democracy: At the compelling stories of the pioneering women Home in South Africa and Women's Activism in South Africa: Working Across Divides. who, while struggling to fight for rights in their own countries, mobilized transnationally to enact change. Domestic Workers of the World Unite! chronicles how a group with so few resources could organize and act within the world’s most powerful international structures and give voice to the wider global plight of migrants, women, and informal workers.

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LEGALIZING SEX

Sexual Minorities, AIDS, and Citizenship in India CHAITANYA LAKKIMSETTI How the rise of HIV in India resulted in government protections for gay groups, transgender people, and sex workers This original ethnographic research explores the relationship between the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the rights-based struggles of sexual minorities in contemporary India. Lakkimsetti argues that over time the crisis of HIV/AIDS effectively transformed the relationship between sexual minorities and the state from one that was focused on juridical exclusion to one of inclusion. The new relationship then enabled affected groups to demand rights and citizenship from the Indian state that had been previously unimaginable. A closely observed look at the machinations behind recent victories for sexual minorities, this book is essential reading across several fields. Chaitanya Lakkimsetti is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas A&M University.

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MARKET CITIES, PEOPLE CITIES The Shape of Our Urban Future

MICHAEL OLUF EMERSON and KEVIN T. SMILEY An in-depth look at the urban environments of Houston and Copenhagen How are modern cities changing, and what implications do those changes have for city inhabitants? What kinds of cities do people want to live in, and what cities do people want to create in the future? Michael Oluf Emerson and Kevin T. Smiley argue that western cities have diverged into two specific and different types: market cities and people cities. Market cities are focused on wealth, jobs, individualism, and economic opportunities. People cities are more egalitarian, with government investment in infrastructure and an active civil society. Analyzing the practices and policies of cities with two separate foci, markets or people, has substantial implications Michael Oluf Emerson is Provost and Profesboth for everyday residents and future urban plan- sor of Urban Studies at North Park University ning and city development. in Chicago, and a Kinder Fellow at Rice UniMarket Cities, People Cities examines these diverg- versity’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. ing trends through extended case studies of Hous- Kevin T. Smiley is Assistant Professor of Soton, Texas as a market city and Copenhagen, Den- ciology at the University of Buffalo. mark as a people city, and draw on data from nearly 100 other cities. Emerson and Smiley track the history of how these two types of cities have been created, and how they function for governments and residents in various ways, examining transportation, the environment, and inequality, among other topics. Market Cities, People Cities also outlines the means and policies cities can adapt in order to become more of a market- or people-focused city.

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SPACES OF SECURITY Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance, and Control

Edited by SETHA LOW and MARK MAGUIRE An ethnographic investigation into the dynamics between space and security in countries around the world It is difficult to imagine two contexts as different as a soccer stadium and a panic room. Yet, they both demonstrate dynamics of the interplay between security and space. This book focuses on the infrastructures of security, considering locations as varied as public entertainment venues to border walls to blast-proof bedrooms.

Setha Low is Professor of Anthropology, Environmental Psychology, Geography and Women’s Studies, and Director of the Public Space Research Group at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of many books, including Spatializing Culture: The Ethnography of Space and Place and Behind the Gates: Life, Security and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America. Mark Maguire is Dean of Maynooth University Faculty of Social Sciences. His research explores counterterrorism training and operations in several European jurisdictions. He is coeditor of The Anthropology of Security and Bodies as Evidence.

Around the world, experts, organizations, and governments are managing societies in the name of security, while scholars and commentators are writing about surveillance, state violence, and new technologies. Yet in spite of the growing emphasis on security, few truly consider the spatial dimensions of security, and particularly how the relationship between space and security varies across cultures. This volume explores spaces of security not only by attending to how security is produced by and in spaces, but also by emphasizing the ways in which it is constructed in the contemporary landscape. The book explores diverse contexts ranging from biometrics in India to counterterrorism in East Africa to border security in Argentina. The ethnographic studies demonstrate the power of a spatial lens to highlight aspects of security that otherwise remain hidden, while also adding clarity to an elusive and dangerous way of managing the world.

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THE PUBLIC PROFESSOR

How to Use Your Research to Change the World M. V. LEE BADGETT Practical advice for scholars who want to expand their reach beyond academia The work of academics can matter and be influential on a public level, but the path to becoming a public intellectual, influential policy advisor, valued community resource or go-to person on an issue is not one that most scholars are trained for. The Public Professor offers scholars ways to use their ideas, research and knowledge to change the world. The book gives practical strategies for scholars to become more engaged with the public on a variety of fronts: online, in print, at council hearings, even with national legislation. Lee Badgett, a veteran policy analyst and public intellectual with over 25 years of experience connecting cutting edge research with policymakers and the public, offers clear and practical advice to scholars looking to engage with the world outside of academia. She shows scholars how to see the big picture, master communicating with new audiences, and build strategic professional networks. Written for both new and experienced scholars and drawing on examples and advice from the lives of influential academics, the book provides the skills, resources, and tools to put ideas into action.

M. V. Lee Badgett is Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Public Policy & Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and also serves as research director of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law. She is the author of Money, Myths, and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men and co-editor of Sexual Orientation Discrimination: An International Perspective.

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WATER

Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity JEREMY J. SCHMIDT An intellectual history of America's water management philosophy

Jeremy J. Schmidt is Assistant Professor of Geography at Durham University. He is the co-editor of Water Ethics: Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals.

April 2019 320 pages • 6 x 9 Paper • 9781479853823 • $22.00 Social Sciences | Environmental Studies

Humans take more than their geological share of water, but they do not benefit from it equally. This imbalance has created an era of intense water scarcity that affects the security of individuals, states, and the global economy. For many, this brazen water grab and the social inequalities it produces reflect the lack of a coherent philosophy connecting people to the planet. Challenging this view, Jeremy Schmidt shows how water was made a “resource” that linked geology, politics, and culture to American institutions. Understanding the global spread and evolution of this philosophy is now key to addressing inequalities that exist on a geological scale. Debates over how human impacts on the planet are connected to a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene—tend to focus on either the social causes of environmental crises or scientific assessments of the Earth system. Schmidt shows how, when it comes to water, the two are one and the same. The very way we think about managing water resources validates putting ever more water to use for some human purposes at the expense of others.


