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  • The Man Who Changed the Way We Eatby Thomas McNamee

    Free Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    In the 1950s, America was a land of overdone roast beef and canned green beans?a gastronomic wasteland. Most restaurants relied on frozen, second-rate ingredients and served bogus ?Continental? cuisine. Authentic French, Italian, and Chinese foods were virtually unknown. There was no such thing as food criticism at the time, and no such thing as a... more...

  • The Editor's Companionby Janet Mackenzie

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    The Editor's Companion explains how to adapt the traditional skills of editing for digital production. more...

  • My Year Offby Robert McCrum

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. "To all concerned, this book is meant to send a ghostly signal across the dark universe of ill-health that says 'you are not alone.'" - Robert McCrum On July 29, 1995, Robert McCrum, 42, married only ten weeks, suffered a paralyzing stroke. Overnight, his life shifted irrevocably. But this admired novelist and... more...

  • The Biker Who Shot Meby Michel Auger; Jean-Paul Murray

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 19.95

    On September 13, 2000, Michel Auger was walking away from his car in a parking lot across the street from the offices of Le Journal de Montréal when he was shot in the back six times. Miraculously, although at least one bullet lodged in his spine, no vital organs were damaged. Auger was on his feet again within weeks, and able to resume his normal... more...

  • Rupert Murdochby David McKnight

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 29.99

    When Rupert Murdoch called, Prime Ministers and Presidents picked up the phone. David McKnight exposes Murdoch's unflinching use of his media empire to further his political agenda over decades. This is the story behind the hacking scandal that rocked the world and shook the Murdoch empire. more...

  • Klaus G. Saur - Die Berliner Jahreby Sven Fund

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 70.71

    A great publisher, who often set the tone during his active professional years, is now retiring. Over the decades Klaus G. Saur has developed and carried out publishing projects of an extent almost unimaginable to us today. An impressive hoard of authors who accompanied Klaus G. Saur on part of his journey, and were an important part of his... more...

  • Codifying Cyberspaceby Damian Tambini; Danilo Leonardi; Chris Marsden

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    Can the Internet regulate itself? Faced with a range of 'harms' and conflicts associated with the new media ? from gambling to pornography ? many governments have resisted the temptation to regulate, opting instead to encourage media providers to develop codes of conduct and technical measures to regulate themselves. Codifying Cyberspace looks... more...

  • Exemplification in Communicationby Dolf Zillmann; Hans-Bernd Brosius

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95

    This volume offers a new conceptual framework for exemplification, a coherent theoretical approach based on contemporary psychological models of information processing, and an exhaustive integration of the pertinent research demonstrations. Focus is on the news media, but the influence of fiction and quasi-fiction is also considered. The informational... more...

  • Die Moderne und ihre Vornamenby Jürgen Gerhards

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 15.55

    Die Studie versteht sich sowohl als eine empirische Analyse kultureller Modernisierungsprozesse am Beispiel der Entwicklung von Vornamen, als auch als eine Einführung in die Kultursoziologie, die sich kritisch mit den Prämissen des "cultural turn" auseinandersetzt und stattdessen auf klassische Theorien und Methoden der Soziologie zurückgreift. Am... more...

  • Catastrophic Politicsby Lonna Rae Atkeson; Cherie D. Maestas

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 25.00 US$ 20.50

    Demonstrates how media information interacts with emotion in shaping a wide range of political opinions about government and political leaders. more...