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  • Fameby Mark Rowlands

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    One of the most distinctive cultural phenomena of recent years has been the rise and rise of fame. In this book, Mark Rowlands argues that our obsession with fame has transformed it. Fame was once associated with excellence or achievement in some or other field of endeavour. But today we are obsessed with something that is, in effect, quite different:... more...

  • The Four-Dimensional Humanby Laurence Scott

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2015 WINNER OF THE JERWOOD PRIZE ?Mercurially brilliant? Will Self 'A richly complex portayal of the ways we live today' TLS ?A delightfully tender and humane guide to transformations that might amaze Ovid and new forms of nostalgia to rival Proust? Alexandra Harris ?Entertaining... more...

  • Free Speechby Nigel Warburton

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 7.99

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it' This slogan, attributed to Voltaire, is frequently quoted by defenders of free speech. Yet it is rare to find anyone prepared to defend all expression in every circumstance, especially if the views expressed incite violence. So where do the limits lie? What is the... more...

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophyby William Irwin; Eric Bronson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 18.95

    The essential companion to Stieg Larsson's bestselling trilogy and director David Fincher's 2011 film adaptation Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium Trilogy— The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest —is an international phenomenon. These books express Larsson's lifelong... more...

  • The Global Grapevineby Gary Alan Fine; Bill Ellis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 25.99

    Soon after 9/11, wild rumors began to spread: that Arab-Americans were celebrating publicly, that some people had been warned, that politicians knew all along. The Global Grapevine reveals how--through our everyday thoughts and conversations, and the rumors we spread--we grapple with the new global world. Drawn from diverse sources, the book illuminates... more...

  • Green Lantern and Philosophyby William Irwin; Jane Dryden; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2011; US$ 18.95

    The first look at the philosophy behind the Green Lantern comics—timed for the release of the Green Lantern movie in June 2011 The most recent Green Lantern series— Blackest Night —propelled GL to be the top-selling comic series for more than a year, the latest twist in seven decades of Green Lantern adventures. This book... more...

  • Heidegger and the Mediaby David Gunkel; Paul A. Taylor

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    The most significant philosopher of Being, Martin Heidegger has nevertheless largely been ignored within communications studies. This book sets the record straight by demonstrating the profound implications of his unique philosophical project for our understanding of today’s mediascape. The full range of Heidegger’s writing from Being... more...

  • The Information Societyby Robert Hassan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95

    What are we to make of the information society? Many prominent theorists have argued it to be the most profound and comprehensive transformation of economy, culture and politics since the rise of the industrial way of life in the 18th century. Some saw its arrival in a positive light, where the dreams of democracy, of ‘connectivity’ and... more...

  • Investigating Firefly and Serenityby Rhonda V. Wilcox; Tanya Cochran

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Joss Whedon, probably the first recognised tv auteur, who brought us Buffy and Angel, is also the creator of the remarkable space Western 'Firefly' and the major Firefly film 'Serenity'. 'Firefly' ran for twelve hour-long episodes in 2002 before being cancelled by the network. But this premature burial had an extraordinary outcome: the fans - self-named... more...

  • Israeli Media and the Framing of Internal Conflictby Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book examines bias within the state of Israel and the media at large, through the lens of the news coverage of the Yemenite Babies Affair. The Yemenite Babies Affair is the emotionally laden, yet still unresolved, story of the alleged kidnapping of hundreds of Yemenite babies upon their arrival to Israel during the 1950s.  In analyzing fifty... more...