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Documentary mass media

  • Feeling Mediatedby Brenton Malin

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    New technologies, whether text message or telegraph, inevitably raise questions about emotion. New forms of communication bring with them both fear and hope, on one hand allowing us deeper emotional connections and the ability to forge global communities, while on the other prompting anxieties about isolation and over-stimulation.  Feeling Mediated... more...

  • The Therapeutic Cloning Debateby Eric A. Jensen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Exploring the controversy surrounding therapeutic human cloning, this book draws upon data collected from news articles and interviews with journalists to examine the role of mass media in shaping biomedical controversies. With specific reference to the US and the UK, together with attention to the important role played by nations in Southeast Asia,... more...

  • Medienspracheby Harald Burger; Martin Luginbühl

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    The new edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to media linguistics. It presents basic terms in communication theory and describes the major linguistic phenomena in today?s German-language mass media (press, radio, TV, and the ?new media?), including recent examples. more...

  • Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Mediaby Svitlana Malykhina

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes the role of classical allusions in media as a vehicle for either indoctrination or resistance. She explores how media language reflects... more...

  • Spectacular Girlsby Sarah Projansky

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    As an omnipresent figure of the media landscape, girls are spectacles. They are ubiquitous visual objects on display at which we are incessantly invited to look. Investigating our cultural obsession with both everyday and high-profile celebrity girls, Sarah Projanskyuses a queer, anti-racist feminist approach to explore the diversity of girlhoods in... more...

  • Conflict Coverage Promotion: High Quality or High Concept? A multimodal analysis of claims-making in conflict coverage promotional spots of Al Jazeera English and CNN Internationalby Chris Veits

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 52.06

    Today even the war and conflict coverage of 24-hour news networks is subject to heavy promotion and part of the networks? advertising and branding campaigns. These commercial aspects of news production, however, seem to oppose concepts of journalistic quality. This study analyses claims of journalistic quality and ?high concept? in conflict coverage... more...

  • Blockbusters: hit-making, risk-taking, and the big business of entertainmentby Anita Elberse

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    What?s behind the phenomenal success of entertainment businesses such as Warner Bros., Marvel Enterprises, and MGM ? along with such stars as Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and LeBron James? Which strategies give leaders in film, television, music, publishing, and sport an edge over their rivals? Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School?s expert on the entertainment... more...

  • Multimedia Historiesby James Lyons; John Plunkett

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    This is the first book to explore in detail the vital connections between today’s digital culture and the history of screen entertainments and technologies. It moves from the magic lantern, the stereoscope and early film to the DVD and the internet. Bringing together some of the most important new work on multimedia culture and history by key... more...

  • Media And Revoltby Kathrin Fahlenbrach; Erling Sivertsen; Rolf Werenskjold

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    In what ways have social movements attracted the attention of the mass media since the sixties? How have activists influenced public attention via visual symbols, images, and protest performances in that period? And how do mass media cover and frame specific protest issues? Drawing on contributions from media scholars, historians, and sociologists,... more...

  • Silence, Screen, And Spectacleby Lindsey A. Freeman; Benjamin Nienass; Rachel Daniell

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    In an age of information and new media the relationships between remembering and forgetting have changed. This volume addresses the tension between loud and often spectacular histories and those forgotten pasts we strain to hear. Employing social and cultural analysis, the essays within examine mnemonic technologies both new and old, and cover subjects... more...