Over 25 years, CAMRI staff have written books and articles which have helped to define and transform the field of media and communications studies.

Here we feature the books written or edited by CAMRI staff since 2008.


Christian Fuchs: Digital Labour and Karl Marx

London: Routledge

Relying on a range of global case studies – from unpaid social media prosumers or Chinese hardware assemblers at Foxconn to miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Fuchs sheds light on the labour costs of digital media, examining the way ICT corporations exploit human labour and the impact of this exploitation on the lives, bodies, and minds of workers.

ISBN: 978-0-415-71615-4

Christian Fuchs (edited with Marisol Sandoval): Critique, Social Media and the Information Society

London: Routledge

This book deals with the questions of what kind of society and what kind of Internet are desirable, how capitalism, power structures and social media are connected, how political struggles are connected to social media, what current developments of the Internet and society tell us about potential futures, how an alternative Internet can look like, and how a participatory, commons-based Internet and a co-operative, participatory, sustainable information society can be achieved.

ISBN: 978-0-415-84185-6

Naomi Sakr: Transformations in Egyptian Journalism

London: I.B. Tauris

In this book Naomi Sakr charts recent transformations in Egyptian journalism, exploring diverse approaches to converged media and the place of participatory cross-media networks in expanding and developing the country's body of professional journalists.

ISBN: 978-1-780-76589-1

Daya Kishan Thussu: Communicating India's Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

As the world's largest democracy with a vibrant and pluralist media system, India offers an excellent case study of the power of culture and communication in the age of mediated international relations.

ISBN: 978-1-137-02788-7

Roza Tsagarousianou (co-authored with Spyros A. Sofos): Islam in Europe: Public Spaces and Civic Networks

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Islam in Europe delves into the daily routines of European Muslim communities in order to provide a better understanding of what it means to be a European Muslim today.

ISBN: 978-1-137-35777-9

Amanda Wrigley (edited with S. J. Harrison): Louis MacNeice: The Classical Radio Plays

Oxford: Oxford University Press

This volume presents eleven radio scripts written and produced by the poet and writer Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) over the span of his 20-year career at the BBC, during which he wrote and produced well over a hundred radio scripts on an impressively wide variety of subjects.

ISBN: 978-0-199-69523-2


Christian Fuchs (edited with Kees Boersma, Anders Albrechtslund and Marisol Sandoval): Internet and Surveillance: The Challenges of Web 2.0 and Social Media

London: Routledge

In this book the contributors explore the changing landscape of personal data by addressing topics such as commercial data collection by advertising, consumer sites and interactive media; self-disclosure in the social web; surveillance of file-sharers; privacy in the age of the internet; civil watch-surveillance on social networking sites; and networked interactive surveillance in transnational space.

ISBN: 978-0-415-63364-2

Christian Fuchs: Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies

London: Routledge

Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies lays down foundations for the analysis of media, information, and information technology in 21st century information society, as well as introducing the theoretical and empirical tools necessary for the critical study of media and information.

ISBN: 978-0-415-62821-1

Graham Meikle (co-authored with Sherman Young): Media Convergence: Networked Digital Media in Everyday Life

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

This book focuses on how everyday media such as Facebook, iTunes and Google can be understood in new ways for the 21st century through ideas of convergence. Key chapters explore the development of the internet, the rise of social media and the new opportunities for audiences to create, collaborate upon and share their own media.

ISBN: 978-0-230-22894-8


Jeanette Steemers (edited with Gregory Ferrell Lowe): Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media


This 5th RIPE Reader incorporates a wider purview as an outgrowth of proceedings from the [email protected] conference that convened in London 8-11 September to address the theme, Public Service Media After the Recession.

ISBN: 978-9-186-52333-6

Daya Kishan Thussu (edited with Des Freedman): Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives

London: Sage

Media and Terrorism brings together leading scholars to explore how the world's media have influenced, and in turn, been influenced by terrorism and the war on terror in the aftermath of 9/11.

ISBN: 978-1-446-20158-9


Xin Xin: How the Market is Changing China's News: The Case of Xinhua News Agency

Lanham: Lexington Books

This book provides a critical account of the transformations, both structural and in terms of journalism practice, undergone by Xinhua, the top Party organ of the Communist regime in China, since the start of the reform age in the late 1970s.

ISBN: 978-0-739-15095-5


Miriyam Aouragh: Palestine Online: Transnationalism, the Internet and the Construction of Identity

London: I. B. Tauris

Miriyam Aouragh looks at the internet as both a space and an instrument for linking Palestinian diasporas in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon.

