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- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 35.95
Television entertainment rules supreme, one of the world?s most important disseminators of information, ideas, and amusement. More than a parade of little figures in a box, it is deeply embedded in everyday life, in how we think, what we think and care about, and who we think and care about it with. But is television entertainment art? Why do... more...
- NYU Press 2010; US$ 89.00
It is virtually impossible to watch a movie or TV show without preconceived notions because of the hype that precedes them, while a host of media extensions guarantees them a life long past their air dates. An onslaught of information from print media, trailers, internet discussion, merchandising, podcasts, and guerilla marketing, we generally know... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95
Using our favourite Springfield family as a case study, Watching with The Simpsons examines the textual and social role of parody in offering critical commentary on other television programs and genres. Jonathan Gray brings together textual theory, discussions of television and the public sphere, and ideas of parody and comedy. Including primary... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 137.50
The statement, "The Civil Rights Movement changed America," though true, has become something of a cliché. Civil rights in the White Literary Imagination seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary possibilities of four iconic American writers: Robert Penn Warren, Norman Mailer, Eudora Welty, and William Styron.... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 175.00
There are many controversial aspects of today's media system, and this captivating encyclopedia examines the most significant of the topics currently being debated. Arranged alphabetically, approximately 100 entries cover background, definitions, notable programs, significant media events and their historical significance, and important future trends.... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 195.00
A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject. Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of auteurism... more...
- NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00
We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost , “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker , attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop... more...
- O'Reilly Media 2012; US$ 12.99
When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist?s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook , you?ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field. This valuable handbook... more...
- SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 39.00
The first year of practice can be the most challenging for newly qualified social workers. This book takes a practical look at the transition from student to practitioner and covers applying for a first post and managing the first years of practice, including specific guidance on topics such as induction, supervision and Post-Qualifying awards. Also... more...