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- 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, from books to film to television... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 36.00
Xena, Buffy, Lara Croft. WWF, The Sopranos, Witchblade, La Femme Nikita. The women of pop culture are center stage and as tough as ever. Action Chicks is a groundbreaking collection highlighting the heroines we've grown to worship. What can they tell us about women in the Twent-first-century? What can they tell us about how popular culture depicts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95
This provocative text considers the state of media and cultural studies today after the demolition of the traditional media paradigm, and engages with the new, active consumer culture. Media Studies, particularly within schools, has until recently been concerned with mass media and the effects of ?the media? in society and on people. As new media... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 35.95
Wayne Munson examines the talkshow as a cultural form whose curious productivity has become vital to America's image economy. As the very name suggests, the talkshow is both interpersonal exchange and mediated spectacle. Its range of topics defies classification: from the sensational and bizarre, to the conventional and the advisory, to politics and... more...
- AMACOM 2006; US$ 12.95
In an increasingly diverse workplace, it?s more important and challenging than ever to communicate well. We must build bridges that cross our differences to connect our similarities. The Art of Connecting reveals five core principles and presents corresponding, specific strategies for overcoming communications barriers and connecting effectively with... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 66.00
In this exhilarating guide, Craig J. Saper takes us on an eye-opening tour of the process of cultural invention?willfully entertaining foolish, absurd, even fake, solutions as a way of reaching new perspectives on cultural problems. Saper deploys this method to reveal unsuspected connections among major cultural issues, such as urban decay, the dangers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
This is Barthes? seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies , a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture. Leading academics in media, English, education, and cultural... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
Beyond Globalization highlights how mediated practices have become integral to global culture; how social practices have emerged out of computer-related industries; how contemporary apocalyptic narratives reflect the anxieties of a U.S. culture facing global challenges; and how design, play, and technology help us understand the histories and ideals... more...