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Media Studies 2018

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THE PROCRASTINATION ECONOMY The Big Business of Downtime Ethan Tussey “[An] engrossing study. Tussey’s book is likely to strike a chord...with the many readers who see their smartphones and other mobile devices as a help, rather than hindrance, to their lives. He has crafted a thoughtful... approach to a pervasive aspect of modern life.” — Publishers Weekly 256 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-4423-4 • $27.00

OPEN TV Innovation beyond Hollywood and the Rise of Web Television Aymar Jean Christian “Christian’s account of networked television is thrilling, current, and deep. He narrates a period when the story is up for grabs and even the ‘postnetwork’ era as we know it is on its way to becoming something else through the creativity and vitality of people old TV has left behind. Using stories full of driven energy yet equally steeped in a scholar’s recognition of the nature of the industry, this is one of the most remarkable books in television studies in quite some time.” —Lisa Henderson, author of Love and Money 320 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-1597-5 • $30.00 In the Postmillennial Pop series

STRUGGLING FOR ORDINARY Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life Andre Cavalcante “Struggling for Ordinary is a richly detailed account of transgender encounters with the media in a rapidly changing environment. Providing an engaging snapshot of how transgender people have negotiated with trans images, Cavalcante finds these images to be tools for trying on and imagining new selves, and for making a life in which transgender becomes integrated into everyday, ordinary life. An innovative and unique study.” —Joshua Gamson, author of Modern Families 224 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-4131-8 • $27.00 In the Critical Cultural Communication series Forthcoming April 2018

WIFE, INC. The Business of Marriage in the Twenty-First Century Suzanne Leonard “A smart and trenchant examination of the notion of the ‘wife’ as both a popular culture phenomenon and an economic powerhouse. Suzanne Leonard has once again proved herself to be an incisive interpretative voice. Written in a clear and engaging style, Wife Inc.’s readers are in good hands as Leonard walks us through the nuances of wifedom in the twenty-first century.” —Brenda R. Weber, editor of Reality Gendervision 272 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-7450-7 • $30.00 In the Critical Cultural Communication series SAVE 30% + FREE SHIPPING ON SELECT TITLES USING THE CODE ON THE MAILING PANEL

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SPREADABLE MEDIA Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture With a new afterword Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford and Joshua Green “ essential read for anyone who wants to understand how media works today.” —Deep Media 352 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-5605-3 • $20.00 In the Postmillennial Pop series

CTRL + Z The Right to Be Forgotten Meg Leta Jones “[B]y laying out the terrain so thoughtfully, and highlighting the concepts that should guide our actions, Jones has created the groundwork for a much needed conversation on the profound problem of permanent digital ballasts in the 21st century.” —The New York Times Book Review 256 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-7674-7 • $17.95

WE ARE DATA Algorithms and The Making of Our Digital Selves John Cheney-Lippold “A heady and rewarding explanation of our lives in the data age....will fascinate many. Essential reading for anyone who cares about the internet’s extraordinary impact on each of us and on our society.” —Starred Kirkus Reviews

ALGORITHMS OF OPPRESSION How Search Engines Reinforce Racism Safiya Umoja Noble “Noble’s compelling and accessible book is an impressive survey of the impact of search and other algorithms on our understandings of racial and gender identity....” —Sarah Banet-Weiser, author of Authentic™ 256 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-3724-3 • $28.00

ANTISOCIAL MEDIA Anxious Labor in the Digital Economy Greg Goldberg The debate surrounding the transformation of work at the hands of digital technology and the anxieties brought forth by automation, the sharing economy, and the exploitation of leisure 224 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-2190-7 • $27.00 In the Postmillennial Pop series

WHOSE GLOBAL VILLAGE? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World Ramesh Srinivasan “...shows that another technology is possible, and in fact exists, through examples across the world that are all about furthering cultural voices and

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320 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-5759-3 • $27.95

RESTRICTED ACCESS Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation Elizabeth Ellcessor “Ellcessor calls for cultural collaboration that does not exclude disability culture or attempt to erase disability culture in the name of universal design.” —Choice 208 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-5343-4 • $28.00