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NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY DEANA A. ROHLINGER

A sociological approach to understanding new media’s impact on society We use cell phones, computers, and tablets to access the Internet, read the news, watch television, chat with our friends, make our appointments, and post on social networking sites. New media provide the backdrop for most of our encounters. We swim in a technological world yet we rarely think about how new media potentially change the ways in which we interact with one another or shape how we live our lives. In New Media and Society, Deana Rohlinger provides a sociological approach to understanding how new media shape our interactions, our experiences, and our institutions. New Media and Society begins with a brief explanation of new media and social institutions, highlighting how sociologists understand complex, changing relationships. After outlining the influence of new media on our identities and relationships, it discusses the effects new media have on how we think about education, practice our religions, understand police surveillance, conceptualize work, and participate in politics. Each chapter includes key sociological concepts, engaging activities that illustrate the ideas covered in the chapter, as well as links, films, and references to additional online material.

Deana A. Rohlinger is Professor of Sociology at Florida State University. She is the author of Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America and co-editor of Social Movements and Mass Media and Media, Movements, and Political Change.

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AMERICA, AS SEEN ON TV

How Television Shapes Immigrant Expectations around the Globe CLARA E. RODRÍGUEZ The surprising effects of American TV on global viewers As a dominant cultural export, American television is often the first exposure to American ideals and the English language for many people throughout the world. Yet, American television is flawed, and, it represents race, class, and gender in ways that many find unfair and unrealistic. What happens, then, when people who grew up on American television decide to come to the United States? What do they expect to find, and what do they actually find? Clara E. Rodríguez is Professor of Sociology at Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center. She is the author of numerous books and has been Visiting Professor at Columbia University, MIT, and Yale University. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. She was previously the Dean of Fordham University's College of General Studies.

In America, As Seen on TV, Clara E. Rodríguez surveys international college students and foreign nationals working or living in the US to examine the impact of American television on their views of the US and on their expectations of life in the United States. She finds that many were surprised to learn that America is racially and economically diverse, and that it is not the easy-breezy, happy endings culture portrayed in the media, but a work culture. The author also surveys US-millennials about their consumption of US TV and finds that both groups share the sense that American TV does not accurately reflect racial/ethnic relations in the US as they have experienced them. However, the groups differ on how much they think US TV has influenced their views on sex, smoking and drinking. America, As Seen on TV explores the surprising effects of TV on global viewers and the realities they and US millennials actually experience in the US.

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ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RACISM IN AMERICA ERIK LOVE

Choice Top Book of 2017 Confronting and combating Islamophobia in America Islamophobia has long been a part of the problem of racism in the United States, and it has only gotten worse in the wake of shocking terror attacks, the ongoing refugee crisis, and calls from public figures like Donald Trump for drastic action. As a result, the number of hate crimes committed against Middle Eastern Americans of all origins and religions have increased, and civil rights advocates struggle to confront this striking reality. In Islamophobia and Racism in America, Erik Love draws on in-depth interviews with Middle Eastern American advocates. He shows that, rather than using a well-worn civil rights strategy to advance reforms to protect a community affected by racism, Erik Love is Assistant Professor of Sociology many advocates are choosing to bolster universal at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. civil liberties in the United States more generally, believing that these universal protections are reliable and strong enough to deal with social prejudice. In reality, Love reveals, civil rights protections are surprisingly weak, and do not offer enough avenues for justice, change, and community reassurance in the wake of hate crimes, discrimination, and social exclusion. A unique and timely study, Islamophobia and Racism in America wrestles with the disturbing implications of these findings for the persistence of racism—including Islamophobia—in the twenty-first century.

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ALGORITHMS OF OPPRESSION How Search Engines Reinforce Racism SAFIYA UMOJA NOBLE A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Safiya Umoja Noble is Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Noble is the co-editor of two books, The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Onlineand Emotions, Technology & Design.

Through an analysis of textual and media searches as well as extensive research on paid online advertising, Noble exposes a culture of racism and sexism in the way discoverability is created online. As search engines and their related companies grow in importance—operating as a source for email, a major vehicle for primary and secondary school learning, and beyond—understanding and reversing these disquieting trends and discriminatory practices is of utmost importance. An original, surprising and, at times, disturbing account of bias on the internet, Algorithms of Oppression contributes to our understanding of how racism is created, maintained, and disseminated in the 21st century.

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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL SECOND EDITION

How to Be a Fearless Feminist MEGAN SEELY A blueprint for the next generation of feminist activists Fight Like a Girl offers a vision of the past, present, and future of feminism. With an eye toward what it takes to create actual change and a deep understanding of women’s history and the key issues facing girls and young women today, Megan Seely offers a pragmatic introduction to feminism. Written in an upbeat and personal style, Fight Like a Girl offers an overview of feminism, including historical roots, myths and meanings, triumphs and shortcomings. Seely offers a practical guide to getting involved, taking action, and waging successful events and campaigns. The second edition addresses more themes and topics than before, including gender and sexuality, self-esteem, reproductive health, sexual violence, body image and acceptance, motherhood and family, and intersections of identities, such as race, gender, class, and sexualities.

Megan Seely is Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology at Sierra College in Rocklin, California. She is a prominent feminist activist and was California NOW’s youngest-ever president, serving from 2001–2005.

Fight Like a Girl is an invaluable introduction to both feminism and activism, defining the core tenets of feminism, the key challenges both within and outside the feminist movement, and the steps we can take to create a more socially just world.

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THE FUTURE OF TECH IS FEMALE How to Achieve Gender Diversity DOUGLAS M. BRANSON An accessible and timely guide to increasing female presence and leadership in tech companies Tech giants like Apple and Google are among the fastest growing companies in the world, leading innovations in design and development. The industry continues to see rapid growth, employing millions of people: in the US it is at the epicenter of the American economy. So why is it that only 5% of senior executives in the tech industry are female?

Douglas M. Branson is the W. Edward Sell Chair at the University of Pittsburgh. He is author of 23 books, including No Seat at the Table: How Corporate Governance and Law Keep Women out of the Boardroom and The Last Male Bastion: Gender and the CEO Suite in America’s Public Companies.

