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  • Reality Hungerby David Shields

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    With this landmark book, David Shields fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past... more...

  • Power Playby Raymond Boyle

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 113.99

    Praise for the first edition:'An excellent book that tries to come to grips with the ever-increasing role of sport in the media as a particular phenomenon of 20th-century popular culture.'European Journal of Communication (2000)'Excellent, well written and informative… of interest and use to a wider constituency.'Times Higher Education... more...

  • Cultural Analysisby Jim McGuigan

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 49.00

    Cutting edge and critically acclaimed work on cultural analysis from one of the most well-known and respected authors in cultural studies today. more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    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$ 84.99

    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$ 36.99

    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 Publishing Group 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...

  • The Media & Communications in Australiaby Stuart Cunningham; Graeme Turner

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 50.00

    A fully revised edition of the leading Australian introductory text on media studies, incorporating extensive analysis of the impact of communications. 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$ 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...