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  • The Appropriation of Media in Everyday Lifeby Ruth Ayaß; Cornelia Gerhardt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    When public security organizations like fire brigades deal with emergency situations, ‘real world’ problems and phenomena are inseparably intertwined with media and communication: Not only are working practices grounded in professional knowledge, discourse and interaction, but the achievement, modification, storage, distribution and selection... more...

  • Global Media, Culture, and Identityby Rohit Chopra; Radhika Gajjala

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This edited volume examines the ways that global media shapes relations between place, culture, and identity. Through the included essays, Chopra and Gajjala offer a mix of theoretical reflections and empirical case studies that will help readers understand how the media can shape cultural identities and, conversely, how cultural formations can influence... more...

  • Why Are We The Good Guys?by David Cromwell

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    A provocative challenge to the standard ideology that Western power is a benevolent force in the world. more...

  • Conversational Storytelling among Japanese Womenby Mariko Karatsu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 135.00

    This book presents research findings on the overall process of storytelling as a social event in Japanese everyday conversations focusing on the relationship between a story and surrounding talks, the social and cultural aspects of the participants, and the tellability of conversational stories. Focusing on the participants? verbal and nonverbal behavior... more...

  • Handbuch Medien der Literaturby Natalie Binczek; Till Dembeck; Jörgen Schäfer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 224.00

    There is a growing need for a survey presentation of the history and theory of media as they relate to literature. Thishandbook fills this gap and meets the need for a comprehensive survey of all media used for literary communication. It provides an inventory of the current state of research in this field, and will be an important source... more...

  • Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communicationby Susan Herring; Dieter Stein; Tuija Virtanen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 307.00

    The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and... more...

  • Pragmatics of Discourseby Klaus P. Schneider; Anne Barron

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 293.00

    Discourse is language as it occurs, in any form or context, beyond the speech act. It may be written or spoken, monological or dialogical, but there is always a communicative aim or purpose. The present volume provides systematic orientation in the vast field of studying discourse from a pragmatic perspective. It first gives an overview... more...

  • Political Scandalby John B. Thompson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    Political scandals have become a pervasive feature of many societies today. From Profumo to the cash-for-questions scandal, from Watergate to the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, scandals have come to play a central role in politics and in the shaping of public debate. What are the characteristics of political scandals and why have they come to assume such... more...

  • Conversation and Technologyby Ian Hutchby

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    We live in a world where social interaction is increasingly mediated by technological devices. In this book, Ian Hutchby explores the impact these technologies have on our attempts to communicate. Focusing on four examples - telephones, computerized expert systems at work, speech-based systems dealing with enquiries from the public, and multi-user... more...

  • The Second Media Ageby Mark Poster

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    This book examines the implications of new communication technologies in the light of the most recent work in social and cultural theory and argues that new developments in electronic media, such as the Internet and Virtual Reality, justify the designation of a "second media age". more...