The Future of Tech is Female considers the paradoxes involved in women’s ascent to leadership roles, suggesting industry-wide solutions to combat gender inequality. Drawing upon 15 years of experience in the field, Douglas M. Branson traces the history of women in the information technology industry in order to identify solutions for the issues facing women today. Branson explores a variety of solutions such as mandatory quota laws for female employment, pledge programs, and limitations on the H1-B VISA program, and grapples with the challenges facing women in IT from a range of perspectives. The Future of Tech is Female lays out the first steps toward a more diverse future for women in tech leadership

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LEGAL FEMINISM Activism, Lawyering, and Legal Theory ANN SCALES Shows how feminist theory works in the courtroom In the late 1970s, feminist scholars and activists joined together to build a movement aimed at bringing feminist theory and experiences to the practice and teaching of American law. Since then, the feminist jurisprudence movement has taken root, with courts and legislatures addressing matters of sex and gender inequality, and law schools employing feminist and post-feminist theory in the classroom. In this important book, Ann Scales, a founding contributor to the movement, reflects on the past, present, and future of feminist jurisprudence. Legal Feminism situates the feminist jurisprudence movement within the larger context of Western law and philosophy, focusing first on Ann Scales is an Associate Professor at the common problem areas of legal theory and deUniversity of Denver College of Law. cision-making, and then explaining how feminist jurisprudence can analyze and address these issues in new ways. Throughout, Scales draws on legal disputes to show how feminist theory works in the courtroom and in other real-life arenas. Part personal memoir, part primer, and part treatise, Legal Feminism is a de-jargonized, lively account of how feminist jurisprudence can solve traditional legal conflicts, and why it matters to anyone committed to building an equitable and progressive society.

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ABOLITIONIST SOCIALIST FEMINISM Radicalizing the Next Revolution ZILLAH EISENSTEIN A personal and political manifesto vying for an antiracist socialist feminist movement of movements

A noted feminist writer, Zillah Eisenstein is Professor of Politics at Ithaca College. She is the author of The Female Body and the Law, which won the Victoria Schuck Book Prize for the best book on women and politics, and, more recently, The Color of Gender: Reimaging Democracy and Hatreds: Racialized and Sexualized Conflicts in the 21st Century.

The world is burning, flooding, and politically exploding, to the point where it’s become clear that neoliberal feminism—the kind that aims to elect The First Woman President—will never be enough. In this book, Zillah Eisenstein asks us to consider what it would mean to thread “socialism” to feminism; then, what it would mean to thread “abolitionism” to socialist feminism. She asks all of us, especially white women, to consider what it would mean to risk everything to abolish white supremacy, to uproot the structural knot of sex, race, gender, and class growing from that imperial whiteness. If we are to create a revolution that is totally liberatory, we need to pool together in a new working class, building a radical movement made of movements. Eisenstein’s manifesto is built on almost half a century of her antiracist socialist feminist work. But now, she writes with a new urgency and imaginativeness. Eisenstein asks us not to be limited by reforms, but to radicalize each other on differing fronts. Our task is to build bridges, to connect disparate and passionate people across aisles, state lines, picket lines, and more. The genius force demanding that we abolish white supremacy can also create a new “we” for all of us—a humanity universally accepting of our complexities and differences. We are in uncharted waters, but that is exactly where we need to be.

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CRUISING UTOPIA 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION The Then and There of Queer Futurity JOSÉ ESTEBAN MUÑOZ With a new foreword by JOSHUA CHAMBERS-LETSON, TAVIA NYONG’O, AND ANN PELLEGRINI with two additional essays by the author A 10th anniversary edition of this field defining work—an intellectual inspiration for a generation of LGBTQ scholars Cruising Utopia arrived in 2009 to insist that queerness must be reimagined as a futurity-bound phenomenon, an insistence on the potentiality of another world that would crack open the pragmatic present. Part manifesto, part love-letter to the past and the future, José Esteban Muñoz argued that the here and now were not enough and issued an urgent call for the revivification of the queer political imagination. On the anniversary of its original publication, this edition includes two essays by Muñoz that extend and expand the project of Cruising Utopia, as well as a new foreword by the current editors of Sexual Cultures, the book series he co-founded with Ann Pellegrini 20 years ago. This 10th anniversary edition celebrates the lasting impact that Cruising Utopia has had on the decade of queer of color critique that followed and introduces a new generation of readers to a future not yet here.

José Esteban Muñoz (1967–2013) was Professor and Chair of Performance Studies at New York University. His works include Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity, as well as the forthcoming The Sense of Brown. He was co-editor of Pop Out: Queer Warhol and Everynight Life: Culture and Dance in Latin/o America and founding co-editor of the Sexual Cultures series at NYU Press. Joshua Chambers-Letson is Associate Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. Tavia Nyong’o is Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Theater & Performance Studies at Yale University. Ann Pellegrini is Professor of Performance Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.

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FASHION AND BEAUTY IN THE TIME OF ASIA

Edited by S. HEIJIN LEE, CHRISTINA H. MOON, and THUY LINH NGUYEN TU How transnational modernity is taking shape in and in relation to Asia Considering the role of bodily aesthetics in the shaping of Asian modernities and the formation of the so-called “Asian Century,” this book trains our eyes on sites as far-flung, varied, and intimate as Saigon and Seoul, New York and Toronto. Contributors consider topics from American influence on plastic surgery in Korea to Nepalese nail technicians in New York who are mandated to dress “fashionably.” This interdisciplinary anthology moves beyond common characterizations of Asians and the Asian diaspora, analyzing who the modern Asian subject is now: what they wear and how they work, S. Heijin Lee is Assistant Professor of Social move, eat, and shop. and Cultural Analysis at New York University.

Christina H. Moon is Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies in the School of Art and Design History at the Parsons School of Design. Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.

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RETURNS OF WAR

South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory LONG T. BUI The legacy and memory of wartime South Vietnam through the eyes of Vietnamese refugees In 1975, South Vietnam fell to communism, marking a stunning conclusion to the Vietnam War. Although this former ally of the United States has vanished from the world map, Long T. Bui maintains that its memory endures for refugees with a strong attachment to this ghost country. Blending ethnography with oral history, archival research, and cultural analysis, Returns of War considers that only existed for twenty years is being kept alive by its dispersed stateless exiles. Returns of War argues that Vietnamization--as Richard Nixon termed it in 1969--and the end of South Vietnam signals more than an example of flawed American military strategy, but a larger allegory of power, providing cover for US imperial losses while Long T. Bui is Assistant Professor of Internadenoting the inability of the (South) Vietnamese tional Studies at the University of California, and other colonized nations to become indepen- Irvine. dent, modern liberal subjects. Examining the lasting impact of Cold War military policy and culture upon the “Vietnamized” afterlife of war, this book weaves questions of national identity, sovereignty, and self-determination to consider the generative possibilities of theorizing South Vietnam as an incomplete, ongoing search for political and personal freedom.

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COSMOPOLITANISMS

Edited by BRUCE ROBBINS and PAULO LEMOS HORTA Afterword by KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH An indispensable collection that re-examines what it means to belong in the world "Where are you from?" The word cosmopolitan was first used as a way of evading exactly this question, when Diogenes the Cynic declared himself a “kosmo-polites,” or citizen of the world. Cosmopolitanism displays two impulses—on the one hand, a detachment from one’s place of origin, while on the other, an assertion of membership in some larger, more compelling collective.

