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  • Communication and Technologyby Lorenzo Cantoni; James A. Danowski

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 211.10

    This handbooks series aims to integrate knowledge of communication structures and processes. It is global in orientation, dedicated to cultural and epistemological diversity as well as different scholarly approaches. The series features volumes on 'messages, codes and channels', 'mode of address: communication situations and context',... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to British Media Historyby Martin Conboy; John Steel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 245.00

    The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era... more...

  • Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity [2 volumes]by Aaron Barlow

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 131.00

    Over the past century, a new breed of entertainer has arisen?one where the old division between on-camera talent and the suits behind the scenes has largely eroded. From Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin to Lady Gaga and Quentin Tarantino, entertainers have attempted to cross specialties and platforms to new arenas, from politics to philanthropy and... more...

  • Pointing the Fingerby Julian Petley

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 29.99

    Ever since 9/11, Muslims and Islam have dominated the headlines in the UK. With one leading newspaper describing the Muslim community as a troublesome minority?, the media has often been accused of hostility. In this illuminating study, several leading commentators examine the phenomenon of Islamophobia? and ask how to tackle it. Charting recent media... more...

  • Misunderstanding in Social Lifeby Juliane House; Gabriele Kasper; Steven Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    Misunderstanding is a pervasive phenomenon in social life, sometimes with serious consequences for people's life chances. Misunderstandings are especially hazardous in high-stakes events such as job interviews or in the legal system. In unequal power encounters, unsuccessful communication is regularly attributed to the less powerful participant, especially... more...

  • Europeans and the Public Sphereby Maximilian Conrad

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    What kind of public sphere is possible in the European Union with its considerable diversity of national identities, languages, and media systems? Against the backdrop of debates about a fundamental European community deficit and the possibility of postnational democracy, this book explores the role of a European public sphere not only in bridging... more...

  • Pragmatics of Tense and Time in Newsby Jan Chovanec

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This book provides the first comprehensive account of temporal deixis in English printed and online news texts. Linking the characteristic usage of tenses with the projection of deictic centres, it notes how conventional tenses, particularly in headlines, are affected by heteroglossia arising from various accessed voices. The resulting tense shifts... more...

  • Communicating Certainty and Uncertainty in Medical, Supportive and Scientific Contextsby Andrzej Zuczkowski; Ramona Bongelli; Ilaria Riccioni; Carla Canestrari

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This paper investigates the connection between self-repairs, conversation analytical mechanisms, and the concept of certainty in Romanian academic meetings. The focus is on the design of turn(s) in which the chair and the other participants provide feedback on a piece of writing. The data reveal that at the turn design level, through self-repairs (namely... more...

  • Popular Culture Genresby Arthur Asa Berger

    SAGE Publications 1992; US$ 58.00

    An introduction to genre analysis, this highly readable volume presents key concepts in an accessible manner for undergraduate courses in film, TV, media criticism and cultural studies. The texts are representative of horror, science fiction, spy, classic detective, and tough guy detective genres, and readers may make their own analyses of texts based... more...

  • Enhancing Democratic Systemsby Christina Chan-Meetoo; Roukaya Kasenally

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 32.00

    It is in Mauritius that the first newspaper of the African continent was published. Annonces, Affiches et Avis Divers was created in 1773 by the French administration for the islands of Mauritius and Reunion. Since its independence from Britain in 1968, Mauritius has known a very rich media history with an impressive number of publications and a relatively... more...