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- Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 19.99
Americans often forget that, just as they watch the world through U.S. media, they are also being watched. Foreign correspondents based in the United States report news and provide context to events that are often unfamiliar or confusing to their readers back home. Unfortunately, there has been too little thoughtful examination of the foreign press... more...
- Atria Books 2002; US$ 13.00
We're all familiar with the warning, "Don't believe everything you see or hear." Bill Press, the popular co-host of CNN's Crossfire, will have you wondering whether you should believe anything at all. Spin -- intentional manipulation of the truth -- is everywhere. It's in the White House, in the courtrooms, in headlines and advertising slogans.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
Thong panties, padded bras, and risqué Halloween costumes for young girls. T-shirts that boast ?Chick Magnet? for toddler boys. Sexy content on almost every television channel, as well as in books, movies, video games, and even cartoons. Hot young female pop stars wearing provocative clothing and dancing suggestively while singing songs with sexual... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 121.95
Understanding Media Users: From Theory to Practice focuses on the blurred concept of the ? active audience? at the core of media studies. examines the relationship between media and audiences by one of the world?s leading media scholars provides a history of media effects? and an overview of the current analytical approaches that constitute... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 11.99
Two of the nation's foremost experts on politics and communications here offer a searching analysis of the conservative media establishment, from Rush Limbaugh to Fox News to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal . Indeed, Echo Chamber is the first serious account of how the conservative media arose, what it consists of, and how it operates.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00
This book examines US foreign policy toward the so-called 'rogue states' and the products of the Hollywood film industry in relation to these states, which promises to make a significant contribution to our understanding of the 'soft power' that is popular culture. more...
- Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95
A classic work, Munitions of the mind traces how propaganda has formed part of the fabric of conflict since the dawn of warfare, and how in its broadest definition it has also been part of a process of persuasion at the heart of human communication. Stone more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99
Images of people about to die surface repeatedly in the news, particularly around the difficult and unsettled events of war, political revolution, terrorism, natural disaster, and other crises. Their appearance raises questions: What equips an image to deliver the news; how much does the public need to know to make sense of what they see; and what... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 23.99
A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what it means for all Americans For the residents of Minot, North Dakota, Clear Channel Communications is synonymous with disaster. Early in the morning of January 18, 2002, a train derailment sent a cloud of poisonous gas drifting... more...