Paulo Lemos Horta is Assistant Professor of Literature at New York University Abu Dhabi. He is co-editor of the Everyman’s Library Arabian Nights and author of Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights. Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He is the editor of Cosmopolites and the author of Perpetual War: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Inequality.

Cosmopolitanisms works from the premise that there is more than one kind of cosmopolitanism, a plurality that insists cosmopolitanism can no longer stand as a single ideal against which all smaller loyalties and forms of belonging are judged. Rather, cosmopolitanism can be defined as one of many possible modes of life, thought, and sensibility that are produced when commitments and loyalties are multiple and overlapping. Featuring essays by major thinkers, including Homi Bhabha, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Thomas Bender, Leela Gandhi, Ato Quayson, and David Hollinger, among others, this collection asks what these plural cosmopolitanisms have in common, and how the cosmopolitanisms of the underprivileged might serve the ethical values and political causes that matter to their members. In addition to exploring the philosophy of Kant and the space of the city, this volume focuses on global justice, which asks what cosmopolitanism is good for, and on the global south, which has often been assumed to be an object of cosmopolitan scrutiny, not itself a source or origin of cosmopolitanism. This book gives a new meaning to belonging and its ground-breaking arguments call for deep and necessary discussion and discourse.

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF LATISHA KING A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia GAYLE SALAMON What can the killing of a transgender teen teach us about the violence of misreading gender identity as sexual identity? The Life and Death of Latisha King examines a single incident, the shooting of 15-year-old Latisha King by 14-year-old Brandon McInerney in their junior high school classroom in Oxnard, California in 2008. The press coverage of the shooting, as well as the criminal trial that followed, referred to Latisha, assigned male at birth, as Larry. Unpacking the consequences of representing the victim as Larry, a gay boy, instead of Latisha, a trans girl, Gayle Salamon draws on the resources of feminist phenomenology to analyze what happened in the school and at the trial that followed. In building on the phenomenological concepts of anonymity and comportment, Salamon considers how gender functions in the social world and the dangers of being denied anonymity as both a particularizing and dehumanizing act. Salamon offers close readings of the court transcript and the bodily gestures of the participants in the courtroom to illuminate the ways gender and race were both evoked in and expunged from the narrative of the killing. Across court documents and media coverage, Salamon sheds light on the relation between the speakable and unspeakable in the workings of the transphobic imaginary. Interdisciplinary in both scope and method, the book considers the violences visited upon gender-nonconforming bodies that are surveilled and othered, and the contemporary resonances of the Latisha King killing.

Gayle Salamon is Professor of English and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality, which won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in LGBT Studies in 2011.

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ACCESSIBLE AMERICA

A History of Disability and Design BESS WILLIAMSON A history of design that is often overlooked— until we need it Have you ever hit the big blue button to activate automatic doors? Have you ever used an ergonomic kitchen tool? Have you ever used curb cuts to roll a stroller across an intersection? If you have, then you’ve benefited from accessible design—design for people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. These ubiquitous touchstones of modern life were once anything but. Disability advocates fought tirelessly to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities became a standard part of public design thinking. Williamson provides an extraordinary look at everyday design, marrying accessibility with aesthetic, Bess Williamson is Associate Professor of Art to provide an insight into a world in which we are History, Theory and Criticism at the School of all active participants, but often passive onlookers. the Art Institute of Chicago. Richly detailed, with stories of politics and innovation, Accessible America takes us through this important history, showing how American ideas of individualism and rights came to shape the material world, often with unexpected consequences.

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ANTIRACISM An Introduction

ALEX ZAMALIN An introduction to antiracism, a powerful tradition crucial for energizing American democracy On August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a rally of white nationalists and white supremacists culminated in the death of a woman murdered in the street. Those events made clear that racism is alive and well in the United States of America. However, they also brought into sharp relief another American tradition: antiracism. While racists marched and chanted in the streets, they were met and matched by even larger numbers of protesters calling for racism’s end. Racism is America’s original and most enduring sin, with well-known historic and contemporary markers: slavery, lynching, Jim Crow, redlining, mass incarceration, police brutality. But racism has always been challenged by an opposing political theory and practice. Alex Zamalin’s AntiAlex Zamalin is Assistant Professor of Politiracism tells the story of that opposition. The most theoretically generative and politically valuable source of antiracist thought has been the black American intellectual tradition. While other forms of racial oppression—for example, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Latino racism—have been and continue to be present in American life, antiblack racism has always been the primary focus of American antiracist movements. From antislavery abolition to the antilynching movement, black socialism to feminism, the long Civil Rights movement to the contemporary Movement for Black Lives, Antiracism examines the way the black antiracist tradition has thought about domination, exclusion, and power, as well as freedom, equality, justice, struggle, and political hope in dark times.

cal Science and Director of African American Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy. His most recent books include African American Political Thought and American Culture: The Nation’s Struggle for Racial Justice and Struggle on Their Minds: The Political Thought of African American Resistance, and he is the coeditor of American Political Thought: An Alternative View.

Antiracism is an accessible introduction to the political theory of antiracism, through a study of the major figures, texts, and political movements across US history.

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WHEN ANIMALS SPEAK Toward an Interspecies Democracy EVA MEIJER A groundbreaking argument for the political rights of animals In When Animals Speak, Eva Meijer develops a new, ground-breaking theory of language and politics, arguing that non-human animals speak—and, most importantly, act—politically. From geese and squid to worms and dogs, she highlights the importance of listening to animal voices, introducing ways to help us bridge the divide between the human and non-human world.

Eva Meijer is a postdoctoral researcher at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and the author of many books, including Animal Languages.

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Drawing on insights from science, philosophy, and politics, Meijer provides fascinating, real-world examples of animal communities who use their voices to speak, and act, in political ways. She encourages us to rethink our relations with other animals, showing that their voices should be taken into account as the starting point for a new interspecies democracy.


