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  • Big Databy Viktor Mayer-Schonberger; Kenneth Cukier

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 12.99

    A New York Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Financial Times /Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the... more...

  • Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Ageby Ben Agger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 12.95

    People ?overshare? when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online dating, and internet porn are vehicles of this oversharing,... more...

  • Transnational Television Historyby Andreas Fickers; Catherine Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Although television has developed into a major agent of the transnational and global flow of information and entertainment, television historiography and scholarship largely remains a national endeavour, partly due to the fact that television has been understood as a tool for the creation of national identity. But the breaking of the quasi-monopoly... more...

  • Consumer Democracyby Margaret Scammell

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This book argues that marketing is inherent in competitive democracy, explaining how we can make the consumer nature of competitive democracy better and more democratic. more...

  • Social Mediaby Christian Fuchs

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 37.00

    "That rarest of academic creations: a truly, unabashedly critical textbook on a timely and important topic for contemporary media studies. If you want your students to think about issues of power and social justice... and if you want an alternative to the anodyne and borderline fan-like writing that has become the stuff of new media texts, this is... more...

  • Dishby Jeannette Walls

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    Gossip . It's more than just hearsay. society columns, and supermarket tabloids. It has, like it or not, become a mainstay of American pop culture. In Dish, industry insider Jeannette Walls gives this provocative subject its due, offering a comprehensive, serious exploration of gossip and its social, historical, and political significance. ... more...

  • The Cultural Industriesby David Hesmondhalgh

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 42.00

    "At once brilliant and accessible, it is without peer when it comes to detailing the big picture and complex nuances of how cultural industries work. Every student of the media should have this book on their shelf" - Jennifer Holt, University of California more...

  • Empire of Picturesby Sonke Kunkel

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    In Cold War historiography, the 1960s are often described as a decade of mounting diplomatic tensions and international social unrest. At the same time, they were a period of global media revolution: communication satellites compressed time and space, television spread around the world, and images circulated through print media in expanding ways.... more...

  • The Oxford History of World Cinemaby Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

    OUP Oxford 1996; US$ 26.99

    The Oxford History of World Cinema, is the most authoritative, up-to-date history of the cinema ever undertaken. It traces the history of the twentieth-century's most enduringly popular entertainment form, covering all aspects of its development, stars, studios, and cultural impact. An invaluable and entertaining guide and resource for the student... more...

  • Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Mediaby Mary-Lou Galician; Debra L. Merskin

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 55.95

    This distinctive volume explores how romantic coupleship is represented in books, magazines, popular music, movies, television, and the Internet within entertainment, advertising, and news/information. This reader offers diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches on the representation of romantic relationships across the media spectrum.... more...