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HIGHLIGHTS Comics and Stuff HENRY JENKINS

Considers how comics display our everyday stuff—junk drawers, bookshelves, attics—as a way into understanding how we represent ourselves now 352 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0093-3 • $32.00 104 full color illustrations

The Content of Our Caricature

African American Comic Art and Political Belonging REBECCA WANZO

Distributed Blackness African American Cybercultures ANDRÉ BROCK, JR.

An explanation of the digital practices of the black Internet 288 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-2996-5 • $29.00 In Critical Cultural Communication

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A Biography JEAN BURGESS and NANCY K. BAYM

Traces the history of racial caricature and the ways that Black cartoonists have turned this visual grammar on its head

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

256 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-8958-7 • $29.00 In Postmillennial Pop

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Gamer Trouble

Technologies of Speculation

Feminist Confrontations in Digital Culture AMANDA PHILLIPS

Complicating perspectives on diversity in video games 256 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-3492-1 • $29.00

The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society SUN-HA HONG

An inquiry into what we can know in an age of surveillance and algorithms 288 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-8306-6 • $30.00

Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination

Open World Empire

Edited by HENRY JENKINS, GABRIEL PETERS-LAZARO, and SANGITA SHRESTHOVA

Seeking ways to understand video games beyond their imperial logics, Patterson turns to erotics to re-invigorate the potential passions and pleasures of play

Case Studies of Creative Social Change

How popular culture is engaged by activists to effect emancipatory political change 400 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-6950-3 • $32.00

Race, Erotics, and the Global Rise of Video Games CHRISTOPHER B. PATTERSON

344 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-9590-8 • $35.00 In Postmillennial Pop

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CRITICAL CULTURAL COMMUNICATION SERIES The Digital City

Media and the Social Production of Place

Beyond Hashtags

Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks

GERMAINE R. HALEGOUA

SARAH FLORINI

Shows how digital media connects people to their lived environments

How black Americans use digital networks to organize and cultivate solidarity

288 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-8219-9 • $30.00

288 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-1305-6 • $30.00

Locked Out

Fake Geek Girls

Regional Restrictions in Digital Entertainment Culture

Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry

EVAN ELKINS

SUZANNE SCOTT

A rare insight into how industry practices like regional restrictions have shaped global media culture in the digital era

Reveals the systematic marginalization of women within pop culture fan communities

240 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-7387-6 • $29.00

Celebrity

A History of Fame SUSAN J. DOUGLAS and ANDREA McDONNELL

The historical and cultural context of fame in the twenty-first century 336 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-6203-0 • $25.00

304 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-7957-1 • $30.00

The Identity Trade

Selling Privacy and Reputation Online NORA A. DRAPER

The successes and failures of an industry that claims to protect and promote our online identities 320 PAGES • CLOTH 978-1-4798-9565-6 • $35.00

2019 Outstanding Book Award, International Communication Association

Postracial Resistance Black Women, Media, and the Uses of Strategic Ambiguity RALINA L. JOSEPH

How Black women in the spotlight negotiate the post-racial gaze of Hollywood and beyond

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280 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-8637-1 • $30.00

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GENDER & SEXUALITY Camming

Queer Times, Black Futures

ANGELA JONES

A profound intellectual engagement with Afrofuturism and the philosophical questions of space and time

Money, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry

KARA KEELING

The first inside look at how sex workers use webcams to make a living 344 PAGES • CLOTH 978-1-4798-7487-3 • $30.00

K A R A K E E L IN G

QUEER TIMES, BLACK FUTUR ES

Video Games Have Always Been Queer

288 PAGES • PAPER 978-0-8147-4833-6 • $30.00

Sex and Stigma

Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels

BONNIE RUBERG

SARAH JANE BLITHE, ANNA WIEDERHOLD WOLFE, and BREANNA MOHR

Argues for the queer potential of video games

An intimate and original look at the lives of Nevada’s legal sex workers through the voices of current and former employees, brothel owners, madams, and local law enforcement

288 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-4374-9 • $30.00 In Postmillennial Pop

320 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-2070-2 • $30.00

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Accessible America

The Procrastination Economy

A History of Disability and Design BESS WILLIAMSON

The Big Business of Downtime

“This illuminating and thoughtful overview of the evolution of accessible design in the U.S. between the end of WWII and the late 1990s is a strong introduction to the topic... Williamson skillfully connects social narratives; this work should reward readers interested in either topic.” —Publishers Weekly In Crip: New Directions in Disability Studies

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.” —Publishers Weekly 256 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0252-4 • $20.00

304 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0249-4 • $19.95

Wife, Inc.

