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Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains QUINN DUPONT

From its shadowy origins in Bitcoin to its use by multinational corporations, cryptocurrencies and blockchains are remaking the rules of digital media and society. Meanwhile, regulators, governments, and the public are trying to make sense of it all. In this accessible book, Quinn DuPont guides readers through the changing face of money and shows how blockchain technology powers new forms of value exchange and social coordination. The reader will learn about cryptocurrency and blockchain developers and users, investment opportunities and risks, changes to politics and law, social and industrial applications, and what this all means for the new economy. Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains dispenses with hype and offers sober reflection on this crucial and timely topic. It is essential reading for students and scholars of culture, politics, media, and the economy, as well as anyone who wants to understand, take part in, or change the future of work and society. QUINN DUPONT is a Research Associate in the Information School, University of Washington.

Series: Digital Media and Society 210 x 148mm | 224 pages | December 2018

HB | 978-1-5095-2023-7 £50.00 | $64.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2024-4 £15.99 | $22.95 | €20.90

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Visual Culture Third Edition

RICHARD HOWELLS & JOAQUIM NEGREIROS

This is a book about how to read visual images: from fine art to photography, film, television, and new media. It explores how meaning is communicated by the wide variety of texts that inhabit our increasingly visual world. But rather than simply providing set meanings to individual images, Visual Culture teaches readers how to interpret visual texts with their own eyes. The third edition of this popular book contains over fifty illustrations, for the first time in color. Included in the revised and updated text is a new section on images of power, fear and seduction, a new section on video games as well as fresh material on taste and judgment. Written in a lively and engaging style, the third edition of Visual Culture will continue to be an ideal introduction for students taking courses in visual culture and communications in a range of disciplines, including media and cultural studies, sociology, art and design. RICHARD HOWELLS is Professor of Cultural Sociology at King’s College London. JOAQUIM NEGREIROS is a former lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at ESCS, ISCTE, and now teaches at CSM, Lisbon.

246 x 171mm | 360 pages | November 2018

HB | 978-1-5095-1877-7 £65.00 | $84.95 | €77.90 PB | 978-1-5095-1878-4 £18.99 | $28.95 | €23.90

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