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  • Body Politicby David Shields

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 13.99

    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 Press in American Politics, 1787?2012by Patrick Novotny

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    From the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the fight for ratification of the Constitution in the pages of America's newspapers through the digital era of 24/7 information technologies and social media campaigns, this book tells the story of the press as a decisive and defining part of America's elections, parties, and political life. 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 Entertainment Economyby Michael Wolf

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Weapons of Mass Distortionby L. Brent Bozell

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2004; US$ 11.99

    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...

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

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 13.99

    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 New Media Monopolyby Ben H. Bagdikian

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian's warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation's news "alarmist." Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America's daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers,... more...