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  • Welcome to Just a Minute!by Nicholas Parsons

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 13.29

    'A joyous compendium of facts, fun and stories. This hilarious and informative guide is destined to become the companion to radio's most enduring panel game' PAUL MERTONIn this first ever official companion, chairman Nicholas Parsons tells the fascinating story of the much-loved panel game and Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth... more...

  • McLuhan For Beginnersby W. Terrence Gordon; Susan Willmarth

    For Beginners 2012; US$ 16.99

    Marshall McLuhan was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of the 20th century. He was so far ahead of his time that he predicted the future and offered a critique of human behavior in a media saturated world that is perhaps more valuable in today?s Internet age than it was in his own time. McLuhan pioneered the study of Media, unified... more...

  • This Is NPRby Noah Adams; David Folkenflik; Renee Montagne; Cokie Roberts; Ari Shapiro; Susan Stamberg; John Ydstie

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 23.99

    Always put the listener first has been NPR's mantra since its inception in 1970. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, NPR's programming attracts over 27 million listeners every week. This beautifully designed volume chronicles NPR's storied history, featuring dozens of behind-the-scenes photos, essays and original reporting by a who's who of NPR staff... more...

  • Inside Family Viewing (Routledge Revivals)by James Lull

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1990, this title presents a rich account of how television intersects with family life in American and other world cultures. From an analysis of the political and cultural significance of China?s most important television series to detailed descriptions of how families in the United States interpret and use television at home, James... more...

  • The Rovers Return: The Official Coronation Street Companionby Tim Randall

    Headline 2013; US$ 24.99

    Coronation Street is the world's longest-running TV soap-opera and a hugely popular national institution. From the moment the very first episode flickered onto our screens on 9 December 1960, the very heart of the show has always been the Rovers Return public house. It may just be a backstreet boozer, but TV's most famous pub has been at the centre... more...

  • Tell Everyoneby Alfred Hermida

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 18.00

    Social media is fuelling our human urge to share, affecting the information we depend on to make smart decisions, from choosing politicians to doing business to raising money for charity. Tell Everyone delves into contemporary culture to reveal how social media has become the planet's nervous system?amplifying the power of individuals, informing... more...

  • British Television Dramaby Jonathan Bignell; Stephen Lacey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 28.00

    Featuring leading scholars of British television drama and noted writers and producers from the television industry, this new edition of British Television Drama evaluates past and present TV fiction since the 1960s, and considers its likely future. more...

  • Eye On the Struggleby James McGrath Morris

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    In this groundbreaking biography, celebrated author James McGrath Morris skillfully illuminates the life and accomplishments of pioneering journalist Ethel Lois Payne, while also bringing to the fore the critical role of the black press in the civil rights era. Payne used her journalistic skills as the Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender... more...

  • Shot/Countershotby Lucy Fischer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00 US$ 40.80

    Do films made by women comprise a "counter-cinema" radically different from the dominant tradition? Feminist film critics contend that women filmmakers do present from a distinctive vision, or "countershot," and Lucy Fischer argues persuasively for this view. In rich detail this book relates the idea of a counter-cinema to theories of intertextuality... more...

  • Reading Media Theoryby Brett Mills; David M. Barlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    What does the Frankfurt School have to say about the creative industries? Does the spread of Google prove we now live in an information society? How is Madonna an example of postmodernism? How new is new media? Does the power of Facebook mean we're all media makers now? This groundbreaking volume ? part reader, part textbook - helps you to engage... more...