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FEAR ITSELF

The Causes and Consequences of Fear in America CHRISTOPHER D. BADER, JOSEPH O. BAKER, L. EDWARD DAY, and ANN GORDON An antidote to the culture of fear that dominates modern life From moral panics about immigration and gun control to anxiety about terrorism and natural disasters, Americans live in a culture of fear. While fear is typically discussed in emotional or poetic terms—as the opposite of courage, or as an obstacle to be overcome—it nevertheless has very real consequences in everyday life. Persistent fear negatively effects individuals’ decision-making abilities and causes anxiety, depression, and poor physical health. Further, fear harms communities and society by corroding social trust and civic engagement. Yet politicians often effectively leverage fears to garner votes and companies routinely market unnecessary products that promise protec- Christopher D. Bader is Professor of Sociology at Chapman University and affiliated with tion from imagined or exaggerated harms. Drawing on five years of data from the Chapman Survey of American Fears—which canvasses a random, national sample of adults about a broad range of fears—Fear Itself offers new insights into what people are afraid of and how fear affects their lives. The authors also draw on participant observation with Doomsday preppers and conspiracy theorists to provide fascinating narratives about subcultures of fear. Fear Itself is a novel, wide-ranging study of the social consequences of fear, ultimately suggesting that there is good reason to be afraid of fear itself.

the Institute for Religion, Economics and Culture (IRES).

Joseph O. Baker is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Tennessee State University. L. Edward Day is Associate Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at Chapman University. Ann Gordon is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Ludie and David C. Henley Social Science Research Laboratory, Chapman University.

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CRITICAL RACE THEORY THIRD EDITION An Introduction

RICHARD DELGADO and JEAN STEFANCIC Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and more Since the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the United States has lived through two economic downturns, an outbreak of terrorism, and the onset of an epidemic of hate directed against immigrants, especially undocumented Latinos and Middle Eastern people. On a more hopeful note, the country elected and re-elected its first black president and has witnessed the impressive advance of gay rights. Richard Delgado is John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at the University of Alabama and one of the founders of critical race theory. His books include The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader (co-edited with Jean Stefancic) and The Rodrigo Chronicles. Jean Stefancic is Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama School of Law. Her books include No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda and How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds.

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As a field, critical race theory has taken note of all these developments, and this primer does so as well. It not only covers a range of emerging new topics and events, it also addresses the rise of a fierce wave of criticism from right-wing websites, think tanks, and foundations, some of which insist that America is now colorblind and has little use for racial analysis and study. Critical Race Theory is essential for understanding developments in this burgeoning field, which has spread to other disciplines and countries. The new edition also covers the ways in which other societies and disciplines adapt its teachings and, for readers wanting to advance a progressive race agenda, includes new questions for discussion, aimed at outlining practical steps to achieve this objective.


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HOW THE WORLD WORKS

The Story of Human Labor from Prehistory to the Modern Day PAUL COCKSHOTT A sweeping history of the full range of human labor Few authors are able to write cogently in both the scientific and the economic spheres. Even fewer possess the intellectual scope needed to address science and economics at a macro as well as a micro level. But Paul Cockshott, using the dual lenses of Marxist economics and technological advance, has managed to pull off a stunningly acute critical perspective of human history, from pre-agricultural societies to the present. In How the World Works, Cockshott connects scientific, economic, and societal strands to produce a sweeping and detailed work of historical analysis. This book will astound readers of all backgrounds and ages; it will also will Paul Cockshott is a computer engineer, engage scholars of history, science, and economworking on computer design and teaching ics for years to come. computer science at universities in Scotland. His books include Towards A New Socialism, Classical Econophysics, and Computation and Its Limits.

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CAN THE WORKING CLASS CHANGE THE WORLD? MICHAEL D. YATES

A clear history and analysis of the working class and what it tells us about the world and our future One of the horrors of the capitalist system is that slave labor, which was central to the formation and growth of capitalism itself, is still fully able to coexist alongside wage labor. But, as Karl Marx points out, it is the fact of being paid for one's work that validates capitalism as a viable socio-economic structure. Beneath this veil of “free commerce"—where workers are paid only for a portion of their workday, and buyers and sellers in the marketplace face each other as “equals”—lies a foundation of immense inequality. Yet workers have always rebelled. They've Michael D. Yates is Associate Editor of organized unions, struck, picketed, boycotted, Monthly Review and the author of Why Unions formed political organizations and parties—someMatter and The ABCs of the Economic Crisis times they have actually won and improved their (with Fred Magdoff). lives. But, Marx argued, because capitalism is the apotheosis of class society, it must be the last class society: it must, therefore, be destroyed. And only the working class, said Marx, is capable of creating that change. In his timely and innovative book, Michael D. Yates asks if the working class can, indeed, change the world. Forcefully and without illusions, Yates supports his arguments with relevant, clearly explained data, historical examples, and his own personal experiences. This book is a sophisticated and prescient understanding of the working class, and what all of us might do to change the world.

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VALUE CHAINS The New Economic Imperialism INTAN SUWANDI 2018 Paul M. Sweezy–Paul A. Baran Memorial Award Award-winning book showcases studies uncovering the exploitation of labor and class in the Global South Winner of the 2018 Paul M. Sweezy–Paul A. Baran Memorial Award for original work regarding the political economy of imperialism, Value Chains examines the exploitation of labor in the Global South. Focusing on the issue of labor within global value chains, this book offers a deft empirical analysis of unit labor costs that is closely related to Marx’s own theory of exploitation. Suwandi’s book depicts in concrete detail the relations of unequal exchange that structure today’s world economy. This study, up-to-date and richly documented, puts labor and class back at the Intan Suwandi is a frequent contributor to center of our understanding of the world capitalist Monthly Review magazine and has written on imperialism for various publications. She has system.

recently received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Oregon. This is her first book.

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THE LIE OF GLOBAL PROSPERITY How Neoliberals Distort Data to Mask Poverty and Exploitation SETH DONNELLY A deconstruction of the neoliberal placations about global capitalism, exposing the inequalities of global poverty “We’re making headway on global poverty,” trills Bill Gates. “Decline of Global Extreme Poverty Continues,” reports the World Bank. “How did the global poverty rate halve in 20 years?” inquires The Economist. Seth Donnelly answers: “It didn’t!” In fact, according to Donnelly, virtually nothing about these glad tidings proclaiming plummeting global poverty rates is true. It’s just that trend-setting neoliberal experts and institutions need us to believe that global capitalism, now unfettered in the wake of Seth Donnelly is a public high school teach- the Cold War and bolstered by Information Techer in the Bay Area of California, where he has nology, has ushered in a new phase of internationtaught social studies for nearly two decades. al human prosperity. This is his first book.

This short book deconstructs the assumption that global poverty has fallen dramatically, and lays bare the spurious methods of poverty measurement and data on which the dominant prosperity narrative depends. Just as the global, environmental catastrophe cannot be resolved within capitalism, rooted as it is in contemporary mechanisms of exploitation and plunder, neither can human poverty be effectively eliminated by neoliberal “advances.”

