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Book talks & paperback

This month Marisol Sandoval was invited to talk about her book From Corporate to Social Media (Routledge 2014) at the University of Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) and at the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex.

The book will appear as a paperback later this month and is now available for pre-order. To get a 20% discount enter the code FLR40 when ordering here.


From Corporate to Social Media provides a critical and provocative perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in media and communication industries. It examines both the academic discourse on CSR and actual corporate practices in the media sector, offering a double critique that reveals contradictions between corporate interests and social responsibilities.

The analysis of Apple, AT&T, Google, HP, Microsoft, News Corp, The Walt Disney Company and Vivendi shows that media and communication in the twenty-first century are confronted with fundamental social responsibility challenges.

From software patents and intellectual property rights to privacy on the Internet, from working conditions in electronics manufacturing to hidden flows of eWaste – this book encourages the reader to explore the multifaceted social (ir)responsibilities that shape commercial media landscapes today. It makes a compelling argument for thinking beyond the corporate in order to envision and bring about truly social media.


sbbj899 • March 12, 2015

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