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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...

  • The Media and Body Imageby Maggie Wykes; Barrie Gunter

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 77.00

    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...

  • Media and Public Spheresby Professor Richard Butsch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • Intercultural Discourse and Communicationby Scott F. Kiesling; Christina Bratt Paulston

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    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 articles... 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$ 36.00

    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...

  • Development Communicationby Thomas L. McPhail

    Wiley 2009; US$ 113.95

    In Development Communication, top media scholars explore the details of communication in areas where modernization has failed to deliver change. Offers a complete introduction to the history of development communication - the process of systematically intervening with either media or education in order to promote positive social change Discusses... more...