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  • Ordinary People and the Mediaby Graeme Turner

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 50.00

    Dynamic and insightful exploration of the 'everyday' individual's willingness to turn themselves into media content. How are 'ordinary' people being integrated into current media formats? more...

  • Media Scandalsby Alan Bisbort

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    This fascinating volume uncovers the most notorious media scandals over censorship, book banning, book burning, obscenity, blasphemy, and libel in American history. more...

  • China on Videoby Paola Voci

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book relocates Chinese independent moviemaking from a film to a visual culture perspective enabling the author to explore the role that other movies (mostly, but not exclusively, popular culture products) play in the making of experimental and non-mainstream visual culture. more...

  • Culture, Rhetoric and the Vicissitudes of Lifeby Michael Carrithers

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 25.00

    Inspired by the Rhetoric Culture Project, this volume focuses on the use of imagery, narrative, and cultural schemes to deal with predicaments that arise during the course of life. The contributors explore how people muster their resources to understand and deal with emergencies such as illness, displacement, or genocide. In dealing with such circumstances,... more...

  • The Francophone Bande Dessinéeby Charles Forsdick; Laurence Grove; Libbie McQuillan

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 61.60

    Known as France’s Ninth Art, the bande dessinée has a status far surpassing that of the equivalent English-language comic strip. This publication, one of the first predominantly in English on the subject, provides a thorough introduction to questions of BD history, context and bibliography. Theoretical issues – including the reception... more...

  • Image into Identityby Michael Wintle

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 78.40

    The pervading theme of this book is the construction and allocation of identity, especially through images and imagery. The essays analyse how the dominant social discourses and imageries construct identity or assign subject positions in relation to the categories of race, nation, region, gender and language. The volume is designed to inform the study... more...

  • Translation of Culturesby Petra Rudiger; Konrad Gross

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 89.60

    Perhaps more than in any other period in modern history, our globalized present is characterized by a constant interaction of, and exposure to, different peoples, regions, ways of life, traditions, languages, and cultures. Cross-boundary communication today comes in various shapes: as mutual exchange, open dialogue, enforced process, misunderstanding,... more...

  • Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Academic Discourseby Eija Suomela-Salmi; Fred Dervin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    The goal of this volume is to examine academic discourse (AD) from cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspectives. The adjective Cross-cultural in the volume title is not just limited to national contexts but also includes a cross-disciplinary perspective. Twelve scientific fields are under scrutiny in the articles. One of the unique aspects of... more...

  • Dialogue in Intercultural Communitiesby Claudio Baraldi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    This book explores the meanings of educational interactions which aim to promote peace and positive relationships. This analysis is based on theories of communication and active participation in education systems, in particular in intercultural settings. The book investigates the cultural presuppositions of dialogues which can empower participants?... more...

  • The Language of Outsourced Call Centersby Eric Friginal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    The Language of Outsourced Call Centers is the first book to explore a large-scale corpus representing the typical kinds of interactions and communicative tasks in outsourced call centers located in the Philippines and serving American customers. The specific goals of this book are to conduct a corpus-based register comparison between outsourced... more...