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  • Artificial Mythologiesby Craig J. Saper; Laura Kipnis

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 66.00

    In this exhilarating guide, Craig J. Saper takes us on an eye-opening tour of the process of cultural invention?willfully entertaining foolish, absurd, even fake, solutions as a way of reaching new perspectives on cultural problems. Saper deploys this method to reveal unsuspected connections among major cultural issues, such as urban decay, the dangers... more...

  • Sex and Moneyby Eileen R. Meehan; Ellen Riordan

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 67.50

    This groundbreaking volume uses the media to show how questions of gender and economics are inextricably linked to issues of power in Western capitalist societies. Integrating political economy and feminism, it offers a new understanding of communication at the personal, experiential, institutional, and structural levels?and exposes all the subtle... more...

  • Bodily Regimesby Karen Pinkus

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 72.00

    A provocative reading of the use and manipulation of the body in advertising under Italian fascism, Bodily Regimes offers an enlightening look at the relationship between fascism and capitalism. It is unique in its focus on the intertwined relations of race, class, and gender in the construction of the Italian subject. more...

  • Identity Anecdotesby Meaghan Morris

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 53.00

    Identity Anecdotes examines questions of nationality, identity, the use of anecdote to build solidarity and the role of institutions in shaping culture. It provides a mind-clearing exercise in recognizing what culture is, and how it works. Illustrated with relevant, insightful examples, it addresses the central questions in cultural studies today.... more...

  • The Network Societyby Professor Jan A G M van Dijk

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 60.00

    The last three decades have witnessed a dramatic acceleration in the use, demand, and need for telecommunications, data communication, and mass communication transmitted and integrated into networks. Through a synthesis of contemporary theories about modernization, this book offers a broad-ranging introduction to the 'network' society in all its aspects. more...

  • New Media and the New Middle Eastby Philip Seib

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 38.00

    In this book, leading international scholars examine the way new media is reshaping lives and politics. Covering topics from women's rights to terrorism, and countries from Israel to Saudi Arabia, these authors explore the global and regional ramifications of the proliferation of communication technologies and the information they disseminate. more...

  • Globalization on the Groundby Steve Derne

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 32.95

    Unlike élite middle-class Indians, ordinary Indian men are selective in. their acceptance of new meanings introduced by cultural globalization. In Globalization. on the Ground: Media and the Transformation of Culture, Class, and Gender in India ,. Steve Derné argues that the effects of globalization on existing cultural. values differ... more...

  • Screen Educationby Terry Bolas

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    Film and media studies now attract large numbers of students in schools, colleges and universities. However the setting up of these courses came after many decades of pioneering work at the educational margins in the post-war period. Bolas’ account focuses particularly on the voluntary efforts of activists in the Society for Education in Film... more...

  • Convergence Media Historyby Janet Staiger; Sabine Hake

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    Convergence Media History explores the ways that digital convergence has radically changed the field of media history. Writing media history is no longer a matter of charting the historical development of an individual medium such as film or television. Instead, now that various media from blockbuster films to everyday computer use intersect regularly... more...

  • Cultural Studies in Questionby Marjorie Ferguson; Peter Golding

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 62.00

    This major text draws on an outstanding group of internationlly acclaimed scholars and offers a critical reappraisal of the contemporary practice of cultural studies. It focuses in particular on the contribution of cultural studies to the understanding of media, communications and popular cultures in contemporary societies. more...