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  • Living Oprahby Robyn Okrant

    Center Street 2010; US$ 11.99

    eBook Bonus:New Photos plus Video, Blog and Interview links. What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web... more...

  • And Then There's Thisby Bill Wasik

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Breaking news, fresh gossip, tiny scandals, trumped-up crises-every day we are distracted by a culture that rings our doorbell and runs away. Stories spread wildly and die out in mere days, to be replaced by still more stories with ever shorter life spans. Through the Internet the news cycle has been set spinning even faster now that all of us can... more...

  • The Japanification of Children's Popular Cultureby Mark I. West

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 59.99

    A variety of contributors discuss the impact of such Japanese cultural exports as anime, manga, and electronic/video games and explain why these forms of culture are so popular with many American children. more...

  • Celluloid Deitiesby Preminda Jacob

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 94.99

    This book focuses attention on an aspect of India's dynamic and vibrant street art: billboard size advertisements, hand-painted for the entertainment cinema industry and local political parties, that unfurl mural-like across the urban landscape of Chennai, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. The making and consuming of this public art... more...

  • Tag Teaming the Pressby James E. Mueller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 40.99

    Tag Teaming the Press, James Mueller's lively account of the evolution of the press relations of Bill and Hillary Clinton, spans the period that begins with the couple's earliest student political activism in the sixties and continues through Hillary's run for the White House in 2008. Based largely on interviews with the journalists who covered them,... more...

  • The World Is Bigger Nowby Euna Lee; Lisa Dickey

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 25.00

    For the first time, Euna Lee?the young wife, mother, and film editor detained in North Korea?tells a harrowing, but ultimately inspiring, story of survival and faith in one of the most isolated parts of the world.   On March 17, 2009, Lee and her Current TV colleague Laura Ling were working on a documentary about the desperate lives of North Koreans... more...

  • Beyond Beliefby Deborah E. Lipstadt

    Touchstone 1993; US$ 24.95

    This most complete study to date of American press reactions to the Holocaust sets forth in abundant detail how the press nationwide played down or even ignored reports of Jewish persecutions over a twelve-year period. more...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...