“[An] accessible critique that will be of use to revolutionary social movements and activists the world over.” —Christopher Feise, Professor Emeritus, Washington State University

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A FOODIE'S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM

Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat ERIC HOLT-GIMÉNEZ Anyone who wants to end hunger or eat good, clean, healthy food needs to understand capitalism In his latest book, Eric Holt-Giménez takes on the social, environmental, and economic crises of the capitalist mode of food production. Drawing from classical and modern analyses, A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism introduces the reader to the history of our food system and to the basics of capitalism. In straightforward prose, Holt-Giménez explains the political economics of why—even as local, organic, and gourmet food have spread around the world—billions go hungry in the midst of abundance; why obesity is a global epidemic; and why land-grabbing, global warming, and environmen- Eric Holt-Giménez is an agroecologist and tal pollution are increasing. political economist. He is currently the execHow did racism, classism, and patriarchy become utive director of Food First/Institute for Food structural components of our food system? Why is and Development Policy. He has worked for a rational agriculture incompatible with the global over thirty years with farmers’ movements in food regime? Can transforming our food system Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the United States. transform capitalism? These are questions that can only be addressed by first understanding how capitalism works.

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WHITE CHRISTIAN PRIVILEGE

The Illusion of Religious Equality in America KHYATI Y. JOSHI Uncovers the many ways in which Christian privilege disadvantages minorities in America A pervasive Christian privilege prevails in the United States today. Christian beliefs, norms, and practices infuse our society, enjoying countless legal, structural, and cultural supports.

Khyati Y. Joshi is Professor in the School of Education at Fairleigh Dickenson University and author of New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race and Ethnicity in Indian America and co-editor of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, third edition.

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In White Christian Privilege, Khyati Y. Joshi offers a historical road map of how Christian privilege developed and influenced the American experiment from before the founding of the Republic to the current Presidential Administration. Importantly, she demonstrates that Christian privilege in the United States has always been entangled with notions of White supremacy. Indeed, throughout US history Christian, English, free, and White have been juxtaposed to form mutually supporting advantages based on the co-construction of religion, race, and national origins. Drawing on contemporary qualitative data, Joshi shows how religious minorities are disadvantaged due to white Christian privilege at both the institutional and individual levels. By pointing a light this unequal playing field, Joshi aims to equip readers with tools and ideas regarding how they can foster a more equitable environment for those of all religious backgrounds and respond to one of the most urgent dilemmas Americans face today: how to become a more religiously pluralistic democracy that leaves White Christian Supremacy behind.


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What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment PHIL ZUCKERMAN An updated edition showcasing the social health of the least religious nations on the planet Religious conservatives across the world often claim that a society without a strong foundation of faith would necessarily be an immoral one, bereft of ethics, values, and meaning. Indeed, the Christian Right in the United States has argued that a society without God would be hell on earth. In Society without God, sociologist Phil Zuckerman challenges these claims. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews with over 150 citizens in Denmark and Sweden, among the least religious countries in the world, he shows that, far from being inhumane, crime-infested, and dysfunctional, highly secular societies are much healthier, safer, greener, less Phil Zuckerman is Associate Professor of Soviolent, and more democratic and egalitarian than ciology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is the author of Invitation to the Sohighly religious ones.

ciology of Religion and Strife in the Sanctuary:

Society without God provides a rich portrait of what Religious Schism in a Jewish Community. life is like in a secular society, exploring how a culture without faith copes with death, grapples with the meaning of life, and remains content through everyday ups and downs.

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ALTERNATIVE SOCIOLOGIES OF RELIGION Through Non-Western Eyes JAMES V. SPICKARD Uncovers what the sociology of religion would look like had it emerged in a Confucian, Muslim, or Native American culture rather than in a Christian one

James V. Spickard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Redlands and current president of the ISA's Research Committee on the Sociology of Religion. He is the coauthor of Personal Knowledge and Beyond: Reshaping the Ethnography of Religion, among several other books.

Sociology has long used Western Christianity as a model for all religious life. As a result, the field has tended to highlight aspects of religion that Christians find important, such as religious beliefs and formal organizations, while paying less attention to other elements. Rather than simply criticizing such limitations, James V. Spickard imagines what the sociology of religion would look like had it arisen in three non-Western societies. What aspects of religion would scholars see more clearly if they had been raised in Confucian China? What could they learn about religion from Ibn Khaldun, the famed 14th century Arab scholar? What would they better understand, had they been born Navajo, whose traditional religion certainly does not revolve around beliefs and organizations?` Through these thought experiments, Spickard shows how non-Western ideas understand some aspects of religions—even of Western religions— better than does standard sociology. The volume shows how non-Western frameworks can shed new light on several different dimensions of religious life, including the question of who maintains religious communities, the relationships between religion and ethnicity as sources of social ties, and the role of embodied experience in religious rituals.

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Korean Children and Women at the Crossroads of US Empire SUSIE WOO An intimate portrait of the postwar lives of Korean children and women Korean children and women are the forgotten population of a forgotten war. Yet during and after the Korean War, they were central to the projection of US military, cultural, and political dominance. Framed by War examines how the Korean orphan, GI baby, adoptee, birth mother, prostitute, and bride emerged at the heart of empire. Strained embodiments of war, they brought Americans into Korea and Koreans into America in ways that defined, and at times defied, US empire in the Pacific. Framed by War traces the arc of intimate relations that served as these foundations. To suture a fragmented past, Susie Woo looks to US and South Korean government documents and miliSusie Woo is Associate Professor of American tary correspondence; US aid organization records; Studies at California State University, FullerKorean orphanage registers; US and South Korean ton. newspapers and magazines; and photographs, interviews, films, and performances. Integrating history with visual and cultural analysis, Woo chronicles how Americans went from knowing very little about Koreans to making them family, and how Korean children and women who did not choose war found ways to navigate its aftermath in South Korea, the United States, and spaces in between.

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A WAR BORN FAMILY African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War KORI A. GRAVES The origins of a transnational adoption strategy that secured the future for Korean-black children

Kori A. Graves is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University at Albany, SUNY, where she teaches courses on marriage and family, race and gender, and women’s history.

