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  • Modernization, Nation-Building, and Television Historyby Stewart Anderson; Melissa Chakars

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This innovative collection investigates the ways in which television programs around the world have highlighted modernization and encouraged nation-building. It is an attempt to catalogue and better understand the contours of this phenomenon, which took place as television developed and expanded in different parts of the world between the 1950s and... more...

  • Sore Winnersby John Powers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.00

    Politics and culture, culture and politics. They?ve never been normal in America, but today they?re weirder than ever. Millionaire populists like Bill O?Reilly and Michael Moore dominate a political scene spinning ever further from the real world; meanwhile, we look to bizarre experiments like ?Survivor? for our daily dose of reality. In this wonderfully... more...

  • Rabid Nun Infects Entire Conventby Tom D'Antoni

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.95

    CONFESSIONS OF A TABLOID WRITER WHO DOVE INTO THE CESSPOOL OF HIS OWN MIND AND CAME UP WITH INCREDIBLE TABLOID STORIES ?Some people aspire to greatness. A combination of bad parenting and coming of age in Baltimore, Maryland, at the same time as John Waters pushed me in a different direction,? writes Tom D?Antoni. After fifteen years as a journalist... more...

  • The Prince of Frogtownby Rick Bragg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    In this final volume of the beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin? and continued with Ava?s Man, Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with an unforgettable tale about fathers and sons inspired by his own relationship with his ten-year-old stepson. He learns, right from the start, that a man who chases a woman... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...