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  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geographyby Paul C. Adams; Jim Craine; Jason Dittmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. By indicating the sub-discipline’s evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary... more...

  • Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Mediaby Karin Eli; Stanley Ulijaszek

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    How do the media represent obesity and eating disorders? How are these representations related to one another? And how do the news media select which scientific findings and policy decisions to report? Multi-disciplinary in approach, Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Media presents critical new perspectives on media representations of obesity and eating... more...

  • Misunderstanding in Social Lifeby Juliane House; Gabriele Kasper; Steven Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    Misunderstanding is a pervasive phenomenon in social life, sometimes with serious consequences for people's life chances. Misunderstandings are especially hazardous in high-stakes events such as job interviews or in the legal system. In unequal power encounters, unsuccessful communication is regularly attributed to the less powerful participant, especially... more...

  • The Truth of the Technological Worldby Friedrich Kittler; Erik Butler

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Friedrich Kittler (1943?2011) combined the study of literature, cinema, technology, and philosophy in a manner sufficiently novel to be recognized as a new field of academic endeavor in his native Germany. "Media studies," as Kittler conceived it, meant reflecting on how books operate as films, poetry as computer science, and music as military equipment.... more...

  • Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity [2 volumes]by Aaron Barlow

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 131.00

    Stars do have real power, but not all of them wield it wisely. This work explores how a variety of celebrities developed their brands and how celebrity can become a jumping-off point to entirely unrelated activities. more...

  • An Introduction to Writing for Electronic Mediaby Robert B. PhD Musburger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Christopher H. Sterling George Washington University * Learn what it takes to write for commercials, news, documentaries, corporate, educational, animation, games, the internet, and dramatic film & video productions * Outlines the key skills needed for a successful media writing career The demand for quality and knowledgeable multi-platform... more...

  • Communications Technology Update and Fundamentalsby August E. Grant; Jennifer H. Meadows

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    A classic now in its 14 th edition, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals is the single best resource for students and professionals looking to brush up on how these technologies have developed, grown, and converged, as well as what?s in store for the future. It begins by developing the communication technology framework?the history,... more...

  • Transmedia Frictionsby Marsha Kinder; Tara McPherson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    Editors Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson present an authoritative collection of essays on the continuing debates over medium specificity and the politics of the digital arts. Comparing the term "transmedia" with "transnational," they show that the movement beyond specific media or nations does not invalidate those entities but makes us look more closely... more...

  • SMS Communicationby Louise-Amélie Cougnon; Cédrick Fairon

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Given the extensive use of LOL ( Laughing Out Loud ), MDR ( Mort De Rire ) and PTDR ( PéTé De Rire ) in French texting and the inclusion of lol in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011 and in Le Petit Robert in 2013, this paper aims to study the functioning of these three initialisms. Considered mainly as interjections, I hypothesize... more...

  • Medienwandel kompakt 2011 - 2013by Christoph Kappes; Jan Krone; Leonard Novy

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Der Band greift den Medienwandel aus okonomischer, politischer und journalistischer Perspektive der letzten drei Jahre auf. Dazu werden ausgewahlte Beitrage aus Netzveroffentlichungen herangezogen, so dass die Leser einen redaktionell gefilterten Uberblick uber die Umbruche der Medienlandschaft durch die Digitalisierung, das Internet, erhalten. Die... more...