The Korean War left hundreds of thousands of children in dire circumstances, but the first largescale transnational adoption efforts involved the children of American soldiers and Korean women. Korean laws and traditions stipulated that citizenship and status passed from father to child, which made the children of US soldiers legally stateless. Korean-black children faced additional hardships because of Korean beliefs about racial purity, and the segregation that structured African American soldiers’ lives in the military and throughout US society. The African American families who tried to adopt Korean-black children also faced and challenged discrimination in the child welfare agencies that arranged adoptions. Drawing on extensive research in black newspapers and magazines, interviews with African American soldiers, and case notes about African American adoptive families, A War Born Family demonstrates how the Cold War and the struggle for civil rights led child welfare agencies to reevaluate African American men and women as suitable adoptive parents, advancing the cause of Korean transnational adoption.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power Edited by JULIE SZE A critical resource for approaching sustainability across the disciplines Sustainability and social justice remain elusive even though each is unattainable without the other. Across the industrialized West and the Global South, unsustainable practices and social inequities exacerbate one another. How do social justice and sustainability connect? What does sustainability mean and, most importantly, how can we achieve it with justice? This volume tackles these questions, placing social justice and interdisciplinary approaches at the center of efforts for a more sustainable world. Contributors present empirical case studies that illustrate how sustainability can take place without contributing to social inequality. From indigenous land rights, climate conflict, militarization and urban drought resilience, the book offers examples of ways in which sustainability and social justice strengthen one another. Through an understanding of history, diverse cultural traditions, and complexity in relation to race, class, and gender, this volume demonstrates ways in which sustainability can help to shape better and more robust solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Blending methods from the humanities, environmental sciences and the humanistic social sciences, this book offers an essential guide for the next generation of global citizens.

Julie Sze is Professor and the Founding Chair of the American Studies Department at UC Davis. She is also the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute of the Environment. She has authored 2 books, including Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice, which won the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, and Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis.

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FACING THE ANTHROPOCENE

Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System IAN ANGUS Foreword by JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER The causes and consequences—social and economical—of the Anthropocene transition Science tells us that a new and dangerous stage in planetary evolution has begun—the Anthropocene, a time of rising temperatures, extreme weather, rising oceans, and mass species extinctions. Humanity faces not just more pollution or warmer weather, but a crisis of the Earth System. If business as usual continues, this century will be marked by rapid deterioration of our physical, social, and economic environment. Large parts of Earth will become uninhabitable, and civilization itself will be threatened. Facing the Anthropocene Ian Angus is editor of the online ecosocialist shows what has caused this planetary emergency, journal Climate and Capitalism. and what we must do to meet the challenge. Bridging the gap between Earth System science and ecological Marxism, Ian Angus examines not only the latest scientific findings about the physical causes and consequences of the Anthropocene transition, but also the social and economic trends that underlie the crisis. Cogent and compellingly written, Facing the Anthropocene offers a unique synthesis of natural and social science that illustrates how capitalism's inexorable drive for growth, powered by the rapid burning of fossil fuels that took millions of years to form, has driven our world to the brink of disaster. Survival in the Anthropocene, Angus argues, requires radical social change, replacing fossil capitalism with a new,

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A REDDER SHADE OF GREEN Intersections of Science and Socialism IAN ANGUS A socialist response to the looming ecological crisis As the Anthropocene advances, people across the red-green political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, scientists, and eco-socialists share concerns about the misuse and overuse of natural resources, but often differ on explanations and solutions. Some blame environmental disasters on overpopulation. Others wonder if Darwin’s evolutionary theories disprove Marx’s revolutionary views, or if capitalist history contradicts Anthropocene science. Some ask if all this worry about climate change and the ecosystem might lead to a “catastrophism” that weakens efforts to heal the Ian Angus is editor of the online ecosocialist planet. Ian Angus responds to these concerns in A Redder Shade of Green, with a fresh, insightful clarity, bringing socialist values to science, and scientific rigor to socialism. He challenges not only mainstream green thought, but also radicals who misuse or misrepresent environmental science. Angus’s argument that confronting environmental destruction requires both cutting-edge scientific research and a Marxist understanding of capitalism makes this book an essential resource in the fight to prevent environmental destruction in the 21st century.

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THE BIOFUELS DECEPTION

Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet OKBAZGHI YOHANNES A scientific narrative and economic analysis of the biofuel industry and their trap of providing "green energy"

Okbazghi Yohannes is Political Science Professor Emeritus at University of Louisville in Louisville, KY and author of Eritrea, a Pawn in World Politics.

There is by now no question among informed people that the Earth is undergoing severe climate change—soon to become catastrophic, if humans don’t take drastic measures to stop it. Heroically into the fray steps the biofuel industry, announcing to millions of anxious consumers that this eco-crisis can be averted if only they turn away from fossil fuels, to the saving power of synthetic bioproducts. But, although eliminating fossil fuels is essential, the manufacture of biofuels has far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than with saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analysis, The Biofuels Deception argues that the seemingly innovative, hopeful campaign for “green energy” is actually driven by bio-technology industries and global grain-trading corporations. Actually confronting climate change and the rampant inequality it engenders, Yohannes says, requires two steps. The first is to understand the driving socioeconomic forces behind the biofuels industry. The second is to unravel the tapestry of deceit itself. This book is a necessity for any scholar or environmental activist interested in seeing beyond corporate chimeras to actual environmental solutions.

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THE CRISIS OF CONNECTION

Roots, Consequences, and Solutions Edited by NIOBE WAY, ALISHA ALI, CAROL GILLIGAN, and PEDRO NOGUERA As seen in The New York Times Illuminates the roots and consequences of and offers solutions to the widespread alienation and disconnection that beset modern society Since the beginning of the 21st century, people have become increasingly disconnected from themselves, each other, and the world around them. A “crisis of connection” stemming from growing alienation, social isolation, and fragmentation characterizes modern society. The signs of this “crisis of connection” are everywhere, from decreasing levels of empathy and trust, to burgeoning cases of suicide, depression and loneliness. The astronomical rise in inequality around the world has contributed to the critical nature of Niobe Way, Ed. D., is Professor of Applied Psychology in the Department of Applied this moment. To delve into the heart of the crisis, leading researchers and practitioners draw from the science of human connection to tell a five-part story about its roots, consequences, and solutions. In doing so, they reveal how we, in modern society, have been captive to a false story about who we are as human. In these divisive times, The Crisis of Connection is an essential resource for bridging the political, religious, identity-based, and ideological gaps among individuals and communities. By exposing the barriers that stand in the way of our human desire to live in connection with ourselves and each other, this book illuminates concrete pathways to enhancing our awareness of our common humanity.

Psychology at New York University. She is also the founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (pach.org).

Alisha Ali is Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University and the co-director of PACH. She is co-editor (with Dana Crowley Jack) of Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World. Carol Gilligan is University Professor at NYU, where she initiated the Radical Listening Project and the co-founder of PACH. She is the author of In a Different Voice and numerous other books including The Birth of Pleasure and Joining the Resistance. Pedro Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA and the co-founder of PACH. His most recent books are: Excellence Through Equity and Race, Equity and Education.

