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Mass Media

  • Teaching Communication and Media Studiesby Jan Fernback

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Designed for communication/media educators and graduate students, Teaching Communication and Media Studies is a practical and conceptual guide to teaching university courses in communication and media studies. Relying on her extensive experience instructing graduate students on the ins and outs of teaching, Jan Fernback discusses theoretical and... more...

  • The Discourse of Public Participation Mediaby Joanna Thornborrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    The Discourse of Public Participation Media takes a fresh look at what ?ordinary? people are doing on air ? what they say, and how and where they get to say it. Using techniques of discourse analysis to explore the construction of participant identities in a range of different public participation genres, Joanna Thornborrow argues that the... more...

  • Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novelsby Ian Hague; Carolene Ayaka

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Multiculturalism, and its representation, has long presented challenges for the medium of comics. This book presents a wide ranging survey of the ways in which comics have dealt with the diversity of creators and characters and the (lack of) visibility for characters who don?t conform to particular cultural stereotypes. Contributors engage with ethnicity... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Media Independenceby James Bennett; Niki Strange

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Media independence is central to the organization, make-up, working practices and output of media systems across the globe. Often stemming from western notions of individual and political freedoms, independence has informed the development of media across a range of platforms: from the freedom of the press as the "fourth estate" and the rise of Hollywood?s... more...

  • Fifty Hollywood Directorsby Suzanne Leonard; Yvonne Tasker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Fifty Hollywood Directors introduces the most important, iconic and influential filmmakers who worked in Hollywood between the end of the silent period and the birth of the blockbuster. By exploring the historical, cultural and technological contexts in which each director was working, this book traces the formative period in commercial cinema when... more...

  • Moralizing Cinemaby Daniel Biltereyst; Daniela Treveri Gennari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume is part of the recent interest in the study of religion and popular media culture (cinema in particular), but it strongly differs from most of this work in this maturing discipline. Contrary to most other edited volumes and monographs on film and religion, Moralizing Cinema will not focus upon films (cf. the representation of biblical... more...

  • Mass Communication in Israelby Oren Soffer

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Mass communication has long been recognized as an important contributor to national identity and nation building. This book examines the relationship between media and nationalism in Israel, arguing that, in comparison to other countries, the Israeli case is unique. It explores the roots and evolution of newspapers, journalism, radio, television,... more...

  • The Ubiquitous Internetby Anja Bechmann; Stine Lomborg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book presents state of the art theoretical and empirical research on the ubiquitous internet: its everyday users and its economic stakeholders. The book offers a 360-degree media analysis of the contemporary terrain of the internet by examining both user and industry perspectives and their relation to one another. Contributors consider user practices... more...

  • Alphabet to Internetby Irving Fang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    What Greek philosopher thought writing would harm a student?s memory? Was the poet Byron?s daughter the first computer programmer? Who plays more video games, women over 18 or teenage boys? In Alphabet to Internet: Media in Our Lives , Irving Fang looks at each medium of communication through the centuries, asking not only, "What happened?"... more...