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  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 18.95 US$ 13.27

    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$ 25.99

    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...

  • Monty Python and Philosophyby Gary L. Hardcastle; George A. Reisch; William Irwin

    Open Court 2006; US$ 19.99

    From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python?s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity... more...

  • Star Trek and Philosophyby Kevin S. Decker; Jason T. Eberl

    Open Court 2008; US$ 18.99

    Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but... more...

  • Dishby Jeannette Walls

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    Gossip . It's more than just hearsay. society columns, and supermarket tabloids. It has, like it or not, become a mainstay of American pop culture. In Dish, industry insider Jeannette Walls gives this provocative subject its due, offering a comprehensive, serious exploration of gossip and its social, historical, and political significance. ... more...

  • About to Dieby Barbie Zelizer

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    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...

  • World Wide Mindby Michael Chorost

    Free Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • The Rise of Enlightened Sexismby Susan J. Douglas

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 18.99

    Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. In The Rise Of Enlightened Sexism , Susan J. Douglas, one of America's most entertaining and insightful cultural critics, takes readers on a spirited journey through... 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 legendand 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...