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  • Let's talk politicsby Hilde Van Belle; Kris Rutten; Paul Gillaerts; Dorien Van De Mieroop; Baldwin Van Gorp

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    The essay describes how Polish members of parliament (MPs) reinvented the institution of parliament (conceived of in its essentially discursive character as parleyment) in the course of the political transition of 1989. The reinvention of “parliamentary democracy” and deliberation in the chamber involved four interrelated developments:... more...

  • An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Researchby Don W. Stacks; Michael B. Salwen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 109.95

    This volume provides an overview of communication study, offering theoretical coverage of the broad scope of communication study as well as integrating theory with research. To explicate the integration process, the chapter contributors -- experts in their respective areas -- offer samples in the form of hypothetical studies, published studies, or... more...

  • Media Firmsby Robert G. Picard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Media Firms presents studies applying the company level approach to media and communication firms. It explores differences among missions, strategies, organizational choices, and other business decisions. Reviewing economic factors and pressures on media and communications companies, this book seeks to improve understanding of how these elements... more...

  • Postracial Mystiqueby Catherine R. Squires

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Despite claims from pundits and politicians that we now live in a post-racial America, people seem to keep finding ways to talk about race—from celebrations of the inauguration of the first  Black  president to resurgent debates about police profiling, race and racism remain salient features of our world. When faced with fervent anti-immigration... more...

  • Media and Migrationby Russell King; Nancy Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 165.00

    This title explores the close and vital relationship between the contemporary media and immigration. Drawing on newspapers, magazines, film, television and photography, the contributors examine the effects of mass media on migration behaviour and ethnic identity. Using examples from a range of countries, Media and Migration illustrates how the media... more...

  • Cultures in Conversationby Donal Carbaugh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Cultures in Conversation introduces readers to the ethnographic study of intercultural and social interactions through the analysis of conversations in which various cultural orientations are operating. Author Donal Carbaugh presents his original research on conversation practices in England, Finland, Russia, Blackfeet County, and the United States,... more...

  • Feeling Mediatedby Brenton Malin

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    New technologies, whether text message or telegraph, inevitably raise questions about emotion. New forms of communication bring with them both fear and hope, on one hand allowing us deeper emotional connections and the ability to forge global communities, while on the other prompting anxieties about isolation and over-stimulation.  Feeling Mediated... more...

  • Voicing Subjectsby Laura Kunreuther

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Voicing Subjects traces the relation between public speech and notions of personal interiority in Kathmandu.á It explores two seemingly distinct formations of voice that have emerged in the midst of the country?s recent political and economic upheavals: a political voice associated with civic empowerment and collective agency, and an intimate voice... more...

  • Cognitive Media Theoryby Ted Nannicelli; Paul Taberham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Across the academy, scholars are debating the question of what bearing scientific inquiry has upon the humanities. The latest addition to the AFI Film Readers series, Cognitive Media Theory takes up this question in the context of film and media studies. This collection of essays by internationally recognized researchers in film and media studies,... more...

  • Media Studies 2.0by William Merrin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Media Studies 2.0 offers an exploration of the digital revolution and its consequences for media and communication studies, arguing that the new era requires an upgraded discipline: a media studies 2.0. The book traces the history of mass-media and computing, exploring their merger at the end of the twenty-century and the material, ecological,... more...