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  • ... dem Gehirn beim Denken zusehen?by Hannah Fitsch

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Die Hirnforschung greift seit einigen Jahren wieder verstärkt in gesellschaftspolitische Debatten über die »Natur« des Menschen ein. Ausschlaggebend für diese Entwicklung sind weniger neue Theorien über die Funktionsweise des Gehirns, sondern Technologien der Sichtbarmachung. Insbesondere das bildgebende Verfahren der funktionellen Magnetresonanztomographie... more...

  • "All Governments Lie"by Myra MacPherson

    Scribner 2010; US$ 33.99

    Boasting equal parts scholarship and style, "All Governments Lie" is a highly readable, groundbreaking, and timely look at I. F. Stone -- one of America's most independent and revered journalists, whose work carries the same immediacy it did almost a half century ago, highlighting the ever-present need for dissenting voices. In the world of Washington... more...

  • 'Dear BBC'by Maire Messenger Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    This book discusses key controversies in the public sphere about children's relationship with the media, especially television drama. more...

  • "From Beautiful Downtown Burbank"by Hal Erickson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was one of the most unusual programs on television, defying definition as simply comedy, variety, or burlesque. The show had audiences laughing for six seasons and continues to make appearances in revivals, reunions, and salutes. This critical history of Laugh-In includes background details on the creation and creators,... more...

  • 'Gutes' Theaterby Rita Gerlach-March

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 49.99

    Wie wird Kultur, wie wird Theater in Deutschland und Großbritannien produziert und finanziert? Resultiert das geringere staatliche Engagement in Großbritannien in einem ?schlechteren? Theatersystem, produziert kommerzielles Theater ?schlechtere? Stücke und setzt das deutsche öffentliche Theater seinen finanziellen Spielraum tatsächlich in ?bessere?... more...

  • (Dis)Orienting Media and Narrative Mazesby Julia Eckel; Bernd Leiendecker; Daniela Olek; Christine Piepiorka

    transcript 2014; US$ 38.92

    (Dis)Orientation appears to be a phenomenon that is connected to media in numerous respects: today, finding your way in the world often means finding your way with the help of as well as within media, which in turn creates new virtual realms of (dis)orientation. This book deals with recent media technologies and structures (navigation devices, databases,... more...

  • (Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslimby Silke Schmidt

    transcript 2014; US$ 48.66

    Media depictions of Arabs and Muslims continue to be framed by images of camels, belly dancers, and dagger-wearing terrorists. But do only Hollywood movies and TV news have the power to frame public discourse? This interdisciplinary study transfers media framing theory to literary studies to show how life writing (re-)frames Orientalist stereotypes.... more...

  • (Un)heimliche Lustby Sabine Grenz

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 49.99

    In dieser kulturgeschichtlichen und empirischen Studie wird der Konsum sexueller Dienstleistungen von Männern untersucht. Im Vordergrund steht dabei die Bearbeitung grundlegender Fragen der Prostitutionsdebatte, zum Beispiel darüber, ob Prostitution einen Beitrag zur sexuellen Freiheit leistet. more...

  • 100 Media Moments That Changed Americaby Jim Willis

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 94.00

    From the launching of America's first newspaper to YouTube's latest phone-videoed crime, the media has always been guilty of indulging America's obsession with controversy. This encyclopedia covers 100 events in world history from the 17th century to the present?moments that alone were major and minor, but ones that exploded in the public eye when... more...

  • The 11 Myths of Media Violenceby W. James Potter

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 56.00

    The 11 Myths of Media Violence clearly explains why media violence has not only been allowed but encouraged to escalate. Esteemed author W. James Potter challenges many of our assumptions about the relationship between media and violence. He argues that these assumptions are the primary barriers preventing us from confronting the issue of violence... more...