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ADVERSE EVENTS Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals JILL A. FISHER Explores the dark side of pharmaceutical testing This book explores the hidden world of pharmaceutical testing. Drawing on two years of fieldwork and 268 interviews with both volunteers and staff, Jill A. Fisher finds that decisions to volunteer for studies are often influenced by poverty, lack of education, or being a minority who faces social and economic inequalities, so that other options for income are limited. She shows that healthy volunteer subjects for Phase I clinical trials are often recruited from African American and Latino/a communities, and that they are often serial participants, who obtain a significant portion of their income from being included in such medical trials. Jill A. Fisher, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and Center for Bioethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Medical Research for Hire: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials and the editor of Gender and the Science of Difference: Cultural Politics of Contemporary Science and Medicine.

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From the often desperate circumstances of serial testers, to the very validity of these trial results, Fisher explores the social inequalities and less-than-empirical findings of these tests where nearly everybody involved is incentivized to game the system. Adverse Events provides an unprecedented view of the intersection of US racial inequalities with pharmaceutical testing, signaling the dangers of this research enterprise to both social justice and public health.


Index Abolitionist Socialist Feminism ................................42 Accessible America ................48 Adverse Events .......................68 Algorithms of Oppression.....38 Ali, Alisha................................67 Alternative Sociologies of Religion....................................60 America, As Seen on TV.......36 Angus, Ian .........................64, 65 Ankerson, Megan Sapnar ......17 Anti-Fandom ............................7 Antiracism...............................49 Bader, Christopher D.............51 Badgett, M. V. Lee .................33 Baker, Joseph O.......................51 Baym, Nancy K. ........................9 Biofuels Deception, The ........66 Branson, Douglas M. .............40 Bui, Long T. .............................45 Burgess, Jean .............................9 Can the Working Class Change the World? ...............................54 Chambers-Letson, Joshua .....43 Cheney-Lippold, John ...........12 Christian, Aymar Jean ...........10 Click, Melissa A. .......................7 Cockshott, Paul.......................53 Comics and Stuff.......................1 Complex TV............................11 Convergence Culture ...............2 Cosmopolitanisms .................46 Craig, David ............................14 Crisis of Connection, The .....67 Critical Race Theory ..............52 Cruising Utopia ......................43 Ctrl + Z ....................................16 Cunningham, Stuart ..............14 Day, L. Edward .......................51 Delgado, Richard....................52 Dempsey, Rachel ....................28 Dhingra, Pawan ......................24 Digital City, The......................22 Domestic Workers of the World Unite! ...........................29 Donnelly, Seth ........................56 Dot-Com Design....................17 Ecopiety....................................23 Eisenstein, Zillah ....................42 Emerson, Michael Oluf..........31 Facing the Anthropocene......64 Fake Geek Girls.........................5 Fandom......................................6 Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia............................44 Fear Itself .................................51 Fickle, Tara ..............................18 Fight Like a Girl......................39 Fish, Jennifer N.......................29 Fisher, Jill A.............................68 Fixing Parental Leave.............25 Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism, A ...............................................57 Ford, Sam ..................................3 Framed by War .......................61

Future of Tech Is Female, The ...........................................40 Gilligan, Carol ........................67 Gordon, Ann ..........................51 Graves, Kori A. .......................62 Gray, Jonathan ..........................6 Green, Joshua............................3 Halegoua, Germaine R. .........22 Harrington, C. Lee ...................6 Holt-Giménez, Eric................57 Horta, Paulo Lemos ...............46 How the World Works...........53 Hyper Education ....................24 Islamophobia and Racism in America ...................................37 Jenkins, Henry..............1, 2, 3, 4 Jones, Meg Leta.......................16 Joshi, Khyati Y.........................58 Kaufman, Gayle ......................25 Kids Are in Charge, The .......26 Lakkimsetti, Chaitanya .........30 Lee, S. Heijin ...........................44 Legal Feminism ......................41 Legalizing Sex .........................30 Lie of Global Prosperity, The............................................56 Life and Death of Latisha King, The .................................47 Lobato, Ramon .........................8 Love, Erik ................................37 Low, Setha ...............................32 Maguire, Mark ........................32 Market Cities, People Cities..31 Meijer, Eva ..............................50 Mittell, Jason ...........................11 Moon, Christina H. ...............44 More Than Meets the Eye......21 Muñoz, José Esteban..............43 Netflix Nations..........................8 New Media and Society.........35 Noble, Safiya Umoja ..............38 Noguera, Pedro.......................67 Nyong’o, Tavia.........................43 On Infertile Ground ..............27 Open TV..................................10 Open World Empire...............19 Patterson, Christopher B. ......19 Payne, Matthew Thomas .......20 Pellegrini, Ann........................43 Peters-Lazaro, Gabriel .............4 Playing War.............................20 Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination.....................4 Procrastination Economy, The............................................13 Public Professor, The .............33 Race Card, The .......................18 Redder Shade of Green, A.....65 Rehak, Bob ..............................21

Returns of War........................45 Robbins, Bruce........................46 Rodríguez, Clara E. ................36 Rohlinger, Deana A. ..............35 Salamon, Gayle .......................47 Sandvoss, Cornel ......................6 Sasser, Jade S. ..........................27 Scales, Ann ..............................41 Schmidt, Jeremy J. ..................34 Scott, Suzanne...........................5 Seely, Megan............................39 Shresthova,Sangita ..................4 Smiley, Kevin T. ......................31 Social Media Entertainment .14 Society without God ..............59 Spaces of Security...................32 Spickard, James V. ..................60 Spreadable Media .....................3 Srinivasan, Ramesh ................15 Stefancic, Jean .........................52 Sustainability...........................63 Suwandi, Intan........................55 Sze, Julie...................................63 Taft, Jessica ..............................26 Taylor, Sarah McFarland .......23 Tu, Thuy Linh Nguyen ..........44 Tussey, Ethan ..........................13 Twitter........................................9 Value Chains ...........................55 War Born Family, A ...............62 Water .......................................34 Way, Niobe ..............................67 We Are Data............................12 What Works for Women at Work.........................................28 When Animals Speak ............50 White Christian Privilege .....58 Whose Global Village? ..........15 Williams, Joan C. ...................28 Williamson, Bess ....................48 Woo, Susie ...............................61 Yates, Michael D. ....................54 Yohannes, Okbazghi ..............66 Zamalin, Alex .........................49 Zuckerman, Phil.....................59


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