—The Yes Men

272 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-6296-2 • $35.00

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise Bob Rehak Explores the history of how physical and optical effects in postwar Hollywood laid the foundation for modern transmedia franchises 256 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-5670-1 • $28.00 In the Postmillennial Pop series www . nyupress . org




Laurie Ouellette and Jonathan Gray

KEYWORDS FOR MEDIA STUDIES Laurie Ouellette and Jonathan Gray Introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies 240 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-5961-0 • $27.00

Samples from the Table of Contents: 8. Brand: Sarah Banet-Weiser 9. Celebrity: Suzanne Leonard And Diane Negra 11. Citizenship: Laurie Ouellette 20. Fan: Henry Jenkins 31. Industry: Amanda D. Lotz 42. New Media: Lisa Gitelman 48. Popular: John Clarke 52. Queer: Karen Tongson 56. Representation: Lisa Henderson 57. Resistance: Stephen Duncombe 61. Surveillance: Kelly Gates 63. Technology: Jennifer Daryl Slack 64. Temporality: Sarah Sharma 65. Text: Jonathan Gray Collaborative in design and execution, the books in the Keywords series bring together scholars across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Providing accessible A-to-Z surveys of prevailing scholarly concepts, the books serve as flexible tools for carving out new areas of inquiry. Visit for more information and resources.

NEW AREAS IN MEDIA STUDIES DISABILITY MEDIA STUDIES Edited by Elizabeth Ellcessor and Bill Kirkpatrick Introduces key ideas and offers a sense of the new in the emerging field of disability media studies 416 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-4938-3 • $35.00

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. 288 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-0522-8 • $28.00


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CITIZEN SPIES The Long Rise of America’s Surveillance Society Joshua Reeves “This reflective book attempts to explain the use of the ‘other’ to inform our perceptions of how policing is and should be handled.” —Choice

356 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-0392-7 • $30.00 SAVE 30% + FREE SHIPPING ON SELECT TITLES USING THE CODE ON THE MAILING PANEL

SURVEILLANCE CINEMA Catherine Zimmer How the movie narratives of spying, torture and policing go from the screen to reality 288 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-3667-3 • $27.00 In the Postmillennial Pop series

I N T H E C R I T I C A L C U LT U R A L C O M M U N I C AT I O N S E R I E S Forthcoming April 2018

HOMEGROWN Identity and Difference in the American War on Terror Piotr M. Szpunar An insightful study of how identity is mobilized in and for war in the face of homegrown terrorism

Forthcoming July 2018

DOT-COM DESIGN The Rise of a Usable, Social, Commercial Web Megan Sapnar Ankerson From dial-up to wi-fi, an engaging cultural history of the commercial web industry

224 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-7033-2 • $28.00

288 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-9290-7 • $28.00

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ASIAN AMERICAN MEDIA ACTIVISM Fighting for Cultural Citizenship Lori Kido Lopez How activists and minority communities use media to facilitate social change and achieve cultural citizenship

ORIENTING HOLLYWOOD A Century of Film Culture between Los Angeles and Bombay Nitin Govil A new understanding of the culturally rich and historic relationship between Hollywood and Bollywood

272 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-6683-0 • $27.00

272 Pages • Paper 978-0-8147-8934-6 • $27.00

IN THE POSTMILLENNIAL POP SERIES THE SONIC COLOR LINE Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening Jennifer Lynn Stoever The unheard history of how race and racism are constructed from sound and maintained through the listening ear 352 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-8934-1 • $28.00 Forthcoming July 2018

PLAYING TO THE CROWD Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection Nancy K. Baym Explains what happened to music—for both artists and fans—when music went online 280 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-2158-7 • $29.00


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DIVERSIÓN Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America Albert Sergio Laguna A re-examination of the Cuban diaspora through the lens of popular culture 296 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-4614-6 • $30.00

Winner, 2017 The Association for the Studies of the Present Book Prize Finalist Mention, 2017 Lora Romero First Book Award Presented by the American Studies Association Winner, 2012 CLAGS Fellowship Award for Best First Book Project in LGBT Studies

