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- SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 67.00
A popular, student-friendly introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of media, culture and society. A cutting edge book aimed at large, introductory undergradute courses in media, communication, cultural studies, and sociology departments. more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 46.00
"That rarest of academic creations: a truly, unabashedly critical textbook on a timely and important topic for contemporary media studies. If you want your students to think about issues of power and social justice... and if you want an alternative to the anodyne and borderline fan-like writing that has become the stuff of new media texts, this is... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00
From one of the world?s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT?s Alex ?Sandy? Pentland. Over years of groundbreaking experiments, he has distilled remarkable... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99
You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama ) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets , Simon Singh explains how the brilliant writers, some of the mathematicians, have smuggled in mathematical jokes throughout... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
The new edition of this widely adopted book reveals how the popular media contribute to widespread myths and misunderstanding about cultural diversity. While focused on the impact of television, feature film, and popular music, the authors reach far beyond media to explore how our understanding, values, and beliefs about race, class, gender and sexual... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 40.00
An empirical study of print, recorded music, movies, radio, television and the Internet that reveals how media structure public sphere as well as how people use media to participate in the public sphere. It explores the nature of public spheres, how they are deliberative, egalitarian, exclusive or alternative, and the dilemmas they present. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99
What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 10.95
In The Media Ecosystem , Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media?and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers have seized and... more...
- For Beginners 2012; US$ 16.99
Marshall McLuhan was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of the 20th century. He was so far ahead of his time that he predicted the future and offered a critique of human behavior in a media saturated world that is perhaps more valuable in today?s Internet age than it was in his own time. McLuhan pioneered the study of Media, unified... more...