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Media Analysis

  • The Brass Checkby Upton Sinclair

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 2.99

    A muckraking exposť of corruption in American journalism from the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of The Jungle Upton Sinclair dedicated his life to documenting the destructive force of unbridled capitalism. In this influential study, he takes on the effect of money and power on mass media, arguing that the newspapers, magazines, and wire services... more...

  • The Iconoclastic Imaginationby Ned O'Gorman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Bloody, fiery spectacles?the Challenger disaster, 9/11, JFK?s assassination?have given us moments of catastrophe that make it easy to answer the ?where were you when? question and shape our ways of seeing what came before and after. Why are these spectacles so packed with meaning? In The Iconoclastic Imagination , Ned O?Gorman approaches each of... more...

  • Covering Islamby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie... more...

  • Introduction to Media Literacyby W. James Potter

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 47.00

    Introduction to Media Literacy builds students? media literacy step-by-step to make them more knowledgeable about all facets of the media and more strategic users of media messages. In nine streamlined chapters, all of the essential media topics are covered ? from understanding media audiences, industries, and effects to confronting controversies... more...

  • Disposable Futuresby Henry A. Giroux; Brad Evans

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 17.95

    A sweeping exploration of how neoliberalism normalizes violence and spectacle, and the counterforce radical imagination plays in advancing nonviolent alternatives 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...

  • Global Entertainment Media: A Critical Introductionby Lee Artz

    Wiley 2015; US$ 34.95

    Balancing provocative criticism with clear explanations of complex ideas, this student-friendly introduction investigates the crucial role global entertainment media has played in the emergence of transitional capitalism.  Examines the influence of global entertainment media on the emergence of transnational capitalism, providing a framework... more...

  • Entertainment Industry Economicsby Harold L. Vogel

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    Fully updated, this ninth edition remains the definitive source on the economics of entertainment in the United States and overseas. 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...

  • Celebrity Culturesby Lee Barron

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 36.00

    A cutting edge, student friendly introduction to celebrity studies. Historically and sociologically grounded, Barron covers a broad range of theories and theorists alongside a wealth of global case studies and examples - from Julius Ceasar to modern digtial fandom. more...