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- University of California Press 1988; US$ 36.95
The fear of the subversive has governed American politics, from the racial conflicts of the early republic to the Hollywood anti-Communism of Ronald Reagan. Political monsters?the Indian cannibal, the black rapist, the demon rum, the bomb-throwing anarchist, the many-tentacled Communist conspiracy, the agents of international terrorism?are familiar... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 85.00
From the launching of America's first newspaper to YouTube's latest phone-videoed crime, the media has always been guilty of indulging America's obsession with controversy. This encyclopedia covers 100 events in world history from the 17th century to the presentÑmoments that alone were major and minor, but ones that exploded in the... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 15.99
An urgent, erudite, and practical book that redefines literacy to embrace how we think and communicate now We live in a world that is awash in visual storytelling. The recent technological revolutions in video recording, editing, and distribution are more akin to the development of movable type than any other such revolution in the last five hundred years.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95
That market forces drive the news is not news. Whether a story appears in print, on television, or on the Internet depends on who is interested, its value to advertisers, the costs of assembling the details, and competitors' products. But in All the News That's Fit to Sell , economist James Hamilton shows just how this happens. Furthermore, many... more...
- Touchstone 2004; US$ 22.95
All the President's Spin, the first book from the editors of the acclaimed nonpartisan website Spinsanity, unmasks the tactics of deception and media manipulation that George W. Bush has used to sell his agenda to the American people. From his campaigns for tax cuts to the debate over war in Iraq, President Bush has employed an unprecedented... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 50.00
Explains how White House press secretaries have for decades developed the art of shaping the news in their daily press briefings to reporters in favor of the president--the highly sophisticated, complex communications strategy popularly known as "spin." more...