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- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Offering a potted history of censorship from the execution of Socrates in 399BC to the latest in internet filtering, Petley also explains how today?s media monopolies and moguls censor by limiting what news/entertainment they impart. Julian Petley is professor of Film and Television at Brunel University, UK. He is the author of several books on censorship.... more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available
How does film and video censorship operate in Britain? Why does it exist? And is too strict? Starting in 1979, the birth of the domestic video industry - and the first year of the Thatcher government - this critical study explains how the censorship of films both in cinemas and on video and DVD has developed in Britain. As well as presenting a detailed... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95
The media today are frequently in conflict with people in the public eye ? be they politicians and celebrities ? over the disclosure of private information and behaviour. Historically, journalists have had latitude to ?name and shame? malfeasance of public officials and criminal behaviour, but disputes are increasingly emerging over disclosure of non-criminal... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 29.95
Ever since 9/11, Muslims and Islam have dominated the headlines in the UK. With one leading newspaper describing the Muslim community as a “troublesome minority?, the media has often been accused of hostility. In this illuminating study, several leading commentators examine the phenomenon of “Islamophobia? and ask how to tackle it. Charting recent... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 39.95
British Horror Cinema investigates a wealth of horror filmmaking in Britain, from early chillers like The Ghoul and Dark Eyes of London to acknowledged classics such as Peeping Tom and The Wicker Man . Contributors explore the contexts in which British horror films have been censored and classified, judged by their critics and consumed by... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95
The influence of the media remains a contentious issue. Every time a particularly high-profile crime of violence is committed, there are those who blame the effects of the media. The familiar culprits of cinema, television, video and rock music, have now been joined, particularly in the wake of the massacre at Columbine High, by the Internet and the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 22.00
Ill Effects is a radical re-examination of the whole 'media effects' debate. It questions not only whether the media is capable of directly influencing people's views and actions, but also whether the idea of 'effects' is the most useful way of conceptualising the relationship between the media and audiences. Ill Effects looks at the reasons why the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
Why are young people alienated from television news? This book argues that contemporary trends indicating deepening disconnection from news about public life reflect both problems in the way television news covers politics - the single biggest item on the news - and problems with the nature of politics itself under neo-liberal capitalism. more...