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- 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...
- 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...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 42.00
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...
- SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 62.00
Although it has become popular to blame the media for extolling unrealistic female body images, little academic work has addressed the issue. This book, drawing together literature from sociology, gender studies and psychology, offers a broad discussion of the topic in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics, and self-identity. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 40.00
An empirical study of print, recorded music, movies, radio, television and the Internet that reveals how media structure public sphere as well as how people use media to participate in the public sphere. It explores the nature of public spheres, how they are deliberative, egalitarian, exclusive or alternative, and the dilemmas they present. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95
Intercultural Discourse and Communication: The Essential Readings is a collection of articles that discuss major theoretical approaches, case studies of cultural and sub-cultural contact from around the globe, issues of identity in 'bicultural' individuals, and the 'real world' implications of intercultural contact and conflict. Collects... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
This book explores people?s everyday experience of the media in Asian countries in confrontation with huge social change and transition and the need to understand this phenomenon as it intersects with the media. It argues for the centrality of the media to Asian transformations in the era of globalization. The profusion of the media today, with new... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95
From best-selling author David Morley, this book presents a set of interlinked essays which discuss and examine some of the key debates in the fields of media and cultural studies. Spanning the last decade, this fascinating and readable book is based on interdisciplinary work on the interface of media and cultural studies, cultural geography and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Sex in Advertising: Perspectives on the Erotic Appeal is the first book to thoroughly tackle important issues about sex in advertising. What is it? Does it work? How does it affect individuals and society? Well-respected scholars and popular writers answer these questions as they address the following issues associated with sex in today's advertising... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 321.00
In today?s globalized world of international contact and multicultural interaction, effective intercultural communication is increasingly seen as a pre-requisite for social harmony and organisational success. This handbook takes a ?problem-solving? approach to the various issues that arise in real-life intercultural interaction. The editors... more...