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  • Rich Media, Poor Democracyby Robert W. McChesney

    The New Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author, most recently, of Digital Disconnect (The New Press) and a co-author, with John Nichols, of Tragedy and Farce and the award-winning Dollarocracy . He lives in Champaign, Illinois, and... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcockby Jonathan Freedman

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This Companion provides a set of new perspectives on a much-loved and hugely influential director. more...

  • The Director is the Commanderby Anna Broinowski

    Penguin Group Australia 2015; Not Available

    'We were all propagandists; the only differences were our goals.' Looking for respite from her crumbling marriage and determined to stop a coal seam gas mine near her Sydney home, filmmaker Anna Broinowski finds wisdom and inspiration in the strangest of places: North Korea. Guided by the late Dear Leader Kim Jong Il's manifesto The Cinema... more...

  • The Director is the Commanderby Anna Broinowski

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    We were all propagandists; the only differences were our goals.' Looking for respite from her crumbling marriage and determined to stop a coal seam gas mine near her Sydney home, filmmaker Anna Broinowski finds wisdom and inspiration in the strangest of places: North Korea. Guided by the late Dear Leader Kim Jong Il's manifesto The Cinema and Directing,... more...

  • How Propaganda Worksby Jason Stanley

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren?t problems for us?not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Filmby Carol J. Clover; Carol J. Clover

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films. Although such movies have been traditionally... more...

  • The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toroby John W. Morehead

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Guillermo del Toro is one of the most prolific artists working in film. His directorial work includes Cronos (1993), Mimic (1997), The Devil's Backbone (2001), Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Hellboy II (2008) and Pacific Rim (2013). He has also worked extensively as a producer, with several screenwriting credits to... more...

  • How to Make Great Radioby David Lloyd

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 16.03

    There is no such thing as perfect radio and therein lies its delicious unpredictability. In fact, so charming is this quality that 90 per cent of UK adults tune into the medium every week. Like many things, radio done well sounds effortless. It is not. Producing great radio is partly down to instinct and partly down to learning then mastering the... more...

  • Data-ismby Steve Lohr

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 21.93

    Coal, iron ore and oil were the fuel of the Industrial Revolution. Today's economies and governments are powered by something far less tangible: the explosive abundance of digital data. Steve Lohr, the New York Times' chief technology reporter, charts the ascent of Data-ism, the dominating philosophy of the day in which data is at the forefront of... more...

  • The Poverty of Televisionby Jonathan Corpus Ong

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    Based on an ethnographic study of television and audiences in class-divided Philippines, this is the first book to take a bottom-up approach in considering how people respond to images and narratives of suffering and poverty on television. more...