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  • Rupert Murdochby Rodney Tiffen

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Rather than focusing on particular aspects of Rupert Murdoch?s personality or career, this comprehensive biography traces the whole of the Australian media tycoon?s business trajectory, the entrepreneurial strategies that led to his early successes, and his later exercises of monopolistic power. It examines the development and evolution of his business,... more...

  • Weapons of Mass Distortionby L. Brent Bozell

    Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 13.95

    Could Al Franken and his left-wing cronies possibly be right? Is liberal media bias just a myth propagated by conservatives, and have the mainstream media actually swung to the right? Absolutely not. In the new book Weapons of Mass Distortion , L. Brent Bozell III?founder and president of the Media Research Center, America?s largest and most respected... more...

  • Branded Entertainmentby Jean-marc Lehu

    Kogan Page 2007; US$ 39.95

    Branded Entertainment explains how product placement, a long-time phenomenon in films, has gone beyond this to now embrace all media. Citing examples from film, to music video, to computer games, the author explains the: history and development of product placement; advantages of this form of brand advertising; methods employed by different brands.... more...

  • Body Politicby David Shields

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 23.00

    In Body Politic , David Shields looks at contemporary America and its mythology through the lens of professional and college sports. The result is an unusually insightful and provocative book about an empire in denial. Shields relentlessly examines the way we tell our sports stories (both fictional and nonfictional), considers the kinds of athletes... more...

  • Chomsky For Beginnersby David Cogswell; Paul Gordon

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 14.95

    Noam Chomsky has written some 30 books, he is one of the most-quoted authors on Earth,  The New York   Times  calls him ?arguably the most important intellectual alive? ? yet most people have no idea who he is or what he?s about. Chomsky For Beginners  tells you what he?s about: Chomsky is known for his work in two distinct areas ? Linguistics and...... more...

  • The Entertainment Economyby Michael Wolf

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00

    Every so often an author explains our culture in such a new and original way that from that day on we see the world around us in a new light. From Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan through Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital. the books that have shown us the clearest vision of the future have been those that recognize the central role of mass... more...

  • The Media in Transitional Democraciesby Katrin Voltmer

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    The last quarter of a century has seen an unprecedented wave of democratization around the globe. In these transitions from authoritarian rule to a more democratic order, the media have played a key role both by facilitating, but frequently also inhibiting, democratic practices to take root. This book provides an accessible and systematic introduction... more...

  • 9/11 and the Visual Culture of Disasterby Thomas Stubblefield

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The day the towers fell, indelible images of plummeting rubble, fire, and falling bodies were imprinted in the memories of people around the world. Images that were caught in the media loop after the disaster and coverage of the attack, its aftermath, and the wars that followed reflected a pervasive tendency to treat these tragic events as spectacle.... more...

  • The Curse of the Mogulby Jonathan A. Knee; Bruce C. Greenwald; Ava Seave

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 17.00

    If Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone are so smart, why are their stocks long-term losers? We live in the age of big Media, with the celebrity moguls telling us that "content is king." But for all the excitement, glamour, drama, and publicity they produce, why can't these moguls and their companies manage to deliver better returns than you'd... more...

  • Echo Chamberby Kathleen Hall Jamieson; Joseph N. Cappella

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 16.99

    Rupert Murdoch's multibillion-dollar purchase of the Wall Street Journal in 2007 was but one more chapter in an untold story: the rise of an integrated conservative media machine that all began with Rush Limbaugh in the 1980s. Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Joseph Cappella--two of the nation's foremost experts on politics and communications--here... more...