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  • The Social Embeddedness of Media Useby Henk Westerik

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    From an integrative theoretical perspective, the book looks at how families watch television news in their everyday lives. In three empirical studies, the role of short-term situations and the influence of immediate social surroundings on practices of watching the news is analyzed. Discrete Time Event History Analysis is applied to household... more...

  • Peace-Building and Development in Guatemala and Northern Irelandby Charles A. Reilly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book analyzes the implementation of peace processes in Northern Ireland and Guatemala, with emphasis on the role of mid-level civil society and religious organizations or 'the voluntary sector'. more...

  • The Place of Playby Maaike Lauwaert

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    A fascinating, eclectic analysis of the changing geographies of play in contemporary society more...

  • Punishment, Justice and International Relationsby Anthony F. Lang Jr.

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the international political order in the post-Cold War era, arguing that this order has become progressively more punitive. This is seen as resulting from both a human-rights regime that emphasizes legal norms and the aggressive policies of the United States and its allies in the ?War on Terror?. While punishment can play a... more...

  • Degrees of Democracyby Stuart N. Soroka; Christopher Wlezien

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    Examines responsiveness and representation across a range of policy domains in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. more...

  • Peter Mansbridge One on Oneby Peter Mansbridge

    Random House of Canada 2009; US$ 19.50

    From one of Canada?s most respected and recognizable journalists comes a collection of the best interviews with the leading thinkers and cultural icons of our time, from the country?s most trusted interview show. An extraordinary selection from Newsworld?s Mansbridge One on One , including politicians, journalists, arts and sports figures and newsmakers... more...

  • Development Communication in Practiceby J.V. Vilanilam

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 29.95

    This book takes a fresh look at development communication in the Indian context. Charting its international history and discussing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that evolved as part of the phenomenon of globalization, it links the history of India’s development with development communication and discusses the role of media in disseminating... more...

  • The Uncrowned Kingby Kenneth Whyte

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 29.99

    A lively, unexpected, and impeccably researched piece of popular history, The Uncrowned King reveals how an unheralded young newspaperman from San Francisco arrived in New York and created the most successful daily of his time, pushing the medium to an unprecedented level of influence and excitement, and leading observers to wonder if newspapers... more...

  • The Erotic Engineby Patchen Barss

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 19.00

    Pornography: The force for change that has been written out of the history of world culture. From cave painting to photography to the internet, pornography has always been at the cutting edge in adopting and exploiting new developments in mass communication. And in so doing, it has helped to promote and propel those developments in ways that are rarely... more...

  • Western Media Systemsby Jonathan Hardy

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    Western Media Systems offers a critical introduction to media systems in North America and Western Europe. The book offers a wide-ranging survey of comparative media analysis addressing the economic, social, political, regulatory and cultural aspects of Western media systems. Jonathan Hardy takes a thematic approach, guiding the reader through... more...