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  • Star Trek as Mythby Matthew Wilhelm Kapell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    In the past, the examination of myth has traditionally been the study of the "Primitive" or the "Other." More recently, myth has been increasingly employed in movies and in television productions. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Star Trek television and movie franchise. This collection of essays on Star Trek brings together... more...

  • The Global Grapevineby Gary Alan Fine; Bill Ellis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • True Blood and Philosophyby William Irwin; George A. Dunn; Rebecca Housel

    Wiley 2010; US$ 18.95

    The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood , the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling... more...

  • The Age of Persuasionby Terry O'Reilly; Mike Tennant

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 26.00

    Stop to consider the culture of the 21st century: Each morning, you might hear a half-dozen ads on the radio before your feet touch the floor. Staggering out of bed, you?ll pass brand logos on your clothing and in your bathroom. By the end of the day, hundreds — perhaps thousands — of marketing messages have targeted you. And yet so little is understood... more...

  • Get Back in the Boxby Douglas Rushkoff

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.99

    Douglas Rushkoff was one of the first social commentators to identify the new culture around the internet. He has spent nearly a decade advising companies on the ways they can re-orient their businesses to the transformations the internet has caused. Through his speaking and consulting, Rushkoff has discovered an important and unrecognized shift in... more...

  • Games of Empireby Nick Dyer-Witheford; Greig de Peuter

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    In the first decade of the twenty-first century, video games are an integral part of global media culture, rivaling Hollywood in revenue and influence. No longer confined to a subculture of adolescent males, video games today are played by adults around the world. At the same time, video games have become major sites of corporate exploitation and military... more...

  • About to Dieby Barbie Zelizer

    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...

  • Media in Europe Todayby Josef Trappel; Werner A. Meier; Leen d?Haenens; Jeanette Steemers; Barbara Thomass

    Intellect 2010; US$ 20.00

    This book is written by media scholars from all over Europe who are members of the Euromedia Research Group. What unites the group is the joint interest of its members in the analysis of media structures and media policy in Europe against the background of contemporary communication theories and concepts. The book has two parts: First, it looks into... more...

  • World Wide Mindby Michael Chorost

    Free Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    What if digital communication felt as real as being touched? This question led Michael Chorost to explore profound new ideas triggered by lab research around the world, and the result is the book you now hold. Marvelous and momentous, World Wide Mind takes mind-to-mind communication out of the realm of science fiction and reveals how we are on... more...

  • Superman vs. Hollywoodby Jake Rossen; Mark Millar

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Tinseltown's fascination with the comic icon is detailed in this book, encompassing all the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped shape Superman into a screen legend—and all the derailed projects that have vilified everyone involved. These newly uncovered stories about the odyssey of bringing the Man of Steel to the big screen include the challenge... more...