THE NEW MUTANTS Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics Ramzi Fawaz How fantasy meets reality as popular culture evolves and ignites postwar gender, sexual, and race revolutions 368 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798 2308-6 • $29.00 Instructor’s Guide Available

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FANDOM Second Edition Identities and Communities in a Mediated World Edited by Jonathan Gray, Cornell Sandvoss and C. Lee Harrington A completely updated edition of a seminal work on fans and communities An international collection examining fan and participatory culture’s place in a digital age “Thought-provoking and mature, it will change the way we think about the next generation of fan scholarship. A fantastic book.” —Paul Booth, author of Digital Fandom 2.0 and Playing Fans 448 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-1276-9 • $30.00

HOW TO WATCH TELEVISION Edited by Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell Forty original contributions on what we should all be watching next.

THE TELEVISION WILL BE REVOLUTIONIZED Second Edition Amanda D. Lotz Go behind the TV screen to explore what is changing, why it is changing, and why the changes matters.

432 Pages • Paper 978-0-8147-6398-8 • $30.00

352 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-6525-3 • $27.00 Instructor’s Guide Available

RACE & MEDIA MUSLIM COOL Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States Su’ad Abdul Khabeer “Muslim Cool celebrates the spiritual grounding of hip hop and tries to tease apart its complex relationships with race and religion.” —The Atlantic

Winner, 2016 William Sanders Scarborough Prize for outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture Winner, 2016 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History Winner, 2016 Errol Hill Award for outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies

EMBODIED AVATARS Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance Uri McMillan How black women have personified art, expression, identity, and freedom through performance

288 Pages • Paper • 978-1-4798-9450-5 • $30.00

THE COLOR OF KINK Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography Ariane Cruz How BDSM can be used as a metaphor for black female sexuality

304 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-5247-5 • $29.00 In the Sexual Cultures series

BLACK PERFORMANCE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE LEFT A History of the Impossible Malik Gaines Articulates the role black theatricality played in the radical energy of the sixties

320 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-2746-6 • $30.00 In the Sexual Cultures series

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248 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-0430-6 • $28.00 In the Sexual Culture series

I N T H E C O N N E C T E D Y O U T H A N D D I G I TA L F U T U R E S S E R I E S THE CLASS Living and Learning in the Digital Age Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green An intimate look at how children network, identify, learn and grow in a connected world 368 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-2424-3 • $27.00

BY ANY MEDIA NECESSARY The New Youth Activism Henry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova, Liana Gamber Thompson, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik and Arely Zimmerman The participatory politics and civic engagement of youth in the digital age 353 Pages • Cloth • 978-1-4798-9998-2 • $29.95

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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

THE ART OF CONFESSION The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV Christopher Grobe The story of a new style of art in postwar America: confessionalism

240 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-1852-5 • $28.00

320 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-8208-3 • $30.00

DEATH MAKES THE NEWS How the Media Censor and Display the Dead Jessica M. Fishman A behind-the-scenes account of how death is presented in the media

CULTURE JAMMING Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance Edited by Marilyn DeLaure and Moritz Fink foreword by Mark Dery A collaboration seeking to upend consumer capitalism

336 Pages • Paper 978-0-8147-6045-1 • $30.00

DRAWN TO THE GODS Religion and Humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy David Feltmate 304 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-9036-1 • $28.00 Instructor’s Guide Available Forthcoming August 2018

BIOCITIZENSHIP The Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power Edited by Kelly E. Happe, Jenell Johnson and Marina Levina 340 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-6053-1 • $32.00 In the Biopolitics series

464 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-0620-1 • $30.00

THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF U.S. IMMIGRATION Gender, Race, and Media Leah Perry How immigration policies and popular culture fused to shape modern views on democracy 288 Pages • Paper 978-1-4798-2386-4 • $30.00 In the Nation of Nations series Forthcoming July 2018

THE FUTURE OF TECH IS FEMALE How to Achieve Gender Diversity Douglas M. Branson A guide to increasing female presence and leadership in tech companies 336 Pages • Cloth 978-1-4798-7517-7 • $30.00 www . nyupress . org

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Media studies 2018  
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