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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 101.95

    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,... 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 147.00

    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 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...

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

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 9.99

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