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  • Intercultural Communicationby Adrian Holliday; Martin Hyde; John Kullman

    Routledge 2004; US$ 39.95

    Provides support for advanced study of English language and Applied Linguistics. Introduces key theories of intercultural communication and explores how people communicate within and across social groups. Concludes with key readings. more...

  • Film and Politics in Americaby Brian Neve

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95

    In A Social Cinema: Film-making and Politics in America , Brian Neve presents a study of the social and political nature of American film by concentrating on a generation of writers from the thirties who directed films in Hollywood in the 1940's. He discusses how they negotiated their roles in relation to the studio system, itself undergoing change,... more...

  • Mass Mediationsby Walter Armbrust

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    Offering a stimulating diversity of perspectives, this collection examines how popular culture through mass media defines the scale and character of social interaction in the Middle East. The contributors approach popular culture broadly, with an interest in how it creates new scales of communication and new dimensions of identity that affect economics,... more...

  • Media Worldsby Faye D. Ginsburg; Lila Abu-Lughod; Brian Larkin

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95

    This groundbreaking volume showcases the exciting work emerging from the ethnography of media, a burgeoning new area in anthropology that expands both social theory and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the way media?film, television, video?are used in societies around the globe, often in places that have been off the map of conventional media studies.... more...

  • The Media and Electionsby Bernd-Peter Lange; David Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This comparative study brings together academics and practitioners who work in the field of media and elections to provide a set of national case studies and an analysis of the legal and regulatory frameworks that are employed by nation states to ensure that the media perform according to certain standards during election periods. In setting out the... more...

  • Intercultural Communicationby Ron Scollon; Suzanne Wong Scollon

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2000; US$ 57.95

    This newly revised volume is both a lively introduction and practical guide to the main concepts and problems of intercultural communication. Viewed from within the framework of interactive sociolinguistics associated with Tannen, Gumperz, and others, the authors focus in particular on the discourse of westerners and of Asians, the discourse of men... more...

  • Cultural Chaosby Brian McNair

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 37.95

    With examples drawn from media coverage of the War on Terror, the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and the London underground bombings, Cultural Chaos explores the changing relationship between journalism and power in an increasingly globalised news culture. In this new text, Brian McNair examines the processes of cultural, geographic... more...

  • Media, Politics and Public Lifeby Geoffrey Craig

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 36.31

    Outlines the complex interactions between journalists and politicians, media organisations and government, which play such an important role in creating our public culture. more...

  • Target - Prime Timeby Kathryn C. Montgomery

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 24.99

    Offering the first book-length exploration of network television's relations with advocacy groups, Kathryn C. Montgomery presents a comprehensive picture of the impact of organized pressure on prime-time TV. She vividly describes, for example, how the Catholic Church campaigned against Maude's abortion on the TV show, Maude; how outraged actors mobilized... more...

  • medi@siaby T.J.M. Holden; Timothy J. Scrase

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new inter-disciplinary book is the first comparative, case-based analysis of media panoply in (and out of) Asia today. Examining what the authors call the "media/tion equation", the contributors demonstrate the multiple links between media, society and culture, and advance the claim that media is the key means through which Asians experience,... more...