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- University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95
Startling statistics shape our thinking about social issues. But all too often, these numbers are wrong. Examining how bad statistics emerge, spread, and come to shape policy debates, this book provides a guide to spotting, and learning to think critically, about these influential numbers. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 42.00
Climate change and threats to the planet's ecology, the 'global war on terror' and various forms of warfare and humanitarian emergencies and struggles for human rights - these, and other, global crises represent the dark side of our globalizing world. This work examines the media's involvement in some of the most humanly pressing global... more...
- Intellect 2011; US$ 20.00
Participation has become fashionable again, but at the same time it has always played a crucial role in our contemporary societies, and it has been omnipresent in a surprisingly large number of societal fields. In the case of the media sphere, the present-day media conjuncture is now considered to be the most participatory ever, but media participation... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 13.95
Could Al Franken and his left-wing cronies possibly be right? Is liberal media bias just a myth propagated by conservatives, and have the mainstream media actually swung to the right? Absolutely not. In the new book Weapons of Mass Distortion , L. Brent Bozell III?founder and president of the Media Research Center, America?s largest and most respected... more...
- Kogan Page 2007; US$ 39.95
Branded Entertainment explains how product placement, a long-time phenomenon in films, has gone beyond this to now embrace all media. Citing examples from film, to music video, to computer games, the author explains the: history and development of product placement; advantages of this form of brand advertising; methods employed by different brands.... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00
Every so often an author explains our culture in such a new and original way that from that day on we see the world around us in a new light. From Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan through Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital. the books that have shown us the clearest vision of the future have been those that recognize the central role of mass... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 13.99
In Body Politic , David Shields looks at contemporary America and its mythology through the lens of professional and college sports. The result is an unusually insightful and provocative book about an empire in denial. Shields relentlessly examines the way we tell our sports stories (both fictional and nonfictional), considers the kinds of athletes... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
The last quarter of a century has seen an unprecedented wave of democratization around the globe. In these transitions from authoritarian rule to a more democratic order, the media have played a key role both by facilitating, but frequently also inhibiting, democratic practices to take root. This book provides an accessible and systematic introduction... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
Thong panties, padded bras, and risqué Halloween costumes for young girls. T-shirts that boast ?Chick Magnet? for toddler boys. Sexy content on almost every television channel, as well as in books, movies, video games, and even cartoons. Hot young female pop stars wearing provocative clothing and dancing suggestively while singing songs with sexual... more...