Communication Studies


New Faculty Publication! Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers

January 17, 2014

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Answer the Call, coauthored by Communication Studies faculty member Aimee Carrillo Rowe with Sheena Malhotra and Kimberlee Perez, explores the daily, psychic journeys Indian call center agents undergo as they virtually migrate between India and the U.S. A thin cable that runs half way around the globe bridges the “here” and the “there,” connecting agents to faraway customers in real time. 

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New Faculty Publication! DJ Culture in the Mix

October 28, 2013

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DJ Culture in the Mix: Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music, coedited by CSUN faculty member Bernardo Attias with Anna Gavanas and Hillegonda C. Rietveld, has been published by Bloomsbury Publishing.  Mixing established and upcoming researchers from the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Australia and Brazil, the collection offers critical insights into DJ activities in a range of global dance music contexts. In particular, chapters address digitization and performativity, as well as issues surrounding the gender dynamics and political economies of DJ cultures and practices. Read more

New Faculty Publication: Concrete and Dust

December 13, 2012

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Concrete and Dust: Mapping the Sexual Terrains of Los Angeles by Dr. Jeanine Mingé and Dr. Amber Lynn Zimmerman is a collage of visual image, arts-based ethnographic and autoethnographic narratives, experimental sound, poetry, and performative writing in juxtaposition with the conflicting and complex performative nature of Hollywood, celebrity, glamour, and sexual agency. This work is a model of the ways in which traditional ethnographic research methods can collage and collide with visual, aural, and aesthetically driven texts to Read more


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