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  • Cultural Studiesby Michael Ryan

    Wiley 2010; US$ 105.95

    This hands-on survey introduces students to the diverse fields that comprise cultural studies, from visual culture to popular music and new media. It can be used as a standalone text or is the perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies: An Anthology . Provides a comprehensive overview of the field, from cyberculture and digital media to... more...

  • In The Vernacularby Stuart Cunningham; Meaghan Morris

    University of Queensland Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    Collecting important works from one of Australia's leading scholars of media, culture, and policy, this study brings sharper focus upon both historical and industrial contexts. Engaging with the global debate on multiethnic societies by focusing on creativity at the margins,? this survey argues that industrial and social trends in media, communications,... more...

  • Ordinary People and the Mediaby Graeme Turner

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • New Media for a New Chinaby James F. Scotton; William A. Hachten

    Wiley 2010; US$ 105.95

    New Media for a New China is a timely introduction to the current state of the mass media in China and it?s growing role in the 21st Century global communication system Brings together an international cast of scholars to analyse the diverse roles of China?s media, covering all the major industries (advertising, newspapers, broadcasting, magazines,... more...

  • China on Videoby Paola Voci

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    China On Video is the first in-depth study that examines smaller-screen realities and the important role they play not only in the fast-changing Chinese mediascape, but also more broadly in the practice of experimental and non-mainstream cinema. At the crossroads of several disciplines?film, media, new media, media anthropology, visual arts, contemporary... 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    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... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 94.00

    This book offers 25 profiles of some of the most popular female action heroes throughout the history of film, television, comic books, and video games. 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...