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  • Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Televisionby Gladys Knight

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 94.00

    Female action heroes, like other fictional characters, not only reveal a lot about society, but greatly influence individuals in society. It is no surprise that the gradual development and increase in the number of female action heroes coincides with societal changes and social movements, such as feminism. Nor is it a surprise that characteristics... more...

  • Cultural Ways of Worldmakingby Vera Nünning; Ansgar Nünning; Birgit Neumann

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 141.48

    Taking as its point of departure Nelson Goodman?s theory of symbol systems as delineated in his seminal book ?Ways of Worldmaking?, this volume gauges the possibilities and perspectives offered by the worldmaking approach as a model for the study of culture. The volume serves to demonstrate how specific media and narratives affect the worlds that are... 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...

  • New Media, Cultural Studies, and Critical Theory after Postmodernismby Robert Samuels

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book argues that we have moved into a new cultural period, automodernity, which represents a social, psychological, and technological reaction to postmodernity. In fact, by showing how individual autonomy is now being generated through technological and cultural automation, Samuels posits that we must rethink modernity and postmodernity. Part... more...

  • Empire and Communicationsby Harold A. Innis; Alexander John Watson

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 7.99

    Empire and Communications is one of Inniss most important contributions to the debate about how media influences the development of consciousness and societies. more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    My aim in this article is to examine two types of discourse features, through a semantic analysis of the occurrences of the word university in the Preamble to the Magna Charta Universitatum of Bologna. I will firstly look at extra-linguistic phenomena, in particular the discursive elaboration of the identity of European society, and then focus on... more...

  • Dialogue in Intercultural Communitiesby Claudio Baraldi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Conclusions highlight the ways in which the use of language in interactions provides important cues for analyzing the cultural presuppositions of CISV activities, through both empowering dialogues and disempowering monologues. The analysis of interactions and participants’ narratives shows both (1) dyadic hierarchical interactions associated... 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...