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  • Why Are We The Good Guys?by David Cromwell

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    A provocative challenge to the standard ideology that Western power is a benevolent force in the world. more...

  • Conversational Storytelling among Japanese Womenby Mariko Karatsu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 135.00

    This book presents research findings on the overall process of storytelling as a social event in Japanese everyday conversations focusing on the relationship between a story and surrounding talks, the social and cultural aspects of the participants, and the tellability of conversational stories. Focusing on the participants’ verbal and nonverbal behavior... more...

  • Media Ethics and Regulationby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2013; US$ 18.65

    The media landscape is changing rapidly. In this new digital age, the mass media is undergoing major structural changes in how it delivers news, information and entertainment in Australia and around the globe. Media organisations are reconfiguring their business models, as newspapers migrate online and television competes directly with online content.... more...

  • Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communicationby Susan Herring; Dieter Stein; Tuija Virtanen

    De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 307.00

    This new landmark series provides a comprehensive overview of the entire field of pragmatics. It is based on a wide conception of pragmatics as the study of intentional human interaction in social and cultural contexts. In-depth articles discuss the foundations, major theories and most recent developments of pragmatics including philosophical, sociocultural... more...

  • Handbuch Medien der Literaturby Natalie Binczek; Till Dembeck; Jörgen Schäfer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 224.00

    Mehr und mehr werden die Fragen nach den medialen und medientechnischen Bedingungen von Literatur in den literaturwissenschaftlichen Curricula verankert – zumal im Zuge der Umstrukturierung der Studiengänge. Gleichwohl fehlt auf dem Buchmarkt bislang ein Handbuch, das Studierenden sowie Fachwissenschaftlern auf diesem nur schwer zu überblickenden... more...

  • Arab Mediaby Noha Mellor; Khalil Rinnawi; Nabil Dajani; Muhammad I. Ayish

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to the emerging Arab media industries in the context of globalization and its impacts, with a focus on publishing, press, broadcasting, cinema and new media. Through detailed discussions of the regulation and economics of these industries, the authors argue that the political, technological... more...

  • Pragmatics of Discourseby Klaus P. Schneider; Anne Barron

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 293.00

    This new landmark series provides a comprehensive overview of the entire field of pragmatics. It is based on a wide conception of pragmatics as the study of intentional human interaction in social and cultural contexts. In-depth articles discuss the foundations, major theories and most recent developments of pragmatics including philosophical, sociocultural... more...

  • On Dialogueby David Bohm

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    David Bohm is considered one of the best physicists of all time. He also had a deep interest in human communication and creativity. Influential in both management and communication theory in what is known 'Bohm Dialogue', On Dialogue is both inspiring and pioneering. Bohm considers the origin and very meaning of dialogue, reflecting on what gets in... more...

  • Literature, Media, Information Systemsby Friedrich A. Edited and introduced by Johnston Kittler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    John Johnston's background combines expertise in modern literature, poststructuralist philosophy, and high technology's production. Like Kittler, he draws on historic fact, anecdote, and literature. From this vantage point he explicates the theoretical and practical consequences of Friedrich Kittler's insights into the social and psychological effects... more...

  • Political Scandalby John B. Thompson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    Political scandals have become a pervasive feature of many societies today. From Profumo to the cash-for-questions scandal, from Watergate to the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, scandals have come to play a central role in politics and in the shaping of public debate. What are the characteristics of political scandals and why have they come to assume such... more...