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  • "A Nation of a Hundred Million Idiots"?by Jayson Makoto Chun

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a history of Japanese television audiences and the popular media culture that television helped to spawn. In a comparatively short period, the television industry helped to reconstruct not only postwar Japanese popular culture, but also the Japanese social and political landscape. During the early years of television, Japanese of all... more...

  • Accountability and the Public Interest in Broadcastingby Andrea Millwood Hargrave; Colin Shaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Against a backdrop of great change in technology and the economics of broadcasting and new media, this timely survey of contemporary attitudes to accountability and the public interest in broadcasting is based on over fifty interviews conducted in four democracies: India, Australia, the UK and the US. more...

  • Age of the Dream Palaceby Jeffrey Richards

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 30.00

    The period between the two world wars is often named "the golden age of the cinema" in Britain. This definitive and entertaining book on the cinema and cinema-goers of the era is herewith reissued with a new Introduction. Jeffrey Richards, described by Philip French as "a shrewd critic, a compulsive moviegoer, and a professional historian", tells... more...

  • Al Jazeeraby Hugh Miles

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some... more...

  • Al Jazeeraby Hugh Miles

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 25.39

    With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. It's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the eccentric Emir of Qatar, who turned a failed BBC Arabic television project into an Arab news channel, Al Jazeera quickly became a household name after September 11th by delivering some... more...

  • America's Corporate Artby Jerome Christensen

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Contrary to theories of single person authorship, America's Corporate Art argues that the corporate studio is the author of Hollywood motion pictures, both during the classical era of the studio system and beyond, when studios became players in global dramas staged by massive entertainment conglomerates. Hollywood movies are examples of a commodity... more...

  • American Independent Cinemaby Geoff King

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 27.00

    From sex, lies and videotape in the 1980s to The Blair Witch Project and New Queer Cinema in the 1990s and the ultra-low budget digital video features of the 2000s, indie films have thrived and stand out from the dominant Hollywood mainstream. But what exactly is ?independent? cinema? This, the ideal textbook and general read on indie cinema, shows... more...

  • American Princeby Tony Curtis; Peter Golenbock

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.71

    He has appeared in over a hundred films. Elvis copied his looks. The Beatles put him on the cover of Sgt. Pepper. Tony Curtis is without question a Hollywood legend and part of its Golden Age. In American Prince he tells the whole story, from his hard-knock childhood growing up in the Bronx to his wild days as a Hollywood playboy, his destructive... more...

  • American Protestants and TV in the 1950sby Michele Rosenthal; Martin E. Marty

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    Americans in the 1950s faced the challenge of negotiating the new medium's place in the home and in American culture in general. Using the American Protestant experience of the introduction of television, Rosenthal illustrates the importance of the interplay between a new medium and its users. more...

  • American Radio Networksby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    This history of commercial radio networks in the United States provides a wealth of information on broadcasting from the 1920s to the present. It covers the four transcontinental webs that operated during the pre-television Golden Age, plus local and regional hookups, and the developments that have occurred in the decades since, including the impact... more...