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  • 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...

  • Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Cultureby Bart Beaty

    University Press of Mississippi 2005; US$ 22.00

    Too often remembered solely as the psychiatrist and cultural critic whose testimony in Senate subcommittees sparked the creation of the Comics Code, Fredric Wertham was a far more complex man. Author Bart Beaty traces the evolution of Wertham's attitudes toward popular culture and reassesses his place in the debate about pop culture's effects... more...

  • Electronic Elsewheresby Chris Berry; Soyoung Kim; Lynn Spigel

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 75.00

    Media do not simply portray places that already exist; they actually produce them. In exploring how world populations experience “place” through media technologies, the essays included here examine how media construct the meanings of home, community, work, nation, and citizenship. Tracing how media reconfigure the boundaries between public... more...

  • Silence in Intercultural Communicationby Ikuko Nakane

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    How and why is silence used interculturally? Approaching the phenomenon of silence from multiple perspectives, this book shows how silence is used, perceived and at times misinterpreted in intercultural communication. Using a model of key aspects of silence in communication ? linguistic, cognitive and sociopsychological ? and fundamental levels of... more...

  • Acculturatedby Naomi Schaefer Riley; Christine Rosen

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    “Sizing up and taking down the things we read, watch, and play, this all-star team of analysts provides a series of delights and surprises that will make you ponder anew the deep structures that inform our lives, even when we think we’re off-duty.”—Kyle Smith, movie critic, New York Post Contemporary popular culture,... more...