ISBN: 978-1-848-85364-5

Steven Barnett: The Rise and Fall of Television Journalism: Just Wires and Lights in a Box?

London: Bloomsbury Academic

This book traces the history of television journalism in Britain from its austere roots in the BBC's post-war monopoly to the present-day plethora of 24 hour channels and celebrity presenters.

ISBN: 978-1-849-66646-6

Hugo de Burgh (co-authored with Zeng Rong): China's Environment and China's Environment Journalists: A Study

Bristol: Intellect

The first English-language study of environmental journalists in China, this book investigates Chinese environmental journalists – their methodologies, their attitudes toward the environment, and their views on the significance of their work – and concludes that most respond enthusiastically to government promptings to report on the environment and climate change.

ISBN: 978-1-841-50469-8

David Gauntlett: Making is Connecting: The Social Meaning of Creativity from DIY and Knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0

Cambridge: Polity Press

In Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett argues that, through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark on the world, and to make connections.

ISBN: 978-0-745-65002-9

David Gauntlett: Media Studies 2.0, and Other Battles around the Future of Media Research

Seattle: Kindle

Online participatory culture means that people who were previously just consumers of media can now be much more active and engaged, producing and distributing their own creative material, as well as enjoying professional and amateur work from around the world. Has this fundamentally changed what Media Studies is all about?


Tarik Sabry: Arab Cultural Studies: Mapping the Field

London: I. B. Tauris

'Arab Cultural Studies: Mapping the Field' is the first attempt to explore ways of conceptualising and theorising the nascent field of Arab Cultural Studies.

ISBN: 978-1-848-85559-5

Amanda Wrigley: Performing Greek Drama in Oxford and on Tour with the Balliol Players

Liverpool: Liverpool University Press

Amanda Wrigley traces enduring connections between antiquity and dramatic performance in modern Oxford, and discusses the landmark events from the 16th century to the 1970s.

ISBN: 978-0-859-89844-7


Graham Meikle (edited with Guy Redden): News Online: Transformations and Continuities

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

With contributions from leading international scholars who question established understandings of news in the light of change, News Online charts a course through recent upheavals and ranges over a broad terrain — from the BBC to experimental videogames, from Latin American newsrooms to Northeast Asian blogs, from the crisis in US newspapers to Twitter users in Iran.

ISBN: 978-0-230-23345-4

Tarik Sabry: Cultural Encounters in the Arab World: On Media, the Modern and the Everyday

London: I. B. Tauris

In bringing together modernity as a philosophical category with the bridging spaces of Arab everyday life, Sabry is offering fresh methods of comprehending the question of what it means to be modern in the Arab world today.

ISBN: 978-1-848-85360-7

Jeanette Steemers: Creating Preschool Television: A Story of Commerce, Creativity and Curriculum

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Focusing on experience in Britain and the US, this book explains how the preschool television sector has shifted from an essentially small localised and economically restricted industry to become a much more complex, commercially-driven global business.

ISBN: 978-0-230-57440-3

Jeanette Steemers (Edited with Josef Trappel, Werner A. Meier, Leen d’Haenens and Barbara Thomass): Media in Europe Today

Bristol: Intellect

This book presents an analysis of media structures and media policy in Europe against the background of contemporary communication theories and concepts.

ISBN: 978-1-841-50403-2


International Communication coverDaya Kishan Thussu: International Communication: A Reader

Oxon: Routledge

This comprehensive Reader brings together seminal texts in media and communication from both traditional as well as more recent scholarship.

ISBN: 978-0-415-44456-9

Daya Kishan Thussu (editor): Internationalizing Media Studies: Impediments and Imperatives

Oxon: Routledge

Edited by a leading scholar of global communication, this collection of essays by internationally-acclaimed scholars from around the world aims to stimulate a debate about the imperatives for internationalizing media studies by broadening its remit, including innovative research methodologies, taking account of regional and national specificities and pedagogic necessities warranted by the changing profile of students and researchers and the unprecedented growth of media in the non-Western world.


Christian Fuchs: Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age

New York: Routledge

In this exceptional study, Christian Fuchs discusses how the internet has transformed the lives of human beings and social relationships in contemporary society.

Graham Meikle: Interpreting News

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

This core introductory text explores how news is constructed, distributed and received and includes up-to-date examples and discussion of contemporary issues such as the uses of new technologies in news media.

Media Gender Identity coverDavid Gauntlett: Media, Gender and Identity – Second Edition

London: Routledge

Popular media present a vast array of stories about women and men. What impact do these images and ideas have on people’s identities? The new edition of Media, Gender and Identity is a highly readable introduction to the relationship between media and gender identities today.

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