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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • The Fox Effectby David Brock; Ari Rabin-Havt; Media Matters for America

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Based on the meticulous research of the news watchdog organization Media Matters for America, David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt show how Fox News, under its president Roger Ailes, changed from a right-leaning news network into a partisan advocate for the Republican Party. The Fox Effect follows the career of Ailes from his early work as a television... more...

  • Global Communicationby Thomas L. McPhail

    Wiley 2011; US$ 59.95

    Global Communication is the most definitive text on multi-national communication and media conglomerates, exploring how global media, particularly CNN, the BBC, Euronews, and Al Jazeera, influence audiences and policy makers alike.   Includes four completely new chapters on Asian media, Euromedia, the Middle East, and public diplomacy... more...

  • Our Media, Not Theirsby Robert W. Mcchesney; John Nichols; Noam Chomsky; Barbara Ehrenreich; Ralph Nader

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 9.95

    Our Media, Not Theirs! The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media examines how the current media system in the United States undermines democracy, and what we can do to change it. McChesney and Nichols begin by detailing how the media system has come to be dominated by a handful of transnational conglomerates that use their immense political and... more...

  • Controversies in Media Ethicsby A. David Gordon; John Michael Kittross; John C. Merrill; William Babcock; Michael Dorsher

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    Controversies in Media Ethics provides alternate perspectives on a variety of issues. In each chapter, opposing viewpoints are presented, followed by commentary. Issues covered include those of greatest concern in media: privacy, violence, pornography, advertising, Internet and new media issues are addressed. more...