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Antisocial Media

If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan.

The Minority Experience

If you're the only person from your ethnic background in your organization or team, you probably know what it's like to be misunderstood or marginalized. Organizational consultant Adrian Pei describes key challenges ethnic minorities face in majority-culture organizations, unpacking the historical forces at play and what both minority and majority cultures need to know in order to work together fruitfully.

Black Software

Activists, pundits, politicians, and the press frequently proclaim today's digitally mediated racial justice activism the new civil rights movement. As Charlton D. McIlwain shows in this book, the story of racial justice movement organizing online is much longer and varied than most people know. In fact, it spans nearly five decades and involves a varied group of engineers, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, journalists, and activists. But this is a history that is virtually unknown even in our current age of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Black Lives Matter.

A Digital Bundle

An essential contribution to Internet activism and a must read for Indigenous educators, A Digital Bundle frames digital technology as an important tool for self-determination and idea sharing, ultimately contributing to Indigenous resurgence and nation building. By defining Indigenous Knowledge online in terms of “digital bundles,” Jennifer Wemigwans elevates both cultural protocol and cultural responsibilities, grounds online projects within Indigenous philosophical paradigms, and highlights new possibilities for both the Internet and Indigenous communities.


Political blogs have grown astronomically in the last half-decade. In just one month in 2005, for example, popular blog DailyKos received more unique visitors than the population of Iowa and New Hampshire combined. But how much political impact do bloggers really have? In Blogwars, David D. Perlmutter examines this rapidly burgeoning phenomenon, exploring the degree to which blogs influence--or fail to influence--American political life.

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Present Like a Pro

This book presents ten techniques for getting your point across in all venues

The Emoji Code

Charts the evolutionary origins of language, the social and cultural factors that govern its use, change, and development, as well as what it reveals about the human mind. In most communication, nonverbal cues are our emotional expression, signal our personality, and are our attitude toward our addressee. They provide the essential means of nuance and are essential to getting our ideas across. But in digital communication, these cues are missing, which can lead to miscommunication. The explosion of Emoji, in less than four years, has arisen precisely because it fulfills exactly these functions which are essential for communication but are otherwise absent in texts and emails.

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication

examines the basic issues and gives both theoretical and historical perspectives along with comprehensive reference lists.

I Can Read You Like a Book

Can Read You Like a Book gives you the fastest, most efficient method to read body language. In any kind of face-to-face competition, first encounters or daily encounters, and even watching the news, you will spot the messages and emotions that people are really sending-whether they know it or not: Book jacket. Also includes information on context, culture, fear, symbols and gestures, etc.

The SAGE Handbook of Nonverbal Communication

Scholars of communication and psychology offer a manual on how to conduct research in nonverbal communication, a subset of nonverbal behavior that here includes any sending and receiving of information through appearance, objects, the environment, and behavior in social settings. They look at the foundations of the research, factors of influence, functions, contexts and consequences, and basic issues and future prospects.

Communication and Language

This work explores the complexities of the theory base of communication and language and presents them in a clear and easily understandable form. It also contains chapters on practice issues relating to face-to-face communications, written communication and the management of communication systems.

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