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- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 18.00
Most readers think that superheroes began with Superman?s appearance in Action Comics No. 1, but that Kryptonian rocket didn?t just drop out of the sky. By the time Superman?s creators were born, the superhero?s most defining elements?secret identities, aliases, disguises, signature symbols, traumatic origin stories, extraordinary powers, self-sacrificing... more...
- Scribner 2007; US$ 18.99
For five weeks the world waited for news about Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan...And then came the broadcast of his shocking murder. The complete account of his abduction, the intense effort to rescue him, and the aftermath are told here - in astonishing detail, and with courage and insight - by... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 36.00
Little Magazines - American Writers 32 was first published in 1963. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 125.00
Contemporary processes of globalization have had a profound impact on cultural production and dissemination both intra- and cross-culturally. The dissemination of cultures on a global scale has led to multiple and complex effects, among them the formation of radical new modes of cultural interaction, transcultural flows, and hybridized knowledges,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
Nearly six decades ago, Hugh Marston Hefner created Playboy magazine, which effectively ignited America?s sexual revolution. The greatest living symbol of the Good Life, Hef created a world for himself that most men have yearned to inhabit, if only briefly, just to know what it?s like to be him. In Hef ?s Little Black Book , this universally envied... more...
- Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 42.95 US$ 39.08
In this provocative and wide-ranging study, Douglas Mao argues that a profound tension between veneration of human production and anxiety about production's dangers lay at the heart of literary modernism. Focusing on the work of Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Wallace Stevens, Mao shows that modernists were captivated by physical objects,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 20.00
This is the witty, candid story of a daring young man who made his own way to the heights of American journalism and public life, of the great adventure that took him at only twenty years old straight from Harvard to almost four years in the shooting war in the South Pacific, and back, from a maverick New Hampshire weekly to an apprenticeship for Newsweek... more...
- Short Books 2010; US$ 17.99
'If the trade of the gossip columnist is trivial, then all life is trivial' - Nigel Dempster No one is more responsible for Britain's current obsession with celebrity culture than the late, great gossip columnist Nigel Dempster (1941-2007). For a quarter of a century, as the editor of the Daily Mail's Diary, he was the man perfectly placed and qualified... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 9.11
Das Buch nimmt die aktuelle Wirtschaftskrise zum Anlass, um die Frage nach der Qualität der Presse, insbesondere der der Tageszeitungen zu stellen. Herzstück des Buches sind aktuelle Beispiele, die veranschaulichen, dass Journalisten zu oft die Bedürfnisse der Leser missachten und schwer verständliche Texte oder Überschriften produzieren, die häufig... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 15.49
Der aktuelle Wandel repräsentativer Demokratien berührt insbesondere das Verhältnis von Medien, Öffentlichkeit und Politik und schlägt sich in der Verwendung von Begriffen wie ?Medialisierung? und ?Mediendemokratie? nieder. Umstritten sind bisher allerdings Reichweite und empirischer Gehalt solcher sozialwissenschaftlicher Diagnosen. Auf der Grundlage... more...