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Lie Machines How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives
ISBN: HB: 9780300250206, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
Artificially intelligent "bot" accounts bolster or berate politicians on Twitter. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their bunk. Campaigners create fake dating profiles to attract young voters. We live in a world of technologies...
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Mind Abuse Media Violence and Its Threat to Democracy
ISBN: PB: 9781551647326, ISBN: HB: 9781551647333, University of Chicago Press, Black Rose Books, April 2020
180 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
Although rogue elements on the internet have spawned concerns about foreign interference in elections, invasion of privacy, and the impact of hate speech, most people are still in denial about the harmful effects of media violence as entertainment. T...
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£17,99
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£45,99
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Jet Age Aesthetic The Glamour of Media in Motion
ISBN: HB: 9780300247466, Yale University Press, February 2020
232 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 98 colour illus., 52 black&white illus.
Vanessa R. Schwartz engagingly presents the jet plane's power to define a new age at a critical moment in the mid-20th century, arguing that the craft's speed and smooth ride allowed people to imagine themselves living in the future. Exploring realms...
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After Net Neutrality A New Deal for the Digital Age
ISBN: HB: 9780300241402, Yale University Press, January 2020
192 pp., 17.8x12.7 cm, 4 black&white illus.
This short book is both a primer that explains the history and politics of net neutrality and an argument for a more equitable framework for regulating access to the internet. Pickard and Berman argue that we should not see internet service as a comm...
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Connect and Divide The Practice Turn in Media Studies
ISBN: PB: 9783035800517, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, November 2019
386 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Media is a kind of gatekeeper, connecting disparate entities and shielding them from one another at the same time. When we speak of media, we often refer to those entities themselves – to persons, organizations, artifacts, signals, and inscriptions –...
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£64,00
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View from Somewhere Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity
ISBN: HB: 9780226589176, University of Chicago Press, October 2019
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
#MeToo. #BlackLivesMatter. #NeverAgain. #WontBeErased. Though both the right- and left-wing media claim "objectivity" in their reporting of these and other contentious issues, the American public has become increasingly cynical about truth, fact, and...
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£19,00
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Behind the Screen Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media
ISBN: HB: 9780300235883, Yale University Press, August 2019
280 pp., 21x14 cm, 9 black&white illus.
Social media on the internet can be a nightmarish place. A primary shield against hateful language, violent videos, and online cruelty uploaded by users is not an algorithm. It is people. Mostly invisible by design, over 100,000 commercial content mo...
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Follow Me, Akhi The Online World of British Muslims
ISBN: PB: 9781787381254, Hurst Publishers, May 2019
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! What does it mean to be Muslim in Britain today? If the media is anything to go by, it has something to do with mosques, community leaders, whether you wear a veil, and what your views on religious extremists are. But as all ou...
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Delayed Response The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World
ISBN: HB: 9780300225679, Yale University Press, January 2019
232 pp., 21x14 cm, 30 black&white illus.
We have always been conscious of the wait for life-changing messages, whether it be the time it takes to receive a text message from your love, for a soldier's family to learn news from the front, or for a space probe to deliver data from the far rea...
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Friending the Past The Sense of History in the Digital Age
ISBN: PB: 9780226451954, ISBN: HB: 9780226451817, University of Chicago Press, November 2018
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 49 halftones
Can today's society, increasingly captivated by a constant flow of information, share a sense of history? How did our media-making forebears balance the tension between the present and the absent, the individual and the collective, the static and the...
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£25,00
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£83,00
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