A wishlist for our library from Routledge’s 2013 catalogue
Leafing through Routledge’s catalogue for Media and Communication I ended up with a long list of books I’d be interested in. I must say though, almost all these books cost at least £80 each, which seems exorbitant. I won’t be buying them myself, and although Routledge is a respected publisher, I’ll be submitting my next book proposal to publishers that sell books at prices people are actually likely to pay. I’m sure Routledge will cry themselves to sleep over this rejection 😉
I did send the list to our librarian, though, and I’m sure the UiB university library will buy many and maybe all of them. I suppose Routledge prices for libraries, not individuals.
We discuss these issues in several of our courses, so a chapter may well be useful on a reading list. And I heard Göran Bolin give an interesting talk at MiT8 earlier this month, so I’d like to learn more about his work.
I really enjoyed Andrejevic’s discussion of how we can become estranged from our own use of social media, which I both blogged about and taught last year, and look forwards to reading more of his work.
Applen, JD – Writing for the Web
This might be useful for our web design students. I like how it appears to integrate technical skills like XHTML and CSS with rhetorical communication on the web and how to organise information.
This doesn’t relate to my own work, but is certainly related to digital culture.
Steven E. Jones – The Emergence of the Digital Humanities
Another useful-looking discussion of the digital humanities. There are a number of these, now, and I’ve no idea if this one is better or worse than the others – the description is quite sparse. But we’re doing digital humanities here and so I’d like to know what’s being written about the field.
The rest of my list won’t be published until after the summer, but lots of the books look interesting:
- Alice Bell, Astrid Ensslin, Hans Rustad – Analyzing Digital Fiction
- Lots of familiar names from scholarship on electronic literature in this collection, which should be very useful.
- Therese Tierny – The Public Space of Social Media: Connected Cultures of the Network Society
- Gerard Goggin (ed) – The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media
- Jeremy Hunsinger og Theresa Senft (eds) – The Routledge Handbook of Social Media
- Thorsten Quandt – Multiplayer: The Social Aspects of Digital Gaming
- Andrew Dewdney, Peter Ride (eds) – Digital Media Handbook 2nd ed
- Jason Farman: The Mobile Story: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies
- Mia Consalvo et.al. (eds.) – Sports Videogames