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  • Media Reception Studiesby Janet Staiger

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 89.00

    Media Reception Studies broadly surveys the past century of scholarship on the ways in which audiences make meaning out of mass media. It synthesizes in plain language social scientific, linguistic, and cultural studies approaches to film and television as communication media. Janet Staiger traverses a broad terrain, covering the Chicago School, early... more...

  • Mental Illness in Popular Mediaby Lawrence C. Rubin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Whether in movies, cartoons, commercials, or even fast food marketing, psychology and mental illness remain pervasive in popular culture. In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of fields explore representations of mental illness and disabilities across various media of popular culture. Contributors address how forms of psychiatric... more...

  • Mathematics in Popular Cultureby Jessica K. Sklar; Elizabeth S. Sklar

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Mathematics has maintained a surprising presence in popular media for over a century. In recent years, the movies Good Will Hunting, A Beautiful Mind, and Stand and Deliver, the stage plays Breaking the Code and Proof, the novella Flatland and the hugely successful television crime series NUMB3RS all weave mathematics prominently into their storylines.... more...

  • Sprache und Kommunikation im technischen Zeitalterby Konstanze Marx; Monika Schwarz-Friesel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    The Internet has not only transformed our verbal communication but has also changed all methods of recording, transmitting, and managing information. The subject of this volume is the interaction between technological development and communicative practice, as well as its socio-cognitive dynamics. This anthology, which contains contributions... more...

  • Beautiful Circuitsby Mark Goble

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    Mark Goble revisits the aesthetics of modernism in the early twentieth century, when new modes of communication made the experience of technology an occasion for profound experimentation and reflection. Goble shows how the assimilation of such "old" media technologies as the telegraph, telephone, and phonograph inspired fantasies of connection that... more...

  • Medienkonvergenz - Transdisziplinärby Stephan Füssel

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    In the first, programmatic volume of the series Medienkonvergenz/Media Convergence leading scholars present this field of transdisciplinary research in which, among other disciplines, journalism (Russ-Mohl) and media law (Kirchhof), book studies (Füssel/Mittler), narratology (Ryan), computer linguistics (Ngomo) and media art (Curran/Dombois)... more...

  • Psychophysiological Measurement and Meaningby Robert F. Potter; Paul Bolls

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    This research volume serves as a comprehensive resource for psychophysiological research on media responses. It addresses the theoretical underpinnings, methodological techniques, and most recent research in this area. It goes beyond current volumes by placing the research techniques within a context of communication processes and effects as a field,... more...

  • Stories and Social Mediaby Ruth E. Page

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines everyday stories of personal experience that are published online in contemporary forms of social media. Taking examples from discussion boards, blogs, social network sites, microblogging sites, wikis, collaborative and participatory storytelling projects, Ruth Page explores how new and existing narrative genres are being (re)shaped... more...

  • Global Currentsby Tasha G Oren; Patrice Petro; Anna Everett; Lenny Foner; Toby Miller; Peter Sands; Steve Jones; Jerome Bourdon; Susan Ohmer; Sandra Braman; Brian Larkin; Annabelle Sreberny; Anne Ciecko; Timothy Taylor

    Rutgers University Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    Rhetoric about media technology tends to fall into two extreme categories: unequivocal celebration or blanket condemnation.  This is particularly true in debate over the clash of values when first world media infiltrate third world audiences.Bringing together the best new work on contemporary media practices, technologies, and policies, the essayists... more...

  • On Media Violenceby W. James Potter

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 46.00 US$ 39.10

    This definitive examination of a contemporary social issue asks questions such as: How much media violence is there? What are the meanings conveyed in the way violence is portrayed? What effect does it have on viewers? Divided into four parts, the book reviews research on media violence; re-examines existing theories of media violence; considers... more...