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  • Media Consumption and Everyday Life in Asiaby Youna Kim

    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...

  • Media and Public Spheresby Professor Richard Butsch

    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...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95

    “After twenty-five years teaching cross-cultural communication using a reading packet I put together myself, at last here is a Reader that I feel I can use. Kiesling and Paulston have assembled a rich collection of essays spanning a broad range of cultural contexts representing an anthropological/sociolinguistic approach to intercultural discourse.”... more...

  • Media, Modernity and Technologyby David Morley

    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... more...

  • Handbook of Intercultural Communicationby Helga Kotthoff; Helen Spencer-Oatey

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 307.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 117.95

    " Development Communication  is a welcome addition to the growing literature in development communication, especially the chapters on digital divide and feminism in a post-development era.   This book is compulsory reading for everybody interested in development communication."-- Srinivas R. Melkote , Bowling Green State University... more...

  • Pirate Modernityby Ravi Sundaram

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Using Delhi?s contemporary history as a site for reflection, Pirate Modernity moves from a detailed discussion of the technocratic design of the city by US planners in the 1950s, to the massive expansions after 1977, culminating in the urban crisis of the 1990s. As a practice, pirate modernity is an illicit form of urban globalization. Poorer urban... more...