The Business of Marriage in the Twenty-First Century

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SUZANNE LEONARD

“Leonard explores how American women look at and experience marriage....Yet even after getting married which is seen as the prize at the end of the romance narrative women often find themselves saddled with another job: the work of being a wife.” —Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe

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272 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0251-7 • $25.00

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POSTMILLENNIAL POP SERIES The Race Card

Stories of the Self

From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities

Life Writing after the Book

TARA FICKLE

The importance of personal storytelling in contemporary culture and politics

How games have been used to establish and combat Asian American racial stereotypes 272 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0595-2 • $30.00

ANNA POLETTI

240 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-3666-6 • $29.00

The Dark Fantastic

The Power of Sports

Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games

Media and Spectacle in American Culture

EBONY ELIZABETH THOMAS

“[W]ill entirely change the way you read science fiction, fantasy, [and] horror...”­—BookRiot “A must read, especially for current and future educators.” —CHOICE Magazine

“This is a powerful, intellectual, and vital contribution to our understanding of sports and sports culture. ...walks the line between the scholarly and the popular with uncommon dexterity.”—Dave Zirin, Sports Editor, The Nation

240 PAGES • CLOTH 978-1-4798-0065-0 • $28.00

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POPULAR CULTURE Avidly Reads Board Games ERIC THURM

Writer and critic Eric Thurm digs deep into his own experience as a board game enthusiast to explore the emotional and social rules that games create and reveal, telling a series of stories about a pastime that is also about relationships

God on the Big Screen A History of Hollywood Prayer from the Silent Era to Today TERRY LINDVALL

Film history meets church history through the ritual of prayers 384 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-9261-7 • $35.00

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Don’t Use Your Words! Children’s Emotions in a Networked World JANE JUFFER

How children are taught to control their feelings and how they resist this emotional management through cultural production

The Hollywood Jim Crow

The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry MARYANN ERIGHA

The story of racial hierarchy in the American film industry 240 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-4787-7 • $25.00

304 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-3305-4 • $35.00

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USER’S GUIDES SERIES U S E R’S G U I D E S TO P O P U L A R C U LT U R E Bringing together dozens of tightly focused original essays from today’s leading scholars on popular culture, User’s Guides offer accessible, engaging cultural criticism across a host of media, past and present. Designed to engender classroom discussion by placing popular culture in broader social and cultural contexts, User’s Guides demonstrate how to meaningfully engage what we consume the most. FOUNDING EDITORS Ethan Thompson, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Jason Mittell, Middlebury College

How to Watch Television, second edition

How to Play Video Games

Edited by ETHAN THOMPSON and JASON MITTELL

THOMAS PAYNE and NINA B. HUNTEMANN

A collection of 40 essays, almost half new to this edition, that bring the ways we watch and think about television up to the present

Edited by MATTHEW

Forty original contributions on games and gaming culture 400 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-2798-5 • $30.00

432 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-9881-7 • $30.00

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Keywords for Media Studies Edited by 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 • CLOTH 978-1-4798-5961-0 • $28.00

Algorithms of Oppression

How Search Engines Reinforce Racism SAFIYA UMOJA NOBLE

“[A] wakeup call to bring awareness to the biases of the internet, and should motivate all concerned people to ask why those biases exist, and who they benefit.” —New York Journal of Books 256 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-3724-3 • $28.00

Social Media Entertainment

Film as Religion, second edition

STUART CUNNINGHAM and DAVID CRAIG

Argues that popular films perform a religious function in our culture

The New Intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley

How the transformation of social media platforms and userexperience have redefined the entertainment industry

Myths, Morals, and Rituals JOHN C. LYDEN

320 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-1199-1 • $28.00

368 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-4689-4 • $30.00

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OPEN SQUARE Netflix Nations

The Geography of Digital Distribution

Show Sold Separately Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts

RAMON LOBATO

JONATHAN GRAY

How streaming services and internet distribution have transformed global television culture

Highlights the trailers, merchandising and cultural conversations that shape our experiences of film and television

240 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-0494-8 • $25.00 In Critical Cultural Communication

264 PAGES • PAPER 978-0-8147-3195-6 • $27.00

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CONNECTED YOUTH & DIGITAL FUTURES SERIES Affinity Online

The Digital Edge

MIZUKO ITO, CRYSTLE MARTIN, RACHEL CODY PFISTER, MATTHEW H. RAFALOW, KATIE SALEN, and AMANDA WORTMAN

How black and Latino youth learn, create, and collaborate online

How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning

How online affinity networks expand learning and opportunity for young people

How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality S. CRAIG WATKINS

304 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-4985-7 • $26.00

256 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-5275-8 • $26.00

By Any Media Necessary

The Class

HENRY JENKINS, SANGITA SHRESTHOVA, LIANA GAMBERTHOMPSON, NETA KLIGLERVILENCHIK, and ARELY M. ZIMMERMAN

SONIA LIVINGSTONE and JULIAN SEFTON-GREEN

The New Youth Activism

“Readers are given a nuanced picture of the successes and complications of youth activism and participatory politics in the current era.”—CHOICE Magazine 352 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-7414-9 • $25.00

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Living and Learning in the Digital Age

An intimate look at how children network, identify, learn and grow in a connected world 368 PAGES • PAPER 978-1-4798-2424-3 • $28.00

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