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- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 214.00
Lifestyle media ¿ books, magazines, websites, radio and television shows that focus on topics such as cookery, gardening, travel and home improvement ¿ have witnessed an explosion in recent years. Ordinary Lifestyles explores how popular media texts bring ideas about taste and fashion to consumers, helping audiences to fashion their lifestyles as well... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 109.95
Understanding Media Users: From Theory to Practice focuses on the blurred concept of the “ active audience” at the core of media studies. examines the relationship between media and audiences by one of the world’s leading media scholars provides a history of media effects’ and an overview of the current analytical approaches... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
In this fresh, literate, and biting critique of current thinking on some of today's most important and controversial topics, leading anthropologists take on some of America's top pundits. This absorbing collection of essays subjects such popular commentators as Thomas Friedman, Samuel Huntington, Robert Kaplan, and Dinesh D'Souza to cold, hard scrutiny... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95
This multi-authored scholarly volume explores the divide between men and women in their consumption of news media, looking at how the sexes read and use news, historically and currently, how they use technology to access their news, and how today?s news pertains to and is used by women. The volume also addresses diversity issues among women?s use of... more...
- SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 51.95
Pertti Alasuutari provides a state-of-the-art summary of the field of audience research. With contributions from Ann Gray, Joke Hermes, John Tulloch and David Morley, a case is presented for a new agenda to account for the role of the media in everyday life. Only this new agenda, they suggest, can adequately account for our ubiquitous, highly reflexive,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
This book examines the claims that new information and communication technologies (ICTs) are catalysts of democratic change in Africa. It takes optimist, pragmatist-realist and pessimist stances on various political actors and institutions, from government units and political parties to civil society organizations and minority groups. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95
This wide-ranging and accessible book offers a stimulating introduction to the field of media anthropology and the study of religious ritual. Johanna Sumiala explores the interweaving of rituals, communication and community. She uses the tools of anthropological enquiry to examine a variety of media events, including the death of Michael Jackson,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1998; US$ 48.95
Media, Ritual and Identity examines the role of the media in society; its complex influence on democratic processes and its participation in the construction and affirmation of different social identities. It draws extensively upon cultural anthropology and combines a commanding overview of contemporary media debates with a series of fascinating... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 31.81
From Sex and the City to discussions of sexuality and the self, Breillat's film Romance to Harlequin romances, crisis TV to cyberporn, celebrity to censorship, Barbara Creed explores the effect of today's global media on contemporary ideas and experiences of sex, screen, identity and representation. From the author of The Monstrous Feminine. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 55.95
This book examines the representation, impact, and issues relating to the control and regulation of sex in the media. It covers work that has been conducted around the world on the depiction of sex in the mainstream mass media, especially the audio-visual media of film, television, and video, and the alleged effects that such content may have upon... more...