Archive for 2017

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]

[ecrea] new book: “Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality” by Meryl Alper

Sat Jan 28 00:13:41 GMT 2017

*Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality*

*How communication technologies meant to empower people with speech
disorders—to give voice to the voiceless—are still subject to disempowering
structural inequalities.*

“*Giving Voice* reopens the venerable question of new media’s effects on
young people in invigorating ways, both through its ethnographic focus on
iPad adoption and through its nuanced account of the meaning of voices and
voice technologies. I came away from this book impressed at how difficult
it is now, as perhaps it has ever been, to distinguish between face-to-face
and mediated communication. Alper shows just how complex any interface
between people can be!” —*John Durham Peters*, Professor of English and
Film and Media Studies, Yale University; author of *The Marvelous Clouds*

Until 3/1/17, friends and colleagues can receive a special *30% discount*
on the book’s list price when ordering it directly through the MIT Press
website at Use digital discount
code *MALPER30 *when prompted during checkout. This code can be used more
than once, for multiple copies, and for both print and e-editions as they
become available.

Additionally, if you are in the Boston/Cambridge, MA area, there will be a
book release event/signing at The MIT Press Bookstore on February 28 at 6
pm. I will also be in NYC and LA in the coming months, with more locations
to be added:

If you are interested in hosting a book talk, or are a journalist seeking a
review copy, please feel free to reach out at (m.alper /at/

*Meryl Alper*
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Northeastern University

This mailing list is a free service offered by Nico Carpentier. Please
use it responsibly and wisely.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, please visit
Before sending a posting request, please always read the guidelines at
To contact the mailing list manager:
Email: (nico.carpentier /at/

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]