Faculty Books

Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

Authors:
Nicole S. Cohen

Writers’ Rights provides context for freelancers’ struggles and identifies the points of contention between journalists and big business. Through interviews and a survey of freelancers, Cohen highlights the paradoxes of freelancing, which can be simultaneously precarious and satisfying, risky and rewarding.

Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN:
9780773547964

Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Mobility and Networks

Authors:
Jeremy Packer, Stephen B. Crofts Wiley

Communication has often been understood as a realm of immaterial, insubstantial phenomena—images, messages, thoughts, languages, cultures, and ideologies—mediating our embodied experience of the concrete world. Communication Matters challenges this view, assembling leading scholars in the fields of Communication, Rhetoric, and English to focus on the materiality of communication.

Publisher:
Routledge
ISBN:
9780415782258

Social Modeling for Requirements Engineering

Authors:
Prof. Eric Yu, Paolo Giorgini, Neil Maiden, John Mylopoulos

Social Modeling for Requirements Engineering offers a new modeling approach (called the i* framework) that conceives of software-based information systems as being situated in environments in which social actors relate to each other in terms of goals to be achieved, tasks to be performed, and resources to be furnished.

Publisher:
(MIT Press, 2010)
ISBN:
978-0262240550

The Internet Tree. The State of Telecom Policy in Canada 3.0

Authors:
Prof. Leslie Shade, Marita Moll

The Internet Tree. The State of Telecom Policy in Canada 3.0 presents primers on provocative digital policy issues: broadband access, copyright, net neutrality, privacy, and security, along with a consideration of structures of participation in policy-making and communication rights.

Publisher:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2011)
ISBN:
978-1-926888-63-7

Media Divides: Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada

Authors:
Prof. Leslie Shade, Marc Raboy, Jeremy Shtern, William J. McIver, Laura J. Murray, Seán Ó Siochrú

Media Divides: Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada offers a comprehensive, up-to-date audit of communications law and policy. Using the concept of communications rights as a framework for analysis, scholars reveal the nation’s democratic deficits in five key domains – media, access, the Internet, privacy, and copyright.

Publisher:
(UBC Press, 2010)
ISBN:
978-0774817745

Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication

Authors:
Prof. Leslie Regan Shade,

Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communication provides a comprehensive introduction to mass communication in Canada with an issues-oriented approach and includes history and theory; audiences and the cultural marketplace; media ownership; and new media.

Publisher:
(Nelson Canada, 2013)
ISBN:
978-0176508647

DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media

Authors:
Prof. Matt Ratto, Megan Boler

DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media examines the usefulness and limits of DIY citizenship. Since social media enables DIY citizens to organize and protest in new ways (as in Egypt’s “Twitter revolution” of 2011) and to repurpose corporate content (or create new user-generated content) in order to offer political counternarratives, these authors explore the diverse forms of political participation and “critical making” that have emerged.

Publisher:
(The MIT Press, 2014)
ISBN:
9780262026819

Food and Museums

Authors:
Prof. Irina D. Mihalache, Levent, N.

This is the first book to explore the diverse, complex relationship between museums and food. Museums of all kinds – art, history, culture, science centres, and heritage sites – are actively engaging with food through exhibitions, collections, and stories about food production, consumption, history, taste, and aesthetics. Food also plays a central role in their food courts, restaurants, cafes, gardens, and gift shops.

Publisher:
(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016)
ISBN:
9781474262248

How Canadians communicate VI: Food promotion, consumption, and controversy

Authors:
Prof. Irina D. Mihalache

In C. Elliot (Ed.), How Canadians communicate VI: Food promotion, consumption, and controversy (pp. 129–143). Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University Press. [More information].

Publisher:
AU Press, 2016
ISBN:
1771990252

Currents of Archival Thinking

Authors:
Prof. Heather MacNeil, Terry Eastwood

Currents of Archival Thinking explores key topics in the theory and practice of archival studies within the frameworks of the foundational concepts of the discipline, the main components of the archival mission, and the metaphors that shape how we think about archives and archival institutions.

Publisher:
(Libraries Unlimited, 2010)
ISBN:
9781591586562